By Mark Waite
TONOPAH — A request for $126,450 to fund a reserve deputy sheriff program for one year is on the agenda when the Nye County Commission meets at 10 a.m. here Friday.
The meeting date was changed from Tuesday due to the election. It can be viewed by video conference from the county commissioners’ chambers at 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye in Pahrump or on the Internet by logging on to www.nyecounty.net and clicking on “public meeting videos.”
The deputy sheriff item, requested by Assistant Sheriff Rick Marshall, is a timed item scheduled for 10:45 a.m. The budget breakdown includes insurance $30,000, training $25,000, vests $19,375, uniforms $17,875, firearms $16,250, a part-time administrator $13,200, and dictation $4,750.
At the same time, a public hearing is scheduled on a bill amending Nye County Code requiring people who cause excessive wear to public roads to coordinate with the road department and remediate all damage.
Commissioners will set the date, time and location for a bill requested by Commissioner Lorinda Wichman amending the county code on prostitution, removing a residency requirement for license applicants and mandating annual rather than quarterly registrations.
A contract with Rural Nevada Economic Development LLC to help fund lobbying for a bill draft request allowing local governments to pursue economic development activities through tax incentives and other funds, is on the agenda. At the last meeting, former Gov. Bob List and economic consultants asked the county to pay $63,000, which would be combined with $63,000 from the town of Pahrump and $50,000 from Front Sight, which was cited as a business that would benefit from the bill.
An appointment to the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission to replace former Pahrump Town Manager Dave Richards is on the agenda. The county staff recommended appointing Robert King, who retired in March after five years with the planning department. Other applicants included former water board consultant Walt Kuver, a former military engineer Deborah Meredith, retired police officer Bobby Hartman and Walt Grudzinski, who was on the RPC for six months before he resigned to run for state assembly.
The commission will canvass the returns of the Tuesday general election.
A sublease agreement between Pegasus Logistical Services Ltd. and Life Guard International Inc. for property at 362 Airport Rd. in Tonopah is up for approval.
On the consent agenda, in which a number of items can be approved with one motion, commissioners will consider accepting a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice reimbursing the county $7,570 for housing undocumented, illegal aliens. A bulletproof vest grant is up for approval, which requires the Justice Department and county to each pay $4,199.97. A new fireworks permit is requested for Ninja Fireworks LLC, dba Blackjack Fireworks.
Commissioners will consider changing the job description for the director of information management systems, the current IT Director Mark Hatfield is leaving at the end of the year.
An amendment to a solid waste franchise agreement with Beatty Disposal Company for an additional five years is on the consent agenda. Commissioners will consider applying for a $1 million Brownfields Coalition Revolving Loan Fund with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency together with Esmeralda, Lincoln and White Pine counties.
Charles Abbott and Associates will be hired to perform a school traffic study if another consent agenda item is approved. Commissioners will consider a quote from Motorola for $11,655 to purchase two Motorola MTR 3000 base station radios for the Pahrump and Beatty dispatch centers, to replace radios that can’t be narrow banded.