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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY September 1, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  The Chair, Matt Burg called the meeting to order at 10:06 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence for those lost in the Afghan War followed the Pledge.

Quorum: needs 5 members with 14 members in attendance.  1 Guests see attached sign in sheets.

Adoption of AgendaThere was a Motion and Second to approve the Agenda, Motion passed unanimously.

Approve the Minutes:  Motion and second to Approve the minutes for the August 4, 2021. Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  These minutes are posted on our website.

Chairpersons Report:  – Matt introduced Alan Michels as a new Director.

Matt spoke about the incorrect information that Basin 162 is the second largest basin in the U.S.  He stated this was not true and that this kind of bad information creates problems for the integrity of our Basin, he reminded everyone that incorrect information is unacceptable.

Treasurer’s Report: Helene advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of August 31st, 2021, of $10,207.32.  Income of $20.00 in Associate Membership dues, with no expenses.  A re-imbursement by the Nye County Court of $2,065.66 as determined by the court as 2/3 of the amount owed.  Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report, motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  Letter from the court with a check in the amount of $2,065.66 as a two third re-imbursement of funds.

Old/Unfinished Business:   none.

New Business – A discussion that a library of books about water along with copies of laws be made available for the membership that could be signed in and out through a volunteer librarian.

Education Program:  – A Private Well Owners new brochure on Order 1293/1293A was handed out and a lot of discussion about the information.  This brochure will be presented to the County Commissioners at a future meeting.

Next Meeting: Wednesday October 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum

Members Open Forum: Great discussion on many issues facing Basin 162.

Meeting Adjourned:   A motion and a second to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10:47 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Helene Williams,

Secretary/Treasurer

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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY August 4, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  The Chair, Matt Burg called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Quorum: needs 5 members with 14 members in attendance.  2 Guests see attached sign in sheets.

Adoption of AgendaThere was a Motion and Second to approve the Agenda, Motion passed unanimously.

Approve the Minutes:  Motion and second to Approve the minutes for the July 7, 2021 Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.

Chairpersons Report:  – Matt said he was checking into emergency Sola for private wells to see if there is anything reasonable available.

Treasurer’s Report: Helene advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of July 31st, 2021 of $10,153.37.  Income of $80.00 in Membership dues, with expenses of $26.00 for stamps mailing out Membership certificates that have not be picked up.  Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report, motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  No correspondence.

Old/Unfinished Business:   none

New Business – There was a handout on Cloud Seeding also on Senate SB 567, which are informational only.

Education Program:  –

Next Meeting: Wednesday September 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum

Members Open Forum: Great discussion on many issues facing Basin 162.

Meeting Adjourned:   A motion and a second to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10:54 am.

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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY July 7, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  The Chair, Matt Burg called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence in the Passing of Clyde “Sonny” Settle.

Quorum: needs 5 members with 14 members in attendance.  1 Guests see attached sign in sheets.

Adoption of AgendaThere was a Motion and Second to approve the Agenda, Motion passed unanimously.

Approve the Minutes:  Motion and second to Approve the minutes for the June 2, 2021 Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.

Chairpersons Report:  – Matt said he was checking into emergency Sola for private wells to see if there is anything reasonable available.

Treasurer’s Report: Helene advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of May 30th, 2021 of $10,083.54, income of $120.00 membership dues, and $10.00 for water testing.  Expenses of $42.50 for 250 brochures with ending balance for May 310, 2021 of $10,911.54.  Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report, motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  No correspondence.

Old/Unfinished Business:   none

New Business – none

Education Program:  – A handout was passed around on Well Log information and the class was presented by Aaron Koehler.  There was a great amount of input from the members with lots of interesting information.

Next Meeting: Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum

Members Open Forum: None

Meeting Adjourned:   A motion and a second to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10:33 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Helene Williams,

Secretary/Treasurer

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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY June 2, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  The Chair, Matt Burg called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence in the Passing of Clyde “Sonny” Settle.

Quorum: needs 5 members with 17 members in attendance.  3 Guests see attached sign in sheets.

Adoption of AgendaThere was a Motion and Second to approve the Agenda, Motion passed unanimously.

