PROCEEDINGS OF THE
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TRUSTEES
IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN
STATE OF NEVADA
September 21, 2009
#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
The Board met in regular session with Chairman Paul Mathews calling the meeting to order at 10:23. Clerk Lisa Lloyd called the roll with Trustees Ronda Hornbeck, Paul Mathews, Ed Higbee, and Bill Lloyd being present. Trustee Tommy Rowe is absent. There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 9-15-09 to comply with the open meeting law. Fire Chief Rick Stever is present.
Ronda made a motion to approve the August 17, 2009 minutes; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.
#3-FIRE CHIEF UPDATE
Rick advised that he went to Eagle Valley to review the situation with the building and fire truck. There is a discrepancy on ownership of the building and Rick believes it will be a long process to sort this out. Rick suggested another area be designated for placement of the building and truck on BLM ground; the BLM request would be handled through R&PP. Ronda agreed; discussions with BLM need to be held to see what’s available. The building is in good shape but it won’t be possible to get a modern piece of equipment in there due to the rollup door. This building could be used for storage or a meeting room. Phyllis Robistow suggested the building be moved and added on to; this could be a match on a grant. Rick commented that the building and location are prime and could possibly be sold. John Crossthwait suggested that a slab be poured with 2-3 foot stem walls, the building could be placed on that, and then a new door could be put in. Rick met with a representative of the State Living with Fire committee. The various county departments were represented. Rick will be attending a wild land fire urban interface meeting in Reno. Things are moving along with aiding the remote communities to get set up for fire fighting.
#4-DISTRICT FUEL EXPENSES
Rick is asking for direction on fuel expenses; does the county want him to get fuel through the LC Road Department or create an account with local enterprises? Phyllis commented that all of the fuel could be tracked as far as what is LCFD and what is Emergency Management; it could be handled in the same manner as Rick’s time working as Emergency Manager or Fire Chief. There is an issue about vehicle I.D. Ronda stated that it might be necessary to set up a gas card for EM or LCFD. Rick has been putting the gas on his personal card and being reimbursed. Rick will research this issue to identify the best avenue for addressing this problem.
#5-EAGLE VALLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES
This issue is a work in progress. No action is taken at this time and Rick will update the Board as the process continues.
#6-EAGLE VALLEY FIRE TRUCK
Paul suggested it might be possible to purchase a truck from Panaca Fire Department. The county is a long way from being able to locate a truck in Eagle Valley. Rick has an offer from one of the wild land fire contractors who has a vehicle with a wild land tank/pump. They are willing to donate this truck if LCFD is interested. There are agencies that are willing to help, but a building and a clear deed to the land are required first.
There is no public comment.
There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Paul adjourned the meeting at 10:43.