Grass Valley Mayor: City Needs Support On Water Issues
Grass Valley needs public support in dealing with state water officials, Mayor Dan Miller told participants of the Contemporary Issues Study Group at Peace Lutheran Church. Mineral-laden water from a mine shaft owned by Newmont Mining Corp. and flowing into the city sewage treatment plant is costing the city money, Miller said. Newmont, meanwhile, has dragged its feet in building its own treatment plant for the mine water, as required by a court settlement.
Future participants in the Contemporary Issues Study Group include County Executive Rick Haffey on Feb. 12; Nicole Pollack, director of Nevada County Department of Social Services, on Feb. 19. On Feb. 26, the topic is programs to improve student health and school safety, by Marina Bernheimer and Kristen McGrew of the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office. McGrew is a member of Peace.
Sessions are free, open to all and start at 9:15 a.m., with coffee and baked goods served at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.PeaceLutheranGV.org or call (530) 432-8935.