The Nevada City Council approved a Neighborhood Improvement Grant at 1015 K Avenue in the amount of $5,975. The grant provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for the removal of dilapidated structures. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, owner of the property, will be reimbursed up to this amount for removal of the structure, capping utilities or for grading and seeding of the area.

After discussion on the proposed SCORE Recreation Complex Crow’s Nest and Concession Stand, Council and Parks and Recreation Director Tim Hansen decided that more discussion was needed on the priorities of the Parks and Recreation Board as well as with the Nevada School District. Other possible projects include replacing lights at Billy Sunday Field and connecting the city’s trail system to either Eighth or 11th Streets and Maple Street.

In other community news, Mayor Lynn Lathrop mentioned that Lincoln Highway Days went well from what he saw and he applauded the people of Nevada for attending the festival despite the rainy weather on Saturday morning.

Later, Public Safety Director Ricardo Martinez stated in his comments that the Lincoln Highway Days hog roast was a success, with many people from the community coming out to see the improvements to the fire station. Martinez encouraged the council and audience to drive by the station after dark to see the new lights.

"The new fire station looks sharp and it’s very impressive," said Martinez. "Many people have told us it looks like a new building."

Updating a previous item in the Nevada Journal, building and zoning official Shawn Cole said that the city’s street projects are progressing well, with both Sixth Street, C Avenue and the new Indian Ridge plot all possibly being ready to pave this week.