Meeting Minutes

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Date: Wednesday October 5, 2022.                           Time:  10:00 a.m.

 Meeting Called to Order:   Chairman Matt Burg called the meeting to order at 10:04 a.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Quorum:  Needs 5 members for a quorum.  Quorum met with 27 members. There were 9 guests in attendance.

Adoption of AgendaA motion was made to adoption the agenda and second, motion passed unanimously.

Introduction of Board of Directors:  Matt introduced Helene Williams, Marilyn Davis, Budd Watkins and Steve Bacus.

Approve the Minutes:  The minutes are posted prior to the meeting on the Private Well Owners website.  A motion was made to approve the minutes from the  September 7, 2022 meeting  and second, motion passed unanimously.

Chairman’s Report  Matt thanked all the volunteers that helped out at the Fall Festival.  Matt stated that Dan Weeks from the Nye County Water Governing Board will be speaking today.  Please save your questions until after he give his presentation.

Treasurer’s Report:  Marilyn reviewed the Treasurer’s report as presented for September, 2022.  A motion was made to approve the Treasurer’s report for September, 2022 and second, motion passed unanimously.

Old/Unfinished Business   Update on Fall Festival – Steve stated he felt it was a successful event and they gave out 31 membership applications.  He handed out certificates of appreciation to the volunteers before the meeting started.

New Business         None

Speaker:- DAN WEEKS – Helene introduced the General Manager for the Nye County Water Governing Board, Dan Weeks.  He talked about his past and his back ground.  He talked about protecting all the water issues in the whole county.  He talked about the Water District Board and their challenges.  Helene asked him to talk about the cloud seeding and he spoke about what it is about and how it will be funded.  Dan did explain why metering wells is a helpful way to manage the water table.  He also talked about water rights and what is a paper water right vs. actual water rights.  He suggested everyone attend the Board meetings and to continue to be involved.

Members Open Forum 

Aaron stated he is available after tht meeting to sign up for him to do well testing as it has cooled off enough to be back out there.

Adjournment   Motion to adjourn was made and second, motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjorned at 11:02 am.

Next Members Meeting – Wednesday November 2, 2022.      

Respectfully submitted,

Marilyn Davis

Marilyn Davis

Secretary/ Treasurer

Date: Wednesday September 7, 2022.                                  Time:  10:00 a.m.

 Meeting Called to Order:   Chairman Matt Burg called the meeting to order at 10:00 am, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Quorum:  Needs 5 members for a quorum.  Quorum met with 20 members. There were 9 guests in attendance.

Adoption of AgendaA motion was made to adoption the agenda and second, motion passed unanimously.

Introduction of Board of Directors:  Matt introduced Budd Watkins and the new Secretary /Treasurer, Marilyn Davis. He advised that Alan resigned to do other things and Marilyn stepped up to help as Helene is overloaded with the Chairperson position on the Nye County Water District Governing Board.   Marilyn was the Secretary/ Treasurer until Covid and she had to step down to secure the stability of the museum.

Approve the Minutes:  The minutes are posted prior to the meeting on the Private Well Owners website.  A motion was made to approve the minutes from the  August 3, 2022 meeting  and second, motion passed unanimously.

Chairman’s Report  He wanted to thank Marilyn for stepping up as with Helene doing the secretary for the Private Well Owners and the Chairman of the Water District Governing Board it is a lot of work and we really need her doing her best on the Water District Governing Board.

Treasurer’s Report:  Marilyn reviewed the Treasurer’s report as presented for August, 2022.  A motion was made to approve the Treasurer’s report for August, 2022 and second, motion passed unanimously.

Old/Unfinished Business   Update on Fall Festival – Budd advised where the booth will be and for those who signed up to let him know if they will still be attending and anyone who wants to sign up can see him after the meeting.  Budd will call in a week to make sure everyone is still available.

New Business         None

Class:- HAND PUMPS – This is 2nd of the class.Budd discussed that there is no one in Pahrump or anyone from Las Vegas to install the hand pump.  It is basically easy by drilling a hole in the cap and dropping a tube down.  He will be taking photos as he proceeds with the one he is doing and they will be posted on Face Book.

Members Open Forum 

Before he opens to the members, Matt talked about the results of having his well retested and the fact the water level was lower by about 4 feet than when it was checks about 4 years ago.  He thanked Aaron for the wonderful job he does for the members with the testing of the wells.

Andre asked if Matt would talk about why the guests would want to be a member and what they will get from the meetings and having their well tested. 

Aaron also suggested that they should check the water levels at the same time of the year as it was done previously.  Also, Matt’s well was one of the first wells that was tested and now they have more accurate equipment.

Marilyn asked if they are a member can they have their wells retested and Aaron advised yes they can be done and probably every 2 to 3 years should be good.

Gentleman advised to have water available in gallons containers or buckets just in case the power goes out and you want to flush your toilets.

A gentleman stated his well quit twice recently and there were ants on the pressure sensors and what could he do about it.  Several people advised to spray Home Defense around the well house as the ants are looking for water.

Adjournment   Motion to adjourn was made and second, motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adorned at 10:36 am.

Next Members Meeting – Wednesday October 5, 2022.      

Respectfully submitted,

Marilyn Davis

Marilyn Davis

Secretary/ Treasurer

MINUTES MEMBERSHIP MEETING – WEDNESDAY August 3, 2022

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 23 members in attendance.  4 Guests see attached sign in sheets.

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

Introduction of Board of Directors: Matt introduced our board.

Approve the Minutes:  Motion and second to Approve the minutes for the June 1, 2022. Meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  These minutes are posted on our website.

Chairpersons Report:  – Matt read a letter that the directors thought the membership would like to give some input into.  The letter was to new property owners in Basin 162 Welcoming, (revise with this input).  Matt has letter.

Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurers is attached to the agenda.  The Treasurer read the report ending June 2022.  Motion and second to approve the treasurer’s report, motion passed, unanimously.

Steve Bacus: Addressed the membership about joining the Fall Festival, September 22nd – 25th from noon to midnight.  The cost to the PWOA would be $50.00 plus insurance, for a total of $99.00 and that the booth would be open with members sitting from noon to 6:00 p.m.  Friday the 23 and Saturday 24.  Motion by Steve, second by Alan to set up at the Fall Festival for the 2 days, announcing there is a sign- up sheet for members for 2 hour sittings.  Motion Carried. 

Correspondence: none. 

Announcements – Helene reported on the billing process that California is now taking re all well owners, not just domestic.  Also, she reported that Nevada announced that the area in June was the driest year in 128 years.

Helene announced that with the board’s permission from the July meeting she presented a request to the BOCC to declare September 6, 2022 “Protect your Groundwater Day”.  It was moved to the Counties next agenda item for approval.  (see request attached.

Legislation update: none

Class: The first of two (next September) presented by Director Budd Watkins on Hand Pumps.

Old/Unfinished Business:   none.

New Business – Helene Discussed and handed out the 2020 Department of Water Resources pumpage inventory and it shows that there has been a drop in the water use in basin 162.

Next Meeting: Wednesday August 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Museum.

Members Open Forum: – There was a great amount of input from the membership on a variety of topics.

Meeting Adjourned:   A motion and a second to adjourn.  Motion passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 10:55am.

Respectfully submitted,

Helene Williams,

Secretary.