The April 1st Board of County Commissioners meeting promises to be a lively affair. Several interesting and important topics will be discussed.
One of which is the proposed amendments to the VHR ordinance. I have received numerous emails from residents of Douglas County providing really good insight into this matter. I want to thank each of you for sending me these emails. They have been helpful for me to evaluate both sides of this very passionate issue.
In addition to the proposed amendments to the VHR ordinance, the Board will discuss a proposed reorganization of the Community Development Department which includes Code Enforcement, Planning, Building and Administration Divisions. The make-up of the enforcement department overseeing VHRs will be discussed in this agenda item.
The Board will also discuss the Community Development's current fees schedule, which includes development fees for new construction projects. This item was added on the agenda at the specific request of one of the Commissioners.
Finally, there will be an overview of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 including the allocation of federal funds to Douglas County and a discussion of possible uses of those funds. You may have heard of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. It is the $1.9 billion spending bill recently passed by Congress which, among many other things, provides large cash payments to states and counties. Douglas County is going to receive a little over $9 million. That is a lot of money but states like California and New York will receive tens of billions of dollars. There are strict guidelines which must be followed in spending this money. The presentation presented to the BOCC will explain those guidelines and restrictions.
Commissioner Danny Tarkanian