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CARSON CITY CONSOLIDATED MUNICIPALITY
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
CARSON CITY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Day:     Thursday

Date:      September 21, 2006 

Time:     Beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Community Center, Sierra Room
                851 East William Street
                Carson City, Nevada

Agenda

Call to Order
Roll Call
Invocation - Dick Campbell, Presbyterian, retired
Pledge of Allegiance
Public Comments and Discussion: The public is invited at this time to comment on and discuss any item not on the agenda that is relevant to, or within the authority of, the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the Carson City Liquor and Entertainment Board and the Carson City Redevelopment Authority. No action may be taken on a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action will be taken. Public comment during individual agenda items will be taken on the item at the time the item is called for hearing.

1. Action on Approval of Minutes

2. Changes to the Agenda

3. Consent Agenda

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and may be acted upon by the Board of Supervisors with one action and without an extensive hearing. Any member of the Board or any citizen may request that an item be taken from the consent agenda, discussed and acted upon separately during this meeting.

3-1. Assessor

A) Action to approve the partial removal of the taxes from parcel numbers 007-475-01 (portion of Sec. 7), 007-475-02 (Snowflake Dr/Fern Meadow Dr.), 007-481-28 (Flintwood Dr.), 007-493-01 (portion of Sec. 6), 007-545-01 (portion of N. Ormsby Blvd), 007-545-02 (Robb Dr.), 007-545-03 (Turner Ct.), from the 2006/07 Real Property Tax Roll per NRS 361.484 in the amount of $16.06.

Staff Summary: On 07/21/06 parcel numbers 007-475-01, 007-475-02, 007-481-28, 007-493-01, 007-545-01, 007-545-02 and 007-545-03 were dedicated to the city as public right-of-ways. These parcels were part of various Silver Oak Subdivisions. The Assessor's office is asking the taxes be prorated from 07/01/06 thru 07/21/06 and that the remaining taxes be removed from the 2006/2007 Real Property Tax Roll.

B) Action to approve the removal of the taxes and penalties from parcel number 002-751-08 (located on Emerson Dr.), from the 2006/07 Real Property Tax Roll per NRS 361.320 in the amount of $141.67.

Staff Summary: This property is owned by Sierra Pacific Power Company and was purchased by them in 2000. The Assessor's office was notified this year that this property is centrally assessed and therefore appraised and billed by the Department of Taxation per NRS. 361.320. Centrally Assessed property is property that is located physically throughout Nevada which is taxed proportionately per county by the State of Nevada, Department of Taxation. The Assessor's office is asking that the 2006/07 real property taxes and penalties be removed from the Real Property tax roll.

3-2. Public Works - Engineering

Action to approve a Right-of-way Grant Offer presented to Carson City by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the purposes of construction, operation, and maintenance of buried municipal utilities, access road and drainage structure located at 4600 Conte Drive, Carson City, Nevada.

Staff Summary: The Right of way grant allows Carson City to install, own and maintain an 8" sanitary sewer main and a 15"/30" storm drain with an energy dissipation structure. The installation will provide sewer service required per the Southeast Carson City Mandatory Sewer Program.

3-3. Parks & Recreation - Open Space

Action to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign a Funding Agreement between Carson City (Grantee) and the State of Nevada Acting by and through its Division of State Lands (Grantor) for the Question 1 Conservation and Resource Protection Grant Program.

Staff Summary: Carson City has the opportunity to receive from the State of Nevada (Division of State Lands) Question 1 funding to design and construct a Day Use Area located on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property at the Silver Saddle Ranch which is adjacent to Carson River Park. On August 3, 2006, the Board of Supervisors approved a Cooperative Management Agreement between BLM and Carson City regarding this project. Approval of this Funding Agreement is the next step in the funding process to build this day use area at Carson River Park for Carson City residents.

(End of Consent Agenda)

Approximate Time - 8:35 a.m.

Ordinances, Resolutions, and Other Items

4. Public Works - Engineering

A) Action on a motion finding that a proposed ordinance adding Erosion and Sediment Control to the Carson City Municipal Code and Division 13, Erosion and Sediment Control, to the Development Standards, does not impose a direct and significant economic burden on a business nor directly restrict the formation, operation or expansion of a business, that a business impact statement has been prepared, accepted and is on file with the board of supervisors and that the requirements of the chapter 237 of the Nevada Revised Statutes have been met by staff's action.

