Agenda

PRIVATE WELL OWNERS CO-OP MEETING

MINUTES OF AGENDA

February 15, 2018

Pahrump Museum

401 W. Basin

10:00 am – Thursday

Call to Order

1. Pledge of Allegiance- Attendance-45 Members, 20 Visitors

Wade introduced the Board, and let the members know of the 2 ads we have in PV Times and Over the Hump.

Discussion, Action, Decision

1. Appoint committee of 3 individuals to count ballots- 3 people volunteered and counted the ballots

2. Bank Statement – Ending balance of February 2018- $15,387.65

3. Pay the bills – Expenses & reimbusements

Charlotte LeVar: ad & receipt book = $206.33—Motioned to pay bills, seconded, and all voted yes unamnimously.

4. Appoint committee to update By-Laws and other articles-Tom, Helene, Aaron volunteered

5. Certificate presentation to co-op members- Wade handed out Membership Certificates prior to beginning of meeting….

Reports

1. John Bosta – Response to 1293- Issued on Dec. 19th, 2017 by the State Engineer., three Judges signed a denial to John’s appeal. John spoke also of the History of Water Law, and had documents there for members to look at after the meeting, and John believes the State Engineer needs to follow the Statutes and call for a cancellation of all of the water held by the Utility Companies since 1986. John spoke of three important things that need to be done before purchasing a water right, and all three need to be answered yes to be valid water right

1. Check the original permit number that was issued. (State Engineers ofc.), has it been certified and what is the manner of use.

2. Check and see if the deed is recorded in the County of records, water rights are bought and sold by deed as real property.

3. Check for Record of Conveyance from State Engineer

2.

Documents- Adivan v. Mountain Falls case, Order 1293, & the ruling 6343 in 2016.. John Bosta – Announcement of ballots (if they are completed)

2. Wade Hinden – Well testing- He explained the well testing, well logs, water levels, well logs can be found on the State Engineers site

3. Dwight Lilly – Importance of attending Water Board meeting—He reminded us of our T-Shirts fundraiser, reminded us how important it is to show up to the Water Board meetings. He brought up some comments made in past meetings that weren’t really in the town’s best

interest. Go to nyecounty.net to get Agendas, Minutes, and dates of next meetings. We need to go in force, enough people to stop them. Kenny said hit button Notify Me, and you can get the Agenda’s emailed to you. Water Board meetings are 9 am, last Monday of every month. Dwight made a suggestion of educating public by writing history of water law through papers or over the Hump. Facebook page is: privatewellownercooperative. He believes we should be asked what we think about Yucca Mountain.

Discussion, Action, Decision

1. Old business – Tom Adams regarding signs, Larger wording, website address-24X36 two-sided

2. New business – Continue ad in Over the Hump or changes made to it- ½ page, less than page

3. Comments from members & guest- a sign coming into town “Got Water, We Don’t!” was an idea. A Member came up with a petition drafted for use to protect the well owners against the State Engineer, we will be bringing this item back on next agenda. We discussed changing wording to reflect Nye County.

Announcement of Votes: John Bosta: 61

Wade Hinden: 63

Charlotte Levar: 63

Christina Stern: 62

Dwight Lilly: 57

Tom Adams: 56

Dean Miller: 53 WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

Agenda items for March meeting- petition, more education to public, sign coming into town,

Adjourn the meeting-Wade motioned and adjourned the meeting

NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING IN THE MUSEUM AT ANY TIME.

Thank you for your kindness and respect.

