Meeting Minutes

 

 

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
Note: THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING IN THE MUSEUM AT ANY TIME
Thank you for your kindness and respect.

 

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

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

Thank you for your kindness and respect.

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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

Thank you for your kindness and respect.