Category Archives: General News

Verdi Library Changes Hours

Verdi Library’s hours are changing.  Starting January 4, 2016, the library’s Wednesday hours will shift 30 minutes earlier.  Current hours are 3pm to 7pm; new hours will be 2:30pm to 6:30pm.  Saturday hours will remain unchanged.

The Washoe Community Library Board voted to approve the change in hours in order to encourage greater usage.  Verdi Elementary releases students at 2:30pm on Wednesdays; aligning the library’s hours with the school’s hours will (hopefully) result in increased usage.

Parents of Verdi Elementary students are highly encouraged to take advantage of the new hours to visit the library on Wednesdays.  Sustained increased usage is the only way we will be able to keep our community library open!

Hearing for Meridian 120 North (LDC16-00027)

Reno City Planning Commission Hearing
12/3/2015 6:00 PM
Reno City Council Chamber, One East First Street,   Reno, NV 89501

Please attend this meeting if you want your voice heard.  This is a dense-population development that is planned right in the middle of Verdi that is going before the Reno City Planning Commission for approval.  Links applying to this hearing are available at the link below:

Meeting Details (see item 8.5.)

 

 

New Dense Development Surrounding Verdi – Stremmel East and Stremmel West

Two new properties on the west side of Verdi have recently gone on the market: Stremmel East and Stremmel West.  These properties combined are roughly 40 acres and are on both sides of I-80 adjacent to the Gold Ranch Casino & the RV park.

Thanks to REreno for reporting this to us!

39 Ventures Site Cleanup Letter from City of Reno

The letter below was provided by City of Reno to provide clarification on the activity at the 39 Ventures site.  It includes an email address where you can ask specific questions.


Dear Resident,

 

You are receiving this email notice because you are a Verdi resident, or you’ve expressed interest in the past about keeping informed about the proposed 39 Ventures project. The City of Reno wanted to provide the following update to let residents in the area know that 39 Ventures is in the process of performing cleanup operations, which entails using a crusher and screener, on its Verdi property. More details about the cleanup and why it’s occurring are available below.

 

The presence of unconsolidated solid waste accumulations and petroleum impacted soils arising from fill materials have been identified on the property at 0 Quilici Ranch Road. The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has directed the owner to undertake rapid recovery and environmental remediation on the site as quickly as possible in accordance with an NDEP-approved remediation plan to clean up impacted materials.

 

The approved environmental cleanup Corrective Action Plan requires the owner to mechanically process and screen petroleum impacted soills and solid waste accumulations, segregate and remove hazardous materials, and stockpile or transfer segregated materials off site. Site cleanup and materials processing activities are being conducted on the property in accordance with the NDEP Corrective Action Plan for Facility ID D-000889 and NV Spill No. 151105-08; and applicable dust, air quality and stormwater permits. The majority of environmental cleanup activities are anticipated to be completed by late 2016.

 

Questions about the environmental cleanup can be directed to  quiliciranchremediationproject@hydrogeosci.com or the NDEP. The City of Reno has no authority over the clean up project; however, the City is requesting that 39 Ventures follow the hours of operation that would normally apply to a temporary stockpiling permit (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.).

 

Thank you,

 

City of Reno staff

 

Questions:

Reno Direct

775-334-INFO

renodirect@reno.gov

Verdi Community Update

In follow up to the October 6th update: the City of Reno Planning Commission was presented with the Verdi Commercial Park/Boomtown Industrial project. There were a handful of Verdi Residents in attendance to express their concerns as well a numerous emails that did not go unnoticed. A link to the meeting is as follows and starts at 1:27:35:

 

http://renocitynv.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=1215&MinutesID=1227&FileFormat=doc&Format=Minutes&MediaFileFormat=ismv

 

The planning commission takes their role very factually. The two items triggering this SUP (special use permit) were the residential zoning immediately west of the site (owned by the applicant) and the necessary grades/fills required. The area is zoned industrial, with 24/7 use. Fortunately, from past experience with the Verdi Community it was important to the Commissioners to take resident(s) comments/concerns into consideration. Seeing as they are not the same commission that originally annexed and/or zoned this property so long ago there was a lot of discussion and questions amongst City Staff and “experts” present. A couple additional conditions were stipulated due to residents concerns, but the project did pass unanimously. In speaking with the developers team after the meeting they assured they do not ‘anticipate’ build-out being this large but we will hope to keep informed on what does eventually get brought forward.

 

Additionally as mentioned in our last update, since the West Meadows development is moving forward we have coordinated with the Developer to make a presentation to the community at large. The meeting will be held Thursday November 5th at the Verdi Elementary School at 6:30pm by the developer, Robert Fitzgerald. We hope to see everyone there to understand what is being presented. We strongly advised the developer and his team to send a mailer so they can reach ALL Verdi residents, so you will be seeing a postcard invitation to this meeting as well.

 

This project will then be presented to the City of Reno Ward 5 NAB (neighborhood advisory board) on Tuesday November 10th, then move on to the City of Reno Council for approval.

 

As always, thank you for your continued support and involvement in our community. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Carly Borchard

Verdi Community Council

www.keepverdiverdi.org

https://www.facebook.com/verdicommunitycouncil

775-345-1813 (message)

NAB Meeting Sep 8th

Here is your chance to have your voice heard on topics that concern you!

The City of Reno Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) meetings continue this evening with a meeting of the Ward 5 NAB.
What: Ward 5 NAB Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Reno City Hall, Council Chambers, 1 E. First Street

Who: NAB members, citizens, and City of Reno staff

 

Each one of the City’s five Wards are represented by a respective NAB, which will meet once a month at 5:30 p.m. on an ongoing basis. View the schedule @ Reno.Gov/NAB

Park Cleanup Event a Success!

We had 13 total people show up for about a 2.5 hour cleanup at Crystal Peak Park on the 11th.  Lots of weeds and other trash items were removed between the tunnel and the ponds.  If you weren’t able to attend the cleanup, next time you are at the park take a few moments to check out the great work that was done by our Verdi community volunteers!

The next cleanup is scheduled for October 13th at 9am.  Email james.klund (at) cabelas.com to RSVP.

Crystal Peak Park Cleanup Next Week

Just a quick reminder…  August 11th at 9am (until ~11am) is our Crystal Peak Park cleanup event.  Jamie with Cabela’s is organizing this again.  Stop by with gloves, sunblock, and a bottle of water and join the party!

Last time we filled a ton of trash bags with weeds and other trash.  The work done really does make a difference, so bring a friend and meet us at the park picnic tables Tuesday morning!