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Title 18 Town Annexation and Service Districts
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Appendix C Gardnerville Town Boundary
18.01 Annexation Procedures for Unincorporated Towns
18.02 Genoa
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18.06 Gardnerville
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County Codes
Title 18 Town Annexation and Service Districts
18.06 Gardnerville
18.06.010 Creation
18.06.020 Boundaries
18.06.030 Services
18.06.040 Town advisory board
18.06.060 Prior acts confirmed
18.06.080 Sidewalks
18.06.090 Fire hydrant specifications
18.06.100 Garbage and trash collection
18.06.110 Annexation procedures
18.06.130 Project review procedures

18.06.010 Creation
    A.  The Unincorporated Town Government Law, NRS 269.500 et. seq., is adopted. 
    B.  Gardnerville, Douglas County, state of Nevada, is created as an unincorporated town. (Ord. 351 §4(part), 1980)
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18.06.020 Boundaries
    A. The boundary of the town of Gardnerville shall be all of the lands as described in Title 18:  Appendix C Gardnerville Town Boundary.
    B. The boundary shall not take effect until the plat or the map incorporating the legal description in Title 18: Appendix C Gardnerville Town Boundary is filed with the office of the county recorder as prescribed in NRS 269.650.   (Ord. 1357, 2012; Ord. 1206, 2007; Ord. 1198, 2007; Ord. 1160, 2006; Ord. 1078, 2004; Ord. 1029, 2003; Ord. 909, 2000; Ord. 806, 1997; Ord. 772, 1997; Ord. 680, 1995; Ord. 639, 1994; Ord. 564, 1992; Ord. 545, 1991; Ord. 393 §1, 1981; Ord. 387 §1, 1981; Ord. 351 §4 (part), 1980)
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18.06.030 Services
    A.  The town shall provide the following services to its residents: 
        1.  Volunteer fire and police protection systems in conjunction with county, state or 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 §4(part), 1980)
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18.06.040 Town advisory board
    A.  The town advisory board shall have all those powers set forth in NRS for unincorporated towns in order to properly administer the services outlined in section 18.06.030. 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 Gardnerville receiving a majority of the ballots cast in the general election of November 1980, to serve a term of four years. 
        4.  Three 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, 1983.At the expiration of the appointed terms, these seats shall be filled by any resident and registered voter of the town of Gardnerville receiving a majority of the ballots cast in the general election of November 1982, to serve a term of four years. 
        5.  All seats on the town advisory board for the town of Gardnerville shall, after being filled by residents and qualified voters as required by subsection 3 and 1 of this section, thereafter be filled by the individual receiving a majority of the ballots cast in the general election immediately preceding the expiration of a four-year term. 
        6.  Each town board member will assume office on the first Monday in January following his or her election. 
        7. The members of the town advisory board may serve with compensation as set by resolution of the board of county commissioners. 
        8.  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. 388 §3, 1981; Ord. 351 §4(part), 1980)
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18.06.060 Prior acts confirmed
By this chapter the board of county commissioners ratifies, confirms and approves all prior acts of the existing town board of Gardnerville prior to the adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter. (Ord. 351 §4 part), 1980)
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18.06.080 Sidewalks
    A.  An owner of property within the Town of Gardnerville is responsible for: 
        1.  The repair and reconstruction of a sidewalk in the public right-of-way that abuts the property of an owner, if the owner caused the need for the repair or reconstruction. 
        2.  The general maintenance of a sidewalk in the public right-of-way that abuts the property of the owner, including without limitation, sweeping, removal of snow, ice, and weeds, and maintenance of any grass, shrubs or trees that encroach on the sidewalk. (Ord. 1127, 2005)
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18.06.090 Fire hydrant specifications
    A.  Fire hydrants installed in the town of Gardnerville shall meet the following standard specifications in any public or private works construction: 
        1.  Hydrants shall be of the "dry barrel" design. 
        2.  Hydrants will have a minimum of 150 p.s.i. working pressure. 
        3.  The inside diameter of the barrel of any fire hydrant shall not be less than seven inches. 
        4.  The operating nut shall be covered by a weather shield. 
        5.  The operating nut of each fire hydrant shall open to the left (counter-clockwise) and shall be of the pentagon shape, one and one-half inches point of the nut to the flat portion of the nut. 
