A decision from the City Council's May 17 meeting opened the door for the new Tiger Sushi restaurant at 40 East Center Street by granting their liquor license request. Joshua Williams applied for a drinking establishment license which will allow on-premises liquor sales. Positive recommendations from the City Clerk's office and the Fallon Police Department were presented to the council. Part of Williams's license request included a floor plan showing only table seating and a sushi bar. Councilwoman Kelly Frost asked, “It looks like from your layout that you don't actually have a bar area. So, you will be just serving drinks with people's dinners, is that correct?” to which Williams replied, “Yes ma'am. We will have the liquor in the back for now until we get the second floor ready, and we plan to have the bar up there.” Mayor Ken Tedford then instructed Williams saying, “When you get to the bar upstairs you will need to bring that plan back into the Building Department. They will have to approve that layout too.” No public comment was made regarding the request, and the council unanimously approved Williams's liquor license.
In other business, Chief of Police Kristopher Alexander presented the Police Department's monthly statistics for April to the council showing a drop in total calls from March, but an increase in citations and warnings. “The crime summary, unfortunately, shows the highest two categories as domestic battery and larceny. A total of 28 arrests were made, and while misdemeanor arrests were down, again domestic violence arrests were up.” When discussing animal shelter statistics, he said that 44 city dogs and 39 county dogs were taken in, but zero dogs were taken in from the tribal entities. “I also wanted to point out the other entities we work with, the Humane Society of Northern Nevada, the SPCA from Reno, the rescue out of Reno, the Feline Rescue of Northern Nevada, FAWG, and CAPS. Literally, 99.99 percent are found safe among those entities.” Frost told the chief, “I'd like to compliment Animal Control with their Facebook page and the animals they put up there, many of them are adopted out.” The Chief thanked her and noted that they do have a huge Facebook following. When discussing other department activities, the Chief said the prescription take-back program was successful, collecting a huge number of unwanted prescriptions. “We don't have a total poundage of the prescriptions taken back but there were 12 boxes three feet tall, and 18 by 18 inches, all full.”
Public Works Director Brian Byrd also gave the council a quick update on the status of the transfer station, noting that the permanent station had reopened, and the temporary one has been closed. “The permanent transfer station opened as of yesterday, and obviously it took us longer than we expected. We really appreciate the public's patience, and the neighborhood's patience certainly. I think the public will be happy to see the upgrades we made out there that increased the efficiency. The engineering is done out there was done to make the operation smoother, safer and more effective.” Councilwoman Karla Kent asked, “Has the temporary site on North Maine Street been completely shut down, and has it been cleaned up?” “We’re working on it,” was his reply, “trying to get it back to the way it was or better. The Public Works building is well on its way to being completed, and we'll clean the parking lot up to turn it into a Public Works operation.” Frost praised the department's efforts during the transition to the temporary station and back again saying, “Thank you and thanks to all those involved, the staff of Public Works, and everyone that made the temporary station available. It was not a fun process, and we had no alternative when our transfer station shut down.”
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