Carson City eyes RVs, boats parked on city streets

Ramping up of complaints about parking recreational vehicles and boats on Carson City streets will prompt discussion of a possible ordinance change Thursday.

The Board of Supervisors, which will meet beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center on Thursday, will discuss the matter and take testimony but won’t act formally. Instead, the board is expected to provide city staff with direction regarding a later possible change to city code on such towed vehicles parked for periods of time on city streets.

“The code enforcement division has recently been receiving more calls than in past years regarding RVs and other types of trailers parking on streets in residential neighborhoods,” according to a staff agenda report explaining reasons for the agenda item. “In addition to RV parking issues, boats and various types of utility trailers are not currently covered under the RV parking ordinance...”

The report also demonstrated in graph form complaints this year through Nov. 2 topped the number of complaints in any year going back to at least 2008. The report also said the impetus for possible action came not only from additional complaints, but was based on conversations with Supervisors Jim Shirk and Lori Bagwell.

Adding boats and utility vehicles as well as limiting towed vehicles on city streets basically to times of loading may be discussed as eventual ordinance provisions.

The board also is set to take up on first reading — an initial stage, with passage later — an ordinance amending the city code regarding a fee for non-emergnecy basic life support ambulance service. A base rate of $295 per transfer is anticipated. Due to addition of a BLS ambulance at the city Fire Department, according to a staff report, the fee must be established. Emergency ambulance service rates wouldn’t be affected.

Board members, acting with Sheriff Ken Furlong in their capacity as the city’s Liquor and Entertainment Board, will take up requests for approval of four liquor license managers. Among them are managerships for liquor service at Mystique Restaurant & Lounge, 318 N. Carson St., and Van Gogh & Vino, 1087 S. Carson St.

The board also will be joined Dr. Susan Pintar and the sheriff to hold a city Board of Health meeting to deal with several matters, among them progress reports from Pintar, Nicki Aaker, head of city Health and Human Services, and others. The health board session is toward the end of the overall agenda. The agenda again includes no lunch break, so the meeting may end around mid-day.


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