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CARSON CITY CONSOLIDATED MUNICIPALITY
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
CARSON CITY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
AND CARSON CITY LIQUOR AND ENTERTAINMENT BOARD
AND CARSON CITY REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Day:         Thursday
Date:        May 17, 2007
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 Church, 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. Special Presentations

A) Presentation of a Certificate of Recognition to Zachary Andrews for his heroic act to rescue a fellow student who was choking. 

B) Presentation of the Purple Heart Award to Deputy Josh Stagliano for his bravery, leadership and selfless acts of heroism in the line of duty.

Liquor and Entertainment Board

Action on Approval of Minutes

4. Treasurer

A) Action to approve a full liquor wholesale distributor license for Vin Sauvage, LLC with Alan Sauvage and Marquis Sauvage as members and liquor managers, located at 4050 West Sunset Road Suite D in Las Vegas.

Staff Summary: Per CCMC 4.13 all liquor requests are to be brought before the liquor board.

B) Action to determine, based upon the investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Department, and evidence and testimony presented before the Liquor and Entertainment Board whether sufficient cause exists to schedule a Show Cause Hearing for the liquor license held by Bhupinder S. Lally, dba Winnie Liquor.

Staff Summary: CCMC 4.13.150 (1) states "The liquor board may, on its own motion or upon the sworn complaint in writing of any person, investigate the conduct of any licensee under this chapter to determine whether grounds for revocation of a license exists."

Board of Supervisors

5. 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. The Mayor, or the Mayor Pro-Tem, retains discretion in deciding whether or not an item will be pulled off the consent agenda.

5-1. Assessor

A) Action to approve the removal of a portion of the taxes from parcel numbers 009-218-04 (located at 5049 Center Dr.), 009-218-05 (located at 5050 Ponderosa Dr.) and 010-191-11 (4620 S. Edmonds Dr.) from the 2006/07 Real Property Tax Roll per NRS 361.055 in the amount of $1,998.89.

Staff Summary: The State of Nevada purchased the properties located at 5049 Center Dr., 5050 Ponderosa Dr. and 4620 S. Edmonds Dr. These properties are scheduled for demolition for the second phase of the new bypass. The Assessor's office is asking that 2006/07 Real Property taxes be pro-rated from the date that the properties were vacant and that any amount that was overpaid be refunded and removed from the 2006/07 Real Property tax roll.

B) Action to approve the removal of the taxes and penalties from parcel numbers 009-604-18 (Austin Ln.), 009-604-19 (Doubletree Ln.) and 009-605-27 (Singletree Ct.) from the 2006/07 Real Property Tax Roll per NRS 361.233 and 361.765 in the amount of $21.84.

Staff Summary: The above listed properties are considered common area and under SB 358 (NRS 361.233) as of July 1, 2006 they must be assessed upon the community units and not upon the common-interest community as a whole, therefore, the taxes for these properties need to be removed from the 2006/07 Real Property Tax Roll. The Assessor's office is asking that the taxes and penalties be removed from all of the parcels and that the amount paid on parcel 009-604-18 be refunded.

5-2. Fire

Action to authorize the mayor to sign the 2007 Annual Operating Plan between the United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Carson Ranger District (Agreement Number 06-FI-11041701-057) and the Carson City Fire Department.

Staff Summary: This document is an update of the annual operating plan between the City and the Forest Service. The document provides for mutual assistance between the agencies for responses to wildland fires as designated in the master agreement. The Annual Operating Plan (AOP) delineates billing fees, district boundaries, and parameters under which assistance will be provided.

5-3. Purchasing and Contracts

Action to approve the renewal of Contract No. 0304-086 Mechanical Fuels/Vegetation Treatment to DJ Sierra Nevada Emergency Support, Inc. through June 30, 2008 at the same prices, terms, and conditions as the last renewal.

Staff Summary: The second renewal of Contract No. 0304-086 expires on June 30, 2007 and needs to be renewed. Mechanical Fuels/Vegetation Treatment reduces the amount of brush, grasses, and trees available for a wildland fire to burn.

5-4. Public Works - Contracts

A) Action to accept Public Works recommendation on the "Carson City Fairgrounds/Fuji Park Phase 4, Part 2 Project," Contract #2006-146 and authorize Public Works to issue payments to Lumos and Associates for an Amendment No.1 amount of $52,506.00 and authorize the contracts division to issue amendments for a not to exceed amount of $2,626.00.

