Grand Jury recommends dissolution of Mystic Mine Community Services District |

Grand Jury recommends dissolution of Mystic Mine Community Services District

The Nevada County Civil Grand Jury released its first report of the 2012-13 cycle.

The report centers around the Mystic Mine Community Services District, an independent special district responsible for public road maintenance services in the areas of Mystic Mine Road in unincorporated Nevada County.

In response to citizen complaints about the public board elected by district voters, the grand jury said the board of directors “lacked continuity of membership, training in the roles and responsibilities of board members and management, accounting and administrative skills necessary to operate a special district.

“These deficiencies have resulted in insufficient oversight and a lack of control of the actions and activities of the board and volunteers of the Mystic Mine Road Community Services District,” the report summary stated.

“The Nevada County Grand Jury further found the Mystic Mine Road Community Services District has no viable by-laws and has violated open meeting laws as there are no regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors.”

The grand jury found that funds derived from property assessments were insufficient for proper road maintenance.

“For these reasons, the Nevada County Grand Jury finds that the Mystic Mine Road Community Services District is neither financially nor functionally viable as a special district,” the summary stated.

“The Board of Directors should enter into discussions with the Nevada County Local Area Formation Commission and Nevada County Board of Supervisors regarding dissolution.”

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Renda, email or 530-477-4239.

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