Countywide Connectivity

Over the years numerous transportation improvement projects were identified that would create an integrated system of good roads, trails and transit connecting with core facilities and amenities of Valley and Lake communities.  The projects are eligible for state and federal grant funds but they require matching funds.  The Countywide Connectivity Initiative recommends projects and funding sources to make these projects a reality.  In April 2015, the Board of Commissioners directed staff to bring back ordinances for consideration of the recommended funding sources.  

At an October 5th, 2015 Board Meeting, the Commission approved the introduction of two ordinances related to the Countywide Connectivity initiative for further consideration by the Board:  an additional 5-cent gasoline tax increase and an additional 0.25 percent infrastructure sales tax.  Introduction of the utility operator fee was not approved.  The second reading for the two ordinances approved for introduction is scheduled for Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm, at the Historic Courthouse in Minden, Nevada.  At this meeting the Board will consider adoption of these two tax increases.

The summary PowerPoint provides an overview of the Countywide Connectivity Initiative as presented to the Board of Commissioners on October 5, 2015. 

Some of the projects for the proposed .25 percent Infrastructure Sales Tax have changed based on public comment and subsequent Board action.

There are three items before the Board for consideration on December 3, 2015:

#11.  Ordinance 2015-1446 Gas Tax
#12.  Resolution 2015R-075 Formally adopting a plan for expenditure of the proposed .25 percent Infrastructure Sales Tax
#13.  Ordinance 2015-1445 Infrastructure Sales Tax

What does it cost?
The cost to the average household of implementing the taxes proposed for Countywide Connectivity is less than $8.25 per month after full implementation.  Learn more about the average household cost calculations.

Learn More 
A recent article in News You Can Use the County Manager's Corner about Countywide Connectivity. 

Business Impact Statement
Access the Business Impact Statement agenda item from the November 19, 2015, Board Meeting regarding the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax. The Board took action to accept the Business Impact Statement finding that Ordinance 2015-1446 is not likely to impose a direct and significant economic burden upon a business or directly restrict the formation, operation or expansion of a business, and to establish an objection process to the proposed Ordinance for any aggrieved business.    

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