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October 21, 2013



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



Adam Katschke
Ed Higbee
Paul Donohue
Kevin Phillips
Paul Matthews


Chairman Ed Higbee called the meeting to order at 10:13 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 10-15-13 to comply with the open meeting law.


Ed called for public comment. None offered.


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


Rick reported that he met with the local contractors who are interested in erecting the Eagle Valley fire station. A bid opening will take place tomorrow. Rick has been to Mt. Wilson to work on the building out there as well as meet with residents of that area. The fire cooperators meeting will take place tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the Pioche Fire Station. Rick presented maps of Eagle Valley where the fire station will be located. In the process of trying to get things solved in EV a question about boundary lines between Mick and Lynn Lloyd and Ronda Hornbeck. Both parties are interested in obtaining portions of the property. Lenard Smith did the surveying and lines were moved; Rick presented a map depicting who will get what. The orange line on the map shows what Tuffy Ranches gave to the county based on their survey. The purple line shows what Ronda’s fence line includes. Ronda Hornbeck stated the fence line has been there for over 100 years. The land has been in the Hammond name since the land was patented. The first survey says that Ronda doesn’t own the corner of land, someone else does. Ronda was willing to take the survey to court. All parties involved have signed a document stating that they agree to move forward with how it’s going. Seeno’s have agreed to put the property back in Hammond’s name as well as give Mick and Lynn the frontage to their home. Rick advised that they are working to get the county surveyor to sign off on this. Cory Lytle stated there are three conflicting deeds that would require the expenditure of thousands of dollars to resolve. The property owners are agreeing to property lines in order to avoid the expense. Tuffy Ranches are donating the land to the county for the fire station and in doing so they want to make the property owners happy. Cory is working to set precedence for the future so that when this issue arises again the property owners can solve it agreeably. Cory is working to find an alternative route to quiet title. Some expenses have been incurred with the mapping and surveying costs. Cory would like to have the Fire District to pay the portion owed to Lenard Smith at this time for surveying. The Planning Department has been helping Rick, Ronda, Mick, and Lynn work towards a resolution. All of the parties involved are in agreement with how Lenard’s map is drawn; they’ve agreed to use the fence lines. Rick has received a bill from Lenard for $3,000.


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


This item concerns the selection of a contractor and approval of an agreement with the contractor for the Eagle Valley fire station. Paul D. made a motion give Sunrise Engineering and Rick the authority to select and hire a contractor; seconded by Paul M. Kevin abstained and disclosed that his son is an engineer at Sunrise. Motion carried.


Ed called for public comment. None offered.


There being no further business for the Board to attend, Ed adjourned the meeting at 10:35 a.m.

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