Elko County Commissioner Jon Karr

Elko County Commissioner Jon Karr discussed the proposed County Budget, detailed concerns over Nevada Division of Forestry plans to increase the county share of financial responsibility for firefighting costs, and expressed support for updating Elko County building codes from the current 2003 standard to 2018.

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