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4 Thursday, November 13, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Q MATTAG • Auto &apos; Accidents • Bankruptcy • Cdmlnal Defense • Divorce • incmporation • Wms &,Trusts Law Offices of Louis M. Minlcozzl,lll A Professional Corporation Pahmmp 361 S. Frontage Rd. - Suite 2 Telephone ('/02) 751 - 1200 333N. Rancho Dr. - Suite 410 Telephone (702) 648-4950 Toll Free: (888)246-1960 Nye County lawsuit... Continued from front page you use?" The federal census is conducted every 10 years and 1990 figures for Pahrump show about 8,000. McRae was in attendance and noted that the federal census won't be conducted until 2000 and the figures are not usually ready for another two years. Some information has been gathered and used in the past to estimate population such as number of electric utility hookups, number of telephone installations and number of children enrolled in schools. Nye County also contracts with Planning Information Corporation (PIC), a professional research firm, to gather information and produce census figures for its needs with the Nuclear Waste Repository Program. The Town of Pahrump uses figures provided by the Nevada State Demographer's Office. Its current figures show about 27,500 for Nye County and 8.8 percent growth from 1996 to 1997. PIC figures show about 6,000 for northern Nye County and 21,000 for southern Nye County. Town Board Member Gary Hollis spearheaded an effort several months ago with a petition to elect county commis- sioners at large and abolish defined districts. "Those three commissioners in the north can dictate what they want to happen here in Pahrump," he said. "There's a lot more than just money at stake. We've got to do something." Only about two-thirds of the needed 3,600 petition signatures have been collected. Town Attorney Len Smith proposed that he draft a letter 1- i eptune ociet  .. Call 24 hours 727-1888 "; . W Cremation D00rect Burial Includes: Removal from Place of death, preparation of Death Certificate5 and Permit, Cremation, minimum Urn, Fully Licensed P.O Box 6000 • 720 Buol Lane Pahrur, NV 89048 eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e. • • Address: • • City: ____ State:__ Zip: ___ • • Phone: .... Free Membership • • ' . .... • • Please .h me thout obfga your ’edaJ inknati for: • • OCremation [-_]Burial [attefing • to the commissioners as opposed to beginning with a formal lawsuit. "Who's going to read it to them?" Chairman Charlotte LeVar asked and McRae feigned fading into the wood- work as all eyes turned to him standing in the back of the room. Board Member Charlie Gronda asked if Smith could have the draft ready by November 18 as that will be the next county commission meeting held in Pahrump. It was decided that Smith will draft two statements, one for the commission and one for the school district and it will be brought up under old business to handle the ques- tion of timeliness in agendizing the item. Nye County Treasurer Pat Foster wanted the board to note that the town of Pahrump would not get more money under a reapportionment plan. "I'm the treasurer," she said, "and I know about the money. What you're really going to get is control of the money. Where it's spent and how it's spent...OK?...I just want to be sure everyone understands that," she said. Ralph Purdy, chairman of the advisory fair board, brought an artist's preliminary drawing of the proposed 1,240 acre Nye County Fair Grounds. There was some discussion of possible traffic flow problems through the proposed park-like setting, but the board seemed pleased with the plan results. "I have to take my hat off to you," Hollis said. "There's been a lot of work here. There's been a lot of planning." The complex includes a 70 acre arena area, a 7 I/2 acre soccer field, 40 ac. convention complex and multipurpose building, a 12 acre baseball diamond, a sheriff's substation and a fire substation. Little suggested that Cosgrove approach Nevada sena- tors Richard Bryan and Harry Reid to have the Bureau of Land Management convey the land to the Town of Pahr- ump. Purdy suggested that the town ask the county com- missioners to designate the complex as the Nye County Fair Grounds , i . , See page 9for Town Board notes <.55;?;626 Weloome= you to the 00z.ae.d Opening oi'... on\\;00/One Hour phOto I Join Uild Uoat gpm8 mmboship.Glub dui_n. Opening vmek Nov. IS, 18-B d oezve  Fee aW't! ] |10 1/8 HoDond (Aaso. Eeom limply |mmesl St, re,m) ____ I I