PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN, STATE OF NEVADA
March 25, 2009
#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Board met in special session with Chairman Paul Mathews calling the meeting to order at 9:11. Clerk Lisa Lloyd called the roll with Commissioners Tommy Rowe, Ronda Hornbeck, Paul Mathews, Ed Higbee and Bill Lloyd being present. There is a quorum present and the agenda was posted on 3-16-09 to comply with the open meeting law. Tommy led the Pledge of Allegiance. County Manager John Lovelady is present as well.
#2-SOUTHERN NEVADA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD-YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAM
Phyllis Robistow, Grants Administrator, advised that there are several million dollars, $4.3 million, available for a summer youth program. The hiring of personnel will be covered under a grant and will employ youth 14-24 years old who are indigent or have a delinquency problem and adults to run the program. There are guidelines outlining eligibility of the kids for employment. There is a level where the kids can qualify to be indigent on their own or indigent within their families. This program is geared towards helping at risk children. Once the project is funded, the adults that are hired will run the program and Phyllis and John will just need to sign off on documents to keep the program running. There are 82 at risk kids that will be eligible for this program. These kids can be employed privately or by government. Recorder/Auditor Leslie Boucher asked if there would be funds set aside for unemployment at the end of this program; Phyllis is looking into this. Ronda made a motion to approve the application and have John, Dawne, and Phyllis move this program forward; seconded by Bill. Dawne advised that there is a possibility that this program can roll into the year long program they are working on as well. Tommy advised that there is $90,000 ear marked for Lincoln and Esmeralda for youth. All voted in favor.
#3-LINCOLN COUNTY STRATEGIC PLAN
Steve Lewis, UNCE Douglas County, is present for this item. Steve outlined the process that will be followed today towards accomplishing the goal of a strategic plan; today is mostly a brain storming effort. The different topics that will be covered today include: Vision Lincoln County, Vision as a Decision-Making Tool, Values/Beliefs/Guiding Principles, Destiny Control, Actions and Staying True to Course. The common thread of visions shared is to maintain the current lifestyle and heritage, but have enough economic stability and jobs to draw residents and allow for the return of our youth, control the growth of the population, preserve natural resources, and unified cooperation between governments and residents. The county would like to be financially sound but do so in moderation. Preservation of way of life, natural and cultural resources is very important. Historical value needs to be maintained as well. One of the core vision elements is to get the communities to work together. Vision elements are not to be thought of in future tense; they need to be considered as if they are the now. Vision elements are: financially sound-balance and moderation- educated workforce and opportunities, way of life preservation-natural and cultural resources as well as heritage, communities working together. Steve advised the Board that they need to rely on their vision statement to make decisions; all decisions should be a means to that end.
There is no public comment.
There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Ronda made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:20; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.