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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN, STATE OF NEVADA

May 2, 2011

LINCOLN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Commission Chambers
Lincoln County Courthouse
181 Main Street
Pioche, NV 89043

 

Commissioners

Tommy Rowe
Ed Higbee
Paul Mathews
Phil Donahue
Kevin Phillips

#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/INVOCATION/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chairman Tommy Rowe called the meeting to order at 9:02 A.M.. Clerk Teresa Seevers called the roll.

PRESENT:

 

 

Tommy Rowe
Kevin Phillips
Paul Mathews
Ed Higbee
Phil Donahue

Teresa Seevers, Deputy Clerk
Daniel Hooge, District Attorney

 

There is a quorum present and the agenda was posted on 4-26-11. The Invocation is offered by Paul D. and Paul M. led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CONSENT AGENDA

#2 Approve/Deny minutes of the April 12, 2011, April 13, 2011, April 18, 2011, and April 27, 2011.

#3 Approve/Deny/Sign Amendment #1 to the Assessor/Department of Motor Vehicles contract, effective until June 30, 2013.

#4 Approve/Deny Hardy Construction contract for Meadow Valley Linear Park in the amount of $2,428,887.26. Notice of Award was previously approved.

#5 Approve/Deny Change Order #3 for Pearson Brothers Construction for repair of damaged cable line in the amount of $8,162.10 for the Alamo Rodeo Grounds project.

#6 Approve/Deny Deductive Change Order #1 for Hardy Construction for repair of damaged cable line in the amount of $610.00 for the Meadow Valley Linear Park.

#7 Approve/Deny business licenses with staff recommendations (an itemized list of business licenses is available for public review in the Building Department prior to the meeting). Paul M. made a motion to approve the consent agenda with the exception of item 6, seconded by Kevin. Paul D. abstains. All voted in favor.

Item #6 Kevin made a motion to approve Change Order #1 for Hardy Construction, seconded by Paul M. Paul D abstains from voting. All voted in favor motion carries

#8-VOUCHERS

Recorder/Auditor Leslie Boucher presented the vouchers and cash balance report. General County has a balance of $799,509.85 with estimated expenditures being $186,678.49. This leaves General County with a balance of $612,831.36. Transportation has a cash balance of $36,027.55 with estimated expenditures being $4,618.47. This will leave Transportation with a balance of $31,409.08. Nutrition has a cash balance of $25,857.33 with estimated expenditures being $9,677.19. This leaves Nutrition with a balance of $16,180.14. Detention Center has a negative cash balance of $20,765.20 with estimated expenditures being $87,323.51. Detention Center will have a negative balance of $108,088.71. Solid Waste has a balance of $88,280.70 with estimated expenditures being $19,963.56. Solid Waste Fund owes Water Plan/Development Fund, Fund 87, $27,484.15. Airport has a cash balance of $1,517.89 with estimated expenditures being $100.00. Airport will have a balance of $1,417.89. Planning, Fund 110, has a balance of $18,460.69 with estimated expenditures being $2,955.28. This leaves Planning with a balance of $15,505.41. Paul D made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented with the exception of the Mountain Mercantile and LC Telephone vouchers; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor. Paul D made a motion to approve the Mountain Mercantile vouchers; seconded by Ed. Kevin abstains. Motion carries. Ed made a motion to approve the LC Telephone System vouchers; seconded by Paul M. Paul D. abstains. Motion carries.

#9-OFFICER/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

Grants-Shawn questions authority for change orders. Tommy states that if the money is available then she should make some phone calls and let the commissioners know what is going on. Communication tower in Clark County will be going forward. Had to bring in another consultant to look at the Million Dollar Courthouse, they are still trying to get the roof taken care of. Caliente parks engineer would like the county to appoint a representative. Evan Shcimbeck is the City of Caliente’s representative. Commissioners would like Shawn to be at the meetings to represent the county. Shawn will be gone on Friday.

#10-HIGHWAY COMMISSION

This item is handled under separate agenda.

#11-ALAMO DUMP SITE

Ed states it is working fairly well. They need to coordinate a cleanup effort. They did go in and chip. Paul D mentioned creating a public works department. Kevin thinks a public works department could fall under the Pioche Town. The wing has been completed. Things like pallets cannot go thru the chipper because of nails. There are signs listing what can go there. Paul D. was approached in regards to the honor camp taking away business from locals. Ed questions locals turning in a bid. Paul M. states that the County will use the individual who will charge the less. There is usually a loader in Alamo. Paul M. made a motion to approve the cleanup at the Alamo dump site; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.

#12-ALAMO DUMP SITE FUND

Funding source will be from fund 87. This will be to pay the road department. They will need to come in later with some hard numbers. This item is tabled.

#13-LINCOLN COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT

This item is handled under separate agenda.

#14-LINCOLN COUNTY WATER DISTRICT

This item is handled under separate agenda.

