Ballot measure would fund senior center |

Ballot measure would fund senior center

Regina Purcell

MINDEN – Leaders here Thursday will decide whether voters will see a proposed library and senior facility at Stateline and a large county recreation complex in the Carson Valley on the November ballot.

The Douglas County Commission meets at 1 p.m., to decide whether Question 1 on the proposed facilities is on the primary election ballot.

The $30 million project would be built in phases, with the Carson Valley senior center slated to open in 2006. The recreation center would open in 2008. The Stateline facilities and a performing arts center in Carson Valley would open in 2013.

The project will be paid for through a 3 percent increase in gas, power and conventional and wireless telephone fees for Douglas County residents – levied at 1 percent increments in 2005, 2007 and 2009.

Commissioners will also hear an update from Douglas County Clerk Barbara Reed on the new touch-screen voting systems to be used for the upcoming election.

In other business Thursday, commissioners will consider:

n An allocation of $25,000 to the Carson Water Subconservancy District for update of the 208 plan. The 208 plan identifies water quality standards necessary to discharge wastewater to the Carson River.

n A letter of support to proceed with a Carson Valley Groundwater Flow Model by the U.S. Geological Survey for development of the refined numerical groundwater flow model.

n An ordinance to create maintenance districts in the county.

n A conditional use permit for a regional soaring (glider) competition at the Minden-Tahoe Airport June 6-11.

n Consent calendar items including festival permits for a rodeo at Douglas County Fairgrounds on May 29, the 18th annual Spring Arts & Craft Faire in Minden on June 5-6, the 20th annual Street Celebration Arts & Crafts Faire in Minden Sept. 11-12, a parking lot party for Carson Valley Days June 11-12 at 1437 Highway 395 for McDuffy’s Tavern and The French Bar.Joan Walthall 5/4/04 the parking lot party is for McDuffy’s Tavern and The French Bar?

n Appointment of Michael Bradford to the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority board.

n An interlocal agreement with South Lake Tahoe Police Department for mutual aid until Dec. 2006.

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