ELKO — With plans underway for a new Maverik in Spring Creek, the company is seeking support from the school district at its meeting today.
The new Maverik Inc. store would be located at the corner of Boyd Kennedy Road and Lamoille Highway. This lot is across the street from the old Sage Elementary School buildings.
Elko County Planning Department requested Maverik ask for the school district’s support.
“In this case, there’s really no residents in the area,” said Todd Meyers, director of entitlements and planning.
Questions about traffic flow may come up at the meeting, said Assistant Superintendent Mike Smith.
“Currently, we have our buses departing on Boyd Kennedy,” Smith said.
A recent change that may have added more traffic to that road is an access road the district put between Boyd Kennedy and Spring Creek Middle School. Smith said early morning hours, especially, could be affected by a new business.
Requests for the district’s support of a business isn’t very common.
“Those kinds of things haven’t come up that often at board meetings,” Smith said.
All schools in Spring Creek have closed campuses, where students may not leave campus for lunch. The Maverik on Idaho Street in Elko has historically benefited from Elko High School’s open campus.
Meyers said the company is wanting to start construction of the Spring Creek store by the end of the year.
Maverik has expressed interest in coming to Spring Creek before. In 2010, Spring Creek Association denied a zoning change to Walt and Donna Young. The Youngs had stated that they wanted to rezone their residential property to commercial. They said Maverik wanted to purchase the lot, at the corner of Spring Valley Parkway and Lamoille Highway, for a convenience store.
The property at Boyd Kennedy Road is not a part of the association.
The board of trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. today at 850 Elm St.
Also on the agenda:
Presentation by Jeff Williams regarding Elko High School woodshop and art classes.
Possible approval of requests for purchase of retirement service credit.
Possible acceptance of a recommendation from the superintendent to accept the proposal from Chartwell Inc. to outsource the school food service program.
Possible approval of a request to go out to bid for the Grammar No. 2 ADA upgrade and a request to go out to bid for the Wells High School ADA upgrade.
Possible approval of the tuition rate of out-of-state students attending school in Elko County.
Approval of the first reading of a policy revision on the ban on students smoking tobacco products on school property.
Approval of the second reading of a policy requiring good student attendance for a learner’s permit or driver’s license.
Appointment of school board members to attend 2015 high school graduation ceremonies in the district.