Agendas & Minutes


April 12, 2005

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
APRIL 12, 2005

 


Agenda

1.    Call to order

A.    Pledge of allegiance
B.    Welcome

2.    Discussion regarding agenda items.

3.    Announcements.

4.    Public Comment (Action may not be taken on matters considered during this period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item (NRS 241.020(2)(C)(3)).

5.    Discussion, action and decision regarding recommendation of names to send to Governor Guinn concerning Town Board vacancy.  Lauryane Murray/Paul Willis

6.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Resolution #2005-14 – Approval of application to the BLM for Last Chance Park property.  MaryEllen Giampolia/Town Manager

7.    Presentation and discussion only from Southern Nye Area Transit (SNAT) regarding rural transportation service plan.  Mary Jane Files/ Laurayne Murray

8.    Third reading and discussion, action and decision regarding  Pahrump Town Ordinance #47 - Adoption of International and Uniform Fire Code.  Town Attorney/Town Manager

9.    Third reading and discussion, action and decision regarding Pahrump Town Ordinance #48 - Creating Fire Inspections for Business.  Town Attorney/Town Manager

10.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Resolution #2005-12 – Approving fire inspection fees.  Chief Lewis/Town Manager

11.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Forest Service Agreement relating to Annual Operating Plan.  Chief Lewis/Town Manager

12.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Forest Service Agreement relating to Cooperative Protection Agreement.  Chief Lewis/Town Manager

13.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Resolution #2005-11 – Requesting support from Assemblyman Sherer to facilitate water rights transfer application for Pahrump/Nye County Fairgrounds.   Town Manager

14.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Resolution #2005-13 – Bid and Performance Bonds.  Town Attorney/Town Manager

15.    Town Manager’s Report

16.    Advisory Board Reports

17.    Discussion, action and decision regarding request to bid for back hoe for Buildings and Grounds.  Matt Luis/Town Manager

18.    Appointment of Pool Manager.  Matt Luis/Town Manager

19.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Resolution #2005-15 – Distribution of Fall Festival 2003 proceeds.  Finance Director/Town Manager

20.    Consent Agenda Items:

A.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
B.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March22, 2005
C.    Action – approval of 72-Hour Liquor License for Terrible’s Town and Terrible’s Lakeside April 29, 30 and May 1 for the Terrible’s Town Best in the Desert 250.
D.    Action – approval of 72 Hour Liquor License for Power Desert Rodeo Co. & Prod. for their Bull Riding event, June 4, 2005 at McCullough Arena
E.    Action – approval of 72 Hour Liquor License for Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce for Wild West Extravaganza, September 23 -25, 2005 at Saddle West Casino parking lot and the Pahrump Arena on Homestead Rd.

21.    Discussion, action and decision regarding closure of meeting pursuant to NRS 241.030(2) and 288.220(1-4) for purposes of conferring with the Town’s management representatives regarding labor negotiations, issues and other personnel matters.

22.    Closed session, pursuant to NRS 288.220(4) for purposes of conferring with the Town’s management representatives regarding labor negotiations, issues and other personnel matters.

23.    Discussion, action and decision regarding matters discussed in closed session.

24.    Adjournment


POSTED IN THE PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX AND FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE

SPECIAL NOTE: Any member of the public who is disabled and requires accommodations or assistance at this meeting is requested to notify the Pahrump Town Office in writing, or call 775-727-5107 prior to the meeting.  Assisted listening devices are available at Town Board meetings upon request.

 


Minutes

PRESENT:
Richard Billman
Ed Bishop
Laurayne Murray
Paul Willis

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Richard Billman called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.  Mr. Billman welcomed all in attendance.

DISCUSSION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

Richard Billman requested that the following items be moved up on the agenda to follow Item #12:
ITEM #17 – Discussion, action and decision regarding request to bid for backhoe for Building and Grounds.
ITEM #18 – Appointment of Pool Manager

Mr. Billman asked that Item #’s 21, 22, and 23, concerning closed session be removed from the agenda.

