4:25pm – Report of a traffic crash on south 395 at Topsy Lane just across the county line. Watch for emergency vehicles.
A proposed 103 home subdivision between Saliman and the I-580 freeway and south of 5th, ran into some push-back from neighbors who live in the area. Supervisors were told by staff that final approval of the subdivision is a ways off pending reviews by federal agencies relating to wetlands and flood plain issues. The area has a high water table. Neighbors living in the area say that climate change is likely to make the high water table even higher and that flood plain problems might well worsen. Blackstone Ranch developers said they know about the issues and intend to build up the areas where homes are planned while channeling surface and ground water into a ditch that runs along 5th Street on the north end of the property.
Blackstone suggested a southern entrance to the new subdivision via Railroad Avenue. But neighbors protested that they don’t want big construction truck traffic, as well as traffic from 103 homes, rolling down their narrow streets. They strongly urged that a primary access road off 5th should be built first, and to high standards. And that any damage to the new 5th street access road from construction activity be repaired prior to the completion of the subdivision.
Again, the Board of Supervisors gave approval of a tentative map for the Blackstone development. Final permission to actually build the subdivision will have to await review and approval by federal agencies that deal with flood plain and wetlands issues. The Supervisors also indicated they want any home sales to include acknowledgements that the I-580 freeway immediately adjacent to the subdivision will remain noisy.
Obviously, more to follow on this project as it makes its way through the permitting process.
3:05pm Traffic Crash on College Parkway at I-580. Fire-Rescue on scene says there are no injuries. But be careful in the area as the vehicles may have to be removed.
3:13pm Firefighters on scene have asked that the CCSO respond to “closely” interview one of the drivers.
Carson City officials will again be reaching out to the citizens and non-profit groups to get their opinions on the kinds of public improvements that might be possible with $450,000 in federal funds. They’re called Community Development Block Grants. The first of three public meetings has been conducted with another public meeting coming up on September 12th, downtown at 108 E. Proctor, Room A.
During this week’s first encounter with the CDBG program several ideas were brought up including improving city parks, ADA additions, and renovations to the FISH (Friends In Service Helping) facility.
The next go-round of discussions is scheduled for 9am, September 12th at 108 E. Proctor, Room A. There will also be a follow-up discussion at a meeting in October for the city to weigh the benefits of what has been presented. Once the projects have been whittled down to the most popular, the winning candidates will be submitted to the federal government for review.
9:49pm – Report of a tree on fire very close to a home at 149 Empire Lane. Caller said the flames were close to a home. Arriving firefighters found that the fire was fairly small. The first engines in were able to douse the flames and soak the tree so there’s no re-eruption of the blaze. No cause yet mentioned.
8:15pm Report of a man with a gun firing off one shot outside 50 Tiger Drive. The gunman was driving a blue Chevy pickup and sped away up Hot Springs. Preliminary reports indicate that the driver and another subject were arguing over something. The man with the gun jumped in his Chevy pickup and left the area.