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PRIVATE WELL OWNERS CO-OP MEETING
MINUTES OF AGENDA
January 18, 2018
Pahrump Museum
401 E. Basin
10:00 am – Thursday
Call to Order
1. Pledge of Allegiance- Attendance- 42 Members, 30 Visitors
Discussion, Action, Decision
1. Bank Statement – Ending balance as of December 31, 2017- $13, 723.85
2. Pay the bills – Expenses & reimbursements
Reports
1. John Bosta –
 1293 LCC- State Engineer will not approve drilling of a well on 8,000 lots within
Pahrump
 Order # 1197A- For Amargosa Valley- curtailing any appropriation of groundwater
within the Amargosa Valley. Meaning you cannot move water and the State Eng.
Will not approve the drilling of new wells within the Amargosa Valley.
2. Wade Hinden – Newspaper Ad- $178.00 in Pahrump, monthly, one day in the week
before the next meeting
3. Dwight Lilly – 4 important points from meeting on January 19th

 1939 Water Act, portion #3 -all domestic wells were excluded from this act., then in:
 2007, under domestic wells, they gave domestic wells a “priority date” He explained
the term “First in Time, First in Line” NRS 534, 533, domestic wells had right to: 2 acre
ft of water for domestic use and purposes, livestock, and gardens
 Chapter 534- In order for State engineer to take any action, he must declare a water
basin under critical management, we are Basin 162,
 We are in serious issues with water, but we are not under critical management
4. Charlotte LeVar – Mailing of ballots- selecting a group of 3 individuals at the next
meeting February 15, 2018 to count the ballots, envelopes have not been opened
ad to be placed in “Over the Hump”- 120.00 for a full page ad monthly.
Discussion, Action, Decision
1. Old business- John told the members history of Co-op and the fight against our State
Legislature, Dwight reminded group of our website: privatewellowners.com. We have a well
Static test and Nitrate test for new membership
2. New business- Wade passed the hat for donations, John spoke on Organization Unite,
information came from our Commissioner Donna Cox..the organization wants to come and
help us, but John told them our Co-op is doing fine. On Jan. 22, there is an open meeting law
by the Attorney Generals office for the elected officials.
3. Comments from members- New members can vote next meeting, Wade gave
applications to the realtors and requested they hand them out to people with a well and that
the realtors join our co-op. Wade also requested that well drillers join our Co-op. Realtors
are forming a legal suit. Kenny said a second living quarters on the same property using the
same well can be metered. NRS 534, 533
Agenda items for February meeting
Adjourn the meeting-John motioned to adjourn meeting
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING IN THE MUSEUM AT ANY TIME.
Thank you for your kindness and respect.

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AGENDA

February 15, 2018

Pahrump Museum

401 W. Basin

10:00 am – Thursday

Call to Order

1.     Pledge of Allegiance

Discussion, Action, Decision

1.     Appoint committee of 3 individuals to count ballots

2.     Bank Statement – Ending balance of January 2018

3.     Pay the bills – Expenses & reimbusements

Charlotte LeVar: ad & receipt book = $206.33

4.     Appoint committee to update By-Laws and other articles

5.     Certificate presentation to co-op members

Reports

1.     John Bosta – Response to 1293  &  John Bosta – Announcement of ballots (if they are completed)

2.     Wade Hinden – Well testing

3.     Dwight Lilly – Importance of attending Water Board meeting

Discussion, Action, Decision

1.     Old business – Tom Adams regarding signs

2.     New business – Continue ad in Over the Hump or changes made to it

3.     Comments from members & guest

Agenda items for March meeting

Adjourn the meeting

NOTE:   THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING IN THE MUSEUM AT ANY TIME.

Thank you for your kindness and respect.

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AGENDA

January 18, 2018

Pahrump Museum

401 E. Basin

10:00 am – Thursday

Call to Order

1.  Pledge of Allegiance

Discussion, Action, Decision

1.  Bank Statement – Ending balance as of December 2017

2.  Pay the bills – Expenses & reimbursements

Reports

1.  John Bosta – RE:  1293 LCC

2.  Wade Hinden – Newspaper Ad

3.  Dwight Lilly – 4 important points from meeting on January 19th

4.  Charlotte LeVar – Mailing of ballots; ad to be placed in “Over the Hump”

Discussion, Action, Decision

1.  Old business

2.  New business

3.  Comments from members

Agenda items for February meeting

Adjourn the meeting

NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING IN THE MUSEUM AT ANY TIME.

Thank you for your kindness and respect.

