Robert ”Bob” Fink 1929-2013

The Sun Valley community has lost a pioneer and icon when longtime resident and businessman, Robert (Bob) Fink passed on April 23, 2013. District Trustees and Staff express their heartfelt sympathy to Robert’s family. He served as a Trustee for the Sun Valley Water District 1982-1996 and served again as a Trustee until his term ended December 2012. Robert and his wife Norma were instrumental in starting up the Sun Valley Water Company (Sun Valley General Improvement District) in 1965-1966. Many times he provided the financial support to offer free swim days at the Sun Valley Pool giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy the pool. He served on numerous local and county boards, serving in various capacities as well as representing the District. Sun Valley thanks Robert Fink for his service and positive impact to the community. He will be missed.

District Receives Block Grant

Through Washoe County, the Sun Valley General Improvement District was approved (by the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board) to receive full funding of $211,515 to replace the Snack Shack and public restrooms at Gepford Park. Funds for the grant will be signed by Governor Sandoval this July (2013). The District expresses their thanks for the support received by all Washoe County Commissioners and staff with special thanks to Gabriele Enfield, Grants Administrator and Commissioner Kitty Jung and to Commissioner Bonnie Weber for their long standing support of CDBG projects.

Sun Valley Pool Open For Summer

Summertime is a great time in Sun Valley. The Sun Valley Pool hours are Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The pool is closed Monday and Tuesday. Daily admission for Youth and Seniors is $3.50, Adults $4.50, age 2 & under are free. A 5 visit pass is $20 for Adults and $15 for Youth and Seniors. A 10 visit pass is double the 5 visit pass. Swim Lessons for Tiny Tots is $40. Class skills and techniques include basic safety and swim readiness using play as the primary form of teaching. Swim lessons are $40 where students are introduced to the fundamentals and techniques of front and back crawl, diving skills and stroke development. Swim lesson sessions are July 10-20 and July 31-Aug 10. The pool closes for the season on Sunday, August 11. You can reserve the pool for your party or event. (775) 673.2220

2013 Water Quality Report

To view the Sun Valley GID 2013 Quality Water Report please visit Files/Form/CCR2013.pdf or you can obtain a printed report by contacting Mike Ariztia at (775) 673-2220.

Surveys Coming Soon

The District will soon be conducting a customer satisfaction survey and web payment costs survey. Customers are encouraged to participate in the surveys by visiting the District website at www.svgid. com/survey or you can complete the survey in the District office at 5000 Sun Valley Blvd.

Summer Fun

July 4th – Independence Day

July 28th – Fun Sunday

August 9th – Teen Pool Party and Movie in the Park

September 2nd – Labor Day

Call to find out how you can hold an e vent at a District park or facility. (775) 673.2220.

Welcome New Staff

The District is pleased to welcome recent new hire Paul Ellison as Field Service Technician. Paul came on board this past April and before that he was employed by the City of Reno, Public Works Department. He and his family live in Cold Springs, and previously were living in New Zealand for 18 months where he was employed repairing air compressors. Paul is a native of New Zealand and grew up there and enjoyed the recent return. Paul said he enjoys his work with the District due to the daily variety of projects, and being able to help out District customers. Welcome!

Take a Picture…Win a Prize!

It’s time to get the camera or your Smart phone ready to take some pictures in and around Sun Valley. There are lots of possibilities such as wildlife or pet animals, landscapes, our beautiful sky, interesting people, or even your garden. It can be fun and you just may win a first, second or third prize from the Sun Valley General Improvement District. Your photo will also be on display at the District offices. Please submit your photo electronically to Deadline to enter is August 30, 2013. Be creative and good luck! Photo Contest Rules: 1. Each participant must live in Sun Valley and be a District customer, 2. One photo submittal per person; 3. All photos must be taken in Sun Valley; 4. Current District employees and board members are not eligible. Minors under the age of 18 may submit a photo but must have their parent or legal guardian’s permission and parents or legal guardians must be a District customer.

How To Report Graffiti in Washoe County/ 3 Step Process

File a report on Washoe County Sheriff’s website If you are the property owner or agent, you should file a report and use the electronic form, filed under e-reports, graffiti. Include in your report if you are the property owner and have signed a waiver for removal. File a Graffiti Removal Request Form: Click on the link File a Graffiti Removal Request Form available on the Washoe Sheriff website listed above. Complete a Waiver: Click on the link and print out the form, fill out the requested information, sign it and fax to (775) 334.1211. Call Reno Direct at (775) 334-2099. GRAFFITI – IT’S A CRIME

Nominate a Local Citizen or Business

Sun Valley’s Community Service Awards are our way of recognizing local people or businesses that go above and beyond in service to the community and the people who live here. Last year’s honorees were Highland Ranch Homeowners Association; Melissa Krall/Health &Safety Fair; Heidi Park/Health & Safety Fair; Doug Cordova; La Gloria Mart; and the Washoe County Sheriff’s office. Applications are available at the District office at 5000 Sun Valley Blvd. You can return the applications to the office or send via email to