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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Highlights - April 17, 2018

PAHRUMP, Nev., April 17, 2018 - The following report highlights several important actions taken at the Nye County Board of Commissioners meeting. The agenda numbers provide links to each item’s backup.

*Approved resolutions will be posted separately here.

The Board of County Commissioners adopted the Groundwater Management Plan for the Pahrump Basin (Basin 162) as requested by the Nye County Water District.

The Water District Governing Board at its February 26, 2018 meeting unanimously approved and adopted the management plan. (39)

Mission Support and Test Services LLC, the new contractor for the Nevada National Security Site, gave a presentation to the commissioners regarding their mission on the site and the economic impact to Nye County and Southern Nevada. The former test site, located entirely in Nye County, is a critical component in national security, helping to ensure the security of the United States and its allies by supporting stewardship of nuclear deterrent, providing emergency response capability and training to the county and the country, and contributing to crucial nonproliferation and arms control initiatives. The presentation was given MSTS President Mark Martinez. (8)  

Commissioners also received a presentation from Mobile Showers Program founder John Walker. Walker started the non-profit to provide showers to Pahrump homeless and veterans. (40)

The Board of County Commissioners approved entering into a Master Lease Agreement with Enterprise to replace county fleet vehicles. The Nevada Department of Taxation approved Medium-Term Financing in March not to exceed $900,000 for a loan term of 5 years at 5.89 percent. Proceeds from the financing will replace 35 vehicles. The board delegated authority to the County Manager to execute the quote for year one leases and purchases. (35)

A pair of Special Use Permits were approved for MJ Distributing Inc. for a marijuana cultivation and marijuana production facility at 3171 E. Tillman St., in Pahrump. Both are pending receiving a state license.

The parcel is approximately 13.5 acres in size, and the applicant plans to use existing buildings, structures and a greenhouse approximately 53,000 square feet in size for cultivation. (12)

Commissioners adopted a bill amending Nye County Code Title 17 relating to Temporary Use Permits for temporary dwelling units, accessory building with farming or ranching operation, construction of major development projects, temporary advertising devices, and outdoor sales events.

The changes will take effect on Monday, May 7, 2018 (13)

Commissioners amended 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. 

The changes will take effect Monday, May 7, 2018 (14)

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, was also amended by the board. 

The Changes will take effect Monday, May 7, 2018. (15)

A Bill proposing to amend Nye County Code Title 17, Comprehensive Land Use Planning and Zoning, relating to the definition of Start of Construction was also approved by the commissioners. 

Yep, changes take effect, you guessed it, Monday, May 7, 2018. (16)

Four temporary retail liquor licenses were issued by the commissioners sitting as the county Licensing and Liquor Board. (18(19) (20) (21)

Commissioners approved the Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement and 5-year operating plan between the Town of Pahrump, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District. The purpose of the agreement is to provide cooperation in prevention, detection and suppression of wildfires. (24)

A Memorandum of Understanding was approved authorizing the Nevada Association of Counties to assist the county with the Bureau of Land Management for the environmental analysis and preparing the draft and final Environmental Impact Statement for a potential amendment to the existing Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment. (32)

BEC Environmental Inc. was selected by commissioners to provide services in support of the Rural Desert Southwest Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant.

Staff directed to enter into fee negotiations (36)

Public hearing date of June 5, 2018, at 11 a.m. was set for a bill to amend County Code regarding Special Use Permits (38)

*Next meeting will be May 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. in Tonopah, teleconferenced in Pahrump.

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