It looks like the Carson City Airport is about to get a re-do on both their runways. It’s been a while since the runways and aprons were repaired and/or upgraded. Carson City Supervisors flashed the green light for the city to close runways 9 and 27 for a face-lift and a fog seal. No specific date yet set. The runways are expected to be closed between 6 and 8 hours. There will be plenty of notice to the aircraft community. It’s all made possible by a couple of Federal Aviation Administration grants totalling around $1.5 Million.
The Supervisors also got several reports from city health workers that Carson City is handling it’s own burden of putting up with the Covid-19 virus which has infected just about every country in the world.
Supervisors also agreed to slap a 5% fuel tax on diesel fuel sold inside the Carson City city limits. Some of the funds raised will go to truckers being able to pull off the road and enjoy a quick nap or eat lunch or dinner while enroute to places far and wide. Supervisors have long lamented the lack of parking for truckers on long haul trips – and that they’ve been forced to park where they think they can get by with it. Hopefully those days are fading way.
And the Supervisors got a comprehensive update on Carson City’s continued march forward with more commercial and residential construction. City planners told the Supervisors that tight land use planning, coupled keeping their eyes on new construction’s demand for water, the future looks pretty good. The city’s been pretty busy lately figuring out how to generate more water through smart planning and enhanced engineering.
With the upcoming State Legislative session getting caught up on everything from the Covid-19 to resuscitating the state’s economy, a flurry of legislative actions will be flying around the Capitol very soon. A major review process will greet lawmakers arriving back in Carson City for a short-term session. And from what we hear, there will be testing for exposure to the Covid-19 among all lawmakers. Those testing positive no doubt will have a difficult time taking part in the short session. Carson City is creeping along with a rather low incident rate for the disease and city mothers and fathers want to keep it that way. But all it takes is a group of asymptomatic (no symptom) Covid-19 carriers to circulate among the community and infect many others even though they don’t realize that they’re carrying the disease themselves. That’s why testing is so vitally important to ascertain whether you’re part of the problem or part of the solution.