Winnemucca City Council in brief —

Winnemucca City Council members met for their regular meeting on June 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., located at Winnemucca City Hall. Councilwoman Paige Brooks was absent from the meeting and did not vote on any of the agenda items presented or approved. 

• There was not any public comment presented at the beginning or end of the meeting.

• Council unanimously approved a road closure of Winnemucca Blvd. from Motel T Motel parking lot at the East Winnemucca Blvd. intersection on Thursday, July 4, 2019, for the Silver State Rodeo Parade. Lineup for the parade begins at 9:00 a.m. and the parade is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

• Council unanimously approved a waiver of tournament fees and city facility usage for the Gold Rush Youth Softball Tournament June 27-30, 2019. 

• Council unanimously approved the use of Vesco City Park and temporary street closure of Mizpah Street from the ambulance barn to the skate park for the 5th annual National Night Out event from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the event being held from 6-9 p.m. 

• Council unanimously approved the use of Riverview Park for a farmer’s market every Saturday from June 15 to October 2, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

• Dana Toth and Jane Studebaker were reappointed to the Historic Resources Commission for a two-year term by a unanimous vote of council members. Toth said the council plans to hold their second committee meeting on July 26, 2019. 

• Council unanimously approved the renewal of the Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool (NPAIP) liability insurance program for fiscal year 2019-2020, with a 7% increase in previous rates due to increased claims and losses reported worldwide, according to representatives. The total program cost including all services is $185,887.75 for renewal, which city manager/engineer Alicia Heiser was very close to the $185,000 budgeted by the city for the service.

• Council members voted unanimously to submit an environmental impact statement of support for SSR Mining Marigold Mine’s proposed expansion to be addressed to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 

• Council members unanimously approved a renewal of the recreation facilities and pool management agreement with the Winnemucca Boys & Girls Club for fiscal year 2019-2020. 

The contract is reported to have no changes from the prior year’s agreement with a total contract price of $155,000, split into four equal payments of $38,750. 

• Council unanimously approved a renewal of services with the Washoe County Crime Lab for forensic support services to support the Winnemucca Police Department.