Carson City supervisors seek input on William Street project
Public Works released an interactive map and survey for Carson City residents to provide their thoughts on improvements needed along East William Street. Visit www.carsonproud.com/east-william-complete-streets-project.
The Carson City Board of Supervisors met Thursday to begin the design process for the William Street Complete Streets Project. They awarded a contract to Nichols Consulting Engineers, not to exceed $390,000, for project feasibility and design services. The project aims to provide roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, safety and beautification improvements. In December, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the city $9.3 million to support the project. The total cost is estimated to be $17.4 million. Residents can provide their two cents on the William Street improvements at www.carsonproud.com/east-william-complete-streets-project. The site links to a survey and an interactive map where people may leave comments. Among their other agenda items, the board: • Heard a brief biannual report of city jail conditions. In 2021, total bookings and average inmate populations rose, but Capt. Earl Mays pointed out it reflects an increase back toward pre-pandemic levels. He reported no inmate deaths. • Postponed a final vote on the Lompa Ranch tentative subdivision map. The supervisors were concerned about the city’s liability in maintaining a private sewer lift station, so they will re-hear the matter at their next meeting after the contract language is amended. • Reappointed Charles Borders and Teri Preston to the Planning Commission. • Reappointed Sierra Scott and appointed Bethany Drysdale and Susan Mowers to the Cultural Commission. • Divvied up positions on other boards. Mayor Lori Bagwell will sit on the Nevada League of Cities, and Supervisor Stacey Giomi will sit on the National Association of Counties. When Supervisor Lisa Schuette agreed to join the Audit Committee on behalf of the board, Giomi exclaimed “God bless you!”