§ 2.140. General powers of City Council  


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  • 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and section 2.150, the City Council may:

    (a) Acquire, control, improve and dispose of any real or personal property for the use of the City, its residents and visitors.

    (b) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 598D.150 and 640C.100, regulate and impose a license tax for revenue upon all businesses, trades and professions.

    (c) Provide or grant franchises for public transportation and utilities.

    (d) Appropriate money for advertising and publicity and for the support of a municipal band.

    (e) Enact and enforce any police, fire, traffic, health, sanitary or other measure which does not conflict with the general laws of the State of Nevada. An offense that is made a misdemeanor by the laws of the State of Nevada shall also be deemed to be a misdemeanor against the City whenever the offense is committed within the City.

    (f) Fix the rate to be paid for any utility service provided by the City as a public enterprise. Any charges due for services, facilities or commodities furnished by any utility owned by the City is a lien upon the property to which the service is rendered and is perfected by filing with the County Recorder a statement by the City Clerk of the amount due and unpaid and describing the property subject to the lien. Any such lien is:

    (1) Coequal with the latest lien upon the property to secure the payment of general taxes.

    (2) Not subject to extinguishment by the sale of any property on account of the nonpayment of general taxes.

    (3) Prior and superior to all liens, claims, encumbrances and titles other than the liens of assessments and general taxes.

    2. The City Council:

    (a) Shall not sell telecommunications service to the general public.

    (b) May purchase or construct facilities for providing telecommunications that intersect with public rights-of-way if the governing body:

    (1) Conducts a study to evaluate the costs and benefits associated with purchasing or constructing the facilities; and

    (2) Determines from the results of the study that the purchase or construction is in the interest of the general public.

    3. Any information relating to the study conducted pursuant to subsection 2 must be maintained by the City Clerk and made available for public inspection during the business hours of the Office of the City Clerk.

    4. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of subsection 2, an airport may sell telecommunications service to the general public.

    5. As used in this section:

    (a) "Telecommunications" has the meaning ascribed to it in 47 U.S.C. § 153(43), as that section existed on July 16, 1997.

    (b) "Telecommunications service" has the meaning ascribed to it in 47 U.S.C. § 153(46), as that section existed on July 16, 1997.

(Ch. 662, Stats. 1971 p. 1968; A—Ch. 553, Stats. 1973 p. 878; Ch. 561, Stats. 1977 p. 1393; Ch. 104, Stats. 1991 p. 174; Ch. 565, Stats. 1997 p. 2761; Ch. 327, Stats. 1999 p. 1367; Ch 416, Stats. 2001 p. 2105; Ch. 465, Stats. 2003 p. 2899; Ch. 325, Stats. 2005 p. 1143)