By Mark Waite
Nye County commissioners will consider a bid to purchase 100 mobile and 20 portable radios for the public works department, during a 10 a.m. meeting Tuesday at commissioners’ chambers on the Calvada Eye, 2100 Walt Williams Dr.
The meeting can be watched by video conference by logging onto the county’s website at www.nyecounty.net and clicking on public meeting videos.
Nye County Information Technology Director Mark Hatfield told county commissioners last month about a Federal Communications Commission deadline Jan. 1 to convert to radios operating on narrow band channels. The public works radios are old and can’t be converted to narrow band, he said.
The money will be taken out of the capital projects fund from the Payment Equal to Taxes.
Action on the Nye County Sheriff’s Department radio system is expected next month. Hatfield said the $6 million system doesn’t provide coverage in some areas and operates with equipment that is outdated.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is first on the agenda with a 10 a.m. timed presentation on desert tortoise trans locations in Nye County, including introductions of the project, a recognition award and potential opportunities.
In other business, commissioners will rank applications for Community Development Block Grants for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
The board will consider applying for other grant programs Tuesday, including a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Facilities Grant Program; the Leads On Line Internet system used by law enforcement; a grant to establish a revolving loan fund for cleaning up Brownfield sites; and grants with the State of Nevada Department of Transportation for the senior nutrition program.
Commissioners will consider a resolution determining the allowable costs of cleaning up a nuisance complaint at 561 W. Irene St. and attaching it as a lien.
A contact with Gilbert, Gaetke and Associates of Nevada, dba ARC Health and Wellness Centers for occupational health services, is up for approval.
Bids on publication of the 2013 tax roll are up for consideration.
A contract with Great Basin Drilling to drill a monitoring well in Amargosa Valley is up for approval. An updated access agreement will also be considered allowing the county access to land owned by IMV Nevada to drill additional wells under the groundwater evaluation program.
A memorandum of understanding with Round Mountain Gold Corporation for mutual assistance in emergencies is up for approval.
Recommendations to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection on the Community Source Water Protection Plan for public water systems will be considered.
Ron Murphy Construction has asked for a variance on $900 in dumping fees.
A zone change for a mobile home park on 9.63 acres at 1221 N. Blagg Rd. will be considered during the planning section of the agenda at 11 a.m.
A zone change and master plan amendment to change nine parcels totaling 60 acres north of Basin Avenue and west of Panorama Road from light industrial to heavy industrial will be considered. Wulfco and the Wulfenstein Trust have requested the change for a propane distribution facility.
The Hafen Family Limited Partnership has offered to dedicate a 30-foot wide portion of Powerline Road and vacate a portion of the road, in two agenda items up for approval.
A report on the status of development agreements approved by the county, will be presented, at the request of Commissioner Joni Eastley.
A public hearing is scheduled on a bill amending the Nye County Code that would allow the RPC to approve partial releases of financial security for completed improvements like streets, water and sewer lines.