There were no objections to these changes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Laurayne Murray announced the following:

    Pahrump Regional Planning Commission will meet April 13, 6:00 p.m. in the Hall;
Fall Festival Executive Committee will hold a special meeting on April 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Town Annex;
Arena Advisory Board will hold a special meeting on April 14, 7:00 p.m. in the Town Shop;
Commissioners Cox and Trummell will hold a pre agenda workshop on April 16 at 10:00 a.m. until noon in Room B;
Fall Festival Parade Committee will meet April 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Annex;
Nye County Commissioners will meet in Pahrump on April 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Hall;
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Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Annex;
Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service Advisory Board will meet April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room B;
Nye County Federal Impacts Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Hall on April 20;
Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board will meet on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Annex;
Fairgrounds Advisory Board will meet on April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Room A;
The Nye County Safety Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. on April 21 in Room B;
Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Committee will meet on April 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Annex;
Tourism Advisory Board will hold a special meeting on April 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Room A.

Sally Devlin announced the Toastmasters meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the General Motors Dealership at 6:00 p.m.  Ms. Devlin announced that the Friends of the Library meet the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the Library.  Sally Devlin announced that the Pahrump Arts Council meets each third Saturday of the month at the Library at 1:00 p.m.  Ms. Devlin announced an invitation to the Historical Society, April 16 for a fundraiser bar-b-que.

Chief Scott Lewis announced that the new Odyssey were received mid-day on April 11.  The State has performed their inspection of the vehicles and passed with flying colors.  Chief Lewis noted that the State also performed a fleet inspection and there were no recommendations made, which Chief Lewis noted is a plus for the PVFRS fleet.

Chief Lewis announced a “Good News” item by advising the Board that they have received a grant for the EMS and will be receiving four desktop computers for the EMS requirements and reporting.  These should be received within the next two months.  This was accomplished through an EMS grant with no matching funds from the Town of Pahrump.

Patricia Cox announced that the Town Clean Up is progressing forward and they are still taking names and locations of the clean up areas.  People can volunteer by calling the Chamber office at 727-3118.  The actual date of the event is May 7, with sign ups taking place at the Pahrump Town Annex.  

Charlie Anzalone announced that the Nevada Country Music Association meets the last Sunday of the month at the Moose Lodge.  Announcements are in the newspaper of time and location.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Charlie Anzalone commented about an article that appeared in the Pahrump Valley Times on April 1 regarding the PVFRS not being in crisis.    



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DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING RECOMMENDATION OF NAMES TO SEND TO GOVERNOR GUINN CONCERNING TOWN BOARD VACANCY   (Accepted with verbatim minutes.  See attached.)

Paul Willis made a recommendation to accept the three names and to send Tanya Metaksa’s name up to the Governor with the recommendation of the Town Board.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Lauryane Murray commented that she appreciated all the people that put their applications in for the Town Board position.  Ms. Murray noted that it was a very honorable step that the individuals took and appreciate their participation and will continue to do so in the future as other volunteer positions are available to support the community.  

Ms. Murray read the list of applicants:  Chuck Patti, Peggy Warner, Bill Yacobozzi, Donald Rust, Ed Bajorek, Michael Miraglia, Jeff Bobeck, John Weiser, Tanya Mataksa, and Dale Lynn.

Laurayne Murray explained for the Board that there were ten applicants for the vacancy were received.  All the applications that provided contact information were called.  All accepted invitations for an interview; nine interviews were conducted by Paul Willis and Laurayne Murray as sitting Board members.  One applicant did not provide contact information and was not interviewed.  The applicants were asked a uniform set of questions regarding the areas of their knowledge and experience with the Town of Pahrump and the responsibilities they would be taking on as the Town Board.  Following the review of the applications and the interviews, a screening discussion was conducted and completed by the two members that were chartered by the Board for the responsibility of doing the screening.  As a result of that process it is recommended that the Town Board forward the following applicant names to Governor Guinn for the selection of an appointee to fill the vacancy on the Pahrump Town Board.  The recommended names (in no particular order) are Tanya Metaksa, Donald Rust, and Peggy Warner.  A document was respectfully submitted and signed and dated by Laurayne Murray and Paul Willis on April 9, 2005.  

Ms. Murray noted that the above was the process and the recommendation, signed and dated by the selection committee.

Mr. Willis thanked everybody and expressed his pleasure with meeting with everyone and talking with them.  Paul Willis asked that all the applicants stay involved.  

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Laurayne Murray voted nay.  

Ms. Murray clarified that the recommendation was to send three names and only recommend one.  Mr. Billman replied yes.


