CRESCENT VALLEY SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The Crescent Valley Social Activities Director, Gennifer Perry, reported to the Commissioners and the CVTAB that the March 15 St. Patrick’s Day dinner went well and although attendance was not as high as expected there was still a good turn-out. An April 19 Easter egg hunt was scheduled in the Crescent Valley Park that featured the Easter Bunny and four age groups receiving Easter baskets. Each age group features one hidden special ‘chicken egg’ the finder of which will receive a bicycle and gift card. 

Perry is also working on the May 17 town clean-up and expressed to the Commissioners that she feels she is “on track” and “doing a good job in the planning and execution of these events” and asked the Commissioners to communicate to her any “questions or concerns that you may have.”

Commissioner Sharkozy told Perry, “I think you’re doing a great job.”

RESOLUTION HONORING KEN AND BARBARA DUGAN

The Commission formally adopted a Resolution honoring Ken and Barbara Dugan for their “dedicated service to Eureka County and the communities of  Crescent Valley and Beowawe.” The Resolution noted the Dugans, who married in 1945, moved to Crescent Valley in 1978 and immediately became active in the community serving on the Crescent Valley Volunteer Fire Department, the Ambulance Service, and Search & Rescue. Barbara Dugan served as a member of the Crescent Valley Town Advisory Board from 1987 to 1996; has been a member of the Senior Center Advisory Board since 1992 and “was instrumental in starting the Crescent Valley Historical Society.”

The Resolution noted, “It is a challenge to fund and staff fire departments, ambulance services, search and rescue, and other such organizations in small rural communities. Therefore volunteerism is not only commendable, but is vital to the health and safety of the residents who might not otherwise have these services. It is impossible to enumerate the countless hours Ken & Barbara have given to their community, much less the lives they have touched with their service.”

The Resolution honored the Dugans “for their spirit of community service, for their lifetime accomplishments, and for their contributions to Eureka County and its citizens.”

SHERIFF’S OFFICE QUARTERLY REPORT

Undersheriff Keith Logan in giving the Sheriff’s Department’s Quarterly Report noted that there were 16 new bookings for the quarter with a total of 19 inmates housed with average inmate days of 160, 1.78 inmates per day. Logan noted it was double this quarter last year due to long-term parole and probation and long-term arrests. Logan noted Eureka County is not housing inmates from other counties.

The Eureka County Commissioners approved:

• Expenditures of $716,130.06 which included Payroll of $201,511.69;

• Signing Subscription Service License & Use Agreement with TriTech Software Systems for ambulance billing software and related services, as approved at the March 19th budget meeting;

• Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget transfers and augmentations;

• Selecting the sponsored plans for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for benefited employees and retirees including: medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and setting the base rate and dependent subsidies for each plan;

• A recommendation to allow married, benefited employees (when both spouses work for the County) to enroll on one medical, dental, and vision plan (each employee will have a separate life insurance plan) and only pay dependent coverage for children which would result in a cost savings to the employees and Eureka County of approximately $25,000;

• Not proceeding with a proposed employee buy-out incentive program;

• The resolution for lease of the building/property located at 180 South Main Street in Eureka to Eureka Veterinary Clinic, LLC, and adopt as presented effective July 1, 2014 with the existing lease continuing until that time;

• A revised resolution regarding possible sale of APN 001-221-08, a large lot in the Eureka Canyon Subdivision, to Raine’s LLC; and adopt with revisions;

• Ratifying the comment/response letter to Mike Baughman, Intertech Services Corporation, regarding the SWOT Analysis, drafted as part of the Eureka County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy;

• Donation of County-owned personal property items to the 2014 Grad Nite event as brought forward by the Budget Officer, Mike Rebaleati;

• Awarding the mosquito abatement contract to the most responsive and responsible party, Seven Valleys, LLC, Robin Gray, Owner, at a cost not to exceed $15,000;

• Recognizing Bruce Harland as Nevada Rural Water Association’s “Water Operator of the Year;”

• The closure of portions of Monroe Street and Gold Street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and East Bateman Street from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Town of Eureka on Saturday, May 10th, for the annual Show What Ya Brung Car Show and street dance events;

• An Interlocal Agreement for Forensic Services (and associated fee schedule) between Eureka County and the Washoe County Medical Examiner/Coroner’s Office for a five year period, effective immediately and ending June 30, 2019;

• A resolution for promotion of May 2014 as Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month;

• Entering into a contract with Resource Concepts Inc. to accomplish a Eureka County Wildfire Risk Assessment, to be funded with SRS Title III monies, not to exceed $16,308.00;

• Supporting a “Declaration for the Right to Libraries,” an initiative of the American Library Association designed to build public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types with signatures collected to be sent to the American Library Association to be used for advocacy in Washington, DC, during National Library Day in May;

• Drafting a letter to the State Water Engineer asking for clarification regarding the increase of special assessments for waters in Eureka County for Fiscal year 2014-2015 affecting the Diamond Valley Groundwater Basin; Crescent Valley Groundwater Basin; Maggie Creek Groundwater Basin; Lower Reese River Valley Groundwater Basin; Boulder Flat Groundwater Basin; Humboldt River Distribution; Pine Valley Groundwater Basin; and Whirlwind Valley Groundwater Basin;

• Clerk/Treasurer Bev Conley reported that in March 2014, Eureka County began the month with $52,315,786, saw revenue of $3,598,513 largely attributable to personal property taxes of $2,644,441, and closed the month with an ending balance of $53,269,858.28.