Minutes of the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District Board of Trustees Meeting held on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 5:00 at 931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville, NV 89460
Pledge of Allegiance: Leann Teter
Trustees Present: Leann Teter, Bob McDowell, John Sheridan, Brad Newlon and David James
Also Present: Greg Reed, Beth Cook, Mike Rowe, Mike Bennett and the public
Public Comment: None
Approval of Agenda: Greg Reed requested to have item 6 removed from the agenda. Leann Teter motioned to approve the agenda without item 6. David James seconded the motion. All ayes. Agenda approved.
- Possible Board action to authorize the District Manager to pursue the sale of the District owned vacant property located at 1389 Langley Drive in accordance with the requirements set forth in NRS 318 and SB 279 recently enacted by the Legislature.
Greg explained that the District owns a piece of property at 1389 Langley Drive. This property was reclassified to a Single Family Residential (SFR) in 2007. The District also owns 12 other properties which the District has requested changing the classification to SFR. 1389 Langley Drive is a vacant lot that serves no purpose to the District. Instead of spending additional costs to maintain the property, Greg suggested the District sell the property and use the proceeds for maintaining the parks in the District.
David James motioned to combine items 1 and 2 for discussion and vote separately on each property. Leann Teter seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
The second property is located at the intersection of Langley Drive and Wheeler Way. This lot is bigger and could be separated into two lots and sold separately. The lot could also be sold as-is and the buyer could divide the lot if they desire. There is a specific procedure that needs to happen to sell these properties according to Senate Bill #279. Brad Newlon expressed concern over apartments being built on the bigger lot. He does not want to lose what little open space the District has, to residential homes. Greg said the proceeds could be earmarked for whatever the Board wanted. David James would like Greg to investigate the cost of splitting the Langley/Wheeler lot before the District sells it.
John Sheridan motioned to sell 1389 Langley and earmark the proceeds for Capital Improvement in Open Space. Leann Teter seconded the motion. 3 ayes, 2 nays (Bob McDowell, Brad Newlon). Motion passed.
Public Comment: Ron Bush suggested the District keep the other lots and use for future well field development.
John Sheridan motioned to pursue the sale of the District owned vacant lot at the intersection of Langley Drive and Wheeler Way in accordance with the requirements set forth in NRS 318 and SB 279 recently enacted by the Legislature. No second. Item dies due to no action.
Public Comment: Ron Bush would like to see the District pursue this lot to be split.
- Possible action to authorize the District Manager to pursue the change of use classification for 11 District owned vacant lots.
Greg explained that there are eleven more lots that have not been converted to Single Family Residential lots. If the Board agrees, the first step would be to canvass the neighboring homeowners and see if they would approve of selling the lots. The proceeds would offset the cost of maintaining the parks.
David James motioned to authorize the District Manager to canvas the community to pursue the change of use classification for the 11 District owned vacant lots. John Sheridan seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Public Comment: Chris Coulter asked the Board to remember that Ranchos Sierra and the Serpa properties will eventually be developed. This will leave less open space for the families living in Ranchos 7 and 8.
- Possible action to authorize the District Manager to pursue the installation of a splash pad at the Robert Spellberg Recreation Complex.
Greg explained that given the success of the Minden splash pad and that there are now permanent restrooms at the park, he would like the Board to consider the installation of a splash pad. He provided information on the cost of the splash pad located in Minden.
Brad Newlon motioned to authorize the District Manager to investigate the installation of a splash pad at the Robert Spellberg Recreation Complex. Leann Teter seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Public Comment: Susan Stonestreet suggested using a different type of grass that would not use as much water as sod. She also feels that there are misconceptions about the water levels in the Valley.
- Possible Board action to accept the Final Dynamic Flow and Chemistry Profiling Report for Well 5 prepared by BESST, INC.
Mike Bennet and Greg Reed stated that the report notes that there is arsenic concentration throughout Well 5. This eliminates the possibility of taking one or more zones offline in an attempt to improve the arsenic levels. So, Well 5 will continue to be used only in an emergency. Greg also stated that the District is speciating the arsenic in Well 5 and Well 8 to determine what type of arsenic the District is dealing with.
John Sheridan motioned to accept the Final Dynamic Flow and Chemistry Profiling Report for Well 5 prepared by BESST, Inc. David James seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Public Comment: Susan Stonestreet suggested that the properties the District is considering selling should be investigated for possible well sites.
- Possible Board action to authorize the District Manager to purchase a new 2017 Dodge utility truck to replace the existing 2004 Chevy utility truck at a cost not to exceed $37,000.
This item was put back on the agenda at the request of Trustee Dr. David James.
Dr. James explained that two vehicle replacements were approved by the Board for the 2019/2020 budget. A truck is used to service all areas of the District. He looked at the truck in question and he feels that it needs to be replaced. After the Well 4 project and the reimbursement from MGSD there is money available. Brad Newlon feels it is not fiscally responsible to purchase a truck currently.
David James motioned to authorize the District Manager to purchase a new utility truck at a cost not to exceed $37000.00 John Sheridan seconded the motion. 3 ayes, 2 nays (Leann Teter, Brad Newlon). Motion passed.
Leann Teter motioned to approve the minutes of the August 7, 2019 Board meeting with corrections. David James seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Brad Newlon motioned to approve the check summary. Leann Teter seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
District Engineer: Mike Bennett reviewed the September 2019 tracking schedule.
District Counsel: Mike Rowe has been working on the Rivertree Ranch annexation and he is working with Greg on a Business Impact Statement.
District Manager: Greg attended a pre application for the Sierra Ranchos Development today. Tomorrow he will attend the County Commissioner meeting regarding Chapel Crest.
Bob McDowell: Bob will not be in town for the November 6 meeting. The Board decided to change the meeting to November 12, 2019.
Leann Teter motioned to adjourn the meeting. John Sheridan seconded the motion. All ayes. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Beth Cook, Acting Secretary