The R-C Morning Report for Dec. 16 |

The R-C Morning Report for Dec. 16

Douglas County commissioners will discuss moving up the date for salary restoration with the county’s employee associations. Under the contract that restoration wouldn’t come until July 1 of this year and Jan. 1 for the next essentially returning 2 percent of their salaries. The cost for the Douglas County Employee Association, the county’s largest would be $74,967 and comes out of the available adjusted opening fund balance.

Commissioners will also discuss what to do with a $700,053 general fund adjusted opening fund balance available for appropriation. Ideas include applying some money to the transportation plan, community grants, and the Valley Vision plan. Commissioners meet 1:30 p.m. today at the Tahoe Transportation Center in Stateline.

Douglas farmers and ranchers qualify for natural disaster assistance because the county is next door to Lyon, which was named a primary drought natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Hazy, sunny, east wind at 5 mph, high of 57, then hit fill down for the forecast through the middle of next week. Looks like that drought isn’t improving in the near term.