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DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION #2005-14 – APPROVAL OF APPLICATION TO THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) FOR LAST CHANCE PARK PROPERTY  

MaryEllen Giampaoli, a consultant with Nye County to provide support on environmental and land issues, explained that she has been working with the Town Office and Public Lands Advisory Board to develop an application for the Last Chance Park.  Ms. Giampaoli stated that she is here regarding a resolution to go forward to the County Board to seek concurrence and the approval to go forward with the BLM.

Ms. Giampaoli recommended a change to the language in the resolution.  MaryEllen Giampaoli recommended that Resolution 2005-14, third paragraph be changed from “Town of Pahrump is not authorized” to read “Town of Pahrump is authorized”, removing the word not.  However, the Town must seek concurrence from the County, not approval.  Ms. Giampaoli recommended substituting “concurring” in place of “approving” in the final paragraph of the resolution.  

Laurayne Murray Motioned to approve Resolution #2005-14 with the corrections as presented.  Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ONLY FROM SOUTHERN NYE AREA TRANSIT (SNAT) REGARDING RURAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE PLAN

Mary Jane Files, Executive Director of the Pahrump Senior Center, explained that for the past six months the Senior Center has been undergoing a study for the transportation needs of southern Nye County.  The main focus is the Pahrump Valley, but also includes Amargosa, Crystal, and Beatty, as they have expressed a desire to have transportation into Pahrump for medical, shopping and socialization.  Ms. Files stated that they have completed their assessment and invited the Town Board to the Senior Center on Thursday, April 14, where they will display all the maps which will indicate the routes.  This is an opportunity to ask questions.  Mary Jane Files continued to explain the system as it is today using call in for rides and they go door to door to pick people.  Ms. Files stated that the primary goal for Pahrump is to service the elderly, disabled, and veterans, and the Even Start Program with the Board of Education as priorities.  As the program expands it will include more individuals within the community.  Currently the Senior Center provides seven vehicles, bring individuals into the Center for meals five days per week, provide Meals on Wheels service, provide transportation for medical appointments 5 days per week and go to Las Vegas for specialty medical services five days a week.  They provide shopping and social/special events happening within the valley.  

Ms. Files thanked the Board for the opportunity to enlighten them with there services and feels this service assists economic development and to help people remain independent.  

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Laurayne Murray asked Ms. Files to repeat the information regarding the event at the Senior Center.  Mary Jane Files replied that it will be Thursday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m.  

Ms. Files explained that due to the weather conditions and the condition of roads in the valley, a company in Las Vegas, RO, has designed a vehicle with this in mind.

Ms. Files noted that there will be representatives for Senators Ensign and Reid, Congressman Gibbons present.  

THIRD READING AND DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING PAHRUMP TOWN ORDINANCE #47 – ADOPTION OF INTERNATIOAL AND UNIFORM FIRE CODES

Laurayne Murray read the title as follows:

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 1997 UNIFORM FIRE CODE AND THE 2003 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE; SEVERABILITY; EFFECTIVE DATE; AND OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO

Paul Willis Motioned to approve PTO #47.  Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

There was no further discussion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

THIRD READING AND DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING PAHRUMP TOWN ORDINANCE #48 – CREATING FIRE INSPECTIONS FOR BUSINESSES

Laurayne Murray read the title as follows:

AN ORDINCANCE CREATING FIRE INSPECCTIONS FOR EVERY BUSINESS LOCATION; PENALTIES; REPEAL OF CONFLICTING AND PRIOR ORDINANCES; SEVERABILITY; EFFECTIVE DATE; AND OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO

Laurayne Murray Motioned to approve PTO #48.  Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Sally Devlin asked several questions relating to this ordinance.  Ms. Devlin asked if the Town Fire Chief inspects buildings for $50, does it mean the State Fire Marshall will not have to come to Pahrump to inspect.  Chief Lewis replied that the State Fire Marshall has been doing new business license inspections and new buildings erected within the Town of Pahrump.  Scott Lewis explained that due to the growth of Pahrump, he is unable to complete those functions.  
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Chief Lewis stated that the Town is assuming the responsibility for doing annual and occupancy certifications, not new building construction.  The State Fire Marshall will be directly involved in new construction directly.  Pahrump will be assuming the fees that the State has been charging for before.  

Ms. Devlin asked how many people will be assigned to these inspections or will new people be hired.  Chief Lewis responded that the goal is to have the money returned to the General Fund and there will be no new additions to staff.  Staff has been trained over the past year by the State Fire Marshall’s Office and passed an examination at the end of training in 2004 to become fire inspectors.  

