Meeting held on January 24, 2001 @ 1:00 P.M.
RE: Amargosa Landfill
Planning Board Members Present:
Town Advisory Board Members Present:
Also Present were:
Bob Wickenden – Nye County Road Dept.
Val Sawyer - SRK Associates
LaVonne Selbach – Southern Nye Co. Soil District
1. The current Amargosa Landfill will be out of room in the very near future. The
current landfill is not in compliance with state NDEP regulations and is currently
in a trespass situation on BLM land.
2. BLM’s conveyance of land to Nye County for a landfill could be held up for as
long as two to three years in the event of an Amargosa town protest.
3. Bob Wickenden has indicated that the Nye County Commissioners will not restrict
Nye County communities’ future utilization of the Amargosa proposed MSW II
4. If Amargosa continues with its filed protest and either the state or BLM shuts down
the current landfill, Amargosa could be without a landfill for its own residents.
Given the above facts, it is our recommendation that our protest be withdrawn if the following conditions are agreed to by Nye County in a written MOU with Amargosa:
scale and that all inbound garbage is weighed and recorded and that the origination
of all non-Amargosa garbage be documented in a log open for public review.
garbage from California) to such a level that it becomes economically beneficial
for the originating states to keep their own garbage. Total revenues collected for
such shipments be recorded and tracked separately in a log open for public review.
The tippage fee schedule that is instituted will be developed jointly between the
Amargosa Town Advisory Board and the Nye County Board of Commissioners.
All revenues collected from out of county tippage fees will be used as an additional
source of funding for the Amargosa town budget. These revenues will help to serve
as a small mitigation measure for Amargosa residents who will bear the additional
dust, flies, noise and truck traffic that a regional landfill will bring.
Pahrump garbage to be dumped in Amargosa at the Class II MSW (below 20 tons/day