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County approves funding for Petrack Park lighting

Pahrump’s Petrack Park will get brighter after Nye County commissioners approved a bid for its lighting.

Nye County commissioners approved a $429,000 bid from Industrial Light and Power. The bid will be paid for by the money from the Pahrump’s town fund.

The money will pay for the replacement of poles and lighting at Petrack Park fields next to Bob Ruud Community Center and behind the swimming pool, officials said.

Two other firms, Mesquite Electric and American Southwest Electric also submitted bids for $465,000 and $514,016, respectively.

Matt Luis, Town of Pahrump Buildings and Grounds manager, said Pahrump had already put some money into one field’s lighting in the park.

“When we did that lighting project on the C field, this lighting project was already in the pipeline and we brought in a switch gear and everything else for this lighting system. So we are not removing anything that was done, we are actually adding to what we had planned five years ago,” he said.

Luis said no money has been allocated for the lighting at skate park located at Ian Deutch Memorial Park. Officials and several Pahrump residents have been trying to raise money for the park for the last couple of years, as the venue currently lacks infrastructure.

“It’s the bang for a buck,” Luis said. “We are serving hundreds of our community members playing softball and baseball and we feel it’s the smartest way to spend the money we have available,” Luis said.

County Commissioner Donna Cox asked Luis to start hunting out money for the skate park.

“I understand that there’s probably more of a major need for this, but at the same time, all of our citizens pay taxes and all of our citizens count,” Cox said. “And just because they have a different project, doesn’t mean they need to be put on a back burner all the time.”

“It’s baseball versus skateboards, so it’s something for the youth. Either way, it’s something for the youth,” she said.

Luis told Cox the skate park is “never forgotten.”

The town of Pahrump will pay Industrial Light and Power for furnishing all materials, equipment and labor and conducting work in accordance with relevant plans and specifications and “to the satisfaction of the town,” according to the documents.

Partial payments will be made once each month, based upon progress estimates made by the contractor, the documents said. Ten percent of the amount will be deducted and retained by the town until after the completion of the entire contract. After 50 percent of the work is completed, the town may reduce the retained amount to no less than five percent of the value of the completed work.

Contact reporter Daria Sokolova at dsokolova@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @dariasokolova77

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