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PRIVATE WELL OWNERS CO-OP MEETING
AGENDA and MINUTES
December 21, 2017
Pahrump Museum
401 E. Basin
10:00 am – Thursday
Call to order
1. Pledge of Allegiance- Attended 25 Members, and 5 visitors

Discussion, Action, Decision
1. Bank Statement – Ending balance as of November 2017, 13, 540.75
2. Pay the bills – Expenses and reimbursements – Blatchford $73.75
Levar- $127.20
Total= $ 200.95
Reports
1. Charlotte’s report on ballots-The ballots are going to be numbered and they are going to
be mailed out the middle of January and reviewed at the February meeting. They will not be
opened until this meeting.
2. John’s report- John reminded everyone that the deadline was end of November, and the
ballots had to be turned in by the end of January and the Committee of 3 people will tally the
votes at the Feb. meeting.. Dan motioned, Keith seconded, and the November Minutes were
approved. No change for the Lawsuit….
3. Dwight’s report – website, radio show on Fridays & Mondays at 7:00 pm
proposal of Dwight’s daughter assisting with website- His daughter is very
busy…Charlotte said that she has a nephew that may be interested……. Then Dwight
T-Shirt donations-Fund raiser
4. Wade regarding sign committee- sign now at cross streets Leslie/Simpkins, we have signs
5. Dwight’s report on T-shirts by
Discussion, Action Decision
1. Old Business –None
2. New Business – Newspaper ad, Larry Blatchford’s resignation of the Board as of 12/2/17
John read the Dec. 19, 2017 Order # 1293 issued by the State Engineer, Jason King, (article is
located on the State Engineers website top right) and he explained some of what it means and
then he invited a Well driller to come up and speak on the Order. Ernie Jackson talked to the
State Engineer and his understanding of the Order is that if you have 10 acres of land and you
want to split it up you’ll use less water than a domestic well and this will increase our water
level in the future, and then John told us the history of Water Law, and Kenny told us the
history of the corruptive side of Water Law, meeting adjourned
Comments from members
Agenda items for next month’s meeting
Adjourn the meeting
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AGENDA & Minutes
November 16, 2017
Pahrump Museum
401 E. Basin
10:00 am – Thursday

Call to order- Welcome back Charlotte our

1. Pledge of Allegiance

Have the Directors & Staff, Members and Guests introduce themselves
In attendance, we had 36 members and 11 guests
Discussion, Action, Decision

2. Bank Statement- Ending Bal. October 31st- $13,116.54

3. Possible Action Pay the bills- Expenses and ReimbursementsB
and C Printing $39.99
Post office Key 9.00
Dwight Lilly- Expenses-added 60.00= Total $108.99 Betsy will help
out Christina (Treasurer)

Reports

4. John Report- Law suit update- In October Supreme denied
request, they retried the case and their conclusion was the
same as the judge so they ruled against John’s. He had 10 days
to reply to their order, he requested an extension and had until
14th of this month, he replied this is a violation of our
Constitutional rights and it‘s back to the Supreme Court and
we’re waiting. PWOC Election time- Present officers are running
again except Larry B.’s position, if interested let John know if you
didn’t receive a form to add your name. You will receive a ballot to
vote in mail, fill it out, they have to be turned in no later than Jan.31
2018. During Feb 2018 PWOC meeting, the ballots will be opened, a
committee will tally the votes, and the board members will be chosen
for another year. We need volunteers for committees such as Well
testing, Signs, etc. Make suggestions and become more ACTIVE, for
other committees you believe may be relevant because this is your
(Members) Co-op.

5. Larry’s Report-Well testing- there was some high readings in a few
areas, we’ve done 3 areas already. Passed out applications, he needs
volunteer to make phone apt.’s, members need Well logs. Kenny
explained well logs- Information of your well. Kenny and Wade
brought up the article in the paper regarding the boiled water order
by Great Basin water effecting approx. 3000 homes. A member spoke
up and said that the order was discontinued after more testing was
done by Utilities Inc. Need Volunteers,

2. Household Water Well System Loan Program- John explained the Home Loan
program, and that the loan is NOT sponsored by the Co-op. It is
federal and through the Government. Kenny explained how the Co-op
could, but due to liability issues, Co-op has not decided to sponsor,
however each member could apply for the loan themselves, if interested.

