Supervisors to talk about pot, money

Money, marijuana and more will come under the scrutiny of Carson City’s Board of Supervisors on Thursday.

Board members, for example, will take up a contractual matter concerning nearly $173,500 to purchase a 911 dispatch telephone and radio recording system called NextGen911 Logging Solution, which will come from NICE Systems. Another contract involves Coons Construction, the low bidder at nearly $75,500 for construction of a maintenance building at Fuji Park and Fairgrounds.

Among other money matters on the agenda is the first routine item involving next fiscal year’s budget decision-making.

Finance Director Nick Providenti will make a presentation, followed by a board discussion and probable action regarding the fiscal 2014-15 property tax rate, as well as about budgetary assumptions the board wants Providenti and other city staffers to use in building that next fiscal year’s spending blueprint.

“The (state) Department of Taxation requires all local governments to inform them of the (property tax) rate they intend to use,” according to the staff summary on the agenda item.

Final action on a 180-day moratorium regarding medical marijuana matters, such as dispensaries in Carson City, is expected by the board. The agenda item concerns an ordinance to impose the moratorium, which could be extended 60 additional days by resolution. In part, it is because the city is awaiting state regulations before proceeding at the local level. Those state regulations are expected by April 1.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to place an advisory question on the 2014 general election ballot regarding ward representation in the city for local voters. Carson City residents would be asked by ballot to give views on requesting that the Nevada Legislature amend the city’s charter to provide for ward-only voting for supervisors in primary elections, but at-large selection in general elections.

In addition, the board is set to choose three citizen members for the Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee and three others for the Parks and Recreation Commission.


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