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Commissioners discuss WNC parking lot

Christine Kuklica
The County Commissioners eiscussed the parking lot at Western Nevasa College and will see who is responsible for repairs and paving.

The County Commissioners held their first meeting of October on Thursday.

Commissioners discussed and/or approved the following items:

The top discussion at the meeting came from Ron Marrujo, coordinator of Rural Student Services/counselor for Western Nevada College. He expressed his concerns about the west side of the parking lot and the despair it was in. Marrujo stated that there were five known damaged areas in the parking lot on the west side.

Marrujo said the backside of the college has not yet been inspected to see if there is any serious damage there. With the construction of the new road leading behind Safeway and hooking into Auction Road, it will likely take away parking spaces for the convention center and the campus.

Churchill County owns the property that WNC is located on, but it does not own the buildings. The lease that WNC has with the county is in its 31st year out of 50 years.

With the lease drafted in the early 1980s, it is lacking when it comes to specifics as to which party is responsible for certain things said commissioners. After the county reviewed the lease of the property, the commissioners are uncertain to who is responsible for the work.

The commissioners conceded that the lease should be defined and updated. There is an estimate for the project at about $30,000. The commissioners said they would like to continue to explore estimates to find the best deal. They asked WNC officials to do the same to see what is their share. Commissioners finally agreed to move ahead with finding quotes to repair the parking lot and will further discuss the situation once those assessments are completed.

Other business discussed or approved at the meeting is as follows:

Approved the review of secured log changes pursuant to NRS 361.310, fiscal year 2013-2014.

Approved resolution 31-2013 authorizing the Clerk/Treasurer to create a bank account with First Independent Bank of Nevada.

Appointed Dave Colburn to the Cemetery Board for a term expiring on September 30, 2017.

Appointed Ava Case to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2017.

Approved contract between Churchill County and the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, for the Medicaid Match Program for FY2014 and FY2015.

Approved and discussed CDBG annual update on application priorities.

Approved renewal of license from the American Society of Composers.

Approved Silver Creek Farm LLC for a Sending Site and Transfer of Development Rights, for 324 transfer development rights.

Approved Corkill Bros. Inc. for a Sending Site and Transfer of Development Rights, for 270 transfer development rights.

Approved funding from Churchill County to support a community event or program.

Approved letter to Chancellor Dan Klaich and Regent Ron Knecht of the Nevada System of Higher Education requesting that Churchill County be included in the selection process for president of Western Nevada College.