Attending Board Members: Board members: Sean Burke, Kim Klemish, Linda Workman, Tish Barringer & Paul Schlehr.


  1. Meeting Called to Order: 7:00 PM
  2. Pledge of Allegiance.
  3. The November minutes were approved as submitted.
  4. Public Input: No public Input.
  5. Dates of GVAB Meetings throughout the year:

                March 24, 2018 @ 9AM – the Town Hall Meeting following with a BBQ hosted by the Fire Dept.

May 21st, 2018 @ 7PM  – Candidates Night, with our May monthly GVAB Meeting

August 4th – Craft Fair

November 16 – Turkey Bingo

The December GVAB meeting will be cancelled due to the holidays.

  1. Reminder of our website and Face book page.

                Website –

Face book – Grass Valley Nevada

We post every agenda and the monthly minutes on the website which goes on our Face book page as well. We will also post the calendar of events as well. Please like us on Face book!

  1. GVAB Appointments 2018.

                Sean Burke – Chair

Linda Workman – Vice Chair

Kim Klemish – Secretary

Paul Schlehr & Leticia Barringer – Board Members

Paul wanted to give appreciation to Don Stripe for putting our signs for our meetings. Sean also mentioned Ted Guinn, as he has worked on our electrical and various projects and other community members that help.

  1. Hands Only CPR by Sean Burke.

                The hands only CPR Class was after the meeting was adjourned.

  1. Sherriff’s Office Report & Update.

                Deputy Glenn Reed updated us on having the speed trailer around along with extra patrols. They have issued several tickets. Updated us on the missing person out in White Horse Canyon that they have been searching for, along with Search and Rescue, etc. and family. The area is really rough terrain, no sign of anyone else and no new information. The dump site has always been a problem and they have monitored people dumping, most people can give Pershing County addresses, etc. Paul stated that the last few times he’s been out there it’s been a lot better than in the past. Follow up from Sean. At the November’s meeting it was brought up to take the dump situation up with the County Commissioners. What options exist? Yard waste? Can it be stock piled next door in the gravel pit?  There are some EPA guidelines that are being looked at and if people would start dumping more items there as well. Commissioner Rackley spoke of some options they have discussed as far as making the burn pit available during certain days/times. Deputy Reed also said that if they don’t know about the problem, they can’t fix it.  Example, there was a problem in Imlay they saw on Face book and didn’t get a call.

**Item not on agenda but will be on future agendas. Our County Commissioners make it to our meetings and we really appreciate them taking their time to travel out here. We will be adding a Commissioner Update. Mr. Rackley, is our Commissioner that attended this meeting. Sean opened the floor to Larry. He spoke of the landfill maybe adding a 3rd bin, getting quotes. Paul brought up the fencing on the back side are broke/bent. Sean said that this is result of a dumpster fire. Approx twice a year we have a fire.  Larry stated they have had a meeting with Hoss and it seems as if they are trying harder. There has also been discussion of having someone at the dump. Maybe dumped more often, however Hoss is supposed to dump as needed. Sean also stated that the transfers go to Lovelock. Sean thanked the Commissioners for the Code Enforcer Fran Machado. With several properties cleaning up that may have an impact on the garbage as well.

  1. Fire Dept Report & Update.

                Sean Burke gave update they are relatively slow so far this year. Last year ended up with about 75 calls total. Had a very busy summer with all of the range fires. We’ve had a warm dry winter, expecting another busy season. He also asked if you do not have your address at your house. He will make sure to help put numbers on if needed. The fire dept is a full service fire department. They do structure fires, car fires, hazardous materials responses, brush fires and medical calls, among other things. Sean also spoke about working with HGH and explained how the ambulance works in this area. He described the Ground Gold Ambulance Service and cost.  He also explained the helicopter service.

  1. Public Input: A resident asked about feral cats. What is the procedure? Deputy Reed said he could bring a trap out and you could trap them. Tish asked Commissioner Rackley about Grass Valley Road from the cattle guard to Dutchman Acres, as its super bumpy? Can it be repaired? Also Muddy road is bad again.
  2. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM and please displays your house numbers.



Kim Klemish

Secretary, Grass Valley Advisory Board