Humboldt County Commission in brief —

On Aug. 19, 2019, the Humboldt County Commissioners approved the following agenda items: 

• Approved the Public Works Department’s request to purchase a belly dump trailer from TEC Equipment located in Sparks, Nevada in the amount not to exceed $32,715. This equipment was approved for 2020 Fiscal Year budget in the amount of $35,000. 

• Announced that Humboldt County Communications Technician Tim Henigin was named Employee of the Quarter.

• Approved the letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the infestation of Mormon Crickets in the County. The intent of the letter is to draw the BLM’s attention to the matter and to respond to a request to create and implement plan to control future infestations.

• Approved a letter regarding the BLM’s scoping comments on the proposed Targeted Grazing of Annual Grasses in Great Basin Ecoregion of Nevada Environmental Assessment. 

• Approved the Humboldt County Library’s request to hire one part-time library assistant for the Denio Library.

• Approved the Public Works Department request to hire one Water/Wastewater specialist.

• Approved a Request for Grant from Cyanco from the Humboldt County Board of Commissioners to cover the cost of permitting fees for a plan review for the new Cyanco solids plant in an amount not to exceed $36,720.45.

• Approved a letter in support for JOIN, Inc.’s Vocational Technical Project. 

The letter supports the expansion of JOIN, Inc. within the County to assist in developing and meeting future workforce needs.

• Approved a letter of support for Nevada Gold Mines Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the expanse of the Deep South Projected located at the Cortez Mine in Lander County. 

• Approved the Software Maintenance, License Summary and Software License Agreements with Pioneer Technology Group for the “Jury mark” Jury Management System Software in an amount not to exceed $170, 000.00 to manage the entire jury process, compatible with the current benchmark program.

The Commission tabled the following item:

•  A request for direction and priorities for staff following the signing into law of AB21 and SB48 bills during the 2019 Legislative Session. Assembly Bill 21 was created to allow the governing body of counties with a population of less than 100,000 to appoint board members to general improvement districts where it is determined that a quorum cannot be assembled by the normal elective process, while Senate Bill 48 was passed to allow the governing body of counties of less than 100,000 population to enact a diesel fuel tax up to 5 cents on every gallon either through a two-thirds vote of the county commissioners or through a ballot initiative.

During the Public Hearing conducted at the Aug. 19 meeting, the Commission declared the property located at 5460 Weatherby Drive a public nuisance. The owner has until September 30, 2019 to begin clean-up at the property and by October 31, 2019 to complete the cleaning operation. 

The owner must report to the Humboldt County Clerk a status update by September 31, 2019.

The Liquor Board approved the following items:

• A special liquor license to Richard Gavica on behalf of Santa Rosa Basque Club for Basqueing in Paradise on Sept. 7, 2019. This is a one-day event. 

• A special liquor license was issued to Northern Nevada Racing Association for a one-day event on July 20, 2019.  

The Humboldt County Sheriff may issue temporary license in special circumstances per HCC 5.32 Liquor Licenses D. Temporary License. 

• To cancel the liquor license to Beatriz Zaragoza for El Oeste Bar & Grill in Golconda.