The R-C Morning Report for April 2 |

The R-C Morning Report for April 2

Douglas County approved a $48.036 million general fund tentative budget, along with $102,000 to pay for an additional public defender in the courts, part-time help in the public administrator’s office and licensing of court computer programs. The additional money will come than a greater than average contingency fund. Commissioner Nancy McDermid also asked staff to explore adding a prosecutor to the Douglas County District’s Attorney’s Office, which requires another $112,000, according to D.A. Mark Jackson. Budget hearings continue today at 4 p.m.

Genoans were a little sketchy on the details, but approved a Tahoe Youth and Family Services 5K color run for Genoa Vista Trail in July, with conditions they hoped would deal with most contingencies.

Gardnerville Town Board members will hear a request to sponsor a splash dogs event in Heritage Park July 24-26. The sponsorship would cost the town $1,000, the park rental and 30,000 gallons of water for the pool. Gardnerville meets at 5:30 p.m.

Also meeting at 5:30 p.m. is the Minden Town Board, where they’ll discuss a mobile radar speed limit sign, because apparently the static signs are so easy to ignore. Both Minden and Gardnerville are doing some tentative budget work tonight.

How about that April Fools Day storm we had? I bet there was at least 10 feet of snow in the Valley on Monday. Of course I would lose that bet because we didn’t get any snow, or rain for that matter. There’s a chance of rain today after noon. The high will get up to 49 deg