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May 16, 2011



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



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


Chairman Tommy Rowe called the meeting to order at 10:26.




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

Lisa Lloyd, Clerk
Rick Stever, Fire Chief


There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 5-10-11 to comply with the open meeting law.


This item is off.


Rick reported that the water holding tank on the new water tender has been repaired, but he is having issues with the radio in it. In the meantime, it will be possible to use a handheld radio from one of the other departments. Rick submitted a request to two companies for bid prices to stock the three trucks LCFD will have; total cost is $10,000. Rick cited that May 18-19 is the emergency vehicle certification class. The 18th will also be an emergency disaster exercise in Panaca, beginning at 8 a.m. The exercise will last about 1.5-2 hours.


Kevin made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented; seconded by Paul M. All voted in favor.


Tommy called for public comment. Paul M. advised that a couple of months ago a man came here requesting $20,000 for the Pinyon Juniper Partnership (PJP). Paul M. was unable to attend the meetings for the partnership. Paul M. asked if there are any fire related things that would coincide with the project so that some of the expense for the Partnership can be funded through LCFD. The Board has supported the project in the past, and they agreed to come up with the funds if possible. Rick can see a benefit to the study if it focuses on fuel reduction projects around communities. Connie Simkins advised that the other possibility that this Partnership is looking at is the Caselton area and the A Power project. A Power is part of the PJP. Fuels reduction will help the private property owners, erosion control, and getting more water in the springs as well as a host of other benefits. As this project progresses the benefits will be seen all over the county.


There being no further business for the Board to attend, Tommy adjourned the meeting at 10:40.

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