Agendas & Minutes


April 13, 2010

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
APRIL 13, 2010

 


Agenda


1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)


4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)

5.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

6.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)

7.    Discussion and possible decision on Pahrump Town Ordinance #39, An Amendment to Ordinance #39 of the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump, to revise and restate the Town’s regulations concerning the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  (Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision to approve $2,000 for annual Town Clean Up. (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision to approve $750 to Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce (PVCC) for the Baker to Las Vegas run. (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision to approve $1,250 to PVCC for Nevada Commission on Tourism grant match for advertising in the RV Journal. (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision to approve $5,000 for Threadz 2010 event marketing. (Action)

12.    Discussion and decision on how to dispose of equipment purchased over the years with Town funds for the utilization at the Fall Festival and all matters related thereto.  (Action)

13.    Discussion and decision on obtaining Town Board direction on revising Pahrump Town Ordinance #35, “Business License Ordinance”, holding workshops and then bringing revision to Town Board for the approval process and all matters related thereto.  (Action)


14.    Discussion and decision on approving Resolution #2010-06, a Resolution approving Mutual Aid Agreement (MAA) between the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association, the State of Nevada and Town of Pahrump to voluntarily aid and assist various member departments and agencies in the event of fire disaster on a local, countywide, regional, statewide and interstate basis and other matters properly relating thereto. (Action)

15.    Discussion and possible decision on choosing a new Town logo, which adopts the winning branding contest slogan “Sunny Days & Western Ways” and all matters related thereto.  (Action)

16.    Discussion and possible decision Consent agenda items: (Action)

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 23, 2010.
c.    Action – approval of Special Town Board meeting minutes of March 29, 2010

17.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)

18.    Public Comment. Action may not be taken on matters considered during this period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item – NRS241.020 (2)(c)(3). (Non-Action)

19.    Adjournment.




A quorum of Advisory Board members may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

Any member of the public who wishes to speak during public comment or on an agenda item, at the appropriate time, will be limited to three (03) minutes.

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.

This notice and agenda has been posted on or before 9:00 a.m. on the third working day before the meeting at the following locations:
PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, TOWN ANNEX, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
 

 


Minutes


PRESENT:
    Town Board:
        Nicole Shupp
        Mike Darby
        Vicky Parker
        Frank Maurizio
        Bill Dolan (via phone)
    Staff:    Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
        Chief Scott Lewis,
        Michael Sullivan, Finance Director
        Al Balloqui

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Nicole Shupp called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)
Vicky Parker motioned to move Items 8, 9, and 10, to be heard following Item #2, and to remove Item #7.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Frank Maurizio asked that Public Comment (Item #18) be moved up.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote failed 2 – 3.  Nicole Shupp, Vicky Parker, and Bill Dolan voted nay.

Vicky Parker motioned to move Item #11 to follow Item #10 which was moved in the previous motion. Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker read the announcements as prepared.  She announced the Baker to Vegas Run.
Mrs. Parker also announced that CCA is having a job fair and applications are being taken online.
Harley Kulkin announced a Veterans BBQ to be held at Wind Rock Ranch.
Paul Glidden officially announced the Pahrump Fall Festival and Fair is September 23-26, and is looking for volunteers.
Isabelle Isherwood announced the starting of a constitutional study group.
John Koenig announced the County Capital Improvements committee meets April 27 at 2 p.m. in Room B.
Tom Waters announced the Pahrump Veterans Memorial Advisory Board needs members.  Dr. Waters also talked about the VITA Tax Assistance program
Nicole Shupp announced that the Public Lands Advisory Board also needs volunteers.
Mrs. Shupp also announced that the Town Board meeting scheduled for May 11 will be held at the Artesia Community Center.

4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker reported that the Tourism Board met with the Power lifters and will be coming forward at the next Town Board meeting.
Nicole Shupp reported she and others toured the site of a future ATV area.
Bill Dolan thanked Vicky Parker for all she has done with the PTCC and the entire PTCC board.  Mr. Dolan noted that the advisory boards have rules and regulations and policies to be followed. If they cannot abide by what staff requires, in a timely manner, the Board should review to see if there is a need for them.

5.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger issued a challenge to the Town Board in a Radiothon by KNYE for the Boys and Girls Club, April 18-20 to raise donations.  There will also be bowling at the Nugget on April 18 and 19 for $1.00 which will go to the Boys and Girls Club.

