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Fireworks bill, wild horses on county agenda

Amendments to the Nye County Code to provide for medical marijuana establishments and reducing the boundaries of the Pahrump Regional Planning District aren’t the only items of importance when Nye County Commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the commissioner’s chambers, 2160 E. Calvada Blvd. in Pahrump.

Arlene Gawne will make a presentation on an experimental management program for wild horses and burros scheduled at 10:30 a.m. An hour later, Steve Lawrence, Nevada Field Office Manager for the Nevada National Security Site, is scheduled to make a presentation on the NNSS missions, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site.

A bill that would lift the limit of six licenses for fireworks stores, reduce annual license fees, ban temporary structures selling fireworks and define safe and sane fireworks, is scheduled for a public hearing at 11 a.m. Commissioners were held up on definitions of safe and sane fireworks during the last discussion, fireworks store owners were asked to help draft the bill.

Douglas Varin has appealed the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission denial of a conditional use permit for a commercial kennel, Howl-A-Day Inn and Spa at 1440 W. Black St. in a rural estates zoning district.

Commissioners will consider an amendment to an option to lease and lease agreement with First Solar for property at the Tonopah Airport. An access agreement with Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation for Internet work stations in Gabbs is also up for consideration.

Commissioners will consider submitting a corrective action letter on the 2012-13 fiscal year audit to the Nevada Department of Taxation.

Additional funding for improvements to Calvada Boulevard between Highway 160 and the Calvada Eye are under consideration. The Regional Transportation Commission has funding to build curb, gutter and sidewalk along the one block segment from Highway 160 to Mount Charleston Drive.

The commission will consider ratifying staff comments submitted Jan. 29 to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for the draft land use plan amendment and draft environmental impact statement for the bi-state Nevada-California sage grouse population.

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