PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN,
STATE OF NEVADA
July 7, 2008
#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Board met in regular session with Chairwoman Ronda Hornbeck calling the meeting to order at 9:12. Clerk Lisa Lloyd called the roll with Commissioners Tommy Rowe, Ronda Hornbeck, Wade Poulsen and Bill Lloyd being present. Commissioner Paul Mathews is absent at this time, but there is a quorum present. The agenda was posted on 7-1-08 to comply with the open meeting law. The Invocation is offered by Wade and Tommy led the Pledge of Allegiance. County Manager John Lovelady is present as is District Attorney Greg Barlow.
2* Approve/Deny minutes of the June 16, 2008 Regular Commission meeting and June 3, 2008 Development Agreements meeting.
3* Approve/Deny Standard Mileage Reimbursement Rate change from 50.5 cents to 58.5 cents per mile.
4* Approve/Deny Supplemental funds in the amount of $4,671.00 from the Division of Aging, raising a Senior Nutrition Grants from $10,421.00 to $15,092.00.
5* Approve/Deny change Richard Simpson from custodial contractor to building maintenance/custodial full-time employee at $14.79 per hour.
6* Approve/Deny granting of request by Marilyn Lindstrom to retrieve the picture of her grandparents from the Lincoln County Museum.
7* Approve/Deny change in payroll classification for Phyllis Robistow from non-exempt hourly employee to salaried exempt employee with no change in salary.
8* Approve/Deny change in payroll classification for Denice Brown from salaried exempt employee to non-exempt hourly employee, 40 hours per week, $14.41 per hour.
Paul joins the meeting at this time.
Wade questioned, if Denice was just put on, is this the beginning salary (Item 8). John advised that it will be the salary for Denice Brown after the period of probation. Leslie advised that $13.73 is the amount that she paid to Denice this pay period as it was her understanding that this is the starting salary for the position. Denice has only been in this position for three weeks. The personnel policy says that anyone who changes jobs goes back on probation for six months. The Board agreed that this is how it should be. If there is a policy it should be employed. Denice completely changed categories and job descriptions. Item 8 is pulled from the consent agenda for further consideration. $30,763.20 is the amount for Richard Simpson’s annual pay based on the $14.79 per hour. Richard will do maintenance for all county facilities but custodial duties for the courthouse only. The inspections will be reimbursed by the building department when Richard goes out and does inspections. The inspection fee will be waived by Richard and he will just charge the mileage fee. Leslie advised that it would be easier to pay the building inspections out of the building department as opposed to reimbursing. The Board agreed that this was fine to do. Paul discussed the mileage rate. Paul feels that having a reliable county car would make sense with the mileage rates increasing to $.585 per mile. If people choose to not use the county car then the county will only have to reimburse at approximately $.29 per mile. Tommy made a motion to approve the consent agenda (with the exception of Item 8, to be handled separately from the Consent Agenda); seconded by Wade. All voted in favor.
#8-WAGE INCREASE FOR DENICE BROWN
Wade made a motion to keep Denice Brown at $13.73 per hour until she reaches the six month probation period and is eligible to be stepped up to $14.41 per hour; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.
#13-OFFICER/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
RECORDER/AUDITOR Leslie Boucher presented the cash balance reports. General County has a cash balance of $782,392.24 with estimated expenditures being $155,405.05. This will leave General County with a balance of $626,987.19. Transportation has a cash balance of $8,489.85 with estimated expenditures being $11,098.65. This will leave Transportation with a negative balance of $2,608.80. Senior Nutrition has a cash balance of $26,772.18 with estimated expenditures being $11,997.26. This will leave Senior Nutrition with a balance of $14,774.92. Leslie advised that the county doesn’t have the 501.C3 for the Senior Nutrition Program and asked if it is in place yet. Paul will meet with the people involved but he is worried that there will be a lack of leadership in the different senior centers to get this completed. Paul will continue to work on this; John will help. If the seniors aren’t going to be proactive and move forward then the county will have to watch the funds. This program will have to live with the budget that the Board approved. Detention Center has a negative cash balance of $82,153.77 with estimated expenditures being $66,541.14. Once the unposted receipts get posted in the amount of $152,040.00 it will leave the Detention Center with a balance of $3,345.09. June hasn’t been billed yet.
