Supervisors approve Davis Camp rental for 2019 regatta by 3-2 vote

January 8, 2019

KINGMAN — Mohave County supervisors on Monday narrowly approved an agreement for a company to manage next August’s Laughlin River Regatta.

The supervisors voted 3-2 to approve an agreement with Edgewater Gaming LLC’s to rent Davis Camp South Beach for the Aug. 7-11 regatta. Projected revenue for the 2019 event is about $81,280, of which $35,000 would be guaranteed.

District 3 Sup. Buster Johnson, of Lake Havasu City, and District 5 Sup. Ron Gould, of Yucca, voted against the agreement.

Concerns about the regatta included illegal dumping of trash in the river, alcohol or drug abuse, and access to the park by other visitors.

In other action, the supervisors voted 4-1 to award a contract to Johnson Carlier LLC of Tempe to build a four-story Superior Courthouse in Kingman. The total contract will be for more than $23.7 million and the courthouse would be completed within two years. Johnson was the lone vote against.

Funding for the new courthouse comes from the quarter-cent sales tax, which is used to build new county facilities. The more than $23.7 million in funding also includes $450,000 from court fees and $308,221 from the sale of other county properties.

The board also extended a lease with Wakimoto Farms to farm 15 acres of county-owned land within the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District. The lease would expire Jan. 31, 2020. Supervisors also voted to bring back a legal opinion on a farm consortium lease with Wakimoto Farms and to direct staff to compile a complete history of the lease.

The board voted to no longer support AFLAC for life insurance, workers compensation, cancer coverage and other supplemental insurance. There are about 49 county employees enrolled in AFLAC.

The supervisors voted 3-2 to continue to allow District 1 Sup. Gary Watson to represent Mohave County on groundwater and Colorado River water issues.

The board approved adding an employee to the clerk of the board’s office to post agendas and minutes of

all county boards and commissions and ensure an attorney is sitting on all county boards and commissions.

The board appointed Charles Brinkley, of Golden Shores, to the public lands and recreation commission until Jan. 7, 2020.

The supervisors approved a permit for a 6.4-acre parcel north of Boundary Cone Road and east of Chauncey Boulevard to expand a manufactured home and recreational vehicle park in Fort Mohave.

The board also approved a rezone of a 1.06-acre lot south of Corona Road and east of Huntington Road from general commercial to commercial manufacturing, open lot storage to allow for a warehouse in Fort Mohave.

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