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Old 05-07-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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What I don't understand are the people who buy houses in these places, and then expect taxpayers to pick up the check to mitigate the problem. This happened back home. Homeowners who bought near the airport successfully got the city to put up noise barriers. Ridiculous.
I agree with you as long as the noise does not change. But if the numbers of flights double or they change the pattern all bets are off.

Aviation is an interesting exception to normal rules. Mostly one does not have the right to pass over or under a property. And noise or odor can effect the use and enjoyment of an adjacent property.

We handle this with zoning codes and can easily outlaw or regulate any use. If we do so however the loss of a previous use would constitute a taking and compensation may be required.

I am quite sure the NLV master plan does not allow agricultural usage where the pig farm is located. So if that property got annexed it would lose the right to that use. Who does Combs sue? NLV? Clark County? In fact it won't happen because Combs knows the use is not acceptable in NLV and can block annexation. The only way I can ever see it happening is for the State Legislature to ban islands...and that could happen.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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Like the ones who build along the Mississippi and flood every couple years. The TV reporter is always
there to ask, "What do you folks plan to do?"...and they exclaim, "We're going to rebuild!"

Of course with the help of government (taxpayer) money.
If you ever get into flood plains it is nowhere that simple. To get a mortgage you have to have flood insurance which is sometimes impossibly expensive. Other times such as some of the areas hit by Sandy they require you to build on stilts above the hundred year flood level. And in some places they simply refuse to let you rebuild.

You can see the battle in the beaches of the Hamptons on Long Island. There the use of bulkheads is common to protect property. But bulkheads affect the flow of sand along the beach and may often cause other property to erode. The Beach of our family place on LI has taken a large beating from the harbor entry at Montauk and other bulkheads along the beach. It may well end up that most will be banned...or nature will get them anyway....some bulkheads have been isolated to the point the sea may well surround them and cut them off.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: moving to LV from LA
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Hi all,

Thanks for all the posts

We decided to pass on this as there were lots of bids on the house anyway
and we didn't want to go higher than the list price.

I don't think that the facility is hurting the home values nearby.
Most of the houses are well kept and attractive.
The house will sell in a few days.

Best, LA Guy
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:36 AM
 
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EFM is worse than noise.
....just my 2 cents.

.......and the sun's harmful rays can cause skin cancer. We are doomed!!!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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Some photos around the Solar Farm in Spring Valley. Area is well kept and has excellent landscaping around the facility.










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Old 05-16-2013, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Although the OP decided to pass, I'll post the following for future readers.

EMF declines with the CUBE of the distance from the source. This means it drops off VERY rapidly with just a few feet of space. A person gets a healthy dose of EMF operating, say, an electric can opener because you are right next to it. The swimming pool equipment in the backyard is far enough away that you might not be able to measure it as anything other than background noise when you are inside next to the can opener.

A note on power (as in power transmission lines). Power is volts x amps. You can transmit the same amount of power with either high voltage coupled with low amperage, or low voltage coupled with high amperage. Power is almost always transmitted with very high voltage and very low amperage (current flow).

Electromagnetic fields are generated by electric current flow (measured in amperes) and not by the voltage of the transmission. Power transmission lines that connect a utility-scale solar array operate at very high voltage and very small amperage. Because the amperage is small, it generates a relatively weak EMF.

EPRI, the Electric Power Research Institute, publishes a ton of information on EMF. Peruse their website (much of it is quite technical). At the end of the day, there are no known harmful effects from living near power transmission lines or solar arrays.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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Getting too technical. Simply true that EMF or any electrical effect from a solar array is probably not detectable a few feet away. You might be able to hear the pumps if you were right next door.

In general a solar array and pumping complex is probably a better neighbor than a family with children...
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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.......or a family with a large pet dog barking all the time.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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The solar farm doesn't bother me. Overhead high tension lines would worry me much more. Those I'd avoid.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:13 PM
 
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The solar farm doesn't bother me. Overhead high tension lines would worry me much more. Those I'd avoid.
Why would power lines be involved? This is very light duty stuff relatively.
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