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PahrumpVa]le (lazehi, uay; Abg]s! 7; 399721 Nye County Commission notes by MaryAnn McNeill Gazette Staff TONOPAH--A pet rooster was saved from death under the new animal ordinance and the Pahrump Senior Center got the formerly appointed project council board members designated length of terms through actions taken by the Nye County Board of Commis- sioners on Tuesday. Phong Yang, who lives in the Hadley subdivision of Round Mountain, and has a less than 1/2 acre property, owns a rooster. His Asian culture considers roosters as lucky creatures and the birds are often kept as family pets. Yang presented a petition to the commission to have the rooster be exempted from the definition of "livestock" and be deemed a household pet, thereby saving him from having to get rid of the pet, or kill it. He did so because the new Nye County Code Title 6 Nye County Animal Control Ordinance, chapter 6.20 states that, "P. "Live- stock" is defined as all manner of farm or agricultural animals, including but not limited to, horses, cattle, swine, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and other farm fowl; provided however, that an owner of an animal otherwise defined as livestock may petition the Board of Commissioners for an exemption from this definition, and the Board of Comniissioners may grant such an exemption for any animal deemed to be a household pet." The next section states that, "A. "No person shall keep any livestock on any parcel of land which is less than one-half(I/2) acre in area, or within thirty (30) feet of any residence other than his own. All livestock must be confined within a suitable barn, corral, enclosed pasture or enclosed runway." Phong Yang loves his rooster. Bud Mink, Jim Johnston and R.C. Cartier were appointed for one year terms to the Pahrump Project Council board. Lorna Sprau, Charles Barrett, Jeanne Sunde and Elnora White were appointed to two year terms. Paula King, acting senior nutrition program director, asked the commissioners for the term designations merely as a formality. The operations manual that was written by Nye County adminis- tration and adopted in May is the bylaws document that the nutrition program is currently working under. No term length designations were made at that time, so they needed to be desig- nated until the current manual is either approved for continued use, or a new manual is adopted that incorporates issues that a large group of Pahrump senior participants want to have included, i.e., participant voting rights to elect project council members. At the last commissioner meeting, July 15 in Pahrump, the commission tabled a decision regarding the bylaws document until legal counsel could study the issues. Additional Nye County commission notes: !tmp.ital The commission, acting as Nye County Hospital District Board of Trustees, heard a report from Sam Ruma, acting administrator, that he is negotiating with additional nurses and doctors for Nye Regional Hospital. Ruma told the PVG that the hospital has enough money in-house to pay payroll and other expenses for the next two weeks and that the hospital has been running in the black after initial efforts to clean up some billing problems were successful. A meeting has been set for Sept. 9 with the hospital district board of trustees and the state department of taxation in Tonopah, to address the hospital's financial situation. I I I Liquor Licenses The commission, acting as Nye'County Licensing and Liquor Board, turned down an application for John Markut and the Htamestead Saloon, acting on a recommendation by Sheriff Wade Lieseke because of prior conviction records. Trlavel Expenses A hearing was held on Bill 97-10 that allows county employees to automatically he paid for three meals per day on interstate travel at $34 per day, and $45 per day for out of state travel. Treasurer Pat Foster reported that county travel expenses had shot up from around $1,000 per month to approximately $3,000 per month, since the new policy went into effect. Other depart- ment heads reported the new automatic payment method was much more time efficient and cut down paperwork tremen- dously. The ordinance was ap- proved on the condition that total expenses would be com- pared to the previous year's to- tal expenses after a year's time. ROAD DAMAGE---Damage to Woodchips Rd. near Atkisson caused by spinning tires on newly applied asphalt pavement. PRIMESTAR BY TSAT 1-800-449-1269 Programming Packages Starting at About a Dollar a Day!'" Oil Fidd Leases On a recommendation by Gary PuUiam, deputy district attorney, approved request to have Jerry Wilkerson begin litigation to recover oil field revenues mainly from locations in Railroad Valley, a remote area in northern Nye County. Parcel MaDs John J. Bartlett, Sr. appealed several parcel map decisions regarding some property he owns in Pahrump. The problems concerned the prohibitive costs to him as an individual for having to pave the roads resulting from the subdivisions. The appeal was tabled until the commission meeting to be held in Pahrump on August 19. Koaa.P_ama Request granted for restitution from a young Pahrump male driver who damaged a newly paved portion of Woodchips Road near Atkisson in Pahrump. He allegedly stopped and spun his wheels, removing the asphalt in a large area, several inches down to the dirt level. Inter-basin Transfer of Water Steve Bradhurst reported on the status of legislative initiatives regarding inter-basin transfer of water and basin of origin protec- tion. The Las Vegas Valley Water District has applications for water rights in areas of Nye, Esmeralda and Lincoln counties. The initiatives would protect individuals living in those counties who desire to obtain water rights. Status Regort on the Nevada Science & Technology Center Bradhurst also reported on the status of a museum that has a feasibility study and architectural designs done in 1992. It is proposed for the Nevada Test Site and will show a history of mining, test site activity, the Mojave Desert and Stealth technol- ogy. Brent Mathewson contributed to this story Big Country AUCTION Saturday, August 16th at 10 a.m. Located at 1310 F.. Bank Ave. From Las Vegas on Hwy, 160, turn left on Gamebird Rd.- Go 5 miles, turn left on Pahrump Valley Blvd. 1 6/10 miles to Bank Ave., Left to dead end. Or, take Hwy 372 to Pahrump Valley Blvd., go South on Pahnnp Valley Blvd. 5 miles to Bank Ave., tum left on Bank to dead end. '* Formerly the 01i-00n Pioneer Distributon Fen00 Bldg.** ** Watch for on 8ig** Bring your own Lawn Chair** **FURNITURE -- ANTIQUES -- COLLECTIBLE5 -- TOOLS ** 1980's plug in type telephone switchboard complete, 1890 lap robe, sou top desk mahogany las  desk, .m pipe, ne ce pipe, 's, velvet o ( 19),  table, 3'x8'  wool  C  4  of  mm,  lamp , fern se  pottery, i j,  i  -vel, eom, duty skill s, m4, key  m: w 1955 matehbol W/maS (e), polly ,   football ,  table, books,  book covers of e -    1945  w/ortgl 1 1/I cent stamped eawlolm, asst. aute i   toe 90i, 40i  i T,.  cross , Wilt   i, i auto handbook, 80s , 40s teachers memorabilia, other 10 to 70 year paper memorabilia such u stamps, ptoturu, post; cards, postqle stamps, ere., ootus - mattque pooket watrdaes, cast troa bells, farm primlUv other merohtud sun ,omtnain. 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