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Commissioners approve Wildcreek Golf Course to reopen on July 1

Reno, Nev. June 23, 2020. The following highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners meeting: 

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1. Professional Management Services Agreement approved for Wildcreek Golf Course. County Commissioners approved a Professional Management Services Agreement with MAZZ Golf Management to operate and maintain Wildcreek Golf Course commencing June 23, 2020 through November 15, 2020, for the operation, management and maintenance of the Wildcreek Golf Course.   

Wildcreek Golf Course will re-open on Wednesday, July 1, 2020  with the Executive Course and six holes from the Championship Course, the Creek Six, as well as practice putting and chipping greens.   

Washoe County’s former golf course operator discontinued operations in April 2020 due to closures of all golf courses pursuant to a directive by Governor Sisolak response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Washoe County has a contractual relationship with MAZZ Golf Management at Sierra Sage Golf Course for the past decade.   

Washoe County received approximately $3.1 million from the School District for land and water rights to be used solely for the Wildcreek Property.  This agreement will pay for utilities ($11,500) and a part-time irrigation specialist ($24,000) from June 23 through November 15, 2020. 

2. Commissioners approve ordinance authorizing issuance of Nevada Shared Radio System Bonds. The Nevada Shared Radio System (NSRS) is a shared statewide public safety radio communications system to be used for daily operations, interagency communication, interoperability and emergency communications, supporting 20 regional partner agencies in Washoe County. The new NSRS will replace the existing 800-Megahertz analog Washoe County Regional Communications System which is nearing “product end of life” and replace it with a digital Project 25 system of current and nationally recognized technology.

Today’s public hearing is the final step in the financing process for the proposed issuance of General Obligation Nevada Shared Radio System Bonds in the maximum principal amount of $15,000,000 for construction of the NSRS.   

3. Grant support for Second Judicial District Court Specialty Court Programs. Commissioners acknowledged a $907,378.40 grant award from the State of Nevada, Administrative Courts to the Second Judicial District Court in support of Specialty Court programs: Adult Drug, Diversion, Veterans, Felony DUI, Family Treatment, Mental Health, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Youth Offender Diversion, and Prison Reentry Courts.   

Specialty Courts focuses on outpatient counseling and the advancement and stability in education and employment, with the goal of reducing further involvement in the criminal justice system. In addition to supporting contract services for substance use and mental health counseling, and drug testing, the grant also allows for the provision of bus passes and incentives to help citizens in need. 

4. Phase 4 of the Lake Tahoe Bike Path Project. County Commissioners approved the extension of the Lake Tahoe Bike Path Project between Washoe County and Tahoe Transportation District to June 30, 2021.  The idyllic three-mile section of this newly unveiled scenic path from Incline Village to Sand Harbor, Nevada was recently opened to pedestrians and bicyclists along the shores of Lake Tahoe.  The extension will provide for the expansion of this popular scenic path from Crystal Bay to Stateline, Nevada. For more information click here

5. County Commissioners approve appointments to Boards and Commissions. The Board of County Commissioners approved the following appointment and re-appointments:

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