Pricing for camp sites has been removed from the Alienstock Parking web site. For those interested what the Inn charged, and for the record, here is a screen shot from their web site. Click to enlarge the screen shot. And yes, we do have a count of occupied camp sites. The numbers have been reported to the Lincoln County planning department.
The minutes state that "It is estimated that 45 acres in Rachel will be tied up to house people" and "Connie stated they could see at least 30,000". So, with an event permit for 500, filed only a few days earlier, they now expect up to 30,000 visitors. Obviously the permit application was not filled out truthfully.
Connie from the Inn claims they are working with an event planner who will provide medical, security etc. Who is that? Did anyone verify that claim?
There is again a reference to the event permit application above (for 500 people!) although at this time the number was estimated to be 30,000. There is no mention of the application needing to be corrected. The map shows an area of approx. 45 acres for the event.
It is the responsibility of the planning department to set the rules and plans for the event. Instead they fail to take charge and leave all important decisions up to the Inn.
Connie ignores the 11pm end time mentioned by the planning department and instead states that "it will be shut down by 2am". Phrased not as a request for permission but as a statement. She also states they expect an attendance of 10,000. Their special event permit application above is for an attendance of 500.
This is the agreement between the Inn and Matty Roberts and his group that spells out the responsibilities for the event. It was never signed. According to this agreement:
The maps show that the Inn was planning to rent out land in the center of town as well as public land between the frontage road and the highway as camp sites for the event. The document states that they were not planning to close the roads from the event site into town.
Many of these concerns later became a reality during the event. The commissioners failed to see the validity of the Rachel residents' concerns and none of the proposed action items were voted on
Before the event had even started the organizers were suing each other.
Once again the commissioners failed to understand the validity of the Rachel residents' concerns. None of the proposed action items were voted on
No reference to Alienstock in the meeting agenda
Secret audio recordings, allegations in Area 51 counter lawsuit - Connie West: '...I don't need to prove to you a mother f****** thing'
Two of the points raised in the law suit are that the event was planned and permitted under a different name and for only 500 people as uncovered in the documents on this web site. Make no mistake, there are no good guys in this. But in this case we are glad we were able to help with our document disclosure.
No reference to Alienstock in the meeting agenda or minutes
No reference to Alienstock in the meeting agenda or minutes
Gov. Sisolak skeptical of Storm Area 51 relief funds request (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Lincoln County wants help paying for Storm Area 51 response, but Sisolak accuses them of egging on the situation (The Nevada Independent)
Governor Sisolak refuses to pay for Lincoln County's expenses for the botched Alienstock event. He told the Lincoln County commissioners: "I don't know how this was an emergency when you gave an approval despite our concerns regarding this issue, and then expect the taxpayers of the state to basically bail out your county commission's approval"... No vote was taken. It seems that our County Commissioners are getting a taste of their own medicine. They refused to hear the concerns of Rachel residents that this event would put a huge financial burden on our county. Well gentlemen, there you have it. We told you so!
No reference to Alienstock in the meeting agenda; but several agenda items mention moving funds around, likely to cover up the extent of the Alienstock cost for the county after Governor Sisolak refused to bail out Lincoln County from the financial mess the commissioners have created
Under item #12: "For Possible Action: Approve/Deny payment of the unpaid portion of travel to the Sparks Fire invoice for their response to Area 51 incident."
Unbelievable! The commissioners were actually discussing and entertaining the option to not pay a Sparks department that came to our rescue during the Alienstock event over a technicality. Fortunately sanity prevailed and the motion to pay the money owed carried.
Under item #14: "For Possible Action: Discussion concerning the 2020 Area 51 special event."
A lot of the problems with the 2019 event that were discussed, such as unlicensed vendors and no accountability for actual vendor income, were brought up to the commissioners by the concerned Rachel residents BEFORE the event. But, better late than never, a motion was approved "to draft a resolution citing that the Commission does not support a 2020 Area 51 special event". How much more complicated can you make this? Just say you were wrong to approve the 2019 events and a 2020 event will not be permitted.
from the Minutes: "Jared commented we never wanted the Area 51 event; ... Bevan agreed" With all due respect, that is not true! The commissioners voted UNANIMOUSLY to issue two event permits for the 2019 Alienstock event. If they did not want the event all they had to do is not approve the permits.
Article in the online edition of the Lincoln County Record by Dave Maxwell summarizing the Jan 6, 2020 Commissioners Meeting
Under item #11: "For Possible Action: Approve/Deny a Resolution proclaiming the non support of an Area 51 Event for 2020."
This is great news for Rachel residents if approved. It seems that the commissioners are finally coming to their senses. Non support does not mean non approval of an event, but the organizer would be on their own for planning, managing and most importantly financing the event. After spending over $250,000 of Lincoln County resident's tax dollars on the 2019 event the county will not waste any more money on a repeat event. And if the Rachel organizer still decides to do an event they would certainly not get away with the things they got away with last year.