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June 6, 2011



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



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


Chairman Tommy Rowe called the meeting to order at 11:04.




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

Lisa Lloyd, Clerk
Rick Stever, Fire Chief


There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 5-31-11 to comply with the open meeting law.


Paul D. made a motion to approve the minutes of May 31, 2011; seconded by Ed. All voted in favor.


Rick reported that he has been working on the Eagle Valley fire engine. The brake system is leaking. Rick has contacted people in the Lake Valley area, and he’s close to getting cooperation from them to establish a crew to be first responders to incidents in that area, including fires and vehicle accidents. Training will be required and Rick intends to provide it. A vehicle will be warehoused in the area. Another issue is the mutual aid agreement with the other departments in the county. The current agreement includes fuel reimbursement. In the fire chief’s meeting there has been discussion about changing the agreement to include reimbursement on an hourly basis. Rick was given the BLM mutual aid agreement for the coming year; it is mostly the same as last year’s agreement. Mileage reimbursement may be a consideration in the future. Rick has received a request to join the NFPA. This is a resource for literature and you can get equipment discounts with the membership. There is a great deal of literature for communities that can be purchased through this group. Rick, Tommy, and Larry Stever went to Ely last Thursday to pick up equipment LCFD received from Ely BLM through a grant. The truck will be expensive to equip, but it runs well and Rick believes it will be very useful.


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


Paul D. made a motion to approve the purchase of hoses, adapters and fittings, not to exceed $10,000; seconded by Kevin. All voted in favor.


Tommy called for public comment. None offered.


There being no further business for the Board to attend, Tommy adjourned the meeting at 11:21.


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