Staff Summary: Carson City is requesting this Contract Amendment to develop electrical and landscape/irrigation construction documents, specifications and cost estimates in order to publicly bid the construction for this work for the remaining portion of the Carson City Fairgrounds.

B) Action to accept the recommendation of Public Works to accept the work as completed, to accept the Contract Summary as presented, and approve this Release of Final Payment in the amount of $86,702.00 on the "Governor's Field Drainage and Paving Project," Contract #2006-037, to Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc.

Staff Summary: This project consisted of the removal of existing curbs, gutter, and sidewalks; the placement of new curbs, gutter and sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, pulverize, regrading and paving of the parking lot and roadway surfaces; and, signing, pavement legend and parking stall striping. Sierra Nevada Construction has completed the construction project in accordance with the plans and specifications and therefore is entitled to final payment.

5-5. Development Services - Engineering

Action to approve a waiver of the sewer connection and permit fees for the property owner located at 4831 S. Edmonds Drive.

Staff Summary: Staff is requesting that the Board of Supervisors approve a waiver of the sewer connection and permit fees for the property owner located at 4831 S. Edmonds Drive.

(End of Consent Agenda)

Ordinances, Resolutions, and Other Items

Board of Supervisors

6. Human Resources

Action to renew contracts with Saint Mary's HealthFirst for medical and pharmacy insurance for a three (3) year period and The Standard Insurance Company for dental, life and accidental death insurance for one (1) year period. 

Staff Summary: Proposals from qualified carriers were reviewed for plan design, physician networks, financial stability, wellness initiatives and willingness to negotiate a long term contract. St. Mary=s Healthfirst proposed an initial renewal rate of 14.4% increase and was selected for further negotiation. Human Resources successfully negotiated a three (3) year contract (future increases tied to claims usage) and, with minor plan modifications, received a renewal bid of a .02% reduction of current rates.

The Standard Insurance Company negotiated a one-year renewal rate for dental insurance to a 2% increase from current rates. Life and accidental death insurance one year renewal rate is a 20% decrease from current rates.

Redevelopment Authority

Action on Approval of Minutes

7. Finance

Action to adopt a resolution to augment and amend the Carson City Redevelopment Authority FY 2006-07 Budget in the amount of $1,003,365. 

Staff Summary: The augmentation and revision is primarily due to carryover of program costs from the prior years budget.

8. Business Development

A) Action to approve a redevelopment incentive to reimburse Carson Gaming, LLC $500,000 over a seven-year period, from tax increment produced in the project area, to help defer costs associated with Curry Street improvements that have an area-wide benefit to businesses and development projects within Redevelopment Project Area No. 2.

Staff Summary: Carson Gaming, LLC and Carson City participated in the construction of substantial improvements along the frontage of properties along Curry Street that have had a positive regional economic impact to numerous properties both south and north of Koontz Lane. Redevelopment funds are part of the City's contribution to this large project, primarily a privately funded road and infrastructure project. The redevelopment incentive is on a reimbursement basis dependent upon funds being available in future years. Staff anticipates that it will take approximately seven years to accumulate enough tax increment funds in the Project Area to ensure full reimbursement. Full reimbursement might occur earlier, if we exceed our conservative projections.

Board of Supervisors

B) Action to approve a redevelopment incentive to reimburse Carson Gaming, LLC $500,000 over a seven-year period, from tax increment produced in the project area, to help defer costs associated with Curry Street improvements that have an area-wide benefit to businesses and development projects within Redevelopment Project Area No. 2. 

Staff Summary: Carson Gaming, LLC and Carson City participated in the construction of substantial improvements along the frontage of properties along Curry Street that have had a positive regional economic impact to numerous properties both south and north of Koontz Lane. Redevelopment funds are part of the City's contribution to this large project, primarily a privately funded road and infrastructure project. The redevelopment incentive is on a reimbursement basis dependent upon funds being available in future years. Staff anticipates that it will take approximately seven years to accumulate enough tax increment funds in the Project Area to ensure full reimbursement. Full reimbursement might occur earlier, if we exceed our conservative projections.

C) Action to adopt a resolution by the Carson City Redevelopment Authority that recommends to the Carson City Board of Supervisors to create an amendment to the boundaries of Redevelopment Project Area No. 2 by adding the former Kmart building property and the North Town Shopping Plaza to the Redevelopment District and, pursuant to NRS 279.608, ensure that such an amendment does not cause any substantial change to the community's master plan. 

