Carson City Supervisors put in a very full day of deliberations across some rather relevant topics. The Supervisors finally made a decision on whether to install a large covered area at McFadden Square. It’s been widely discussed and analyzed but a majority of the supervisors decided Thursday that the covered area was not all that desirable and they voted on a split vote to drop the idea. A majority of the Supervisors decided to focus redevelopment money on other things like improving sidewalks in the downtown area as well as along east and west cross-streets, many of which are old, cracked and damaged. There was also interest in ensuring that the downtown areas have ADA ramps for citizens in wheel-chairs.
The supervisors showed quite a bit of interest in installing bicycle racks throughout the downtown area to encourage residents and visitors to get a better up-close view of what the downtown area of Carson City offers. The supervisors acknowledged that it would be a good idea to have a local metallurgy company manufacture bike racks rather than farming them out to some distant corporation.
There was also mentioned asking downtown stores to contribute funds for downtown improvements so that the city is not over-footing the bill although there are bound to be some business-persons who contend they already pay enough in taxes to the city. There was also interest expressed by the supervisors to find ways to upgrade downtown business facade improvements.
And there was also talk of establishing a long distance V&T hiking trail through town and beyond.
When it comes to Christmas the supervisors were amenable to the idea of extending Carson Street Christmas decorations from Winnie Lane all the way south to the new roundabout at Carson and Stewart. Maybe even south of there depending on how the business community views it.