Mayor Keener Hosts City Planner Cathy Laughlin

Elko City Mayor Reece Keener hosted Elko City Planner Cathy Laughlin on “Elko, Live,” for an update on construction permits, planned retail and commercial growth as well as Redevelopment Agency projects for the downtown corridor. The pair also discussed the need to adopt 2018 Building Codes as well as an increase in complaints from residents about various code violations including nuisance properties in city neighborhoods.

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Mayor Keener Hosts Police Lt. Palhegyi

Elko Redevelopment Agency officials are considering a request to partner in paving a downtown casino parking lot to include lighting and landscaping. The governing board is also considering a funding request for the Elko Mural Expo coming in September. The Elko City Council is considering appointing Elko Police Captain Tyler Trouten to the job of Chief with the announcement of Chief Ben Reed’s retirement this fall. If approved, the appointment would take effect November of 2019. Mayor Reece Keener hosted Lt. Mike Palhegyi to discuss several issues including the latest on the city plan to allow OHV use on designated routes in city