6. Dwight’s Report- Website, radio show-gave information and links
to, including face-book page. His radio shows are Monday and
Friday eve. At 7pm. Emailed members get links to radio shows

7. Sign Committee Report-Wade- every member should have a sign
in front of your house for PWOC Co-op., and sign guy across
from Library

8. T-Shirts Report-Dwight- Get your T-shirts with donation, $20
back to item #6
Discussion, Action, Decision

9. Old Business-

10. New Business- Newspaper Ad- Paid Ad needs to read exactly what
we are doing and about, due to liability issues.
Comments from Members-e.g. ideas for next month’s agenda – Katreen R.
brought up that all members should get t-shirts and wear them when
attending County meetings to show support, a member asked about
getting new members and whether that would effect their membership
dues. John said that this isn’t established at this time, but he has no
problem if Co-op decides they want to. Many members brought up interest
in this. Charlotte brought up that the dues are calculated by $5 a month=
$60 a year. Dwight said that if all members hand out 20 applications, to
neighbors, etc., would help grow our Co-op.

Adjourn the meeting-Charlotte motioned to adjourn, member
seconded, all voted unanimously.

Note: THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING IN THE MUSEUM AT ANY TIME

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Agenda & Minutes

October 19, 2017
Pahrump Museum
401 E. Basin
10:00 am – Thursday

Call to order
1. Pledge of Allegiance-Attendance-42 Members, 4 Visitors
Have the Directors & Staff, Members and Guests introduce themselves
Discussion, Action, Decision
2. Bank Statement- Ending Bal. September 30,2017- $11,902.12
3. Possible Action Pay the bills- Expenses and ReimbursementsUSPS-
$64.00
Walgreens- 8.05
B & C Printing- 2.30
Communications Unlmtd. – 9.96= Total: $84.31 Morrow motioned,
Cordova seconded, all voted to pay bills unanimously

Reports
4. John Report-Director’s deny Water Board offer for Testing- Koehler
motioned, Leblanc seconded, voted unanimously to deny offer.
Law Suit- Nevada Supreme court upheld the decision of the
District Court, appeal was denied, so John is considering filing
an appeal in Federal court. Mirror article (10-19-17)-
Landowner’s Question Water Action, NDEP meeting 10-25-17.
John explained about red dye test on sceptic systems, he
explained the importance of testing the wells for paid up
members to Sept. 2018
5. Larry’s Report-About testing wells and asking for Volunteers in area of
testing-talked about the importance of maintaining and testing
of your Well-Static water Level and Nitrate testing yearly, and
he spoke of the TDS meter(Total dissolved solids)- and he will
explain when your well is tested. Please clean up your well and
sheds before team has arrived. Passed volunteer list around.
6. Dwight’s Report- Discussion of Subsidence, Soil Expansion, and Water
related issues-study done on the condition of the land in Nye
County in 2004. And workshops in Nye County were supposed
to inform buyers of properties on the condition of the land and
the water level. He explained subsidence and soil expansion He
explained the disclosure process by the realtors, and their
admittance of not wanting to tell buyers the truth about the
condition of the land here in Nye County in 2006. Last 10 years,
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there was no honest disclosure here by realtors. Water has
dropped a foot a year since and people have had to deepen
their well.
7. Sign Committee Report-Wade- reminded everyone of the signs that we
need.

8. T-Shirts Report-Dwight-reminded everyone of donations of shirts,
and his report Agenda Item 6
Discussion, Action, Decision
9. Old Business- Treasurer reminded everyone they need to be paid up to
Sept. 2018 in order to get there well tested.
10. New Business- Dwight report on committees?
Comments from Members-e.g. ideas for next month’s agenda
Adjourn the meeting-Motioned, seconded, and unanimous vote to
adjourn meeting
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September  2017

Agenda and Minutes

Call to order

1. Pledge of Allegiance-We had 38 Members, and 13 Visitors
Have the Directors & Staff, Members and Guests introduce themselves
RIP Jose Valdez-Member
Discussion, Action, Decision

2. Bank Statement- Ending Bal. August 31,2017- $8747.98

3. Possible Action Pay the bills- Expenses and Reimbursements-
Communications Unlimited- $159.27
990 E IRS Tax 39.00
Static Tester 561.69
Kenny 29.17= $789.13- Leo motioned and
Joe seconded, vote unanimous to pay bills.
Reports-Leo RPC meeting-going forward, for any development, they
decided to present to Water Board first then back to RPC. He
believes they and the BOCC are taking water issues into
consideration.

