Supervisors allocate Proposition 12 park monies |

Supervisors allocate Proposition 12 park monies

Nevada County will pitch in $96,000 to help fix the swimming pool at Grass Valley’s Memorial Park.

County supervisors unanimously decided that Tuesday when they divvied up money from Proposition 12, the $2.1 billion park bond act approved in March 2000 by California’s voters.

The county was allocated $336,000 under the bond measure.

Officials from Grass Valley requested the $96,000 to fix the pool’s liner.

Supervisors also approved $206,000 in Proposition 12 funding for four projects selected by county staff:

— $44,000 for a 0.7-acre parcel on Rough and Ready Highway that will give access to “Bitney Corners,” an 80-acre federal Bureau of Land Management parcel;

— $28,000 to buy 140 acres of remote land in Gray Creek Canyon east of Truckee;

— $27,000 in improvements to the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center;

— $107,000 toward possible purchase of Loma Rica Ranch at Brunswick and Idaho-Maryland roads as a park.

The projects were selected from a $14 million “wish list” of 22 proposals submitted by various organizations and government agencies.

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