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Nuisance Ordinance Meeting & County Budget

Sarah Tone, County Outreach Coordinator for the Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB) process, sends in these items:

§         A workshop on the draft Administrative Ordinance will be held on April 21. The event will be held at Bartley Ranch in the Ranch House. The meet will begin no earlier that 6 pm.  The date for the draft nuisance ordinance workshop has not been set. For more information, please visit http://www.washoecounty.us/nuisances. If you have any additional concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to call Bob Well at (775) 328-3623.

§         You can track our budget process through our website www.washoecounty.us (visit the link “Be a Part of the Budget Process”).

Water Measure Fails in Washoe Valley

According to this article in the RGJ, the water intiative that passed overwhelmingly, 73 to 27 percent in the election, was rejected by the majority of voters in two precincts, Washoe Valley and Spanish Springs. This surprises me, what with the concerns for the health to our valley tied so closely to water. The article goes on to say that “Washoe County Officials” will meet in January to discuss the implications of the new measure.

Notice of SVAP Meeting

On September 9th, the county commissioners are going to revisit the latest version of the South Valleys Area Plan. This is after years of negotiations between citizens of Washoe Valley and the county’s planning staff. Previous public turnout at these meetings has had a great effect on convincing the commissioners that residents of Washoe Valley care about the character of the valley and their quality of life. Another great turnout is needed to show that we are still here and still care. The Flier:

KEEP WASHOE VALLEY RURAL
*YOU ARE URGED TO ATTEND*


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 5:30PM
Washoe County Offices, Wells and 9th Street, Bldg. A

HOT TOPIC:
! Washoe County Commissioners consider approval of the South Valley Area Plan for Washoe Valley.
! 334 Homes are considered for the Weston/Ophir Road Section at Washoe Hill in an Appendix to the plan.

The Washoe Valley CABS and Working Group SUPPORT:
! REMOVAL OF THE WESTON/OPHIR ROAD APPENDIX FROM CONSIDERATION
! APPROVAL OF THE SOUTH VALLEY AREA PLAN AFTER THE REMOVAL OF THE WESTON/OPHIR ROAD APPENDIX

The Planning Commission approved Option 2 with 334 homes and suburban zoning for the Weston/Ophir Section which will bring Truckee Meadows municipal services into the Washoe Valley planning area. Option 3 includes 176 homes also requiring municipal services. Option 1 with fifteen 40 acre parcels is the only conforming option offered for consideration. Go to www.co.washoe.nv.us to view the plan, maps and email the commissioners.

E-MAIL NOW, CALL the Commissioners at 775-328-2005 NOW, and ATTEND!!!
Washoe County Commissioners, 1001 E. 9th St., P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV 89520-0027
dhumke@washoecounty.us rlarkin@washoecounty.us jgalloway@washoecounty.us kjung@washoecounty.us bweber@washoecounty.us

We will ask Commissioners Humke, Galloway, Jung, Larkin and Weber to please:
> REJECT the Planning Commission recommendation for 334 homes and Truckee Meadows Municipal services for all portions of the Weston section,
> REJECT zoning requiring Truckee Meadows Municipal Services in the Washoe Valley planning area,
> REMOVE the proposed appendix options for the Weston/Ophir Road Section and
> APPROVE the Washoe Valley Portion of the South Valley Area Plan without the Weston/Ophir Road Appendix Options.
Options 2 (334 homes) and 3 (176 homes) do not conform to the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan, the State Engineer 5 Acre limitation for Washoe Valley, the Master Plan or the South Valley Area Plan. The entire Weston/Ophir Section is included as part of Washoe Valley Rural planning area in every Washoe County policy and map. No Weston development should be included in the already approved Pleasant Valley area plan.”
We are counting on the Board of County Commissioners to do the right thing.
Thank you.
The Washoe Valley Working Group Contact us at talktome@gbis.com or 849-1078.

For More information go to WashoeValley.org