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City of Mesquite Development Services. Business Licensing. Business Licensing. Statistics There are currently 1,517 active Business Licenses: Gaming = 26 Licenses Liquor = 42 Licenses Contractors = 407 Licenses All Other = 1042 Licenses. Business Licensing.

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Business Licensing

Statistics

  • There are currently 1,517 active Business Licenses:
  • Gaming = 26 Licenses
  • Liquor = 42 Licenses
  • Contractors = 407 Licenses
  • All Other = 1042 Licenses
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Business Licensing

Improvements to License Procedures

  • Combine Business License Address Change and New Business Building Permit Process
    • One Application and one Fee
  • Enhanced Customer Service at the Front Counter
    • Copies pre-made to avoid delay at the counter
    • Applications packets are prepared for different license types
  • Preparation and scanning of Business License files
    • License files will be electronically available to staff members in Sire
    • 311 files have been prepared, scanned and indexed into Sire in the last two months
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Business Licensing

Improvements to License Procedures

  • Reorganization of current filing system
    • Filing by License # instead of name prevents filing mistakes
  • Reviewing new software program for billing and database management and online renewal and credit card payment
  • Auditing process
    • 311 License files have been audited for licensing requirements
      • State Licensing *
      • Secretary of State *
      • Fictitious Firm Name *
      • Insurance
      • Certificate of Occupancy/Home Occupation
      • Accurate Fees and Renewal Dates
    • Licenses are being audited as renewal is due
    • Each license will be audited on a yearly basis
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Business Licensing

Goals

  • Goal 1. Streamline Processes and Enhance Communication for our Customers
  • Goal 2. Improve Organization of Files
  • Goal 3. Update Business License Code to Clarify Current Licensing Requirements and Improve Usability
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Planning & Environmental Resources

Geographic Information System (GIS)

A few of the GIS projects which the division’s GIS staff regularly supports include:

  • Zoning / Land Use *
  • Building *
  • Master Plan *
  • Property Addressing *
  • Redevelopment
  • Code Enforcement
  • Property Management
  • Maintaining Asset Databases for:  streets, traffic, street lights, fire hydrants, flood control, etc.
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Planning & Environmental Resources

The Planning Division currently consists of one Senior Planner and one Associate Planner. Workload in the division is broken up into the following general categories:

  • Current Planning – Project/Plan Review
  • Long-Range Planning
  • Environmental Program
  • Code Compliance
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
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Planning & Environmental Resources
  • Abandonment of Street or Easement
  • Administrative Adjustment (minor variance)*
  • Annexation
  • Architectural & Site Plan Review*
  • Boundary Line Adjustments*
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Development Agreement
  • Development Code Amendment
  • Extension of Time
  • Financial Assistance*
  • Final Map*
  • Parcel Map*
  • Street Name / Number Change
  • Temporary Commercial Permit*
  • Tentative Map
  • Variance
  • Zone Change & Master Plan Amendment
  • Zone Verification

Plan

Review

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Planning & Environmental Resources

NRS 278.150 Master Plan: Preparation and adoption by Planning Commission (City Council if there is no Planning Commission); adoption by governing body of city or county.

(4) In counties whose population is 400,000 or more, the governing body of the city or county shall adopt a master plan for all of the city or county that must address each of the subjects set forth in subsection 1 of NRS 278.160.

Long Range

Planning

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Planning & Environmental Resources
  • Weed Abatement *
  • Business License *
  • Signs *
  • Junk Vehicles *
  • Trash & Rubbish
  • Landscaping
  • Graffiti
  • Dust and Dirt
  • Erosion
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Signs
  • Noise
  • Miscellaneous *

Code

Compliance

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Planning & Environmental Resources

EnvironmentalPlanning

  • Virgin River Habitat Conservation Recovery Plan
    • Hydrological Monitoring and Mitigation Plan (HMMP)
  • Virgin River Conservation Partnership (VRCP)
  • The Walton Family Foundation
  • Hughes Middle School

Mitigation Site 

  • Flood Berm Right of

Way (ROW)

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Planning & Environmental Resources

Planning Division Goals For The Next 3 Years

  • Long-Range Planning
  • Current Planning 
  • Code Compliance
  • Environmental
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Planning & Environmental Resources

Current Planning

  • Improve the public perception of the Planning Department
  • Review the existing Unified Development Code to streamline the development review process where possible
  • Evaluate the possibility of streamlining the Staff Memo template to Council
  • Prepare a Code Amendment to modify and update the rules for regulating Telecommunications Facilities
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Planning & Environmental Resources

Long-Range Planning

  • Update and adopt the revised Population Element of the Master Plan
  • Update and adopt the revised Housing Element of the Master Plan
  • Finish and adopt the Conservation Element of the Master Plan
  • Review and adopt the Bikeways Development Plan
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Planning & Environmental Resources

Code Compliance

  • Catch up with the back-log of scanning Code Compliance documents into SIRE
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Planning & Environmental Resources

Environmental Program

  • Work with federal agencies, Permitees, and consultants to move the VRHCRP forward to receive a “take” permit.
  • Develop the structure and bylaws of the Executive Committee, Technical Committee, and Stakeholder Group.
  • Develop implementation structures for processing projects, accounting of fees and funds, and reporting on progress, as well as, monitoring.
  • Begin HMMP and monitoring of ground water; establish 3 years of data and determine if further ground water monitoring or mitigation is required.
  • Establish a public outreach grant program for the VRHCRP.
  • Utilize the VRCP for public outreach and as a vital stakeholder group for the VRHCRP.
  • Pursue grants to implement the VRHCRP using funds from the Walton Family Foundation .
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