10-17-16 Agenda with Supporting Materials

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DAY: Monday

DATE: October 17, 2016

TIME: 5:30 P.M.

LOCATION: Sierra Room
Carson City Community Center
851 East William Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

VISION

The Open Space Advisory Committee will work to sustain natural and scenic resources and the long term quality of life in Carson City.

MISSION
Reporting to the Board of Supervisors, the Open Space Advisory Committee will develop, oversee, and support the Open Space Program by working in concert with staff and the public to acquire, interpret, preserve, and enhance natural landscape, agriculture, and cultural resources while balancing the needs of the public’s opportunities for passive recreation.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL & DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Members of the public who wish to address the Open Space Advisory Committee may come forward and speak on matters related to the Committee. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion or action, please request the Chairperson to schedule the matter for a future meeting. No action may be taken on a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken.

1. FOR POSSIBLE ACTION ON APPROVAL OF MINUTES (August 15, 2016)

2. MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA
Agenda Management Notice - Items on the agenda may be taken out of order; the public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the public body may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

Note: Items scheduled at a specific time cannot be heard earlier than the scheduled time per Open Meeting Law requirements.

3. MEETING ITEMS

A. Discussion only regarding the introduction of Jeremy Hall as the new member of the Open Space Advisory Committee. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

B. Discussion only regarding Jake Kordonowy’s Eagle Scout project for the Ash Canyon area. (Richard Wilkinson)

Public Comments


C. For Possible Action:
Discussion and possible action to authorize staff to begin a trails inventory on the south end of the Prison Hill Recreation Area and recommend staff to include time on the next annual work plan and funding in the next annual budget towards evaluating the potential of motorized events on the south end of the Prison Hill Recreation Area. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments


D. For Possible Action: To review restrictions, discuss current policies, and provide direction for future policies regarding events at Silver Saddle Ranch. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments


E. For Possible Action:
Discussion and possible recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to prohibit dispersed camping on properties managed by the Open Space Division except as allowed per the terms of the BLM-Carson City Conservation Easement and to recommend including dispersed camping in the upcoming revisions to Carson City Municipal Code 13.06. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

F. For Possible Action: To add a non-voting seat for a high school student intern of the Open Space Advisory Committee. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

G. For Possible Action: To recommend to the Board of Supervisors submittal of a grant application to the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program for fee-title acquisition of 20 acres, APN 007-051-81, located along Highway 50 and owned by W. Michael Fagen. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

4. STAFF UPDATES - DISCUSSION ONLY

A. Working groups: 1) Ordinances, 2) Signage Plan, 3) Website, and 4) Cultural Resources (Ann Bollinger and committee members)

Public Comments

B. Department strategic planning, organizational structure and recruitment for vacant positions. (Jennifer Budge)

Public Comments

C. Activities, projects, and grants located on Open Space properties within the Carson River area. (Ann Bollinger and Richard Wilkinson)

Public Comments

D. Activities, projects, and grants throughout other areas managed by the Open Space Division. (Ann Bollinger and Richard Wilkinson)

Public Comments

5. MEMBERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
No action among the members or with staff will take place during this item of the agenda.

6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS – DISCUSSION ONLY

Activity here will be limited to placing new matters on future agendas only.

7. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Members of the public who wish to address the Open Space Advisory Committee may come forward and speak on any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item and allowable under the Open Meeting Law. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion or action, please request the Chairperson to schedule the matter for a future meeting.

8. FOR POSSIBLE ACTION ON ADJOURNMENT

If you would like more information about any of the agenda items listed above, please contact the staff member listed at the end of the particular item you are interested in at (775) 887-2262.

The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance. If special assistance or arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Parks and Recreation Department by calling (775) 887-2262 or in writing at 3303 Butti Way, Building #9, Carson City, Nevada 89701.

To request a copy of the supporting materials for this meeting contact Patti Liebespeck at pliebespeck@carson.org or call (775) 887-2262.

This agenda and supporting materials are available at www.carson.org and at the Carson City Parks and Recreation Department located at 3303 Butti Way, Building #9, Carson City, Nevada, 89701.

In accordance with N.R.S. 241.020, this agenda has been posted before 9:00 a.m. three working days before the day of the meeting at the following locations:

City Hall, 201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street
Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street
Carson City Planning Division, 108 East Proctor Street
Carson City Parks & Recreation Department, 3303 Butti Way, Building #9
Carson City, Nevada

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