County chief exec’s contract considered |

County chief exec’s contract considered

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors Tuesday is expected to consider the contract of Rick Haffey, the county’s new executive officer. If approved, Haffey will be paid $115,000 a year, increasing to $120,000 a year in July.

Haffey succeeds Ted Gaebler, who resigned after Supervisors Bruce Conklin and Elizabeth Martin failed to get re-elected.

Also on Tuesday:

— The board will vote on the proposed appointment of Robin Sutherland to the Yuba Watershed Council, a committee that has obtained grants to fund programs such as citizens monitoring waters of the South Yuba River, Bear River and Deer Creek. The council includes representatives from the county, Grass Valley, Nevada City, the Bureau of Land Management, the South Yuba River Citizens League and others.

The council has received $1.2 million in grants from the $1 billion Clean Water Act voters passed in 1996.

— The board will evaluate a request to hire a consultant to study what needs to be done to improve the Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, and Cascade Shores wastewater treatment plants to meet new state and federal water quality standards.

— The board will consider rezoning 1.29 acres off Little Valley Road off of Highway 49 from residential agriculture to neighborhood commercial, to allow the construction of storage units.


WHAT: Board of Supervisors, regular meeting

WHEN: 9 a.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave.


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