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8 Thursday, August 7, 1997 _mp Valley Gazette Ser ice Forum Thermax Clean Care Center Spng in zam (2caning Home Business Auto, RV - Equipment, Sales and Rentals - Rent the world's best Steam Cleaner (702) 727-1339 $8 for 24 hours 1200 N, Leslle St. -FREE- I0x12 Room Pohrump, NV 89041 Cleaned if mention this acl . mu/u00m ta]mq[om District Attorney Evenson quits Continued from front page which was, ofcourse, denied. I have made every effort to resolve my problems with the County Clerk (Ms. Lynn Scott), including asking a third party to sit down with us and work out our problems. She has refused every single attempt without explana- tion or reason. At many points over the last three years I have had great opportunities to leave Esmeralda County. For a variety of reasons I have turned them down. I am not turning the latest one down and I am announcing that I will resign this office as soon as the Esmeralda County Commission can name a replacement, but no later than Sept. 1, 1997, as that is the latest I can report to my new job. The part that hurts the most is leaving my friends and supporters in the county. Through all of the garbage that takes place in this courthouse, it is the people of this county who make working here so worthwhile. I feel I am letting them down. I care for so many people here that I hate leaving, but I know it is in the Ixst interest of my family and myself. I am honored, and always will he, that you selected me to be your chief legal officer. I wish only the best for Esmeralda County. Thank you for your time and God Bless. Sincerely, Steve E. Evenson - District Attorney Developments on Comstock Association by Lesley Stronach Gazette Staff Editors Note: This is the third part of a series on a dispute situation at the Comstock Mobile Home Park in Pahrump. The second part ran in the Pahrump Valley Gazette, July 31, 1997. A forth part will nm next weekwith further devdopments and Comstock Association Board Members reslmnscs. In April, Comstock Park Association Treasurer Margaret Long gave a financial report, it was accepted as read. CPA, Gary Lein, suggested a financial committee he formed: Twice In May, the minutes stated Wanda Blohm was on that committee. A Pahrump Valley Gazette search through association min- utes did not reveal a listing where a financial conunittee was motioned, seconded and voted upon nor was the appointment of Blohm given consideration. On May 1, 1997 Blohm was asked to be assistant-treasurer due to Long's absence. According to one association member, it could not be found in any minutes that it was ever motioned, seconded mad voted upon by board members. "There was a short letter written by Margaret Long and each board member signed her on as assistant treasurer." There is concern that Blohm's capacity allowed her access to home owners' files and does she actually have the right to go through those files as an unelected board member, was questioned. The manager and hoard members are only allowed to go through files when members are not paying assessments, fines or not following the CC&Rs, according to association rules. According to Blohm, former association secretary from 1993-95, she was asked to serve in the absence of Long who was out of town for an extended period. As for the Q & A periods during meetings Blohm replied, "It is my understanding that has not been customary procedure. There has been opportunity to ask questions at the end of the meeting." She continued, "Some of the people who are complaining would better understand if they contributed their time to help." There was an issue of changing monthly assessment pay- ments to a three month plan not done according to CC&Rs. amendment changing this reads in part, "shall be effective will a 2/3 vote of owners and respective mortgagees or beneficiaries." Another matter was that written notice of the time and place for special meetings is to be given at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and was not being done. Members questioned if in fact ,some of the meetings may be considered illegal, matters discussed in them are null and void? Regarding that issue, Blohm said, 'I have no comment on that." The CC&Rs were read to Douglas Waiters at the Attorney General's office. From information given to Waiters, his opinion was that meetings held without proper notice would he consid- ered null and void. At the recent meeting, to the credit of the board, some issues were acknowledged as something they said they would look into. A number of members are concerned that local accountants were not given fair consideration before the choice was made. At one meeting, the issue of hiring an outside management com- pany was discussed mad approved. According to notations, the management company was voted on at the May 29 special meeting but was not motioned, seconded and voted on at the June 11 homeowners meeting. Only one member of the board, Ken Keyes, initially, with- drew his approval to have the Eugene Burger Management Co. manage the finances of the Comstock Association beginning July 1, but the remaining hoard members' approval stood. Regarding the members concern about the budget and spend- ing Keyes said, ''I'm gonna quote someone. 'I don't need to go by a budget. A budget is just a guideline and I can spend that money any way I want to." Ads are now being accepted for the 1998 edition of the Pahxam00p Valley Magazine This magazine is produced and published by the Chamber. The magazine is distributed annually by local merchants, hotel./motels, real estate agencies, and manufactured home dealerships. In addition, the magazine is avails)le at various chamber offices throughout the state of Nevada, as well as tourist and visitor centers from leno to Laughlin. They are mailed from the Chamber office in the hundreds of packets sent monthly answering inquiries regarding our town. An ad in the Pahrump Valley Magazine is a great way to showcase your business or organization. Deadline is August 29th Contact the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce for additional information and prices. 727-5800 During this meetihg Trea- surer Long admitted the board knew the books were a real mess. Arequest was made that the CW_.&Rs should be amended to avoid this type of situation in the future. The general con- sensus by members was that the office secretary, Tracey Heard, is capable of cleaning up the bookkeeping. Heard, stated that "It would he a long laborious task but if we started at square one we could straighten things out." Concerns expressed by members regarding Blohm being appointed assistant trea- surer and/or financial consult- ant, prompted her to compile and read alist of expenses. At the July 9 meeting she stated, "If you people consider that my presence in the office was not legal we'll make it legal. I'm submitting a request for payment of wages in the amount of $8 per hour for 150 hours?' In an inter,dew on July 22 with Blohm, she said,"I know the people involved. I h confidence in their charactW'