Agendas & Minutes


April 24, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
April 24, 2007

 


Agenda

1.   Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

2.   Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

3.   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).

4.   Advisory Board reports.

5.   Discussion only regarding impact of Medical Air Service Association (MASA) on
      Town Ambulance Enterprise Fund. Board Member Sprouse

6.   Discussion and decision regarding adoption of the goal to incorporate the Town of
      Pahrump within the next 3-5 years and directing staff to prepare a complete plan for
      incorporation within the next 12 months. Town Manager

7.   Discussion and decision regarding bid selection and approval to purchase PVFRS
      Brush Truck. Fire Chief/Board Member Sprouse

8.   Discussion and decision regarding Nye County/Pahrump Comprehensive
      Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document and objectives. Al
      Balloqui/Town Manager

9.  Town Manager’s report.

10.  Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

       April 28, 2007, 9:00 AM, special meeting, in the Town Annex, to address goals and
       objectives and the 2007/08 tentative budget.

Town Board Agenda
April   24, 2007
Page 2

11.  Consent Agenda Items

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of Town Board special meeting minutes of March 28 & 29, 2007.
3.    Action - approval of Town Board special meeting minutes of April 7, 2007.
4.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of April 10, 2007.

12.  Adjournment

A quorum of Nye County Commissioners may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

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.

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

 


 

AGENDA  ADDENDUM

1.  Discussion and decision regarding support for location of a Federal Detention    
     Center in conjunction with The Office of Federal Detention Trustee Solicitation   
     Number ODT-7-R-0001 as amended. Town Manager

2.  Discussion and decision regarding removal of Public Lands Advisory Board
     Chairperson and withdrawal of all appointments as representative of the Town
     of  Pahrump. Town Manager

     A quorum of Nye County Commissioners may be present at any Town Board
     meeting but they will not take any formal action.

     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.

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

 


Minutes


    PRESENT                          ABSENT
    Laurayne Murray
    John McDonald
    Don Rust
    Nicole Shupp    
    Dan Sprouse


Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

    Chairperson Murray called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

    None

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).

    John Pawlak, Secretary Nuclear Waste Advisory Board, thanked everyone for    participating in Earth Day and the Town Clean Up.  

    Vicki Parker stated the Town Board should consider placing trash containers    throughout the valley to prevent illegal dumping.
    
Advisory Board reports.

    Member Rust attended the Nye Community Coalition meeting and reported    several projects including, Parents in Service at Rosemary Clark Middle School.

    Member Shupp reported attendance at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board    and Fall Festival Advisory Board.
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    Member Sprouse attended the Emergency Services Homeland Security Advisory    Board     meeting and reported progress regarding the purchase of emergency     generators.

    Chairperson Murray reported her attendance at the Tourism Advisory Board and    announced progress with both the tourism kiosk and banner projects.

    Al Balloqui, Economic Development Coordinator, stated he would present a    model of the community development brochure at the Special Town Board     meeting April 28, 2007.  He estimated completion of this project in the next 30     days.

    Jim Petell, Chairperson Public Lands Advisory Board, provided an update of the    Conservation District of Southern Nevada area meeting on April 20, 2007, in     Alamo, Nevada.

Discussion only regarding impact of Medical Air Service Association (MASA) on
Town Ambulance Enterprise Fund.

    Alan Deitsch, Medical Air Services Association (MASA), provided a handout and    presentation of services.  Member Sprouse stated MASA provided a significant     contribution to Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue collections.

Discussion and decision regarding support for location of a Federal Detention    
Center in conjunction with The Office of Federal Detention Trustee Solicitation   
Number ODT-7-R-0001 as amended.

    The Town Manager stated several prospective firms were present to address the    Federal Detention facility process and the impact analysis.  He recommended the     Town Board provide a letter of general interest to the contractors supporting the     location of a Federal Detention Center in Pahrump.

    Mr. Balloqui stated the Pahrump Action Team Coalition had 9 members who    have been meeting with prospective firms and county entities since January     2007.   Additionally, he reviewed the results of the Bec Environmental, Inc.     report.

    Ken Fortier, Geo Group, stated they had met with both the Town and the County    and a phase one survey had been completed for submission to The Office of     Federal Detention Trustee.   



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    Christine Parker and Ira Warshauer of Cornell Company stated they had met    with both the Town and the County and were in the process of submitting a     phase one survey.  

    
    Brad Wiggins, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), stated he had provided
    informational brochures, met with both the Town and County, was submitting a    phase one surveys, and was confident the solicitation would be released in June     of 2007.

    Bob Hughes, Emerald Companies, currently has three sites under consideration    and will be submitting three surveys.  

    Mr. Balloqui requested a general letter of interest from the Town Board prepared    by staff.