#15-LINCOLN COUNTY/MESQUITE/C&O HOLDINGS LAWSUIT

Items one and two will not be listed on the Lincoln County lawsuit. Paul M. moves to extend the stay until July 31, 2011; seconded by Ed. Dylan would like authorize DA Hooge to sign the document and make any changes if necessary. Paul M. moves to authorize DA Hooge to sign document; seconded by Ed.All voted in favor.

#16-PART-TIME SUBSTITUTE AT MUSEUM

This is to replace a person who has left, it is not a new hire. Part-time person will work no more than fifteen hours a week.. DA Daniel Hooge advised that they do not have to advertise. They would like to hire Susie Adams at $8.25 per hour. Paul D made a motion to approve hiring a part-time person at $8.25 per hour; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor. Motion carries.

#17-RESOLUTION #2011-08

Tommy reads the resolution into the record. This is a resolution for promotion of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week, May 1-8, 2011. Kevin made a motion to approve the resolution; seconded by Paul M. All voted in favor.

#18-ALAMO CHILDREN’S PARK

Alamo wanted some additional items in the park. There was not a playground at the rodeo grounds. We are not allowed to veer from the original plan unless there is a scope change. The playground was not in the grant application. There is some additional money in this grant that will be used for a skate park. Kevin made a motion to approve the change order for Leslie & Associates for additional work at the Alamo Children’s Park in amount of $7,040.00; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.

#19-HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT GRANT

This grant helps with meals on wheels, pays part of the human service director salary, life line assistance, food bank, rent and utilities for indigent, medical, and travel for victim witness services. This fund has been reduced by $30,000.00 Paul M made a motion to approve the Community Service Block Grant in the amount of $50,487.00 for the Human Services Department; seconded by Kevin. All voted in favor.

#20-ALAMO RODEO GROUNDS

Will be putting in a gazebo/picnic area and possible a water line from the grounds to the horse corrals. The 4-wheeler motor cross area will get some work. Signs will be put on the main highway to show the location of the rodeo grounds. The sod has been put in. Kevin made a motion to approve the change order for Leslie & Associates for additional work at Alamo Rodeo Grounds in the amount of $41,462.00; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.

#21-QUARTERLY JAIL TOUR

This will be tabled to a later date.

#22-AGREEMENT BETWEEN LINCOLN COUNTY/LINCOLN COUNTY WATER DISTRICT

This item concerns an interlocal agreement between Lincoln County and Lincoln County Water District (LCWD) for water district staff to represent Lincoln County on water related issues and for LC to provide the water district with specified services and access to equipment. The water district is sharing office equipment with the county. Paul M. makes a motion to approve the interlocal agreement; seconded by Kevin. All in favor.

#23-EAGLE VALLEY HARE SCRAMBLES MOTORCYCLE RACE

Tommy questions Cory if he has talked with BLM in regards to the race organization restoring the roads after the race. Paul D questions the map that was provided. Paul M. made a motion to approve the Motorcycle Racing Association of Nevada (MRAN) and Silver State Trailblazers Eagle Valley Hare Scrambles motorcycle race scheduled for May 21, 2011; seconded by Kevin. All voted in favor.

#24-FREEDOM FOUR WHEELERS MUD RACE

The ambulance wants to charge them 500.00 to be at the race Mr. Johnson was requesting this charge be waived. Paul M. suggested that he talk to Missy. The commissioners cannot make a decision on the ambulance because it is not on the agenda. The commissioners do not have a problem If you have volunteers to man the ambulance. Mr. Johnson is also would like the 25.00 fee waived. Kevin made a motion to approve the Freedom Four Wheelers Mud Race scheduled for May 14, 2011; seconded by Ed. The $25.00 fee will not be waived. All voted in favor.

#25-RESOLUTION #2011-07

Tommy read the resolution excluding requirements in Section R 313.2 of the International Residential Code, which would otherwise require automatic fire sprinkler systems for one and two-family dwellings. Paul M. made a motion to approve the resolution; seconded by Kevin. All voted in favor.

#26-COMMISSIONER REPORTS

Paul D. went to Pool Pact meetings. Attended safety training and employee situations, and OSHA training would like to do some of this training in the county. Stairs by the phone company are being taken care of. Stairs by the café will be worked on next. Ed attended the N-4 meeting funds are $34,000 down from $100,000. Predator control gets about half of the money. LC Archeology initiative round 5, Lincoln County is suppose to be getting a lot of money. Kevin went to Reno and met with BLM seeking reimbursement for water district for money spent on rights-of-way issues. BLM stated that Lincoln County had signed an Agreement for nonreimbursement. They did conclude that the projects for last year and a half will be reimbursed. The County will be creating a committee approving the spending of money. Southern NV workforce cut all funding for Lincoln County, and put it in Southern Nevada College, they hired a person in Caliente and set up an office in Caliente, then they discontinued the contract. They are trying to get another contract and will try to maintain an office in Caliente. Tommy will be attending a NACO board meeting this Friday in Carson City.

#27-PUBLIC COMMENT

Tommy called for public comment. None Offered.

#26-ADJOURN

There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Paul M. made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:15 p.m.; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.

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