PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF PANACA FIRE DISTRICT TRUSTEES,
IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN, STATE OF NEVADA
January 20, 2009
#1-CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
The Board met in regular session with Chairman Paul Mathews calling the meeting to order at 10:36. Clerk Lisa Lloyd called the roll with Trustees Tommy Rowe, Paul Mathews, Ronda Hornbeck, and Bill Lloyd being present. There is a quorum and the agenda was posted on 1-13-09 to comply with the open meeting law. Harry Birkmier and Sheriff Kerry Lee are present.
#2 Approve/Deny minutes of December 15, 2008 meeting.
Ronda made a motion to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.
Harry received a letter from the Department of Taxation concerning the rates. If the rates are to be raised, DOT must receive notification by the middle of February. The pump for Ladder 64 was removed and can’t be fixed. It will cost about $950 to replace and the pump has been ordered. Harry submitted a request under the stimulus monies for a new fire station. They intend to be energy efficient. The same construction would be used for the new fire station as was used for Panaca Fire District. $38,000 is the amount that Harry was quoted for a building. The land that will be used is BLM property. Harry and Clint Wertz, LC Planning Director, are working on getting the land under R&PP. Ronda said that it will take quite some time to get the R&PP through BLM’s books. Clint is under the impression that it won’t take very long to complete the R&PP. Ronda instructed Harry to find out what the timeline for the R&PP is. In order to get the stimulus
monies everything has to be in place and ready to go. Phyllis Robistow reminded Harry to take into consideration how long it will take to complete NEPA.
Ronda made a motion to approve the vouchers; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.
#5-EXEMPT STATUS FOR FY 2009-2010
A letter was received from Connie Spangemacher of NV Department of Taxation. The PFD may qualify for exemption as they have less than $200,000. Connie doesn’t want PFD to be exempt for the coming year; she would much rather see PFD go through one more year. Ronda commented that she would rather not file for exempt status yet. With a newly formed district, Department of Taxation would like the districts to go through a couple of audits. Ronda made a motion not to
file for exempt status; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.
Harry said that PFD intends to buy a camera but they will not be spending a great deal of money on it. Bill made a motion to allow the PFD to purchase a camera, not to exceed $500; seconded by Tommy. All voted in favor.
Harry advised that PFD is in violation of the statute as the audit hasn’t been filed with Department of Taxation. The 474 district audit will be done separately from the county. Dan will email the audit to Department of Taxation within the next few minutes. Normally it is the responsibility of the PFD to take care of this.
There being no further business for the Board to attend to, Ronda made a motion adjourn the meeting at 10:52; seconded by Bill. All voted in favor.