Several interesting items were on the agenda and heard at the September 16th Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting:
  • Commissioner Nowosad gave an informative and passionate presentation on the drought that Douglas County, along with most of the Western United States, is experiencing. Originally, there was to be a vote on a resolution to ban all future development, residential and commercial until the drought has ended, but that resolution was pulled from the agenda by our Chairman. 
  • The BOCC heard a comprehensive presentation on the Retail Market Analysis for the downtown areas of Minden & Gardnerville. The analysis is in the beginning stages but it did identify specific areas of business activity which could generate millions in revenue for the downtown areas. I was quite surprised by the numbers that were discussed. 
  • The BOCC had the first reading of a proposed Ordinance mandating golf courses to submit a maintenance plan if the golf course closes for 30 or more days and it is not due to weather. This promises to be a lively debate during the second reading at the next BOCC meeting.
  • The BOCC approved the changes to the VHR Ordinance which were recommended by staff and the District Attorney’s office to comply with the temporary restraining order issued by a Federal Judge from Las Vegas. 
The Board also finalized the appointment of the first VHR Advisory Board. Congratulations to the following appointees:
Michael Sloan
Lauren Romain
Bryan “Keith” Byer
Mickie Hempler
Patti Graf

Small Business Saturday

The Carson Valley Sertoma Club is hosting a four-person scramble format golf tournament, with all proceedings going to the nonprofit and invested back into the community.

This will be a fun event that benefits the great work that the Sertoma Club does for our community. There will be a $10,000 hole-in-one contest, along with many other great prizes. The event takes place on October 2. To sign up, visit
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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