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Nevada County supervisors to hear presentation on bark beetles

Local supervisors on Tuesday will learn about the status of bark beetles in a presentation by the Nevada County Resource Conservation District.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. The bark beetle presentation is scheduled for 10 a.m.

Robert Ingram, who worked for Sierra Pacific Industries, will deliver the presentation. He’ll discuss how the beetles kill trees, which creates fuel for fire, and debunk myths associated with the insect.

“He’ll have images of what it looks like now,” said Sabrina Nicholson, executive assistant with the resource conservation district.

Ingram also will display pictures of areas damaged by fire, showing scenes from the King Fire.

In other matters the board:

• Will enter a closed-door session to discuss whether the county should file a lawsuit. County Counsel Alison Barratt-Green declined to say who supervisors would discuss.

• Will vote on approving a legal services agreement between itself and a German attorney.

The county needs the attorney to receive funds from the sale of German property once owned by Albert Leuteneker, a Chicago Park resident who died in 1955 and left a portion of his estate to the county’s spay and neuter program.

• Will vote on accepting a $72,167 grant from the California Transit Assistance Fund. The county will use the money for security cameras at its Loma Rica yard, where buses are stored; for safety barricades; and for solar lighting at bus stops.

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

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