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Title 18 Town Annexation and Service Districts
Appendix A Genoa Town Boundary
Appendix B Minden Town Boundary
Appendix C Gardnerville Town Boundary
18.01 Annexation Procedures for Unincorporated Towns
18.02 Genoa
18.04 Minden
18.06 Gardnerville
18.08 North Valley General Improvement District
18.10 East Fork Fire Protection District
18.12 Douglas County Water District
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County Codes
Title 18 Town Annexation and Service Districts
18.02 Genoa
18.02.010 Creation
18.02.020 Boundaries
18.02.030 Services
18.02.040 Town advisory board
18.02.050 Prior acts confirmed
18.02.060 Annexation procedures
18.02.070 Project review procedures

18.02.010 Creation
    A.  The Unincorporated Town Government Law, NRS 269.500 et. seq., is adopted. 
    B.  Genoa, Douglas County, state of Nevada, is created as an unincorporated town. (Ord. 351 §2(part), 1980)
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18.02.020 Boundaries
    A.  The boundary of the town of Genoa shall be all of the lands as described in Title 18: Appendix A Genoa town Boundary.
    B.  The boundary shall not take effect until the plat or map incorporating the legal description in Title 18: Appendix A Genoa town Boundary is filed with the office of the county recorder as prescribed in NRS 269.650. (Ord. 1367, 2012; Ord. 1136, 2005; Ord. 904, 2000; Ord. 805, 1997; Ord. 562, 1992, Ord. 380 §2, 1981; Ord. 351 §2 (part), 1980)
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18.02.030 Services
    A.  The town shall provide the following services to its residents: 
        1.  Volunteer fire and police protection systems in conjunction with county, state and volunteer fire and police protection systems; 
        2.  Drainage; 
        3.  Solid waste disposal; 
        4.  Parks; 
        5.  Recreation; 
        6.  Streets, alleys, sidewalks; 
        7.  Street lights; 
        8.  Water distribution; 
        9.  Acquisition, disposal, annexation or de-annexation, maintenance and improvement of town property provided the town advisory board presents any proposed acquisition, disposal, annexation or de-annexation, maintenance and improvement of town property to the board of county commissioners for review and approval.
    B.  The services enumerated in this chapter are to be administered by a town advisory board. (Ord. 351 §2(part), 1980)
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18.02.040 Town advisory board
    A.  The town advisory board may have all those powers set forth in NRS for unincorporated towns in order to properly administer the services above in section 18.02.030. These powers include, but are not limited to, the setting of fees to offset the cost of the services. 
    B.  Town advisory board members shall be selected and serve as follows: 
        1.  The town advisory board shall consist of five members. 
        2.  Each member of the town advisory board shall be a resident and qualified elector in the town. 
        3.  Two members of the town advisory board shall initially be appointed by the board of county commissioners from among those persons in the town who possess the qualifications required by subdivision 2 of this subsection. These appointed members shall serve until the first Monday in January, 1981. At the expiration of the appointed term, these two seats shall be filled by any resident and registered voter of the town of Genoa receiving a majority of the ballots cast in the general election of November 1980, to serve a term of four years. 
        4.  One member of the town advisory board shall initially be appointed by the board of county commissioners from among those persons in the town who possess the qualifications required by subdivision 2 of this subsection. This appointed member shall serve until the first Monday in January, 1983. At the expiration of the appointed term, this seat shall be filled by any resident and registered voter of the town of Genoa receiving a majority of the ballots cast in the general election of November, 1982, to serve a term of four years. 
        5.  Two members of the town advisory board shall be persons in the town who possess the qualifications required by subdivision 2 of this subsection. Their seats shall be filled by any resident and registered voter of the Town of Genoa receiving a majority of the ballots cast in the general election of November, 1998, to serve a term of four years. 
        6.  All seats on the town advisory board for the town of Genoa shall, after being filled by residents and qualified voters as required by subdivisions 3 and 4 of this subsection, thereafter be filled by the individual receiving a majority of the ballots cast in the general election immediately preceding the expiration of the four-year term or terms.    
        7.  Each town board member shall assume office on the first Monday in January following his or her election. 
        8.  The members of the town advisory board may serve with compensation as set by resolution of the board of county commissioners. 
        9.  A vacancy which may occur during the term of a town board member will be filled by appointment of a qualified resident by a majority of the board of county commissioners. An appointed town board member shall serve the remainder of the term of the departed town board member. (Ord. 825, 1998; Ord. 388 §1, 1981; Ord. 351 §2(part), 1980)
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18.02.050 Prior acts confirmed
By this chapter the board of county commissioners ratifies, confirms and approves all prior acts of the existing town board of Genoa prior to the adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter. (Ord. 351 §2(part), 1980)
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18.02.060 Annexation procedures
Those areas, including subdivisions, which are adjacent or contiguous to the existing boundaries of the town of Genoa, and which are in need of being provided with the services enumerated in section 18.02.030 may be annexed to the town under the procedures set out in section 18.01.010. (Ord. 553 §2, 1992)
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18.02.070 Project review procedures
    A.  All persons or entities or combinations of persons or entities proposing to develop projects described in subsection B of this section, within the town of Genoa must apply to and receive consideration from the town advisory board before commencement of construction of the proposed project. 
    B.  Projects contemplated by the ordinance codified in this section shall include the following: 
        1.  Parcel maps; 
        2.  Subdivisions; 
        3.  Planned unit development; 
        4.  Commercial building or construction; 
        5.  Industrial building or construction; 
        6.  Public use building or construction; 
        7.  Parking lots; 
        8.  Parks or improved open space areas; 
        9.  Drainage projects; 
        10.  Mobile home parks or subdivisions; 
        11.  Apartment, condominium, or townhouse projects with two or more dwelling units; and 
        12.  Any additions or alterations of any of the above projects which require county design review.
    C.  The town advisory board shall review each project at a duly noticed public hearing for its impact on town services, including, but not limited to, streets, alleys, sidewalks, street lighting, drainage, fire protection parks, recreation, and solid waste collection. Following the public hearing the town advisory board shall make its recommendation to the planning department and to the board of commissioners for approval, denial or conditional approval. The town advisory board may recommend the applicant mitigate such impact by constructing facilities, dedicating land, or paying in-lieu fees reasonably required to serve the proposed project. 
    D.  Each applicant must pay to the town of Genoa at the time of filing a minimum fee of seventy-five dollars.
In addition to the above deposit, each applicant shall reimburse the town of Genoa for all special expenses reasonably incurred by the town advisory board, its staff, and consultants, including, but not limited to, legal and engineering expenses, in the process of reviewing the project. 
    E.  Each applicant shall supply any additional information reasonably required by the town advisory board to determine the financial liability, the aesthetic quality, and the engineering adequacy of the proposed development. (Ord. 720, 1995)
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