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					                 Elko County Board of Commissioners
                                                                      Commissioners
                                                                 Sheri Eklund-Brown
                                                                         John Ellison
                                                                       Charlie Myers
                                                                      Warren Russell
                                                                Elko County Manager
                                                                    Robert K. Stokes


STATE OF NEVADA, )
COUNTY OF ELKO. ) ss.                                  NOVEMBER 6, 2008

The Board of Elko County Commissioners met on Thursday, November 6, 2008
at 1:30 p.m., in Room 105 of the Elko County Courthouse at 571 Idaho Street,
Elko, Nevada.

There were present:   County Commissioners       Sheri Eklund-Brown, Chair
                                                 John Ellison
                                                 Charlie Myers
                                                 Warren Russell
                      Elko Co. Manager           Robert Stokes
                      CFO/Asst. Manager          Cash Minor
                      District Attorney          Gary Woodbury
                      Deputy District Attorney   Kristin McQueary
                      Deputy County Clerk        Marilyn Tipton
                      Sheriff                    Dale Lotspeich
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      The proceedings were as follows:

CALL TO ORDER:
    Chairman Eklund-Brown called the meeting to order at 1:36 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
      Commissioner Ellison led the meeting participants in the Pledge of
Allegiance.

I.    COMMENTS BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
      No public comments were submitted.
II.   PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILT) SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS
      STABILITY ACT (SRS):