Sally Devlin asked how many businesses will be inspected per month and how many does the current Fire Marshall inspect.  Scott Lewis noted that as stated before, the State Fire Marshall will be responsible for new buildings only.  The Town of Pahrump is currently going through a list to see which businesses actually have customers come onto the property which would require life safety inspections.  Those working out of their homes would not be required to have that.  

Ms. Devlin commented that there approximately 30 new businesses a month and asked if that was a valid number.  Chief Lewis said he was not sure if the number is valid but it appears to be in the ballpark.  

Sally Devlin asked how they will inspect the 2000 businesses already licensed.  Chief Lewis stated that the priority is the new businesses so they can get certificates of occupancy.  Once those are taken care of on a monthly basis, they will begin focusing on doing life safety inspections on the existing businesses in Town and will be conducted on an annual basis.  Ms. Devlin asked how long before having to be inspected.  Scott Lewis noted that a system has been created where when someone applies for a business license there will be a form created by the billing office which will send out an invoice.  Once payment is received an appointment will be scheduled for the inspection.  

Ms. Devlin asked how the Town will be handled during the upcoming fire season.  Chief Lewis noted that the priority will always be to respond to emergencies.  When time is available is when inspections will occur.  Sally Devlin asked how many firefighters we have doing inspections.  Scott Lewis replied that there are seven qualified individuals who are state certified and trained and tested.  Ms. Devlin asked how many will be needed in the future.  Chief Lewis replied that as the Town grows and the fees collected might be able to assist in additional personnel.  

Kitty Longhauser asked about the cost to each business.  Richard Billman explained that the costs will be addressed in the next agenda item.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.


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DISCUSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION #2005-12 – APPROVING FIRE INSPECTION FEES

Chief Scott Lewis explained that he has been working with the Town Manager and the Town Attorney and agreed the fee schedules as listed in the resolution are good to begin with.  Many different fee schedules were reviewed from various locations which were quite extensive.  Chief Lewis noted the most of the locations have their own inspection bureau.  

Scott Lewis explained the fee schedules as follows:

    Annual Permit fee shall cost $50.00
    Each temporary permit shall cost $10.00
    Additional inspections or re-inspections shall cost $50.00
    Each business that stores hazardous materials shall pay an additional $50.00 in
    Addition to any other fee in the resolution and any other fee allowed by PTO #48

Ed Bishop Motioned to approve.  Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

Laurayne Murray asked how extensive is this going to be on the part of staff and was consideration given to having a tiered price for the annual inspection based on the extensiveness of the business.  Chief Lewis replied that this is a starting point and this program can be built on when necessary.  A tiered system requires more manpower especially in the billing services and keeping track of it.  The current system for the inspection process available in the current software is middle of the road.  To apply it to a tiered system would be an extraordinary effort at this time.  This resolution will lay the foundation and feels the fee schedule is fair to everyone at this time.  

Kitty Longhauser asked about re-inspections.  Chief Lewis explained that if a business is handling hazardous materials it will cost an additional $50.00.  The annual fee is $50.00.  If there is more than one re-inspection it will be $50.00.  Scott Lewis noted that if upon the first inspection, if there are issues that require immediate attention, the re-inspection is no additional charge.  The next re-inspection would be another $50.00.  

Richard Billman commented that it is done that way normally in other locations.  

Kitty Longhauser asked if the inspections would include schools.  Richard Billman confirmed that to be correct.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING FOREST SERVICE AGREEMENT RELATING TO ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN

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Chief Scott Lewis reported that this agreement is the actual operating plan between the United States Forestry (US) in Pahrump.  This is conducted on an annual basis.  All things are the same as previously stated with the exceptions: the telephone number have changed for their emergency contacts.  Chief Lewis explained that approximately one year ago, he approached to Town Board to ask for permission to seek charges on a monthly basis when the US Forestry is occupying Station #3.  The amount of $400 per month when it is being occupied which would cover the cost of utilities at the facility.  

Laurayne Murray Motioned to approve the Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement 00-FI-11041705-058.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING FOREST SERVICE AGREEMTN RELATING TO COOPERATIVE PROTECTION AGREEMENT

Chief Lewis explained that this is basically the same item as above with the exception that the agreement would be between US Forestry and the Town of Pahrump.  This agreement give an overview of the different services each party will provide each other with the addition of any mutual aid responses for catastrophic events.  

