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14 Thursday, October 30, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette (hm00rnxs Pahrump's Only Complete One Stop Music Ma Instruments; Lessons Sales, Service, Rentals & Repair f Dhflk Camt,e Tapes + pa : All Typ, es of Music ,  Includinli Spanish  Startin s at $4.99 tape $7.99 di 1141 lJ. Iiwfl 180 Across from 8addle 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 PAHRUMP 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 "THE LEAK STOPS HERE' Complete Cooling and HeaUng Symm Sece 751-2000 Doubt Gripp 1060 E. lhbd St.. rahrump, NY 8904 I (ThUd d Center) 000000rmog/TKr . .talks heat up at town boa, d Continued from front page "What they have right now is insufficient," Rainbolt said. "I see no reason why those who move in, creating the district's growth problem, can't pay for it. We have to ask the taxpayers to find the money someplace." Board Member Bob Little said that all this tax would serve to do is slow growth. Had the town not grown, he said, there would not be present the tax base that the town has today. He also cited misspending on the school district's part as a cause of present problems. "A $30 million bond was passed in 1988 and to date, $20 mill ion of it has been misspent throughout the county," Little said. "I'd like to see the school board start justifying their expenses first." Rainbolt said he agreed that the school district needed to be held accountable for its actions, but that education did not need to be cut. McRae said that $4 million of PETT money had already been appropriated to the school district and even more money gets handled by the school board than what actually filters through the County Commissioners. Since its creation, the school district has bonded for over $50 million. According to McRae, the plan the district had this time was to benefit off of Pahrump's booming wealth and make the town pay for the entire county. "The original intent was to shove it down Pahrump's throat by making us pay for it all," McRae said. "They were going to convince the other three commissioners of this and win by a 3-2 vote. Anyone who doesn't see this is blind." The first public hearing on this item has been set for 1:30 p.m. at the November 18 County Commissioner' s meeting in Tonopah. Town cracks down on business licences by Andy Holtmann PVG Staff PAHRUMP - The town of Pahrump has vowed not to let businesses that operate without licenses go unnoticed. Opting to make a move that would set an example, com- plaints were filed by Town Board Member Charlie Gronda against the owners of the Donut Factory & Deli Works and Wander Communication with the sheriff's office. Wander was cited. Robert Shourek of the Donut Factory was arrested. "We don't really want to see people get arrested and have to go to court because it costs the taxpayers more money," Gronda said. "I think it sends a message, though, that we are ready to enforce and we will do it." Gronda said Shourek ignored orders and requests for his business to apply for a license. The town made an attempt to notify Shourek in November of 1996, when he operated the Cowboy Cafe at the same location. Shourek never filed and closed the cafe down. He later reopened it as the Donut Factory. After it was learned that this new business was operating without'a license as well, Shourek was issued a summons to appear before Judge Tsafos. Tsafos ordered him to get a licence. When still no application was received, the town sent a follow up letter requesting he comply. Tsafos set another court date after it was learned that Shourek would not reply. When he failed to appear in court, Tsafos issued a bench warrant for his arrest and set his bail at $800 cash. Shourek eventually contacted Business License Manager Don Riffle about his owed fines and fees. Shourek's expenses totaled $188.33, which this time Gronda said he expects Shourek to pay. "We are taking definite action now," Gronda said. "We want to try to work with the people who haven' t complied,*but ":  , ii i i' 'b kli'l ' " ) i KHWK Radio From Pahrump to Bishop has you covered! For the latest news, information and the finest music programming be sure to tune to KHWK, broadcasting from Tonopah. If you're traveling the vast distances of Central Nevada's desert terrain you still can't miss us! Member:. Associated Press Great Basin Radio Network 92.7 - Tonopah 93.5 - Beatty 94.3 - Lida and Scotty's Junction 94.3 - Gold Point 95.9 - Pahrump 103.9 - Bishop, Mammoth and Big Pine 104.9 - Round Mountain 105.5 - Hawthorne we have to do what we have to do." Gronda said Wander Communication setfled their debts after they were cited and that there was no need for arrests in that case. At the Oct. 28 Town Board meet- ing, Board Member Steve Rainbolt suggested a 30 day amnesty period for all late fees on businesses and licens- ing concerns. "It is not fair to waive late charges On one business and not another," Rainbolt said. "Let's give them a period, where if they are confused with paperwork or need as- sistance, we can meet with them and help them out." The amnesty period is ef- fective November 1 through November 30, 1997 New Town Manager Mike Cosgrove will be handling business licence violations and concerns from this point Off. DOM ESTIC,AGCULTUI7 j ELORATORY, .PUMP SAL,SERVICE J t INSTAIZaqON INSTALLED wrrlt 5 YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE _J