The Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday made appointments and re-appointments to several city committees, the supervisors exhibiting a marked preference for citizens who have served the city well. Open Space committee veteran Donna Inversin won another term on the Open Space Committee with two others – both long time residents – Mark Kimbrough and Susan Martinovich. All three endorsed the idea that the city’s subdivision construction rules might need some tweeking because as Carson City grows, room for what was described as “McMansions” should not be allowed to gobble up land in areas that are obviously better used for open space. The Supervisors appeared to go along with that scenario but with allowances that much smaller homes should be favorably viewed over larger homes.
Comments continued on a broader scale – that Carson City should encourage family friendly housing developments with easy access to hiking and bicycling trails. There were comments that motorized dirt bikes should be restricted to areas that don’t disrupt neighborhoods or conflict with hikers and mountain bikers. One such area is south of Prison Hill. There were also comments that those who use the great outdoor for fun and recreation should be courteous and tolerant with others.
Mixed in with all the above, comments were made that Carson City’s abundant wildlands should remind recreational users that respect for the great outdoors and the people who love to be among them should be part of the rules. Common Courtesy should prevail.
Other comments aimed at enhancing the quality of our outdoor experiences included more or improved trailheads, parking areas and bathrooms/outhouses. It was apparent to the Supervisors that outdoor recreation is growing very quickly and methods to accommodate that growth should be considered It was mentioned that Carson City is different from many other recreation areas is that the city has a unique tax aimed strictly at outdoor recreation which makes recreational improvements more likely to be built. It was mentioned that as Carson City grows there arises more opportunities for inter-connected trails and pathways so no matter where you live in Carson City you’ll always have convenient access to an impressive network of nature-loving trails and bike paths.
Looking at candidates to fill vacancies on the city’s Redevelopment Advisory Committee it was Mary Kay Wagner, Court Cardinal, Gina Lopez and Andi Fant. The topic of where Carson City’s Redevelopment energies should be applied lies with city’s Redevelopment Commission with final approval by the Board of Supervisors. The key is creating economic engines throughout the Carson Street, William Street and other major business areas of town.
The supervisors resume their meeting after lunch.