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       Discussion and consideration of the recent Federal Legislation that
provides full funding for PILT and revised the formula for SRS to include
additional funding availability to Nevada Counties including a County Election
regarding the SRS Funding Program in Elko County and all other matters related,
thereto.
       Cash Minor stated the monies for the Secure Rural Schools was a
declining amount of money each year and they had two options for allocation.
They could elect to share in the State’s 25% payment, which meant they would
get $10,000 to $12,000 or they could elect to share in the overall payment. The
allocation in the overall payment would be 50% to the School District and 50% to
the County. Cash Minor stated out of the 50% County allocation 15% to 20%
must go to Title II and Title III projects. He stated that if they elect the 15% that
meant $358,000 would go to the Elko County Road Fund. If they chose to
allocate to Title III programs, it was capped at 7% of the $153,000 for the first
year. Cash Minor explained that Title II was allocated under Forest Service
RACS wherein they could do projects related to roads and bridges or
improvements to help the fish and wildlife. Commissioner Ellison inquired if they
elected the option of Title II, would it take away from their PILT funding. Cash
Minor stated the Forest Service would create a FS RAC for Elko County and the
money would stay in Elko County. Commissioner Myers inquired if the
designation of a committee had to be under the Forest Service and Cash Minor
replied in the affirmative. Commissioner Russell suggested they look for a
partnership with the Forest Service on that amount of money. Commissioner
Myers recommended they look at Harrison Pass, Charleston Road, and the
Saval Ranch Road. Tom Montoya, Forest Service District Ranger, explained a
Forest Service RAC was a 15-member committee similar to the BLM RAC. Tom
Montoya stated there were three categories and submitted documentation
explaining Category A, B and C. He stated the RAC committee’s job was to
review projects and recommend them back to the Forest Service for approval.
Tom Montoya stated generally they do that by majority vote and the Forest
Supervisor determines if they meet the FS plan or environmental direction. The
FS Supervisor may direct the committee to either eliminate the project or go to
NEPA. Commissioner Ellison cautioned it would take it away from the PILT
funding and that was the reason most of the counties do not seek this funding.
Tom Montoya stated there were Title III funds wherein the projects were
emergency services that occur on public lands such as search and rescue, fire,
fuels projects. The County has total control of those funds and the County
determined those projects if the County wished to split out 7% of the funds to
Title III. The Board discussed the net gain from the PILT and the Secured Rural
Schools funding process. Commissioner Myers commented that it would be
advantageous to set aside a portion or all of that SRS for Harrison Pass. Robert
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Stokes noted their reduction to the PILT was displayed in the handout. Cash
Minor stated PILT was under a population ceiling limitation with an Alternative A
and B. He stated Elko was under the census population of 47,000 and there was
an inflation rate factor for each year through the Green Book. Cash Minor
reviewed the amount of PILT funds they would receive under Alternative A and B
in the submitted copies of his presentation. Cash Minor noted that if they were
an Alternative B county, they would not have to do the offsets. Commissioner
Ellison stated that the National Association of Counties wanted to look at the
formula for the PILT based on acreage and not on population. Cash Minor gave
an overview of the appropriations they would receive for the Road Fund under
the limitations and with the deductions of the SRS. Cash Minor explained these
were based on the full funding formula for PILT but with the CPI adjustment of
3.5% per year. Cash Minor believed the Secure Rural Schools procedure would
begin in February or March of 2009. He stated the County must have their
election to the State Treasurer by the 14th of November. Commissioner Russell
inquired if the Forest Service RAC committee would be people from the County.
Tom Montoya stated it could be national organizations but they would look for
people within the County because the RAC boundaries would be in Elko County.
Tom Montoya understood that 50% was the offset on the PILT for the SRS
funding. Robert Stokes noted that previously the reduction was 62% from PILT
but was now told that it was dollar for dollar. Cash Minor stated they should
research to find out if there was any type of deduction beyond the Title II.
Commissioner Myers asked how long they would be under this option if it was
elected. Cash Minor replied four years and if they opt for Title II and Title III, then
they would have to elect that every two years. Commissioner Ellison asked Tom
Montoya if RAC would have say over Title III funding. Tom Montoya stated it
would go before RAC and it was required to have a 45-day public comment
period prior to implementation. He stated there was a certification annually on
those Title III dollars to the Washington office. Cash Minor clarified they would
have to make a decision on Title II whether to do 15% or 20% allocation and Title
III was limited to 7% of either one of those numbers with the balance going to
Title II projects. Tom Montoya stated that a minimum of 50% of the Title II funds
go to road type projects. Tom Montoya stated that they had previously discussed
the Jack Creek Bridge but the Forest Service was unable to acquire funding for
that project. He asked if the County would like to partner on that job.
Commissioner Ellison inquired if that bridge was on private or public lands.
Commissioner Myers noted there was a prescriptive easement where the bridge
had been but right now they were going on private property for access across the
stream. Tom Montoya stated that with Title II funds they could use that process
to get that bridge funded.
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     MOTION: Commissioner Myers moved that under agenda item II
                 Payment in Lieu of Taxes/Secure Rural Schools Stability
                 Act they accept and adopt Resolution No. 39-2008; they
                 also select in that distribution under SRS the 50% to our
                 local School District, leaving a minimum to Elko County of
                 $358,175 for roads; the election under Title II and Title III
                 would be a minimum of 15% which would be $153,504 and
                 under Title III, which would be subtracted from Title II, a
                 minimum of 15% or $10,745.             Commissioner Russell
                 seconded the motion.
     Commissioner Ellison noted that the language was changed in the Federal
Register that PILT would go back to the existing funding in 2012 and it would be
up to the Board to request full funding for PILT again. Commissioner Myers
noted that in 2012, they would have to do the subtraction but they would not have
the SRS payments. Cash Minor did a recap of the payments under the election
of the SRS payments.           Commissioner Eklund-Brown publicly thanked
Commissioner Ellison for his work on this legislation, and Cash Minor for his
presentation and Tom Montoya for his overview.
                 The motion passed unanimously.

III. 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES (NACo) ANNUAL
CONFERENCE:
      Discussion and consideration of a request to financial participate in the
National NACo Annual Conference that will be held in Reno, Nevada that will
highlight Nevada Counties on the National NACo stage and all other matters
related, thereto.
      Cash Minor stated Bob Hadfield was approached to generate county
support for the National Conference. He asked for $10,000 from this County and
they could budget it for next year. Commissioner Ellison noted this would bring
many people within the State of Nevada for the conference. Commissioner
Eklund-Brown believed it would bring the state issues to the national forefront.
Cash Minor commented that it would bring in between 2,000 to 3,000 people for
the conference.
      MOTION: Commissioner Russell moved that they send a letter to
                   Bob Hadfield committing themselves for $10,000 and they
                   would include it as part of their budget process for the next
                   fiscal year. Commissioner Ellison seconded the motion.
      Commissioner Ellison stated most of the counties have pulled the money
out of their additional PILT monies. Commissioner Myers suggested they add a
caveat that if NACO needed the money before the budget process then they
would take it from the Net Proceeds.
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                 Commissioner Russell amended his motion that if NACO
                 needed the money before the budget process then they
                 would take it out of the net proceeds funding.
                 Commissioner Ellison seconded the amendment. The
                 motion passed unanimously.

