The Caliente City Council discussed creating a new public road connecting the residents on Haystack Road with Clover Street. Haystack is not a legal public road.

A possible internship program for the City of Caliente was discussed at the City Council’s regular meeting March 19.

City foreman Jerry Carter has been playing with the idea for the past year. The internship would allow young people to train in city jobs in the water and sewer departments. Carter has talked with Lincoln County Workforce, which provides job training and employment assistance to local residents. The Workforce representatives are excited about the potential internship program. The plan would be for someone from the Las Vegas Workforce office to come and train the interns. This would be a paid internship, but details on what other benefits would be included still need to be ironed out.

The program would provide an opportunity for young people to gain training for a possible career in water and sewer utilities and allow them to obtain a first level license in the field. Carter stated even if the interns where to move outside of Lincoln County, this is a career they could pursue anywhere in Nevada. The development of the internship program was approved and Carter will meet with Workforce in Las Vegas to customize and plan the internship process and a timeline for when the program will launch.

The council also discussed creating a new public road in the city. For a while now there has been discussion on Haystack Road connecting with Clover Street. Haystack is not a legal public road, and the city has been in discussions with the residents around the area to have a connecting road. Ken Dixon stated it is time the city started to do things legally and put in a legal public road. The road would run from Haystack Road down through the rodeo grounds and connect into Clover Street. This would not affect any rodeo activity and would possibly make it easier to access the rodeo grounds as well. Steve Culverwell has donated his time to complete a survey of the parcel and to make sure if there are any problems then the city and residence will be able to find another route for the public road. They survey has been approved and is the first step to a public road for residents on Haystack Street.

In other business, there was a broken water line on Spring Heights, and some repairs are needed. It was approved at the meeting to spend RTC funds for fixing the sidewalk and repairing the line. Also, the Clark Street project to build a sidewalk on the other side of Clark Street has been approved, and the City will begin plans for the new sidewalk.