By Mark Waite
TONOPAH — Four more change orders for the Blagg Road sewer line repair job, adding $9,147 to the cost, will be up for approval when Nye County Commissioners meet here at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
While that project is winding down, commissioners will consider purchasing 10,000 gallons of bituminous emulsion material from Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions Inc. for $25,000, for road maintenance work on Charleston Park Avenue, Gamebird Road, Barney Street and other roads in the Pahrump area, that has been requested by Commissioner Gary Hollis.
The meeting can be viewed by video conference from the commissioner’s chambers at 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye in Pahrump. The proceedings are also viewable online at www.nyecounty.net, which has a link entitled “public meeting videos.”
Wulfenstein Construction was given the contract last April to replace the backfill in the sewer line trench. Portions of Blagg Road have opened recently after collapsing Dec. 22, 2010 following days of heavy rain.
The 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Blagg Road change orders are under the consent agenda in which a number of items can be approved with one motion. A memo from Public Works Director Dave Fanning said these are the final change orders for the project. The original contract was $2.36 million, the cost has since risen to $3.12 million.
There are few items not on the consent agenda for the Tuesday meeting.
On the regular agenda, bids will be considered to purchase 150,000 tons of type two gravel for the Pahrump area, public works is recommending the commission accept a $562,500 bid from Wulfenstein Construction Company. Bids for cold mix are also up for approval, the recommendation is to award a $115,883 contract to Olympus and Associates.
Commissioners will consider awarding a $15,000 contract to Awesome Construction LLC to construct 4,000 feet of desert tortoise fence at the landfill, the lowest of three bidders.
Commissioners will consider releasing 85 percent of the financial security for the E Street Apartments LLC project in Amargosa Valley.
Commissioners will vote on accepting two Nevada Office of Traffic Safety grants: a $40,182 grant to help teens learn about safe driving which requires a $13,395 county match; the other a $11,000 grant to pay deputies overtime for DUI enforcement and saturation patrols that doesn’t require a local match.
A report from the Nevada Association of Counties is scheduled at 1:30 p.m.
Commissioners will be asked to support the Rural Medical Facility Investment and Improvement Act.
A representative to the Southern Nye County Conservation District will be appointed.
Charles Abbott and Associates wants to amend their contract to add a $20 per hour clerical/scanning assistant.
Patricia Oechslin has requested a wholesale liquor license at 5581 N. Highway 160. That will be up for approval by the Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board, which includes the county commissioners and the sheriff.