Supervisors’ next meeting agenda crowded

Carson City’s Board of Supervisors will discuss the Empire Ranch Golf Course back-taxes issue and stat revisiting the one-eighth-cent city sales-tax hike Thursday.

Those two controversial agenda items are accompanied by at least three other weighty matters when the board meets. The session begins that day starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Center’s Sierra Room.

Among the agenda items is a public hearing about issuing a $2.7 million bond for software and equipment to upgrade the 911 public-safety communications system, discussing and possibly accepting Moss Adams audit services recommendations regarding city government fleet management, and finalizing an ordinance that could pave the way for phasing in a 424-house Schulz Ranch subdivision at the south edge of Carson City.

A good share of the meeting, however, may deal with the Empire Ranch property-tax question and revisiting the city sales-hike passed earlier to finance capital projects.

Empire Ranch residents are worried the 27-hole golf complex will be taken over by the city or someone else who might use it for something other than a golf course. But at least two supervisors re openly wary of owning the course. City government is tracking the matter because of $184,000 in back property taxes and city use of the land to dispose of treated wastewater effluent.

Also on the agenda is Supervisor Jim Shirk’s request that the board set a 6 p.m. meeting on April 17 to address plans to deal with the necessity of revisiting the city sales-tax hike. The increase to build an athletic center, an animal shelter and do business-corridor streetscape enhancements previously passed 4-1, with Shirk voting no. Revisiting the issue is due to lack of proper public-notice certification.


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