By Mark Waite
County commissioners will discuss and deliberate on the location of the Nye County jail during a meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the county commissioners’ chambers at 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye.
The meeting can be viewed by computer at www.nyecounty.net and clicking on public meeting videos.
The discussion is reportedly going to include whether to close the Tonopah jail and house prisoners entirely at the new Pahrump jail.
In other business, Sheriff Tony DeMeo is asking the county to purchase 10 patrol vehicles at a cost of $45,000 apiece. The sheriff says 55 vehicles have more than 100,000 miles.
A resolution to the Federal Aviation Administration regarding the Pahrump Airport project is up for approval.
Commissioners will discuss a master plan for the Calvada Eye.
A brief filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation on the Wayne Hage case will be discussed, which has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
An agenda item to name two rooms at the Nye County Government Center for former Pahrump Regional Planning Commission members Charles Dupre and Sheldon Bass is up for approval and designating an area in the commissioners’ chambers for outstanding citizen recognitions.
The job descriptions for the county manager and assistant county manager would be revised to change the educational requirements, under another agenda item. Former county commissioner Joni Eastley was hired as assistant county manager, though she didn’t meet the educational requirements in the job description, she is being paid $45.36 per hour. The agenda item will also revise the assistant county manager’s reporting structure.
A public hearing is scheduled at 10:45 a.m. on an amendment to the Nye County Code governing the impoundment of animals for protective custody. Owners would have five business days to recover their animals, or they could be put up for auction, adoption or be destroyed.
Commissioners will consider filling a bailiff position for Fifth District Court Department 1 Judge Kimberly Wanker, using drug court funds.
Another 10:45 a.m. public hearing is scheduled on a nuisance at 3401 E. Savoy Blvd.
The public works director is asking to call $85,803 in bonds for street improvements made with the Stephen Rakower Trust for Barney Street and Thistle Lane, under a warranty agreement made on Feb. 21, 2007.
Among 17 items under consideration under the consent agenda is the termination of a tower rental agreement with Commnet of Nevada LLC, two agreements with Wave Direct for tower space rental for Nye County for radio frequency communication with wireless ISP services and the selection of Motorola Solutions for an Amargosa Valley base station radio.
Commissioners will be asked to increase the budget with Central Nevada GIS and Cartography by $100,000 for the documentation of minor county roads.
An amended contract with Great Basin Drilling for a monitoring well in Amargosa Valley, adding another $5,000, is also on the consent agenda.
The purchase of 12 Dell Latitude E6530 lap top computers for $14,168.10 is on the consent agenda.