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March 15, 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 10:32.




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

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


There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 3-9-10 to comply with the open meeting law. Fire Chief Rick Stever is present.

Ronda made a motion to approve the February 16, 2010 minutes; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.

Rick attended the wild land urban interface training.

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

Rick presented the mutual aid agreement, which has been signed by all departments except Panaca Fire District. The last bill that Pioche Fire submitted was withdrawn as they are waiting for the LCFD to get on its feet. Kerry Lee asked how long they wait for the district to get its feet. Kerry discussed the $500 minimum and asked how this will be set. $500 is the expense that Pioche put into the Rose Valley fire; they used foam, fuel, and equipment. The idea was to reimburse for fuel and it’s about 30 gallons of fuel from Pioche to Rose Valley. Rick feels that $500 is adequate. Alamo came up with calculations for them to go to Rachel; they don’t believe it will cost more than $500 for fuel to Rachel. Paul commented that the MAA is driving at reimbursing actual costs, even if it’s just fuel. Rick understands that they want to be reimbursed $350 per apparatus. Kerry cited they originally agreed to reimbursement for actual costs. Kerry was under the impression that an actual rate would be set so that the different departments would all be turning in identical bills. The MAA is an annual agreement and will be revisited next year. The MAA states that the County will replace any equipment damaged with the exception of negligence. Kerry agreed that reimbursement for fuel at this time is adequate. In future, though, Kerry would like to see a rate set for each apparatus sent to a fire. Kerry commented we are talking about two separate time frames. One is that time would be given to LCFD to get on its feet. The other time frame concerns prices for structure engines, etc., but not including the payment of the volunteers. When a piece of equipment is taken out on a fire it isn’t just the cost of fuel that needs to be considered; there are many other costs associated with the use of the equipment including SIIS and damage to apparatus. There is some discussion about putting a sunset date on the MAA. Kerry believed that we were going to wait one year to see what the district was going to bring in; it’s much higher than anticipated. Rick stated that revenues will be decreased this year as the tax rate is going down. Everyone agreed that they don’t want to spend all of the money that the district has. Phyllis reminded everyone of the importance to save money as matches will be required for grants. Kerry is willing to sign the MAA as long as there is a sunset date, perhaps this fall, and this agreement will be revisited at that time. The board agreed that the MAA would expire this July. Ronda made a motion to approve the Mutual Aid Agreement with a sunset date of July 1, 2010, and the review process is to commence at that time; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.

The fire chiefs in the County get together quarterly to discuss issues they’re facing. Dinner is usually provided at these meetings. Rick asked if LCFD wants to host a meeting and provide dinner. Rick could make arrangements to hold it at any of the fire stations within the County. Tommy made a motion to host the dinner and have Rick work out the details; seconded by Bill. 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 11:06; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.


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