[Rev. 11/22/2013 3:22:00 PM--2013]

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

CENTRAL NEVADA RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ACT

Chapter 615, Statutes of Nevada 1969

AN ACT to establish the Central Nevada Resource Development Authority; defining boundaries of the Authority; providing for programs of human and renewable natural resource development; providing for a Board of Directors with certain powers, duties and functions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

[Approved: April 24, 1969]

(Leadlines for sections have been supplied by the Legislative Counsel of the State of Nevada)

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

      Section 1.  Short title.  This act shall be known as the Central Nevada Resource Development Act.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1180)

      Sec. 2.  Authority: Creation; purpose.

      1.  The Central Nevada Resource Development Authority is hereby created.

      2.  The purpose of the authority is to develop and use the human and renewable natural resources of Central Nevada to supply the existing and potential market for agricultural products, scenic and historical attractions and recreation opportunities.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1180)

      Sec. 3.  Definitions.  As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in sections 4 to 7, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in such sections.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1180)

      Sec. 4.  “Area” defined.  “Area” means the geographical area of jurisdiction of the authority and includes:

      1.  Esmeralda County;

      2.  That portion of Eureka County included in the Eureka Soil Conservation District;

      3.  That portion of Lander County and of Churchill County included in the Austin Soil Conservation District; and

      4.  That portion of Nye County included in the Tonopah Soil Conservation District north of the first tier of townships north of the Mount Diablo base line.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 5.  “Authority” defined.  “Authority” means the Central Nevada Resource Development Authority.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 6.  “Board” defined.  “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Central Nevada Resource Development Authority.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 7.  “Commission” defined.  “Commission” means the Advisory Planning Commission.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 8.  Board: Number and selection of members; Chair; vacancy; quorum.

      1.  The Authority shall be governed by a Board of Directors composed of five members. The members shall be chosen as follows:

      (a) The Chair of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor for a term of 3 years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. The Chair shall be a resident of the area.

      (b) One director shall be selected from their own number by the board of county commissions of each of the counties of Esmeralda, Eureka, Lander and Nye. If any board of county commissioners fails to make an appointment required by this paragraph within 30 days after the effective date of this act, or after the occurrence of a vacancy on the Board, the Governor shall make the appointment. Each such director shall serve during the pleasure of the Board which was entitled to select him or her.

      2.  The position of a member of the Board of Directors shall be considered vacated upon the member losing any of the qualifications required for his or her appointment, and the appointing authority shall appoint a successor.

      3.  A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of the Authority.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 9.  Commission: Number and selection of members; Chair; duties.

      1.  An Advisory Planning Commission of eight members shall be selected, two each by the district supervisors of the Austin, Esmeralda, Eureka and Tonopah soil conservation districts respectively.

      2.  The Commission shall elect a Chair from its members for a term of 2 years. A Chair may be reelected.

      3.  The Commission shall prepare and present projects of resource development for the consideration of the Board.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 10.  Compensation and expenses of members of Board and Commission; officers and employees of Board.

      1.  The members of the Board and Commission shall serve without compensation, but the Board shall reimburse the actual and necessary expenses of each member.

      2.  The Board may appoint such officers and employees as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 11.  Board: Administration of Act; alteration of boundaries of area.

      1.  The Board is responsible for the administration of this act.

      2.  The Board may, with the consent of the governing body of each county and soil conservation district within the area, alter the boundaries of the area.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 12.  Board: General powers.

      1.  The powers of the Board are to:

      (a) Conduct surveys and investigations of resource development needs;

      (b) Make and adopt resource development plans;

      (c) Construct, operate and maintain structural works for human and renewable natural resource development;

      (d) Execute and perform contracts and agreements;

      (e) Accept donations, gifts and contributions in money, services, materials or other forms from the United States and any of its agencies, from the State of Nevada and any of its agencies and political subdivisions and from other sources, and to use such donations, gifts or contributions to carry out the purposes of this act;

      (f) Borrow money and obligate any assets or potential revenues of the Authority for its repayment, but no indebtedness of the Authority is an obligation of the State of Nevada or of any political subdivision;

      (g) Cooperate with the United States and any of its agencies, with the State of Nevada and any of its agencies and political subdivisions and with land owners and operators within the area;

      (h) Acquire, own, control and dispose of real and personal property; and

      (i) Do all things necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of this act, including the power to sue and be sued.

      2.  The Board has no power to levy any tax or assessment.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1181)

      Sec. 13.  Annual audit of financial affairs of Authority.  The Board shall cause an audit to be made of all financial affairs of the Authority for each fiscal year. The audit shall be made during the months of July and August next following the fiscal year. The financial statement shall be certified by the person making the audit and a copy of such audit shall be presented to the board of county commissioners of the counties of Esmeralda, Eureka, Lander and Nye, respectively.

      (Ch. 615, Stats. 1969 p. 1182)