Board of Directors and Board Minutes
Friends of VCH Required Info for Property Transfers
Interactive Google Map
Annual Financial Statement - June 2013
Operating Budget 2014-2015
Reserve Fund Budget 2005-2006
Articles of Incorporation of the VCHPOA
By-Laws of the VCHPOA
Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions of the Virginia City Highlands
Architectural Guidelines of the Virginia City Highlands
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2015 (5.5 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2014 (5.1 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2013 (6.8 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2012 (5.6 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2011 (1.4 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2010 (1.4 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2009 (2.7 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2008 (3.5 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2007 (5.8 MB)
VCHPOA Newsletter June 2006 (4.5 MB)
Important information about the Highlands:
Traffic enforcement is provided by the Storey County Sheriff's Department, on both public and private roads. Normally, law enforcement officials in Nevada cannot enforce traffic laws on private roads, but in 1991, the Nevada Attorney General issued an opinion that determines that this arrangement is legal for traffic enforcement purposes. The VCHPOA and HRPOA both dedicated the Highlands roads to the County in July 1991 for purposes of law enforcement, and the County accepted in August 1991.
Electric power is supplied by NV Energy.
Landline telephone is supplied by AT&T. Cellular coverage is spotty.
Garbage is picked up by Storey County Sanitation, 202 E Washington St., Carson City, Nevada 89701, (775) 882-3380, fax (775) 882-2826. Normal rate is $42.27 per household, as of 12/1/2003.
Water is provided by YOU! There is no community or municipal water system. Subsurface water is heavily mineralized. Most residents use water filtration of some kind, mostly to reduce hardness, but also to eliminate iron.
Sewer is also provided by YOU! Septic systems are common.
Internet access is mostly dialup. Broadband wireless access is available from Highlands Wireless, based in the Virginia City Highlands. Some areas can be reached with wireless from Hot Spot Broadband, doing business out of Reno. A few residents still have satellite "broadband" from HughesNet, StarBand, or WildBlue. For the satellite, you need an unobstructed view of the southern sky. You won't get DSL or cable up here anytime soon.
Heating fuel is either propane, oil, or wood. You can check propane prices of various companies in a database hosted by Dennis Sullivan. Homeowners in the Highlands report prices when they make purchase or get quotes. In 2001, Ferrell Gas agreed to give Highlands residents preferred pricing on propane. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the Ferrell agreement.
To get a mailbox at the neighborhood mailboxes on Cartwright, you need to visit the US Post Office, Steamboat Station, located at 75 McCabe Drive in south Reno (across from the Indian Smoke Shop). You'll need something proving you have a house at the address. You'll get keys to a box at the Highlands mailbox enclosures. If a medium-sized package is delivered, they'll put a key to one of the parcel boxes in your mailbox. if it's too big or needs a signature, you'll have to go down to Steamboat Station to pick it up.