Show cause hearing set for Beatty brothel Angel’s Ladies

TONOPAH — A show cause hearing has been scheduled for the Nye County Commission meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday to decide whether the brothel license for Angel’s Ladies in Beatty should be revoked.

The meeting can be viewed by video conference from the county commissioner’s chambers at 2100 Walt Williams Dr. on the Calvada Eye in Pahrump.

The Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board — which includes all five county commissioners and Sheriff Tony DeMeo — will consider developing procedures for the handling of complaints for a show cause hearing and the issuing of show cause orders.

Commissioners will also consider sending a letter to U.S. Bureau of Land Management Pahrump Field Office Manager Deborah MacNeill, expressing support for a Nevada Division of State Lands application for lands at the Beatty disposal site used by U.S. Ecology and an amendment to the BLM resource management plan.

The county letter states: “The site is a very important element of infrastructure in Nye County and Nevada and without this action it is in imminent danger of being closed due to the inability to expand. The closure of this facility would have serious and unacceptable consequences for Nye County, Nevada and the entire southwest region of the United States.”

The county states U.S. Ecology Nevada has been a significant contributor to the Nye County economy and has operated the site safely and in compliance with regulations for over 50 years.

On another item, commissioners will consider accepting a $13,000 grant from the Administrative Office of the Courts for 24 iPads, iPad covers and Idea Flight software application licenses to help jurors participating in trials. The Fifth Judicial District Court will contribute $5,500.

Commissioners will consider applying for a Nevada Division of Forestry Rural and Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grant for personal protection equipment, fire shelters, mobile and hand-held radios for the Beatty and Duckwater volunteer fire departments and Nye County Emergency Medical Service Station 51 in Pahrump.

Commissioners will consider a resolution declaring the common raven a nuisance and threat to the health, safety and welfare of Nye County. The raven is a predator blamed for attacking endangered desert tortoises and the sage grouse, which could be placed on the endangered species list.

Commissioners will set a date for a public hearing on a bill to amend the animal control code revising appeals of animal control decisions and hearing procedures, pet fancier’s permits, residential and commercial kennel permits. An update is due on the Tonopah animal shelter volunteer program.

An ordinance designating highways in the town of Tonopah for use by off-highway vehicles is up for approval.

A no-cost extension to the emergency preparedness working group grant until April, to fund completion of the Beatty Ambulance Barn, is up for approval.

Commissioners will receive an update on the Nevada Land Management Task Force, which is drafting recommendations for the 2015 Legislature on how to transfer federally managed lands to the state.

Commissioners will consider authorizing the district attorney to approve Geographic Information System cooperative agreements, which allow the county to share GIS data with other governmental entities and private corporations which generally benefit the county.

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