As a result of recent robberies, a homeowner initiated petition has been circulated calling for installation of security cameras at strategic locations within Sierra Canyon. This signed proposal will be presented to the Sierra Canyon BOD at the January 13th Board Meeting.
The petition circulators have confirmed with the City Attorney’s office and the Code Enforcement Department that there are no restrictions, fees, permits or regulations pertaining to installing security cameras that record public streets. Therefore, installation of cameras at both Sierra Canyon entrance/exits would be perfectly legal. Estimates were solicited and received from Reno commercial alarm companies that range from $11K-$14K, plus some nominal additional costs.
In addition to the Security Camera initiative, another Sierra Canyon homeowner, Mike Lehr, contacted Reno City officials about the recent burglary situation, and the apparent lack of police follow-up. This gained the attention of Ward 5 Councilwoman Naome Jardon, which resulted in an offer to schedule a community meeting at Aspen Lodge to discuss public safety issues. Date has not yet been announced.
Sierra Canyon homeowners are encouraged to attend the 5:30 PM Board Meeting on January 13 and express their support for the Security Camera initiative.
As a side note, Sommersett residents may want to consider signing up for AlertID at alertid.com. This is a totally free website that alerts one to crimes in your neighborhood with details and location maps. It is helpful to know what is going on in your neighborhood!