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douglas creech May 27, 2020, 7:19 PM
there has been talks of a theater for years. I personally think it is long over due.
Jolene Shelton May 27, 2020, 1:20 PM
Thank you for giving the opportunity to comment
I would like to give my opinion on the survey
Vision for growth and population
1. Pahrump becoming a hub for residential and commercial development are two different things. Residential development is happening and has been for many years. Commercial development will continue to happen on a small scale until this community becomes incorporated. There is little incentive for major commercial development.
2. I would like to see responsible growth with some attention to zoning. Yes I love the rural feel of Pahrump but with 40,000+ residents and growth is to be expected.
3. What do you intend to annex?
4. Again growth is inevitable.
5. See opinion #4
6. If you put your finger on the pulse of Pahrump residents, most would like the area to remain rural. The anti growth sentiment is very strong here.
Economic growth and Vitality
7. This is a tough question. It does not seem like the people in charge are that keen to encourage new businesses. The company I worked for wanted to expand and the heavy handed county forced a two million dollar (and increasing) a year company to relocate reducing the workforce by 7 people with a loss of tax revenue to the county and state. Guidelines that are fair and equatable for everyone need to be clearly defined, and adhered to.
8. And 9. I don’t see Pahrump as a tourist destination ever. We are too close to Las Vegas. Front Sight and the raceway are not open too all without membership fees so they are out as a draw.
9. See above
10. This would be good towards economic vitality. As I stated above in question seven Pahrump needs fair and equatable guidelines for this to happen.
11. I don’t see heavy manufacturing coming to Pahrump. I think it would be a benefit but who would come here?
12. See question 11
13. While it would be a good thing I would be surprised a high tech campus would even consider Pahrump. We don’t have the infrastructure to support this ie: speciality stores, retail, entertainment.
14. Encouraged yes but see question 7.
15. Why would you limit growth to Hwy 160 and Hwy 372?
16. Yes diversity is the key if there is responsibility..
17. I don’t believe common identity would work here.
Name not shown May 27, 2020, 12:17 PM
How would you describe your connection to Nye County (check all that apply).
I live in Nye County.
What is your age?
45 to 54
Which of the following, if any, have you used to get information about Nye County within the last 12 months? (Choose all that apply).
Facebook, Word of mouth, Other - The sign at Petrek Park
Which method of communication do you PREFER to receive information about Nye County?
Newspaper or Magazine Articles, Other - Local news
If there are other ways you prefer to receive information from Nye County, please describe:
A text messaging service would be great. People could opt in or out.
What topic would you like to learn more about?
Upcoming festivals/events. Pool closure due to weather. Reminders of Council/committee meetings. Places to avoid due to accidents, flooding ect.
Do you feel you are getting timely information about important topics relating to Nye County?
If you answered "No" or "Sometimes" to question 7, can you identify which topics need better, more timely communication?
How satisfied are you with Nye County's communication and public outreach methods?
Where in Nye County do you live (pick one)?
Name not shown May 27, 2020, 12:02 PM
Pahrump doesn't need to grow...stay unincorporated..and leave our wells alone. no more subdivisions..keep pahrump rural ...to raise animals and families..and keep it for retirees ...
wade hinden May 26, 2020, 9:45 AM
Keep NYE County RURAL HOMES ON 1 ACRE OR MORE WITH HORSES ANIMALS. NO MORE SUB DIVISION. LOTS. MAKE A FAIR GROUNDS AREA NEAR MT FALLS.
wade hinden May 25, 2020, 1:56 PM
Pahrump should stay a rual town unincorporated with 2 acre minimum for private homes. One acre for subdivision homes. No condominium.
Name not shown May 8, 2020, 5:34 PM
Why do individuals need to file a complaint if property owners are in code violations of trash piled on their property? If in violation shouldn't it be addressed and enforced by county officials? Pahrump is not that big and these eye sores are all over our town.
Margaret Chang May 6, 2020, 7:06 PM
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this survey. Many people like me moved to Pahrump from large urban and suburban centers to get away from the conformity, cost, and density. Hopefully the town can develop a master plan that can preserve these characteristics.
Jeremy Lemur September 26, 2019, 7:04 AM
If you were told that you are allowed to leave your place of work for only six hours every ten days, and only between the hours of 8:00AM and 3:00PM, would you feel that you were being treated unfairly? Of course you would! Most red-blooded Americans would never stand for such obviously oppressive restrictions on their freedom. How could anyone possibly raise a child, maintain a household, enjoy recreational activities, volunteer in their community, and appreciate the things that make life worth living with only six hours every ten days to do so?
Thankfully, there’s no job in Nye County that currently places such limitations on diligent American workers. But, if proposed changes to the Nye County code are accepted by Nye County officials this year, these restrictions will be a way of life for the legal sex workers operating out of Nye County’s licensed brothels.
