Minutes of the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District Board of Trustees meeting held July 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at 931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville Nevada
Trustees Present: John Sheridan, David James, Brad Newlon, Leann Teter and Bob McDowell
Also Present: Greg Reed, Beth Cook, Mike Rowe, Michael Bennett and the public.
Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Brad Newlon
Public Comment: Don Morelli presented to the Board his idea for a product to repair sidewalks in the Ranchos. Brad suggested he give Greg a call next week to schedule an appointment with him to discuss his product.
Approval of the Agenda: Leanne Teter motioned to approve the agenda. Brad Newlon seconded the motion. All ayes. Agenda approved.
Public Comment: None
- Possible action to authorize John Sheridan’s attendance to the National League of Cities and Municipalities Conference in San Antonio from November 20ththrough November 23rd.
John explained that he feels this would be a good opportunity to gain information and network with fellow attendees.
David James motioned to table the item until the August meeting so John could present an approximate cost for the trip. John Sheridan seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
- Possible action to modify the monthly Board meeting start times.
Greg explained that currently the Board meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. Often when the agenda is full, the meeting can last up to 3 hours or more. Moving the meeting to an earlier time would allow the Board to finish at a more reasonable hour.
John Sheridan motioned to move the meeting to 5:00 p.m. beginning August 7, 2019. David James seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Public Comment: Ron Bush is in favor of moving the meeting to 5:00 p.m.
- Possible action to authorize the District Manager to move forward with advertising for the creation of a Special Assessment.
Greg explained that this item was put back on the agenda because he wanted the Board to have a chance to ask any further questions regarding creating a Special Assessment. The Special Assessment is being created to ensure that future development pay for the increased infrastructure required to accommodate the associated growth. The next step would be to advertise, provide a Business Impact Statement, and hold a public hearing, then it would come back before the Board for consideration. There will be several more opportunities for the public to comment.
David James motioned to authorize the District Manager to move forward with advertising for the creation of a Special Assessment. Leann Teter seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Public Comment: Ron Bush agrees with the idea of a Special Assessment.
- Board action to authorize the District Manager to purchase a crack sealing machine from
Construction Sealants at a cost not to exceed $55,000.00
Greg stated that the District’s crack sealing machine has failed. The District filed an insurance claim, but the claim was denied. Greg provided two quotes for crack sealing equipment. To replace the Crafco machine with a new unit will be $55,000.00. If the Board decides to repair the existing machine, it will cost between $25,000 – $35,000.
John Sheridan motioned to authorize the District Manager to purchase a crack sealing machine from Construction Sealants at a cost not to exceed $55,000.00. Brad Newlon seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Public Comment: None
- Board action to increase compensation for Board members effective January 1, 2021.
Greg explained that the last time the District increased compensation was January 2007. According to NRS 318 the Board can receive up to $9000.00 per year. Any increase that would occur would not be effective until January 2021. David James feels it is an appropriate time to vote for this now and this may bring incentive to have future candidates run for the Board. Bob McDowell suggested moving up a step in 2021 and raising it up to $750.00 two years later.
David James motioned to increase the compensation for Board members to $9000.00 a year plus PERS beginning January 2021. John Sheridan seconded the motion. 3 ayes, 2 nays (Brad Newlon, Leann Teter). Motion passed.
Public Comment: Ron Bush feels the Board deserves an increase in compensation.
David James motion to table approval of the May 29, 2019 minutes until corrections are made. Leann seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion approved.
John Sheridan motioned to approve the check summary. David James seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
District Engineer: Mike Bennett reviewed the tracking schedule.
District Counsel: Mike Rowe stated that the dirt and rock piles off of Drayton have been removed.
District Manager: Greg reviewed his July 2019 Manager’s report.
Brad Newlon: Would like to make sure the weeds on the corner of Wheeler and Langley are sprayed.
Public Comment: Ron Bush stated that the Chapel Crest development may come before the planning commission in August with revisions to the plans.
John Sheridan motioned to adjourn the meeting. Brad Newlon seconded the motion. All ayes. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
Beth Cook, Acting Secretary