By Mark Waite
A bill redefining the duties of the public administrator will be considered when Nye County Commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in commissioner’s chambers at 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye in Pahrump.
The meeting can also be viewed on the Internet at www.nyecounty.net and clicking on “public meeting videos.”
Commissioners requested the Nevada Attorney General’s Office investigate Nye County Public Administrator Falkon Finlinson after a complaint was filed by Amargosa Valley resident Linda Bromell. The public administrator manages the estates of people who die without a will or a testament on how they want to dispose of their property.
The proposed bill would require the public administrator to compile a list of all estates being worked, the name of the decedent, date of death, date the file was opened, approximate gross value of the estate, a list of all estates for which property was secured, a list of estates under investigation, money collected and expenses. An annual audit would also be required by a certified public accountant and submitted to the board.
In other business, newly-appointed Commission Chairman Butch Borasky will consider appointing liaisons to a number of boards including the Nevada Association of Counties, Pahrump Regional Planning Commission, Regional Transportation Committee, nuclear waste issues, the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee, Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board, Quad State Local Government Authority, state legislature, Nye County Water District board and others.
Town board vacancies will also be discussed. Amargosa Valley Town Board member John Bosta wants the commission to appoint a replacement for the late Joe DeLee, but the district attorney said the governor must make that appointment.
Commissioners will discuss the status of a Nye County land bill.
An increase in funding for the law firm of Kaempfer, Crowell, Renshaw, Gronauer and Fiorentino to negotiate the purchase of Pahrump Utility Company Inc. is on the agenda.
A bill will be introduced, and a date set for a public hearing, on a bill amending Nye County Code on the impoundment of animals for protective custody.
Members of the public requested a discussion on legislation in various western states for the transfer of public lands and membership in the American Lands Council.
Commissioners will also consider a mutual aid agreement with Round Mountain Gold Corporation.
The Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board will consider a liquor license for Sullivan’s Pub, the former Town Hall Bar, at 2450 W. Mesquite Ave.