PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF PANACA FIRE DISTRICT TRUSTEES, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF
LINCOLN, STATE OF NEVADA
May 19, 2008
#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
The Board met in regular session with Chairwoman Ronda Hornbeck calling the meeting to order at 10:21. Clerk Lisa Lloyd called the roll with Trustees Tommy Rowe, Paul Mathews, Ronda Hornbeck, Wade Poulsen and Bill Lloyd being present. There is a quorum present and the agenda was posted on 5-13-08 to comply with the open meeting law. Harry Birkmier is present.
#2 Approve/Deny minutes of April 21, 2008 and May 15, 2008 meetings.
Paul made a motion to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Wade. All voted in favor.
The report that Harry presented advised that it doesn’t include the $2,355.89 in interest accrued nor is the over $4,000 for two quarters. Harry said that he didn’t receive the Economic Surveys done that go to the state; he will have these done within the next two days and turned in to Connie Spangemacher of Department of Taxation. Harry has tried to contact her with no luck and has sent her an email to let her know that PFD is behind. Tommy made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.
Harry advised that they are thinking about getting a secretary. Harry will be able to work this in under payroll although it wasn’t included in the budget. Lisa suggested that one of the things to consider is whether or not this person will also prepare agendas and minutes. With seasonal salaries, it is nothing but guesswork when preparing budgets. This issue will be discussed on the next agenda. BLM will have next to no resources in the county this year. PFD is working out a new agreement with BLM. Harry attended the meeting in Great Basin last week where he was told that BLM has two engines in Ely, two in Pony Springs and three in Caliente. There is no water tender. BLM told Harry that if there are fires, they’d better be prepared to work. There is a big push for the local entities to take on more of the structural responsibilities due to
fire. If there is a fire that starts on public land and threatens private land the BLM believes that it is the county’s responsibility. The county will be called on quite a bit during fire season. Harry will have another meeting with them.
Kerry Lee advised that they will get clarification as to whose financial responsibility it will be if fire starts on public then goes to private and there is a call for structure protection.
There is no public comment.
There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Wade made a motion adjourn the meeting at 10:38; seconded
by Paul. All voted in favor.