Supervisors face full agenda at next meeting

KINGMAN ­ The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will vote to approve the request of Special Olympics to use the vacant land adjacent to the Kingman Library for the ending location of their "World's Largest Truck Convoy" at their meeting Monday.

The Special Olympics "World's Largest Truck Convoy" will be happening in Arizona on Sept. 17. It is an event created by Norm Schneiderhan, a corporal with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, who had been inspired by "the powerful impact Special Olympics has had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run and combined with his family's involvement with the trucking industry," according to the Special Olympics Web site.

The "World's Largest Truck Convoy" is a national fund raiser for Special Olympics. Money raised in each state stays within that state to help state Special Olympics programs, the site says.

The board will also be voting to enter into a contract with Mohave Electric Cooperative to provide electric service to South Beach at Davis Camp.

This contract would be in the amount of $31,236.36. The funding would be provided through an existing grant from the State Lake Improvement Fund.

At the board's meeting, there will be a signing of a proclamation for the Yucca Post Office 100th Anniversary celebration week. The celebration week will take place from Aug, 22-26. According to the proclamation, "Mohave County can be proud that the Yucca Post Office is conscientious about maintaining a facility that is physically attractive, environmentally friendly, and safe and convenient for all its customers."

The agenda also has planned the approval of declaring various Public Works spare parts and materials surplus so that they can be disposed of through the online auction service.

The board will officially be presenting the 10th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award to the Mohave County Department of Procurement. The award was presented to Mohave County on Monday, Aug. 8, by the National Purchasing Institute.

District 2 supervisor Tom Sockwell recently added an item to the agenda concerning a recent decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court allowing city government the right to use eminent domain to promote economic development. Sockwell, disagreeing with this decision, added a discussion topic to the agenda to evaluate the possibility of directing staff "to explore adopting an ordinance to prevent the taking of private property by the exercise of 'Eminent Domain' for the benefit of private development," according to board agenda.

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the boardroom at 809 E. Beale St.

The meeting is open to the public.