City Council Meeting and Agendas
The mission of the City Council is to ensure public safety, enhance the quality of life within the City,
and advocate and encourage community involvement.
City Council Meetings
Regular City Council meetings are open to the public and are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 55 W. Williams Avenue. Meeting information can be found below and is posted on the posting board in City Hall, at the Churchill County Library (553 S. Maine St.), Churchill County Law Enforcement Building (73 N. Maine St.), and Churchill County Administration Building (155 N. Taylor St.).
City Council Function
As a legislative body, the City Council consists of elected council members who hold the responsibility of adopting the City’s annual budget, acting as the city’s planning board, setting city policy, and serves as the City’s Utilities Commission and regulating body. The council legislates by passing ordinances, which become city laws.
In addition, the City Council also audits City agencies for performance and holds budget oversight hearings on City departments. Council members oversee all City departments and develop long-term plans and strategies.
During a voting period, the Council designates polling places, appoints two election clerks and an election inspector for each ward.
Outside of specified roles on City Council, council members participate on various boards and committees per the Mayor’s direction and confirm the Mayor’s appointment of City officers.
Guide to City Council Meetings
All City Council and Special meetings are open to the public and held in the City Hall Council Chambers inside City Hall at 55 W. Williams Avenue.
Meeting agendas are also posted on the announcements board in City Hall at the Churchill County Library (553 S. Maine St.), Churchill County Law Enforcement Building (73 N. M aine St.), and Churchill County Administration Building (155 N. Taylor St.). Ample meeting parking is available in the lot west of City Hall. Notice to persons with disabilities: Reasonable effort will be made to assist and accommodate physically handicapped persons desiring to attend the meetings. Please call the City Clerk’s Office at (775)423-5104 in advance so that arrangements may conveniently made. Meetings typically convene with a pledge of allegiance to the US flag, verification of required agenda posting and approval of previous minutes and new warrants. Then, the floor opens for general public comments. Action cannot be taken on issues raised during this period. Council discusses and acts upon properly noted agenda items, followed by a second opportunity where the public is entitled to make comments. A presentation of City Council and City staff reports follows. When necessary, an executive session (a meeting closed to the public) will ensue. Afterward, the Mayor adjourns the meeting.