Storey County Commission September 19th Meeting
In the Storey County Commission September 19th Meeting, the board pushed the pipeline can down the road with taking the next step in the Special Assessment District. They also approved giving a part of K Street to Steve McBride, Commissioner McBride’s brother. At first, Commissioner McBride didn’t recognize his conflict of interest. However, a quick whisper in his ear from Assistant District Attorney Kieth Loomis woke McBride up and he recused himself.
I spoke up in opposition to the land grab. Steve McBride is selling the lot that abuts Taylor Street. Having another 16 feet makes that property more valuable at the expense of everyone in Storey County not named Steve McBride. I’ll bet you a doughnut that Joe Curtis will be asking for the other 44 feet so his lot will be worth more money.
The Stink Of Good Old Boys Wafts Thickly In The Courthouse
This stinks of Good Old Boy cronyism. The same 5 families who think they own this place continue to enrich and better their condition at the expense of the rest of us. I am super sick of this in your face type of favoritism that benefits the few at the expense of the many.
Can’t wait for November when we have the chance to elect a person who just might say no to this type of shenanigans.
Get informed. Vote Wisely.
Read Nicole Barde’s report on the meeting below. Below her intro, you can read the statement I had read into the record at the planning commission on September 6th.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHERIE NEVIN AND STACY GILBERT FOR BEING ACKNOWLEDGED FOR THE GREAT WORK THAT THEY DO!
THE COUNTY FLOOD ASSESSMENT BRINGS DOWN FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND QUALIFIES ALL RESIDENTS FOR HELP FROM THE DISASTER RELIEF FUND
A MEXICAN STANDOFF IS UNDERWAY BETWEEN PAT WHITTEN AND ROGER NORMAN OVER A VERBAL AGREEMENT AND THE PIPELINE TIA…
FREE LAND AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF VIRGINIA CITY OR ANYWHERE ACTUALLY!
By Nicole Barde
Congressman Mark Amodei was on the agenda but had to cancel. I’m sorry he couldn’t make it, his update last year was interesting.
The majority of the Staff updates are pretty well covered in Pat Whitten’s Summary. There are a few that bear amplification.
In my continuing admiration of Community Chest, I will once again praise their efforts …this time for expanding the before and after school program to Hillside Elementary in Lockwood. Eric Schoen gave this update as well as reminding us that they have a Halloween event coming up on Friday, October 26th at Pipers Opera House. I heartily suggest that you go to this and support this wonderful community-based organization. They do what they do RIGHT!
Read the rest of the report by clicking here
My Letter to the Planning Commission.
This letter was also part of the Storey County Commission Meeting September 19th packet:
This statement is public comment from Sam Toll who is unable to attend the commission meeting but would like the comment read into the record during public comment of Item 6.To the Storey County Planning Commission.Item 6 considers abandoning a Storey County road at the request of the property owner adjacent to the road way. Granting this request will effectively render useless a county asset which today can and should be accessible by all residents of Storey County. The applicant has built a fence structure that appears to be on K Street and obstructs through traffic on K street. A sign posted on K Street indicates there is no through traffic even though the section on K Street is as traversable as many other unpaved roads in Virginia City.By granting this abandonment, the county effectively extends the property owners property footprint without compensation and with no clear benefit to the County and the other 4100 residents. This action exclusively benefits Mr. McBride at the expense of every other Storey County Resident. Even if compensation were to be provided for this road abandonment/property extension, the pubic is not being served by this action. By restricting and abandoning this roadway, all Storey County residents are being prevented fair and easy access to a roadway in favor the selfish desires of a single resident.If the county agreed to every abandonment requested by a landowner wanting to extend their property and improve their privacy, many many road abandonments will occur in the future.All residents of the county benefited from the extension of E street in front of Collins Construction and The Silverland Inn. With much less effort and expense that was invested to benefit the majority of county residents on E Street, we all could and should similarly enjoy K Street as well.By abandoning this road for the personal use of Mr. McBride, only Mr. McBride will enjoy the benefit of the abandonment and all other Storey County Residents are injured without compensation.It is time for the county to enter into the 21st century and stop catering to the wants and desires of the few at the expense of the many.I strongly and energetically encourage Storey County Planning Commissioners to vote for the majority of the residents of Storey County and deny this transfer of public property into private hands.Thank you.Sam TollGold Hill