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July 15, 2013



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



Adam Katschke
Ed Higbee
Paul Donohue
Kevin Phillips
Paul Matthews



Vice Chairman Kevin Phillips called the meeting to order at 10:20 a.m.




Adam Katschke
Ed Higbee, Chair
Paul Donohue
Paul Matthews
Kevin Phillips, Vice Chair

Lisa Lloyd, Clerk
Rick Stever, Fire Chief


There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 7-9-13 to comply with the open meeting law.


Kevin called for public comment. None offered.


Paul D. made a motion to approve the minutes; seconded by Adam. All voted in favor.


Rick Stever reported that he looked into the state requirement for burn permits. The counties and towns/cities are required to have a burn permit or someone to issue those permits. The state is requiring the permits but Rick wasn’t certain how stringent it would be. The county can apply for a burn permit and have someone designated to issue those or each town can have someone responsible for issuing the permits. Paul M. stated that this is ridiculous. If NDEP contemplated the amount of pollution that was generated by the 8 mile fire they would realize that there were more ppm issued from that fire than this county would ever put out in a lifetime of public open burning. The requirement for these permits is an unfunded mandate. Paul D. advised that it would make more sense to have the local fire departments issue the permits and Rick issue them for general county. Rick will have to apply for a permit for general county. Agriculture is exempt from these requirements to a certain degree. Paul D. asked who is policing this. If the state happens to come through they have the authority to look at several different things, including open burning and food vendors. Rick will pass the information on to the communities as well as obtain a permit for the county.


Adam made a motion to approve the vouchers; seconded by Paul D. Kevin abstained as he is part owner of Mountain Merc; he abstained from the vote. Motion carried.


Approximately seven requests were sent out to vendors that included specs. Three responses were received, ranging from $22,000-$27,000. NewCor, Premier Building Systems, and Ben Anderson Wedge Core Steel are the companies that submitted bids. The bids are for the building only and do not include erection. There was some discussion concerning obtaining engineering specs. Rick advised that all of the companies had the same specs and it appears they’ve quoted the same framework, etc. Paul D. made a motion to accept the low bid of $22,750 from NewCor; seconded by Kevin. All voted in favor.


Rick advised that a building and land have been donated. It has an enclosed room as well as three stalls off to the side. The roof over the end stall has collapsed; Rick would like to have this stall removed and put the end wall where this stall would be. The existing building has many glass windows and Rick would like to have those removed. A wall would be erected on the inside and the glass removed. This is a metal building. The legal work for transferring the building has been completed. There was discussion about having volunteers do the work. If this isn’t an option, then Rick will put it out to bid and proceed in that direction.


Ed called for public comment. None offered.


There being no further business for the Board to attend, Ed adjourned the meeting at 10:41 a.m.


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