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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, August 7, 1997 9 To the people sitting in darkness in Nye " If the good people of Pahrump don't collectively wake up and smell the cof- fee, in the very near future, the destruc- tion of your community and your life- style will be sit in stone. A key tool being used to accomplish this goal is the manipulation of Nevada's parcel map laws and how this manipula- tion is being applied to regulations and requirements imposed under the auspices of the Pahrump Regional Planning Com- mission (PRPC). N y e County's par- cel map ordi- nances have been, since the early " 990s, in di- -ect violation of the requirements al- lowed to be imposed by a governing body, as clearly spelled out in Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 278. The extenuation of these violations, as written into the ordinance creating the PRPC by Nye County administrative staff, begs more than the attention presently being given to the matter by some in the Pahrump community. The problem is not as complex as many would have you believe. In its most basic form it is as follows: if land developers, in collusion with a governing body, can find a way to make it so excessively expensive to subdivide land into rela- tively large acreage rural type lots - one to two and one half acres for instance - then the only land development that will take place will be high density housing. And just as when invariably, if you cram too many rats in a box, even though there is plenty of food and water for all of them, they still will begin eating each other, high density housing creates prob- lems that are historically not experienced and not a part of a rural life-style. Without attempting to make this article a legal brief I will say this. The Nye County District Attorney, Bob Beckett, did make it one of the cornerstones of his campaign when running for office, that he would work to unravel and simplify Nye County's parcel map laws. In partial defense of the Honorable Mr. Beckett, who I believe to know full well that Nye County's parcel map ordinances are in viola- tion of Ne- THIS MAN'S OPI]I]ON by Brent Mathewson administrative staff as new ingly restrictive parcel map written. , vada statutes, he and his of- fice have been pur- posefully kept out of the primary loop by the Nye County Commission and top level and exceed- law has been It is a political problem as much as a legal problem. As the average citizen, sit- ting in darkness, cannot bring themselves to believe that their elective representa- tives, through actions allowed to be taken by appointed positions in Nye County gov- ernment, would all of them to be raped and pillaged not only of their tax dollars but their rural life-style as well, it makes it easier, more comfortable, and automatic for such things to continue to go on. The beast feeds on the breast. And as long as the people sitting in darkness choose to remain so, so they will. That is this man's opinion. Copyright 1997 by Brent Mathewson No Job is Too Big or Too Small IS YOUR ESTATE PLAN COMPLETE ? Make Sure Your Money Goes to Your Loved Ones ATTEND A FREE "LIVING TRUST" AND MEDI.CAL PLANNING SEMINAR TWO SEMINAR LOCATIONS NEAR YOU II AUGUST 1131911 II AUGUST 1531311 !1 l] 7:00 PM l[ 10:00 AM il II l, AnnUm, II l,A_nnum, il II vrav #10054 II Elks Lodge #279611 4651 Homestead Rd. Simkins & Hwy. 160 ! I I 00.8oo.22s.8787 SeattngLnm,ted O".!,,:,. >1 Presented by  _ '" -_/- I EPII*AAIP '" i *AMERICA'S LARGEST VETERAN [ TRUST PROVIDER Reasonable Rates Dependable Non-drinkers Senior discounts FREE ESTIMATES Commercial - Residential - Motor homes Seal tile -Windows - Carpet Clean - Etc--- Buffing Floors ( Commercial Buffer Available) We Have Material Safety Data Sheets. Sandra Burton 727-1623 Licensed & Bonded Senior Discount 10% off First Initial Clean Expires October 16, 1997 1 coupon .per new Customer only No tra discounts with coupon coupon must be presented with order & older First Initial Clean Residential 10% OFF 6 Expires October 16,1997 1 coupon u3er new customer only No a discounts with coupon coupon must be presented with order Commercial Clean $25 off on first time or one clean only Expires October 16, 1997 1 coupon per new customer only No extra discounts with coupon coupon must be presented with order One Time Clean Residential only 10% off Expires October 16, 1997 1 coupon per new customer only No extra discounts with coupon coupon must be with order