Montessori appeal before Carson City supervisors

Community members associated with Carson Montessori School plan for this week's Board of Supervisors meeting.

Community members associated with Carson Montessori School plan for this week's Board of Supervisors meeting.

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The Board of Supervisors this week will hear an appeal of a Planning Commission decision denying a special use permit to the Carson Montessori School.

In April, the commission denied the school a permit to add a technology lab and secure testing site to its facility.

Both the existing school on Mouton Drive and the proposed expansion site on Conestoga Drive are on land zoned Light Industrial, a zone in which schools are now prohibited.

In 2006, when the current Montessori school was approved, schools were allowed in the zone.

After more than two hours of discussion at the April commission meeting, much of it public comment from a roomful of students and parents, the commission voted 4-2 to deny the application.

The board on Thursday will also hear an update on Carson City’s code enforcement measures at the city’s extended stay motels.

Since September, a team of building, code, fire and health inspectors have inspected four motels on Carson Street.

According to the staff report, the owners of three of the properties are working to fix problems and the owner of a fourth motel has been cited for a chronic nuisance and is scheduled to appear in court in August.

The board can take any of several actions including revoking business licenses of non-compliant properties or consider an ordinance requiring motels to pay Transient Occupancy Tax regardless of length of stay or one limiting the length of stay in all hotels/motels to 28 days unless zoning approvals and building improvements are done to meet applicable codes.

The supervisors will also map out 2018 goals for City Manager Nick Marano.

The item is a follow-up to a special meeting in June, in which Marano received his annual review.

Among the dozen or so goals outlined in the staff report are developing a request for proposal for new solid waste services, begin to develop a plan for priority-based budgeting, and develop a road maintenance plan, including funding, public education, long-term maintenance.

The board will consider new maintenance and lease agreements with tenants at Northgate Complex.

The city owns the buildings and leases space for $1 annually to several non-profits who provide needed services in the city.

In February, the board discussed ways for the city to recoup some of the $25,250 in annual maintenance costs there.

Staff is recommending a new maintenance agreement with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, another tenant there, as well as new lease agreements with the non-profits which would require them to take on minor maintenance.

The supervisors will also vote whether to approve a $247,500 contract with Simerson Construction, LLC to repair floors and ventilation in a portion of the Carson City Senior Center which has been closed off since last November due to water damage.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.


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