Advisers named for courthouse project in NC |

Advisers named for courthouse project in NC

The roster is out for an advisory group working on the new Nevada City courthouse building project, and it includes judges, members of the state Administrative Office of the Courts and community leaders.

The team will be influential in choosing sites for the proposed $108 million courthouse. State officials expect to narrow the list to two potential sites – and produce an environmental impact report for public review – by the end of this year.

The project advisory group will provide advice and commentary on the project, primarily during site selection and design. The courthouse proposal is in the earliest phase of site selection, a process that typically takes one to two years.

Currently, the group is evaluating a number of site options, with further research to come. The campus of Nevada City Elementary, a plot next to the current courthouse, and sites along Highway 49 are among those being considered.

State officials noted that some members of the project advisory group also belong to the Save Our Downtown Courthouse committee, but the committee is considering a full range of locations because downtown sites are limited.

Advisory group members are:

• Nevada City Manager Gene Albaugh

• Capt. Jeff Powell, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office

• Nevada County Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Anderson, presiding judge

• Superior Court Judge Candace S. Heidelberger, assistant presiding judge

• Superior Court Judge Julie A. McManus, Judge

• Court CEO Sean Metroka

• Nevada County Chief Information Officer Steve Monaghan

• Stephen Baker, Nevada County Bar Association

• Theresa Dunn, senior real estate analyst, California Administrative Office of the Courts

• Ted Kopecko, project manager, AOC Design and Construction Services

• Rob Uvalle, senior project manager, AOC Design and Construction Services

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