Commission okays proceeding towards buying Dayton floodplain land

In a step to prevent further development in the Carson River floodplain in Dayton, the Lyon County Board of Commissioners March 20 approved moving forward on seeking a grant to buy land along the Carson River.

Commissioner Bob Milz explained the county would apply for Question 1 grant funding from the state (program authorize by a Question 1 statewide ballot question approved by voters) and the 25 percent match would come from equity in the land value, as he said the owner would sell the land to the county below the value given from an appraisal, so that could be used as the required match.

Read the complete story at the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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