South Carson Street on Carson City supervisors agenda

The South Carson Street project takes a step forward this week when the Board of Supervisors votes to approve a related contract.

Carson City issued a request for proposal for a construction manager at risk (CMAR) in September and received three bids. The board will be voting whether to award the contract to Sierra Nevada Construction Inc. for a total not to exceed $63,007.

The city first used the CMAR process on the Multi-Athletic Center and then again on the first phase of the rehabilitation project at the Water Resource Recovery Facility.

The process brings the designer and construction firm together early in the project. The city attributed CMAR, at least in part, to the completion of the wastewater treatment plant first phase a year ahead of schedule.

The South Carson Street Complete Street Project plans to reduce South Carson Street from three lanes to two and add paths and safe accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The street from Fairview Drive south to I-580 is in the process of being transferred from the Nevada Department of Transportation to the city.

As part of the deal, the city has to begin construction to redo that portion of the street by 2019.

The board, meeting as the Redevelopment Authority, will also review redevelopment area plans and incentive programs as well as the role of the Redevelopment Authority Citizens Committee (RACC), which advises the authority.

Redevelopment funds, which come from incremental growth in the property tax, have grown recently and the purpose of the review, according to the staff report, is to discuss policy on how to spend the money.

RACC will present its 2018 spending recommendations to the supervisors in March.

The board will hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the State Engineer regarding Vidler Water Co.’s application to change the diversion point of water it owns the rights to from the Mexican Ditch in Carson City to Lyon County for use in development there.

The supervisors will hear several information-only presentations, including on public guardian cases, rebranding of the Carson City Senior Center, and one on the 2017 fiscal year audit and another on work done related to the 2016 and 2107 audits.

The board will hear on first and second readings several ordinances, including one to allow tattoo parlors in the city’s retail zone.

The board meets Dec. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

The Planning Commission, which generally meets at 5 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, is meeting at 1 p.m. on Dec. 20 in the Sierra Room.

The commission will be considering a variance for the Silver Oak development, a special use permit for Palidin LLC, a marijuana distributor, and a zoning amendment regarding fences in the historic district.


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