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Lyon County Human Services with Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect

Summary of Lyon County Board of Commissioners Meeting: April 4, 2024

April 5, 2024

Lyon County Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month and Takes Action During April 4, 2024 County Commission Meeting

Yerington, Nevada – On Thursday, April 4, 2024, the Lyon County Board of County Commissioners heard a presentation from Lyon County Human Services, the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, and the Lyon County District Attorney’s Office on child abuse trends and prevention services available for County residents in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Lyon County Human Services will plant pin wheels in Dayton, Fernley, Silver Springs and Yerington on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM to spread awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Human Services Director Shayla Holmes noted during the meeting, “while Lyon County is seeing decreasing trends in child abuse cases, one case is absolutely too many.” Community members are encouraged to wear blue on Friday to demonstrate commitment to preventing child abuse.

Lands Bill

Commissioners approved a Resolution in support of a Lyon County Lands Bill and associated maps. The updated Lands Bill maps propose approximately 2,747 total acres of public lands for direct conveyance to Lyon County, 3,989 acres for future conveyance to Lyon County, 3,214 acres for direct conveyance to the Yerington Paiute Tribe, and 584 acres to be withdrawn from all forms of appropriation (such as mining claims) without County concurrence, except for the pending Greenlink North Transmission right-of-way. Proposed uses for the identified parcels include flood control, roads, repeater towers, water and wastewater infrastructure, and cultural preservation.

BLM Western Solar Plan

Following discussions on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Utility-Scale Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and Updated Western Solar Plan, Lyon County Commissioners directed County Manager Haskin to draft a letter to BLM emphasizing cooperation with local governments, address size and mapping concerns, impacts to economic development and water allocation. The letter will also address criteria for areas that should be excluded from BLM’s solar plan.

Citizen’s Advisory Boards

Lyon County is recruiting for a vacant position on the Stagecoach Regional Advisory Board. Applications are available on the Lyon County website. https://www.lyon-county.org/DocumentCenter/View/11062/CAB-Application-2022-Data-Entry?bidId=

Other Board Action Items

Authorized Commissioner Keller to attend the National Association of Counties, Western Interstate Region Conference in Mariposa County, California May 8-10, 2024.
Approved County Manager Andrew Haskin send a letter to Postmaster General Louis Dejoy expressing opposition to proposed changes to the U.S. Postal Service’s Reno Processing and Distribution Center.
Discussed potential topics for developing a Bill Draft Resolution (BDR) for the 2025 Legislature.

Appointed Deanne Davis and Jan Schardt to the Library Board of Trustees and Tanya Steele to the Dayton Regional Advisory Board.

The complete agenda and back up materials are posted online at www.lyon-county.org/Agendacenter. Residents can view recordings of Board of County Commission meetings on the Lyon County YouTube Channel.