6.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Frank Maurizio read the following into the record:
There is an apparent lack of concern between our town leadership and staff.  It seems as if breaking the rules for some is all right and others not so.
In the Town Policies, in the section under Political Activities, section 2.13 states that no employees shall engage in political activity while on duty.  This includes but not limited to influence, service, or any valuable thing to aid, promote, or defeat any political committee or nomination or election of any person to public office. Also stated is wearing or displaying of apparel, buttons, insignias, or other items, which advocate for or against a political candidate or political cause is also prohibited political activity during working hours.
Employees are also prohibited from participating in any activities while off duty while wearing a uniform, nametag, or any other item identifying them as representatives of the Town of Pahrump.  Employees are expressly forbidden to use any Town of Pahrump resources such as the wearing of uniforms at these activities.  The Town of Pahrump pays for the uniforms and is considered Town Property or resources. I am sending a request to the U. S. Attorney General’s office for forensic audit for Pahrump Full Service Fire Department.
It is also a growing concern of mine that PTO 29 is in violation of the Nye County Code 20, in which the county gives the Town of Pahrump permission to create a Volunteer Fire department.
The Pahrump Town Ordinance 5 was for the creation of the Pahrump Volunteer Fire Department.  This PTO 5 is replaced by PTO 20.  A conflict exists between PTO 25 and PTO 29. It appears that the town is attempting to operate illegally due to this conflict.
It also does not state that the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump has county authorization to create the Pahrump Full Service Fire Department. With that said, I have sent two letters to the Nye County District Attorney’s Office and the Nevada Attorney General for an opinion in this matter.

Bill Dolan asked if Mr. Maurizio was referring to anyone in particular as it appears to he talking about a reference to political activities.  Nicole Shupp informed Mr. Dolan that no names would be mentioned at this meeting.  Mr. Dolan called a point of order regarding the statement by Mr. Maurizio.  Bill Dolan noted that if no name(s) would be given then the statement should be stricken from the record.  Serious charges have been leveled against a division of the Town  Bill Kohbarger explained that allegations should be given to the Town Manager as soon as possible and that it is a personnel issue.  If not submitted, Mr. Kohbarger will bring the matter back to the Board. Mr. Dolan stated that if not brought to the Mr. Kohbarger in twenty-four hours he will request a special meeting of the Town Board in a closed session to sanction Mr. Maurizio.

7.    Discussion and possible decision on Pahrump Town Ordinance #39, An Amendment to Ordinance #39 of the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump, to revise and restate the Town’s regulations concerning the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  (Action)
This item removed under Item #2.

8.    Discussion and possible decision to approve $2,000 for annual Town Clean Up. (Action)
John Pawlak and Patricia Cox presented information and their request for the Annual Clean Up which is to be held on May 8th at the Calvada Eye.  The money requested will be used for advertising and prizes.

Vicky Parker motioned to provide up to $2,000 for Earth Day to come out of Economic Development Room Tax Fund.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Tom Saitta issued a challenge to other restaurants and stated he will donate $500 to this event.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

9.    Discussion and possible decision to approve $750 to Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce (PVCC) for the Baker to Las Vegas run. (Action)
Vicky Parker presented information regarding the donations received for this event.  Mrs. Parker explained that there are 254 teams participating in this event and they all bring in support teams which bring approximately 10,000 people into Pahrump.

Mike Darby motioned to approve $750 to PVCC for the Baker to Las Vegas run.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 -0.

10.    Discussion and possible decision to approve $1,250 to PVCC for Nevada Commission on Tourism grant match for advertising in the RV Journal. (Action)
Vicky Parker presented information regarding the advertising in the RV Journal (Recreational Vehicle Journal).  One half of this advertisement is from the NCOT grant and half from the Town. This is a pass through grant handled by the Chamber.  Dan Rodriquez confirmed.  

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the $1,250 for the matching grant.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

11.    Discussion and possible decision to approve $5,000 for Threadz 2010 event marketing. (Action)
Nick Moore presented his information regarding Treadzfest and played a radio ad that played for last year’s event. This event draws people from outside of Pahrump.  

Vicky Parker explained that this is a kid’s based event and brings parents to Pahrump who spend their money in here.  She talked about a survey of zip codes were collected and it was amazing how many people from other areas were present.  

Mike Darby motioned to approve $5,000 for Threadzfest 2010 marketing.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Harold Grimmauld, Sandra Darby, Louis DeCanio, Harley Kulkin, Carl Moore, Karen Spalding, Paula Glidden, Dave Stevens and Bruce Calley commented.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

12.    Discussion and decision on how to dispose of equipment purchased over the years with Town funds for the utilization at the Fall Festival and all matters related thereto.  (Action)
Bill Kohbarger explained that PAVED has asked for the Fall Festival Equipment.  It was explained that the equipment was purchased with Town funds for the Fall Festival and the Town Board must determine how it is handled.  Mr. Kohbarger requested the Board to place an advertisement for the items to be sold and award them to the highest bidder or the Board may also choose to give it away. Staff recommendation is that it be sold.

