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Commissioners to debate shelter contract, water restrictions

Bids to operate the animal shelter and a committee to draft a Pahrump groundwater basin management plan are among items on the agenda when the Nye County Commission meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at commissioner’s chambers, 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye.

The committee will draft up a plan to deal with the over-appropriation of water rights in the Pahrump Valley, in an attempt to avoid the designation of Pahrump as a critical management area.

Commissioners will also consider the potential reinstatement of impact fees in the Pahrump Regional Planning District beginning Jan. 1, after a two-year moratorium.

Steps on drafting a county ordinance implementing Senate Bill 374, passed by the last session of the Nevada Legislature regulating medical marijuana, will be considered.

A public hearing on a bill amending Nye County Code on animals, that includes replacing the term “residential kennels” with a multi-pet permit will be heard at 11 a.m. Another public hearing is scheduled on an amendment to Nye County Code requiring applicants receiving conditional use permits to submit proof of compliance.

A memorandum of understanding with the Clark County coroner’s office for autopsy services is on the agenda.

A resolution is up for approval adopting a Nye County hazard mitigation plan.

Commissioners will consider a cooperative agreement with the state forestry division to provide wild land fire protection.

Funding for the Rural Nevada Development Corporation will be considered, to continue operating the Small Business Development Center, in a 10:30 a.m. timed item.

Commissioners will consider a contract with Ben Paul Construction Co. for a remodeling of the Tonopah Justice Court.

The policy of holding an invocation at the county commission meetings will be considered. The county will consider sending a letter of support to the Town of Pahrump for a grant supporting park and recreation projects.

A request from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Tonopah Field Office to become a cooperating agency for the Gemfield Mine environmental impact statement is up for approval.

A request for funding for the Nevada Land Management Task Force, created by state Assembly Bill 227, which will request the transfer of federal lands to the state, is on the agenda.

The Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board, which includes the five county commissioners and the sheriff, will consider issuing a temporary retail liquor license to The Hubb, at 3720 Bell Vista Ave.