Winter Newsletter 2022
Congratulations To Our 2021 Community Service Award Winners
The District recognized Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung as one of this year’s Community Service Award recipients. Commissioner Jung was recognized for her generous donation of her Commissioner Discretionary funds to be used towards improvements at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center. When she heard that the doors at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center were the original doors and not user friendly, especially for the Senior Program, she offered to replace them with ADA compliant doors.
The District also recognized Washoe County Manager, Eric Brown, as another Community Service Award recipient. Mr. Brown was recognized for his efforts getting financial aid approved in the Washoe County budget specifically for the District’s recreation. With those funds, the District will be able to provide much needed improvements at the various Sun Valley Parks without having to increase the District’s Recreation Fee.
Lastly, the District recognized Sun Valley resident, Jason Merlis, as another Community Service Award recipient. Mr. Merlis was recognized for taking pride in his community and picking up trash from the hills and streets in Sun Valley on his own.
On November 6, 2021, the District held its Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Celebration in partnership with Washoe County Human Services. We were thrilled to have veterans and active military and their families join us for a free pancake breakfast. Thank you to the local elected officials and numerous local veterans resource groups that participated in the event as well.
Radon is a silent killer not often talked about. It is the primary cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The District has proclaimed January as Radon Detection Month. For more information or to obtain a radon detection kit please contact University of Nevada, Reno Extension at 775-336-0252 or visit radonnv.com
Envision Washoe 2040
Envision Washoe 2040 is a community driven process aimed at updating the County’s Master Plan and Development Code. Please visit www.envisionwashoe2040.org to provide your thoughts
for Washoe County’s future.
Did You Know???
The District is a general improvement district that operates under NRS 318 and has been granted the powers to oversee the delivery of safe drinking water, collection of wastewater, parks and recreation and garbage (garbage is contracted out to Waste Management). Below is a list of other agencies that provide resources for commonly requested services and/or handle complaints that are not part of the District’s jurisdiction.
The range of services provided by Washoe County is robust and comprehensive, but is available at your fingertips by dialing 311, answered by real people who can help you quickly answer questions about the following County Services:
– Blight – Washoe County Code Enforcement (debris, refuse, rubbish, weeds, etc.)
– Building Permits – Washoe County Planning
– County Commissioners
– Roads & Ditches – Washoe County Roads (residential streets)
(Sun Valley Boulevard is maintaned by NDOT 775-888-7000)
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch 775-785-9276
– Homeless Encampments
Washoe County Regional Animal Services 775-353-8900
– Nuisance or Stray Animals
City of Sparks 775-353-5555
– Traffic Lights
USA North dial 811
– Call before you dig to get utility locates
Waste Management 775-329-8822
-Garbage and/or Recycling
DATES TO REMEMBER
- January 13th – District Board Meeting
- January 17th – Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. (District office closed)
- January 27th – District Board Meeting
- February 10th – District Board Meeting
- February 21st – Observance of President’s Day (District office closed)
- February 24th – District Board Meeting
- March 10th – District Board Meeting
- March 24th – District Board Meeting