The Board of Supervisors authorized Nevada County to participate in a grant from the California Department of Water Resources for storm water source control with American Rivers, according to the Friday memo issued by County CEO Rick Haffey. This project will include the collection of water runoff from the Helling Library parking lot, diversion of water to surface drainage, and installation of 15 new parking spaces using impervious paving products. The project will allow for the demonstration of how a parking area can be used to discharge runoff water and will build much needed new parking spaces for library patrons. Construction on this project begins Saturday, and will be completed by the end of the month.
In other county news:
— A new Collaborative Technology Center is in progress at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Construction is almost complete at this time, with carpeting and ceiling tiles installed, walls painted, and the breezeway between the main library and the addition complete.
Rehabbing modular buildings verses building new construction was a cost-effective way for library expansion, Haffey said in his memo. The cost for transport, installation and refurbishment of the donated building was $165,000 or $85.94 per square foot. This project was funded through grants and annual funding. No long-term county debt was required. The center is slated for opening to the public in late July or early August and a grand opening will be scheduled and announced soon.
— Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s field representative, Jennifer Horne, will be holding a satellite office in the Northstar Conference Room, located in the County Executive Office, in the Rood Government Center from 8-11 a.m. — Celebrate your favorite heroes at a Superhero Party at the Madelyn Helling Library from 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Come dressed as your favorite hero and enjoy a day of games, hands-on activities, costumed characters and enjoy a super treat. You can also take home a free Superman comic while supplies last. If you can’t make it to the party, superhero crafts and coloring pages will be available at all Western County locations. Open to all ages.