City open-space erosion plan delayed
January 17, 2014
Carson City’s Board of Supervisors on Thursday sent an erosion-control plan for the unpaved portion of Ash Canyon Road back to the Open Space Committee for additional consideration.
The supervisors did that rather than approve it after Maurice White objected to the plan, saying it favors hikers and bikers rather than his motorized vehicle preferences west of the city’s urban area.
“As a lifelong resident of Carson City, I cannot recall not being able to use these roads,” White said. He said there weren’t facts to back up the plan, and “the nature of nature is to erode.”
Juan Guzman, the open space staff person, and Bruce Scott of the committee expressed surprise over the objection. Scott said the plan still allows for motorized vehicles, but that it’s geared toward specific places “other than the unimpeded access anywhere there is a track.”
The board also adopted an ordinance expanding the 911 Surcharge Committee membership from the current five to allow for up to seven on the panel. The committee deals with the 911 emergency system and will make recommendations on purchasing 911 system software and hardware.
Acting in their capacity as the Redevelopment Authority, supervisors also adopted a resolution to augment and amend the redevelopment budget to the tune of $326,779. The action carries the money over for projects such as upgrading Fuji Park, special events and other projects that span this and next fiscal years.