Consolidated fire district board to discuss filling vacancy |

Consolidated fire district board to discuss filling vacancy

The Nevada County Consolidated Fire District Board at its Sept. 26 meeting will discuss filling a vacancy after the death of one of its members.

Mark Anthony Bass died Aug. 26, leaving an open spot on the seven-person board.

The panel will advertise that position after its meeting next week and must appoint someone by late October.

Candidates must be a registered voter and a resident of the fire district. They can apply for the open spot after Monday’s meeting.

The board meets at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Station 84, 10135 Coyote St., Nevada City. A moment of silence will occur and attendees can speak about Bass, board President Keith Grueneberg said.

“He was a good guy,” he added. “He always had some inspirational thoughts for us.

“He was always a good person to have on the board,” Grueneberg said.

Bass served on the Consolidated board for 18 years and held the post of treasurer. He owned Bass Fire Protection for more than 30 years.

There are a handful of vacancies in local, special districts. The Consolidated board will fill its vacancy because a member died while in office. The Board of Supervisors will fill certain other vacancies because no one declared for office.

Supervisors will appoint members to the Peardale-Chicago Park Fire and San Juan Ridge County Water districts, as well as the Chicago Park and Union Ridge school districts.

Candidates can find applications under the Clerk of the Board tab at and at the clerk’s office on the second floor of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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