Carson City complex on fast track to be named after Livermore
November 7, 2014
Pete Livermore Sports Complex is on the fast track via a recommendation Wednesday.
The Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously at an evening meeting to recommend Carson City's Boards of Supervisors rename what is now called the Edmond Sports Complex in Carson City.
"Everybody will miss him," said Donna Curtis, a commission member, as she recalled along with others contributions of the late state assemblyman and former city supervisor who died Oct. 20. He was a driving force behind the sports field complex and, by all accounts, loved it and all youth sports in the community.
"His heart and soul was there," said P.K. O'Neill, the man elected to follow Livermore into the Nevada Legislature. Livermore didn't seek reelection this year.
"I think it's only appropriate we're going back to what it should have been originally," O'Neill said of the push to rename the complex.
"That was his signature park," said Ronni Hannaman, Chamber of Commerce executive director, who joined O'Neill and others in testifying in support of the change.
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The commission also reviewed a draft Schulz Ranch Landscape Maintenance District Petition for the planned 424-unit housing development at the south edge of the city. In the first phase along Race Track Road there will be 100 lots. The draft document outlines how a maintenance district will provide funds to the city to take care of park land and landscaping in the development.
Plans call for almost 68,000 square feet of landscaping along Race Track Road in the first phase, and in the overall development three parks, one that is 4.5 acres and a couple of others about two acres each, according to Chris Baker of Manhard Consulting. The commission will take action after final work on the draft petition is completed.
Also reviewed during the meeting were progress on the multi-purpose athletic center, which is proposed to be done in little more than a year, and on choosing a site for a disc golf course. Action on the latter is expected early next year. In addition, the commission was asked to consider work toward portable or permanent restroom facilities at the Carson Rifle and Pistol Range.