Just a friendly reminder for the City of Reno’s – “Verdi Area Plan” meeting this Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:30am. The meeting will take place in one of Boomtown’s Conference Rooms.
Click the following link for a summary agenda of the items that will be covered. This meeting should present a lot of useful information and insight for our community. We very much hope to see you there!
Ward 5 Councilmember Neoma Jardon would like to invite you to a Verdi community meeting on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Boomtown from 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. Representatives from the City of Reno and a number of other agencies will be there to present information on several topics related to development within the City of Reno and Verdi Sphere of Influence.
After an opening presentation on land use history and existing entitlements, there will be four breakout sessions on specific topics. They are:
1) Water/Sewer Service
3) Public Safety
Each breakout session will last approximately 45 minutes, include time for questions and answers, and be repeated on the hour. This will allow attendees to participate
in more than one session.
DAY: Saturday, May 21, 2016
TIME: 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.
WHERE: Boomtown Reno, Verdi Meeting Room 2100 Garson Road, Verdi, NV
We hope you can join us for this informational meeting.
For more information about the meeting, please contact Claudia Hanson, Community Development Planning Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As space is limited, please e-mail your RSVP to email@example.com.
We were recently made aware of the following YouTube segment regarding a common and ongoing IRS scam. It is a good public service announcement from the OCDA’s office. It is an epidemic in the United States.
Many of you will remember the warehouse planned for across the street from Cabela’s, and the concerns about traffic. It looks like there have been some changes in the proposed warehouse’s design. From our friends at REreno:
The Frankenwarehouse proposed next to Cabela’s has been redesigned into a slightly smaller 4 Building Complex. The loading docks have been relocated into a central aisle, which will make 24 hour operations less offensive. Breaking up the buildings will slightly mitigate the “White Cliffs of Verdi” appearance from Old US 40 and the River Oaks subdivision.
This link will take you to the current plan: 1800 S Verdi Rd Warehouse
The Verdi Fire Department hosted the 2016 Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the nature trail adjacent to Verdi Library on Saturday, March 26th. Turnout was great, and Smokey Bear was in attendance. The hunt started at noon, and participants spent their time enjoying the Verdi Library while awaiting the event’s kickoff.
2016 Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Verdi Fire Department
2016 Easter Egg Hunt participants visit the Verdi Library
2016 Easter Egg Hunt participants searching for eggs.
Join us at 10 AM on April 23rd at Washoe County’s Crystal Peak Park for a Cache In/Weed Out event. You will learn how to recognize and kill several types of Invasive Weed Species. This event will be co-sponsored by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space. They will provide us with a Ranger (our own Geocaching Ranger Nick), instructions, and some basic tools. You should bring some tools yourself if they are available to you. Consider bringing: a hat, sunscreen, water, gloves, shovels, clippers, and rakes. The county will be providing disposal bags for the weeds. We will have a “We’ll bring the hot dogs and you bring something too.” potluck after the CIWO ends at about 12 PM. Kids and pets (bring a leash) are welcome.
RSVP: Nick Steuer, nsteuer(at)washoecounty.us
Outside of other notes contained in the communication, here is one that affects us in Verdi:
“Each County Commissioner has $20,000 to spend.”
Reach out to our county commissioner (Jeanne Herman, who can be reached at this link) if you have recommendations for how the money should be spent!
Councilmember Neoma Jardon is sponsoring “Discussion and potential direction to the City Manager to utilize two or more hours of staff time to organize a Verdi community meeting to present information regarding the sphere of influence, entitlements, annexations, water resources, and traffic impacts” during the February 10th Reno City Council meeting (starting at 10am).
Come meet Washoe County Library System’s new director, Jeff Scott, at Verdi Elementary Library! Mr. Scott is coming by Verdi’s library tomorrow at 2:30 to get a first-hand look at the facility. This is your chance to welcome him and let him know how much the county’s involvement in our library means to us!
He won’t be there long, so get to the Verdi library right at 2:30 to say hello!
The following letter was featured in the January 24th issue of Reno Journal Gazette. Thanks to Adrian Argyris of Verdi for getting the word out!
The city of Reno has approved development on annexed Verdi land where assurance had been provided that water service would be through TMWA.
The city tossed out this guarantee with the approval of Meridian 120 North’s development, where water to the 273 homes will be provided by a privately owned and operated water system that will pump the underground aquifer and store it in 1-million-plus-gallon water tanks.
The Truckee River Basin is one of 45 basins in Nevada that are over appropriated — meaning there are more water rights on paper than there is water in the ground.
The aquifer is going down. The conveyance is used up. Groundwater does not stay in one place. It flows down and out.
A well drilled to 100 feet will be sucked dry by a well drilled to 1,000 feet.
It’s hydrology 101. It is not a question of “if” but “when” the domestic wells in the area are sucked dry.
Adrian Argyris, Verdi