Staff Summary: The purpose of this resolution is to begin the process to amend our Redevelopment Project Area No. 2 in order to continue to energize Carson City's aging shopping centers and re-tenant vacant big box buildings. The Redevelopment Authority's long-term strategy employs a public and private partnership approach that will retain and enhance additional commercial activity in this area. The addition of these properties to the current Project Area No. 2 is consistent with the annual goals and objectives of the Carson City Board of Supervisors in as much as this action facilitates efforts to revitalize Carson City's aging shopping to help turn them into economic success stories and sales tax generating engines.

9. Finance

A) Action to introduce, on first reading, an ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of Carson City, Nevada designated by the short title "2007 Water Bond Ordinance"; providing for the issuance of its registered, negotiable, general obligation (limited tax) water improvement and refunding bonds (additionally secured by pledged revenues), series 2007; providing the form, terms and conditions of the bonds and covenants relating to the payment of such bonds; providing for the levy and collection of annual general (ad valorem) taxes for the payment of such bonds; additionally securing their payment by a pledge of revenues derived from the water system of the City; ratifying action previously taken toward the issuance of such bonds; and providing other matters relating thereto. 

Staff Summary: The City Charter provides that the City may borrow money to acquire, improve, equip, operate and maintain a water project and for such purpose may issue bonds or other securities, and the Board has determined and declared that the Project is a municipal purpose within the meaning of said Charter provisions.

B) Action to adopt a resolution to augment and amend the Carson City FY 2006-07 Budget in the amount of $57,592,577.

Staff Summary: The augmentation and revision is primarily due to carryover of program costs from the prior years budget, board action over the past few months, federal and local grants and unforeseen or uncontrollable cost increases.

C) Action to adopt a resolution to augment and amend the Carson City Redevelopment Authority FY 2006-07 Budget in the amount of $1,003,365.

Staff Summary: The augmentation and revision is primarily due to carryover of program costs from the prior years budget.

10. Parks & Recreation - Open Space

A) Discussion only regarding a presentation of the projects recommended for approval by the Congressional Delegation in Round 8 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act which affect Carson City, and update on the White Pine Bill by Greg McKay the Nevada Local Government Representative on the Federal Advisory Committee for the Southern Nevada Public Land Act.

Staff Summary: The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act provides for limited statewide use of funding through competitive grants primarily for the purchase of environmentally sensitive lands. More recent changes through the White Pine Bill permit the use of funds through competitive grants for certain fire fuels reduction activities. Mr. McKay will inform the Board of Supervisors of the new grant opportunities.

B) Action to reject on second reading, Bill No. 109, an ordinance amending the Carson City Municipal Code Title 17, establishing Chapter 17.18, Landscape Maintenance Districts. Section 17.18.010 establishes the Purpose; Section 17.18.020 establishes Authority; Section 17.18.030 establishes Definitions; Section 17.18.040 establishes Parks Director's Responsibilities; Section 17.18.050 establishes Procedures for Applying to Create a Maintenance District; Section 17.18.060 establishes Procedures for Review of Maintenance District Petitions; Section 17.18.070 establishes Procedures for Establishment of the Board Approved Maintenance District; Section 17.18.080 establishes Determination of Benefit and Cost Allocations Between Assessed Property and City; Section 17.18.090 establishes Assessments; Section 17.18.110 establishes Allocation of Public Money to Pay the Costs Incurred by Carson City in Assuming Maintenance; Section 17.18.111 establishes Review and Dissolution of Maintenance District; and Section 17.18.112 establishes Appeal Procedures. 

Staff Summary: Nevada Revised Statutes require that a proposed ordinance be adopted or rejected within 35 days after the final public hearing. The present draft has been the subject of extensive discussion within the building industry. Modifications are contemplated that would result in substantial changes to the present draft. For that reason, the District Attorney's Office has advised that the board reject the present draft and the process be commenced on a new draft. NRS 278.4787 requires that the City adopt an ordinance to consider approval of petitions to create a Landscape Maintenance District submitted by developers who propose to divide land in Carson City for transfer or development into four or more lots. The petitions request the City to assume the maintenance of certain improvements located on the land. This proposed ordinance also establishes the procedures for making such requests and, if approved, for establishing and administering maintenance districts within Carson City.

11. Development Services - Engineering

A) Action to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign an easement deed between the State of Nevada, Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Carson City whereby Carson City agree(s) to convey 50 foot public access easement over Overland Drive, Cochise Street and West Roland Street for the express purpose of providing public access to NDOT's proposed Park and Ride lot near the intersection of Junction Drive and West Roland Street and to the material pit located adjacent to U.S. 50 West. The final legal description for the easement is subject to minor modifications by the City Engineer.

