COUNTY GRANTS THREE-MONTH PERMIT AMNESTY FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
The Clark County Building Department announced a 90-day amnesty program, waiving penalties on self-disclosed residential construction conducted without permits.
The amnesty began July 1 and is set to run through Sept. 30. Homeowners in unincorporated Clark County can pay regular fees for permits, inspections and plan reviews, with no penalty costs.
Fees for residential-related construction range from $150 to $400, depending on the project.
The county building department’s permit application center is at 4701 W. Russell Road.
The initiative is aimed at giving homeowners the chance to address any repairs in their home that require permits and inspections so that the residence is safe and abides by code.
The most common residential projects built on residential property without the necessary permits include garage conversions, room additions, patio covers and water heater installations, county officials said.
Work conducted without permits may not be covered by insurance, and residents also could face costly repairs when they try to sell their homes, according to the county. In addition, faulty installations can cause fires, flood damage and other hazards, county officials said.
POLICE LAUNCH COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO FIGHT GRAFFITI
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has partnered with area agencies to fight graffiti, considered one of the valley’s most costly property crimes.
The initiative aims to implement enforcement, abatement, prevention and education. The goal is to effectively unite public agencies with the community to fight graffiti and protect the valley from graffiti vandalism and any related crime it attracts.
The department has teamed with the city of Las Vegas, Crime Stoppers of Nevada, the Clark County School District and other Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition partners for the initiative.
A kickoff for the effort, dubbed Graffiti-Free Las Vegas, took place June 26 at Martin Middle School, 200 N. 28th St.
For more information, call 828-3111 or visit lvmpd.com.
CYBER SECURITY EXERCISE ADDRESSES COMMUNITY RESPONSE STRATEGIES
Valley officials recently participated in a cyber security exercise to enhance awareness of the issue and collaboration throughout the community.
The full-day training took place June 21 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St.
The event included about 100 participants from federal, state and local governments and the private sector.
The event was designed to enhance community leaders’ understanding of cyber security so organizations are better able to address any threats that may arise. Discussions dealt with cyber security threats, policies, procedures and incident responses to determine where collaboration can occur.
Valley participants included Clark County Assessor Michele Shafe and Clark County Recorder Debbie Conway.
The event was part of a 14-month Department of Homeland Security program in which Clark and Washoe counties were selected to participate.
The cyber security program is administered by the University of Texas’ Center for Infrastructure Assurance Security. Nevada is one of only two states selected to receive the grant-funded training this year.
AARP PLANS DRIVER SAFETY AND EDUCATION CLASSES
The AARP plans two driver safety and education classes in the Summerlin area.
A driver safety class is set for 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 at the H2U MountainView Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114. The cost is $12 for AARP members with an AARP membership card and a driver’s license and $14 for nonmembers. To register, bring a check payable to AARP to the H2U MountainView Office. Class size is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments are scheduled to be served. For more information, call 255-5404.
A driver education class for those 55 or older is set for 4:15 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Fletcher Jones Imports, 7300 W. Sahara Ave. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Current or former educators may attend the class for $5 as a July special. Students who successfully complete the class may be eligible for discounts from their auto insurance companies. For more information or to sign up, call 256-4717.