October 19, 2009
LINCOLN COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Paul Mathews, Chair
#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Paul Mathews called the meeting to order at 10:24.
Paul Mathews, Chair
Bill Lloyd, Vice Chair
Lisa Lloyd, Clerk
There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 5-11-10 to comply with the open meeting law. Fire Chief Rick Stever is present.
Ronda made a motion to approve the minutes of 4-19-10; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.
#3-FIRE CHIEF UPDATE
Rick initiated the Wildfire Awareness chipping program. NDF crew will go to McDermott/Mt. Wilson tomorrow. The Chiefs’ dinner went well. There was a fire on the railroad. When Rick was contacted he immediately called the BLM. The Ely BLM unit then called Caliente and sent a couple of trucks to the fire, which was started by a train. There is a mutual aid agreement in place with BLM. Corrections will be made to the local mutual aid agreements. BLM agreement is a 24 hour, no charge policy. There was a fire cooperator’s meeting at Pony Springs to reinforce agreements and mutual aid contacts. Rick is getting closer to installation of the tank at Mt. Wilson.
Ronda made a motion to approve the vouchers; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.
Rick previously reported that we were turned down on the grant application for a water tender. This is a very important piece of equipment for the County and would be a huge benefit. Rick feels there is sufficient money in the budget for the purchase of such used apparatus. Prices range from $20,000-170,000 and we need a minimum of 2,000 gallon tank. Rick has verbal agreements in place for housing it in Pioche. Ronda made a motion to have Rick move forward on pricing and bring it back to the Board for consideration; seconded by Bill. John Crosthwait advised he attended the Ritchie Bros. auction this last weekend; the prices were incredibly low and they have fantastic equipment. This type of auction requires money in hand in order to pay for the equipment that day; it can’t wait to come back to a meeting for Board approval. All voted in favor.
#6-LINCOLN COUNTY PERSONNEL POLICY
Tommy made a motion to adopt the Lincoln County Personnel Policy; seconded by Ronda. All voted in favor.
#7- PUBLIC COMMENT
Paul called for public comment. None is offered.
There being no further business for the Board to attend, Paul adjourns the meeting at 10:47.