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 limits.
Elko City Manager Curtis Calder provides an update on several ongoing and emerging topics. The City Council will entertain a proposal for a Trap, Neuter and Release program to reduce the population of feral cats currently trapped and turned over to the City Animal Shelter. The shelter euthanizes upwards of 400 feral cats yearly and advocates say the number could be greatly reduced with such a