My wife Judi & I moved to Dayton, Nevada in 2004 to start a small business. In July 2006 we purchased a 2.8 acre parcel that was part of a patented mining claim on the eastern edge of Silver City. What drew us to the location was the quietness of the area, the beautiful vistas of the pine nuts and the historic Dayton mill site and the community.
That winter we started designing our dream home. Our designs, choice of materials and orientation of the home were affected by the native rocks, historic waste rock piles on our property and views to the south. The property is quite sloped, to adapt to of this, we designed a daylight basement into the hillside.
In 2007 we started construction as an owner builder. While the exterior appearance of our home was somewhat guided by the Historical District Commission, we chose to leave the historic waste rock piles surrounding our home intact to preserve the history of our property.
We feel our home and the others being built around Silver City is a prime example of the measured growth outlined in the master plan. It also shows what can be done with the property that is the topic here today without changes in zoning or master plan amendments.
We have been made aware that being outside of the Silver City town boundary, we have to rely on our well for water. I am shocked today to learn that someone who is interested in development be it for housing or mining, would now claim to not be in the town limits and would exclude them from connecting to the Storey county water system.