Council to Vote on Airport Projects
January 12, 2015
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  • ELKO — A couple of Elko Regional Airport projects are on the agenda for Tuesday’s Elko City Council meeting.

    During the meeting, the council may award a five-year aviation planning services contract at the Elko Regional Airport to Jviation Inc.

    The Federal Aviation Administration wants the airport to update its master plan in 2015, Airport Director Mark Gibbs said. If the contract is approved, Jviation will put together the master plan.

    The airport is also revamping its webpage, and asking for the public’s input on the airport and ways to improve air service in Elko.

    “This is a major opportunity,” Gibbs said. “… The public gets to have a voice.”

    Also at the meeting, the council may accept a $10,000 Nevada Commission on Tourism marketing grant on behalf of the airport.

    The grant money will be used to advertise the airport and all of Elko in Utah, Gibbs said. This is the first time the airport has received such a grant.

    As a part of the advertising, the airport will hire a professional to write an article about Elko for SkyWest Magazine, a publication available to passengers on Delta flights.

    “That will be a great opportunity to get Elko in front of many, many people worldwide,” Gibbs said. ” … We’ll be putting our little small town on the map.”

    At the meeting, council may also:

    •Approve the Elko Police Department to enter into a memorandum of understanding agreement with the Elko County School District and the Elko County Sheriff’s Office for the school resource officer program.
    •Adopt the personal appearance, reporting convictions, children and animals in the workplace, whistle blower protection, telecommuting, chain of command, and vehicle operators drug and alcohol policies.
    •Appoint one council member each to the Elko County Regional Transportation Commission, Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority, Elko County Debt Management Commission, and Elko Convention and Visitors Authority.
    •Designate council members as liaisons to the police department, street department, waterworks and sewer, fire department, airport and public property, parks and recreation department, ECVA, Elko County Water Planning
    Commission, Elko County Fair Board, Recreation Board, and other departments not listed.
    •Authorize staff to solicit bids for one new hook-lift mounted asphalt patch body for the street department.
    •Accept public improvement for Copper Trails Unit 1.
    •Appoint Steve Christean or Andrew Boyd to the Airport Advisory Board.
    •Renew the Nevada deferred compensation interlocal contract between public agencies.
    •Assign and transfer all rights under the non-exclusive license agreement between the city and Elizabeth Younger Agency Ltd. to Lamar Advertising Southwest Inc.
    •Appoint Joshua Patrick Brown to the Arts and Culture Advisory Board.
    •Approve a renewed water rights priority agreement with Bruce and Sidnie Miller and Bar L Ranch.
    •Appoint John Collett to the California Trail Advisory Board.
    •Add the Humboldt River corridor to the City of Elko land inventory.
    •Accept the 2015 Planning Commission work program.
    •Issue a regular retail liquor license to Dean S. Vavak and Lori K. Vavak of Double Dice RV Park Bar & Grill located at 3730 E. Idaho St.
    •Accept a petition for annexation of property to the city, filed by N.A.

    Degerstrom, consisting of about 12 acres of property to include a portion of Interstate 80 right-of-way located northeast of the intersection of East Idaho Street and Manzanita Lane.