A contract involving the state and the city of Carson City will soon be using prison inmate services year-round to maintain park upkeep throughout Carson City’s parks system. The contract is to run through June 30, 2025 and includes provisions for earlier termination if desired by the City. The Department will pay inmate workers $1.00 per hour to start with incremental increases up to a maximum of $2.50 per hour based on continuous employment. The use of inmate services provides an effective, low-cost alternative to augment Carson City’s parks maintenance labor force within the Department.
On another city project, the city is putting in curb and gutter along the eastern side of Conte Drive between Hudson and Snyder Avenues. The project involves installing rock for erosion control from the back of the new curb to the end of the City’s right-of-way line. In addition, existing driveways will be replaced in order to match the new curb and gutter along Conte Drive.
The video surveillance system in the Carson City jail is getting an overhaul to enhance the safety and security of the facility, staff and inmates. In March of 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the cameras and equipment for this project as well as additional data storage units. This contract is for the cabling and electrical and is the final funding piece to move the jail enhancement forward.