Approve the Minutes:  Motion and second to Approve the minutes for the May 5, 2021 Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.

Chairpersons Report:  Thank you t the members for coming to the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report: Helene advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of May 31st, 2021 of $10,824.04, income of $120.00 membership dues, and $10.00 for water testing.  Expenses of $42.50 for 250 brochures with ending balance for May 310, 2021 of $10,911.54.  Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report, motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  No correspondence.

Old/Unfinished Business:   Helene notified the membership that the legislature final day was May 2nd, and we do not know what damage has been done yet.

New Business – There was no new business.

Education Program:  A continued class on water conservation and two documents passed around for everyone to review 1. On the Historical Conditions for Nye County re the Drought from the U.S. Drought Monitor showing Nye County in a D4 Drought situation which in 21 years has never been faced and with 2.  Water Supply in Nye County at a D4 level.  Both attached.

July’s class will be on Well Logs.

Next Meeting: Wednesday July 7, 2021 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum

Members Open Forum: There was discussion on water conservation and a member also gave some concerning information about Minneapolis becoming the first major city in the US to end single-family zoning.

Meeting Adjourned:   A motion and a second to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10:25 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Helene Williams,

Secretary/Treasurer

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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY May 5, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  The Chair, Matt Burg called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Quorum: needs 5 members with 14 members in attendance.  2 Guests see attached sign in sheets.

Adoption of AgendaThere was a Motion and Second to approve the minutes, Motion passed unanimously.

Approve the Minutes:  Motion and second to Approve the minutes for the April 7, 21 Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.

Chairpersons Report:  Chair Matt Burg introduced John Cussins as a new director.

Treasurer’s Report: Helene advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of April 30th, 2021 of $10,763.04, income of $80.00 membership dues, and $30.00 for water testing.  Expenses of $49.00 for sign strips with ending balance for April 30, 2021 of $10,824.04.  Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report, motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  No correspondence.

Old/Unfinished Business:   Matt reported that the “Go fund me” page was finished and that we are seeking $75,000.00

New Business – There was no new business.

Education Program:  The handout for the class for May was presented by Matt Burg on Drought.

Next Meeting: Wednesday June 2, 2021 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum

Members Open Forum: There was a lot of discussion about the new process on well application it was also stated that there is about a 6 month waiting timeframe for drilling new wells.

Meeting Adjourned:   A motion and a second to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 11:07 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Helene Williams,

Secretary/Treasurer

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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY APRIL 7, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  By the Secretary/Treasurer, Helene Williams at 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum.

Pledge of Allegiance: Led by member Carol Schmidt.

Quorum: needs 5 members with 15 members in attendance.  9 Guests see attached sign in sheets.

Adoption of AgendaThere was a Motion and Second to approve the minutes, Motion passed unanimously.

Motion to Approve the Minutes:  Motion and second to Approve the minutes for the May Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.

Chairpersons Report:  Helene announced that Matt was out of the State visiting with family.

Treasurer’s Report: Helene advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of March 2021 of $11,160.04, income of $40.00 membership dues, expenses of $437.00 for sign strips with ending balance for February, 2021 of $10,763.04. (SEE ATTACHED).  Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report, motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  No correspondence.

Old/Unfinished Business:   Attached to the back of the agenda below the Treasurers report there was an update on the appeal Case No. 77722.   It was noted that the court “The stay previously ordered by this court is vacated”.

New Business – There was no new business.

Education Program:  The handout for the class for April is on Tamarisk.

Next Meeting: Wednesday May 5, 2021 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum

Members Open Forum: There were some questions asked about membership.

Meeting Adjourned:   A motion and a second to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10:46  am.

Respectfully submitted,

Helene Williams,

Secretary/Treasurer

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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY MARCH 3, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  By President, Matt Burg at 10:0 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum.

Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Ralph Goff.

Quorum: needs 3 members with 13 members in attendance.  8 Guests see attached sign in sheets.

Adoption of AgendaThere was a Motion and Second to approve the minutes, Motion passed unanimously.

Motion to Approve the Minutes:  Motion and second to Approve the minutes for the February Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.

