First, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms in Our community!
Second, I had the opportunity to attend the Mother’s Day Breakfast in Lockwood this morning and it was a great event. The Mother’s Day Breakfast is hosted by Sheriff Antinoro and a local organization called “We Care”. This event is held at the Lockwood Community/Senior Center. I was able to meet some really good people who obviously love their community. Lockwood seems to have a solid core of resident volunteers who put together many different events for their community. Having a facility to hold these functions is great plus, without a Community Center these events probably wouldn’t exist. Recently, there was discussion of a Highlands Community Center. The Community Center idea was brought up 3 years ago but it hasn’t really been discussed until recently.
The VCHPOA and HRPOA Presidents have started meeting with County Officials on a monthly basis to update each entity of recent events, progress and/or needs within the community. One of the items we discussed was a Community Center. There are still several challenges we need to overcome in order to make a community center a reality, access to water is just one of the hurdles that has to be overcome. All parties are eager to make this happen and will continue to work towards making it a reality. This weekends Mother’s Day Breakfast was motivation to work towards bringing this asset in the form of a Community Center to Our area.
One other big item that is being worked on is a small parking area across the street from the current mail sheds. The area would be paved with designated parking spots and signage noting that parking longer than the allowed time will result in tickets and towing. The allowed time frame for parking in this area is still open for debate. The decision is between a 12 or 24 hour period, further discussion is still needed.
Stay tuned for updates from the monthly meeting with the County.
Jay ( Julian ) Carmona
Virginia City Highlands
Property Owners Association
P.O. Box 686
Virginia City, Nevada 89440