The Washoe County Community Services Department’s Planning and Development Division is hosting a public workshop and open house regarding proposed amendments to Washoe County Code Chapter 110 (Development Code). The proposed updates focus on accessory structures and uses located on vacant property adjacent to a lot with a home or other established main use, and when both properties are under the same ownership.
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) received a boost to its fleet after the Board of Fire Commissioners approved two new water tender fire trucks at Tuesday’s meeting. TMFPD Chief Charles Moore said the new trucks will increase reliability to the fleet. He said the trucks will take about nine months to build.
This week, an eight-person panel of nationally renowned land use, design, and urban planning experts will visit Reno, Nevada to evaluate how to improve the area’s livability and economic development potential. The advisory services panel, convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), specifically will be researching the economic vitality and activation of the Virginia Street Corridor by considering land use, design, and transportation elements from the University of Nevada, Reno (17th Street) to Meadowood Mall (McCarran Boulevard).
Washoe County Assessor Michael Clark released information regarding property valuation appeals for the 2016 Washoe County Board of Equalization session, which was held throughout the month of February
Washoe County Regional Animal Services and Nevada Humane Society will offer the homeless of Washoe County free resources for their pets at Volunteers of America in Reno.
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $329,650 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation practices. Nationally, $3.3 million was awarded to five institutions nationwide for water reuse and conservation research.
The Community Services Department - Building and Safety Division is currently accepting applications for the Intermittent (hourly) Building Inspector position. The intermittent hourly Building Inspector will work on an as needed basis and with no guarantee of hours per week/month
Washoe County Treasurer Tammi Davis would like to remind property owners that Mon Payments will be accepted without penalty through March 17, 2016.
Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District announced that the U.S. Treasury Department will provide Nevada an additional $8,885,641 to aid residents hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn.
MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling that dismissed a borrower’s complaint. In pdf Lial v. Bank of America, MERS, et al. (74 KB) , borrowers filed wrongful foreclosure and quiet title claims, alleging that MERS was not a beneficiary because it lacked an interest in the note and was not entitled to receive mortgage payments.
The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided to implement drastic changes that will not grandfather in the state's existing solar customer. This decision is at odds with public comments by all outside parties and the majority of customers who supported keeping in tact existing net metering rules. The following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, SEIA's Vice President of State Affairs, on Friday's decision
Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) called the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act (H.R. 1816) passed the House as part of H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act
U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) filed five amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012), a bipartisan energy bill focused on addressing national energy opportunities and challenges. It aims to save energy, increase domestic energy and mineral supplies, facilitate investment into critical infrastructure, improve grid security, and boost international trade. The Senate will resume consideration of this bill next week.
Stronger construction spending in the housing market is on the horizon in 2015 for Nevada, despite lingering foreclosures that need to be removed from bank books.
Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today voted in favor oF S.J. Res. 22, a resolution disapproving of the of the rule submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.