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Celebrate Washoe Valley

Free Event for Washoe Valley Residents!

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Where: Washoe State Park Group Day Use Area (Main Entrance)

The residents of Washoe Valley are invited to participate on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at Washoe Lake State Park. This event will be an opportunity to introduce the group to the citizens of Washoe Valley. Joining us will be representatives from Washoe Lake State Park, Washoe County Parks, Truckee Meadows Park Foundation, Scenic Nevada, the Washoe Valley Garden Club and other organizations. We have arranged with the State Park to allow all participants free entry into the park for this event. The event is located at the Main Entrance on Eastlake Blvd at the Group Day Area. We hope you will join us for this event in which we celebrate the history, culture and scenic wonders of Washoe Valley. For more information call Marilyn Naylor at 849-1078 or Karen Critor at 849-2375 or go to washoevalleyalliance.org.

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Please volunteer at least one morning if you can – it’s great fun and an opportunity to learn more about goings on in the valley!

Thank you, Susan Juetten,  Washoe Valley Alliance

“Washoe Valley Alliance is cooperating with the Lahontan Audubon Society (LAS) this year to help them with their field trips to Washoe Lake for schoolkids grades 1 through 7. LAS needs volunteers to help take kids to watch birds, look at water critters under a microscope, maybe try to build a bird nest, or learn about the local plants. No experience needed! Come once and you’ll learn everything you need to know (a lot of it is really just crowd control). We supply all the equipment and materials, you supply your time and enthusiasm.

The trips take place at the group picnic area at Washoe Lake State Park, from 10:00am to noon April-June. To participate choose one or more of the dates on the attached schedule and contact Alan Gubanich at renopopop@pyramid.net (or 857-0191) or Susan Juetten from Washoe Valley Alliance at artemesiaacres@gmail.com.”

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March 22, 2014

Washoe Valley Citizen Alert
Verizon Wireless has filed an Application for a Special Use Permit to build a 100 ft. Cellular Communications Tower in North Washoe Valley. The tower would be located on the ridgeline behind Washoe Valley Storage on property leased to Verizon by Washoe Valley Storage. This tower would be of a lattice design to attempt to look like a very large, skinny windmill. The massive tower would be located in an open area with no terrain features or vegetation to conceal it. This tower far exceeds the size of anything in the surrounding area and would have a huge negative visual impact on residents. It would also contribute to the destruction of the rural character of Washoe Valley. The size and structure of this tower would easily allow other cellular carriers to add antennas in the future, making it even more of an eyesore. This Application was heard by the Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) on 03/13/14. The CAB recommended that an additional public meeting be held, or the project be delayed past the next CAB meeting, so Verizon could get additional citizen input. Verizon has not responded to these recommendations and is proceeding with the project on the original schedule.
Urgent – Help Stop This Project – Time is Short
The Application is scheduled to be heard by the Board of Adjustment on April 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the County Commission Chambers in Building A of the Washoe County Complex, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno. Attend if you can. If not, email your comments to our representative or all the members of the Washoe County Board of Adjustment.
District 1 – Philip J. Horan – phoran@washoecounty.us
District 2 – Robert F. Wideman – rwideman@washoecounty.us  (Our Rep)
District 4 – Lee Lawrence – llawrence@washoecounty.us
District 5 – Kim Toulouse, Chair – ktoulouse@washoecounty.us
You may also contact our County Commissioner, David Humke, at dhumke@washoecounty.us. Please note that Commissioner Humke is not a voting member of the Washoe County Board of Adjustment.

Detailed information on this Application can be found on the Washoe County website. Select DEPARTMENT LIST at the top of the page and then select Planning and Development from the drop down menu. On the left side of the Planning and Development Home Page select Application Submittals. The project is listed under District Two (Commissioner David Humke). The Case # and Title are      SB14-002, Verizon Wireless. The assigned Planner is Grace Sannazzaro. She can be contacted at 775-328-3771 or gsannazzaro@washoecounty.us. Please contact her if you have specific questions concerning this application.

This notification is being provided by The Washoe Valley Alliance. Please contact us at washoevalleyalliance@gmail.com if you have questions about this notification.

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