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UNR Vows to Clean Up Distressed Property After Notice of Code Violations


unr-property-1-of-12-200x300-4985766-9518923Updated statement from UNR July 9, 2015:

“Grounds Services is beginning clean-up work at the property this week, but they may not have everything finished by tomorrow. Facilities personnel have needed to respond to a number of campus issues following the storms, but they will make progress in Stead, and will have it done next week.”

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is planning to clean up one of its properties in Stead after receiving a notice of code violations from the City of Reno.

“Facilities has arranged for a University grounds crew to pull/remove the weeds and pick up the debris,” said Natalie Savidge, UNR’s senior communications specialist. “The work is planned to be accomplished by Friday of this week.”

The City of Reno issued a notice of violations on July 1 for weeds and debris after ThisisReno inquired about the status of the property.

Foot-high weeds, graffiti and garbage, including a sofa and mattresses, have been observed on the property in recent weeks. The City has noted code violations at the facility in 2009, 2010, 2011 and now 2015.

“The University Real Estate Office and Facilities Services have discussed the issue and are determined to keep up on the maintenance of this property,” said Savidge.

UNR is selling the property for $550,000.

Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.