Washoe County To Abolish the Office of Constable in Incline Village-Crystal Bay

December 10, 2021

On the Washoe County Commissioner’s agenda Tuesday December 14th is a recommendation to amend the WCC Chapter 5 by adding a provision to abolish the Office of Constable in Incline Village-Crystal Bay effective at the conclusion of his current term in office. Click here to view agenda item #33 and instructions of how to provide public comment.

Below is the content of the staff memo:

STAFF REPORT
BOARD MEETING DATE: December 14, 2021
DATE: November 10, 2021

TO: Board of County Commissioners

FROM: Jamie Rodriguez, Government Affairs Manager
(775) 328-2010 JARodriguez@washoecounty.gov

THROUGH: Eric Brown, County Manager

SUBJECT: Pursuant to Washoe County Code (WCC) Sections 2.030 and 2.040 and NRS 258.010(3), recommendation to approve a request to initiate proceedings to amend the WCC Chapter 5 by adding a provision to abolish the office of constable in Incline Village-Crystal Bay effective at the conclusion of his current term in office, and direct the County Clerk to submit the request to the District Attorney for preparation of a proposed ordinance reflecting the amendment. (All Commission Districts.)

SUMMARY
Pursuant to NRS 258.010(3), a county with a population of less than 700,000 that has more than one township has the power to abolish, by ordinance, the Office of Constable within particular townships, where the Board of County Commissioners determines that the Office of Constable is not necessary.

Department Strategic Objective supported by this item:

PREVIOUS ACTION
On April 14, 1998, WCC 5.465 was amended by approval of ordinance 1013. This abolished the Office of Constable in the townships of Gerlach, Reno, Sparks, Verdi and Wadsworth.

BACKGROUND
Washoe County abolished the office of constable in Townships Gerlach, Reno, Sparks, Verdi and Wadsworth in April of 1998. The office of constable for Incline-Village Crystal Bay was not abolished, but the code allows for the Board of County Commissioners, having made a finding that the Office of Constable is not necessary may be abolished the office.

FISCAL IMPACT
No fiscal impact

RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to WCC Sections 2.030 and 2.040 and NRS 258.010, approve a request to initiate proceedings to amend the WCC Chapter 5 by adding a provision to abolish the Office of Constable in Incline Village-Crystal Bay effective at the conclusion of his current term in office, and direct the County Clerk to submit the request to the District Attorney for preparation of a proposed ordinance reflecting the amendment. (All Commission Districts.)

POSSIBLE MOTION
Should the Board of County Commissioners agree with the recommendation, a possible
motion would be:
Move to introduce on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to WCC
Sections 2.030 and 2.040 and NRS 258.010, approval of a request to initiate proceedings to
amend the WCC Chapter 5 by adding a provision to abolish the office of constable in Incline
Village-Crystal Bay effective at the conclusion of his current term in office, and direct the
County Clerk to submit the request to the District Attorney for preparation of a proposed
ordinance reflecting the amendment.

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