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I commend my friend and colleague Mayor (Kiernan) McManus for his comments in the Boulder City Review on Sept. 1 regarding his focus on conservation to best serve the residents of Boulder City. Together, our cities have a long-standing commitment to conservation and sustainability.

Southern Nevada is expected to grow by 100,000 residents in the next two years, on our way to 3 million residents by 2035. The city of Henderson is known for prudent planning and smart development, and we have plans in place to address and accommodate future growth with sustainability in mind.

I would like to take this opportunity to share information with our neighbors in Boulder City related to the proposed annexation of portions of the Eldorado Valley, south of Railroad Pass. The city of Henderson received applications from property owners to annex approximately 150 acres known as the “Eldorado Rock & Sand LLC” property. The annexation and subsequent development are expected to eliminate any county mine and processing operations at this site.

The method to annex land in Nevada is prescribed by state law, which will continue to govern our actions in this matter.

The city of Henderson already supplies water to this property through an interlocal agreement with the Las Vegas Valley Water District. Annexation and development of the property will not leapfrog existing infrastructure, rather, the infrastructure has already been constructed in this area as part of our long-term strategic planning process.

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