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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, June 12. 1997 19 Town votes to request return of cemetery by Patti Babcock Reversing an earlier decision, Tuesday, June 10, the Town Board voted 4-1, with Bob Little voting against, to ask the county to return title, administration and maintenance of the Chief Tecopa Cemetery to Pahrump. The board is also requesting the county turn over funds in the cemetery account to the Town. Rainbolt, reading from a proposed county ordinance expected to pass at the County Commission meeting Tues- day, said the proposed increase in fees would make operat- ing the cemetery feasible. If the ordinance is approved as expected, a $250 occu- pancy fee will be added to the current $650 burial fee for a total of $900. An extra $150 will be charged for weekend burial. The cost will be the same under town or county administration. Former Town Manager Scott Nielsen recommended the town not take over the cemetery as it would have to subsi- dize the operation under current fee structures. Rainbolt said the additional money will allow the cemetery to be self- sustaining. Cemetery Advisory Board Chairman Claire Ramsey and Advisory Board Member Pat Mankins said the town would be able to maintain the cemetery better than the county. Ramsey said there are a number of local volunteers who would help with maintenance. Diana Stiles and Robin Dorand, funeral director for the Neptune Society, also spoke in favor of a town-owned and operated cemetery. Dorand offered a number of suggestions 191-Ste. 1 I:rontage Rd. -- 727-0554 In the Service for improvement which Rainbolt said will be useful to the town when it obtains the cemetery. Mankins and Stiles both reminded the board that the town originally owned the cemetery property and gave it to the county. They said it should be returned at no cost to the town. The burial area utilizes 2.5 of the original 14.8 acres. The county gave the library 2.5 acres leaving just under 10 acres. Mankins said there are 1,600 grave sites on the 2.5 acres with plenty still available. Stiles said areas designated for benches and trees have been carved out for burial sites. These areas should be returned to their planned purpose she said since there is plenty of room to expand as needed. Stiles also commented while fees increase in Pahrump, "Tonopah does not pay 5 cents to bury anybody." In other Town Board actions, the board unanimously approved a $2,000 grant to the Pahrump Museum to pur- chase materials to restore the original Chamber of Com- merce building. The Museum Society will furnish volunteer labor for the project. Funds will come from the room tax. Another unanimous vote will renew the town's current Liability, Errors and Omiss[ons insurance with the inclu- sion of volunteer firefighters. ' The board also agreed to eliminate longevity pay for all new hires effective June 10, 1997. The effective date elimi- nates this perk for the Town Manager position, currently unfilled. Under the current structure, after four years of continuous employment, town employees receive longevity pay at a rate not to exceed 1 percent per year of base salary. Longevity pay is not to exceed 20 percent for employees hired prior to July 3, 1985 with a 10 percent cap for employees hired after that date. Current employees will not be affected by the board action. Charlie Gronda was voted to be a liaison for the town when the county starts construction of the planning room addition to the existing town office. The vote was 4-1 with Little voting against. Finally, the board voted unanimously to go to bid for a wildland fire-rescue vehicle. I Smoke Sign. als Indian - Trading Post Authentic Indian Jewelry New Summer Hours  ND Opell  7 Days a Week OWNED a.m. - 7 p.m. & OPERATED [Near 160 & Basin) '4 Lang returns Navy Fireman Jason B. Lang, son of Cecil S. and Cindy E. l.alng of Crescent Drive, Tonopah, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and In- dian oceans and Persian Gulf aboard the amphibious trans- port dock USS Cleveland. " Lang is one of more than 1,300 sailors and marines aboard the ship who left their home port of San Diego in October. The 1995 graduate of Tonopah High School joined the Navy.in August 1995. Roholt on. duty Marine Pfc. Joe (2. Roholt of Beatty recently reported for duty with Weapons Com- pany, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Divi- sion, Las Vegas. The 1995 graduate of Be- atty High School joined the Marine Corps in October 1996. He is the son of Lauree Oelke, also of Beatty. Drewniak on deployment Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Drewniak, son of Dennis and Vickie Dmwniak of Tonopah, recently de- parted for a six-month de- ployment with the 15th Ma- rine Expeditionary Unit em- barked aboard the ships of the USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). Drewniak is one of nearly 3,000 Marines who departed Camp Pendleton, Calif., aboard the three-ship ARG which includes the multipur- pose amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden and thedock landing ship USS Fort Fisher. The 1995 graduate of Cimarron Memorial High School joined the Marine Corps in August 1994. Moen aboard USS Kennedy Navy Airman Trinity L. Moen, son of Harold O. Moen Jr. of Amargosa Val- ley, recently departed on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. Moen is one of more than 5,000 sailors and marines aboard the ship, which de- parted its home port of Mayport, Fla., to lead the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group, comprised of eight tactical aircraft squadrons, seven surface combatants and two submarines. The battle group is replacing the USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group, which has been deployed since last November. The 1994 graduate of Del Norte High School of Del Norte, Colo., joined the Navy in November 1994. Dr. Dennis G. Campton Dr. E. Charles Freer, Jr. To Save You The Arcon Pahrump Center for Healthcare is pleased to introduce its outstanding family physicians, Dr. Dennis G. Campton and Dr. E.Charles Freer, Jr. They join Executive Director Carma Kreitler in working to provide the Carma J. Kreitler highest quality healthcare in Pahrump. For appointments, please call 727-6060. Pahrump Center for Healthcare 1501 E. Cvada Blvd. Pahrump, NV 89048 702-727-6060 ill