Frontier Motel still on the rocks – Gov. Sisolak trying to be optimistic – and shutting down a stinky asphalt plant
Carson City Supervisors lowered the boom Thursday on the owners of The Frontier Motel at 1780 No. Carson Street. All tenants are moving out due to the unhealthy conditions in the motel rooms. One of the owners said he and his company will bring the facility back up to code, but gave no deadline for the rehabilitation. The Supervisors, who have followed The Frontier Motel deterioration very closely set May 20th for another meeting with the Supervisors to see what improvements the owners made.
Governor Sisolak sees light at the end of the tunnel
The Board of Supervisors noted a surge in “variant” Covid-19 viruses – all 7 of them – which are spreading throughout the country. Supervisors pointed out that this is no time to lower our guard. They urge everyone to wear masks, wash hands frequently, keep social distance and don’t get involved with big crowd events. Governor Sisolak has announced that he may re-open the state in June if virus levels drop dramatically.
Mound House residents grow very weary of holding their noses
And finally, the Supervisors re-revisited the long running dispute between Tahoe Western Asphalt (TWP) and residents of Mound House. The company has an asphalt plant right on the county line with Lyon County. Residents of Mound House have long complained about the asphalt plant’s odors that are carried by chronic westerly winds that blow across the plant and carry the odors into a large neighborhood – again just across the county line.
Meanwhile, Carson City’s Planning Commission, taking Mound House neighbors to heart, laid it on the line. They said that TWP must eliminate the odors coming from the plant. State authorities also agreed and shut the plant down last August. The Board of Supervisors were told that even though TWP has been shut down since then, odors are still escaping the plant. It would appear that the ball is in TWP’s court.