February 23, 2024

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Lyon County Commissioners to Discuss ARPA Funding at a Special Board Meeting : April 14th

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to conduct a special meeting on April 14, 2022 to determine how to spend approximately $6.16 million of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) funding.

Lyon County is set to receive a total of approximately $11.17 million dollars and has already allocated approximately $5.01 million. Lyon County’s prior allocation included:

  • $4,350,000.00 for water and sewer projects in Dayton, Silver Springs and Willow Creek.
  • $50,000.00 in parks repair and maintenance
  • $8,500.00 to provide an internet connection to County facilities and Smith Valley and Silver City
  • $100,000.00 for personal protective equipment and COVID testing
  • $500,000.00 for indigent assistance, childcare assistance and behavioral health support

The Board will be asked to prioritize spending the remaining funding from projects brought by staff and not-for-profit organizations.

  • $4.4 million to expand and remodel the Fernley Justice Court and Sheriff’s Substation
  • $4.8 Million to rehabilitate Ramsey-Weeks Cutoff
  • $666,000.00 to improve the safety of the intersection of Miller Lane and Aiazzi Lane
  • $1.7 Million to purchase ambulances for the Fire Protection Districts
  • $1.2 Million to build a Community Center in Moundhouse
  • $390,000.00 to remodel the Dayton Food Pantry
  • $35,000.00 to equip the Animal Shelter for spay and neuter program
  • Unknown amount for Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle fleet
  • Unknown amount to assist Fernley with their Community Center.

The Board will be taking requests and testimony from staff and various not-for-profit groups to prioritize the spending of the funding. Lyon County is asking that any not-for-profit group to submit their request to the County Managers Office by April 4, 2022 no later than 4:00 PM. Requests should be submitted by email to elopez@lyon-county.org or to 27 South Main Street, Yerington, NV 89447.

Jeffery A. Page
Lyon County Manager/Emergency Management Director
27 South Main Street
Yerington, NV 89447
(775) 463-6531/(775) 577-5037
(775) 302-7088 (Cell)
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE COUNTY
You can find us on the internet at www.lyon-county.org or Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/LyonCountyNV/