Minutes of the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District Board of Trustees meeting held Wednesday March 2, 2016 @6:00 pm at 931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville, NV 89460
Pledge of Allegiance:  Led by Jeff James
Trustees Present:  Jeff James, Cade Baligad, Brad Newlon, Leann Teter, and Bob McDowell.
Also Present:  Mike Bennett, Mike Rowe, Bob Spellberg, Beth Cook, and public.
Approval of Agenda:  Cade Baligad motioned to approve the agenda.  Bob McDowell seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Agenda approved.
Approval of Minutes.  Cade Baligad motioned to approve the minutes of the February 3, 2016 meeting.  Leann Teter seconded the motion.  Jeff James abstained because he did not attend that meeting.  4 ayes.  Minutes approved.
REPORTS
District Engineer:  Mike Bennett reviewed the March 2016 tracking schedule.
District Counsel:  Mike Rowe stated that Mike and Bob met with MGSD and their counsel to talk about the cogeneration facility.  No agreement has been made.   Mike has done some research on a convenience fee for credit cards.  He would like to know if the District would like this item to be on the next agenda.  Bob McDowell would like to see this item placed on the May agenda.  The other Trustees agreed.  Mike will place this on the May agenda.
District Manager:  Bob spoke with Dr. Murdock regarding Well 4.  Dr. Murdock is not happy with the property boundries and he is requesting an additional $1000/year.  The parking lot at Mitch Park is complete.  The District is looking at replacing the waterline at East Peak Rd.  1000 fish were deposited into the Mitch Park fish pond last week.  The District is trying to get rid of some of the green algae in the pond.    Dirt has been ordered for the pump track.
NEW BUSINESS

  1.  Update on the League of Cities and Municipalities activities by Wes Henderson, Executive Director of the NLC&M.

Wes Henderson of the NLC&M was present to update the District on their yearly activities.
Public Comment: None

  1. Possible action to support an increase in the number of lots within Rainshadow Ranch Subdivision Phase 2 from 24 to 27 lots.  Action Item.

Kevin Lane of Rainshadow Ranch was present to discuss an increase from 24 to 27 lots in the Rainshadow Ranch subdivision due to realignment of roads and squaring up lot sizes.  He would like the Board to consider this option.
Jeff James motioned to support the request for an increase of three lots at Rainshadow Ranch Subdivision Phase 2 & Phase 3.  Bob McDowell seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.
Public Comment:  Hope Sullivan of Douglas County Planning likes to use the Board to solicit input and opinions about various activities that are going on in the Ranchos and County wide.

  1. Possible action to support a request from the Great Life Church for a special use permit to construct a church on property presently out of District at the corner of Riverview Dr. and Dresslerville R. near Karina St.

Keith Shaffer of Manhard Consulting was present to represent Larry Spivey pastor of Great Life Church.  He would like the District to support a request to Douglas County for a special use permit to construct a church that is presently out of District but on the District’s sewer system.  The property is currently zoned residential. 
Bob McDowell motioned to support a request to Douglas county for a special use permit for the construction of a church at 990 Riverview Dr., provided that Douglas County requires the property to annex into the Gardnerville Ranchos GID and be required to use District water and sewer services for the new church and current residence, as well as requiring the abandonment of the well currently in use for the home on that property.  Jeff James seconded the motion.  4 ayes. 1 nay (Cade Baligad).  Motion passed.
Public Comment:  Hope Sullivan, Douglas County Planning stated that the County does require will serve letters, and Bob has already supplied these to the District.

  1. Possible action to approve a five-year contract with VT Williams & Associates to audit the District for the next five fiscal years commencing fiscal year 2016-2017.

Cade Baligad motioned to approve VT Williams & Associates proposal for a five-year contract to audit the District for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 through June 30,2021.  Bob McDowell seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.
Public Comment: None

  1. Possible action to approve the installation of video surveillance equipment at Mitch Park and Bluerock Park in an amount not to exceed $37,000 including the installation of internet cable, telephone poles for camera mounting and incidental construction by District Staff

Stanley Security has presented a bid to install video equipment in the District Park.  Stanley has a good reputation with other local governments that have used them.
Bob is working on getting some grant money to help subsidize the cost.
Bob McDowell motioned to approve a contract with Stanley Security to install a surveillance system within Mitch and Bluerock Parks in an amount not to exceed $30,000 plus the cost of the District installing the poles and internet for the surveillance system.  Cade Baligad seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.
Public Comment: None

CONSENT CALENDAR
Jeff James motioned to approve the consent calendar.  Cade Baligad seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

REPORTS
Leann Teter reported that she attended the League of Cities conference last month.

Bob McDowell reminded the Board that he will not be attending the April Board Meeting because he will be on vacation.

ADJOURNMENT
Leann Teter motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Jeff James seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm

 

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Beth Cook, Acting Secretary