The Churchill County commissioners will meet Thursday at
8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers,
155 N. Taylor St., Suite 145.
The commissioners will consider and/or take action on the
following agenda items:
• Adoption of a proclamation in support of the 2020 Census.
• Biannual report from the Churchill County Sheriff
regarding the conditions of the county jail and any branch county jail and the
number of deaths of prisoners in the county jail and any known circumstances
surrounding any such deaths, including, without limitation, basic demographics
and information submitted pursuant to the Death in Custody Reporting Act of
2013, Public Law 113242, during the immediately preceding six months.
• Transfer of funds to the Churchill County Road Department
for $250,000 for fiscal year 2020 Road and Bridge projects for the second
• Approval of a Sending Site Application filed by Fred and
Jan Buckmaster for properties located at 1640 and 1700 Drumm Lane and on
Testolin Road, APNs 00677106, 006771 07 and 00677159, consisting of 52.25
acres, including 38.56 irrigated water right acres, in the A10 land use
district to record a conservation easement on the property.
• Approval of a Sending Site Application filed by Peter and
Cathy Weber for property located on Pasture Road, APN 00685180, consisting of
91.44 acres, with no water rights, in the A10 land use district to record a
conservation easement on the property.
Commissioners took action in February on the following
Ken Collum of the Bureau of Land Management's Stillwater
Field Office, Carson City District gave his monthly report to commissioners. He
said the Bell Mountain project is open for public comments. He said the BLM
will be taking comments on grazing in late summer. An environmental assessment
for Comstock Exploration in northern Dixie Valley was initiated in early March.
Collum also said Tungsten Geothermal has completed its first phase of solar
Executive Director Gabriela Negrete of Churchill Animal
Protection Society updated commissioners. Currently CAPS employs five workers
and also relies on volunteers from the military, Junior ROTC at Churchill
County High School and the Boy Scouts. In 2019, she said 166 volunteers donated
4,494 hours. The board of directors consists of seven members.
During 2019, Negrete said CAPS placed 171 cats and dogs.
During the year CAPS also depends on donations and fundraisers, but Negrete
said additional funds are needed for repairs.
Commissioner Bus Scharmann commended Negrete for her report
and the dedication of volunteers. CAPS is also requesting $20,000 for the next
fiscal year. Commissioners won't commit to a final amount until the budget is
• Approved vehicles in the sheriff's tow yard as surplus
property and authorizing the disposal of said property in any manner.
• Approved a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan
Contract to receive a State of Nevada Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Principal Forgiveness Loan of $100,000 to fund a Preliminary Engineering Report
and Environmental Review analyzing a redundant drinking water source for the
Pine Grove Water System.
• Approved an agreement for auctioneering services with
Baxtin Inc., to conduct an auction for a period until Dec. 30, 2021, with an
option to renew for two additional years, at a cost of 15% of the items
auctioned, which will be deducted from the gross sales receipt at auction.
• Approved a request submitted by Fifteen Lots Soda Lake LLC
for an extension of time for submittal of a parcel map pursuant to Bill 2010A,
Ordinance 103, appurtenant to the tentative map for APN 00853201 &
• Authorized reimbursement to the Road Fund for expenditures
related to construction of a dirt berm at county owned property near Harmon
Road for $4,971.73.
• Announced funding for $10,000 for the Fallon Youth Club
for $10,000, Domestic Violence for $4,000 and the Churchill Arts Council,
$8,000 will not be announced until the final budget is finalized.
• Approved Sending Site Application filed by Denver Nygren
for property located at 6575 & 6675 Mission Road.
•Appointed Myles Getto to the Planning Commission to fill an
unexpired term through Feb. 28, 2023.
•Approved a Water Banking Agreement with TOT, LLC, Haneva,
LLC, and Fallon Haneva, LLC which seeks to bank approximately 2,800 acre feet
of underground water with the county to support future development.
•Adopted Resolution 022020 authorizing the clerk/treasurer
to sell property held in trust because of unpaid taxes, directing publication
of the Notice of the Tax Sale as provided in statutes.
• Approved an agreement for purchase of a
Conservation/Restrictive Use Easement for Kylie Thurston Amos and E & C
Schank Properties, LLC.
• Approved Professional Services Agreement with Lumos &
Associates to conduct work on a Preliminary Engineering Report to support a
grant application for funds to construct and make improvements on a road and
bridge project in the area of Moody and Wade lanes and authorized to use Road
Impact Fees as the funding source for the agreement for $70,400.