Ed Bishop Motioned to approve.  Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING REQUEST TO BID FOR BACK HOE FOR BUILDING AND GROUNDS

Matt Luis explained that the cemetery back hoe has been being used, which is very small for the type of work it is needed for outside of the cemetery.  Mr. Luis pointed out that the Building and Grounds department is doing more projects like sidewalks, etc.  Matt Luis suggested that a back hoe would be an asset to the department.  The attachments being looked at include a fork lift which the Town does not have currently.  A power sweeper will help after large special events like Fall Festival for clean up.  Mr. Luis noted that the multi purpose bucket will be an asset when trimming trees and performing other duties and would benefit the department for now and for the future.  

Richard Billman asked if this is a replacement for any other equipment.  Matt Luis replied that the backhoe they currently use is not meant for use the way they have been using it.  The current back how was obtained when the Town assumed the cemetery from the County.  Mr. Luis recommended that the current back hoe stay in use at the cemetery.

Paul Willis Motioned to approve going to bid.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.
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Paul Willis asked if this item was budgeted.  Matt Luis replied yes budgeted

Vote passed 4 – 0.

APPOINTMENT OF POOL MANAGER

Matt Luis reported that interviews were conducted with prospective applicants by Dave Richards, Terry Bostwick and himself.  The person they are recommending has 15 years experience and many exciting ideas for taking the pool in new directions.  Mr. Luis suggested that this person would be great for the job.  

Richard Billman asked if was necessary for the Board to vote on this issue.  Cristina Hinds replied that the Board can.  Paul Willis asked if this was under the Town Manager’s prevue.  Laurayne Murray pointed out that this is to hire for a position for Pool Manager which is budgeted and a personnel hiring decision usually made by the Town Manager.  Cristina Hinds noted that this is not a permanent position and is on a permanently budgeted for a temporary position and has always been brought before the Board in the past.  

Paul Willis Motioned to approve for the appointment of a Pool Manager Elona Skadberg.  Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION #2005-11 – REQUESTING SUPPORT FROM ASSEMBLYMAN SHERER TO FACILITATE WATER RIGHTS TRANSFER APPLICATION FOR PAHRUMP/NYE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Michael Sullivan explained that this is a request from the Fairgrounds Advisory Board.  There is a well permit transfer pending and it is felt that considering the volume of work, the State Engineer said it would help if we sent a resolution encouraging them to facilitate.  Mr. Sullivan pointed out that the Board is aware that until the water is at the fairgrounds site may of the projects will be behind it.  This is the first step in the process.

Ed Bishop Motioned to adopt Resolution #2005-11.  Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Paul Willis said he was all in favor for doing something to get the State Water Resources of their butts and start doing their job in Nye County.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION RGARDING RESOLUTION #2005-13 – BID AND PERFORMANCE BONDS.
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Cristina Hinds reported that there had been some issues with various projects that the Town has had with goods they have purchased.  Ms. Hinds noted that Mr. Richards it would streamline the process if there was a resolution in place to show to potential bidders so they would know up front that they would have to post a bidding bond.  This would eliminate situations that the Town Manager would have to deal with after the fact.  Before a contract is granted they must have a bond.  This will insure the performance and to protect the Town from liability.

Paul Willis Motioned to adopt Resolution #2005.13.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Paul Willis asked what the Town Manager’s position on this matter.  Michael Sullivan replied that it is prudent and these should be incorporated in all and formalizes a policy that we have followed.  Mr. Sullivan noted that Mr. Richards felt a need to outline when and where the Town would do these and at what discretionary level to keep the bid process flowing.  Michael Sullivan pointed out that resolution indicates the levels to be $35,000 but the Manager can make a recommendation to the Board to include a performance bond in items less than that.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Mr. Billman asked if Mr. Sullivan was going to give a report or remove the item from the agenda.  Michael Sullivan said he would try to answer any questions the Board might have.

Mr. Sullivan said he wished to inform the Board of the Nye County Capital Improvements (CIP) Plan Advisory Board will be meeting Wednesday, April 20, 2005.  The meeting will include a report from TriCore on the impact fees.  Paul Tischler, subcontractor concerning impact fees will be present.  There were two issues concerning Pahrump that were not on the agenda.  Those items included engineer and water, and transportation issues.  Michael Sullivan noted that he will attend this meeting for Mr. Richards.  There are two voting positions on this board, Mr. Richards and Chief Lewis.  The first draft of the CIP recommendations will be presented.  

