City has new chief of alternative sentencing

The Board of Supervisors approved hiring Tad N. Fletcher of Dayton on Thursday as Carson City’s next chief at the Department of Alternative Sentencing.

The salary called for by the motion ranges from $68,689 to $96,166. Fletcher sought $82,000 annually in his application. He has been chief deputy and operations commander with the Storey County Sheriff’s Office earning about that amount.

Fletcher, who has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix, was selected by a screening panel from a half-dozen applicants who had made the cut to the interview stage, but was chosen from among five because one dropped out. His background includes years in Storey County working up through the ranks.

He also has experience with the Fallon Police Department and the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.

The DAS unit supervises the accused in pretrial circumstances and offenders on probation; it also oversees community-service programs and has other duties.

Chief Rory Planeta is retiring Aug. 8.

In other action, the board voted 4-1 to accept Reyman Brothers Construction as the low bidder for the historic Foreman Roberts Carriage House. The bid was $179,368 and a contingency amount not to exceed $13,000. The dissenting vote was cast by Supervisor Brad Bonkowski.

The board also voted 4-1, with Supervisor Jim Shirk dissenting, to approve the Carson City Cultural Commission’s mission statement and meeting bylaws.

And an ethics ordinance review committee will be set up by another board action Thursday, in this case done without dissent. The goal is to have a committee review the current ordinance and conformance or differences with state law. Board members each will appoint a member to the review committee. It will take nine months to handle the task.


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