Letter: Y2K

Concerned Citizens for Y2K held a meeting Sept. 29 at the Ormsby House. Jerry Gregory, senior vice president and regional manager, Sierra West Bank, spoke of the many federal requirements and compliance dates that all banks have had to meet.

He was very reassuring that our monies were safe and available when needed. Joe Saladino, manager of the air traffic control tower, Reno-Tahoe Airport, told us of the ongoing preparation and that he wouldn't hesitate to fly anywhere in the United States during Y2K but didn't necessarily feel that way about flying outside the United States.

He also answered a question from the audience about the anticipated sun-spot activity. They've been dealing with sunspots for years, and they have not disrupted air travel.

The next meeting of Concerned Citizens for Y2K will be Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Ormsby House. Signs in front of the elevators will indicate room and floor. The speakers will be Dan Shirey, battalion chief, training and emergency management, Carson City Fire Department, who will give an update of the city's plans for Y2K, and Steve Mehelic, assistant chief, fire marshal, Carson City Fire Department who will talk about storing volatile materials and other fire prevention suggestions.

Don't come alone, and bring your questions. It's free and informative. If you would like to volunteer to be a block watcher for your area or apartment house, please call Jeff Melvin at 887-2020, ext. 5173.


Concerned Citizens for Y2K


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