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Lincoln County Water District
181 Main Street, Suite 115
P.O. Box 206
Pioche, NV 89043


May 15, 2014

Action may be taken on items denoted with an asterisk*.

  1. *Call to order, open meeting compliance, roll call, prayer and pledge of allegiance.
    Meeting called to order at 10:05 a.m. Present: Adam Katschke, Paul H. Mathews, Paul Donohue, Wade Poulsen-General Manager, Dylan Frehner-Legal Counsel, and Shannon Simpson-Administrative Assistant. Absent: Kevin J. Phillips, Edwin Higbee, Jr. Prayer: Paul Donohue. Pledge: Adam Katschke.

  2. Public Comment and Discussion. No public comment.

  3. *Discussion/Possible Action: Approve/Modify minutes from the Lincoln County Water District (LCWD) March 19, 2014, meeting. Motion by Adam Katschke to approve the March 19, 2014, meeting minutes, 2nd by Paul Donohue, motion passes unanimously.

  4. *Discussion/Possible Action: Approval of vouchers paid on check dates April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, 2014.
    • There were no vouchers for the May 19, 2014, check date.
    Motion by Adam Katschke, to approve the payment of vouchers for check dates April 7, & 21, & May 5, 2014, 2nd by Paul Donohue, motion passes unanimously.

  5. Discussion: Board and Staff member reports:
    • Dennis Ryder is interested in selling his water. Wade is talking with Dorothy at Vidler. Mr. Ryder is asking a good price. He will buy out the rest of his group and then sell it.
    • Wade met with Scott Seastrand regarding the power regeneration plant (incinerate garbage) that was going to be built in North Las Vegas (NLV). The reason that NLV City Council voted it down was that this company had not done this type of project before. Kind of a dead end.
    • Dylan and Wade spoke in Tonopah, NV, at the Legislative Committee on Public Lands.
    • Central NV Resource Water Association inviting Wade to give update on the LCWD in June in Ely.
    • Virgin Valley Water District has settled their civil lawsuit with Mr. Lonetti and Mike Winters. Settling with Bob Coache and Michael Johnson today. Wade will be attending.
    • Went out with the Vidler team to the Kane Springs area to look for the potential well site for the second production well for the agreement with Coyote Springs Investment.
    • Meeting with Sunrise Engineering today to go over Water Resource Plan.
    • Attended meeting in Tonopah, NV, at the Legislative Committee on Public Lands.

  6. Vidler Update. No representative attended from Vidler.

  7. *Discussion/Possible Action: To amend/revise Resolution No. 2011-02 to change the time and/or day and/or location of future LCWD meetings.
    • Discussed changing the meeting day to the third Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
    • Will draft/update the current resolution and present it to the Board at our next meeting for approval.
    No action taken.

  8. *Discussion/Possible Action: Update Professional Services Agreement for Legal Services with Dylan V. Frehner Attorney at Law, APC. The last agreement was made on December 1, 2008.
    This item was tabled until our next meeting.

  9. *Discussion/Possible Action: Submittal of written comments concerning the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed rule – Definition of Waters of the U. S. Under the Clean Water Act.
    Motion by Paul Donohue for the LCWD to work with Grant Perkins-Panaca Farmstead Association and Lincoln County on the letter(s), 2nd by Adam Katschke, motion passes unanimously.

  10. *Discussion: Final budget hearing for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
    • Wade went over minor changes from the tentative budget.
    • Planning for part-time Administrative Assistant when moving to Town Center in Panaca with potential of having a part-time position with employee benefits to give us flexibility in this area.
    • Service and Supplies enhanced for needed equipment at the Town Center.
    • The final budget is $237,400.00, the tentative was $229,000.00. Last year’s budget was $164,000.00, and currently we will be right around that figure. Slight increase due to move to Town Center.
    • Water Resource Fund plan to move over $100k if need be.
    • Planning and Development budgeted full amount for the Water Resource Plan.
    • Special Projects budgeting that full amount. Will pull the monies from here for any further upgrades to Town Center.
    • Emergency Disaster Fund budgeted completely out in case we have to use it.
    • Went over the other funds and how the ending balance was arrived at.
    • No public comment.
    Motion by Adam Katschke to approve the final budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal years, 2nd by Paul Donohue, motion passes unanimously.

  11. *Discussion/Possible Action: Establishing a plan and/or direction on whether the LCWD will provide sewer service in the Toquop Township.
    • LCWD wants to recommend that they have the authority over the sewer. It is in our legislation that the LCWD can do this. The LCWD would be doing the agreements to begin with; inter-local. Once houses start getting built we would like to keep all of the reclaimed water in the Toquop Township.
    • Developer would have to work with the LCWD for the water and sewer issues combined.
    • 13,300 acres, holistic development, different developers, different topographic zones, believe in time it will be a lot cleaner for the developers to have one entity to go vs. everyone trying to do their own individual agreement.
    No action taken.

  12. *Discussion/Possible Action: Review third-party proposals to conduct analysis and provide recommendations for potential geothermal sites in Lincoln County.
    • Recommendation is to postpone doing this until there is a developer ready to develop. There is no need spending the money to identify the sites if there isn’t a developer.

  13. *Discussion/Possible Action: Performance evaluation of Wade Poulsen - General Manager. Possible action may include, but is not limited to, termination, suspension, demotion, reduction in pay, reprimand, promotion, endorsement, engagement, retention, salary increase, or ‘no action’. (The Board may consider character, alleged misconduct, and professional competence, physical or mental health pursuant to NRS 241.031.)
    This item was tabled until our next meeting.

  14. Public Comment and Discussion. No public comment.

  15. *Adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.

    Minutes submitted for approval on June 2, 2014, by Shannon Simpson, LCWD Administrative Assistant.

Shannon Simpson, LCWD Administrative Assistant     /s/ Shannon M. Simpson

Approved by:      /s/ Kevin Phillips

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