It can be assumed that the proposed code changes to Chapter 9.20, announced by Nye County Commissioners on September 5th, 2019, were written with the public’s safety in mind. If female sex workers are confined to the brothel after being tested medically, given a strict curfew, and subjected to severe limitations regarding their ability to leave their place of business once they arrive for work, there is a much smaller chance of a sex worker contracting a sexually transmitted disease and infecting a brothel customer, right?
Actually, these “lockdown” policies have been shown to have no impact whatsoever on the health and safety of brothel customers and the community as a whole.
In the past decade, I’ve served on staff for three Nye County brothels and four Lyon County brothels. In both counties, legal sex workers must get tested regularly for STIs and, as in all legal brothels, condoms are mandatory for all intimate activities between sex workers and clients. While some Nye County brothels have company-instituted “lockdown” policies, there are no ordinances or “house rules” imposing lockdown on Lyon County sex workers. In Lyon County, sex workers may leave their workplace after their shift and maintain the work-life balance of their choice. Historically, neither Lyon County nor Nye County has had any significant issues regarding risks to public health from licensed sex workers.
Lockdown policies, curfews, and the confinement of women working in brothels do not positively impact the public’s health or welfare. However, these proposed code changes will serve to marginalize and stigmatize sex workers, branding these women with a scarlet letter and letting them know, loud and clear, that they are not allowed the same freedoms everyone else in Nye County enjoys.
Licensed and regulated brothels positively and significantly impact the Nye County economy. This past year, a petition to ban brothels in Nye County failed to get enough signatures to put on a ballot, proving that Nye County residents support the right for these businesses to exist. Legal brothels represent one of the unique freedoms of Nye County, the freest place in the United States, where you can walk around with a holstered handgun, gamble 24 hours a day, purchase a variety of fireworks, and enjoy recreational liquor and cannabis. The freedom to do any of these things, or none of them, is part of what makes living in Nye County great.
So why are Nye County officials proposing to take away the freedom of women working in brothels? These proposed code changes appear to be in direct opposition to the philosophy and identity of Nye County as a bastion of American freedom.
If these code changes are accepted, it will be a step backward for Nye County. Don’t lock down and impose a curfew on adult women that contribute to the local economy. Don’t take away their freedom.
Chuck Muth September 24, 2019, 12:38 PM
Under the existing Nye County ordinance, a courtesan who leaves the property “in excess of twenty-four (24) hours” must be re-tested for sexually transmitted diseases before being allowed to work again.
This is, at best, arbitrary. A sex act – or, for that matter, multiple sex acts – can easily be completed in less than 24 hours. So, if the interest is in protecting the public health, why 24 hours before re-testing instead of, say, 24 minutes?
Which still is all it would take to hop in your car and drive to some remote desert location for a “quickie.”
Fortunately, the existing 24-hour language is being scrapped. Unfortunately, the proposed new language isn’t any better…
“Courtesans are allowed to leave the Brothel Premises for six (6) hours per ten (10) day medical clearance period during the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Courtesan with a verified medical appointment may leave the brothel premises for up to twelve (12) hours during the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any Courtesan who leaves the Brothel Premises in excess of these hours per ten (10) day medical clearance shall be subject to all the medical testing requirements set forth in this chapter and any other applicable State laws and regulations prior to engaging in any act of prostitution.”
“Allowed to leave”? For no more than six hours per 10-day period? And only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.? In America?
Now, to be clear, an important distinction needs to be made here.
We’re not talking about the private rules of a private business as established between the private business and a Courtesan working under an agreement as an independent contractor.
What we’re talking about here is the GOVERNMENT locking down and restraining the freedom of adult women working in a legal business to come and go as they please even when not working.
Again, you CANNOT make the argument that this “lockdown” rule is to protect the public health since it is perfectly possible to pick up an STD while away from the Brothel Premises for less than six hours.
Add to that the fact that if a Courtesan did leave the Brothel Premises for whatever period of time and DID pick up a sexually transmitted disease, subsequent brothel clients are still protected thanks to legally-enforced mandatory condom use at all brothels.
And consider this…
WebMD reports that some 20 million cases of STD’s are reported every year – with HALF of them coming from young people between the ages of 15-24. So if public health is really the concern, why not similarly “lock down” teenagers?
You see how absurd this is?
It should also be pointed out that no such “lockdown” policies have existed at any of the legal brothels in Lyon County for over 20 years; nor are any such policies proscribed by Lyon County ordinance.
The Courtesans there come and go as they please. Many leave daily to attend school at colleges and universities. Others take days off. Some even go home every night so they can fix their kids breakfast and send them off to school in the morning.
And there’s never been even a hint of a public health danger in all that time.
Again, what a private employer and an independent contractor agree to in a private contractual relationship is one thing. That’s between two free and consenting adults.
But to inscribe such “allowed to leave” rules in a government ordinance is just plain wrong. Please remove this section.
- Chuck Muth, President, Citizen Outreach