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22 Thmsday, Novlmber 20, 1997  Valley Gmhbe Service Forum Monitoring Smice Available For Homes & Business Immdbte Commiion and 0bsmatio. During Child Visitation. Pmonal 727-1609 UKCN. OLE Mait n'Message Western Union Mail Services Packing & Shipping Storage Units Available Business Cards Enoravino Bob A l's Tire & Auto Repair Tmds.r 727-3627 I H372, PtSS/8OR13--$34.95 " I P165/80R13-$36.95 .! P175/8)R13--$36.95 ;  ,...,.. s:3o. SAT 8:30a m - 4pl )185/75R14-$39.95  s ,, 3 Includes:  ",n Installation .t., on Most Tires t,,,- Installed No Dish To BUy Moratorium altered again Continued from frontpage suggested that they work together more often to reach the desired goal. "If we are going to appoint you, then we're going to listen to you," Carver said. "I will tell you though that there is little appetite among the commissioners to change this moratorium again. January 17 is still right around the corner." Debra Strickland of Strickland Construction said that she felt it wouldn't be fair to those involved with the parcel map process to uphold the moratorium as it stood. She said that developers had investments and that they were betting on the January 17 date to handle their business. Planning Director Ron Williams had little to say to the commissioners in regard to the moratorium. He was still adamant about the December 1 date remaining. Williams had been the chief player in the move for the moratorium, citing health and safety issues associated with the PR.PC's creation of a Draft Master Plan as reason for needing to direct all available time away from parcel applications. "No one is saying that Williams isn't overworked," said Ron Murphy, a local contractor and developer. "What the Commissioners need to understand though is that we have interests and money tied up in this and the moratorium would hurt us all." Murphy and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Chair Lisa Mendel have been the unofficial leaders against the moratorium. Copass agreed with the pleas to change the date. He made a motion to hold the moratorium until the January 17 date, giving parcel map applicants a little more time to prepare. Commissioner Bob Davis seconded. The amendment passed 3-1, with Commissioner Cameron McRae as the lone hold- out. As it currently stands, the moratorium will not take effect until the January 17 date. When the moratorium does take effect, large parcel maps, subdivisions and commercial and industrial maps will be exempt. Williams request for a com- plete moratorium ended up only halting small parcel maps and subsequent parceling. "Right now everyone is thrilled and I think it was a win- win situation for everyone," Mendel said. "The biggest thing achieved was that the County Commissioners learned to listen to the people and take the proper steps." PRPC concentrates on work ahead, parceling matters on their minds by Andy Holtmann PVG Staff Nye County Planning Director Ron Williams and the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) have stepped up efforts to complete their Draft Master Plan asso- ciated with planning concerns for Pahrump. While Williams admits the work will not be completed before the moratorium on parcel maps goes into effect, he said that the PRPC is working harder than ever to address concerns such as water sup- plies, dust, septic and wells, roads, building inspection and parcel map requirements. In the first of four scheduled workshops held at the Bob Ruud Community Center on Saturday, November 16, some of these issues were reviewed. "We're trying to make our own working document," Williams said. "To do this right takes serious time and effort." Williams said that, on average, it takes 20 hours of staff time to handle a single parcel map. Much of that time would be better spent working on the Draft Master Plan, he said. The issue of subsequent parcel maps arose in the discus- sion. Subsequent parceling occurs when a parcel map is recorded on a property and a second parcel map is recorded over it. Williams felt that many developers were using this method to create subdivisions while avoiding the subdivi- sion restrictions. "Any more than four par- . eels on a property constitutes a subdivision," he said. "TII argue this with Ron Murphy any day of the week." Murphy has said that there f l $50 Rebate Coupon. (see. Sl,, SSO gete - S99 Insta,t) t Free Disney" watch. (sap s.99) Plus, the n meFinder'remote. "Highest Overall Customer Satisfaction Among Satellite/Cable TV Subscribers pr _ J.D. lw#r and ASSOCiOge$199Z Cabielltt Cstomer $arlsfacHon $udl See us at... dl du d dda 91d4P |X|JJ|./IA.,,J). Chief Auto Parts November 15 i jvv i I,F/LVJ Saturday lOa.m. - 5p.m.  to new ;esemd uwh0 te vM Ncentw i I00ecem 31  NkT* 810 us lm      ck anl Oe ' F oOeba'le cP, ek and Disy waCh to be handl  inde remote gt,'e al me   J,D Powe and Aseoaates tgg7 Cabtsm.tel W   St, study bas o t0,541  W  r 7 PFCdESTR By TSAT I I I I "It takes 20 hours of staff time to handle a single parcel map" is nothing wrong with this and that Nevada Revised Statutes on parceling vouch for this. Williams acknowledged that the actis not necessarily illegal, rather that it is used as a method of skirfng the rules that the PRt try to enforce. "We all know it is not illegal," Williams said. "However, if you (PRPC) and the County Commissioners choose to reverse it and place the maps under subdivision laws, you have that option. The maps do hold water until you decide that it is a subdivision." Williams said that he would like to see is to have subdividing by parcel maps stopped altogether. The PRPC would then have the power and authority to deny maps if they felt that subdi- viding was occurring. Wa- ter rights are needed to sub- divide property. Williams felt that in five to 10 years they would be extremely hard to find due to the tremendous growth. PRPC Chairman Ben DePue said that if the commission were to allow subsequent parceling at all, that it should never be allowed to go below one and a quarter acres. "Most people moved out here for clean air, space, and a rural feel," Commission member Charlotte LeVar said. "They didn't move out here to be jammed. You can't have it both ways. It's time to take our stand." Town Manager Mike Cosgrove agreed with the one and a quarter acre idea, stating that anything smaller would add too many septic tanks to compact areas. This increases the chance of contamination problems that threaten the water supply. Williams said he wasn't going to fold on the morato- rium. Commissioners LeVar and Carol Lindberg agreed and said they'shouidn't have voted for the resolution ii 00)Veptune 00ociety Call 24 hours 727-1888% 00ireet Buria00 Incluaes:  from Place of death.  of Dezh Ceai6cat and lmr, . minimum Urn, Ful Licerned P.O Box 6000 720 ol Lane Paump. v SgO @00000eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeo Name: : Addrtns: CRy: State: __ Zip: Phone: Free Ivlehip please  me thout  ur qxal ivat r: [-Cremation Burial E]$cattering ooeeeoooeeeeeeeeooeoa calling for the removal of subdivisions and large par- cels from the moratorium that was approved at the November 5 County Commissioner's meeting. "The resolution has no teeth in it whereas the mora- torium would," LeVar said. "The moratorium would be an asset rather than a hin- drance to about 90 percent of the town's population." Williams said he hoped that the moratorium and the PRPC's work on the Draft Master Plan would change the way that business is con- ducted in the Pahrump Val- ley. Meanwhile, the PRI remains optimistic that their major work can be com- pleted sooner than expected. }