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County still weighing use for parks money

Nevada County supervisors are still pondering how to spend $206,000 in state funding for parks.

“There were no decisions made as to what would get funded,” said J.P. Tindell, county recreation planner.

Instead, supervisors directed county staff this week to prepare a spreadsheet list on which each proposed project will get a check mark each time it meets the state criteria for funding.

Under Proposition 12, cities and counties get money on a per capita basis. Nevada County will receive a one-time payment of $336,000.

Some of that money has already been earmarked; the county spent about $130,000 toward roof repairs for Miners Foundry and St. Joseph’s cultural centers.

So supervisors considered Tuesday how to divide the $206,000 left over.

Possible projects include buying part of Loma Rica Ranch for use as a park; acquiring recreational easements along the Lower Cascade irrigation ditch, a popular hiking spot; and putting funds towards acquisition or improvement of Northstar House, a dilapidated old mansion near Grass Valley.

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