Recorder/Auditor Leslie Boucher presented the vouchers. Leslie advised that she will be paying hourly now as opposed to salary for time sheets. Elected officials don’t submit time sheets. This hourly rate change will apply to everyone from the Road Department except for the Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor. There are some employees who are exempt from turning in time sheets. Ronda suggested that a letter be sent out advising that those who are required to submit time sheets need to do so. Ronda asked that the personnel policy be finished. Wade made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.
Wade made a motion to adjourn to Liquor Board; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor. Wade made a motion to go back into Commission session; seconded by Ronda. All voted in favor.
#13-OFFICER/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
SHERIFF Kerry Lee advised that they have over 80 Clark County prisoners. A new facility will be opened within a year in CC. When Kerry met with CC they discussed the impact that this new facility would have on LCDC. CC doesn’t think that they will ever not have a need for contract beds and advised Kerry that LC will be the last contract to go. Kerry has been in contract with Immigration and US Marshall. The rates for Immigration would be about double and would require full time medical on site. $150 per day is the amount that Immigration is paying CC. The Sheriffs in the state are against the early release of inmates. Kerry questioned why the state doesn’t contract with the counties to house state inmates. Some of the counties who are willing to do this have spoken with Scholnick. The issue boils down to the cost and the state isn’t willing to include that cost in their budget. Copies have been sent to the state/feds for the fingerprinting ordinance, which has to be approved before August.
#10-PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE ASSISTANT
Tommy made a motion to approve the advertisement for and hiring of Administrative Clerk I to replace assistant to the Public Health Nurse; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
#14-LC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Marge Gunn-Nutman will be retiring at the end of August. Greg advised the Board to be careful of their discussion about this item as the way that it is worded on the agenda is very broad. Ronda said that the Board has been very remiss about addressing this item and requested that it will be on the next agenda, worded correctly. Right now, the budget only allows for a part time person.
#22-COUNTY-WIDE FIRE DISTRICT
Based on statute, the county can organize a county-wide fire district (CWFD). The Board took action on this about one year ago to move forward with this. Since then, it has become stagnant and nothing’s been done. A county-wide fire district would have to be formed and then the various fire districts that are in place would respond to the outlying areas, the CWFD would pay these other districts back per call. Next July will be the earliest that this can be funded. Currently the
townships are paying taxes for fire district services but the outlying areas receive the services without paying; a CWFD will remedy this situation. State law requires the county to provide fire protection services for the outlying areas. If this CWFD is created it will have to include all EMS services; the other districts will respond, but the CWFD will have to reimburse for all responses from EMS and other fire districts. The employee for CWFD would make the payments and oversee the fire district. There is some discussion about combining this position with emergency management to make it a full time position. The Board agreed that the chief of the CWFD would be fairly busy. Pioche bills the insurance/individuals for vehicle fires in the outlying areas to try and recoup some of the costs. If half of the costs are recovered the districts are lucky, but at least it’s something. Paul made a motion to have the district attorney create the ordinance creating the
county-wide fire district; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.
#10-PUBLIC LANDS DAY
Tommy made a motion to approve the request from Cathedral Gorge State Park for $150.00 to be used for refreshments on Public Lands Day, September 26, 2008 (to be paid from General Fund); seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
#12-2008-2009 TAX LEVY
2.7485 is the total of the tax levy. Wade made a motion to approve the 2008-2009 tax levy; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.
#13-OFFICER/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
CLERK Lisa Lloyd advised that the absentee/mailing ballots have been received and overseas ballots have been mailed. Sequoia will be here on July 16th to help oversee the programming of the Edges and Pre-Lat testing. Close of Registration is July 22 and Early Voting starts that Saturday, July 26th. Lisa further advised that she will be requesting a change of date for the November 3, 2008 Commission meeting.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Greg Barlow advised that there is a trial set for the end of this month. Greg has the liquor/gaming/business license ordinance for introduction at the next meeting.
COMMISSIONER TOMMY ROWE advised that he met with BLM, Railroad and Army Corp of Engineers concerning the Meadow Valley Wash Road. Tommy attended a Local Elected Officials meeting with the Southern NV Workforce Investment Board. Tommy went to Rachel when they received their new fire truck. Tommy attended a GID meeting in Alamo as well as the open house for public comment for BLM’s EIS for Kane Springs. Tommy attended the Sage Grouse
TRT meeting. The proposal for wind generation on the areas that are Sage Grouse strutting grounds threaten to make this species extinct in LC. Tommy attended the tour of experimental green houses in LC. They are growing vegetables and shade trees for a commercial study.
