Minutes of the meeting of the Pine Valley Special Service District Board of Trustees held on August 6, 2002 at the fire station in Pine Valley, Utah. Present were Ron Snow, Board Chairman, and members Lee Carlile and Ryon Gardner. Also present were Fire Chief Dall Winn; Bevan Killpack and Wayne Monger, US Forest Service; Steve Robinson, representing County Planning and Zoning; and temporary Secretary George Cropper. Other present were Jack Horner, Guin Winn, Beverly Udell, Dusty Killpack, Bruce Bergeson and Bob Herpel.

Ron called the meeting to order at 5:35 pm, welcomed the Trustees and others present and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The minutes of the July 2,2002 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Lee and second by Ryon.

The Chairman asked trustees if they had any business to bring up and they did not.

Steve Robinson reported that the County Special Events Ordinance draft had been approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, but the County Attorney had it removed from the Commissioners meeting agenda to provide for further legal review and thus it is on hold indefinitely.

Fire Chief, Dall Winn reported the following information:

- nineteen persons attended the CPR training held on July 31 and the next regular fire department training will be on Aug. 10 at 9:00 am.

- the department is still waiting for information on the State and Federal grant applications. The Federal grant awards are being announced, a few each week and will not finish until October. We should find out about the State grants this month.

- Steve Robinson will be going to Wildland-Urban Interface training at the Fire Academy on Aug. 17.

- the fund raising dinner will be held on Aug. 17 and the melons from Pahrump will be ready.

- the July training included a visit by the firemen to the summer home area to evaluate hydrants and water pressure and availability. They have good water pressure, but the amount is limited.

- all are invited to look in the truck bays to see the battery trickle chargers and tools provided by the Forest Service.

- thanked Bevan for the support and tools provided by the Forest Service.

Bevan Killpack introduced Wayne Monger, who is the recently hired Forest Service Fire Prevention Technician. Wayne will be doing education and training on fire prevention, working with homeowners and other agencies. He will be the principal local contact on fire and fire prevention issues.

Bevan explained the existing situation with the Sequoia Fire and that forest roads and trails are presently closed until we get significant rain and this fire is out. The Whipple and Forsythe trails will be opened to day use. A letter from Tom Suwyn, the Incident Commander on the Sequoia fire was presented to the Board and Fire Department expressing thanks for cooperation in organizing the community information meeting.

Bevan also discussed a possible wall or monument at the Heritage Center to include a general discussion of Pine Valley settlement and plaques to honor pioneer settlers and families.

Ron asked Bevan for an update on the county road from Central. Bevan said that the Forest Service Engineering group were going to work with the County engineers and road department.

Bruce Bergeson discussed the following information on the activities of the Historic Advisory Committee:

- the County Commission had formally approved the Committee.

- the committee met with County Planner John Willey and will be working on a long term plan for the valley that will be included in the County Master Plan. Their next meeting will be Thursday Aug. 8, at 6:00 pm.

- Gary Draper has resigned from the Committee and Beverly Udell is being recommended to the County Commission for appointment.

- Fred Pendelton is the new Chairman, and Bruce Bergeson is the Vice Chair.

- they are putting together a questionnaire to be sent to property owners.

There being no further business, Lee moved and Ryon seconded a motion to adjourn. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 5:30 pm.

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