4. Secretary/Treasurer Report-Christina
a) Pro-rated invoices? Remind members of their dues for Sept.
2017-2018
b) Ask if Members will come and see if their name on my open
invoices report.

5. Law suits- No movement with Supreme Court as of 5-28-17

6. John report-NDep Letter- dated 9-14-17, Reports that should be made
PUBLIC- Pharmaceutical Test, Uranium test, Yerington Agenda Super
Fund. – John found pharmaceutical water tests and found out
there are pharmacueticals in the groundwater. Nye County is
the 11th showing toxic chemical waste Uranium in our ground.
Nevada is #1 throughout the nation. Yearington was
contaminated with Uranium 20x over the level. John read letter
to NDep. Re: Mountain Falls. Below are links to all articles at
meeting discussed:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/07/nevada-residents-win-15m-settlement-over-minepollution.html
https://www.rt.com/usa/bp-settlement-pollution-case-338/

Nevada has its own toxic water troubles


http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/sep/10/after-42-years-state-waters-plan-unfini/
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http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34081733/ns/us_news-environment/t/nailed-epa-finally-tiestoxic-water-old-mine/#.Wc2aHmZe600
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/science-and-technology/mexico-quakes-rattle-nevadasendangered-devils-hole-pupfish/
http://elkodaily.com/news/local/pucn-water-company-failed-in-its-duty/article_bbfbb63dcc6a-5a7f-bd10-cb06604e09ab.html

7. Dwight report for Oz Wichman and Koenig Letter- Dwight read his
letter he wrote about the Pharmaceutical tests, No response
from BOCC or Water Board

8. Sign Committee Report-Wade- Reminded everyone about putting
signs on their property.
9. T-Shirts Report-Dwight He explained why we have shirts and
donations only
Discussion, Action, Decision

9. Old Business- John Report-Mining contamination of water document
found. John reiterated on the document he talked about the
contamination of mines, including Mountain Falls last meeting,
reminded about public hearing we requested in N-Dep letters.
10. New Business— Larry report-Static Tester- Well Owners need to
have a well Log, test wells free for members paid up. Water Board is
going to test for Nitrates, themselves. John presented to members a
good idea to do Nitrate Test along with Static Test, Adams motioned,
seconded by Walsh to buy the Tester for $89 first and purchase
expensive one later if needed, vote was unanimous…. John called
UNLV college to locate a student who might be interested in doing a
thesis on complete well testing.
Blundo stated that we have really 2 commissioners that really care
for the people and community, Cox , and Borasky.
John-Facebook? We now have a facebook pageprivatewellownercooperative
Comments from Members-e.g. ideas for next month’s agenda
Adjourn the meeting-Meeting adjourned
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July 2017 Minutes

AGENDA and Minutes

July 20, 2017

Pahrump Museum

401 E. Basin

10:00 am – Thursday

Call to order- Wade called meeting to order-32 members, and 14 visitors attended, we do have 180 + members….

1. Pledge of Allegiance

Have the Directors and Staff introduce themselves. Board introduced themselves and all visitors stood to acknowledge themselves

Discussion, Action, Decision

2. Bank Statement- $8,317.29, June ending

3. Possible Action Pay the bills- Expenses and Reimbursements-

Dwight Lilly-$89.29

Kenny Bent $29.92

Post Office $41.38

B & C Printing$ 3.50- Total $164.09, Balance up to date-$6,991.19

Ron motioned, Robin seconded, all unanimous yeas to pay bills

Reports

4. Secretary/Treasurer Report-Christina

a) Members Certificates mailed out for those with no emails only, mentioned Quickbooks, and explained pro-rated invoices, and then John had to explain in detail each amount of bills we were paying…….