COMMISSIONER PAUL MATHEWS said that he thinks the green houses and what the ag extension is doing is a really good thing.
COMMISSIONER WADE POULSEN attended negotiations meeting on the 18th. Wade attended the CSI GID meeting as well as met with BLT representatives. Wade went to Mike Heizer’s in Garden Valley concerning the road situation.
COMMISSIONER BILL LLOYD attended negotiations, GID meeting, met with Heizers concerning road issues (Heizer will be taking care of his own road up to the county line), and the Pioche Town Board meeting. Bill will attend negotiations on July 11th.
Wade discussed the current situation with 2nd North in Alamo. When irrigation was put in the road was cut in half. There are several land/property issues that the county will run into. There are some people that want to abandon the road and take it over, but if this is done there are some property owners who will become land locked. A couple of years ago this issue was brought to the Commissioners for consideration. At that time, the owners were advised to take care of the legal issues first. The road isn’t maintained at this time but it needs to be. There is a house that sits in the roadway as does the bank. One of the property owners did a quiet title for the roadway and Greg advised that he will have to petition the court to amend the decree. The county can’t allow a
person to become land locked. This road hasn’t been maintained for years but needs to be now. The road has been patented and is on the deeds and maps; the county needs to run a blade over it. Bill stated that some time ago part of the road was sold to the credit union; this is on the other side of the ditch. By law, you can’t quiet title land owned by a government entity and Greg said that the decree is in error. This will be on the next Commission agenda for discussion/action. Bill stated that the courts will have to say who owns the land/road.
COMMISSIONER RONDA HORNBECK had a conference call with Senator Reid concerning the PILT funding. Funding for 2008 was received in the amount of $452,626. If full funding was received it would’ve been $727,283. Ronda attended an RTC meeting where part
of the discussion was to have RTC take over LC Transportation. Ronda met with BLM concerning the Meadow Valley Wash road. Ronda met with Robison/Seidler as well as attended the celebration at Rachel for their new fire truck. Ronda attended a communications meeting in Las Vegas. Ronda will attend a DOE meeting tomorrow as well as another Meadow Valley Wash meeting on Wednesday. Wade will be meeting with Senator Reid’s office concerning the creation of a solar energy area. Ronda spoke with BLM this morning and there were 16 fire outbreaks in the county over the last five days.
#19-FITZHUGH STREET IN PIOCHE
After the last meeting it was discovered that the Board voted to abandon Fitzhugh Street without following proper procedure. Clint Wertz, Planning Director, advised that the petitioner on abandonment must be adjacent property owner. Mr. Richards is not adjacent to Fitzhugh. For the abandonment of Fitzhugh Clint will have to start over and notify the property owners once again. The reason for vacation as initiated by Mr. Richards is that he’s paid taxes on lots up the street
and there was a question as to whether or not he actually had the land that he’s been paying on. It isn’t possible to give all of the ground to one property owner; if abandoned it has to be divided equally to both property owners. There is a sewer line up the alignment of Fitzhugh Street. PPU will have to be notified as well and they will have to request that an easement be maintained for that. There is some clear evidence that this was a street and there are some old fire hydrants located there that indicate its existence. There is an existing cabin that would no longer have a lot. No one is using it but there is a title to it. Bill said that he isn’t sure that Meadow Valley is a sixty foot street. Down by the fire hall it’s about thirty-forty. Clint said that this is not high priority for the county at this point in time. Ronda made a motion to rescind the previous action to vacate/abandon Fitzhugh Street and the seventeen feet along the southside of Meadow Valley in blocks 22 and 24; seconded by Wade. All voted in favor. If this needs to be brought back, Clint will work on it. John
will work with Clint to notify Bill Carter and Jeremy Benezet.
#25-COUNTY MANAGER ITEMS
h) Contract with Bradshaw Chevrolet for purchase of 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer for the Assessor’s office in the amount of $27,830.00 including interest—Paul made a motion to approve; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.
