Agendas & Minutes


April 14, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
April 14, 2009

 


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

4.    Discussion and possible Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

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

6.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request from the Division of Child and Family Service proclaiming May 1, 2009, Foster Parent Appreciation Day.  (Action)

7.    Presentation by the Pahrump Chamber of Commerce.  (Non Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding contract with Zambelli fireworks in the amount of $25,000 for July 3 2009 fireworks display at Petrack Park. (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding update from Mr. Steven Lee on the PBR event that was scheduled to be held in the Town of Pahrump and All Matters Related Thereto. (Non Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding the purchase of One (01) Utility Vehicle and One (01) Top Dresser Vehicle not to exceed $31,000, already budgeted from Building & Grounds General Fund and all matters related thereto.  (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision to resubmit and revise and reconsider Pahrump Town Ordinance #43 (PTO #43).  (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision of the Pahrump Town Board sending a letter of support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Town’s new proposed Pahrump Valley Airport Site “C”.  (Action)

13.    Discussion and possible decision of placing a Request For Quotes for Professional Services: Engineering/Construction in the local newspapers.  (Action)

14.    Discussion of and possible decision of funding not to exceed $39,000.00, a proposed “Economic and Fiscal Outlook for the Town of Pahrump: Options for the Future” study conducted by University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension from FY09 and FY10 budgets.  (Action)

15.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of Resolution 2009-05 approving preliminary 2009-10 fiscal year budgets for Town of Pahrump and Pahrump Swimming Pool District.  (Action)

16.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 10, 2009
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 24, 2009
d.    Action – approval of Jacob Skinner, Patrick Kerby, and Jeffrey Bobeck to the Incorporation Advisory Board.
e.    Action – approval of Alice Eychaner and Marianna Smith to the Tourism Advisory Board.
f.    Action – approval of revised fiscal year 2009 grant to PAVED from Economic Development Room Tax Funds already budgeted and not to exceed $30,000.
 
17.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-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).

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
COUNTY COMPLEX
FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

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Minutes


PRESENT:    
    Town Board:
        Nicole Shupp
        Bill Dolan
        Vicky Parker
        Frank Maurizio
        Mike Darby
    Staff:
    Rick Campbell, Attorney
William A. Kohbarger, Town Manager
Scott Lewis, Fire Chief
Matt Luis, Buildings & Grounds Manager

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairperson 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)
Frank Maurizo motioned to remove Items 14 for a future date and 16f for a later date (Discussion of and possible decision of funding not to exceed $39,000.00, a proposed “Economic and Fiscal Outlook for the Town of Pahrump: Options for the Future” study conducted by University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension from FY09 and FY10 budgets and  Approval of revised fiscal year 2009 grant to PAVED from Economic Development Room Tax Funds already budgeted and not to exceed $30,0000) from the agenda.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 2.  Nicole Shupp and Bill Dolan voted nay.

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Bill Dolan reported the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board will meet on April 16th.  
Vicky Parker reported that the Tourism Board voted to add an additional member.

4.    Discussion and possible Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Nothing at this time.

5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Bill Dolan alerted the public that people ordering Girl Scout cookies at a January meeting should contact the Girl Scout Council who will make good on the offer.

6.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request from the Division of Child and Family Service proclaiming May 1, 2009, Foster Parent Appreciation Day.  (Action)
Clerk Vicky Parker read aloud the Proclamation.

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the proclamation.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Lewis Beaver thanked the Board for their appreciation of the foster parent program.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

7.    Presentation by the Pahrump Chamber of Commerce.  (Non Action)
Lucy Ivins and Chamber Board presented history information and programs currently being spearheaded by the Chamber.  They include, but are not limited to, a shop local campaign, Frontier Days and Chili Showdown, July 3rd festivities at Petrack Park, among others.

The Board asked questions which Ms. Ivins answered concerning membership, future conventions, grant monies, etc.

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding contract with Zambelli fireworks in the amount of $25,000 for July 3, 2009 fireworks display at Petrack Park. (Action)
Bill Kohbarger explained this would come from fiscal year budget 2009-10 if approved.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the contract with Zambelli fireworks in the amount of $25,000 for July 3rd, fireworks at Petrack Park.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.  

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding update from Mr. Steven Lee on the PBR event that was scheduled to be held in the Town of Pahrump and All Matters Related Thereto. (Non Action)
Steven Lee of Silver State Pro Rodeo who helps promote PBR explained how it came about that they would be postponing their 2009 event until May 2010.  Mr. Lee said he spoke with Steve Pastorelli with the Arena Advisory Board and they have agreed to roll over the fees from 2009 for the May 8, 2010 event.  

Mike Darby asked how this cancelation affects the PBR points and how much revenues were lost from last year.  Bill Kohbarger noted that he would contact Mr. Pastorelli who said they would keep open the May 8th date for the PBR.  

Larry Jones, Cynthia Jones, and Art Jones commented.

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding the purchase of One (01) Utility Vehicle and One (01) Top Dresser Vehicle not to exceed $31,000, already budgeted from Building & Grounds General Fund and all matters related thereto.  (Action)
Matt Luis explained that these items (2) have been on the wish list for approximately three years and would like to purchase them at this time.  Equipment has been borrowed from other entities.  They would be using the equipment at the parks and cemetery.

