Douglas County to buy, sell piece of Genoa |

Douglas County to buy, sell piece of Genoa

The Associated Press

GENOA, Nev. (AP) – Douglas County commissioners have agreed to buy a 1.2-acre parcel in Genoa and resell it to the Nevada Division of Parks.

Located next to Mormon Station State Historic Park, the property has historic significance and would be used to expand public parking and to provide additional open space.

The property’s purchase price has been capped at $325,000, and the county plans to use redevelopment agency money to buy it.

Parks division officials said they’re unable to buy the parcel at this time because of a funding crunch.

But the division plans to repay the county for it through either a statewide park and open space bond initiative scheduled for next year’s ballot or by making the acquisition a top priority at the 2003 Legislature, officials said.

Commissioner Don Miner said Mormon Station is an important part of Nevada history and that the partnership is warranted for future park preservation.

Mormon Station was settled by a group of Salt Lake City traders in 1851 and the site of Nevada’s first permanent structures. It later became known as Genoa.

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