August 19, 2013
LINCOLN COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Ed Higbee called the meeting to order at 10:21 a.m.
Ed Higbee, Chair
Kevin Phillips, Vice Chair
Marie Bleak, Deputy Clerk
There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 8-13-13 to comply with the open meeting law.
Ed called for public comment. None offered.
Paul M. made a motion to approve the minutes from 8-5-13; seconded by Adam. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
#4-FIRE CHIEF UPDATE
Rick Stever reported that he and Kevin attended the Pahranagat Valley Fire District Meeting last week regarding the new burn permit requirements passed down by the state. They informed them that getting their permit is entirely up to each community and agency and that the county would not be handling that; each town will be responsible for their area. Rick advised the board that he received a call from BLM this morning, requesting use of the county water canter to support a fire on Mt. Wheeler. At the time being, he has not yet sent the truck to Mount Wheeler, when he does, he will be the one to drive it. Rick is looking to get one or two drivers for this water truck. Ed questioned Rick whether or not there is another truck that would cover Pioche in the event of an emergency while this truck was gone to Mount Wheeler. Rick said there would be stipulations made that in the event the truck was needed in Pioche while away to Mount Wheeler, it would be sent back as soon as possible. Paul M. stated the decision to send the truck to Mount Wheeler or not would stand with Rick. Rick advised the board that would call the BLM to get their current status before he makes a decision.
Paul M. made a motion to approve the vouchers excluding Mountain Mercantile; seconded by Adam. All voted in favor. Motion carried. Adam made a motion to approve Mountain Mercantile, seconded by Paul
M. Kevin disclosed that he is part owner of Mountain Mercantile and recused himself from the vote. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
#6-PHONE LINE FOR THE EAGLE VALLEY FIRE STATION
Rick stated that as cell service in Eagle Valley unreliable he may need to install a siren. He believes that with a telephone line he can have it activated through dispatch. Kevin made a motion to approve the phone line for the Eagle Valley Fire Station, seconded by Paul M. All voted in favor. Motion Carried.
#7-EASTERN NEVADA FIRE COOPERATORS’ MEETING
This is a meeting of fire cooperators; National Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, the BLM, Great Basin National Parks, White Pine City, White Pine County, Lincoln County, Pioche, and Panaca. This meeting
takes place every spring and fall. During the spring time meeting discussion generally surrounds what equipment is available. During the fall meeting discussion generally surrounds the previous summer activities was that this fall meeting would be held in Lincoln County. Rick request funding to supply either lunch or refreshments to those that attend. Ed suggested providing refreshments rather than lunch. Rick advised that 20-25 people attend these meetings. Adam made a motion to approve snacks, coffee, water, and pop, seconded by Kevin. All voted in favor. Motion carried.
#8- PUBLIC COMMENT
Ed called for public comment.
There being no further business for the Board to attend, Ed adjourned the meeting at 10:33 a.m.