As expected, the BOCC approved the amended VHR Ordinance. The amended Ordinance will take effect on July 3rd, which means it will be in effect over the 4th of July weekend.

The amended Ordinance includes the following:
  • Limiting the total number of permits in the Tahoe Township to 600;
  • Limiting the VHR permit to one per owner;
  • Limiting density, to neighborhood areas and types of units;
  • Creation of a tiered permit structure and requiring a VHR Special Use Permit for occupancy over 10;
  • Reducing permitted occupancy to two per bedroom or four per parking space, whichever is less;
  • Clarifies and strengthens the existing enforcement provisions of the code, addresses fines, violations, and penalties, revises the appeal process;
  • Creation of a VHR Advisory Board; and
  • Changes conditions of the permit to address noise, parking, trash and other nuisances.
The BOCC also approved 5 members to sit on the Advisory Board for VHRs. The individuals appointed are as follows:
  • Jeffrey Mains
  • Lauren Romain
  • Brian Byer
  • Robert Drabant
  • Micki Hempler  

The BOCC voted to lift the moratorium on VHR application on July 15. There are approximately 550 VHR permits issued already. Anyone interested in applying for one of the remaining 50 permits should have their application submitted by this date.
A good portion of the meeting was spent on the BOCC receiving its statutory required 24-month report on several development agreements entered into by the County. The Board did not have the legal authority to change any of these agreements, but the presentation was sure an eye opener. 
These development agreements last for decades, with at least one entering its fourth decade. Water and sewer fees are paid for at the time of the agreement, which means four decades later developers will have the right to these precious commodities at a price far below its current value and far less than the time value of money. At least one development agreement does not require the developer to pay for the roads surrounding its property, leaving the cost to taxpayers. 
There is a lot I learned from this presentation which will come in handy when I vote on future development projects. 


Small Business Saturday

One of our favorite places to visit as a family is the Genoa Country Store. Genoa is a town rich in local Nevada history, and we love exploring the local sites. At the end of the day, we always end up at the Genoa Country Store for some great sandwiches, hot dogs, and ice cream!
The Genoa Country Store is located at 2299 Main St, Genoa, NV 89411

If your business, or the business of someone you know, would like to be featured on my Small Business Saturdays series, please email me at

All the best, 

Commissioner Danny Tarkanian

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