Supervisors want role in BLM land swap talks

KINGMAN - Mohave County's Board of Supervisors will discuss and possibly take action Monday to authorize the development services director to negotiate with the Bureau of Land Management on behalf of the county in the Rhodes land exchange.

The item was placed on the regular agenda for Monday's meeting by Chairwoman Hildy Angius to recognize Mohave County as a cooperating agency in any NEPA process for the land exchange.

The board will also revisit the county's "smoke free" policy that was continued from the Sept. 2 and Sept. 15 meetings. The issue involves whether electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are included in the ban as they emit a vapor rather than smoke.

Other items on the agenda include:

• Approve the lease agreement with the Disabled American Veterans chapter in Lake Havasu City for 168 square feet of space at 90 cents a square foot. Also, the board may authorize spending up to $5,000 from the contingency fund for improvements to provide direct access to the building at 2001 College Dr.

• Request information technology director Nathan McDaniel to update status on the codification project and organization of data from the vendor awarded the contract.

• Approve a standard employee housing agreement for Mohave County employees assigned no-cost housing at Davis Camp and Hualapai Mountain Park to provide after-hours accessibility and rapid response to emergency mechanical, medical and law enforcement incidents.

• Award contract for drilling and installation of production well in the I-40 industrial corridor water system to Arizona Beeman Drilling of Gold Canyon in the amount of $1.04 million.

• Abandoning a portion of Katherine Drive 30 feet in width by 70 feet long, reserving existing utility infrastructure of a 20-foot wide easement at Katherine Landing at Lake Mohave.

The board meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.