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1. t Capucci cites unlicensed builder Continued from front page a "fast track" application to the State Fire Marshall. "You send a set of plans and the fees to the fire marshal," said Williams, "and confirm you will build as the plans dic- tate?' The method is used to expedite the construction process. However, when Tarantino allegedly told Will- iams Capucci ap- PrOved working on the project be- fore the applica- tion was ap- proved, Williams saw red flags ev- erywhere. "I knew that was a fie," said Will- "ms. Williams . , his relanon- ship with Tarantino began when Capucci in- formed Tarantino adhered to." Ironically, Fire Chief Vern Long was on his way to the site to assure the project was closed down when the call of the collapsed trusses came over the radio. "The fire marshall shut him down this morning," said Long, add- ing, "This idea eta building inspector is looking better all the time." Long YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR - NCSO staffand Fire Chief Vern Long (far Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, January 30, 1997 3 said this is the fifth collapsed building his de- partment has ans responded to ta.unGa,  since his at- PowerProCioc:ls her. Capucci, ,3OEUa.L   who investi-  p-urm NV 8O048 gates Pahrump Whirlpool as well as },/:: ? ! / :, :;: Southern Ne- ' vada, predicted J Pahrump will a licensed con- right) assess the cause and effect of improper construction techniques, suffer from the build business "w-'---' monitoring of there were no phms orieinallv. Williams was contracted by out of code buildings. Not to mention individuals hoping Tarantino and submitted the plans. Tarantino then alleg- to sell in the future." : ..m, edly kicked Williams off the property and decided to Tarantino refused to speak to the press. /t:iiy ) t li[ "build the buildin themselves." Williams said Tarantino Mary Ann McNeill contributed to this story, d0w sell so maAut0s, Simple 0W PROFIT!! called him on the 29th to negotiate a new contract. Thetwo Jill 751 1625 men were discussing the possibility when the accident occurred. I [ PJ c',tq -'*X. WATCHES Tarantino then said the trusses, engineered by a Call- [ CLOCRS  WAI"I fornia company, were substandard. However, Capucci | _ -- _ determined that scenario was not viable. Mark Presgraves, I P &il ' arepresentativeofHesperiaTruss, wasonsite. Presgraves | - --- '-1  qL w also discounted Tarantino's contention the trusses were I R00/00lai00s not engineered properly, "These trusses were engineered I _ ' --'IT.-/-- - according to code, they were fine.' | 681 Soulh WWt N// ......... Ca UCCl fter v l3ttm  89(148  ff0 727-4137 p ", a an exhausti e investigation, determined [ lm. I/ag0,ta  {r) rzr-ut ' "improper construction" I LEE GREEN MICHAEL K. SMITH was the sole cause of the i . , accident. The fire marshal cited Tarantino with a stop   Dan't vau red work order based on no ap- "- - ILI .... .'7. ..... I ...... proved plans, no construe- YOU don t Know your Pahrump Valley tion permit, and not hiring ""'" " ' "azette 111 SPI}II lUlIBE c 17oSad d OcsoCOe. wnat you re P " - Talb, nn hr,,t for the latest TV Sports geant Philips say Tarantino ,w.,, 0 .-v, ' V ? can face up to six months in ,0 erage jail and/or a $1,000 fine for each of the citations. Al- though Tarantino was not arrested, he faces a $1,500 bail. To protect the public, the ~ Equipment, Sales and Rentals ~ i i t ! state requires a licensed contractor build any busi- ness, hospital or casino. Ac- cording to Capucci, the common misperception in Pahrump regarding build- ing codes is a fallacy. "There may not be any building codes in Nye County, but the state re- quires applicable fire and c-,astruction codes to be Licensed & Bo=nd#3/!9_.: ,. Copi, s t IIll !lnslMled with $ R"-adi--o D-"isp--atc'-he-d ! 7days a week service J[ 1220E. Manse |11 lb..', o/PVBLVD Jll 97 44 TV SPORTSe00,00Im Pahrurnp Valley Gazette II Ill I II Rent the world's best Steam Cleaner (702) 727-I 339 $8 for 24 hours 1200 N. Leslie St. -FREE- 10x12 Room Pahrump, NV 89041 Cleaned if mention this ad $19.95 751-2100 CELLULAR00ME 361 S. Frontage #6 Some restrictions apply call for details Bus:(702) 727-6257 JV Industries, Inc. Concrete Accessories IIII IIIII I II II Re-Bar - 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" Stakes - Wood & Steel Anchor Bolts, Work Gloves, Tie Wire & Mesh Open 3700 W. Flaraingo 7-5 Men - Sat Pahrump, NV Closed Sun