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January 4, 2024 Board of County Commissioners Meeting Summary

News Release                    

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 www.lyon-county.org/Agendacenter. Residents can view previous recordings of Board of County Commission meetings on the Lyon County YouTube Channel.