For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. July 9, 2013. The Washoe County Board of Commissioners held its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, July 9
County Clerk to retire: Items 6 & 7. Current County Clerk Amy Harvey will retire from the office she has held since 1998
Final report on Incline Village/Crystal Bay property taxes: Item 11. Commissioners unanimously accepted the final presentation on the tax refund project for Incline Village/Crystal Bay. Washoe County Treasurer Tammi Davis said the Incline Tax Refund Project was completed early and the last of the refund checks were sent out a week ago. On July 7, 2011, the Nevada Supreme Court denied Washoe County's appeal of a lower court's decision that ordered the County Treasurer to pay refunds with interest to approximately 8,700 Incline Village/Crystal Bay residential taxpayers. That was based upon the Washoe County Board of Equalization's 2006 decision to roll back the taxpayers' 2006-07 property tax valuations to 2002-03 levels. On Feb. 24, 2012 an order was issued in District Court requiring the Treasurer to complete the refunds to taxpayers by August 23, 2013. The Treasurer's Office issued the first refunds in August 2011. Details of the presentation included:
- Amount of refunds totaled $ 44,820,086.
- More than 25,000 checks were cut.
- The project took approximately 35,000 staff hours to complete.
- 8,763 parcels were impacted by the decision.
Commissioner Berkbigler appointed to EDAWN Board: Item 12. The Board unanimously chose Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler, District 1, to replace former County Manager Katy Simon on the board of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and selected Commissioner Kitty Jung, District 3, as Washoe County’s alternate. EDAWN’s board of trustees is comprised of private investors and industry experts who serve a two-year term. The board also includes volunteer community leaders and elected officials who are dedicated to taking economic development in a new direction in Northern Nevada. EDAWN board members support the mission to recruit and expand quality companies in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe.
Washoe County Scholarship Fund: Item 5.B. Commissioners accepted a $500 donation to the fund from former County Manager Katy Simon. In May 2013, Simon made a presentation to the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and in lieu of receiving a facilitator's/speaker's fee, Simon recommended a donation to the Washoe County Scholarship Fund. The program was established for the benefit of County employees who may apply for scholarship funds to assist them in their career development.