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Washoe County Commission meeting highlights



Below are highlights of actions taken by the Board of County Commission during its meeting today:

Appointments: The board made several appointments. Washoe County Planner Eva Krause was appointed alternate member to the Tahoe Transportation District and Tahoe Transportation Commission. James Umbach was appointed to the Washoe County Board of Trustees. Jesse Haw, J.R. Romero, Tiffany Meert and Dwight Millard, Jr. were appointed to the Washoe County Organizational Effective Committee.

Grants received: The board accepted several grants. From the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Health Division, a subgrant in the amount of $15,343 to support the Tuberculosis Program a subgrant in the amount of $28,000 to support the Immunization Program and a subgrant in the amount of $49,000 in support of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program. From the U.S. Marshals Service, a grant of $35,000 for payment of overtime and fuel expenses for participation in the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team Task Force (NV-FIST). From the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, Truckee River Fund, a grant in the amount of $71,860 to be used to continue to pay for an Inmate Work Program leader position. From the Lee F. DelGrande Foundation, a grant in the amount of $8,000 to partially fund a position for the Washoe County School District Transportation Department to plan routes for children who are in the custody of Washoe County Social Services and who are at risk of school disruption due to transportation issues as a result of their foster care placement. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a grant in the amount of $177,432 to support the on-going Air Pollution Control Program. From the Nevada State Homeland Security Program, a grant in the amount of $188,235 to upgrade and enhance the Regional Emergency Operations Center. From the Nevada Division of Emergency Management, a grant in the amount of $212,539 to support Interoperability Outreach and Coordination and the Nevada Dispatch Interconnect Project, as well as a grant in the amount of $1,065.914 to support the Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Silver Shield Program and Citizen Corps Program. The board approved a grant extension for in-kind recreation planning services for the Red Hill Open Space, located in Sun Valley, from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. In addition, the board accepted Nevada State Collection Development Funds in the amount of $7,888, with no match required, to purchase travel guides, state books and fitness materials for the Washoe County Library System.

Grants awarded: The board awarded several grants. From the Washoe County Human Services Consortium Grants, $28,425 was awarded to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada; $22,920 was awarded to the Crisis Call Center; $14,254 was awarded to Family Promise and $19,310 was awarded to the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW). From the Washoe County Special Purpose Grants, $65,700 was awarded to the Incline Village General Improvement District; $21,300 was awarded to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN); $31,540 was awarded to the Access to Healthcare Network; $27,000 was awarded to the Incline Village Community Hospital Foundation and $7,750 was awarded to Silver State Fair Housing. From the Nevada Safe Routes to School Program, $90,361 was awarded to the Washoe County School District. From the Washoe County Special Funds Program, $11,102 was awarded to Community Cats to support spaying and neutering of feral cats in the community.

Donations: The board accepted several donations. From local organizations and foundations, $201,500 was accepted for the Child Abuse and Evaluations and Sexual Assault Response Team programs. From the American Red Cross, $262.50 was accepted for Community Emergency Response Team program. From local area organizations, $646.15 was accepted in support of the 2011 Annual Sheriff’s Office Incline Substation open house.

Shared services: The board approved two shared services actions. The first one is an Interlocal Agreement between Washoe County and the Washoe County School District to allow the exchange of peer-review services of internal audit reports. This agreement will assure the county’s internal auditor is following industry guidelines and practices. The second one is to authorize Washoe County Risk Management to advertise and solicit bid proposals on behalf of Washoe County, the city of Reno, the city of Sparks and the Washoe County School District for a third-party workers’ compensation claims administrator.

Local jobs: The board approved a contract for Bell-Men Golf for professional services, including food and beverage services at the Washoe Golf Course. The contract is for a four and a one-half year period with one additional five-year renewal option and begins Jan. 1. It is anticipated that this contract will retain 12 local jobs.

Gerlach Medical Clinic: The board took emergency action to temporarily permit operation of a medical services clinic at 350 Short St. in Gerlach. The temporary approval was needed to meet an urgent public health, safety and welfare need in Gerlach, which has no medical facility.

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