Commissioners recommend 3% growth

Carson City Board of Supervisors are expected to decide whether to approve a 3 percent residential growth rate in July, which would allow property owners to draw 731 residential permits for 2004 and as many as 753 for 2005.

Planning commissioners voted Wednesday to recommend the rate continue at 3 percent.

The city has adequate water, sewer and services available to continue growing at the same rate the city has allowed for the past two decades, said Community Development Director Walt Sullivan.

As of Monday, 80 permits for building residential projects out of a possible 642 were issued by the city, said associate planner Jennifer Pruitt. The city usually sees a jump in permit requests for building homes in June, July and August. Last year, 141 permits were pulled in August, Pruitt said.

In other action, planning commissioners directed staff to issue a "show cause" order to Little Tykes Daycare center owner Carrie Henson. Staff will serve Henson with the order that will give her 60 days to prove to the city her special-use permit should not be revoked.

The city found that Henson failed to comply with a number of conditions in her permit to operate, including paving a parking lot on the property and installing drainage, Sullivan said.

The city's Planning and Community Development Department has not approved a business license for the property, located at 2117 S. Roop St., as a result of the incomplete work.

Commissioners are expected to decide whether to revoke Henson's permit at their July meeting.


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