    Member Rust motioned for staff to prepare a letter of Pahrump Town Board    support of a Federal Detention Facility to present to each prospective contractor.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding bid selection and approval to purchase PVFRS Brush Truck.

    Chief Lewis stated three bids were received for the Brush Truck and as a result    of a committee evaluation process he recommended the bid be awarded to High     Desert Fire Apparatus for $177,300.

    Member McDonald motioned to accept the bid from High Desert Fire Apparatus    for $177,300.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Chief Lewis stated he anticipated delivery by year end 2007.

    The Town Manager noted the bid request was advertised properly and the    purchase price of $177,300. was below the projected cost of $200,000.  He     added the truck will be funded from the Fire Capital Projects fund.

    Motion carried 5/0.

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    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting for a break at 7:52 p.m.

    Chairperson Murray resumed the meeting at 8:07 p.m.

    Chairperson Murray requested the Town Board provide authority to an    appointed sub-committee for Federal Detention Center issues.
    Member Sprouse motioned to create a sub-committee comprised of the Town    Manager, Mr. Balloqui, Chairperson Murray, and Member McDonald to bring     information to the Town Board and act on the Board’s behalf.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding adoption of the goal to incorporate the Town of Pahrump within the next 3-5 years and directing staff to prepare a complete plan for incorporation within the next 12 months.

    The Town Manager stated incorporation of the Town was a goal adopted by the    Town Board at a previous special Town Board meeting.  He invited public     comment and, though not an agenda item, he recommended the Town Board     consider establishing a citizen’s advisory committee to inform and advise the     community.

    Member Rust supported an advisory committee and requested 18 months versus    12 months to establish the plan for incorporation.  Member McDonald suggested     tabling the item to the next Board meeting.  Chairperson Murray stated the     decision to form an advisory board or committee should follow the normal     process and requested input from Attorney Joerger.

    Attorney Joerger stated the agenda item was specific to incorporation only.     Member McDonald suggested creating this as an agenda item for the next Town     Board     meeting.

    Nevada Tolladay encouraged forming a charter study commission, cost analysis,    and public education process.  Bob Griffith, former director of the 2000     incorporation effort, spoke in favor of incorporation and offered his assistance.
    Dave Stevens objected to incorporation noting a potential increase in taxes.
    Member McDonald stated if the Town incorporated it would be a result of the    voters.  Paul Willis spoke against incorporation and suggested additional ballot     language to abolish the Town Board.


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Discussion and decision regarding Nye County/Pahrump Comprehensive
Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document and objectives.

    The Town Manager stated Economic Development of Esmeralda and Nye    County (EDEN) was in the process of developing the CEDS document to submit     to the Nevada Economic Development Authority.  He stated the attachments     indicated the recommendations and the list should be reviewed by the Town     Board     and amended if necessary and approved for inclusion in the CEDS     document.

    Mr. Balloqui stated these recommendations were considered vital to the    communities’ growth.  Paul Willis stated there was a need to enforce immigration     laws for the benefit of the citizens of Pahrump in relation to the job market.
    Dave Stevens suggested building a new senior center and offered his services.
    Bob Griffith recommended an investment in the wage infrastructure.

    Member Rust motioned to approve and forward the recommended items to    EDEN for incorporation in the CEDS document with the inclusion of the senior     center and golf course.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding removal of Public Lands Advisory Board
Chairperson and withdrawal of all appointments as representative of the Town
of  Pahrump.
    
    Member McDonald read NRS 241.033 and stated no written notice was given to    Mr. Petell thus the item needed to be tabled until proper notice was given.

    Attorney Joerger stated he had a conflict of interest since he has had business    relations with Mr. Petell.

    Member Sprouse motioned to table this item to the next meeting and direct staff    to make notification in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statute.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.



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Town Manager’s report.

    The Town Manager delivered his report.

Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

           April 28, 2007, 9:00 AM, special meeting, in the Town Annex, to address goals    and objectives and the 2007/08 tentative budget.



Consent Agenda Items

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of Town Board special meeting minutes of March 28 & 29, 2007.
3.    Action - approval of Town Board special meeting minutes of April 7, 2007.
4.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of April 10, 2007.

Member McDonald stated the March 28th minutes on page 5 needed review and possible correction.

Member Sprouse motioned to accept the consent agenda items 1 - 4 with amendment.

Member McDonald seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment

    The meeting was adjourned at 8:56 p.m.
     

     Respectfully submitted,





    
     Don Rust
     Town Clerk
Pahrump Town Board Meeting        
April 24, 2007

     CC:    Town Board
                Nye County Treasurer
         Nye County Commissioners
         Nye County Planning
         Nye County Clerk
         Dan McArthur

     /al

 

 


Backup

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