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New members join town advisory boards

Jason Andoscia

Jason Andoscia

Board meetings

The next meeting of the Enterprise Town Advisory Board will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave.

The next meeting of the Paradise Town Advisory Board will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Paradise Community Center, 4775 McLeod Drive.

Meeting agendas are available at the Clark County Web site.

The Silverado-area town advisory boards welcomed four new members during meetings in mid-January.

In Enterprise, new member Jason Andoscia joined reappointed board members J. Dapper, David Chestnut, Frank Kapriva and Rocky Brandonisio.

Andoscia replaced former Enterprise chairman John Hiatt.

In Paradise, new members Morton Friedlander, Susan Philipp and Roger Smith joined reappointed board members Robert Orgill and John S. Williams.

The new members replaced former members Kristine Shattuck, M.J. Harvey and Greg Esposito.

Members to the 13 town advisory boards that serve the unincorporated towns in Clark County are appointed by the Clark County commissioners. Town advisory board members must be residents of the area they serve.

The Silverado area is served by two boards as the area is partially in the unincorporated town of Enterprise and partially in the unincorporated town of Paradise.

The boards provide residents with a forum to air concerns about issues pertaining to zoning, long-term planning, public works projects and ordinances that affect their areas.

The board members act as conduits between residents and the Clark County Commission, and assist the commissioners in an advisory capacity.

Andoscia, the new member to Enterprise, is an architect with Gary Guy Wilson, AIA, Architect Studios who has lived in the Enterprise area for about two and a half years.

He said his professional background has provided him with the experience and qualifications to be an effective board member.

“As an architect, with the design background I have working with the several municipalities here, I’m well versed in the jargon and processes,” he said.

Andoscia said during his tenure he aims to promote communication between parties who may have conflicting ideas about issues brought before the board.

“I’d like to bring to the table synergy between the parties in coming up with not only a compromise, but in some cases maybe a solution that both parties may not of thought of before coming together,” he said.

On the Paradise Town Advisory Board, new member Morton Friedlander said he sought a position on the board so that he could take a serious interest in the ongoings of his neighborhood.

As a retired attorney, real estate broker and U.S. Air Force officer, who now works as a veteran service officer as well as an advisor for Las Vegas’ Senior Citizen Law Project, Friedlander said he is well-prepared to consider items brought before the board.

“I have an arbitration mediation service; I make peace among disputants. I’m a retired attorney; I understand the law. I’m a retired real estate broker, so I understand the zoning systems and I live here,” he said.

His fellow new board member Roger Smith has been a resident since 1997 and is a real estate appraiser.

“I deal with problems of zoning and ... best use of properties everyday,” he said.

“Hopefully, when I’m finished with my time on the board, the city will be a better place than when it started,” he said.

The third new member to the Paradise board, Susan Philipp, is vice president of property management for Coastal Partners, a property management firm based in California.

She said the nearly 28 years she has spent in real estate will help her to be an effective board member and be involved in her community.

The board members officially began their unpaid two-year terms on Jan. 5.

Ashley Livingston can be reached at 990-8925 or [email protected].

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