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- " 4 Thursday, January 30, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Daily Assurance For the Homebound Elderly Probation / Parole Latch Key . Wake-up Calls Disabled Reminder Service Service for those with limited outside contact Fully automated system Pahrump Communication Station (PCS) 751-2121 Ext. 10. The Perfect Pet Dog and Cat Groomihg * Professional Gentle Care 18 ears experience Limited Boarding " For Appointment CALL Hours: Sam - 5pm Cheqtl or Peggy Tues., thru Sat. ,.o 727-8483 Navajo Sun. - Mon. For a Honey of a job 301 N. Gilmore " :- Pahrump, NV 89048 ( _) Ph.ax (702) 727-9444=-.. l00raving while you wait! 140 E. Nicholas Way Mon- Fri 10 - 4 Sat- 11 -4 (702) g Town Board Notes Neighbors: "CCSN Bill is in Committee" By Doug McMurdo Gazette staff PAHRUMP - The following actions and discus- sions took place at a rare Monday evening (January 27) meeting of the Pahrump Town Board: * CCSN movement in committee - District 36 Nevada State Assemblyman Roy Neighbors didn't waste any time. Neighbors has submitted the bill draft asking for a Community College of Southern Nevada facility for Pahrump. Town Board member Steve Rainbolt, acting as chair in the absence of Charlotte LeVar, said moved from the mission statement. * Rotary Club to host Sweethearts Dance - Town Board member Bob Little announced the Pahrump Rotary Club will be hosting a Sweethearts Dance on Valentine's Day, February 14. Thedance will be held at the Bob Ruud Community Center at Hwy. 160 and Basin. * Nevada League of Cities and Towns to meet with board- Scott Neilson has spoken with Tom Neighbors warned the effort will "be a tough job." Grady from the Nevada League of Cities and Towns. Neighbors advised Rainbolt to expect the legislative task force to have to testify before the committee. Town manager Scott Neilson is expected to finalize the mem- bership of the task force and schedule a meeting within the next few days. Additionally, Neilson has spoken to Neighbors and Nevada State Senator Mike McGinnis regarding appropriations, as well as collecting neces- sary information from CCS N Associate Vice-President Orlando Sandoval. In a related matter. Diana Stiles has begun a petition signing drive in support of the campus. Stiles has approached Pahrump Valley High School and Rose- mary Clarke Middle School. According to Stiles, officials have de- termined students can sign the petitions. Stiles hopes to have approximately ay, January 31. In- terested residents can sign petitions at locations throughout the valley. * Town to join EDEN as Nye board members in an ef- np would control" Grady indicated to the town manager the league wo, ' be happy to make a presentation to the board. Due to ho designation as an unincorporated town, Pahrump is eligible to participate as a member of this powerful legislative lobbying group. Dues for joining are based on population. Pahrump would have to pony up ap- proximately $4,000 to belong. Neilson has worked with a similar group in Utah and has found these "organizations are a tremendous asset." Grady and the league will make a presentation at the February 25 meeting. * Fair Board to apply for 1,200 BLM acres - To effectively tie the land down, the board voted to approve a request from the Pahrump Fair Board to apply tbr 1,200 acres of BLM land to use as a fu- ture site for the Harvest Festival. Fair Board mem- ber Lee Krumm explained the request was made sim- ply to reserve the town's interest. Tim Hafen and Ralph Purdy spoke with BLM officials andthey ale lling to work with the town. Ahundred dollar fee will be required for the application. The BLM will allow eighteen months for the town to develop a 25 year "master plan." * Board will request and a vote on the board of directors. Current board RTS item for commissioners agenda - When the Nye members live in Beatty, Tonopah, Smoky Valley, and County Commission meets in Pahrump on February Gabbs. Because Pahrump declined to join EDEiq last 18th, the town board hopes to plead their case for a July, the town has no representation. Town Board Regional Transportation Commission representative. member Bob Little asked how much money it would According to Gary Hollis, only three members, ap- cost to belong. After being assured by Harmon no costs pointed in November, can legally serve. The three are would be incurred, the board voted unanimously to from Tonopah, Round Mountain and Gabbs. Gabbs, participate and will refer the matter to the Pahrump due to their status as a "city," automatically receive Economic Development Task Force chaired by Dan membership. The urgency surrounding Pahrump's in- Kerr. terest centers aPound the van used to transport elderly * Town discusses Mission Statement - At the and hanidcapped persons to Las Vegas for treatment. strategic planning session held January 11, a discussion The RTS is said to desire closing the service. Ironi- regarding a mission statement for the town (a creed to eally, when appointments were made a few months help guide the decision making process) took place. Town manager Scott Neilson made the suggested revi- sions and presented the town board and members of the audience with an official Town of Pahrump Mission Statement as follows: The Town of Pahrump's mission is to serve its citizens by improving the community's quality of life through implentation of defined goals which in- elude: ago, nobody from Pahrump expressed an interest to serve. * Volunteer arena promoter sought - After a discussion regarding liability, the town will create a position for a volunteer promoter for the arena. The position will workin concert with the arena committee, but will not be a member. * Joint town board/P.R.P.C, work session Feb- ruary 1 - a town board members agreed the word should be re- life-style by Monday, January 27. However, Neilson says the com- / pany is augmenting their study by performing a needs [ (and managed) was de- assessment survey in the community. HSA is now y residents and scheduled to make their presentation at the February 11 meeting.