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News Briefs, Nov. 1

November workshop set for city’s capital improvement plan

Boulder City is holding a public workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14, to solicit input and answer questions about its proposed capital improvement plan.

The meeting will held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St. Attendees will be able to ask city department heads questions about plans for building renovations and equipment purchases for the city.

For more information, contact Boulder City’s Communications Manager Lisa LaPlante at llaplante@bcnv.org or 702-293-9302.

Business friendly policies started

Boulder City is working to make City Hall more user friendly for businesses with some recent initiatives.

According to Communications Manager Lisa LaPlante business licenses and some building permits can now be submitted and paid for online by going to http://bcnv.org/9/How-Do-I. The city is also working to add more online applications for other types of permits.

Inspection results also will be provided in the field, which can save customers time and keep them in the loop during the permit process.

Other changes include having the community development staff simplify the redevelopment agency application process to encourage more business reinvestment.

The city is also hiring economic development coordinator.

“This individual will serve as a liaison between the business community and the city,” said City Manager Al Noyola. “I am optimistic that these steps will be helpful as we keep our economy moving forward.”

Dollar Tree takes over 99 Cents

Chances are that many will be giving their two-cents worth regarding the news that 99 Cent Only Stores, including the one in Boulder City, have been thrown a lifeline by a former competitor — Dollar Tree.

Master plan to accommodate energy storage

The moves to develop much of the Eldorado Valley for solar energy uses that has brought Boulder City millions of dollars in lease revenue — enough to make it feasible for a city of just 15,000 souls to consider spending upward of $40 million on a new municipal pool complex — took another step forward on May 28 as the city council voted unanimously to amend the master plan and zoning map that would allow for the creation of a battery-based energy storage facility.

City moves to annex small plot already surrounded by BC

“Clowns to the left of me. Jokers to the right.” But in this case it’s “Boulder City to the left of me. BC to the right.” And, like so many other local issues, this one is really all about water.

It’s a mighty meaty May

Thirty-three pit masters. It makes for a lot of ribs and chicken and brisket. That’s how many barbecue mavens were on hand to compete at the 2024 edition of the Rotary Club of Boulder City’s Best Dam BBQ event. Before the crowds arrived, indeed, before most of the vendors or car show folks showed up, the early birds were already grilling in anticipation of when they would arrive.

Report: Parking spaces vs. pedestrian access?

A plan has been developing for about four years to reconfigure parking along Nevada Way in the historic downtown district of Boulder City.

BOR project nearing completion

The long-awaited transformation of the Bureau of Reclamation grounds from grass to xeriscaping is in the home stretch. But no date on its completion is known at this point.

Council adopts ‘25 budget

As the public hearing and presentation for the adoption of a city budget for fiscal year 2025 began, Mayor Joe Hardy said, “I believe that requires an initial statement from someone.”