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Council to Respond to Grand Jury

It will not be a heavily-debated item at tonight’s City Council meeting, but Grass Valley is expected to authorize it’s official response to a grand jury report about mine water. The Nevada County Civil Grand Jury issued a report in June, and concluded that several agencies failedin their responsibilities to monitor water quality in Nevada County, and for Grass Valley in particular, the grand jury recommends that the City Manager should “develop and implement a legal strategy to ensure immediate adherence by the defendant to the terms outlined in the 2009 civil settlement.” The defendant meaning Newmont Mine and it’s agreement to build a water treatment plant. Mayor Dan Miller, during his ‘Monday with the Mayor’ availablility at City Hall yesterday, said that Bob Richardson and Public Works Director Tim Kizer have had several meetings…

Listen to Dan Miller 1

Also, Miller says a settlement has been reached between Grass Valley and Newmont…

Listen to Dan Miller 2

Miller didn’t have an estimated date of completion, but says the time frame should be months not years. The four-page letter responds to 15 different points in the Grand Jury’s report.

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