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w' No decision on Animal Control Ordinance J by Patti Babcock Gazette Staff The room was full when the County Commissioners started the public hearing to amend the County's animal control ordinance Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Pahrump Com- munity Center. Pet owners, horse owners, animal breeders and ranchers were there. Many had something to say. They all wanted to know how the ordinance will affect them. There was some confusion when two different copies of the ordinance were presented. One was the ordinance as presented at the June 17 meeting in Pahrump. In the interim, Clark Wheeler had revised the ordinance which was re- viewed by Gary Pulliam, County legal counsel. No one in the audience appeared to have a copy of Wheeler's revised ordinance which seemed to be the one accepted by the Commissioners. Liz Blythe asked for clarification of which ordinance was being heard. Paul Newell, Pahrump Valley Save-A-Pet, asked that the ordinance be tabled until the next meeting in Pahrump. He said he understood the ordinance to say that spaying/neutering need to be performed by the veterinarian at the animal shelter. "A lot of people have their own veterinarian and want to use them," he said. Jim Quirk, Chairman of the Amgos.AdCJsoryBoark asked if they were leaving out the part about not killing our Continued on page 20 Senior bylaws not resolved by Mary Ann McNeill Gazette Staff PAHRUMP Ruth Weidenheimer began her presenta- tion to the Nye County commission meeting Tuesday regard- ing the senior center bylaws issue, by congratulating the board on its 19th anniversary. The commissioners were named as the county senior nutrition program trustees on July 1st 19 years ago. Weidenheimer also noted how far the nutrition program has progressed in the county since then. In a lighthearted moment, Commissioner "Red" Copass said, "They should have shot them then," and he had to clarify--"I mean the commissioners (not the seniors)!" Weidenheimer again slressed that the bylaws issue has unified the senior population of Pahrump and there are not 3 to 4 different groups arguing for different issues. All the seniors want to have the right to vote for their project council members. The project council is a board of community and senior leaders who work in an advisory capacity to raise activity funds for the centers, plan programs and activities, and generally advise management about senior issues. The legality of the bylaws that the Pahrump Senior Center has been working under for the past few years has been in question recently and Les Bradshaw, Nye County manager was asked to draft a new document. The Pahrump Nutrition Continued on page 27