Staff Summary: A proposed ordinance adding a new section to Chapter 12 of the Carson City Municipal Code regarding erosion and sediment control and Division 13, regarding erosion and sediment control, has been presented to the Builders Association of Western Nevada (BAWN), engineers, developers and property owners. Of those interested parties, comments and questions over a year period were generally seeking clarifications on requirements and discussing common and unique drainage situations. A copy of the Business Impact Statement along with the appeal petition form is available at the public counter of the Permit Center, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6, Carson City, Nevada, 89706.

B) Action to introduce on first reading, an ordinance amending Carson City Municipal Code Title 18 Zoning, Chapter 18.16 Development Standards, by adding Division 13, Erosion and Sediment Control, which contains Section 13.1 Introduction; Section 13.2 Minimum Requirements for Erosion & Sediment Control; Section 13.3 Construction SWPPP; Section 13.4 Checklists for Construction SWPPPs; Section 13.5 Best Management Practices; Appendix 1 Recommended Standard Notes for Erosion Control Plans and References.

Staff Summary: This new Division to the Carson City Development Standards fulfills the State and Federal requirements under the City=s Storm Water (NPDES) Phase II Permit. Division 13, Erosion and Sediment Control, adds sections 'or developing, implementing and guidance in reducing pollutants generated from construction activities from entering the City's municipal storm water conveyance system. Specifically, the new division provides for program's goals and objectives; states factors that influence the erosion potential of a site; lists minimum requirements for erosion & sediment control; outlines and describes recommended step-by-step procedures for developing a construction Storm Water Pollution Prevent Plan (SWPPP); includes a checklist that can be used as a quick reference to determine if all the major items are included in the construction SWPPP; groups Best Management Practices (BMPs) according to three main categories to provide general guidance for selection and implementing BMPs that will eliminate or reduce the discharge of pollutants from construction sites. An appendix is included recommending standard notes for erosion control plans and a list of references. This new division has been reviewed and presented to the public, engineers and contractor=s over the past year. In July 2005, notices were published requesting comments on the new division. Documents were available at City Hall, the library and the permit center as well as through the city=s web site by emailed link. Workshops were held in November 2005 and again in May of 2006 to review the requirements and take input. In July 2006, a brochure addressing maintenance of private storm drain system was mailed to all property owners within the city.

C) Action to introduce on first reading, an ordinance amending the Carson City Municipal Code Title 12, Water, Sewerage, and Drainage by adding a new section titled Chapter 12.18 Erosion & Sediment Control. This new section contains Chapters 12.18.010 Definitions; 12.18.020 Applicability; 12.18.030 Exceptions to Applicability; 12.18.040 Permits and Fees; 12.18.050 Failure to Complete the Work; 12.18.060 Denial of Permit; 12.18.070 Responsibility of Permittee; 12.18.080 General Requirements; 12.18.090 Inspection of Sites Under Permits; 12.18.100 Maintenance Requirements; 12.18.110 Notification of Needed Maintenance; 12.18.120 Acts Resulting in Violation of Federal Clean Water Act; 12.18.130 Enforcement and 12.18.130 Request for Hearing.

Staff Summary: This new section to the Carson City Municipal Code fulfills the State and Federal requirements under the City=s Storm Water (NPDES) Phase II Permit. This Code amendment will address the application and enforcement of erosion and sediment control during construction and for continued maintenance on all property. The new chapter adds definitions of terms; states that any person who undertakes any earth disturbance is subject to this ordinance; lists the conditions where there may be exceptions; states there are no new fees or permits to apply this ordinance; states the action the City will take when the condition of a city permit is not fulfilled; states the conditions when a city permit will not be issued; states the responsibility not to cause damage or put other property in danger; lists the requirements of engaging in earth disturbance for temporary and permanent erosion control facilities; states the action the city engineer will take to enforce the ordinance; states the responsibility to maintain permanent sediment and erosion control facilities after construction; states the procedure of notification; states that violators are subject to civil and criminal penalties; gives the city engineer the ability to enforce this ordinance; gives the process to request a hearing and other matters properly related thereto. This new section has been reviewed and presented to the public, engineers and contractor's over the past year. In July 2005, notices were published requesting comments on the new division. Documents were available at City Hall, the library and the permit center as well as through the city's web site by emailed link. Workshops were held in November 2005 and again in May of 2006 to review the requirements and take input. In July 2006, a brochure addressing maintenance of private storm drain system was mailed to all property owners within the city.

