Lyon County makes second offer to honor Trump


The Lyon County Commission will consider naming the Yerington court complex the Donald J. Trump court complex on Thursday.
The update follows the committee’s 3-2 vote on July 15 against renaming Old Dayton Valley Road to Pres. Trump Way after community members provided public comments largely against the recommendation made by Commissioner Ken Gray.
Commissioners Vida Keller and Gray, board members supporting the motion, said after the vote, former President Donald Trump should be honored for his contributions, which include the COVID-19 vaccination before he leaves.
Commissioners Wes Henderson, Robert Jacobson and Dave Hockaday of Districts 1, 4 and 5 respectively, rejected the proposal after hearing from the public, concerned about the political divide it created.
Gray had told Appeal that he wanted to pursue the renaming of the road through a ballot question in the next election.
Also on Thursday’s agenda, the commission will examine a planning and design process for a Dayton government center in the Mira Vida area of ​​the Dayton Valley Lakes, developing planned units. The county has three parcels of nearly 103 acres north of the highway and south of Carson River. According to staff reports, Mira Vida is said to be a “private, age-restricted community” for homebuyers aged 55 or older on plots of 1,200 to 2,200 square feet. However, to develop any use on county-owned plots on isolated single-family residential units other than the age-restricted residential use, the county must change the development to a public facility zoning.
Lyon County staff members who have achieved service milestones will also be honored on Thursday.
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The meeting begins Thursday at 9 am at the county administrative complex, 27 S. Main St. in Yerington, and will be available on Zoom.

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