By Taylor Allison, Lyon County Emergency / Communications Manager
Yerington, Nevada – During the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2023, Sheriff Brad Pope and County Commissioners recognized Deputy Derek Daniel with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Life Saving Award for taking lifesaving action to administer naloxone, the opioid reversal antidote, on March 8, 2023.
The Commissioners also recognized Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers in Policing (VIPs), Lyon County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Team Rubicon, and 775 Offroad and Recovery volunteer organizations for their efforts to protect the health and safety of Lyon County residents and their properties during recent flood and winter weather events.
Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation
In addition, the Board heard presentations on child abuse prevention programs for Lyon County youth and families and proclaimed April 2023 as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Members of the community are encouraged to join Lyon County Human Services Friday, April 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to plant pinwheels all around Lyon County in honor of Child Abuse Prevention month at the following locations:
· Dayton – Boys and Girls Club, 244 River Boat Road, Dayton, NV 89403
· Fernley – In Town Park, 119 S R 95A, Fernley, NV 89408
· Silver Springs – Silver Stage Elementary School, 3900 W. Spruce Street, Silver Springs, NV 89429
· Yerington – Rocket Park, 15 Pearl Street, Yerington, NV 89447
The Board of Commissioners also:
· Appointed Mark Hamilton Jones as the 7th Planning Commissioner.
· Approved the request for a Zoning Map Amendment from Microsoft Corporation to change the zoning on five parcels comprising approximately 30.88 acres in Silver Springs from Recreational Vehicle Park District, Mobile Home Park District, and C-1 Limited Commercial District to Neighborhood Commercial in accordance with the existing Master Plan designation of Commercial.
· Directed County Manager Andrew Haskin to oppose Senate Bill 421, Senate Bill 432, Senate Bill 338, and Senate Bill 233 as written in the 82nd session of the Nevada Legislature.
· Approved a critical labor shortage designation for the Building Inspector and Plans Examiner positions.
· Approved a Settlement Agreement to resolve lawsuit filed by Stanley H. Lucas against Lyon County et al related to the Traditions Village Subdivision, wherein Lyon County waives depreciation payment from Stanley H. Lucas of $200,801.44, and agrees to pay $25,000 to resolve all claims with no parties admitting liability, and the county will receive $75,000 to offset the depreciation waiver. The funding for the settlement is paid by the Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool.
For more information, visit our website https://www.lyon-county.org/ and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LyonCountyNV. Residents can view recordings of previous Board of County Commission meetings on the Lyon County YouTube Channel.