Better streets and storm drainage on South Carson, 9-1-1 system upgrades and affordable housing on Butti in about two years.
The Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday sold a valuable piece of city-owned property that’s right up against the Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare medical campus at the north end of town. The hospital wants to expand and Carson City is happy to be getting nearly a million dollars for the property. Carson City will turn around and apply that money to storm drain and other street improvements on South Carson Street.
In other action the Supervisors approved Carson City’s Sheriff and Fire Departments teaming up with NDOT’s state regional radio network which will help provide better police and fire department radio coverage in and around Carson City. Basically fewer “dead spots” and more efficient linking up between officers and fire fighters in the field – not only in Carson City but a bit beyond. Along with that, the Supervisors approved the purchase of new 9-1-1 system consoles for 9-1-1 operators and dispatchers. The old consoles are many years old and some of them have been taking turns at failing periodically which is obviously not a good thing. The switch-over to the new consoles should be complete within a few months.
The Supervisors reconvened this afternoon to consider a proposal for affordable/workforce housing to be constructed at 3410 Butti Way. Two companies bid on the project in which the land at Butti would be offered at a deep discount because it’s owned by the city. Pala Seek LLP won the approval from the Supervisors. If all goes according to plan the multi-family complex would be opened for business in late 2021 or 2022 – federal assistance in financing is the reason for the timeline.