12-19-16 Agenda with Supporting Materials

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DAY: Monday

DATE: December 19, 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 (October 17, 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. Presentation and discussion only on the wetlands enhancement project at the old Buzzy’s Ranch property by Mr. John Ranlett with Ducks Unlimited. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

B. For Possible Action: Regarding a possible conservation easement with the Old Woods Ranch LLC and/or Schulz Investments and discussion on vision, compatibilities, and outcomes with the Open Space Program. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

C. For Possible Action: Review of the Open Space Opportunities map(s) and discussion on possible property transactions with: Schulz Investments (APN 007-051-70), Washoe Hillview Properties (APNs 008-942-01, 008-942-02, 008-942-03, 008-942-04, 008-942-05, 008-942-06, 008-942-07 and 008-942-08), State of Nevada (APNs 007-031-23, 007-031-35, and 007-051-85) and Gerald and Luann Hamm (APNs 007-091-66 and 007-293-29). (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments


D. For Possible Action: To approve the monitoring report for the Horsecreek Ranch Conservation Easement for 2016. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

E. For Discussion Only: Update on the mid-year revisions to the Quality of Life – Open Space budget. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments


4. STAFF UPDATES - DISCUSSION ONLY


A. Staff update on department strategic planning, organizational structure and recruitment for vacant positions. (Jennifer Budge)

Public Comments

B. Staff update on the working groups: 1) Ordinances, 2) Signage Plan, 3) Website, and 4) Cultural Resources (Ann Bollinger, Jennifer Budge, Iris Yowell and committee members)

Public Comments


C.Staff update on activities, projects and grants located on Open Space properties within the Carson River area. (Ann Bollinger)

Public Comments

D. Staff update on activities, projects and grants throughout other areas managed by the Open Space Division. (Ann Bollinger)

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 Daria Wirth at dwirth@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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