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Ormsby House sale update, dog ordinance coming before Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday

An update on efforts to sell the Ormsby House is on the Board of Supervisors agenda Thursday.

In September 2016, the board approved an 18-month extension on the property’s building permit with the condition that exterior improvements be completed by Dec. 15 and the owners provide updates on work to sell it every six months starting with the March 2 meeting.

City planning staff said the outside work was completed and is recommending the board continue the extension, assuming one of the owners or their representative attends the meeting and gives an update on the marketing of the downtown property.

The owners are Don Lehr and Al Fiegehen, who were represented by Kim Fiegehen at the board’s meeting in September.

The board also will on first reading hear amendments to the city’s dog ordinance.

Most of the changes involve dangerous and vicious dogs and include adding the concept of menacing or harm to other domestic animals, not just human beings; allowing a law enforcement agency to declare a dog to be dangerous if it is used in the commission of a crime; and emphasizing that owners or those in custody of a dog have a duty to restrain the animal.

The supervisors also will vote to allocate $368,516 in 2017 Community Development Block Grant funding.

An Application Review Workgroup conducted a public meeting to interview the CDBG applicants on Feb. 9 and then ranked the applications for recommendation to the board.

The workgroup recommended: $35,000 to Ron Wood Family Resource Center’s Reach Up program; $12,000 to Food for Thought for free lunches; $8,277 to Retired & Senior Volunteer Program for its Veterans Volunteers in Partnership; $147,871 to Carson City Public Works for pedestrian improvements; and $91,664 to Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space for disability access at Ross Gold Park.

The board may provide guidance to Nick Marano, city manager, on two pieces of legislation.

Senate Bill 57 revises the board of the Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway, removing members from Douglas, Lyon and Washoe counties and adding representatives from the Carson City Visitors Bureau and Virginia City Tourism Commission.

Assembly Bill 140, requested by Assemblyman Al Kramer, R-Carson City, would change the boundary line between Carson City and Washoe County.

The change would move 22 parcels in the Duck Hill area into Carson City.

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