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Amodei to supervisors: I’m here for Carson City

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.
U.S. House

Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., told the Board of Supervisors on Thursday to contact him with any concerns Carson City has with federal legislation.

Amodei updated the board on work in Washington, D.C., including a dozen appropriations bills and legislation to make technical corrections to existing Nevada lands bills.

“There is nothing too active in terms of your neighborhood,” said Amodei, referring to the lands bills, which will extend the deadline for land sales in Lincoln and White Pine counties, among other fixes.

Amodei said he spends a lot of time on veterans and health care issues, and is keeping an eye on trade negotiations and tariffs.

“We can go to the administration on a case by case basis and we have gotten some relief,” said Amodei on trade issues that affect the Nevada economy.

Amodei also thanked Supervisor Karen Abowd, whose term ends this year, for her public service, and Mayor Bob Crowell thanked Amodei for helping the city land the $7.5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant that will pay for the project to redo South Carson Street.

“Thanks for keeping an eye on Carson City for us,” said Crowell.

During its meeting, the board decided to push an amendment to the city’s business sign and banners ordinance to a third reading.

The proposed amendment will allow one flag or banner per business, attached to the building, with no time limit; prohibit freestanding flags and inflatable devices except temporarily with a special event permit; one banner or flag per business, with size limitations, no time limits; and one A-frame sign per frontage within 20 feet of the business entrance.

Abowd asked for another change, to add a 60-day time limit on flags or banners if businesses are using them in lieu of permanent signage.

The change was considered not substantive enough to require another reading, but the board voted to make the change and bring the ordinance back again.

“Out of an abundance of caution we’ll move it to a third reading,” said Crowell.

The board also heard on first reading an ordinance to amend the development agreement between the city and Roventini, LLC, to extend the Clearview Ridge planned unit development tentative map another year. The development was first approved in 2006, then the housing market went soft, said Hope Sullivan, planning manager.

Sullivan said the developers recently submitted a permit for site improvements so the project is moving forward now, but the developer can’t meet the deadline next month to submit a final map.

The supervisors reappointed Robert Boehmer, and appointed Michael Evans and Daniel Thompson to the Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife.