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  • Writer's pictureJay Carmona

Commission Meeting Update: January 7, 2020

Updated: Feb 5, 2020


Below is my Commission Update for the January 7, 2020 BOC Meeting. Tuesday’s Meeting was the first Commission meeting of 2020 and was just over an hour long. In addition to standard business, 1 project that was long overdue was approved.

Staff Reports


Project Manager Northan reported that requested work has change on the Divide project and he is in communication with the contractor. Repairs from water damage at the VCTC are complete and sealing the exterior of the building is underway, the sealing should eliminate any future water damage.

Senior Center:

Director York reported that free Radon kits are available at the Lockwood and Virginia City Senior Centers. Roses are available for purchase from the Senior Center for Valentines Day at $30/dozen. Contact the Senior Center for details.


Planner Canfield reported that Title 17 updates are in progress, updates are available for viewing on the Storey County website. The Planning Department has relocated to its new home in the old Comptrollers Office.

Comptrollers Office:

Comptroller Gallagher reported that Financial Statements will be available for approval at the next Commissioners meeting.

County Manager: CM Osborne reported that current news and update regarding contracts, the strategic plan and other current goings on can be found on the County Manager tab on the County website.

Action Items

Approved Unanimously: Resolution 15-561 honoring Charles and Candace Pitts with the Sugarloaf Mountain Motel and Market as 2019 Storey County Business of the Year.

Approved Unanimously: A contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the purchase, upgrade, installation, and maintenance of the entire county’s 911 / emergency radio communications system. The system will serve Sheriff, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, and other emergency and non-emergency systems and departments. The system includes new 911 Dispatch consoles, emergency base radios, handheld radios, antenna links, hardware and software upgrades; VHF, UHF, 700/800 capability; “P25” State/FEMA capability; stronger emergency radio coverage and signal in Highlands, Mark Twain, and USA Parkway corridor; re-use of existing microwave tower equipment, 8-year warrantied service agreement, at a cost of approximately $1,795,000.

Approved Unanimously: First reading of amendment to existing liquor license for the Union Brewery.

Approved Unanimously: Extension general services agreement for federal lobbyist services from the Porter Group from December 2019 to August 2020. The Porter Group will continue assisting with Comstock lands bill transfers; new ZIP Codes for Highlands, Lockwood, and Mark Twain; and securing federal grants and EDA funds. They will also guide the county in the 2020 Shared Federal Framework, a unified effort of Washoe, Storey, Reno, Sparks, RTC, TMWA, and other northern Nevada groups to achieve two or three major goals/programs through cooperation with our Senators and Congressman in DC.

Reappointed Planning Commissioner Adrianne Baugh for Mark Twain and Kris Thompson for River District. Interviews will be scheduled for the applicants of the Storey County at-large position. The appointment for this position will be considered at the January 21 or February 7 commission meeting.

Approved Business License second readings: * Balance Staffing Workforce LLC * IDRA North America, Inc. * Miracle Maids * Schnable Foundation Company * Vine Staffing Inc.

I wanted to thank our Communications and iT department for working on the Motorola contract for new emergency communications equipment. This has been a long time coming by we passed the last hurdle and new equipment will finally be ordered. That’s all for now but expect more great things in the coming year. If you have any questions or comments regarding anything Storey County, reach out any time.


Jay Carmona

Your Storey County Commissioner

(775) 443-7699

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