5. Public Works - Planning and Zoning

A) Action to introduce on first reading, an ordinance affecting a Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning from Single Family 12,000 (SF-12) and General Industrial (GI) to General Commercial (GC), on property at 4820 East Nye Lane APN 008-382-14 (SF-12) and 4880 East Nye Lane APN 008-382-36 (GI), subject to the four findings contained in the staff report. (File No. ZMA-06-144)

Staff Summary: Approval of the Zoning Map Amendment would change the designation of the subject parcels on the official Carson City Zoning Map from Single Family 12,000 (SF-12) and General Industrial (GI) to General Commercial (GC).

B) Action to introduce on first reading, an ordinance affecting a Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning of the eastern half of property located at 7051, 7101, 7171 and 7207 Center Drive, APN=s 009-311-29, -30, -31 and -46, a total of approximately 4.7 acres, from Single Family One Acre (SF1A) to Single Family 6,000 (SF6), based on the three findings contained in the staff report. (File No. ZMA-06-137)

Staff Summary: Approval of the Zoning Map Amendment would change the designation of the subject parcels on the official Carson City Zoning Map from Single Family One Acre (SF1A) to Single Family 6,000 (SF6).

C) Action to introduce on first reading, an ordinance amending Carson City Municipal Code Title 18 Zoning, Division 2 Parking and Loading, Section 2.2(A) Residential Parking Requirements by deleting parking requirements specific to planned unit developments and adding a requirement to provide guest parking spaces when public street widths are reduced to preclude on-street parking, and other matters properly related thereto. (File ZCA 06-138)

Staff Summary: This code amendment would make the parking standards for Planned Unit Developments with other residential parking requirements and provides for additional off-street parking requirements, where appropriate.

D) Action to adopt a resolution amending Resolution No. 2006-R-34 to include a Growth Management fee of $100, identified as a Growth Management fee of $100.00, identified as Aa growth management fee@ in Section 18.12.055(2), Obtaining a Building Permit, and other matters related thereto. (File No. GM-06-038)

Staff Summary: The purpose of this item by Planning Division is to add the Growth Management fee of $100.00 to the Annual Growth Management Resolution. This information in the past was included within the Carson City Municipal Code (CCMC) 18.82 Growth Management adopted by the Board of Supervisors September 22, 1988. In 2002 the CCMC was updated and the fee was still referenced in CCMC 18.12 Growth Management, but at that time all actual fee amounts were deleted from Title 18 and incorporated into resolutions. Unfortunately, the Growth Management fee was not incorporated into the Growth Management Resolution.

E) Action to approve a Master Plan Amendment application from Carson City (property owners: City of Carson City; Larsen, Elmer & Carrol 2003 TR), to change Land Use designation of a 0.246-acre portion of property located at 653 Shenandoah Drive, APN 8-754-19, from Medium Density Residential to Parks and Recreation, and to change the Land Use designation of a 0.053-acre portion of APN 8-754-21 from Parks and Recreation to Medium Density Residential, based on the three findings contained in the staff report. (File MPA-06-139)

Staff Summary: The proposed amendment will align the boundaries of the Land Use Map with the proposed property boundaries between the residential parcel and the City's drainage facilities parcel resulting from an adjustment of the property boundary.

F) Action to introduce on first reading, an ordinance affecting a Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning of a portion (0.246 acres) of APN 008-754-19, located at 653 Shenandoah Drive, from Single Family One Acre (SF1A) to Public Community (PC), and to change the zoning of a portion (0.053 acres) of APN 008-754-21, located to the northeast of APN 008-754-19, from Public Community (PC) to Single Family One Acre (SF1A), subject to the three findings contained in the staff report. (File No. ZMA-06-125)

Staff Summary: The proposed amendment will align the boundaries of the Zoning Map with the proposed property boundaries between the residential parcel and the City's drainage facilities parcel resulting from an adjustment of the property boundary.

G) Action to approve a Tentative Planned Unit Development application known as Newport Village, from Ascend 2006, LLC c/o Jim Kiernan at Northern Nevada Title (property owner: Jeanette M. Jensen), to allow a Planned Unit Development of 43 residential lots on property zoned Mobile Home 12,000 (MH12), located at 3860 East Nye Lane, Assessor's Parcel Number 008-192-69, based on the 11 findings and subject to the recommended 42 conditions of approval contained in the staff report. (File TPUD-06-143)   Supporting Material    Section 1        Section 2         Section 3

Staff Summary: The Newport Village Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a residential development consisting of 43 detached dwelling units on 5.4 acres with 31% of the site devoted to common open space.

