Indian Hills trustee resigns from board

Indian Hills General Improvement District trustee Bill Eisele resigned his position effective Thursday.

Eisele said the board meetings were too contentious for him.

"There are no hard feelings," he said. "There was just way too much arguing at the meetings."

Eisele said he was fielding five to 10 phone calls a day as a trustee.

"That's just way too much," he said. "When you take a job like this, you really want to be working for the taxpayers in your district."

Eisele, who served as secretary on the board, said he feels the board has accomplished some things despite the conflict.

"We've accomplished a lot in the last two years," he said. "There had always been a rift between the county and Indian Hills. But with the new county manager, and we have a good manager in place, there are some good things going on."

Eisele was the subject of an ethics complaint last year because he failed to disclose that his daughter-in-law, Sandi Eisele, works for the district.

"I forgot to disclose the relationship one time," he said of the July 21 complaint.

According to a March 5, 2009, stipulation with the Nevada Ethics Commission, Eisele paid a $1,000 fine.

"I don't know how much the state of Nevada was out for that investigation," he said. "I spent a couple of thousand dollars defending against it."

He said he hoped his resignation would take some pressure off Sandi Eisele.

He said he does have some concerns about the district's arsenic treatment requirement.

"We're past due on that," he said. "We probably should have been done years ago. But there are some good things happening with the county and the pipeline. We have a new manager, new accountant and a new head of parks and recreation. The way we're moving ahead, things will be great for Indian Hills."

Eisele will be taking a break this summer, but said he would be coming back in some way.


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