Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District Wednesday recognized several employees, including five employees whose efforts helped save lives in recent years.
The employees who took part in life-saving actions were presented with Presidential Awards. They are Nathan Allen and Tim Bradley of the Water Operations Dept., Bob MacDonald and Doug Andrews of the NID Placer County crew and Jerry Green of the NID Hydroelectric Department.
“Actions taken by these employees helped save the lives of seven people over the past five years,” said NID Safety Analyst Don Bird, who noted the actions included two cases where people were resuscitated using CPR, the rescue of a kidnap victim and discovery of four people lost in the woods.
Department awards for exemplary safe working practices were given to Maintenance Department employee Lawrence Sorensen and to Operations Department employees Tim Bradley, Joe Pitts and Mark Woods
General Manager Safety Awards were presented to Recreation Department employees Jim Caldwell and Caden Caldwell and Operations Department employees Philip Goguen and Brian Berg.
In addition, the board presented service awards to Tim Bradley, for 30 years of employment service; Bill Morrow and Peggy Davidson, 25 years; Joe Pitts, Paul Sokoloff, Shannon Matteoni, Torben Nielsen, Brian Mesker and Brian Powell, 15 years; and Ron Nelson and Fred Waymire, 10 years.
In other business, NID directors approved a six-month extension to a 30-year water supply agreement with the city of Grass Valley.
District and municipal officials are finalizing details of a new long-term agreement. Adoption is expected next year.
The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors will take place at 9 a.m. Jan. 9, at the NID Business Center in Grass Valley.