5. Law suits-law suits still in limbo,

6. By-laws Committee Report-None at this time.

7. Sign Committee Report-Wade-told everyone they can go to Valley Signs across from library if they want a sign for their property

8. T-Shirts Report-Dwight—down to Item 9, Dwight showed the shirts and let people know to wear them when you go to meetings

Discussion, Action, Decision

9. Old Business-Web site and Web master-Dwight- he said he’s working on our website with lots of stuff updated and adding info for all to read…privatewellowners.com. John brought up that Google’s been phoning him for money for Co-Op to use search engine, threatened to say our business is closed down if we don’t pay.

10. New Business—Report on Errors and Omission Insurance-None

John said Edward Snowden (CIA operative-whistleblower) movie on TV today, exposing the activity of the Government and surveillance of all American people.

BOCC meeting- John researched on why they were purchasing Golf course… On July 2011 document, directs you to Feb 2011, contract

with Nye County Water District attorneys, Kaempfer Crowell, a law firm for $50,000, a plan document for county taking over water and sewer infrastructure. Our commissioners today are following this plan.. Go to Archives BOCC, Nye County Website, State engineer refuses to call for beneficial use…plan is surfacing today, reports on Co-op website…….Dwight explained Co-op formed to protect members wells, water level is dropping in the valley, part of pattern

and Yucca Mountain-Dwight spoke…. Mountains are volcanos, Yucca Mountain is in the News, water table could be contaminated, we don’t want to drink this water…. Golf course, effluent in water Great Basin, plant 3, could reach our water table, members need to do your research, back to Item 8…..

Comments from Members-e.g. ideas for next month’s agenda-Wade stressed how we all need to be at meetings and gave times and dates…. Check Co-Op website… And come out wearing your T-shirts…. WDGB was formed in 2007, though un-organized until 2009. Informed members that Daryl Lacy is going back to Yucca Mountain. And we emailed all members Yucca Mountain Letter showing Commissioner Dan Schinhofen behind project collaborating with US Government behind the County’s back. John explained what happens with Legislatures in Carson City and politics happening in backdoor meetings versus BOCC backdoor meetings….need people to get involved…..

Adjourn the meeting—Wade reminded visitors to become members, and John explained how we wanted to protect well owners water, Ron, a member talked about 2 issues, hire a negotiator…top 3 people of Nuclear Dept. And every person should not have to pay taxes and we want more money if Yucca Mountain happens, we are at risk….. and Dwight told us that the county has no insurance for Nuclear accident if it happens..ZERO and Larry stressed to everyone get involved…..Adjourned

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Minutes

May 18, 2017

Pahrump Museum

401 E. Basin

10:00 am – Thursday

Call to order

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

Attendance-52 total, members-33, visitors-19

Discussion, Action, Decision

  1. Bank Statement- Ending Balance 4-30-17–$9,707.43
  2. Pay the bills- Expenses and Reimbursements-Total $933.12

 

Kenny Bent-Parchment paper & Envelopes for Members Certificates – $50.53

Dwight Lilly- T-shirts and Logos supplies- $723.44

Wade- $65.00

John Bosta- $56.15

Shane’s May Invoice

Printing Cost- $38.00

Motion to accept Total- Dan motioned, Mike Calix seconded, all voted Yea unanimously.