H) Action to introduce on first reading, an ordinance affecting a Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning from Mobile Home 12,000 (MH12) to Mobile Home 6,000 Planned Unit Development (MH6-P) on 5.4 acres located at 3860 East Nye Lane, Assessor's Parcel Number 008-192-69, based on the three findings in the staff report. (File ZMA-06-142)              Supporting Material    Section 1        Section 2         Section 3

Staff Summary: Approval of the Zoning Map Amendment would change the zoning on the official Carson City Zoning Map of the subject parcel from Mobile Home 12,000 (MH12) to Mobile Home 6,000 Planned Unit Development (MH6-P). This zoning reclassification would implement stated City objectives.

6. Parks and Recreation - Open Space

A) Action to authorize the Open Space Manager to sign a contract with Resource Concepts, Inc., for $183,700.00 to complete Tasks 1 and 2 of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Waterfall Fire Rehabilitation Assessment Project, funded through a Natural Resources Conservation Service grant.

Staff Summary: The City has received a grant through the Nevada Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) for the assessment and rehabilitation of private and City lands affected by the Waterfall Fire for a not-to-exceed amount of $309,000. The grant calls for four tasks, with the first two being authorized by this action. These two tasks call for assessment and planning activities, while future tasks 3 and 4 involve design and construction of rehabilitation measures.

B) Action on the joint recommendation from the Carson River Advisory Committee, Open Space Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife to revise the City's currently adopted prioritized list for Question 1 State of Nevada Conservation and Resource Protection Grant Program projects, as presented.

Staff Summary: Over the past three months, the Parks and Recreation Department has been working with the City's Question #1 Sub-Committee and the above-referenced advisory boards and commissions to update Carson City's Question #1 Opportunities Map and Project List. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, this revised Question #1 Project List will guide City staff in seeking future Question #1 funding for project construction, property acquisitions, and resource restoration projects, including the required City matching funds for these projects.

C) Action to approve in concept the basis for a conservation easement with Mr. Michael Fagen, owner of the Horse Creek Ranch, for the 200-acre meadow area, located two miles west of the paved terminus of Kings Canyon Road, APN 7-051-78.

Staff Summary: Due to the complexity involved in a conservation easement, the Open Space Advisory Committee requested that staff consult with the Board of Supervisors in order to determine whether the proposed basis for the conservation easement is in keeping with the Board of Supervisors goals.

7. Finance

Action to adopt a resolution amending the resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $50,000,000 principal amount of Carson City, Nevada, Hospital Revenue Bonds (Carson-Tahoe Hospital Project) Series 2003B to finance a portion of the costs of a project for the nonprofit corporation Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare; authorizing the execution and delivery by the City of an amendment to the original loan agreement and supplement to the original indenture of trust eliminating the requirement that a bond reserve fund be funded and maintained in connection therewith; and ratifying all consistent actions theretofore taken. 

Staff Summary: This is a resolution amending the resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $50,000,000 principal amount of Carson City, Nevada, Hospital Revenue Bonds (Carson-Tahoe Hospital Project) Series 2003B to finance a portion of the costs of a project for the nonprofit corporation Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare.

8. City Manager

A) Action to approve the appointment of Rory Planeta to the position of Chief of Alternative Sentencing effective October 2, 2006.

Staff Summary: Pursuant to CCMC 2.38.040, the Board of Supervisors must appoint the Chief of the Alternative Sentencing Department. A screening panel made up of representatives from the Courts, District Attorney and Sheriff has selected and is recommending appointment of Mr. Rory Planeta to this position.

B) Action to approve a Managed Pharmacy Benefits Services Agreement with CaremarkPCS Health, L.P. for a Consumer Card Program.

Staff Summary: The National Association of Counties, through Caremark RX, Inc, is offering member counties a prescription drug card that may offer an average savings of 20% on prescription drugs. The cards can be used by any residents of Carson City and are accepted by a national network of pharmacies. There is no enrollment form or membership fee. And there is no direct cost to Carson City. Cards will be made available through the Carson City Health Department.

C) Presentation by David Fraser, Executive Director of the Nevada League of Cities regarding their activities and legislative package.

Staff Summary: Mr. Fraser will speak to the Board regarding the Nevada League of Cities. He will provide an update their activities.

D) Presentation of Carson City's FY 2005-06 year end unaudited financial information.

Staff Summary: Staff will present unaudited financial information for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.

