Minutes of the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District Board of Trustees Meeting held Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. @ 931 Mitch Drive, Gardnerville, NV 89460

Pledge of Allegiance:  Held by Jeff James
Trustees Present:  Bob McDowell, David James, Jeff James, Leann Teter and Brad Newlon.
Also Present:  Bob Spellberg, Beth Cook, Mike Rowe, Michael Bennett and the public.
Public Comment: None
Approval of the agenda:
David James motioned to approve the agenda.  Jeff James seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Agenda approved.
Approval of the Minutes:
Bob McDowell motioned to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.  Brad Newlon seconded the motion.  Leann Teter abstained because she was unable to attend the meeting.  4 ayes.  Minutes approved.
Bob McDowell motioned to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2017 6:15 p.m. minutes.  David James seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Minutes approved.
REPORTS
District Engineer:  Michael Bennett reviewed the June 2017 tracking schedule.
District Counsel:  Mike did some work on the Interlocal Agreement for Tillman Lane.  He also reviewed the water rights deed for Rainshadow Ranch. 
District Manager:  Bob stated that he pretty much had his fingers in all the events that Mike Bennett and Mike Rowe discussed.
NEW BUSINESS

  1. Discussion and possible Board Action regarding settlement, final resolution and final approval of a Settlement Agreement with the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District.

Mike Rowe stated that after the mediation on June 7th he thought everything had been settled.  On Friday June 16th the MGSD Board voted 5 to 0 to reject the proposed settlement.  The main reason they rejected it was the renegotiation of the original 1974 agreement.  Mediation agreements are nonbinding until approved by both parties.  Bob ran by some ideas to Mike.  One idea is possibly annexing into MGSD’s District and giving up the sewer altogether.  This would take quite a bit of research.   Brad Newlon feels it is very important to get the contract renegotiated. 
David James motioned to approve the MGSD mediation agreement with the exception of paragraph 7.  Bob McDowell seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.
Public Comment: None

  1. Possible action to select a candidate to replace the retiring District Manager.

The Board interviewed three candidates for the position of District Manager.  The candidates were: Mitch Dion, Bill Kohbargar and Greg Reed.
Brad Newlon motioned to table the action until Thursday June 22 at 6:00 p.m.  Bob McDowell seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

Public Comment:  Jack Jacobs stated that he has worked with Greg Reed and he finds him to be a very knowledgeable and hardworking individual.

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

REPORTS
None

ADJOURNMENT
Jeff James motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Brad Newlon seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

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Beth Cook, Acting secretary