At its August 25th meeting the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees adopted a Proclamation in support of law enforcement in the Truckee Meadows community. They also presented plaques to Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen and Nevada Highway Patrol, accepted by Major McAfee; both spoke of their respective agencies’ support in helping enforce the law in Sun Valley and to protect its citizens.


The District’s recreation season kicked off in March with the annual Easter Egg Hunt co-sponsored with the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club. The District held two Movie in the Park nights this summer and wishes to express thanks to the following local sponsors that helped make these events successful: Hobey’s Casino, Peppermill Casino, Eldorado Casino, Nugget Casino, Harrah’s Reno, Gold ‘N Silver Inn, Bully’s Bar & Grill, Hutch’s Car Wash, National Automobile Museum, Roller Kingdom, BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Company, National Championship Air Races, Reno Aces, Scheels, Cabela’s, Squeeze in, Discovery Museum, Wild Island, Trader Joe’s, Leach Logistics, LP Insurance and Pepsi Cola. The Robert & Norma Fink Sun Valley Pool Complex opened on June 9th. The pool offered various swim lessons including a new pilot program called Parent and Me, and two free swim days sponsored by the District and the Fink Family. Sun Valley athletic leagues offered recreational opportunities for youth again this past season. Thank you to Sun Valley Cal Ripken Baseball League, Northern Nevada Soccer League, and Sierra Youth Football League for returning to the community again this year and we welcome new BMX Track Operator, John Crabtree, with Reno BattleBorn BMX. On behalf of the District, thank you to the community for another successful recreation season and for the public’s patience and understanding while the pool was temporarily closed.


Thank you to all the lifeguards and staff that made the Sun Valley Pool a fun and safe environment for all to enjoy. Their hard work and dedication is always appreciated.


Please join the District and Washoe County Senior Services as we honor active and retired service men and women with a free pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 12th beginning at 9:00 am at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, 115 West 6th Avenue. The event will begin with a flag presentation followed by words of thanks and appreciation from local and state dignitaries. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event honoring our veterans and military.


The District encourages its customers to get out & vote! Voting is not a privilege, it is your right. The District Board Room and the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center are two of several voting sites on election day in Sun Valley. To find out your voting location based on your precinct, visit www.washoecounty.us/voters. Don’t forget about early voting, October 22nd – November 4th.


The District has the following contracted programs available year round at the Sun Valley Community Park:
Washoe County Senior Services – The Neighborhood Center is open to all seniors Monday – Friday from 9 am until 1 pm. Lunch is provided at approximately 11:15 am by reservation only. Various activities are provided such as: board games, card games, crafts, movies, bingo, etc. For more information or to reserve a lunch, call (775) 673-9417 or visit www.washoecounty.us/seniorsrv.
Family Resource Center – The Neighborhood Center is open to the public Monday – Friday by appointment only. In collaboration with local community organizations, they assist families with various services, programs and activities. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (775) 674-4411.
Zumba Fitness – The Neighborhood Center offers Zumba Fitness instructed by Rosa Gonzales Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6 pm until 7 pm and on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15 pm until 6:15 pm. For more information contact Rosa at (775) 233-4457.
Team Martial Arts – The Neighborhood Center offers Team Martial Arts instructed by Doug Villatora Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. For more information contact Doug at (775) 560-8151.
CSA Head Start Program – The Mary Hansen Center is open to the public Monday – Thursday from 8 am until 4:30 pm. Teachers plan an environment and activities based on developmentally appropriate practices and early childhood standards with special emphasis on school readiness. For more information, call (775) 786-6023 or visit www.csareno.org.


Trustee Margaret Reinhardt successfully completed her 70 hours Certified Public Official Program. The program provides an in-depth series that provides diverse resources for educational and professional development responsive to the changing needs of elected and appointed officials in the public office. This is not only a personal achievement for Trustee Reinhardt, this is a benefit to the District and the Sun Valley community.


The District annually evaluates its Tariff Rules for possible updates or changes based on the business needs. On September 8, 2016 a Tariff Hearing was held. The Board of Trustees approved amendments to Tariff Rules #2, 3, 4, 8, 19, 20, and 21. Amendments to Rule No. 3, 4, 8, and 19 were minor updates to coincide with the District’s daily operations and will not impact District customers. Amendments to Rule 2, 20 and 21 will impact some District customers. Rule No. 2 clarifies what type of water rights the District will accept for development and adoption of a new water right calculation schedule. Amendments to Rule No. 20 regarding multi-unit metered services fr single family dwelling units; allows for the continuation of multi-unit premises to exist, as is, if the multi -unit was established prior to 1998 until such time the unit is removed from premise and/or a legal parcel split. All multi-unit premises established after 1998 will be required to be individually metered. All multi-unit singled metered service accounts must be in the name of person responsible for the main residence.  Amendments To Rule No. 21 will affect those customers who are disconnected for non-payment and want their water restored after-hours (weekdays after 4:20 pm, weekends or holidays), the after-hours fee was increased from $20 to $60 effective October 10, 2016. This fee still needs to be paid up front along with the $40 reconnect fee and the past due balance before water will be restored to your property. We encourage our customers to pay their bills prior to the disconnect date listed on both the late notice and then again on the next monthly billing statement, or to call the office to request a payment arrangement prior to water being disconnected. A full set of District Tariff Rules can be viewed on the District’s website under www.svgid.com/CustomerInformation/RulesandRegulations. 


  • October 28 – Nevada Day (District office closed)
  • November 8 – Election Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day (District office closed)
  • November 12 – Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
  • November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving (District office closed)
  • December 25 – Christmas (District office closed on December 26)