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

November 18, 2013

LINCOLN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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

 

Commissioners

Adam Katschke
Ed Higbee, Chair
Paul Mathews
Phil Donohue
Kevin Phillips, Vice Chair

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

 

Paul M. called the meeting to order at 9:09 a.m. Clerk Lisa Lloyd called the roll.

PRESENT:


ABSENT:

 

Adam Katschke
Paul Donohue
Paul Mathews

Ed Higbee, Chair
Kevin Phillips, Vice Chair

Lisa Lloyd, Clerk
Daniel Hooge, District Attorney

 

There is a quorum present and the agenda was posted on 11-12-13. The Invocation was offered by Adam and Paul M. led the Pledge of Allegiance.

#2-PUBLIC COMMENT

Paul M. called for public comment. None offered.

CONSENT AGENDA

#3 Approve/Deny minutes of the November 4 meeting.

#4 Approve/Deny Senior Nutrition’s hiring of a temporary employee to cover the Pioche Senior Center while the full time employee is off on medical leave.

#5 Approve/Deny tax strike, APN 002-102-18, Bernard B. and Eva M. Bushwell. Mobile home conversion was completed in 2010 but unsecured mobile home was not deleted; $3,900 assessed.

#6 Approve/Deny original and renewed business licenses according to staff recommendations (an itemized list of business licenses is available for public review in the Building Department prior to the meeting).

Adam made a motion to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Paul D. All voted in favor.

#7-VOUCHERS

Recorder/Auditor Leslie Boucher presented the vouchers and cash balance report. General County has a balance of $540,529.17 with estimated expenditures being $171,932.73. General County will have a balance of $369,608.63. Transportation has a cash balance of $50,949.22 with estimated expenditures being $2,808.35. Transportation will have a balance of $48,140.87. Senior Nutrition has a balance of $145,662.27 with estimated expenditures being $9,372.79. Senior Nutrition will have a balance of $136,289.48. Detention Center has a cash balance of $284,166.48 with estimated expenditures being $77,343.15. Detention Center will have a cash balance of $206,823.33. Solid Waste has a cash balance of $89,653.68 with expenditures of $.40. Solid Waste will have a balance of $89,653.28. Solid Waste owes LC Water Special Projects, Fund 87, $27,484.15. Airport has a balance of $6,978.63 with estimated expenditures of $1,326.54. Airport will have a balance of $5,652.09. Planning has a balance of $28,844.47 with estimated expenditures being $2,380.33. Planning will have a balance of $26,464.14. Leslie advised that inventory has been sent out; it’s due at the end of the month. Leslie will present a report in December. Adam made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented with the exception of the LCTS, Meadow Valley Pharmacy, and the iTech vouchers; seconded by Paul D. All voted in favor. Adam made a motion to approve the LCTS vouchers; seconded by Paul M. Paul D. abstained as he works for LCTS. Motion carried. Paul D. made a motion to approve the Meadow Valley Pharmacy vouchers; seconded by Paul M. Adam disclosed that he is the owner of the pharmacy; he abstained from the discussion and the vote. Motion carried.

#8-OFFICER/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS

None offered.

#9-HIGHWAY COMMISSION

This item was handled under separate agenda.

#10- LINCOLN COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT

This item was handled under separate agenda.

#11-PANACA FIRE DISTRICT

This item was covered under a separate agenda.

#12-AGREEMENT BETWEEN LC/AGING & DISABILITY SERVICES DIVISION

Adam made a motion to approve the amendments to the interlocal agreement between the Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services and Lincoln County; seconded by Paul D. All voted in favor.

#13-RESOLUTION #2013-20

This resolution would allow nonessential county offices to close on 12-24-13, without charge against them and without withholding from their salary. Paul D. made a motion to approve the resolution allowing nonessential county offices to close on December 24, 2013; seconded by Adam. Part time individuals will get the day off but they won’t get paid for it. All voted in favor.

#14-NEVADA RURAL HOUSING AUTHORITY

Executive Director Gary Longaker of Nevada Rural Housing Authority presented an update on the NV Rural Housing Authority and the Home At Last program. No action was taken as this item was information only.