This is the time and place set for continuation of public hearing and the adoption of an ordinance approving a development agreement (DA) for a planned community by the BLT Group known as “Eagle Falls” in the Toquop planning area, as authorized under NRS 278A and the Lincoln County Code title 14. Ken Dixon reviewed the final draft of the Standard Development Agreement (DA) between LC and BLT Lincoln County Land, LLC for the Eagle Falls Planned Unit Development (PUD), located in the Toquop Planning Area. Clint reviewed the ordinance and the various conditions. Within 60 days of approval by the Board of county Commissioners the applicant or future owners shall to record conditions of approval with the Lincoln County Recorder’s Office; Miscellaneous conditions, the applicant or future developer shall submit for any special use permits, variances or other exceptions along with the project phase which includes the requested
use if that use in not approved through the development agreement, conditions of approval from CPUD 07001 remain in effect as applicable through the term of this agreement.. Ordinance has been slightly revised, goes along with voting record. Recommendations remain the same. Public hearing is closed. Ronda reads Ordinance number 2008-03. Wade made a motion to approve the Ordinance; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor. Wade made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the BLT agreement when all corrections are made; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.
Clint Wertz, Planning Director, presented this item. The addressing system has a finalized copy for the County and the City. Clint has a list of all the proposed changes. Clint met with Lisa Lloyd and Patrice Lytle regarding their concerns over elections. Board to wait until January 2009 to put this into effect. New builders are being assigned a tentative address.
Clint will provide the board with a Master name of streets. Road department is working with Clint to get an official road map to get put into data base and any duplicates will be removed. Ronda clarifies the new address to new builders. The current addresses will stay the same until after the first of the year.
Phyllis Robistow presented this item.
a) Update—Phyllis will be attending the League of Cities this year as Forum for CDBG will be there; it’s in Fallon. A CDBG auditor will be in Phyllis’ office starting tomorrow morning at 9:00. The environmental assessment for the Alamo Airport is underway. Pre-Disaster Mitigation is opening up. BLM is putting together an executive summary to Congress for the first ten years of SNPLMA.
b) Payment to Nevada Bank and Trust in the amount of $143,000.00 for partial repayment of Alamo Industrial Park purchase loan monies—Tommy made a motion to approve; seconded by Wade. All voted in favor.
c) Application to the Bureau of Land Management for $75,000.00 for continued funding of the Southern Lincoln County Habitat Conservation Plan—Wade made a motion to approve; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.
d) Change order for additional work for bleachers and announcer’s booth at the Alamo Rodeo Grounds and Park—Money has been received from BLM to fund this. Phyllis will have the change order shortly and then she’ll put this back on the agenda.
Connie Simkins presented this item.
a) Proposed request for qualifications (RFQ) for professional range science firm to assist Lincoln County with mitigation planning—Wade made a motion to approve the RFQ; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor. Connie, John and Wade will be on the selection committee.
b) Comment letter to the Surface Transportation Board concerning the Department of Energy application for Certificate of Convenience and Public Necessity for Caliente Rail Alignment and Corridor—Wade made a motion to approve; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
c) Retention of technical experts to develop estimates of the cost of implementing various measures identified by Lincoln County to mitigate the impacts of the Caliente Rail Alignment on public land users—Mike Baughman presented this item and recommended that it be tabled to the next meeting. Wade made a motion to table this item to the 7-21 meeting; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
d) Retention of technical experts to review portions of the Department of Energy (DOE) license application to construct the Yucca Mountain Repository pertaining to Volcanism—Mike Baughman
presented this item. Wade made a motion to deny this project; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.
e) Comment letter to BLM regarding the DOE application for Right-of-Way to construct and operate the Caliente Rail Alignment—Wade made a motion to approve; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.
f) Hiring of new web students to replace graduating seniors—Connie recommended that no changes be made until after school starts so that all students have equal opportunity.
Connie further recommended that the program be started fresh with new students. The students that are there now have worked for two years and hiring new students would allow the new kids to acquire this skill set also. Wade made a motion to hold off and then go through the selection process when Lincoln County High School starts the next school session; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
g) Request for permission to link the Lincoln County website to the Lincoln County Nuclear Oversight website, specifically the Board of County Commissioners minutes—Paul made a
motion to approve; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.
