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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Highlights - March 12, 2018

TONOPAH, Nev. March 12, 2018 - The following report highlights several important actions taken by the Nye County Board of Commissioners meeting. The agenda numbers provide links to each item’s backup.

The owners of the county's lone Medical Marijuana Establishment License for a dispensary had their request for annual renewal approved by the board (28).

The Grove Wellness Center is located at 1541 E. Basin Ave. in Pahrump.

The Medical Marijuana Establishment License Renewal Application for a cultivation facility was approved with a 90-day stipulation that it starts to produce product (29)

The Wellness Orchards of Nevada is located at 801 S. Panorama Road in Pahrump.

Board approved a couple requests to immediately fill positions in the District Attorney Office: a vacant Deputy District Attorney Position in Tonopah (26) and a vacant Office Assistant Position in the District Attorney’s Office in Pahrump (27).

The board set a public hearing date of Tuesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. for a series of proposed bills to be heard before the commissioners.   

  1. Nye County Bill No. 2018-02: A Bill proposing to amend Nye County Code Title 17, Comprehensive Land Use Planning and Zoning, relating to Temporary Use Permits; and providing for the severability (30)
  2. Nye County Bill No. 2018-04: A Bill proposing to amend Nye County Code Title 15 Building and Construction, Chapter 15.32 Pahrump Regional Planning District Impact Fees, pertaining to the Impact Fee Deferral Option and the Early Payment Incentive (31)
  3. Nye County Bill No. 2018-05: A Bill proposing to amend Nye County Code Title 17, Comprehensive Land Use Planning and Zoning, relating to the requirement that accessory uses are permitted in conjunction with any principal use; accessory uses or structures are allowed prior to installation of the principal residence (32)
  4. Nye County Bill No. 2018-06: A Bill proposing to amend Nye County Code Title 17, Comprehensive Land Use Planning and Zoning, relating to the definition of Start of Construction (33)

Board unanimously approved a request to allow Justice of the Peace Judge Kent Jasperson (Pahrump Department 2), as he deems necessary, to invite any available Justice of the Peace, within the confines of state law, to provide him temporary assistance, until a new Justice of the Peace for the Pahrump Township Department 1 is elected. (20)

Six candidates have filed for the nonpartisan seat, with the primary scheduled for June 12. If no one candidate captures 50% plus 1 of the vote, the top two candidates will be on the November 12 general election ballot. (Candidate List)

The designation of a portion of East Wilson Road, South West Street, East First Street and South Center Street as a “School Zone” fronting the Community Christian Academy (CCA) was approved by the board (34).

The designation will allow Public Works to post school speed limits for hours of operation in the designated school zone.

In a housekeeping matter dating back to 2008, the Nevada Division of Water Resources requested the county provide a letter of intent to relinquish 1,500 acre-feet of water rights to Tonopah Public Utilities for quasi-municipal use for economic development purposes for the benefit of Nye County and the Town of Tonopah (36).

The board directed to staff to respond to Division of Water Resources with the County's intention to relinquish the noted water rights to Tonopah Public Utilities. Upon response from the Division, county staff will prepare relinquishment deed, authorize the Board of County Commission Chairman to execute deed, and record fully executed deed.

A request not to exceed $15,000 for the Pahrump Movies in the Park was approved by the board sitting as the Governing Body of the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump. The approval included executing an agreement with Entertainment Concepts to provide services for presenting movies at Ian Deutch Memorial Park. The request for funding was made by Pahrump Park and Recreation Advisory Committee.  (12)

There are 10 movies scheduled starting May 26 through July 28.


*Approved resolutions will be posted separately here.


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