• On Nov. 20 the Mineral County Board of County Commissioners approved the applications of Andrew Renshaw and Jon Foster; Daniel Conner; and Darlene Doyle to open businesses in the county. Doyle plans to open the Buffalo Stop, a convenience store and sandwich shop in Mineral County, and was approved on the condition that she correct a list of discrepancies. Conner’s license to open DLC Construction was approved. Renshaw and Foster are now cleared to open At Once Bail Bonds.

• The board carried by unanimous vote a motion to allocate $25,000 of Payment in Lieu of Taxes funds for the engineering phase of a number of projects to bring county owned buildings into compliance with the regulations set out by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

• The board voted to spend between $5,000 and $10,000 of PILT funds for a project to extend the boat launch ramp at Walker Lake. The county is matching 5 percent of a project expected to cost about $96,000. Otis Bay has been hired to carry out the project. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Public Works; Nevada State Parks; and the Great Basin Bird Observatory are also involved in the project.

• Curtis Schlepp, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, was unanimously approved to donate a security camera system to Mineral County School District. Schlepp said he bought the system about four years ago with donated funds, and the system as no longer any use to the Juvenile Probation Office because of the closure of the Don Goforth Resource Center.

• The Mineral County Museum will seek bids on a project to install a new lighting system. The project is expected to cost $25,000 and will be paid for by the bequest from Norma Joyce Scott.

• On Nov. 21, the board directed District Attorney Sean Rowe to draft a letter to Amerigas informing the company it had violated the terms of its lease to use land at Hawthorne Industrial Airport. The company was approved for the lease in September, but no representatives from the company had signed the lease.