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22 Thursday, October 23, 1997 Pahremp Valley Gazette Visitation gives commissioners exciting day by Andy Hoitmann and Mary Ann McNeiU PVG Staff PAHRUMP--Certainly one of the most exciting events that has happened at a county commission meeting was the visitation of a little bird. Just after the lunch break on Tuesday,October 21 a pigeon flew into the Bob Ruud Community commission meeting room and proceeded to fly around for about half an hour before he was caught and released. Commissioners, the visiting Assemblyman Roy Neighbors, and the public ducked, fearing that something might just possibly land on their heads. The remainder of the meeting was, unfortunately, rather rou- tine. Commission Notes: Humboidt-Toiyabe National Forest plan revision---The USDA and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests are amending their master plans and are seeking the involvement of Nye County as a cooperating agency. Nye County Attorney Les Bradshaw recommended the commissioners sign the agreement. He added that the only stipulation the county would have is that it tend to the work that it chooses to do with the plan amendments. The commis- sioners voted 5-0 to sign the agreement. Commissioner Cameron i P -.. Call 24 hours 727-1888 ..... - V Cremation Direct Burial Notice to Nye County Residents Using the Pahrump Landfill Includes: Removal from Place of death, preparation of Death Certificales and Pert'nit. Cremation. minimt,n Un, Fully Licensed P.O Box 6000 720 Boul Lane Pahrump,  89048 QOaoOOOOOOOOOIOOOOOOOOOIIOQ Name: Address: ..................................................... City: .......................... State: ._ .._ Zip: .............. I Phone: Free Membership I .................. I : pase nh me vcl oblm your speoal mfrron for: [ Cremation F]Burial L]Scattering elOOOOteOlOOOOOtlOOOtOOeOOe I I Ill McRae said that if the county passes up on the opportunity to take part, then residents could see their tax base increase due to lack of involvement. US Forest Service notice--Approval was given to the county to contract archeological services from Western Resource Man- agement Inc. (WRM) to determine if any violations had occurred in the Jefferson Canyon Road area. Commission Chairman Dick Carver bulldozed a road-closure sign on the road on July 4 1994. I f mitigation was necessary, WRM would be available. The cost of the two day affair is estimated to cost between $1,500-$2,000. Residential construction tax for schools--A public hearing on the proposed Bill #97-14 was set for the November 18 commis- sioner meeting at 1:30 p.m. The bill would impose a $1,600 tax on new residential construction in the county for the purpose of funding school district needs. Commissioners Carver and Bob Davis want the bill only to apply to Pahrump. McRae said he felt the county-wide tax was a better option, but that he is waiting to hear from the public. Science CorridorApproval was given to the Nye County Science and Technology Advisory Board. The board will be made up of 24 members; two town board members from each town in the county, 10 people appointed by the County Commissioners, one chairman, and three at large people, two of which will be Nye County Commissioners. The purpose of the board is to encourage and direct new development in the county associated with the test site. New county positions---Tough economic times and small budgets demand creative accounting to overcome obstacles, and the women officials of Nye County banded together to solve their Effective November I, 1997, the Pahrump Landfill will be open from 8a.m. to dusk even/day. The Pahrump Landfill will be closed on the following holidays: Friday, October 31, 1997 Thursday, November 27, 1997 Thursday, December 25, 1997 and Thursday, January 1, 1998 mutual needs in that regard. At an informal luncheon meeting, Clerk Arte Robb, Judge Margaret Tsafos, Treasurer Pat Foster, Auditor Naoma Lydon and Budget Officer Geneva Neuhauser came up with a clever method to give themselves extra help and help answer the busy commission phone line at the Pahmmp County offices at the same time. The clerk needed a new chief deputy and the judge needed a new clerk. They asked the commissioners to approve a plan in which a few other vacated county positions would not be filled for the remaining part of the fiscal year and that money would be used to fund their two positions. They agreed that tbe new people would he able to help answer the commissioner' s busy phone line in addition to their regular duties of taking care of the tremendously increased work load created by Pahrump growth. Pahrump Town issues----Charlie Gronda represented the Pahr- ump Town Board in asking for funding for a new fire station and replacement of street signs that are vandalized. Gronda didn't really get either one, but got a lot of encouragement instead. Chairman Dick Carver said, "Keep bringing it (the fire station issue) back t 9 us. Just because you didn't get it today doesn't mean you're not going to get it. Red keeps spending all our money!" Gronda asked for up to $250,000 to he!p build a west end fire station, citing it takes too long for trucks to respond to the rapidly expanding west end of Pahrump from the main fire station in the middle of town. Gronda also said that the county's ability to keep up with replacing vandalized street signs is lagging and brought up the issue of volunteers making the signs, which has been discussed over a couple-year period. Resident Harry Harris said that he has at least seven volunteers who would make the signs and offered their help, saying he has offered this for three years and nothing is done about it. Commissioner McRae voiced concern from the public works director that residents not help install the signs and said [hat they need to get an actual policy decision as there is a collective bargaining agreement with the road department person- nel that might interfere with using volunteer help. Assemblyman Roy Neighbors' presentation---Commissioner McRae read a statement formally thanking Neighbors for his efforts and perseverance in securing funding for Nye County including $200,000 for the Tonopah Central Nevada Museum and the Tonopah Mining Park and $75,000 for engineering efforts towards Pahrump's future hi-tech college learning center. Neighbors went over bills from the 1997 legislative session that affected Nye County, including welfare reform, taxation, highway construction and a change in district court functions that would allow Pahrumpians to attend court in Pahrump rather than travel to Tonopah. Commissioner McRae asked, "Where is the money for our road (Highway 160)?" 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