#15-TELEPHONE SYSTEM

Tracy Lee stated that he doesn’t have a contract from iTech; they presented him with a quote. The price increased about $2,000 as they were short about 25 licenses for voice box at the Sheriff’s Office. The price is now $50,438.55. Paul M. advised that the voucher for the item was held today. Paul M. asked if some money should be held back until the work is complete. Tracy feels that they can hold onto the $10,250 that is for labor until after the work is finished. iTech is asking for the entire payment up front. There is no signature line on the quote provided; they are proposing about a 34-35 day timeline for installation. Tracy went to iTech’s offices several weeks ago to go over the last handful of components; that’s when the timeline was worked out, taking into consideration the upcoming holidays. Tracy advised that he would like to see an agreement in place that includes timeframes and delivery. Tracy didn’t see a problem in asking for something a little more stringent in terms of a contract. Deputy DA Matt Carling advised that he isn’t comfortable accepting a quote. Paul M. would like the county to hold 20% of the costs until the project is complete and we know everything works. Tracy reiterated the need to strike the labor until completion. No action was taken and this item will be on the December 2 agenda. The voucher will be held until 12-2 as well.

#16-BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA TROOP 559

Scoutmaster Michael Anderson of Troop 559 advised that their troop doesn’t have a trailer and equipment. This is a one time donation request. They are requesting a trailer ($1,550), a canvass tent ($600), and two Dutch ovens ($130). The request, if approved, would be funded through the Western Elite Youth Fund. Paul D. made a motion to approve the donation of $1,000; seconded by Adam. All voted in favor.

#17-NEVADA PUBLIC LANDS MEETING

Adam made a motion to have Paul Mathews substitute for Kevin at the December 6, 2013 NV Public Lands Committee meeting; seconded by Paul D. All voted in favor.

#18-NEVADA PUBLIC LANDS COMMITTEE

Adam made a motion to reappoint Kevin Phillips to the NV Public Lands Committee; seconded by Paul D. All voted in favor.

#19-PROPERTY PURCHASE

Paul D. reviewed the history of the proposed purchase of property from Mathias and Christy Blood. This item concerns the designation of a fund to pay for the survey and appraisal of the property. The property will be used as a flood easement. Cory Lytle stated his fear with this land exchange is that the costs to survey/appraise this piece of land will far outweigh the value of the land itself. Cory asked if it is possible to do an easement deed or have something drawn up that will provide tax alleviation for the Bloods but will allow for a flood maintenance easement. Cory proposed that something be done to take the property off the tax roll so that the Bloods wouldn’t be liable for it. Paul D. commented that the point of the survey is to provide information as to exactly how big the property is. Adam stated his concerns that the Board may be setting a precedent by doing this. There are no monies available through the flood control fund. Adam made a motion to pay for the survey/appraisal/land purchase out of Fund 93; seconded by Paul D. all voted in favor.

#20-COMMISSIONER REPORTS

COMMISSIONER PAUL MATHEWS met with Kenny Lee, who is worried about the dike and brush in the floodway. Kenny asked if the Road Department can be used to clear the brush from channel. Paul M. let Kenny know that it isn’t a big risk until next spring/summer and that he will work on getting through the red tape to address it. Paul M. spoke with Brandon Vaught of Tri-County Weed. A couple of employee issues will be addressed on the 12-2 agenda. COMMISSIONER ADAM KATSCHKE met with our local workforce people, including Jamie Torrealday and Darby Porter. Adam attended the Local Elected Officials meeting in Las Vegas. Adam met with Crescent Hardy. Adam attended a conference call with the City of Mesquite. COMMISSIONER PAUL DONOHUE met with NDOT last week concerning upcoming projects. Paul D. will attend an RTC meeting on Tuesday. Paul D. spoke with the Road Department about working with RTC.

#21-PUBLIC COMMENT

Paul M. called for public comment. None offered.

#27-ADJOURN

There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Paul M. adjourned the meeting at 11:49 a.m.

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