        6.  The design of the fire hydrant shall not include any aluminum components on interior sections of the hydrant. 
        7.  The fire hydrants shall be equipped with an oil reservoir. 
        8.  The operating mechanism in the top of the hydrant shall be of the "dry type," and be sealed with "O" rings. Any lubricant lost during shipping and storage is to be replaced prior to the time that the fire hydrant is installed. The top or "bonnet" shall be attached with bronze or iron threads. 
        9.  Nozzle outlets must be of a minimum of 18 inches from the ground level to the flange. 
        10.  There shall be two hose nozzles, size two and one-half inches N.S.T., and one steamer (pumper) nozzle size four and one-half inches N.S.T. Nozzle caps are to be chained to the hydrant barrel, and have pentagon wrench lugs. All nozzles must be threaded to the barrel or caulked with lead. 
        11.  All hydrants must be guaranteed to deliver 600 g.p.m. at 150 p.s.i. from the steamer nozzle, friction loss in the hydrant not to exceed two and one-half pounds at 150 p.s.i. Each two and one-half inch nozzle must deliver 250 g.p.m. with a friction loss not more than two pounds at 150 p.s.i. All hydrants must have written guarantees. 
        12.  All hydrants must be designed so that the upper barrel may be rotated 360 degrees. 
        13.  Hydrants shall be construed so that extensions in multiples of six inches may be added to raise the upper barrel. 
        14.  Hydrants are to be of the "traffic design," so that a breaking point shall be provided at or near the ground level. They must be guaranteed to break away without damage to the hydrant barrel, the valve stem or the main valve. The main valve shall be constructed so that it will not open if the hydrant is knocked from its installation place. 
        15.  The main valve opening is to be five and one-half inches or greater. 
        16.  The design is to include bronze facing seat rings. 
        17.  Hydrants are to be of a low profile design, with nozzle caps to be supplied with non-kinking type chain securely attached to the hydrant body. 
        18.  The main valve shall close with the water pressure. All working parts, including the main valve and seat ring, are to be completely removable through the top of the hydrant. The main valve is to be bronze, and the facing against the seat shall be rubber. 
        19.  Two drain openings must be provided to drain the barrel completely when the hydrant is closed. 
        20.  The inlet connection shall be mechanical or ring-tight design with two strapping lugs. The connection is to be for a six inch water pipe. 
        21.  Painting for the above ground hydrant body shall have a suitable prime coat followed by not less two coats of chrome yellow high gloss enamel, as recommended by Pamphlet No. 291 of the National Fire Protection Association. 
        22.  The fire agency and water system having jurisdiction shall approve the type, style, model and manufacturer of all fire hydrants prior to their installation. 
        23.  Installation of fire hydrants shall be to specification as indicated in the county "Standard Details for Public Work Construction" drawing number 3-1.1(307).
    B.  Fire hydrant use. 
        1.  No person shall use or operate any hydrant or other valves installed on any water system within the town of Gardnerville intended for fire suppression purposes, unless approval has been granted by the fire chief or the local jurisdiction controlling water systems. 
        2.  Persons operating the fire hydrants shall use only an approved tool to open and close the operating nut.
    C.  Punishment for violations. 
        1.  Persons violating the above items are subject to the impoundment of equipment and appurtenances or a fine of $100 for the first offense, and impoundment and a fine of $250 for each successive violation. 
        2.  This section does not apply to the use of a hydrant or valves by persons employed by the town of Gardnerville, the Gardnerville Town Water Company, Inc., Douglas County, its water company or any fire department personnel. (Ord. 588, 1993; Ord. 463 §1, 1986)
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18.06.100 Garbage and trash collection
A. Residential.
        1. Mandatory garbage pickup is required for all residential areas within the boundaries of the town of Gardnerville.  All annexed areas are required to have mandatory service.  The record owner of a parcel of land within the boundaries of the town of Gardnerville shall be billed directly for the monthly garbage pickup rate for the parcel owned, and shall be solely responsible for the payment of the garbage pickup service charged.   The record owner of a parcel of real property receiving garbage collection service will provide, in writing and signed by the record owner, a current address to which bills for garbage collection service will be sent.  Until notified of a change of address, the town will send all bills to the last known mailing address of the record owner as shown on the records of the town.
        2. Containers shall be provided to each customer by the Town of Gardnerville.  Containers shall be ninety (90) gallon capacity, dual purpose semi-automated roll-out carts, and be equipped with a covering to enclose the container.  Garbage and trash must be placed within the container, fully closed, and placed at the curbside by the customer.  All garbage and trash must be placed completely within the container to be collected.  No container will be emptied by the Town of Gardnerville unless it is presented at curbside, and completely closed.  The front of the cart shall face the street and multiple containers will be separated by at least 18”.