E) Action to approve a Voluntary Separation Program effective October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

Staff Summary: Since learning of the operating results from FY 2006, staff has discussed methods by which we can successfully re-engineer our processes and work loads in order to reduce operational costs. We have determined that the best persons in the position to help us successfully adopt change in process and production are the employees currently carrying out those tasks. The question was posed - how can we motivate employees to develop new processes that could culminate in the elimination of their position? The result of that discussion is a Voluntary Separation Program. This Program, as proposed, would provide a separation benefit to those employees who help us identify new methods of doing business. The benefit is based upon years of service to Carson City, but in no case can it exceed $25,000. The program will be managed and implemented through the Human Resource Department, however, Department Heads and supervisors will be deeply involved in determining the feasibility of the proposed changes in operations.

9. Public Works

Action to adopt a policy for the on-going purchase and replacement of vehicles, based on replacement of Public Safety vehicles at 60,000 miles and all other City vehicles at 80,000 miles with a review of the individual vehicle's maintenance record.

Staff Summary: Public Works Fleet Services staff has researched numerous approaches for the on-going purchase and replacement of Sheriff Department patrol vehicles. Due to changing financial conditions, Fleet Services recommends a policy (see attached) for the on-going purchase and replacement of vehicles, based on replacement of Public Safety vehicles at 60,000 miles and all other City vehicles at 80,000 miles with a review of the individual vehicle's maintenance record.

10. Board of Supervisors

Non-Action Items:

Internal communications and administrative matters

Correspondence to the Board of Supervisors

Status reports and comments from the members of the Board

Staff comments and status report

Evening Session - 6:00 p.m.

11. Public Works - Planning and Zoning

A) Action to consider a Tentative Planned Unit Development application known as Clear View Ridge from Randall Long, Lumos and Associates, Inc. (property owner: Ernesto Flores), consisting of 75 single family dwelling units and common open space on 3.84 acres, located at Roventini Way, Assessor's Parcel Number(s) 009-263-02,-03,-04 &-05, based upon 12 findings and subject to the conditions of approval in the staff report. (File TPUD-06-146)

Supporting Materials for items 11a, 11b and 11c  -   Section 1     Section 2         

Section 3              Section 4            Section 5       Section 6         Section 7

Staff Summary: This Tentative Planned Unit Development Map is a request to allow the proposed residential development known as Clear View Ridge. The Clear View Ridge Planned Unit Development (PUD) is a residential development consisting of 75 detached dwelling units on 3.84 acres with proposed Right-of-Way Abandonment with 36% of the site devoted to open space.

B) Action to introduce on first reading, an ordinance affecting a Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning from Single Family One Acre (SF1A)/Retail Commercial (RC) to Multi Family Apartment-Planned Unit Development (MFA-PUD), on property north of Overland Street and south of Roventini Way, APNs 009-063-02,009-263-03,009-263-04 and 009-263-05, subject to the four findings contained in the staff report. (File ZMA-06-145)

Staff Summary: Approval of the Zoning Map Amendment would change the designation of the subject portion of the parcel on the official Carson City Zoning Map from Single Family One Acre (SF1A)/Retail Commercial (RC) to Multi Family Apartment-Planned Unit Development (MFA-PUD). This Zoning Map Amendment is directly associated with TPUD-06-146 Clear View Ridge.

C) Action to consider an Abandonment of Public Right-of-Way application from Randall Long, Lumos and Associates, Inc. (property owner: Ernesto Flores) to abandon a portion of approximately 2,999 " square feet on Roventini Way and a portion approximately 2,997 " square feet on Overland Street, adjacent to APNs 009-263-02,-03,-04 &-05, based on seven findings and subject to six conditions of approval contained in the staff report and to authorize the Mayor to sign the order of abandonment. (File AB-06-147)

Staff Summary: This is an application for an abandonment of 5 foot portions of both Roventini Way and Overland Street. The Planning Commission recommends denial of the abandonment for the finding that the abandonment if approved is not in the public interest.

12. Action to Adjourn


Copies of information related to the above items can be viewed at the reference desk at the Carson City Public Library.

Titles of agenda items are intended to identify specific matters. If you desire detailed information concerning any subject matter itemized within this agenda, you are encouraged to call the responsible agency or the City Manager's Office. You are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate by commenting on any agendized item.

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This notice has been posted at the following locations:
Community Center  851 East William Street
Public Safety Complex  885 East Musser Street
City Hall  201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library  900 North Roop Street

Date:  Thursday, September 14, 2006

Last updated: 9/26/2006 2:16:25 PM