Elko County ponders $15k to study land transfers

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Updated: 10/08/2013 6:27 am

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County is considering spending up to $15,000 to study the cost and feasibility of transferring various parcels of federally owned land to state control.

The study would be conducted by the Nevada Land Management Task Force, a 17-member board made up of one representative from each county.

The Legislature created the panel this year to study the fiscal impacts of such transfers and identify which ones would make the most sense.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports a consulting firm that did a similar study for Eureka County in the 1990s estimates that studying land transfers over the course of a year could cost more than $66,000.

Dividing the costs equally would cost each county $3,900. But Elko County Manager Rob Stokes says they anticipate some additional costs.


Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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Speed - 10/8/2013 12:42 PM
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NOW we're talking! Anything we can do to get the Feds out of our lives is better for us even it DOES cost a little more. This will save money for the Fed. Gov. because they won't have to be dispatching people and vehicles to keep US off OUR land. It should ALSO stop Sierra Harry from making all of Nevada into protected lands or wilderness area.

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