NC Council reviving park facelift talks |

NC Council reviving park facelift talks

A makeover of Calanan Park, the green space at the entrance of Nevada City, is set for discussion at Wednesday’s council meeting.

For months, a committee has discussed renovating the park. Calanan Park Committee members hope to complete a few minor landscaping measures with Proposition 40 bond money should the Sugarloaf Mountain acquisition fall through, committee chair and Mayor Robert Bergman said.

Nevada City is in the midst of a deal to purchase the 30-acre Sugarloaf Mountain parcel north of downtown for $450,000. However, the city has encountered some recent delays in the acquisition process.

The bond money must be used on park-related improvements by March 2011. The city has developed a list of back-up projects. Several other parks and recreation projects are prioritized ahead of Calanan Park improvements; status reports on all projects are on the agenda.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 317 Broad St.

Other items on the agenda:

• Resident John Givens is asking the City Council to write a letter of support urging Nevada City School District to preserve the vacant Nevada City Elementary campus as a school. State officials from the California Administrative Office of the Courts expressed interest in buying the property and building a new courthouse on the site.

• Darin Barry and Gordon Landon will report on the findings of a town hall they organized in September called “Does Nevada City Have a Police Problem?”

To download a copy of the agenda, visit http://www.TheUnion. com and click on this story.

To contact Staff Writer Michelle Rindels, e-mail or call (530) 477-4247.

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