Genoa, Nev. — The county begins its four-day $126.7 million budget slog today with the basics. For instance, taxes account for 44 percent of the county’s revenue, according to the presentation that will kick off today’s hearing at 10 a.m. Salaries and benefits account for 41.8 percent of expenses, while services and supplies are 26.8 percent.
You can watch the hearings by visiting douglascountynv.gov and clicking on watch board meetings. Commissioners meet in person at the historic Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., Minden.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Lake Tahoe and the Sierra through 8 p.m. as the first storm of spring weighs in today. The forecast calls for 4-6 inches of snow at Heavenly and 8-12 inches at Carson Pass. It doesn’t take much (or lately, any) snow to create issues for motorists. Take it easy over the passes today.
Valley rain and mountain showers are forecast to arrive with the dawn, though don’t expect much in Carson Valley with less than a quarter inch expected to fall. I’d be just as happy if most of the precipitation fell in the Sierra.
Relatively warm nights are over for a bit with the temperature expected to drop to around freezing tonight, so if you got the hoses out to water you can get them safely disconnected today.
Minden set a new high-temperature record on Saturday with 80 degrees. It also set a record on Friday, sort of. It only hit 78 degrees which tied the previous record.
With the high temperature forecast to reach 56 degrees in Minden today, there won’t be any records falling today but there might be a little rain.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com