Reports

  1. Secretary/Treasurer Report-Christina
  2. Members Certificates
  3. Law suits
  4. a) Nevada Supreme Court-May 2nd, 2017 filed hardcopy of Appendix files—Talking about Act of 1866, State of Nevada southern boundary was the 37th Parallel, after statehood 1864, on the east side statehood of Nevada, a county in Utah was added to the state boundary, and the area below the 37th Parallel which includes Southern Nye County, and all of Clark County. In 1866, was an enactment of Congress giving that land to the State of Nevada with no restrictions, and no comment about the 16th or 37th Parallel, no comment about withholding of water and that one Act made all of the Land south of the 37th Parallel state property. The state has issued patents here in Basin 162 and Basin 230, and Amargosa valley for those lands and they are in private ownership and the water was not withheld from the face of the patents so therefore the water belongs to the landowner. The state of Nevada has been saying that BLM has 93% of the Land especially in Clark County. This act says the Land belongs to the state of Nevada and all of the land below the 37th Parallel, BLM claims they own and have jurisdiction, John believes is a violation of law. The state says all of this land is Desert Entry Act, Homestead Act, and Cary Act. In the state of Nevada there is 1,600,000 acres of land issued under the state selected land patents, there’s 330 + acres issued under the Desert Entry Act, 8 applications under the Cary Act was made, 6 of those were returned and abandoned, the 2, one in Washoe County and one in Clark County, have been relinquished. There are no Cary Act patents in the state of Nevada. The state AG office is claiming that all of these patents came underneath these Acts. They also claimed in 1850, there were no towns in the Nevada. They overlooked Mormon Station which is Genoa in Washoe County. It was the first Capital of the United Sates. Before statehood, that land was in the Utah Territory, and then in 1864 when we became a State, that county was added to the original Enactment Act for the territory of Nevada. In 1866, 2 additional pieces of property was given to the state of Nevada after statehood, one is a County in Utah, and second is

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the tip of Nevada which includes the Colorado River for water source and all of this history has been denied or doesn’t exist by the state Engineers office. It’s been added to the paperwork and exhibits, and they returned the exhibits saying since we were Pro Se, they wouldn’t accept the disc, we had all the documents and exhibits printed and refiled as hardcopies, and immediately the AG office said that we failed to remove 2 documents, one is the platt showing the state selected land Acts here in Pahrump valley, and they denied the face of a water Act and what we found are NRS’s that describes patents for the State of Nevada and we have again used those statements of the NRS’s against the state AG’s office and it points out that the land is received in fee Title. The super ownership of land is a patent directly from the Federal or state government to the landowner, then those patent owners can subdivide land and give deeds. All deeds that we have recorded in ownership of land is under the color of the law. Under the color of law means, they’re acting as if it were a law, but the document that proved ownership from the Federal or state Government is a patent. The state wants to deny that. 2 lawsuits were filed by Mr. Maurizio (former president of PWOC) and the state combined both into one lawsuit starting in August of 2013. All Documents submitted and recorded can be found on the Nevada Supreme Court website by searching the #68448 for this case in court. Dwight made a motion to submit all documents to each member, but Chairman John refused saying members can search themselves as too much expense for paperwork, and we need to stick to Agenda. Disclosure statements were handed out to all Board members to sign.

 

  1. b) District Court-April 25th, 2017 Judge Wanker ruled in John’s favor to protect his 1st Amendment Right by dismissing Water District’s $22,123.00 Attorney fees

 

Accusing John of harassing the Water District—Dismissed!!!

  1. By-laws Committee Report

 

Larry discussed we need time for revising. We are considering 501C3, not decided…..Marvin motioned, seconded by Marti, it was brought up by member that political statements can’t be made under 501C3, Judith asked difference between 501c12 and 501C3. Ron stated that 501C3 not a good path. Members voted Nay

  1. Sign Committee Report-Wade- 4 x 8 sign is made and if you want a sign on your property, ask Wade
  2. T-Shirts Report-Dwight

 

Discussion, Action, Decision

Contacting your Assembly and Legislators

Old Business

New Business—Report on GWMP-Kenny- and SB 21, BOCC and Planning commission

Kenny discussed that we are in Deficit of approximately 4900 hundred acre ft. a year after Shaw Engineering Reports about our water. We are in decline. John discussed the grants that the Water District is using from DOE, Yucca Mountain, etc. Herman questioned water district members on budget. GWE 2006, Nuclear Repository Project…Water District denies any connection.

Comments from Members- Herman says follow the money, that’s why they are lying to us. Dwight has radio show on facebook, and pushback from community tried to have him shutdown…

Note: THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING IN THE MUSEUM AT ANY TIME

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