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Council extends McManus’ term on Historic Preservation Commitee

Boulder City Council unanimously approved the nomination for the Historic Preservation Committee’s newest member to his first full term Tuesday night.

Kiernan McManus joined the committee as a replacement for Christina Frausto, who moved to Las Vegas and was unable to finish her term.

McManus’ term was set to end Aug. 31, but members of City Council did not wish to see him go so soon.

“I move to reappoint Kiernan as a member to the Historic Preservation Committee,” Councilman Duncan McCoy said. “He has jumped into this position with enthusiasm and he is a friendly and thoughtful member of the community.”

Despite being its newest member, McManus has played an important role in the committee’s effort to create a new mission statement and ordinances for historic preservation in the city.

It was McManus’ idea to use the regulations of Connecticut’s Historic Preservation Code as a stepping stone to change Boulder City’s code.

McManus said he was more than happy to renew his term as a member of the committee.

“It made sense to renew my term on the committee,” McManus said. “Historic preservation is an important cause in this city and we are working on some important changes right now, so I am happy to stay.”

McManus’ new term will end Aug. 31, 2018.

City Council also unanimously approved its nominee for the Community Development Advisory Committee. John Wiles was a last minute nominee for a position that the city struggled to fill.

“Being a member of this committee is a five-month commitment that requires you to drive to (Las) Vegas twice a month at night,” Boulder City Clerk Lorene Krumm said. “I think the commitment is what made this position so hard to fill.”

The community development committee is a county wide group that involves members reviewing applications, hearing presentations and making recommendations on all emergency shelter public services to the Clark County Board of Commissioners. Members are appointed to a one-year term and committee meetings begin in October and end in February.

Christina Lodge was the city’s representative since 2011, but was unable to continue this year because of its extensive commitment.

Wiles was the only one to volunteer for the position.

Boulder City is also required to have an alternate member in case the nominated party is unable to fulfill his or her commitment.

The city has reached out to Emergency Aid of Boulder City and Lend a Hand to supply an alternate.

Contact reporter Max Lancaster at mlancaster @bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow him on Twitter @MLancasterBCR.

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