Minutes of the
Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District
Board of Trustees Meeting held
April 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. @
931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville, NV

Pledge of Allegiance: led by Cade Baligad

Trustees present: Cade Baligad, Jeff James, Brad Newlon and Leann Teter.  Bob McDowell was absent.

Also Present: Michael Bennett, Mike Rowe, Bob Spellberg, Dawn Hinds and the public.

Public Comment: none

Approval of the Agenda:

Cade Baligad motioned to approve the Agenda as is.  Leann Teter seconded the motion.  Four ayes.  Motion passed.

Approval of the Minutes:
Jeff James motioned to approve the minutes from the March 2, 2016 Board meeting.
                                Leann Teter seconded the motion.  Four ayes.  Motion passed.

Public Comment: none

Staff Reports:

District Engineer:  Michael Bennett reviewed his project tracking schedule for the month of March 2016.  See attached.

District Counsel: Mike Rowe reported on the request from MGSD regarding the Cogeneration Facility reimbursement.  He stated he will ask for guidance from the Board at the May meeting. 

District Manager: Bob Spellberg stated that the budget meeting will be on May 19th this year at 6:00 p.m.  The District will be surveying spots for poles in both parks to mount the security cameras on. 

New Business:

1.            Possible Action: Board discussion on possible bill draft requests.  Board discussion followed by
Public comment.  Possible Board action on a submission of a bill draft request to the small town
and GID caucus committee of the NLC&M.  Action Item.

The Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities are allowed to submit five bill draft requests to the legislature each biennium.  Our Caucus leader Linda Slater has asked that the Board discuss any issues that they feel could better the operation of local governments, towns and GID’s.  Bob has created a memorandum explaining the process.  See attached.

Jeff James motioned bring the following Bill Draft Requests forward. 1. District ownership of the roads in District maintained by the District.  2. Give the GID’s the ability to choose duties outlined in NRS 318. 3. Retiree health insurance benefits.  Cade Baligad seconded the motion.  Four ayes.  Motion passed.

Public Comment: None

2.            Possible Action: Board discussion on holding a meeting for National City Council meeting.  Board
Discussion followed by public comment.  Possible action to set a date for National City Council
Meeting Day to discuss the items of interest that are happening within our District.  Board Action.

The National City Council meeting concept is for City Councils in Nevada and around the Nation to hold a special meeting in their communities on May 3, 2016 to discuss issues that matter locally.  The purpose of the meeting would be to educate and receive feedback from the public on specific issues. 

Leann Teter motioned to designate May 4, 2016 with the District’s May Board of Trustees Meeting to invite the public and discuss issues that affect the District. 
Jeff James seconded the motion.  Four ayes.  Motion passed.

Public Comment: None

Consent Calendar:

                                Cade Baligad motioned to approve the Consent Calendar.  Leann Teter seconded the
                                Motion.  Four ayes.  Motion passed.

Public Comment: none


Jeff James asked what was going on with the Cedar Creek Subdivision.  Bob replied that the residents have formed a homeowners association but have made no attempts to dedicate the storm retention basin to the District.  The District is currently maintaining streets, streetlights and water and sewer. 

Brad Newlon mentioned that he may be gone for the May Board Meeting and asked the Board if they wanted to hold off on some items on the agenda or move the meeting.  Brad also suggested that the Board meeting could be added onto the Budget meeting on May 19th.  It was decided May 4, 2016 will be designated as the National City Council Meeting night and the regular board meeting will be added to the Budget meeting on May 19th. 


                                Cade Baligad motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Jeff James seconded the motion.
                                Four ayes.  Motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Public Comment:  none



Dawn Hinds
Acting Secretary