h) Consideration to provide comments to FEIS for Caliente Rail Alignment and Corridor, and FEIS for Repository at Yucca Mountain—Tommy made a motion to approve the drafting of a comment letter on the final EIS (to be drafted by Intertech and Robison/Seidler) with said letter to be on the August 4th agenda for approval and submission to DOE prior to August 7; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
i) Consideration to designate a person with authority to approve actions regarding Yucca Mountain issues between Lincoln County Commission meetings—Greg advised that he will not sign off on something that hasn’t been in front of the full Board. Ronda said that she doesn’t believe that this can be done; things have to come before the full Board for consideration. Mike Baughman reviewed the time line for the Yucca Mountain Licensing Schedule. There are several
items that will occur so quickly that the Board will not have time to put it on the agenda. Greg said that he understands the concept and roles involved, but given the schedule there might be a need for a special meeting. Greg further said that it isn’t possible to delegate this. Vaughn Higbee suggested that a coordinator is needed to make assignments that will meet the timeline. Ronda advised that Connie is the coordinator and this is already part of her duties. No action is taken.
j) Proposed motion to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission concerning contentions relevant to License Application to build Yucca Mountain Repository—This motion hasn’t been filed yet. All of the licensing lawyers for the counties just had a conference call. At that meeting DOE announced that they will be submitting a motion on their own apart from this joint motion. DOE’s motion will ask NRC to decide in advance of the time period for filing contentions which subjects contentions can be filed upon. If this goes forward then all of the counties will have to file legal briefs in response. This will take up a great deal of time. The ten counties have agreed to file opposition to the DOE’s motion. No action is taken on this item as it is now off the table. Marge Detraz advised that she and Louis Benezet have done two audits on this program. The way that this money is being spent is illegal. Marge question the water in relation to building the railroad. There are several entities trying to get LC’s water. Ronda cautioned Marge that she needs to address the issues under this item. Marge said that Egan, Fitzpatrick and Mulch were hired by NV and they in turn hired many more attorneys. Marge cited all of those that have been hired by the state in relation to Yucca Mountain; none of these people are going to let LC do this. The amount of money being spent on this is ridiculous.
#16-INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN LC CLERK AND LC WATER DISTRICT
Dylan Freshener is present for this item. Ken and Joanne Dixon will be leaving the first of August and there is a need for a replacement secretary for the Water District. One of the options that was considered was joining with the Clerk’s office to provide secretarial services. DA Greg Barlow advised that the agreement, as written, contradicts state law. Greg cited NRS outlining the Clerk’s duties. Greg advised that the Board has no authority to assign or take away duties from the Clerk; she can’t volunteer to take them, either. It isn’t possible to make the Clerk secretary to the Water District. It is possible to share the “body” or employee, but you can’t make the Clerk responsible for the WD. Dylan’s opinion is that the agreement is adequate as is. Dylan referred to the agreement that the DA’s office had with the WD. It has been done in other places including Las Vegas Valley Water District. The previous DA allowed an interlocal agreement between the DA’s office and the WD. Dylan said that this question was submitted to the AG’s office who returned it saying that a legal opinion wasn’t necessary; it was okay. NRS 246.060 outlines the Clerk’s duties and Greg cited that it is very clear that the only duties that the Clerk can do are those outlined by law. Ronda said that this is easy to take care of; the secretary for the WD can be split with the Building Department. Tommy made a motion to have the DA draw up an agreement that would result in providing a part time clerk for the water district and part time person for the Clerk’s office; seconded by Bill. There are no benefits for the person if they’re hired by the WD. Ronda reiterated the suggestion that this secretary be hired for the BD and WD. Tommy withdraws his motion. Paul made a motion to table this item in order for it to be reagendized for hire between the Building Department and WD; seconded by Wade. All voted in favor.
#21-BUILDING & SAFETY
Ken Dixon presented this item.
a) Update—Ken attended the dedication of the fire truck for Rachel. Ken has advised the
people in Rachel that the truck must be kept under cover. The plans are to keep it in the kwansit hut located in Rachel, but the doors don’t work. The doors and heating will have to be addressed. The fire truck was given to the community of Rachel. As such, it can’t be licensed unless an individual or the county take liability for it. The fire truck will stay in Rachel to benefit the people, even though it will most likely be the county that licenses it and takes responsibility for it.