        3. There are a maximum of two roll-out carts that will be provided.  Additional carts will be charged at the standard quarterly rate as set by the board.  These carts may be used by a single family residential unit, provided that all garbage in those containers is contained within each container, lid closed, and originates at that residential unit.  A residence that is also serving a commercial use may not use any additional containers without the prior written approval of the Town of Gardnerville.
        4. Garbage collection will be made minimum of one time each week and pickup will be at the curb side in the front of the home or in areas served by alleys, to the rear of the home in the alley.
    B. Commercial.
        1. Mandatory pickup or service is required for all commercial entities within the town of Gardnerville.  Exceptions to standard mandatory service for industrial wastes or other specialized wastes shall be determined by the town board.  On request of the record property owner, the town will send a bill to a tenant.  Irrespective of the party to whom bills are normally sent by the town, the obligation to pay for garbage collection service belongs to the record owner of the parcel of real property to which the town provides its garbage collection service.  The record owner of a parcel of real property receiving garbage collection service will provide, in writing and duly signed by the record owner, a current address to which bills for garbage collection service will be sent.  Until notified of a change of address, the town will send all bills to the last known mailing address of the record owner as shown on the records of the town.
        2. The town will provide two cubic yard dumpsters for commercial customers on request.  The town will own and maintain such dumpsters.  Collection will be made on an “as required” basis.
        3. All dumpsters shall be placed on a minimum six-by-eight foot concrete pad, four inches thick. The top surface of the pad shall be level with the surrounding paved area.  All dumpsters shall be enclosed by a six foot fence or wall, with a paved or concrete apron extending a minimum of 36” from the face of the enclosure.  
        4. All dumpsters and garbage/trash areas shall be maintained in a clean and safe manner, including the removal of fallen leaves and windblown debris that tend to accumulate in the enclosure.
        5.  As necessary, snow shall be removed by the customer from in front of dumpsters and gates prior to 7:00 a.m.
        6.  All new commercial customers using dumpsters must provide enclosures approved by the town as described in the town standard detail for size and orientation options.  Existing commercial customers without town-approved enclosures must construct enclosures when the parcel of real property on which the customer’s business is located is the subject of rezoning, is granted a special use permit, is the subject of construction for which a building permit is required, or is sold or otherwise transferred to a new owner.
    C. Rates.
        1. The town board will establish collection rates by resolution for residential and commercial customers or users. The rates will be in effect after public hearings for two consecutive months scheduled during the regular town board meetings.  Rates shall be published and be available for public dissemination on request.
        2. The town board may change the rates as required to meet the expenses and budget requirements of the trash enterprise fund.
        3. All revenues shall be placed in the trash enterprise fund and used solely for indirect and direct costs related to the fund.
        4. Except as provided in paragraph 1 of section A of this section, billing intervals and procedures shall be established by the town board at a regularly scheduled meeting. 
    D.  The town board may make available to the residential and commercial customers of the town’s garbage collection service a program for the separation at the source of recyclable material from other solid waste originating from residential and commercial premises and public buildings where trash and garbage collection services are provided for the collection of solid waste.  (Ord. 1398, 2013; Ord. 1255, 2008; Ord. 962, 2001; Ord. 942, 2000; Ord. 811, 1997; Ord. 748, 1996; Ord. 741, 1996; Ord. 542, 1991; Ord. 464 §1, 1986)
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18.06.110 Annexation procedures
Those areas, including subdivisions which are adjacent or contiguous to the existing boundaries of the town of Gardnerville, and which are in need of being provided with the services enumerated in section 18.06.030 may be annexed to the town under the procedures set out in section 18.01.010. (Ord. 634, 1994 amended 18.06.110(E) which was repealed by Ord. 553. Similar language from Ord 553 is codified in 18.01.010; Ord. 553 §4, 1992; Ord. 476 §1, 1987)
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18.06.130 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 Gardnerville 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; 
        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 board of commissioners for approval, denial or conditional approval. The town advisory board may recommend the applicant mitigate such impact by construction facilities, dedicating land, or paying in-lieu fees as are reasonably required to serve the proposed project. 
        1.  Each applicant must pay to the town of Gardnerville at the time of filing a minimum fee of $75. In addition to the above deposit, each applicant shall reimburse the town of Gardnerville 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. 
    2.  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. 634 §2, 1994; Ord. 477 §1, 1987)
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