Final map set for Traditions development |

Final map set for Traditions development

Karen Woodmansee
Appeal Staff Writer

The Lyon County Commissioners have approved an agreement that will take reclaimed water along county rights-of-way to the planned Traditions development in Dayton.

The agreement, with Sutro Tunnel Co. and Chase Development Co., will take first groundwater and later treated effluent, in pipes in the rights-of-way owned by the county, to provide water for landscaping in medians and strips along the development.

Eventually, the proposed development’s homeowners association would take care of the landscaping.

Lyon County Planning Director Rob Loveberg said the agreement was necessary because Sutro Tunnel Company and Chase Development were not public utilities, and didn’t have franchise agreements with the county.

“This will allow a private utility, which in the future will be a homeowner’s association in Traditions, to receive reclaimed water to irrigate median and landscaping along the route,” he said. “It allows us to let them occupy the right-of-way, and we get basically annual rent.”

The annual charge is $120 for one linear foot to 100 linear feet, and 25 cents for each linear foot over 100. The agreement is for 10 years.

Loveberg said this agreement was the last piece of the puzzle that needed to be in place before the Traditions final map could be approved.

Following approval of the agreement, the commissioners also approved the final map.

Commissioner Bob Milz said that because the developer is putting the liens in, there would be no reimbursement in the future from the county.

“It’s on their nickel. There’s no cost to the county,” he said.

District Attorney Bob Auer said the agreement was only for the right-of-way.

“There would be separate contracts if this county were ever to put infrastructure in,” he said.

• Contact reporter Karen Woodmansee at or 882-2111 ext. 351.