Minutes of the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District meeting held Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm @ 931 Mitch Drive Gardnerville, NV
Pledge of Allegiance
Trustees Present:  Jeff James, Cade Baligad, Brad Newlon, Leann Teter and Robert McDowell.
Also Present:  Bob Spellberg, Beth Cook, Mike Rowe and Mike Bennett
Public Comment: No public present.
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 November 4, 2015 meeting.  Jeff James seconded the motion.  Minutes approved.
District Engineer:  Mike Bennett reviewed the tracking schedule for December 2015.
District Counsel:  Mike Rowe stated that Resolution 15-01 has been repealed.  He has completed the audit response letter for the District auditors.  Mike and Bob are continuing discussion with MGSD on the co-generation plant. 
District Manager:  Bob explained that he will be reviewing the audit with the Board at the January meeting.  He has continued to cross train so that all office personnel will be able to perform most projects within the office.  The District will be installing a fire hydrant at the little tank.

  1. Discuss holding a joint meeting with other local governments.

Bob explained that City Councils and other local governments are being invited on May 3, 2016 to hold a National joint special meeting to discuss items of common interest.  The purpose of the meeting is to educate and receive feedback from the public.  It is preferred that all City Councils and local governments meet on the same day.  Bob would prefer to have a group meeting with other local governments in the area to talk about what they have in common.  He feels some of the subject matter in this meeting does not pertain to most GID’s.  Robert Mcdowell suggested a letter to the public explaining this meeting may create more attendance at the meeting.  The Board directed Bob to poll the other GID’s to see if they are planning to participate in this meeting. 
Cade Baligad motioned to table this item until the February meeting.  Leann Teter seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed
2. Possible action to approve specific rules for District owned open space that will keep the open space safe for public recreation.
Bob explained that the Board approved a resolution containing rules for District owned open space.  He would like the Board to approve the rules so signs may be erected at the entrance of the open spaces.  He presented 3 rules and would like feedback from the Board.

  1.  Open space is for adults and children to recreate.
  2. No motorized vehicles are allowed within open space.
  3. No dumping of any kind for any period of time is permitted.

Bob McDowell suggested putting no fires or burning in the open space and no excessive noise in the open space. 
Jeff James motioned to approve the open space rules as discussed and direct the District Manager to have signs erected on District owned open space. Bob McDowell seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.

  1.    Possible action to approve goals for the District Manager for fiscal year 2015-2016.

Bob reviewed his goals for 2015-2016.
Cade Baligad motioned to approve the District Manager’s goals for fiscal year 2015-2016.  Leann Teter seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.
Cade Baligad motioned to approve the consent calendar.  Jeff James seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Motion passed.
Robert McDowell suggested a possible bochi ball court at Mitch Park.  Bob stated this was suggested a few years ago, and it was shot down by the Board.  The Board is welcome to revisit this again.
Jeff James motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Robert McDowell seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Beth Cook, Acting Secretary