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September 14, 2020
For Immediate Release
The City of Yerington announced today it has acquired the National Guard Armory at 14 East Goldfield Avenue. The acquisition process began in April of 2019 and involved several months of negotiation during which there was a change in National Guard leadership at the state level and the effects of the world-wide pandemic. The City will be utilizing the property as its new City Hall with a phased remodeling schedule over the next several months before opening to the public. Until then, the current City Hall will be utilized while the remodeling continues. No date has been set for the public opening.
The City paid $213,087 for the property which represented closing costs and the remaining balance of federal funds used to remodel some of the Armory buildings in the past ten to fifteen years. The property includes the main building where administrative and customer service offices will be located, a shop with offices for public works, a former shop where city council and municipal court functions may be located, and storage buildings. The property is 4.37 acres with the main building representing a sizable increase in office space than the current city hall which has housed customer service offices for several decades.
“Although it has been a long process, the acquisition represents a major step forward for the City and its citizens,” City Manager Robert Switzer commented. “When I came onboard in January of last year, the City Council gave me the task of finding a new City Hall and here we are; it is pretty exciting and challenging too.”
Mayor John Garry said, “We are happy to have acquired a facility which should serve the City for the next 50 to 100 years. We have been anticipating this day for some time, and we now have the task to convert the main building into a customer service and customer friendly facility. A grand opening will be scheduled sometime this coming winter and will provide an opportunity for citizens to see their new city hall.”
Robert Switzer, City Manager
Lyon County Launches Grant Program to Help Local Small Business
On September 8th, Lyon County will begin accepting applications for a small business grant program designed to help businesses deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The applications will be accepted through October 6th and grants will be awarded on an as needed and first come first served basis. For details on eligible businesses and funding amounts, and to preview the application, please visit the Nevada Association of Counties website.
“Small businesses are the life blood of our local economy, when they are strong, we are strong. We know that businesses and their employees were struggling during the restrictions and closures as a part of the response to the pandemic. The county is committed to assisting those in need as much as possible.” Vida Keller, Commission Chair
You must have a business license from the City of Yerington, City of Fernley, or Lyon County, to be eligible. The County has also partnered with the University of Nevada’s Small Business Development Center to assist businesses with the application process. Request free and confidential assistance at www.nevadasbdc.org or call 800-240-7094 to make an appointment with a counselor through one of their 13 statewide locations.
The funding for this program comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We urge all eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 to seek grant funding through this program, for further questions please visit the grant application website.
September 25th, 26th and 27th – FREE Adoption Event at the Yerington Animal Shelter!!!! Please stop by the shelter at 215 Trowbridge (behind Raley’s) between 9am and 1pm and give a pup a fur-ever home!!!! Please check out the Animal Shelter’s page on this website to see the available dogs!
For Information on the 2020 Nevada Census, please use the following link: https://census.nv.gov/
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