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Posted on: July 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County Commission to address Road Name Change of Old Dayton Valley Road to Pres. Trump Way


The Lyon County Board of Commissioners will address the issue of renaming Old Dayton Valley Road to Pres. Trump Way at their July 15, 2021 meeting.  July 1, 2021 the Board of Commissioners voted, 4 in favor and 1 against, on agenda item 19D For Possible Action: Approve starting the process to rename a street in the Dayton area. (Requested by Commissioner Gray). Lyon County has received a number of concerns that the Board of Commissioners may be in violation of the Open Meeting Law as the agenda language was not specific to what street would be affected or what the proposed name would be. The item is being brought back to address any Open Meeting Law concerns and notify the citizens of Lyon County of the proposed name change. Staff is currently working on an application and verifying associated costs. 

If directed by a majority of the Board of Commissioners, then the Planning Department will file a County-initiated street name change application (w/o the application filing fee).  The following outlines the street name change application review process:

  1. County staff would complete and process the street name application (refer to attached street name change application form);
    1. For street name change applications, the reviewing agencies are sent a copy of the street name request application and requested to provide comments as to the potential impact to their operations/regulations/requirements/requirements.
    2. For street name change applications, the typical concern is similarities/conflicts with existing street names that may be lead to confusion for emergency service providers, road department staff and utility department staff.
  2. The street name change application is forwarded to the Dayton Regional Advisory Board chairperson;
  3. The Dayton Regional Advisory Board determines whether to add the street name change application to their next regularly scheduled meeting to review and provide comments to forward to the Planning Commission/Board of Commissioners;
  4. The street name change application is scheduled for the next regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting date;
  5. The current property owners of parcels fronting on the street proposed for the change in street name change application will receive public notice of the Planning Commission agenda item (the public notice has to clearly state the intent of public hearing applications); 
  6. The street name change application is heard by the Planning Commission in a public meeting and a decision is made regarding the street name change application request. 

If the Planning Commission approves the application then the County will then implement the change. A denial of the application will be appealed to the Board of County Commissioners for a final decision. The preliminary fiscal impact to Lyon County is approximately $8,000, including letterhead, business cards, street and building signs, document preparation and recording, etc. Street signs are also estimated to need to be replaced on a frequent basis.

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