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4 Thursday, September 25, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Service Forum NemtF.em hamtSlmm Pemxtl MAt'TAG 1370 E. Idalmew L 'i Ip '' r ool • Auto Accidents • Bankruptcy • Criminal Defense • Divorce • incorporadon • Wills & Trusts Law Offices of Louis M. Minlcozzi,lll A Professional Corporation Pahrump 361 S. Frontage Rd. - Suite Z Telephone (702) 751-1200 Las Vegas 333N. IUmcho Dr. - Suite 410 Telephone (702) 648-4950 Toll Free: (888)246-1960 ,Oil Changes From $12.95 ,Tune. ups From $29.95 (most vehicles) From $29.95 ,Radiators. New And Rebui/t ' " (We Do torhomes, Alsoltl) M-F 8:80a.m..Sp.m. and 8p.m..- lOl,.m. Jane 4k: Canteen Bakery '98 Yamaha A'I'V's are Here , Banshees, Warriors, Blasters, , All New 600 Grizzly, & Party Shop 1061 E. Second St. lq (702) 727-7447 W r Sugar Free Specialty Cakes Pies & Pastry Suaw Badf  Pies & Bread Assorted i-'uts & Goodies Hrl- 4:30 am - 1:30 in Tues - Sat Thermax Clean Care Center 8pecid i 8team P.enin8 Home * Business • Auto • RV -. Equipment, Sales and Rentals - Rent the world's best Steam Cleaner (702) 727-1339 $8 for 24 hours 1200N. LeMle St. -FREE- 10x12 Room NV 89041 Cleaned If mention Ihis ad Fire Department won't see help from room tax increase by Andy Holtmann Two weeks ago, the Pahrump Town Board chose to postpone voting on increas- ing the town's room tax be- cause of heated debate on '- where the extra money was going to be spent. On Tues- day Septembe 23, they fi- nally settled the issue. The original proposal by board member Charlie Gronda would have raised that tax from six percent to 10 percent. The revenue generated would have gone to expanding the financially stressed and labor burdened fire department. Leveler • Hunter Douglas Del Mar • Graber • Bali • Kirsch M&B • Windsor • Louver Drape Mini Blinds • Duette r. Shades Wood Blinds • Verticals Cellular & Roller Shades Las Vegas • (702) 221-0200 5808 W. Spring Mountain at Jones 'We've got to get this done and we need to get behind it,' he said But opposition from both the hotel industry and some town board members stating that the money had to be used to promote more tourism, prompted the request for more time and research to be invested in the decision. Dur- ing Tuesday's meeting, Gronda announced he had changed his position. Board member Bob Little brought a new proposal be- fore the board which would raise the tax to nine percent instead of 10 percent. The revenue generated would then be spent on the proposed fairgrounds in the south end of the valley, a multipurpose building, economic development and other projects de- signed to generate more tourism. "The room tax should not be used to fund the fire department," Gronda said. "This doesn' t stop my support for the fire department. They still need the money, they just have to find other ways to get it." Little invited Fair Board Chairman Bob Hollman to the podium to speak about how the fairgrounds and arena needed the revenue. Hollman said there was a 50 percent increase in rodeo contestants in this year's Harvest Festi- val and that he had to turn away a lot of people who wanted to see the rodeo because there was a lack of seating. He also cited parking.space and a growing community as future concerns." "We've got to get this done and we need to get behind it," he said. Board member Gary Hollis wanted to modify the agenda to include the mentioning of funding a moveable announcer's stand to be used primarily at the new arena and fairgrounds. He said that one-fifth of the three percent tax increase would be required to construct this. Not wanting to get involved in a technical process of dividing the revenue among projects, the board opted to table that discussion for the next meeting. Pahrump resident and County Commissioner Cameron McRae wanted the board to push for a county fair to take place in Pahrump once the fairgrounds are completed. He said this would generate extra revenue for the town, mainly in the form of taxes. Currently there is no official fair of the county. Board member Steve Rainbolt said that the county fai idea was not an easy decision as there were county-wide politics involved as well. He also added his thoughts on th fire department. "I too have nothing against the fire department," he said. "But we need to go to the next election and let the people of the community decide whether or not to expand the fire department." Sports West (702) 221-9762 Yamaha, Polaris , Prices on ATVs & all '96 Watercraft That Can't be Beat , Delivery Available , Service on All Makes and Models 00iraqo jet For the Whole Family Sahara Hwy. 160 qL o