Minutes of the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District Board of Trustees meeting held December 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. @ 931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville, NV.
Trustees Present: Brad Newlon, Cade Baligad, Jeff James, Leann Teter and Robert McDowell
Also Present: Bob Spellberg, Beth Cook, Mike Rowe, Mike Bennett and the public
Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Cade Baligad
Jim Peckham from FISH was present to see if GRGID had experienced any issues or concerns with the program. Brad stated that the Board cannot comment unless it is put on as an agenda item.
Anne Prinz of 1469 S. Riverview expressed some concerns regarding the meter program. She would like to know if the sewer rates will be affected by water usage. Bob stated that there are no plans at this time for a change in sewer rates. She is concerned there may be water pressure fluctuation with the installation of the meter. Bob stated that if you have a ¾” water line, you will receive a ¾” water meter which should not have any effect on the water pressure. Anne questioned why the District is charging a $25.00 labor fee for the District employees to install the meter when they are already getting paid their normal daily wage. She is wondering what fund the labor wage is going into. Bob stated that the installation of the meters takes away from the employees regular duties of the day, hence the labor charge. This money will go into the water fund.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Bob McDowell motioned to approve the agenda. Leann Teter seconded the motion. All ayes. Agenda approved.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Cade Baligad motioned to approve the minutes of the November 2, 2016 Board Meeting. Jeff James seconded the motion. All ayes. Minutes approved.
District Engineer: Michael Bennett reviewed the Tracking Schedule for December 2016.
District Counsel: Mike Rowe continues to work on the easement agreement for well 4. The rest of the month has been relatively quiet.
District Manager: Bob Spellberg stated that the cameras at the parks are getting some improvements for a better visual picture. A work truck had been approved on the 2015/2016 budget and Bob is getting ready to order it. Well 1 is out of the ground due to decreased production near the end of the irrigation season. A couple of valves need to be replaced. This could cost approximately $21,000. The equipment for the improvement for Well 5 is coming in. The Street Project will be started in January. The crew is crack sealing right now. Bob is continuing to negotiate Well 4 with the homeowner.
- 1. Possible Board action to direct the District Manager to adjust or leave his administrative rule as is regarding how the meter program notification plan works.
Jan Burgman of Remax Realty would like to see if a better procedure could be put in place for transferring of properties upon sale. She would like better communication between GRGID and the real estate agents regarding the charge for an upgrade of the meters. Bob explained that it is up to the realtor or the homeowner to call the Office and keep in touch up to the point of sale. Jan feels that we should return calls to every person who inquires about the program. It was decided that there will be better communication between GRGID and the homeowner or a representative of the homeowner.
Jeff James motioned to allow the District Manager to administer the program in the best interest of the District. Bob McDowell seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed
Public Comment: Gary Dove of 974 Birdie Ct expressed some concerns about the lack of accessibility to the meter once the meter is installed.
- 2. Possible Board action to approve the funding for surveillance equipment and installation for the 1.5 million-gallon water tank.
Robert McDowell motioned to approve the cost to install video surveillance at the little tank in an amount not to exceed $40.000 taking into consideration the $5,000 grant secured by the District Manager. Leann Teter seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Public Comment: None
- 3. Possible Board action to approve a new contract for Lumos & Associates, Inc. to perform the duties of District Engineer effective July 1, 2017.
Leann Teter motioned to approve a five-year contract with Lumos & Associates, Inc. using the same terms and conditions but increasing the monthly retainer to $2,500.00 effective July 1, 2017. Jeff James seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Public Comment: None
- 4. Possible Board action on a presentation to be made by Carson Valley Homesites, LLC about the splitting of a lot and annexing the remainder into the District as it will be made part of a lot within the Pleasantview Subdivision.
Suzanne Towse of Carson Valley Homesites was present to represent Gary and Diana Allen regarding a boundary line adjustment that will split the lot they live on into two, allowing a portion to annex to a lot they wish to purchase that is adjacent to their land in the Pleasantview Subdivision. Suzanne wanted to let the District know of the Allen’s’ plan so the District will be prepared for a formal annexation petition to follow in the next few months. No motion was needed.
Public Comment: None
- 5. Possible Board action to formally thank outgoing Trustee Cade Baligad for his 12 years of dedicated service to the residents of the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District.
Board members, District Engineer, District Counsel and Staff took time to thank Mr. Baligad for his dedicated service and his genuine concern for the residents of the Gardnerville Ranchos.
Leanne Teter reported that she met with the directors of the FISH program.
Jeff James motioned to approve the consent calendar. Cade Baligad seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Cade Baligad motioned to adjourn the meeting. Robert McDowell seconded the motion. All ayes. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Beth Cook, Acting Secretary