County sets make-up meeting |

County sets make-up meeting

Staff Reports

A make-up meeting to catch up on the items delayed by a failure by the county to properly notice the Nov. 1 session has been set for 1 p.m. Nov. 20.

Among the items delayed were agreements with the owners of the right of way along the path of Muller Lane Parkway, a discussion of hiring a new county manager and the increase of the 911 surcharge.

The make-up meeting will be conducted at the historic Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., Minden.

Not all of the items that were on the Nov. 1 agenda will be heard, according to spokeswoman Melissa Blosser.

Some have been rescheduled for the Nov. 15 Lake Tahoe meeting and the Dec. 6 meeting in Minden.

The agenda and supporting material can be found at by 9 a.m. three business days prior to the meeting. Questions concerning the agenda should be referred to the County Manager’s Office at 775-782-9821.

Douglas hosts conference of counties

Douglas County will host the Nevada Association of Counties’ annual conference on Nov. 13-15 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. A

ttendees will include Nevada local and state elected and public officials offering Douglas County an opportunity to showcase its business community, distinctive downtowns and local government contributions.

Formed in 1924, the organization represents all 17 Nevada counties and several affiliates and associate members.

The conference will feature historical and economic tours of the county’s business parks and manufacturers, including the Starbucks Roasting Plant.

The event would not be possible with-out the help of local sponsors. More information on the NACO Conference and a list of our sponsors can be found at

County unveils new website

Douglas County unveiled a newly redesigned web site that now includes sub-sites for Douglas County Community Services and the Douglas County Library.

County spokeswoman Melissa Blosser said a website team was formed and made up of Douglas County staff. A survey was disseminated to the public to collect feedback on what the new website should encompass. The design was a yearlong collaborative effort between the vendor and CivicLive, The new websites are more easily viewed from mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones – something that was missing from the previous website.