IV.   ELKO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT:
      A. Discussion and consideration of the approval of a Nevada Department of
Emergency Management Public Safety - State Homeland Security Program
(SHSP) grant for $721,109 for a Statewide Citizen Corps Program, Advanced
IED/WMD for Nevada Bomb Squads and advanced CBRNE Detection and
Decontamination and all other matters related, thereto.
      Sheriff Lotspeich reported that a portion of that grant was for the Nevada
bomb squads and it would go to the local bomb squad in the City of Elko to allow
them to maintain national certification and become a full partner in the statewide
bomb squad unit. He stated that funding would be applied toward respiratory
protection equipment and to the Northeastern Nevada Citizen’s Core Group.
Commissioner Ellison voiced support for better radio communication and the
Enhanced 911 System. Dale Lotspeich stated 25% of all the monies coming to
Nevada had to be utilized for the advanced IED Program. He stated the other
bomb squads in Reno, Carson City, Tahoe and Clark County have given up their
projects for the monies to come to Elko. Sheriff Lotspeich stated a certain
amount of monies went to inoperable communication under previous programs.
Dale Lotspeich noted the County had allocated funding to develop an
engineering plan to move forward on Elko communications. He stated the
Nevada Department of Emergency Management had asked him to administer
this grant. Commissioner Myers asked if administration fees went to the Sheriff’s
Department. Sheriff Lotspeich stated there were no administration fees but there
were monies through DEM for travel, etc. He explained the administration for
these grants were not manpower intensive.
      MOTION: Commissioner Russell moved to approve the Nevada
                  Department of Emergency Management Public Safety-State
                  Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant for $721,109 for
                  a Statewide Citizen Corps Program, Advanced IED/WMD for
                  Nevada Bomb Squads and advanced CBRNE Detection and
                  Decontamination and other aspects. Commissioner Myers
                  seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

     B.   Discussion and consideration of the approval of a Nevada
Department of Emergency Management Public Safety - State Homeland Security
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Program (SHSP) grant for $53,500 for a Statewide Citizen Corps Program and all
other matters related, thereto.
       Dale Lotspeich noted this was another pool of money for the citizen corps
programs in the five counties. He stated the primary purpose for the citizen
corps was emergency and disaster preparedness and giving more people
training when a major emergency happens.              He commented that the
Neighborhood Watch was also a partner in the program. Dale Lotspeich stated
most of their resources were dedicated to the criminal element.
       MOTION: Commissioner Myers moved to approve the Nevada
                  Department of Emergency Management Public Safety –
                  State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant for $53,500
                  for a Statewide Citizen Corps Program. Commissioner
                  Russell seconded the motion.            The motion passed
                  unanimously.

      C.    Discussion and consideration of the approval of an Office of Traffic
Safety – Joining Forces grant for $44,000 for traffic safety related services and all
other matters related, thereto.
      Sheriff Lotspeich explained that it was funding for overtime to do DUI
enforcement, seatbelt enforcements, speed issues and alcohol enforcements.
Commissioner Eklund-Brown asked if Check Point was the same as the Joining
Forces Program. Dale Lotspeich explained that Joining Forces was all the law
enforcement entities working together at the same time to reduce accidents. He
explained they would assign a four-hour block of time for that activity and that
funding was through the National Highway Transportation Board.
      MOTION: Commissioner Russell moved to approve an Office of
                  Traffic Safety – Joining Forces grant for $44,000 for traffic
                  safety related services and deferred his discussion to item
                  D. Commissioner Myers seconded the motion.
      Commissioner Eklund-Brown noted that the Fiscal Management Officer
was Doug Gailey.
                  The motion passed unanimously.