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

Laurayne Murray reported that she attended the Arena Advisory Board meeting.  They are working on many improvement projects for the arena, particularly for the Fall Festival.  

Ms. Murray reported that the PVFRS Advisory Board held their first meeting.  The purpose was to discuss the focus of the group including any type of community activity or fundraising events to support the fire department.  

Paul Willis reported that the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board are moving forward with their Earth Day event on April 23 at Honeysuckle Park.  

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Mr. Willis reminded that the Town Board members should be getting their recommendations submitted for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board plan.

Paul Willis stated that he did not attend the Public Lands Advisory Board meeting.  Lawrence Baker reported that they are into discussions regarding the shooting range.  Mr. Baker said he was pleased to hear that the Last Chance Park was proceeding as planned.

Laurayne Murray reported that the first meeting of the joint County Commissioners and Town Board was held and felt it to be very productive meeting.  Many action plans were discusses regarding communications between each other and duplication of efforts.  As a result of the meeting, the County accounting system software (HTE) representative came to the Town Office and the staff seemed excited about the results.  

Ms. Murray reported that she has a meeting scheduled with Commissioner Cox to do work on coordinating economic development committees throughout the Town.  Laurayne Murray stated that there are several items that the Town Manager and the County Manager are taking steps to put processes in place to make things move more smoothly between the two bodies of government.  Ms. Murray said it was decided that the quarterly meetings should be held monthly.  As the projects start getting coordinated they will resume to quarterly meetings.  Those present at the meeting were Laurayne Murray, Paul Willis, Mike Maher, Dave Richards and Patricia Cox.

Paul Willis reported that the Fall Festival Board will be meeting again on Thursday night and are moving along on the Fall Festival.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION #2005-15 – DISTRIBUTION OF FALL FESTIVAL 2003 PROCEEDS

Michael Sullivan explained that when the Town took over the Fall Festival the Board directed that any net proceeds would split fifty percent to fairgrounds and fifty percent to Parks.  After the first year which was successful, and the second year being successful, the Board at that time recommended waiting and doing one year in arrears.  This is the distribution of the 2003 event.  They 2004 proceeds will be distributed approximately this time next year.  This provides the capital to restart the next event.  Mr. Sullivan pointed out that although we have had good weather in the past there is a concern of what will happen and what the costs would be if we did not have as successful event as in the past due to weather.  The proceeds from 2004 will be retained for start up.  This is a recommendation from the Fall Festival Committee to the Town Board.  

Richard Billman stated that he thought that was already agreed on the distribution.  Mr. Sullivan replied that this is actually authorizing the distribution of the money by the Town Board.  

Paul Willis Motioned to distribute the Fall Festival 2003 proceeds as planned.  Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.  
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Vote passed 4 – 0.  

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS;

A.    ACTION – APPROVAL OF TOWN VOUCHERS
B.    ACTION – APPROVAL OF TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUT4ES OF MARCH 22,2005
C.    ACTION – APPROVAL OF 72 HOUR LIQUOR LICENSE FOR TERIBBLE’S TOWN AND TERRIBLE’S LANKESIDE APRIL 29, 30 AND MAY 1 FOR THE TERRIBLE’S TOWN BEST IN THE DESERT 250
D.    ACTION – APPROVAL OF 72 HOUR LIQUOR LICENSE FOR POWER DESERT RODEO CO. & PROD. FOR THEIR BULL RIDING EVENT, JUNE 4, 2005 AT MCCULLOUGH ARENA
E.    ACTION – APPROVAL OF 72 HOUR LIQUOR LICENSE FOR PAHRUMP VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR WILD WEST EXTRAVAGANZA, SEPTEMBER 23 – 25, 2005 AT SADDLE WEST CASINO PARKING LOT AND PAHRUMP ARENA ON HOMSTEAD ROAD

Ed Bishop Motioned to approve all the consent agenda items.  Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

ADJOURNMENT

Richard Billman adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,


Laurayne Murray



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Pahrump Town Board Meeting
April 12, 2005 (verbatim excerpt)

Paul Willis:  Mr. Chairman

Richard Billman:    Mr. Willis

Paul Willis:    I’d like to make a recommendation to accept the three names and to send Tanya Metaksa’s name up to the Governor with the recommendation of the Board.  

Richard Billman:      Is there a second.

Ed Bishop:    Yeah, I’ll second it.

Richard Billman:     Moved and seconded.  Discussion from the Board.

