The Mineral County Commission voted on the following items in its Dec. 18-19 and Jan. 2 meetings.
•The following business licenses were approved. If there are any conditions, it will be noted:
• G7 Premier Services (Dave and Gayla Maynes) and Playmate Ranch & Spa (Scott Jolcover).
The following businesses applied for liquor and prostitution licenses:
• Playmate Ranch & Spa (Scott Jolcover). Commissioner Paul MacBeth voted nay.
• Boat Launch at Walker Lake — Eric Hamrey, Public Works foreman updated the commission on efforts between public works; Nevada State Parks; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services; Great Basin Bird Observatory and others to extend the boat launch at the Walker Lake State Recreation area. Hamrey read a letter from Sen. Harry Reid in support of the partnership between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Mineral County and the submission of a Nevada Access Program Application for pursuing funding for construction of a new boat ramp at Sportsman’s Beach at Walker Lake. Terri Knutson with BLM advised that Dec. 18 was the day the selection would be made and thanked Mineral County for matching up to $10,000 for the project.
• Shooting Range for Mineral County — Rob Mathias of Mineral County Sportsmen’s Club requested the approval from the Board of County Commissioners to approach the BLM to identify a location for a public shooting range to be included in the draft Resource Management Plan currently being developed. Jeremy Williams asked for support and identification of land to be used and requested that Mineral County own; operate and maintain the shooting range, if supported.
• New members – New members on the Mineral County Park & Recreation Advisory Board. Commissioner Paul MacBeth; Cherrie George; Courtney Robinson; Ricky Isom and Donna Glazier are now members.
• Swimming pool gets grant — Mineral County was awarded $5,000 for a POOL/PACT grant which will allow for an ADA lift chair for the Hawthorne swimming pool.