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January 4, 2024 Board of County Commissioners Meeting Summary

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January 4, 2024                             

January 4, 2024 Board of County Commissioners Meeting Summary


Yerington, Nevada – On Thursday, January 4, 2024, the Lyon County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) re-appointed Dave Hockaday as Chair and Wes Henderson as Vice Chair to kick off the first Commission meeting of the New Year. In addition, Commissioners heard and unanimously approved a Tiny Homes Ordinance amending Lyon County Title 15 – Land Use and Development Code related to Accessory Dwelling Units, Chapter 15.355.03.A.


Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Presents Retirement Plaque

Sheriff Brad Pope presented Sergeant Lopez with a retirement plaque after 26 years of dedicated service to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.


Other BOCC Action Items

Commissioners also took action on the following items:

  • Approved a contract for Lyon County Sheriff’s Office to provide dispatch services for Rural Medevac Alliance (RMA) at the rate of $1,150 per month for an initial four years with an optional renewal for an additional four years.
  • Appointed Brittnee Somers to the Central Lyon County Park Advisory Board with a term expiring December 31, 2024.
  • Approved to change the meeting day of the Silver City Advisory Board to the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.
  • Approved the purchase of ten replacement vehicles for the Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $700,000 to be funded from a budget transfer from the General Fund contingency. Comptroller Josh Foli reported in a previous meeting, Lyon County was facing challenges with several patrol vehicles exceeding their mileage and mechanical lifespan.
  • Approved a contract with Prism Systems Corporation in the amount of $145,400 to upgrade the existing door and camera control system in the Justice Complex at 911 Harvey Way, Yerington.
  • Directed the Lyon County Manager to continue working on the Lyon County Lands Bill, including consolidating the North and South proposed Lands Bill maps into one comprehensive County Lands Bill.
  • Conducted the County Manager’s annual performance evaluation and approved a merit increase in the amount of 2.5% of his base salary.

2024 Commissioner and Staff Appointments

The BOCC appointed County Commissioners and staff to the following Boards, Commissions, and Committees for Calendar year 2024:


Board and Commissions:                                       Appointments

Comstock Historic District:                                      Commissioner Hendrix

Debt Management Commission:                              Commissioner Jacobson

Dayton Valley Conservation District:                       Commissioner Henderson

Mason Valley Conservation District:                        Commissioner Hockaday

Smith Valley Conservation District:                         Commissioner Hockaday

Nevada Association of Counties:

  1. Board of Directors:                                             Commissioner Henderson

(Primary), Commissioner Keller (Alternate)

  1. Legislative Committee:                                       Commissioner Henderson, Commissioner Keller
  2. Public Lands and Natural Resources Committee: Commissioner Hendrix, Commissioner Keller

Local Emergency Planning Committee:                    Commissioner Hockaday

Northern Nevada Development Authority:                Commissioner Keller, County Manager Haskin

Nevada WORKS:                                                    Commissioner Jacobson

Walker River Irrigation District:                               Commissioner Hockaday

Carson Water Subconservancy District:                    Commissioner Hendrix

Lyon County Room Tax Board:                               Commissioner Jacobson, Commissioner Keller

Quarterly Jail Inspection:                                         Commissioner Hockaday

Truckee Canal Safety Commission:                          Commissioner Jacobson

Regional Transportation Commission:                      Commissioner Keller

Quad County Legislative Coalition:                          Commissioner Hockaday/

Commissioner Henderson

Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization:     Commissioner Henderson

State Land Use Planning Agency:                           Commissioner Henderson

Nevada Commission of the Aging:                           Commissioner Hendrix

Intergovernmental Executive Committee:                 Commissioner Keller (Primary)

County Manager Haskin (Alternate)

Nevada Local Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council: District Attorney Steve Rye or designee from the District Attorney’s Office

Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool:                    Comptroller Josh Foli

Public Agency Compensation Trust:                        Comptroller Josh Foli


The complete agenda and back up materials are posted online at Residents can view previous recordings of Board of County Commission meetings on the Lyon County YouTube Channel.