Ken attended the CSI GID. Ken interviewed people for the replacement of his position.
b) Amendment of professional services contract with Ken Dixon providing change in scope of work and reduction in hours—The change in Ken’s contract will take him from salary to an hourly amount. $30,000 was included in the budget for Ken’s time. The contract provides for Ken to be in the Building Department two days per week. Paul advised that he sees some potential conflicts if a replacement for Ken is provided and then Ken is brought back into the office at this level. Paul feels that it will be somewhat messy as Ken will still be there with quite a bit of oversight duties. This creates a great deal of conflict. Ken said that he will not be supervising the new guy, but will assist him to get his feet on the ground. Ken’s contract will be to continue working on the projects that he’s doing now separate from the Building Department. Paul is concerned that there could be problems if the new guy’s ideas conflict with the way that Ken has been doing things. Paul believes that there is an organizational problem with the design of these changes; the Board could be creating an organizational nightmare. After December the HCP issue will be turned over to a committee. Ken explained that his first thought when his contract expired was that he would just retire; period. That’s not very fair to anyone. At some point in time, this will become a full time
job; right now it isn’t. If elected as Commissioner, Ken said that he would like to continue working for two days per week under this contract. In the future this position will need to be budgeted at full time. There will need to be an administrator for the HCP. Paul thinks that this needs to be restructured so that part time positions aren’t being piecemealed. Bill said that the HCP should be under the Planning Department, not Building. Ronda asked if, as busy as Clint is, will he have the
necessary time for the HCP and the developers to complete the GID. Paul doesn’t have a problem with Ken doing the work; the county just needs to be more organizationally minded. Paul is recognizing that this work will be expanding. Greg suggested that it might be useful to find a consultant to analyze the need for staff. Ronda is looking at this as a short term contract as is Ken. Much of the items in the contract will be phased out over time. Ken stated that if he wins the
election he won’t be able to do this for pay, but he would continue to do it. Most of these items fall under the responsibility of a public works director. Tommy agreed that some of the listed duties should fall under the planning department. Ronda said that everyone has such a load on them and adding these to Clint when he’s already so busy might be problematic.
#25-COUNTY MANAGER ITEMS
f) Approval to hire Building, Safety and Facilities Administrator and Administrative Clerk I—Ronda made a motion to go into closed session; seconded Paul. All voted in favor. Tommy made a motion to go back into open session; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
Paul made a motion to conduct interviews for this position on July 17th at 9:00 a.m.; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor. John will contact the top three applicants.
Wade rejoins the meeting and assumes his duties as Commissioner.
#25-BUILDING & SAFETY
b) Amendment of professional services contract with Ken Dixon providing change in scope of work and reduction in hours—Paul made a motion to approve the amendment for professional services contract with Ken Dixon and scope of work; seconded by Ronda. Wade abstains from the vote. Bill, Ronda and Paul vote in favor. Tommy is opposed. Motion carries.
c) 30 day notification from Brechler and Bell Consulting that August 8, 2008 will be the last day of the 2006 contract. Any further services will be on an as needed basis—Wade made a motion to accept Chuck’s thirty day notification; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.
#23-LINCOLN COUNTY BOARD OF HIGHWAY COMMISSIONERS
This item will be addressed on the next agenda.
#25-COUNTY MANAGER ITEMS
a) Hobbs, Ong and Associates support for 2008-2009—Paul made a motion to approve support for Hobbs, Ong and Associates in the amount of $800 (to be paid from the same fund as last year-Commission fund); seconded by Wade. All voted in favor.
b) Alamo Industrial Park and patent progress report—The patent has been received. Sunrise Engineers have surveyed the land and discovered that we only have 205 acres. BLM sold the county state highway lands in addition to this 205. John is working on getting some money back as the state highway land is acreage that BLM can’t sell. Harvey Whittemore is ready to move forward as soon as a survey showing the 80 acres is completed. Brimont Construction is ready to purchase 20 acres. John hasn’t spoken with any of the others who have expressed a desire to purchase land.
c) Medical insurance and retirement benefits—The county is better off by staying with the Union Trust. Retiree benefits will cost a great deal more with PEBP. John will write a letter to the Commission outlining the details and numbers.
d) Three year contract for pest control service with Williams Pest and Lawn, Inc.—This company purchased On Target Pest Control that the county had previously contracted with. There is a clause to get out of the contract within thirty days with written notice. John will rewrite this so that it fits the contracting policy form. Wade made a motion to accept the pest control service with Williams Pest & Lawn following LC’s contract procedures; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
e) Increase pay rate of all minimum wage employees to $6.85 per hour per new Nevada State law requirement effective July 1, 2008—Wade made a motion to approve; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
g) Update—There is no update.
There is no public comment.
There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Wade made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:12; seconded by Paul. All voted in favor.
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