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il NURSING FACILITY - Pahrump Community Hospital District's Board d Trustees on May 7, 1997, were presented the rendering for the facility by a contractor from Healthcare Builders Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark. The nursing home, with groundhexpeeted in mid.June, will encompass 45,000 square feet on 40 acres of land and would accommodate 120 operator for the facility has yet to be determined and any changes to the plans must he made within 35 days before presented to the State Division of Aging for approval NCS() rea:ts to budget cutting by Mary Ann McNeill Gazette taff "Just what are they really trying to tell us?" Nye County Undersheriff Bill Weidon reacted this week m the budget cuts the Nye county commissioners presented to the sheriff's department at last week's budget workshop, held in Tonopah around the regular commission meeting. Sheriff Wade Lieseke was out of town on vacation and not available for comment. "We've got (commissioner) Carver telling us $3 million (/hat the department has to cut). Then (county manager) Bradshaw telling us $2.5 million. Then we have (budget analyst) Rodewald shipping out other options... $1.4 or $1.2 is more realistic....That's not even REALISTIC," he said, obviously chagrined over the whole spectre of cutting the Nye County Sheriff's budget at all. "This concoction of information...I think they're trying to dig themselves out of a hole they've created," Weldon said. "Other than that, I can't find any logical explanation. What is it? One or the other? No one can tell us what the real figures are." In defense of his department's budget-making process, Charlie Rodewald explained that last week's workshop was just a preliminary step in the whole budget-making process. The figures will keep changing until they arrive at the final figure, he said. The budget workshop sessions will continue in Tonopab on Friday, May 16 and the final budget is scheduled to he approved on Monday, May 19 at the Amargosa Valley commission meeting. Rodewald said that originally, $4 million had to be sliced from the "97/98 county budget. 'Whe real place we got to was about $3.4 million," he said. "If we took 10% from each department, then $2.8 or $2.4 from the NCSO, which is the largest department, personnel-wise, that would seem more logical for the smaller departments. "Some of these smaller departments, even 10% is a whole person," he emphasized, while explaining that this is an evolving process in arriving at the final numbers. "What if we took 15 or 20% across the board from all departmentsT" he asked, "It would decimate smaller depart- ments. No matter what you do, it's going to be wrong." Rodewald added that there is some perception that the Continued on page 14