       D.    Discussion of Sheriff Department issues including operational reports,
statistics, communications and all other matters related, thereto.
       Commissioner Ellison noted Sheriff Lotspeich gave a good presentation to
NACO. He would like to have a letter drafted by the Sheriff to go to Homeland
Security. He felt that money should really go towards better communication.
Sheriff Dale Lotspeich suggested they send the same letter to the State
Homeland Security Commission. He commented that all the big metro systems
were in place and believed that they needed to work with the other rural partners
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to explain the need to have better communication. Commissioner Russell stated
when the checkpoints were set up they received negative calls because people
felt these types of activities were violating their civil rights. He also received calls
from people about the younger drivers going through the residential streets in the
Spring Creek area too fast. Dale Lotspeich stated the teenage seatbelt
compliance was addressed from noon to 1:30 p.m. He commented upon the
reduction of fatalities over the past few years. He felt they should coordinate the
areas that they work and work the high-risk areas more effectively as a team
instead of working as individual agencies. Sheriff Dale Lotspeich noted that
because of the lack of resources, they focus on the school areas. Commissioner
Eklund-Brown inquired about the misdemeanor and felony arrest statistics on his
report. Sheriff Lotspeich stated they were having trouble trying to capture this
data for their report.
       Sheriff Lotspeich stated he would bring a request item forward at the next
meeting for an increase of 21 cents for the meals. He stated the food service
had asked for a change in language from that CPI index that they originally
approved. He stated if that were their request, they would negotiate with them
before they implement the increase. He clarified that they were not pulling out of
the Juvenile Task Force. Sheriff Lotspeich explained in an effort to reduce costs
for an additional building, they made a decision to close the posse building, bring
those people back into their office, and to provide office space as required by the
Contract. He noted that the City of Elko chose to absorb their people back into
their office. Sheriff Lotspeich stated they were no longer operating in a separate
building as a separate unit. He explained that the County did maintain a
separate person within the Task Force. They have asked for the contract to be
modified so that they may use that person on a part-time basis because most of
the calls were occurring within the City of Elko. Sheriff Lotspeich stated 67% of
the federal funding was cut for the Narcotic Task Force and they had discussed
the elimination of two deputy positions. He stated that effective January 12th,
they would pull out their two deputies and reassign them to patrol. He had
offered detective assistance anytime they needed it and they would work on
different strategies at the street level. Sheriff Lotspeich noted that they would
have more involvement that was canine. Commissioner Ellison inquired if the
posse used that office. Sheriff Lotspeich replied the posse relocated to Spring
Creek in that extra office. All the equipment was relocated back to the Sheriff’s
Department yard. Sheriff Lotspeich noted that the trailer was not up to ADA
standards and it cost them $250 to $800 per month for utilities. He stated once
they establish ownership the posse intended to auction it off. Sheriff Lotspeich
noted non-governmental funds paid for the cost of moving the trailer and setting it
up there. He was speaking to the School Board about the title to the trailer.
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Kristin McQueary explained that the Sheriff’s Posse was a private, non-profit
corporation that was affiliated with the Sheriff’s Department. She stated the
Sheriff was the Commander and Chief of the posse but she did not know how
they got that building up there.

V.    TUSCARORA TAVERN RESTORATION PROJECT:
      Pursuant to Notice No. 44-2008, NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS -
INVITATION TO BID, Rehabilitation Phase III of the Tuscarora Community
Center, bids were received and opened on November 5, 2008. Pursuant to bid
review and tabulation results, consider awarding the bid to the lowest
responsive/responsible bidder.
      J. D. Long recommended they accept the bid of Michael Clay Construction
for $94,969 as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. He stated the second
bid was from Schell Creek Construction for $96,830. J.D. Long noted that
Michael Clay Corporation had complied with all bid specifications. He stated
Schell Creek Construction did not comply with the submittal of their State
Contractor’s license. He believed this was over the budget by 10% but believed
that amount could be negotiated down. Commissioner Ellison inquired about the
amount of the grant and received the reply of $85,000.
      MOTION: Commissioner Ellison moved to approve the bid to Michael
                  Clay Construction for $94,969 based upon staff negotiating
                  the numbers back to the original grant amount in the
                  amount of $85,000. Commissioner Russell seconded the
                  motion.
      Commissioner Myers asked what would happen if Michael Clay did not
negotiate. Commissioner Eklund-Brown noted that the award of the bid was
contingent upon negotiation and if they could not negotiate, the funding would
return to SHPO. Commissioner Myers suggested that they restate the motion to
$85,000. Robert Stokes explained there were remaining funds from Phase 2 and
County funding also available. Commissioner Eklund-Brown noted they had
negotiated before with Michael Clay Construction.
                  The motion passed unanimously.
      Judge Frazier, representing the Elko Masonic Lodge, stated they were
deeply involved in the project when Independence Valley Association first
acquired the property. He reported that the Tuscarora Masonic Lodge and the
Tuscarora Chapter of the Odd Fellows built the building. He stated the Masonic
Odd Fellows deeded their portion of the building to the Masonic Lodge and the
Masons owned and operated the building as a Lodge until the Tuscarora
Masonic Lodge was consolidated into Elko Lodge #15. He stated that the
building sold and in subsequent years, the Independence Valley Association
acquired the property. Judge Frazier stated that Charlie Voos and Charlie
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Williams contacted him and others in the Elko Masonic Lodge, which started the
restoration project. He stated they still had a lot of the furnishing from inside the
building. Judge Frazier stated they were involved in getting the state grant. He
stated they were not interested in owning the building or controlling the building.
He noted their only interest was because it was a historic Masonic Lodge. Judge
Frazier had authored changes to the Masonic Code to establish a historic
Masonic lodge. He stated it was initially implied that as soon as the restoration
project was finished then they would establish an historic Masonic Lodge and
have use of the facilities no more than once a year. Judge Frazier wanted to
make sure that the Board was aware that the Masons did have an interest in this.
He stated that supposedly they would have butterfly display cases along the
walls. He commented that they have old pictures and documents stored from the
lodge. Judge Frazier asked that they notify him when they have a meeting on
that building because he had an interest in attending. Commissioner Russell
stated their primary purpose for restoration was historical and to provide a space
in Tuscarora for public events as long as it did not affect the exhibits in that
building. He believed they did not have a problem with the Masons using the
building once a year. Judge Frazier stated the original presentation to the State
was it would not be just a historic Masonic Lodge and it was put together to
promote the Tuscarora Community Center. Commissioner Eklund-Brown stated
Judge Frazier would be invited to the next committee meeting.
      Commissioner Eklund-Brown called a recess at 3:10 p.m., and reconvened
the meeting at 3:16 p.m.

