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Vol. XII #31 Thursday, October 20, 2016 50 CENTS Nye County's Source For Constitutionally Conservative Coverage . 0 by Robin Hebrock Mirror Staff The Nye County Commission addressed the re- approval of an expired development agreement on Tuesday, October 18, with the discussion quickly spiraling into tense arguments between county offi- cials as well as members of the public. A number of concerns were brought to light, including those re- garding the developer's "right to build," an increase in county costs for safety and maintenance, increased traffic, a lack of backup information and perhaps the most pressing of issues for the Pahrump area, water usage. The development agreement was originally ap- proved in 2005 between Nye County and Beazer Homes Holding Corp. and calls for 586 homes on the south side of Pahrump, 32 of which have already been built. However, the agreement expired in 2015 and Beazer representatives were requesting a renew- al of the agreement, reporting that they were simply trying to ensure that the community would gain the amenities originally promised in the development agreement. Commissioner Dan Schinhofen and Nye County Planning Director Darrell Lacy reiterated multiple times their belief that Beazer would not need reapproval in order to continue the build-out, as they already had the right to build due to the previ- ous acceptance of the subdivision map. Nye County District Attorney Angela Bello was not so certain and interjected that she was unsure as to the legality of Beazer building without a renewed agreement with the county. "I just have concerns. There have been comments a couple of times now that they would be able to de- velop anyway," Bello said. "It is my understanding that the subdivision map that was provided more than a decade ago was contingent on the SIA at the time, which required them to complete construction within three years. So under those circumstances, whether or not they would have an automatic right to build at this time, I have not looked into that and... I don't know that that is actually correct." Beazer representative Tony Celeste said he be- lieved they had the fight to build but Beazer wanted to provide amenities, leading to the request for re- newal. Bello stated that she would like time to review the legality. Outbursts from members of the audience challenging Beazer's right to build interrupted the meeting, prompting Nye County Commission Chair Frank Carbone to warn the public that he would have them removed if they continued to speak out of turn. Continued on page 13 2016 Ca This week The Mirror is offering the second in a four-part series detailing all of the candidates that Nye County residents will cast their votes for the 2016 General Election. The series began with all six of the candidates sparring over Nevada's U.S. AND THE WINNER IS - The $10,000 Cash Extravaganza was hosted by the Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley last Sunday and hundreds of residents joined in on the fun, hoping to take home the grand prize. The price of admission earned attendees an entry into the raffle drawing which included 75 items as well as the biggest prize of the afternoon, $10,000 in cold, hard cash. The lucky winner was Kim Washington who took home $11,000 in total. Also featured during the event was a silent auction with 36 items donated to help the Rotary Club fulfill its mission. The Rotary netted between $15,000 and $17,000 from the event, all of which Rotary will now use to directly benefit the Pahrump community. See complete coverage on page 5 Pumpkin this weekend by Mary Duff Mirror Staff Pahrump Disability Outreach Program (PDOP) will be hosting its 7th Annual Pumpkin Days event this weekend. Pumpkin Days will be held at Ian Deutch Memorial Park and will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 21, 22 and 23. There will be a plethora of activities for children of every age to en- joy. Admission to Pumpkin Days is $5 per individual or $10 for a wristband that will allow access through- out the weekend. Activities will begin Friday, October 21 at 3 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Saturday, October 22 activities will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 Pumpkin Days will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day, ending at 7 p.m. Pumpkin Days will have a pumpkin patch filled with a variety of different sized bright orange pump- kins, a towering 400-bale hay pyramid with an in- tense climbing wall on one side, a straw jump, a hay maze created from piles of hay bales, pony rides, hay rides and turtle train rides, to name just a few activi- Senate seat. This week, the series continues with those hoping to take the title of Congressman, fol- lowed by candidates for Nye County Commission. In the final week, the contenders in both the state Assembly and state Senate races will be covered. See page 11 for coverage ties. Also, this year's haunted house has doubled in size when compared to last year's house. Be prepared for all the ghosts, ghouls and Halloween fright when experiencing this eight-room spooky sight. Roos 'n' More petting zoo will be at Pumpkin Days Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. Several exotic animals, including a lemur, will be staying until 3 p.m. Also, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday is the pumpkin carving contest. Event organizer David Boruchowitz told The Mirror local restaurants will be sending their employees to Pumpkin Days to com- pete in the pumpkin carving contest to see who can craft the best pumpkin. Residents are invited to come watch the contest and see which Pahrump restaurant has the most carving talent. A children's costume parade will occur Saturday at 4 p.m. Children who attend Pumpkin Days are en- couraged to dress in costume so they can be part of the parade and showcase their dress. This is also the first year that Pumpkin Days will have hot air balloon rides. "As long as the weather is good this weekend PDOP will be offering tethered balloon rides," informed Boruchowitz. The tethered rides are included in the price of admission. If any- body wishes to take a non-tethered hot air balloon ride and float above Pahrump, those rides will be offered Continued on page 8 0//l/!l!!!l[ILllll!lJU!l[llil 1