Bill Dolan motioned to put this into the paper for sale due to the value amount and should not be given away.  

Mike Darby asked if it was a bid.  Mr. Kohbarger explained the process.  

Bill Dolan amended his motion to that the items be placed in the paper for bid on each item.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vicky Parker noted that in speaking with maintenance staff that there is nothing on the list that the Town had a need for.

Comments were heard from Gary Rvavzycki, Paula Glidden, Bob Irving, Harley Kulkin, Lu Kamorowski, John Koenig, Marna Krause, Larry Sanford and Phil Huff.

Vicky Parker stated that it would be discriminatory to give to one group.

Vote failed 2 – 3.  Nicole Shupp, Mike Darby, and Frank Maurizio voted nay.

13.    Discussion and decision on obtaining Town Board direction on revising Pahrump Town Ordinance #35, “Business License Ordinance”, holding workshops and then bringing revision to Town Board for the approval process and all matters related thereto.  (Action)
Bill Kohbarger explained that due to numerous amendments to this ordinance that it should be rewritten.  Mr. Kohbarger stated that after it is rewritten there would be workshops for input.  It would be brought back to the Board for the approval process.

Vicky Parker said she feels that they only need to direct staff to begin the process.  Mrs. Parker noted that the ordinance is not enforceable and therefore is not needed.  Bill Kohbarger explained that all fees would be separated out in resolution form.

Bill Dolan motioned to have staff rewrite PTO #35, Business License Ordnance, and hold a single workshop for community input and bring it back to the Board for approval.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

There were comments and discussion by the Board regarding state business license, having a business license registration and holding workshops.  

Bill Dolan rescinded his motion.  Vicky Parker rescinded her second.

Vicky Parker directed staff to rework the PTO and would like a minimum of three workshops.  

14.    Discussion and decision on approving Resolution #2010-06, a Resolution approving Mutual Aid Agreement (MAA) between the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association, the State of Nevada and Town of Pahrump to voluntarily aid and assist various member departments and agencies in the event of fire disaster on a local, countywide, regional, statewide and interstate basis and other matters properly relating thereto. (Action)
Chief Lewis explained that there is a document from 1994 which was signed by each fire department throughout the State.  A recent meeting held brought attention to the document which did not have complete signatures.  This is an agreement for large disasters statewide.  This does not replace any inter-local agreements.

There were questions and comments from the Board.

Vicky Parker motioned to approve Resolution #2010-06 a resolution approving MAA between the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association, the State of Nevada and the Town of Pahrump.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

15.    Discussion and possible decision on choosing a new Town logo, which adopts the winning branding contest slogan “Sunny Days & Western Ways” and all matters related thereto.  (Action)
Vicky Parker stated that she has been working on this project and presented a sample of what they have been working on with the webmaster, Brian Shoemake.  Mr. Shoemake stated that he is volunteered to work on the logo at no additional charge which would be used on the website.

There was further discussion by the Board as to what they liked and disliked.

Vicky Parker motioned to accept images similar to Images #1, and #2.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.  

There were comments from Andy Alberti, Bruce Calley, and Harold Grimmald.

Vote passed 3 – 2.  Fran Maurizio and Mike Darby voted nay.

16.    Discussion and possible decision Consent agenda items: (Action)

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 23, 2010.
c.    Action – approval of Special Town Board meeting minutes of March 29, 2010
Frank Maurizio motioned to approve consent agenda items a through c.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

17.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
Mrs. Shupp restated that the May 11, Town Board meeting will be held at the Artesia Community Center at 7:00 p.m.

18.    Public Comment. Action may not be taken on matters considered during this period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item – NRS241.020 (2)(c)(3). (Non-Action)
Bruce Calley asked why the meeting was being moved to Artesia.  
Anthony Greco commented about a newspaper article and photo.
Charlie Anzalone commented about free enterprise and giving money away.
Butch Harper thanked people for their patches and needs help getting more as he has many requests for his collages.
Carolene Endersby complimented the Board for allowing public workshops.
Andy Alberti commented about the County Commissioners approving Granicus to do videos of their meetings.
John Koenig recommended moving Town Board Member’s Comments to the end like Public Comment.
Harold Grimmald commented regarding Item #13 workshops and Board members on the telephone.
Anthony Greco asked if firefighter’s uniforms are town property and why advertise the union on their uniforms.
                
19.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 9:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board



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