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Community Development Agency to assist professionals

The Community Development Agency is reminding architects, engineers and other design professionals that the agency is offering pre-application design assistance for large-scale industrial and commercial construction projects, according to County Executive Officer Rick Haffey’s weekly memo.

Given the complexity of the current California Building Codes, designers of industrial and commercial projects will find early review of their projects with appropriate CDA departments (Building, Planning, Environmental Health and Public Works) to be very beneficial prior to formal submittal of their applications.

A pre-application review will help identify relevant code issues, design standards and site planning requirements, the release states. Having the advantage of an early review of the application will lead to shorter formal review times and reduced costs.



When a request for early review is received, Valorie Wilcock, the CDA customer service representative will assess the project and assemble a review team to evaluate the project with the applicant and the designer.

Information gained will help all parties better understand the project and understand what information will be necessary for approval.




Giving Tree

This holiday season community members can share the magic of the holidays with a foster child in need.

Today through Dec. 16, foster youths’ gift wishes will be on display in the Eric Rood Administrative Center lobby on a Christmas tree, the release states.

Community members who wish to participate can select a gift tag from the tree that will include the child’s age and wish.

One of the Child Welfare Department’s greatest needs is providing meaningful holiday gifts for foster children ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old.

Unwrapped gifts can be returned to the County Executive Office with the original gift tag attached by Dec. 16, the release states. This will ensure that every foster child in Nevada County receives a gift by this holiday.​​​

New laptops at the Library

The Nevada County Library has received 20 new laptops from the California State Library, the release states. The Google Chromebook laptops are perfect for checking email, watching a video or browsing the Internet.

Ten laptops are available at the Madelyn Helling Library, five at the Grass Valley Library, three at the Truckee Library and two at the Penn Valley station library.

The devices are available for two hours at a time with no reservation required. Ask for one at the library’s service desk today.


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