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12 Thursday, October 23, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette 100.w ammrnx, Pahrump's Only Complete One Stop Music Mat Instmments; Lessons : Sales, Service, Rentals & Repair :!'/ All Tylm of Music BL.; lI4I S. Hmy 160 v -- Across from Saddle West Over 4,000 Plants in Stock Cactus (702) 727-8155 ~ Fax (702) 727-6303 201 S. Frontage Rd. PRINTING, Inc. Quality offset printing done in Monday ~ Friday 8am/5pm Saturday ~ 10am/3pm Member Pahrump Chamber of Commerce Beatty Chamber of Commerce Death Valley Chamber of Commerce DON'S RADIATOR SERVICE tE LEAK STOPS HERE" Complete Cooling and Heating Sysim Service 751-2000 Doug Gflpp ! 060 E. Third SL ' Pahrump, NV 8904 I (Third and Center) Junkyard nuisance ruled invalid Continued from front page pictures of the residence. Chmrman Dick Carver said that maybe to Dosch it looked like ajunkyard, but to Lewis, it is simply his treasures. "Well, he has a lot of treasures that cream a definite fire hazard," Dosch said, The question was also brought up as to whether Lewis was selling from his home without a commercial junkyard license. Dosch said that on occasion, he had sold from his home. "l do not have and have never had a commercial junkyard," Lewis said. "1 do have a pile of pallets in the back for my winter firewood, hut I'm just a little boy and cannot stack it up perfectly neat." Lewis said that the picture depicting sewage was nothing more than water leaking from a cooler near his bus. The purpose of the bus, he said, was to house welfare recipients and homeless people for short periods of time until they could get back on their feet. He labeled all of Dosch's claims as false and said that anyone was welcome to come and judge for themselves whether a nuisance existed. "l moved out to Amargosa to be peaceful and quiet," Lewis said. "1 just wish she would leave me alone and stay out of my business." Lewis told the PV Gazette that when he had first moved into the neighborhood, Dosch had asked him to do some electrical work on their mobile home. He said he completed the work and Dosch had asked if be would hook her up to a septic tank. When he refused, Dosch allegedly became angry and made it a point to "dig up all the dirt she could" on him. Dosch denies this and said that the trouble didn't begin until he began moving more and more items and people onto his lot. "There is nothing wrong with what he does until it infringes on others," Dosch said. "When his property and behavior became dangerous to neighboring resi- dents, ! responded." Lewis received support at the commissioner meeting from Jim Kerr and Ralph McCracken of the Amargosa Town Advisory Board. A letter that McRae read from the Amargosa Volunteer Fire Department stating that they had been to the address and that there were no serious dangers. Dosch had supporter's signa- tures on documents obtained by the PV Gazette, but no one spoke on her behalf at the meeting. She claimed that Lewis threatened their lives and that they either withdrew their complaints or did not want to appear before the commissioners. Despite the pictures, most of the commissioners felt that no real nuisance existed other than possibly a difference of opinion on the appearance of the property. Commissioner Bob Revert felt that someone from the county should go out and view the property before making a decision. "If something does go wrong out there, this board could be the ones to look bad," Revert said. "I'm just glad (Lewis) doesn't live next to me." Carver said that complaints of this kind are becoming more common. It is something he felt needed to be handled but he also acknowledged that one reason why people move to Nye County was to have a little more freedom from restrictions. "1 think it has been made very clear that this is not a junkyard," he said. "We do have the right here to keep our treasures in our yard." The commissioners voted 4-0 that no nuisance existed. Revert abstained and maintained that the situation should at least have been looked into further. For Dosch, the verdict came as a surprise. She felt that there was no way the commission could justify calling Lewis's property safe. 'T m astounded," she said.' q'o me the pictures told the whole story." Dosch said she has plans to move mobile units onto her property and rent them out. She said she isn't done fighting, but that if the entities she had contacted do not hand down violations based on the commission's decision, she wouldn't be able to sell her property due to her neighbor's property. ValIey L00ental Group Hygienist is n0w Available ! 800I)72 727,6615 I KHWK Rad-00 From Pahrump to Bishop has you covered! 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