Bill Dolan asked if this would be an outright purchase or financed.  Mr. Luis replied it would be an outright purchase as a budgeted item.  Nicole Shupp asked if it would require a bid process.  Bill Kohbarger explained it is under the $49,995 state requirement for the bid process.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the purchase on one utility vehicle and one top dresser vehicle not to exceed $31,000 already budgeted from Buildings & Grounds General Fund.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

There were comments from Amy Richards, Dave Stevens and Bob Irving.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

11.    Discussion and possible decision to resubmit and revise and reconsider Pahrump Town Ordinance #43 (PTO #43).  (Action)
Robin Lloyd made a presentation of her concerns with PTO #43 going page by page with recommendations and asked for a rewriting of the ordinance.

Mike Darby noted that Ms. Lloyd did many hours of research regarding this ordinance.  

Mr. Maurizio asked Rick Campbell how long it would take him to go through the changes.  Mr. Campbell noted a procedural issue with regards to some of the requested changes and going through rescinding and going through the publication process again.  A new draft could be available within a week.  There were questions and discussion regarding cost of the draft, publication, and negations with other parties involved, etc.  Enforcement of the ordinance was discussed.  

A five minute recess was called for a bathroom break.

Robert Groesbeck, Attorney for Pahrump Valley Disposal, commented that interesting points were discussed and they are willing to look at anything that will make the document clearer, but has concerns and would like to meet with the Town Attorney.  Mr. Groesbeck noted that several lawsuits have been settled upon the adoption of PTO #43.  His concern is that some of the issues may be potential issues with the Town.

Mike Darby motioned to table this item until such time that more of the issues can be addressed and possibly have a workshop to consider the revisions the public would like to see done.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Mr. Kohbarger asked who would conduct the workshop and what time of workshop Mr. Darby wanted.  Mike Darby replied he would like a workshop in a public forum and is open to suggestions as to who would conduct it.  Bill Kohbarger asked that he be allowed to contact all attorneys involved.

Mike Darby amended his motion to table until such time as the Town Manager can meet with representatives of different council to bring their thoughts back.  Vicky Parker so amended and seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Public comment was not held as the item was tabled.

The redline copies of the new draft will be made available to the public at the Town Office and will be placed on the website.  

Norma Jean Opatik asked that the item be placed at the beginning of the meeting.

12.    Discussion and possible decision of the Pahrump Town Board sending a letter of support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Town’s new proposed Pahrump Valley Airport Site “C”.  (Action)
Bill Kohbarger explained that Mrs. Parker asked that a letter of support from the new Town Board members be sent to the FAA regarding the Site C as their selection for the airport site.  Vicky Parker noted the grant money that has already been spent on the airport.

Vicky Parker motioned to send a letter of support to the FAA for the Town’s site “C” airport.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Comments were heard from Bill Richards, Judith Holmgren, Dave Stevens, Amy Richards, Donald Cox, Gary Ravzicky (sp), Charlie Gronda and John Crilly.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.

13.    Discussion and possible decision of placing a Request For Quotes (RFQ) for Professional Services: Engineering/Construction in the local newspapers.  (Action)
Bill Kohbarger asked for permission to advertise for RFQ an engineering firm.  There are seven projects on hold due to the prior engineering firm non performance.  Their contract has been terminated and money recovered that was paid them.  This will be a multi-year contract for the current projects and any that may be coming in the future.  

Mike Darby asked if was going to be placed in the local papers and what the cost would be.  Mr. Kohbarger replied he did not have the cost to advertise and it would be advertised in the Pahrump papers and well as Las Vegas and websites frequently visited by engineering firms.  

Vicky Parker asked which projects are pending.  Mr. Kohbarger cited the Community Center roof, lighting at Petrack Park, Last Chance Park and other parks, swimming pool deck, etc.  He added that any RFQ received will be brought to the Board for approval.

Bill Dolan motioned to direct staff to place an ad in the local papers, Pahrump and Las Vegas, for RFQ for professional services: Engineering and Construction.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Bruce Culley commented.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

14.    Discussion of and possible decision of funding not to exceed $39,000.00, a proposed “Economic and Fiscal Outlook for the Town of Pahrump: Options for the Future” study conducted by University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension from FY09 and FY10 budgets.  (Action)
Removed under Item #2.

15.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of Resolution 2009-05 approving preliminary 2009-10 fiscal year budgets for Town of Pahrump and Pahrump Swimming Pool District.  (Action)
The resolution title was read.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve Resolution 2009-05, preliminary 2009-10 fiscal year budgets for the Town of Pahrump and Pahrump Swimming Pool District.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

16.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 10, 2009
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 24, 2009
d.    Action – approval of Jacob Skinner, Patrick Kerby, and Jeffrey Bobeck to the Incorporation Advisory Board.
e.    Action – approval of Alice Eychaner and Marianna Smith to the Tourism Advisory Board.
f.    Action – approval of revised fiscal year 2009 grant to PAVED from Economic Development Room Tax Funds already budgeted and not to exceed $30,000.
Item #16f was removed under Item #2.

Bill Dolan motioned the consent agenda a – e as stated.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.
17.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-Action)
It was noted that the final budget meeting will be held on May 21, time and place to be announced.
There will be a workshop regarding PTO #43.
There is a workshop in Carson City in May for Mayors Conference where there may be a quorum.
Frank Maurizio and Mike Darby may be attending the Nye Development Summit in Tonopah on May 7 and 8.

18.    Public Comment
Neil Huff asked about consent agenda item #16f.
John Koenig commented regarding Public Comment being at the end of the meeting rather than at the beginning of the meeting.  
Tim Lockinger commented regarding Item #14 and it being removed from the agenda.
Rodney Comacho commented and thanked the Town Board for their support of the Children’s’ Theater.

19.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at 9:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board


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