VI.   ELKO COUNTY WATER RESOURCE ISSUES:
      Discussion and consideration of water resource management and water
rights issues that may impact Elko County including possible discussion related
to the Southern Nevada Water Authority pipeline project, the Central Nevada
Regional Water Authority activities, issues, and all other matters related, thereto.
      Commissioner Russell commented that with the additional funding from
PILT they should consider the following three categories: 1) looking at putting
monies into a rainy day fund, 2) consider acquiring additional water resources in
Elko County, and 3) acquiring public land in Elko County. He noted they do not
have access to a vast amount of public lands. He cautioned that this additional
revenue was only guaranteed for four years. Commissioner Ellison felt if land
came up for disposal it should go back to the counties.
      Commissioner Eklund-Brown reported there would a teleconference on
November 18th with the State Engineer regarding the Elko County Recreation
Board applications. Commissioner Eklund-Brown stated that there was a
meeting scheduled in January with the Humboldt Basin Water Authority, NDEP,
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US Fish and Wildlife, Forest Service, BLM and NDOW on the impaired waters
listed on the Humboldt River. She stated they received a letter from Connie
Nelson, of NDOW, wherein they would be working on the noxious weeds along a
section of the Humboldt. Commissioner Ellison felt there would be a lot of
controversy on the issue. He had sent a letter to Preston Wright. Robert Stokes
would put it on the agenda in January for discussion.
      Commissioner Eklund-Brown asked Demar Dahl to attend the Water
Summit to be held during the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Annual
Conference in Winnemucca for the County next week.

VII.   METROPOLIS IRRIGATION RESTORATION PROJECT:
       Discussion and consideration of an update report on the Metropolis
Irrigation Restoration Project that will make improvements to Metropolis Irrigation
District structures including the Bishop Creek Dam and a new Recreation Facility
consisting of road access, campsites, picnic tables and a dock on the Bishop
Creek Reservoir and all other matters related, thereto.
       Robert Stokes stated there was nothing more than what was discussed
yesterday.

VIII. 2009 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE SESSION:
      Discussion and consideration of issues and legislation related to the 2009
Nevada Legislative Session and all other matters related, thereto.
      Robert Stokes noted that Assemblyman Carpenter had informed them
Assemblywoman Barbara Buckley would speak next Monday night on the state
budget at the Convention Center. He stated the NACO representatives met with
her previously.