Staff Summary: The South Carson LLC, a Ribeiro Development Company (Ribeiro), purchased several parcels in an area generally described as being south of Overland Street, west of South Carson Street, east of Cochise Street and a little south of the extension of West Roland Street. NDOT has a frontage road, Junction Drive, that lies between the Ribeiro property and South Carson Street which is used to access the material pit adjacent to Highway 50 West. As part of the Carson Bypass, this area would also contain drainage facilities and a new Park and Ride. While reviewing the Ribeiro site plans, it became evident that the intersections of Junction Drive and West Overland Street and with West Appion Street created potential traffic circulation issues because of the proximity of the intersections in these areas. Additionally, with the agreement with NDOT that Carson Street passes into the City's ownership upon completion of the Bypass, the area of Junction Drive would become a liability to the City. From Ribeiro's consideration, it would be very desirable to build closer to Carson Street for visibility. Based on these issues, NDOT, Carson City and Ribeiro negotiated conditions to support a potential abandonment of Junction Drive. One of the conditions that is important to NDOT is their continued access to the Park and Ride and the material pit. This easement would allow NDOT to give up Junction Drive and still be assured of access. Included with the material is a sketch showing the portion of Junction Drive that would be abandoned and the area of the easement to be granted.

B) Action to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement between Gold M. & Betty J. Fry and Carson City whereby Gold M. & Betty J. Fry agree to sell and convey all that certain real property described as Assessor's Parcel Number 002-138-07, for the appraised value of $400,000.00.

Staff Summary: On April 30, 2007, the Regional Transportation Commission approved a recommendation requesting that the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the agreement between Gold M. & Betty J. Fry and Carson City for the granting of real property necessary to construct roadway improvements for the extension of North Stewart Street. The subject property was appraised by Johnson and Perkins & Associates, Inc.

C) Action to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement for the acquisition of an easement of approximately 372 square feet of land which is a portion of APN 09-191-11 and of an easement of approximately 657 square feet of land which is a portion of APN 09-287-02 from Maria I. Dufur, Joe L. Dufur, Albert Dufur, and Michael Dufur for the construction of a sanitary sewer line from the east side of South Carson Street in the abandoned Patrick Street alignment to the west side of South Carson Street.

Staff Summary: As a part of Phase 2 of the Carson City Freeway, this sewer extension was identified as the means to provide sanitary sewer service to the area generally described as south of Clearview Drive and West of Carson Street. The project was on the City's Capital Improvement list to be funded by the Sewer Fund.

Approximate Time - 9:45 a.m.

12. Development Services - Planning

A) A presentation to the Board of Supervisors from the Historic Resources Commission (HRC) of the Historic Preservation Awards Program. 

Staff Summary: On behalf of Historic Preservation Month of May, the HRC selected two Carson City properties and one object (The Barber- Belknap House, The Henry Marvin Yerington House and The McKeen Motor Car No. 22) to receive Carson City Historic Preservation Award for 2007.

B) Action regarding an appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of the Special Use Permit application, from Matt Hansen, Licata Hansen Associates Architecture, to allow a new aircraft hanger project, on property zoned Public Regional (PR), located at 2600 College Parkway, Leased Parcel # 207, Assessors Parcel Number 008-901-01, based on seven findings and subject to the nine conditions of approval contained in the staff report. (File SUP-07-025)

Staff Summary: The Planning Commission approved the subject application to allow a new aircraft hanger project on a vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays and 1 absent. Staff recommended approval of the application. Staff received one appeal from a person who spoke in opposition to the application at the Planning Commission meeting. The Board of Supervisors will take final action regarding the Special Use Permit and one appeal.

C) Action to consider a Tentative Subdivision Map application known as Combs Canyon Phase II, from Lumos Engineers for Barton Properties, Inc., (property owner: Combs Canyon, LLC) to review a subdivision map that consists of 19 lots on approximately 25 acres, on property zoned Single Family One Acre(SF1A) located on Combs Canyon Road, APN 007-091-72. (File TSM-07-027)

Staff Summary: This Tentative Subdivision Map is a request to allow the proposed residential development known as Combs Canyon II. The request would result in the subdivision of the subject property into 19 single-family residential lots. The proposed lot sizes for the Combs Canyon II Subdivision request is from one acre to 1.81 acres, with an average lot size of 1.31 acres.

