Lyon Commission takes over Silver Spring GID |

Lyon Commission takes over Silver Spring GID

Karen Woodmansee
Appeal Staff Writer

The Lyon County Commission today voted to disband the troubled Silver Springs General Improvement District board of trustees.

The commission voted 5-0 approving an ordinance that would dissolve the current elected board of trustees and replace them with the commissioners.

The Silver Springs GID board, which operates a sewage treatment plant in Silver Springs, has experienced discord by board members and employees.

Board members have taken legal action against each other, including accusations of mismanagement, malfeasance, conflict of interest, violating the open meeting laws and sexual harassment.

Some residents were outraged that the board would effectively nullify the 2006 election in approving the ordinance.

Others said members of the board can’t get along and are driving away development and business by their actions.