Humboldt County Commission in brief —

On July 22, 2019, the Humboldt County Commissioners approved the following agenda items: 

• A Proclamation honoring the 100th anniversary of the Martin Hotel.

• Approved the Welfare Set-Aside Agreement for 2020 for funds not to exceed the total of $7,105.94

to assist with qualified program activities.

• Approved a Request by the Humboldt County Treasurer to proceed with title searches for properties to be sold in the 2020 delinquent tax auction. 

• Approved a Resolution for a Capital Improvement Policy, a Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan, and Debt Management Plan.

The Commission listened to the following presentations:

• Kris Stewart from Ninety-Six Ranch updated the commission on progress related to fire and fuels management issues following meetings with federal agencies. 

• Melany Aten, Winnemucca District Conservation Staff Specialist, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Nevada Conservation Districts presented on weed control funding and coordination efforts, including the Quinn River Invasive Weed District grant and the Paradise Valley Weed District grant. 

• Robin Gray, the County’s contract entomologist, gave an update on the current mosquito situation in the county. 

• Andy Sholty, Superintendent Operational Excellence, Monica Sill, Communities Representative and Jason Morin, General Manager updated the commission on the Barrick-Newmont joint venture Nevada Gold Mines.

• Economic Specialist Buddy Borden, of the Cooperative Extension presented an update on the Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP). 

• Kim Donahue of the Nevada Department of Veterans’ Services gave an overview of services available for Humboldt County veterans. 

The Commission tabled the following agenda item:

•  A request from Public Works to waive the County attrition policy for the position of Water/Wastewater Specialist I/II or Senior Water/Wastewater Specialist, depending on qualifications, for the Humboldt County Public Works Department.