I am cross posting Nicole Barde’s usual yeoman report on the highlights and lowlights of the most recent Storey County Commissioners Meeting held at the Courthouse with the Million Dollar Parking Lot on September 19th, 2017.
I found this meeting remarkable on several counts.
- A Special Use Permit was approved for a Chemical Plant that has the ability to shut down Highway 80, Interstate Rail Service and the Power Plant that supplies power to Northern Nevada and parts of Northern California in the event of an incident. And it’s within sight of the Truckee. There is a reason plants of this type are in China and Taiwan and not in the USA, they are VERY dangerous.
- Pat Whitten continues to consolidate his stranglehold on County Power and Money. This latest move allows Mr. Whitten to use his cloak of invisibility to use taxpayer money to improve TRIC. All future developer improvements, shouldered by developers everywhere on the planet except here in “The Richest Place On Earth”, made at TRIC that will be added to our 45 million dollar bill will now be Administered at the pleasure and delight of Pat Whitten. This should be the responsibility of a Taxpayer Watchdog not a TRIC lapdog.
- Illustrating the need for a watchdog not a lapdog, yet another “worthless” stripe of land was given to TRIC so they can wrap it into other land and sell the package at a tidy profit. This would be a great deal for everyone if we got to remove money from the $45 Million debt. Instead, it is a spectacular deal for the band of merry TRICsters and their client. The Storey County Taxpayer gets the routine sphincter massage with the splintered end of a telephone pole. Again.
- The County is going to use Eminent Domain (the point of a gun) to steal a historic county landmark from a 40 year Storey County Resident with zero transparency as to what they plan on doing with it. Storey County has a checkered history of buying historic properties (The VCTC parking lot aka Black and Howell and the abandoned Gold Hill Train Depot) and getting the best value for all Storey County Taxpayers. While current and former Bank of America employees may consider this kind of thing sport, we find it the most disgusting display of government aggression next to murder.
As I like to say (borrowing a term from the original Gonzo Reporter), When the Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro.
This meeting reveals yet again Storey County’s unique brand of professional weirdness…
I will post on these items separately in the coming week as each one demands it’s own drill down.
Editors Note: We have gotten emails, calls and had people chase us down on C street asking me why we haven’t posted anything meaty in nearly a month. Rest assured we haven’t stopped working on the Teller. However, events have conspired forcing us to focus attention elsewhere. Much to the dismay of the people who think they own this county and the delight of the people who actually do, we are back.
By Nicole Barde – Bardeblog.com
Summary of the September 19th 2017 Storey County Commission Meeting
AS THE SOUP NAZI WOULD SAY…………NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!
THE JACK MCGUFFEY DEMANDED -LANCE GILMAN PROMISED PROPERTY TAX RELIEF/ROLLBACK/WINDFALL ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN FOR THE CITIZENS OF STOREY COUNTY…… WELL….. IT IS ALWAYS HAPPENING FOR TRIC AND THE COMPANIES LOCATED THERE…..JUST NOT FOR THE REST OF US…. WE’LL BE LUCKY IF OUR TAXES DON’T GO UP…BUT STAY TUNED FOR MORE ACTIVITY WITH NO RESULTS ON THE PROMISE THAT KEEPS ON SLIPPING.
AT LEAST SOMEONE IS (ALWAYS) GETTING TREATED WELL BY STOREY COUNTY…. FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A MONTH ANOTHER FREE LAND GIVEBACK TO TRIC IS JUST WONDERFUL FOR TRIC ….NOT SO WONDERFUL IS THE POTENTIAL EMINENT DOMAIN LAND THEFT FROM REGULAR CITIZENS BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE FREIGHT DEPOT IN VC.
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