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Privacy, scenery protection OK’d

by Regina Purcell, Staff Writer

All Alpine County Supervisors approved protecting the scenery Alpine County is famous for and protecting private property rights with an ordinance amending its scenic highway corridors.

Judy Molnar, assistant to the board, said the second reading and adoption of the ordinance to amend regulations regarding development along designated scenic highway corridors was unanimous.

The board met Tuesday in Markleeville.

In other business, supervisors:

— Approved past meeting minutes.

— Approved promotion for Outreach Nurse Lynette Bennett.

— Approved a resolution marking April 18-24 as National Library Week. Molnar said the library will host a potluck at noon on Tuesday, April 20.

— Approved a contract with Norene Hegy to complete the county’s Work Plan, subject to approval by county counsel.

— Approved an interlocal agreement with the Carson Water Subconservancy District for technical and administrative tasks for the Upper Carson River Monitoring Project.

— Approved a contract for support services for bioterrorism with Mono County, subject to approval by county counsel.

— Heard an update from the U.S. Forest Service on issues affecting the county. Molnar said there were no changes discussed.

— Approved a resolution acknowledging April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

— Continued a request for the Alpine Children’s Center to apply for Community Development Block Grant money for a retail facility/family resource center.

Molnar said supervisors had some concerns about the project, including that the type of business, a thrift store, would “detract from the beauty” of the downtown corridor.

She said there was concern construction could affect underground tanks that could be disturbed and potential liability issues for nearby property owners.

n Regina Purcell can be reached at or (775) 782-5121, ext. 211.