Land swap OK’d for Mound House community center

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The Lyon County Commission on March 2 approved the exchange of real property at 158 Garnet Circle with the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District’s property at 56 Red Rock Circle to establish a Mound House community center after a second public hearing.

Commissioner and Vice Chair Wes Henderson, representing District 1, also agreed to authorize board Chair Dave Hockaday, pending approval, to executive the documentation necessary to complete the exchange.

Board members agreed this was the best solution possible to help community members receive a facility instead of waiting an additional 30 years for a new building after fundraising, planning and execution.

“I want to thank Central Lyon Fire for working and being a community partner,” Commissioner Robert Jacobson, representing District 4, said, “If we were to start, what year was it promised, the early ‘80s, ‘90s? We’ve been working on this since the late ‘80s, starting from a new building up, this was not going to happen in our lifetime, so I think this is a great solution. I hope they enjoy their community center.”

During the commission’s Feb. 2 meeting, county officials said they would apply for a grant to retrofit the fire station into a large meeting space or two smaller rooms for the public.


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