City Clerk

Ordinances & Resolution

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for preparing all codified Ordinances and Resolutions adopted by the City Council.

Ordinances are law set forth by the City Council, which are proposed and read by title at one meeting and then published and set for public hearing within 30 days after proposed.  The Council may then take action to adopt into law.  Once adopted, ordinances become effective upon publication, unless otherwise set forth. 

The Elko City Council generally establish fees through the adoption of a Resolution which are codified and become a part of the City Municipal Codes.


Public Hearings

Once an Ordinance has been read by title and set for second reading it is required that a public hearing be set for the second reading of the proposed Ordinance before it is adopted. A public notice is published at least 10 days prior to the hearing.  Public hearings are always held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month beginning at 5:30 P.M.  The public is always encouraged to attend and voice their opinion. 
Business Impact Statements

Nevada now requires that a municipality considering a new ordinance, or amending an old ordinance, which is likely to impose a direct and significant economic burden on a business, to perform an analysis of the impact and prepare for the record a business impact statement.

The analysis requires, in part, sending copies of the proposed ordinance amendment to specifically affected businesses, to trade unions, to the Chamber of Commerce, in such a way as to give notice to the businesses that might be affected.