weather icon Clear

City to clean downtown sidewalks

Boulder City staff will be power washing the downtown sidewalks for two days in April to prepare for a community event.

According to the city’s economic development coordinator, Raffi Festekjian, the cleaning will take place early in the morning Sunday, April 7, and Monday, April 8, to minimize the impact on businesses. Merchants should make sure all of the goods, tables and chairs are removed from the sidewalks in front of their establishments.

The cleaning is being done for a sidewalk sale from 4-8 p.m. April 13 put on by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, held with the wine walk.

Chamber CEO Jill Rowland-Lagan said the chamber has received several comments about the cleanliness of the sidewalks in the historic district. She and the city worked out a partnership to fix the issue.

Community Development Director Michael Mays “checked with other city officials on the ability the city might have to use the same equipment used on the crosswalks before the parades to clean the sidewalks going into the busy tourism season this spring,” she said.

“The chamber thought we could volunteer to coordinate sidewalk sales with the businesses involved in the cleaning zone to showcase the idea that it is an inviting, strollable part of our amazing community. If this works well, it might be possible to extend this to other areas of the business community.”

The owners who want to use the public sidewalks in front of their businesses to sell merchandise or have seating for the April 13 sale need to have an encroachment license.

The application can be found at bcnv.org/DocumentCenter/View/572/Encroachment-License-PDF?bidId=.

For more information on the license, contact the Public Works Department, engineering division, at pwengineering@bcnv.org or call 702-293-9200.

To find out more about the April 7 and 8 cleaning, contact Festekjian at rfestekjian@bcnv.org or call 702-293-9200.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Senators call for disaster funding to help Lake Mead

“Disastrous conditions have reshaped Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s one and a half million acres of incredible landscapes and slowly depleted the largest reservoir in the United States,” the senators wrote in a letter to the National Park Service.

Boulder City Council reviews city officials’ performance

Boulder City Council met in a special session Tuesday to hear presentations from the city manager, city attorney and city clerk and then to issue official performance reviews.

Lake Mead may face deeper pumping to protect water quality

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is evaluating whether changes need to be made to its lowest intake straw in order to protect water quality as Lake Mead continues to shrink.

Avi Kwa Ame named Nevada’s 4th national monument

President Joe Biden designated Avi Kwa Ame as Nevada’s fourth national monument Tuesday during the White House Conservation in Action Summit.

Biden set to visit Vegas to talk drug prices

President Biden will not be designating Avi Kwa Ame as a national monument next week, although he will still be in town to talk about prescription drug prices.

As Lake Mead declines, so do its visitation numbers

A National Park Service spokesman says it is not possible to say why visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area dropped off without further research.