Laurayne Murray:    I’d just like to make a comment.  The, first off, I’d like to take the opportunity to appreciate all the people that put their application in for the Town Board.  I know that a lot of comments have been made in the past about why a person would want to do that.  But, I think it’s a very honorable step that these individuals took and we really do appreciate their participation and hope that they will continue to do that in the future as other volunteer positions are available to support the community.  Chuck Patti applied, Peggy Warner, Bill Yacobozzi, Donald Rust, Ed Bajorek, Michael Miraglia, Jeff Bobeck, John Weiser, Tanya Mataksa and Dale Lynn.  I also wanted to share with the Board, because we haven’t had an opportunity any of us to speak to each other that there were ten applications received for the vacancy.  That all the applications that did provide us with contact information were called.  They accepted invitation for an interview; nine interviews were conducted by Paul Willis and myself as the sitting Board members.  One applicant did not give us contact information so they were not contacted.  The applicants were asked a uniform set of questions regarding the areas of their knowledge and experience with the Town of Pahrump and the responsibilities they would be taking on as the Town Board.  And following the review of the applications and the interviews, the screening discussion was conducted and completed by the two members that have been charted by the Board for the responsibility of doing the screening.  And as a result of that process, it is recommended that the Town Board forwarding the following applicant names to Governor Kenneth Guinn or the selection of an appointee to fill the vacancy on the Pahrump Town Board.  The recommended names are Tanya Metaksa, Donald Rust, and Peggy Warner.  Respectfully submitted and signed and dated by Laurayne Murray and Paul Willis on April 9.  I would like to just put that in the record that that was the process; that was the recommendation and it is signed and dated by the committee.

Paul Wilis:    And I’d like to thank everybody and I was a pleasure to meet everyone and talk to you and would like ask you to stay involved.   Thank you very much.

Richard Billman:    Thank you.  Any further comment from the Board.  Call for the question, all those in favor please signify by saying aye.  

Richard Billman:    Aye
Paul Willis:        Aye
Ed Bishop:    Aye

Richard Billman:    Motion carries.

Laurayne Murray:    Nay.  The recommendation was to send three names and only recommend one, is that correct?  

Richard Billman:    Yes.

 

 


 

 

Pahrump Town Board Meeting
April 12, 2005
Draft Excerpt

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING RECOMMENDATION OF NAMES TO SEND TO GOVERNOR GUINN CONCERNING TOWN BOARD VACANCY

Paul Willis made a recommendation to accept the three names and to send Tanya Metaksa’s name up to the Governor with the recommendation of the Town Board.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Lauryane Murray commented that she appreciated all the people that put their applications in for the Town Board position.  Ms. Murray noted that it was a very honorable step that the individuals took and appreciate their participation and will continue to do so in the future as other volunteer positions are available to support the community.  

Ms. Murray read the list of applicants:  Chuck Patti, Peggy Warner, Bill Yacobozzi, Donald Rust, Ed Bajorek, Michael Miraglia, Jeff Bobeck, John Weiser, Tanya Mataksa, and Dale Lynn.

Laurayne Murray explained for the Board that there were ten applicants for the vacancy were received.  All the applications that provided contact information were called.  All accepted invitations for an interview; nine interviews were conducted by Paul Willis and Laurayne Murray as sitting Board members.  One applicant did not provide contact information and was not interviewed.  The applicants were asked a uniform set of questions regarding the areas of their knowledge and experience with the Town of Pahrump and the responsibilities they would be taking on as the Town Board.  Following the review of the applications and the interviews, a screening discussion was conducted and completed by the two members that were chartered by the Board for the responsibility of doing the screening.  As a result of that process it is recommended that the Town Board forward the following applicant names to Governor Guinn for the selection of an appointee to fill the vacancy on the Pahrump Town Board.  The recommended names (in no particular order) are Tanya Metaksa, Donald Rust, and Peggy Warner.  A document was respectfully submitted and signed and dated by Laurayne Murray and Paul Willis on April 9, 2005.  

Ms. Murray noted that the above was the process and the recommendation, signed and dated by the selection committee.

Mr. Willis thanked everybody and expressed his pleasure with meeting with everyone and talking with them.  Paul Willis asked that all the applicants stay involved.  

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Laurayne Murray voted nay.  

Ms. Murray clarified that the recommendation was to send three names and only recommend one.  Mr. Billman replied yes.
 

 

 


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