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Posted on: January 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County Commission Special Meeting to Approve Resolution RE: Governor's COVID Emergency Directives

January 28, 2021 at 8:30 AM The Lyon County Board of Commissioners are conducting a special meeting to discuss and possibly approve  A Resolution by the Lyon County Board of Commissioners Declaring a State of Economic Emergency Due to COVID-19 Governor Mandated Regulations and Orders, and Issuing Certain Local Orders Pertaining Thereto on a Temporary Basis. The Special Meeting was requested by Commissioner Ken Gray at the January 21, 2021 regular County Commission Meeting. Commissioner Gray authored the resolution which, if passed, resolves to:

That individuals and businesses will maintain positive and productive relationships with the Lyon County Public Health Officer and will kindly take her perspectives and recommendations into account when setting policy.

II. That the Sheriff and the District Attorney are required to enforce all local orders and regulations promulgated by the Lyon County Board of Public Health, including without limitation, quarantine orders pursuant to NRS 439.360. 

III. That due to the additional risk of exposure to COVID-19 caused by routinely visiting noncompliant businesses in more densely-populated parts of the State, government officials and agents from agencies outside Lyon County shall, with the exception of routine health and safety inspections authorized by Title 40 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, be required to quarantine for 14 days prior to conducting official business within businesses in Lyon County. Failure to follow local regulations may result in local prosecution. 

IV. That the Sheriff shall be directed to use his discretion not to enforce or respond to complaints related to violations of the Governor’s “emergency directives.”

 V. That the District Attorney shall be directed not to prosecute violations of the Governor’s “emergency directives.”

 VI. That in an effort to avoid irreparable economic damage, the Board of County Commissioners hereby recommends that businesses continue to operate within the Governor’s “emergency directives” in good faith. However, the Board condemns all infringements on individual liberty and accordingly respects the right of each business and organization to determine how and if to implement those directives relative to their business model. 

VII. That in an effort to combat economic damage resulting from enforcement of the Governor’s “emergency directives,” the Board of County Commissioners hereby establishes an “Economic Relief Fund” for business who have incurred Governor-emergency-directive-related expenses in the form of fines, penalties, or legal fees. The Fund shall be created from the County’s General Fund in the amount of 6 Page 3 of 3 $50,000 and shall be administered by application and on a first come, first served basis by the Board of County Commissioners. Those seeking reimbursement from the Fund shall submit proof of their expenses to the Lyon County Clerk, who in turn, will place an action item for possible reimbursement of the expense on the agenda of the next regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners hereby retains unto itself the sole discretion to award funds based on the facts presented to it by each applicant.

A copy of the Agenda and Resolution can be found by clicking:  /AgendaCenter/Board-of-County-Commissioners-5/?#01282021-927

The public can participate in the meeting by clicking on the link for the zoom meeting on the agenda. The public can also submit public comment by email by sending email to

Agenda and Resolution
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