For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nev. Jan. 15, 2019. The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting:
1. Commissioners adopt resolution of intent to transfer a portion of Wildcreek to WCSD. After discussion, Commissioners approved a resolution declaring Washoe County’s intent to convey to the Washoe County School District (WCSD) a portion of the property, commonly known as the Wildcreek Golf Course on Sullivan Lane in Sparks, and setting a date for a hearing at which objections and concerns from the citizens can be heard.
By approving this resolution, Washoe County Commissioners acknowledge it is in the best interest of Washoe County citizens to transfer the portion of the land to WCSD. The County Manager is authorized to select a date for a public hearing where objections can be publically heard and a final determination made to approve the transfer.
The date selected for the public hearing is February 12, 2019.
2. Commissioners issue Proclamation for National Radon Awareness Month. County Commissioners proclaim January 2019 as National Radon Awareness Month. Washoe County supports the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Nevada Division of Public Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to encourage all Washoe County residents to test their homes for radon, an odorless, colorless, naturally-occurring gas.
3. Commissioners approve Special District Funds for Commissioner Lucey. The Board of County Commissioners has approved special district funds disbursement for Commissioner Bob Lucey in the amount of $5,000 to benefit the following grants:
- The Second Judicial District Court in the amount of $2,000 to support the Reading Room Project.
- The Friends of the Washoe County Library in the amount of $1,500 to support the STEAM initiatives at the South Valleys Library.
- The Friends of the Washoe County Library in the amount of $1,500 to support the Washoe County Library System’s Give the Gift of Reading: 2018 Children’s Literacy Fundraising Campaign.
4. The Board of County Commissioners accepted the following donations:
- Donations to the Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space in the amount of $14,999 and in-kind donations valued at $80,200 from various businesses, organizations and individuals for park programs and facilities.
- Donation to the historic Bowers Mansion in the amount of $200,000 from the Vera Silberstein Gift Trust for improvements to Bowers Mansion.
- Donations to the Washoe County Human Services Agency in the amount of $27,685 from generous community members and partners to benefit children in foster care.
- Donations to the Washoe County Human Services Agency in the amount of $1,830 from generous community members and partners to benefit the Senior Services Fund.
- Donations to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in-kind appreciation gift valued at $6,000 from a generous private citizen.
- Donation to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $25.00 from generous community members to benefit the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.