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m d ,ii commish meeting Continued from page 3 and do an3thing I want to." The chief investigator for the state architects' hoard, Laurin G. Welch, said flatly, "You do have a lot of illegal activity going on out here." It emerged during the dis- cussion that Nye County Or- dinance 77, adopted in 1975, establishes the requirements for regulating construction. The county has on its books a 1973 version of the Uni- form Building Code, a con- ltoantly updated set of ha- nat standards. One citizen who addressed the board noted that in 1994 a motion to institute building inspec- tions failed 3-2. Harry Stephens, the direc- tor of investigations for the state contractors' board, said that his agency "can and does regulate in place of a building department, if nec- essary." Did the commis- sioners prefer that the state come in, charge fees and take the money out of the county.'? asked Stephens. Dick Carver, the chair of the commission which was in- stalled in January. urged Pahrump to put public safety first. Said Carver: "'I think we ought to try to stay away from state and federal efforts to control our destiny." Fire Marshall Capucci warned that the next acci- dent might involve lost lives and liability for the govern- ment. "One of these days you're going to have a build- ing come down on you and you're going to have to an- swer for it." In other actions: The com- missioners voted to pay for the medical treatment of in- digent patients brought to the Pahrump Medical Cen- ter. Because the center does not qualify for the federal funds that are used to reim- burse hospital for emer- gency-room treatment of the poor, the commissioners had to okay the use of money from the county's indigent medical fund. The board also voted to use $100,000 in PETT (federal Payments Equivalent to Taxes) for the Pahrump Community Cen- ter. Commissioners voted down a request to restore funding for the Agricultural Extension Sitting as the Nye County Hospital District Board of Trustees. the commissioners approved pay ing $75,000 of suppliers' invoices. How- ever, they left unpaid about $300,000 in outstanding bills. There was a discussion of the facility's declining patronage (now com- pounded by fact that Round Mountain Gold has its own doctor) and the wisdom of retaining the 94-member staff rather than opting to transform the hospital to a clinic with a doctor on call. Concerned about the possi- bility of looming bank- ruptcy, and the financial bur- den that represents for the county, Commissioner Cameron McRae wanted to send the State Board of Taxation a letter saying that the hospital was insolvent, but the board disagreed. Board Chairman Carver Letters to the editor Medic Alert emblem Have your readers ever had to help a victim of a bad ac- cident or a medical emer- gency like a heart attack? Sometimes, it's hard to know what's wrong with a person who is unconscious or unable to tell you what's wrong. Many Nevada seniors, like myself who may have aller- gies or take medications or -have a medical condition are especially at risk when clin- ics close and medical profes- sionals move away. Our ac- cess to health care is fading away. I In a medical emergency, knowing the vital medical facts about the victim can aid diagnosis and speed proper treatment and even save the patient's life. Emergency re- spenders who do a body search are trained to look for medical identification. That's why I wear a Medic Alert emblem which states my con- ditions and gives a call collect number so the emergency re- spender can get my medical facts over the phone from Medic Alert's 24 hour Emer- gency Response Center. I value this service and recom- mend membership to Nevada residents like myself who don't have easy access to medical care anymore. Join- ing Medic Alert will gi ve you a computerized file, plus a personalized emblem and you can join by calling 1-800- 825-3785. The cost is only $35. In Nevada, where ac- cess to health care is becom- ing a real problem, 14,500 residents are already mem- bers. Just ask them if this makes sense. /s/Barbara E. Savoy Pahrump, Nevada Editor's Note: Mrs. Savoy is a Life Director of Medic Alert Foundation, United States. I I I  I Jscob00-:Henn There's rievef been a better time to come into your nelghborhgod Saturn Retailer>Test drive the all new line of 1997 Saturn vehicles. Special ,sport'tfined suspension system, dent resistant body panels anda dual overhead cam performance engine have helped make Saturn one ol the top s,elling aufomobtles in America. Come enjoy the Saturn experience. You'll never haggle over| price. . ,what you see is the price ol the vehicle. No [iS, pc. no[ pressure. ,Just courteous knowledgeable, and friendly sales[ people. P_lease speak with me personally. You'll find complete satisfaction is my. only goal. STARTING ff JU 5325 WEST SAHARA $10 450' 252-8900 , | SATU1N .ri= t,. t-,=l,,,,-=t,, ,=a a, Nac-r I',-F *A.C I C, AS,.ETrE ............ announced that complaints about county employees would no longer be aired during the public comment period, but must be given to him in writing. He said he will pass the complaint to two commissioners for re- view and then "we will hold a private session regarding the matter." Carver also refuted what he called an incorrect press report -- that he didn't want to hold commission meet- ings in Pahrump. "I would like to say I love Pahrump. We will be down here when- ever there is an issue involv- ing situations around here. I never said we wouldn't be coming to Pahrump." Later on in the meeting Carver suggested that another meet- ing be held here while it is still cool. 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