The Carson City Board of Supervisors is making it easier for senior citizens to walk from the Senior Center bus stop to the Senior Center itself. Supervisors were told that with the way things are at the moment, seniors exit the bus and then must traverse the center’s parking lot to access the center. To fix all that the Supervisors agreed to create a better pathway and stairs to access the center. They said it’ll discourage individual seniors fanning out across the parking lot rather than walking together – definitely a safety issue. Expect to see the project move ahead soon.
The Supervisors also approved the 4th phase of the Schulz Ranch subdivision at the south end of town. One hundred more homes will be built. And the supervisors accepted the dedication of the Schulz Ranch Park & Recreation area which includes restrooms, a basketball court, playground, lawn and detention basin and parking lot.
And Supervisor Brad Bonkowski expressed concern that someone will eventually seek permission from the Board of Supervisors to grow industrial hemp within the city limits. Hemp is basically marijuana plants without the psycho-active ingredient THC. Industrial hemp is grown to make shoes, clothing, rope, paper, insulation, even biofuels. Bonkowski said such groves of hemp are often mistaken for marijuana which creates a visual as well as odorous nuisance as passers-by jump out of their vehicles and cut off pieces from the plants. He said it’s just a matter of time before someone comes in seeking a permit to grow hemp. He strongly implied the city needs to stay ahead of that issue.