D) Action to consider a Variance application to allow a greater lot depth than allowed pursuant to the Carson City Municipal Code 18.04.190 Residential Districts Intensity and Dimensional Standards on four of the proposed 19 lots (lots 3-6) in the Combs Canyon II subdivision, on property zoned Single Family One Acre(SF1A) located on Combs Canyon Road, APN 007-091-72. (File VAR-07-028)

Staff Summary: This Variance request is to allow four of the proposed 19 lots to have a lot depth greater than 360 feet, specifically lots (3-6) of Combs Canyon II subdivision.

E) Action to introduce, on first reading, an ordinance amending Carson City Municipal Code Title 17, Subdivision of Land, Chapter 17.09, Planned Unit Development, and Chapter 17.10, Common Open Space Development, making various amendments to the provision for lot size, setbacks, open space and other provisions relating to such subdivisions; amending the Residential Districts Intensity and Dimensional Standards tables of Title 18, Zoning, Chapter 18.04, Use Districts, Section 18.04.190, Residential Districts Intensity and Dimensional Standards, and Chapter 18.16, Development Standards, Division 1, Land Use and Site Design, modifying requirements for setbacks and open space in the Multi-Family Apartment (MFA) zoning district and modifying required setbacks within the Residential Office (RO) zoning district; amending the Non-residential Districts Intensity and Dimensional Standards tables of Chapter 18.04, Use Districts, Section 18.04.195, Non-Residential Districts Intensity and Dimensional Standards, and Chapter 18.16, Development Standards, Division 1, Land Use and Site Design, modifying setback requirements for Residential Office (RO) and General Office (GO) zoning districts; amending Chapter 18.16, Development Standards, Division 1, Land Use and Site Design, Section 1.14, Cornices and Uncovered Porches, requiring minimum setbacks for front porch projections into setbacks; and amending Chapter 18.16, Development Standards, Division 1, Land Use and Site Design, adding Section 1.17, Multi-Family Apartment Development Standards, and adding Section 1.18, Residential Development Standards in Non-Residential Districts, to provide for consolidated development standards for multi-family residential development in Multi-Family Apartment zoning districts and other non-residential (commercial) zoning districts relating to setbacks, open space and other development standards, and other matters properly related thereto. (File ZCA-07-045)

Staff Summary: The proposed ordinance affects provisions for the development of certain types of subdivisions, specifically Planned Unit Developments and Common Open Space Developments, with regards to required open space, minimum lot size and other provisions. The ordinance also provides for revised open requirements for multi-family apartment development, as well as revised setbacks for Multi-Family Apartment (MFA), Residential Office (RO) and General Office (GO) setbacks.

13. 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  5:30 P.M.

14. City Manager

Action to approve the 2007/2008 Fiscal Year budget for Carson City, including the General Fund, Enterprise Funds and all other funds.

Staff Summary: At the last meeting, the Board was presented with a proposed budget that provided the following:
1. Overall increase in expenditures of all funds of 1.5%.
2. For the general fund:
    a. Revenue 5% over the previous year, which includes:  
        i. A 1% increase in gas and power franchise fees.
       ii. A sales tax projection slightly below those levels achieved in 2006.
   b. Expenditures 5% above the previous year, which includes funding to address critical issues as presented in the past two city surveys, i.e., illegal drug use and distribution:
       i. Addition of 3 positions, a .5% increase in overall manpower.
          a. 2 deputies to serve on the Street Enforcement Team.
          b. 1 Prosecutor added to the DA's staff.
      ii. $100,000 in on-going funding for Partnership Carson City.
         c. Net operating (not including Contingency) of ($96,000).
         d. Operating results, including Contingency of ($596,000).
        e. Continued implementation of cost containment measures that will result in a balanced operating budget by the end of FY 2008.
        f. Evaluation of all fees and charges for fairness, competitiveness and cost recovery, where appropriate.
3. Capital Projects Funds at $3.6 million with a detailed spending plan developed around current priorities to be proposed to the Board during the first quarter of FY 2008. This spending plan will include a proposed policy that will provide on-going capital funding from the Landfill Fund.

15. 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.

"Notice to persons with disabilities: Members of the public who are disabled and require special assistance or accommodations at the meeting are requested to notify the City Manager's Office in writing at 201 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV, 89701, or by calling (775)887-2100 at least 24 hours in advance."

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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:  May 10, 2007

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