Lyon County OKs land swap for Mound House center

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The Lyon County Commission on Thursday approved a proposal to exchange property for the future community center in Mound House.

The proposal includes the exchange of 158 Garnet Circle with the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District’s property at 56 Red Rock to establish a community center in Mound House and to set a public hearing on the exchange for March 2.

The land swap, to be made without additional compensation, is considered a “win-win” by the commissioners for the Mound House Community Advisory Board that long has advocated for its own center by gaining a 2-acre parcel with an established building without having to go through the process of planning for and developing a new center from the ground up, officials said.

Commissioner Wes Henderson, who has been attending the CAB’s meetings regularly, said Thursday there was some “pushback” originally from Mound House residents but they have come to realize this would be a better solution than waiting 10 years before having a new building developed.

District Attorney Steve Rye notified the commissioners after the vote the CLCFPD also would need to approve the vote.

County officials said they intend to apply for Community Development Block Grant funding to convert the fire station into a large meeting space or two smaller rooms for the public. County communications manager Taylor Allison said the county has two weeks to submit its application.

County Manager Andrew Haskin reported to the Board of Commissioners Thursday the public hearing for the community center is scheduled for March 2.


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