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February 22, 2011



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



Tommy Rowe, Chair
Ed Higbee, Vice Chair
Paul Donahue
Kevin Phillips
Paul Matthews


Chairman Tommy Rowe called the meeting to order at 10:34.




Tommy Rowe, Chair
Ed Higbee
Paul Donahue
Kevin Phillips
Paul Matthews

Lisa Lloyd, Clerk
Rick Stever, Fire Chief


There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 2-15-11 to comply with the open meeting law.


Paul M. made a motion to approve the minutes of February 7, 2011; seconded by Kevin. All voted in favor.


Rick attended training in Reno last week that covered both fire and emergency management of hazardous materials. Rick hasn’t heard anything lately concerning the water tender. Paul D. received a call from BLM advising they are burning piles towards Cherry Creek, at Applewhite.


There are no bills for payment.


Rick presented the proposed mutual aid agreement between LC Fire District, Caliente Fire Department, Pahranagat Valley Fire District, Panaca Fire District and Pioche Fire District. Costs are $125/hour for the first two hours for brush engine or squad, and then $75 per hour after that. Structure engines and personnel are $175 for first 2 hours, $75 after that. These are the costs for other departments to respond to any area within the LCFD. Paul D. stated that the fire districts have been created to help the citizens. Taxes are in place to provide for the operation of the districts. Paul D. is concerned that the LCFD taxes will be used to pay other fire districts who also receive taxes and questioned if this is a double tax. No. Rick advised that each district has its own tax revenues and the public could question why their taxes are being used in other districts; this is the reason for the reimbursement. LCFD doesn’t have the required equipment to fight fires. Rick advised that it is unknown statewide if there is a law that requires the fire departments to respond to car accidents. Paul D. questioned if there is a need for response on every accident. No, but who will make the decision. EMS only operates at their level of training. Rick will continue working on the proposed agreement and will meet with all of the other fire departments to review and discuss suggested changes. No action is taken.


Tommy called for public comment.


There being no further business for the Board to attend, Tommy adjourns the meeting at 10:58.

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