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09/18/17 Agenda with Supporting Materials

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DAY: Monday

DATE: September 18, 2017

TIME: 5:30 P.M.

LOCATION: Sierra Room
Carson City Community Center
851 East William Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701


VISION
The Open Space Advisory Committee will work to sustain natural and scenic resources and the long term quality of life in Carson City.

MISSION
Reporting to the Board of Supervisors, the Open Space Advisory Committee will develop, oversee, and support the Open Space Program by working in concert with staff and the public to acquire, interpret, preserve, and enhance natural landscape, agriculture, and cultural resources while balancing the needs of the public’s opportunities for passive recreation.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Members of the public who wish to address the Open Space Advisory Committee may come forward and speak on matters related to the Committee. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion or action, please request the Chairperson to schedule the matter for a future meeting. 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 may be taken.

1. FOR POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Open Space Advisory Committee Meeting April, 17, 2017)
    FOR POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Joint Open Space Advisory Committee and Parks and  Recreation Commission meeting May 2, 2017)

2. MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA
Agenda Management Notice - Items on the agenda may be taken out of order; the public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the public body may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

Note: Items scheduled at a specific time cannot be heard earlier than the scheduled time per Open Meeting Law requirements.

3. MEETING ITEMS


A. For Discussion Only: Updates on the department’s new organizational structure including discussion on staff recruitment and the Park Ranger Program (Jennifer Budge and David Navarro)

Public Comments

B. For Discussion Only:
Conservation Easements 101: Discussion on the use of conservation easements as a land protection tool and the process of creating a conservation easement (Ann Bollinger and Alicia Reban, Nevada Land Trust)

Public Comments

C. For Discussion Only: Review of the field tour to the Old Woods Ranch LLC properties (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

D. For Possible Action: To appoint the Chair or Vice-Chair to represent the Open Space Advisory Committee in negotiations on a potential conservation easement with the Old Woods Ranch LLC (Ann Bollinger and Alicia Reban, Nevada Land Trust)

Public Comments


E. For Possible Action: Review and discussion of the status on property acquisitions and request a future agenda item on the Washoe Hillview Properties LLC located in the Goni Canyon area (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

F. For Possible Action: To approve submittal of a grant application to the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles for road maintenance and signage for Kings Canyon Road (Ann Bollinger and Lyndsey Boyer)

Public Comments

4. STAFF UPDATES - DISCUSSION ONLY

A. Working groups: 1) Signage Plan, 2) Website, 3) Cultural Resources, 4) Non-voting seat for a high school student (Ann Bollinger and committee members)

Public Comments

B. Directors Report: 2017 flood repairs and mitigation, regional smoke free action group, and Board of Supervisors action items (Jennifer Budge)

Public Comments

C. Activities, projects, and grants located on Open Space properties within the Carson River area (Ann Bollinger and Lyndsey Boyer)

Public Comments

D. Activities, projects, and grants throughout other areas managed by the Open Space Division (Lyndsey Boyer)

Public Comments

E. Activities related to trail projects managed by the Open Space Division (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments


5. MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
No action among the members or with staff will take place during this item of the agenda.

6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – DISCUSSION ONLY


Activity here will be limited to placing new matters on future agendas only.

7. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Members of the public who wish to address the Open Space Advisory Committee may come forward and speak on any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item and allowable under the Open Meeting Law. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion or action, please request the Chairperson to schedule the matter for a future meeting.

8. FOR POSSIBLE ACTION ON ADJOURNMENT


If you would like more information about any of the agenda items listed above, please contact the staff member listed at the end of the particular item you are interested in at (775) 887-2262.

The Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance. If special assistance or arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department by calling (775) 887-2262 or in writing at 3303 Butti Way, Building #9, Carson City, Nevada 89701.

To request a copy of the supporting materials for this meeting contact Patti Liebespeck at pliebespeck@carson.org or call (775) 887-2262.

This agenda and supporting materials are available at www.carson.org and at the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department located at 3303 Butti Way, Building #9, Carson City, Nevada, 89701.

In accordance with N.R.S. 241.020, this agenda has been posted before 9:00 a.m. three working days before the day of the meeting at the following locations:

City Hall, 201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street
Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street
Carson City Planning Division, 108 East Proctor Street
Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department, 3303 Butti Way, Building #9
Carson City, Nevada

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