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Board of County Commission Highlights

Posted on: September 4, 2018

Commission Meeting Highlights- September 4, 2018

TONOPAH, Nev., September 4, 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

*New approved ordinances will be posted separately here

Board approved a County Bill amending County Code  by adding a Licensing Department and establishing the department's provisions. Effective date set for September 24, 2018 (Ordinance No. 239

A site rental agreement was approved for the Desert Research Institute for a cloudseeding generator and weather station on East Manse Road in Pahrump for the purpose of research and operations of weather modification in the Spring Mountains (27)

A request to designate 12.5 acres of BLM land for auction in Beatty was approved by the commissioners. This parcel is listed as disposal land in the Beatty Area Plan ratified by the BoCC in July 2014. (9)

Board accepted a $10,000 federal Emergency Solutions grant to provide rental assistance and other financial assistance for homeless prevention. (11)  Another $13,908 from Nevada Housing Division Welfare Set-Aside Program was accepted for the purpose of offering rental assistance, utility assistance and security deposit assistance to eligible clients at or below the poverty level. (12) Both grants will be overseen by Nye County Health and Human Services.

The Board approved an amendment  to the sub-grant award from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health to fund the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Clinics in Pabrump and Tonopah in the amount of $11,726.00 for computers, monitors, scanners and printers. (13)

The commissioners accepted the 2019 State of Nevada, Office of Traffic Safety “Joining Forces” Grant in the amount of $24,500 for use by the Sheriff's Office. (14

The Board approved entering into an MOU with the USDA Forest Service Inter-mountain Region for the purpose of preparation of environmental documents for amendments to the Greater Sage Grouse plans. (18)

*Next meeting will be September 4, 2018 at 10 a.m. in Tonopah, teleconferenced in Pahrump, and available online here.

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