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Posted on: March 10, 2022


The Lyon County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to conduct a special meeting on April 14, 2022 to determine how to spend approximately $6.16 million of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) funding.

Lyon County is set to receive a total of approximately $11.17 million dollars and has already allocated approximately $5.01 million. Lyon County’s prior allocation included:

  • $4,350,000.00 for water and sewer projects in Dayton, Silver Springs and Willow Creek.
  • $50,000.00 in parks repair and maintenance
  • $8,500.00 to provide an internet connection to County facilities and Smith Valley and Silver City
  • $100,000.00 for personal protective equipment and COVID testing
  • $500,000.00 for indigent assistance, childcare assistance and behavioral health support

The Board will be asked to prioritize spending the remaining funding from projects brought by staff and not-for-profit organizations.

  • $4.4 million to expand and remodel the Fernley Justice Court and Sheriff’s Substation
  • $4.8 Million to rehabilitate Ramsey-Weeks Cutoff
  • $666,000.00 to improve the safety of the intersection of Miller Lane and Aiazzi Lane
  • $1.7 Million to purchase ambulances for the Fire Protection Districts
  • $1.2 Million to build a Community Center in Moundhouse
  • $390,000.00 to remodel the Dayton Food Pantry
  • $35,000.00 to equip the Animal Shelter for spay and neuter program
  • Unknown amount for Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle fleet
  • Unknown amount to assist Fernley with their Community Center.

The Board will be taking requests and testimony from staff and various not-for-profit groups to prioritize the spending of the funding. We require any department or organization requesting funding to complete the submission form and submit it to Erin Lopez at no later than April 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM.  Requests can be mailed to 27 South Main Street, Yerington, NV 89447.

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