Presidents Report:  Matt thanked everyone for coming and attending these meetings.  It is so critical to get all this information out to the Private Well Owners

Treasurer’s Report: Mat advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of February 2021 of $10,802.55, income of $200.00 membership dues, expenses of $32.51 for sign strips with ending balance for February, 2021 of $10,907.04. (SEE ATTACHED).  Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report, motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  No correspondence.

Old/Unfinished Business:   None

New Business:   At the back of the Agenda below the Treasurers report there was an update for the members on the appeal Case No. 77722.  It was duly noted that the court “The stay previously ordered by this court is vacated”. (SEE ATTACHED)

Education Program:  A handout sheet on Nevada Assembly Bills AB5, AB6 and AB15 with explanations and information.  This material was noted that it was for Education Material Only.  (SEE ATTACHED).

Next Meeting: Wednesday April 7, 2021 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum

Members Open Forum: There was further discussion on the Legislative Bills.

Meeting Adjourned:   A motion and a second to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10:  am.

Respectfully submitted,

Helene Williams,

Secretary/Treasurer

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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  By President, Matt Burg at 10:05 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum.

Pledge of Allegiance: By Ralph Goff, and a moment of silence for Local and National lost officers.

Quorum: needs 3 members with 12 members in attendance. 

Adoption of AgendaMotion to approve the Agenda by C.N. with a second by M.L.  motion passed unanimously.

Presidents Report:  Matt discussed our Facebook page and recommended that everyone go on the page and click the “Like” button.

Treasurer’s Report: Mat advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of Jan 2021 of $10,025.49, income of $720.00 membership dues, expenses of $241.22 with ending balance for Jan, 2021 of $10,802.55.  It was explained that there will be a refund of the $277.00 from the IRS due to system glitch. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by A. K. with a second by R.Y, motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  No correspondence.

Old/Unfinished Business:   None

New Business:   It was noted that the due are $40.00 per year now.

Education Program – A handout sheet on Water Testing for Private Well Owners (Class 4) discussing concerns about Private Wells.  Arron gave some great input for the members.

Meeting Adjourned    A motion to adjourn was made by C.S. and 2nd. by W.H. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10: 48 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Helene Williams – Secretary/Treasurer

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MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2021

Meeting Called to Order:  By President, Matt Burg at 10:02 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum.

Pledge of Allegiance: By Ralph Goff.

Quorum: needs 3 members and 8 members and 15 in attendance total. 

Adoption of AgendaMotion to approve the Agenda by Aaron K. with a second by Mike L.  motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: Mat advised that the treasurer’s report is on the back of the agenda.  Beginning balance as of May 2020 of $12,388 beginning balance, income of $190.00, expenses of $2,542.10 with ending balance for December, 2020 of $10,025.49.  It was explained that there will be a refund of the $277.00 from the IRS due to system glitch.  After a question about the Go Daddy charges it was explained that the total annual cost is about $300.00 paid around October. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Mike L. with a second by Aaron K., motion passed, unanimously.

Correspondence:  We received a very nice thank you note from the Museum for our donation.

Old/Unfinished Business:   Aaron gave an update on the type of testing that the Well Owners perform, those are Static Water Level, Total dissolved Solids, Nitrates, Ph, Arsenic.  The Arsenic testing does cost $10.00.

Dues are due at $40.00 for the 2021 year for general membership, and $20.00 for Associate Membership.  Both Applications are on the website.

New Business: Helene gave an update on the new filing, because of the Virus everyone who files is in limbo according to the IRS staff.  They are working from home and don’t have access to many documents so are unable to give us an update, but I will still be checking as we can not apply for grants etc until we are on record.

Cloud Seeding:  A back-to-back page on cloud seeding information was handed out and some discussion followed, this was an informational item.

Water Conservation Class:  The brochure (attached) was handed out to the membership which gave hints on how to conserve water in the home and outside the home.

Next meeting date:  The next member meeting is Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum.

Meeting Adjourned    A motion to adjourn was made by Mile and 2nd. by Aaron. Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10: 59 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Respectfully submitted,
Helene Williams
Secretary/Treasurer