The Nevada County Quorum Court said good-bye to outgoing members at the December 13 meeting, as County Judge Mark Glass recognized Justices Robert Poole, District 3, and Harold Vines, District 8, for their years of service on the Quorum Court. Each received a plaque for their service.

The Nevada County Quorum Court said good-bye to outgoing members at the December 13 meeting, as County Judge Mark Glass recognized Justices Robert Poole, District 3, and Harold Vines, District 8, for their years of service on the Quorum Court. Each received a plaque for their service.
Poole, who was on the Quorum Court for 6 years, thanked Nevada County for allowing him to serve. He said he felt his focus needs to be more towards his position as superintendent of the Prescott School District.
Vines said he felt like he wasted the past 8 years on the court and the county's money, and made a protest for his 8 to 1 vote.
The Quorum Court approved the proposed budget for 2017 at the meeting.
The court also voted to give county employees Christmas bonuses up to  $650 for full time employees and up to $150 for part time employees.
Vines requested that the Quorum Court receive the budgets before the meetings for review.
"They throw this budget in here at us, and we don't have time to even look at it," he said.
He said the budget should have been delivered to members an estimated four days in advance.
Justice Bob Cummings, District 5, said all categories went down, and showed improvements.
The Quorum Court appointed Justice Curtis Lee Johnson, District 4, to the Economic Development Council.
Justice Willie Wilson, District 2, asked that the Quorum Court get prior notice so members can make recommendations for appointing Justices to committee positions. He said he had concerns about committees not accurately reflecting the community.
"I'm very concerned about the nominations and make-up of various committees in our community. Our committee needs to reflect on how we look at our community," he said.  
He said it needs to show the diversity of the community. He said this needs to be kept in mind for any future committee appointments.
The Quorum Court approved a resolution presented by Mary Godwin, director of Prescott/Nevada County economic development to appoint Nevada and Prescott superintendents to the EDC. She said this is part of a contract between the EDC and Prescott/Nevada.
"In that contract it states who serves on that board: the County Judge, the Mayor of Prescott, a quorum court member, a city council member, and what we're asking you all to consider changing is that we would like to put, whoever is the superintendent of the Prescott School district and whoever is superintendent of the Nevada School district. That they would be automatic members of our economic development board," Godwin said.
She said she has spoken with both superintendents, who have agreed to serve.