IX.  COMMISSION MEETING CALENDAR:
     November 10, 2008 – 1:30 p.m. – Election Canvass - Elko –
                                        George Boucher Administration Building
     November 18, 2008 – 1:30 p.m. – Elko – Courthouse -- Railport Financing
                                         Meeting
     December 10, 2008 – 1:30 p.m. – Elko – Courthouse – Regular Meeting
     January 5, 2009 – 1:30 p.m. – Elko – Courthouse – 2009 Organizational
                                     Meeting
     (NRS 244.085.3 The first meeting of the board in odd-numbered years
must be held on the first Monday in January, but if the first Monday in January is
a non-judicial day, the meeting must be held on the next judicial day.)
     January 7 & 8, 2009 -- 1:30 p.m. – Elko – Courthouse
     January 21, 2009 – 1:30 p.m. -- Elko – Courthouse

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      Robert Stokes stated the swearing in for the newly elected or re-elected
would be at 9:00 a.m. on January 5, 2009. He suggested that they meet at 10:00
a.m. on January 5th rather than 1:30 p.m.
      MOTION: Commissioner Ellison moved to approve the Commission
                 meeting calendar. Commissioner Myers seconded the
                 motion.
                 Commissioner Ellison moved to amend the meeting
                 calendar with corrections (10:00 a.m. on January 5th).
                 Commissioner Myers seconded the amendment. The
                 motion passed unanimously.

X.    CONSENT AGENDA:
      A.    Presentation and review of claims for approval
      B.    Approval of Minutes:
            September 17, 2008: 1. Board of County Commissioners
                                    2. Jackpot Town Board
                                    3. Montello Town Board
            October 1, 2008:        1. Board of County Commissioners
      C.    Ratification of Resolution 37-2008 regarding the White Pine Energy
Station Project and all other matters related, thereto.
      MOTION: Commissioner Ellison moved to approve the Consent
                   Agenda items A, B - September 17th items 1 – 3 and
                   October 1st item 1, and C - Resolution No 37-2008 regarding
                   the White Pine Energy Station Project with any corrections
                   that    Commissioner         Eklund-Brown   may     submit.
                   Commissioner Russell seconded the motion. The motion
                   passed unanimously.

XI.    COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COUNTY STAFF COMMENTS:
       Commissioner Myers noted that December 10th they would discuss
whether Commissioner Eklund-Brown would remain as Chair. He noted that
forty-three years ago he entered the Army on January 21, 1966.
       Commissioner Ellison asked Commissioner Myers if he could be in Las
Vegas on December 5 to meet with the Board of Regents on the UNR Fire
Science Academy.
       Commissioner Russell asked if they formed a committee to honor
Assemblyman Carpenter. Commissioner Eklund-Brown suggested they have a
wall of fame in the new County building. She suggested there be long time
County Employees and County Officials. Commissioner Myers suggested they
name the law enforcement complex after John Carpenter.
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      Robert Stokes had spoken to Chuck Ricker and NEAT Transportation and
the Elko Senior Citizens’ Center were not prepared to go forward with their
CDBG grant proposal. He stated Lynn Forsberg would go with the other
alternate, which was the Mountain City study.

      Commissioner Ellison left the building at 3:33 p.m. due to a conflict of
interest.

XII.  NORTHEASTERN NEVADA REGIONAL RAILPORT:
      A.    Discussion and consideration of issues related to the Northeastern
            Nevada Regional Railport and all other matters related, thereto.
      Robert Stokes noted after the Notice of Award was sent out, the State
Public Works Board contacted Randy Brown and informed him the County’s
Public Works number had expired at the end of September. He stated that would
have to be renewed and prevailing percentage wage would go up.
Commissioner Eklund-Brown asked how much higher that would make the
project. Robert Stokes replied 1% to 5% higher. Robert Stokes stated the new
numbers came out before the closing date on the bid. Therefore, the contractors
may have included those numbers in their bid submittal. Commissioner Eklund-
Brown requested that be verified.
      B.    Discussion and consideration of authorizations to solicit of Request
for Proposals and Qualifications for construction management services and
Railport Facility Operator services and all other matters related, thereto.
      Cash Minor noted the first Request for Proposals was for the construction
management and testing and the second Request for Statement of Qualifications
was for the facility operator. He had extended the date for reply to December
10th and they would have 20 days with which to notify them.
      MOTION: Commissioner Myers moved to approve both Requests for
                   Proposals and Qualifications.          Commissioner Russell
                   seconded the motion. The motion passed by majority vote.
                   Commissioner Ellison was absent from the room at the
                   time of the vote.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

       MOTION: Commissioner Myers moved to adjourn the meeting.
               Commissioner Russell seconded the motion. The motion
               passed by majority vote.    Commissioner Ellison was
               absent at time of the vote.



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     There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting
adjourned.
                                APPROVED

                                     SHERI EKLUND-BROWN, Chair


ATTEST:
    MARILYN TIPTON, Deputy Clerk




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