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February 16, 2010



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



Paul Mathews, Chair
Bill Lloyd, Vice Chair
Tommy Rowe
Ronda Hornbeck
Ed Higbee


Chairman Paul Mathews called the meeting to order at 10:00.




Tommy Rowe
Paul Mathews, Chair
Ed Higbee
Bill Lloyd, Vice Chair
Ronda Hornbeck

Lisa Lloyd, Clerk
Rick Stever, Fire Chief
Greg Barlow, District Attorney


There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 2-9-10 to comply with the open meeting law. Fire Chief RickStever is present.

Tommy made a motion to approve the January 19, 2010 minutes; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.

Rick advised we haven’t been rejected as of yet by the Assistance to Firefighters grant for a water tender. Rick has spoken with the Division of Forestry concerning equipment. NDF will have an engine at the Honor Camp that will provide service for LCFD as well as Pioche Fire District. We will have direct access to this engine, but it will not be manned.

Bill made a motion to approve the vouchers; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.

Rick advised that he would like to use Emergency Reporting to assist with fire reporting pursuant to the NIMS requirements. The reporting is required by the federal government. We receive FEMA funds and if we are in noncompliance the funds will be removed. Emergency Reporting is an internet based system that has been used by other entities in the County. The cost is $250 for the set up and a monthly fee of $25.00. Rick will negotiate with them further. Tommy made a motion to approve, with the stipulation that Rick attempts to negotiate a better rate; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.

Rick requested approval to attend “Command and Control of Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Operations for the Structural Chief Officer” training in Yerington, NV, on February 27-28, 2010. Tommy made a motion to approve; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.

Rick requested approval to attend “NFA Command and General Staff Functions for Local Incident Management Teams” training in Elko, NV on March 22-26, 2010. Tommy asked if it is possible to reimburse any of this training through Emergency Management. Phyllis advised the two grants for EM haven’t been approved. Tommy made a motion to approve; seconded by Bill. Ed requested that Rick be selective about the training he attends and asked that he make certain that he attends only those that are absolutely necessary. All voted in favor.

Paul called for public comment. There is none.

There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Ed made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:36; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.

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