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Council OKs ordinance to allow chickens in backyards

The City Council approved an ordinance during Wednesday’s meeting that will allow residents living in single-family homes to keep as many as 10 chickens in their backyards. A detailed report will be published in the Nov. 20 issue.

Residents favor backyard chickens

More residents appear to be in favor of letting homeowners keep chickens in their backyards, according to emails sent to city officials after the City Council decided to hold off on a vote during its Oct. 28 meeting.

Fallout from SLAPP accumulates for city

The six residents who were wrongfully sued by Boulder City for circulating ballot initiatives in 2010, according to the Nevada Supreme Court, are coming after the city for another $600,000 in compensatory damages.

Council stews over chicken issue

The City Council postponed voting for two weeks on an ordinance that would allow single-family residences to have chickens in their backyards.

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Council session goes to birds

In a brief meeting Tuesday night, the City Council introduced a bill that could affect the housing of chickens in residential areas.

Conger’s expertise betters PD

It’s been more than a year since Police Chief Bill Conger was tabbed to permanently lead Boulder City’s Police Department. Since then, he’s strived for more community policing, and improved the camaraderie between the men and women who protect the city.

City renames street near high school Eagles Drive

Bill Rackey is a proud graduate of Boulder City High School and fought to change the street named School Drive to Eagles Drive, which the City Council passed during its Tuesday meeting.

BC city attorney hit with ethics fine

City Attorney Dave Olsen was hit with a $1,500 fine Sept. 10 by the Nevada Commission of Ethics for his involvement in his son’s civil suit against Boulder City and Henderson in 2010.

Fee for paving disputed

Boulder City’s Public Works Department is in arbitration with one of the lead contractors of the Nevada Way reconstruction project after the company claimed the city paid it $200,000 less than it was owed.

Boulder City denied reduction in SLAPP fees

Boulder City’s attempt to reduce the $180,000 in attorney fees it was ordered to pay to six citizens after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled the city wrongfully sued them was denied Monday.

Storm drain project starts on Monday

Construction on a nine-month flood control project along Buchanan Boulevard is set to break ground Monday.

Council extends dog park lease

The City Council on Tuesday extended the lease agreement with See Spot Run Inc. to keep the dog park in Boulder City for at least five more years.

City seeks to reduce lawsuit fees

Boulder City is hoping to pay about $150,000 less than ordered for attorney fees for six residents who the Nevada Supreme Court ruled were wrongfully sued by the city after they circulated three ballot initiative petitions in 2010.

Buchanan project will alleviate flooding

Boulder City is about to break ground on one of its largest flood control projects in recent years to help alleviate excess water along Buchanan Boulevard.

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