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IVGID board OKs draft budget, shuns seven-day agendas

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline Village General Improvement District board voted 3-2 last week to approve the preliminary 2015-16 fiscal budget, including a combined Recreation Facility and Beach Fee of $830.

Board Chairman Jim Smith and Vice-chair Tim Callicrate voted against, according to a recording of the May 21 meeting.

Both cited the combined recreation fee being too high, considering a pair of bonds recently have sunset, yet the money hasn’t come off the annual tax. Both also cited issues with how district General Manager Steve Pinkerton and staff put the budget together.

“It’s just not right for our parcel owners to continue to pay to service bonds that have already been retired,” Smith said. “…This is not a good plan, and it’s not sustainable … I cannot support approval of a budget that I believe shifts funds from an agreed-upon and disclosed use to lumping those funds into a general operating fund.”

According to Nevada law, a final budget must be adopted by June 1, 2015, and filed with the Nevada Department of Taxation.

The board also voted down, 3-2, recommendations to essentially require Pinkerton to submit meeting agendas to the public seven business or calendar days prior to a set meeting. Smith and Callicrate were in favor.

Smith brought the item forward after the board gave verbal direction of a seven-day timeline at its Dec. 2, 2014, meeting.

Nevada law mandates three business days for agenda packets.

Visit tinyurl.com/ozb6ce9 to view the meeting recording.