Agendas & Minutes


August 10, 2004

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
AUGUST 10, 2004

 


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.    “Good News” regarding people, events, awards, celebrations or occasions that reflects positively for those within the community.

6.    Discussion, action and decision regarding partial abandonment of easement on Town property, west of, main fire station.  Dave Richards  
 
7.    Town Manager’s Report.

8.    Advisory Board Reports.

9.    Discussion, action and decision regarding membership on Public Lands Advisory Board.  Jim Petell

10.    Discussion, action and decision regarding membership on Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  Bill Green

11.    Discussion, action and decision regarding going out to bid for concrete work at Simkins Park as outlined by Building and Grounds Manager using PETT funds available.  Bill Green

12.    Appointment to replacement member on the Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service Task Force.  Paula Glidden

13.    Appointment to replacement the Town’s representative on the Developer’s Agreement Task Force.  Paula Glidden

14.    Discussion, action and decision regarding up to $20,000 upgrade of electrical boxes at Petrack Park for Fall Festival.  Town Board

15.    Discussion, action and decision regarding “Pahrump Pillar of Character Award.”  Jeanna Howard

16.    Discussion, action and decision regarding acceptance of donation of mini-blinds for Community Center Rooms A and B from Impressions.  

17.    Consent Agenda: (Approve in one motion.)

A.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting of July 13, 2004.
C.    Action – approval of  Town Board meeting of July 27, 2004.

18.    Adjournment.



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

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:                        ABSENT:
Paula Glidden                        Ed Bishop
Richard Billman                
Charlotte LeVar
Jeanna Howard
Cristina Hinds, Attorney

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Paula Glidden called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.  Ms. Glidden welcomed all those in attendance.

DISCUSSION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

There were no changes or deletions to the agenda at this time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Charlotte LeVar announced the following:

    The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission will meet on August 11, at 6:00 p.m.
    in the Hall;
    Tourism Advisory Board will meet on August 12 at 8:00 a.m. in the Town Annex;
    Commissioners Cox and Trummell will hold their pre agenda workshop on August
    14 at 2:30 p.m. in Room B;
    Sheriff Tony DeMeo will hold his open forum on August 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall;
    Fall Festival Executive Committee is scheduled to meet on August 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the
    Annex;
    Nye County Commissioners will meet in Pahrump on August 17 at 8:30 a.m.
    The PVFRS Task Force will be meeting each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Annex;
Nye County Commissioners will hold a Strategic Planning session on August 18 at 8:00 a.m. in the Hall;
Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board is scheduled to meet on August 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Room B;
The Economic Development Advisory Board will meet on August 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Office Conference Room;
Fall Festival Sub-Committees will be meeting semi-weekly or weekly from now until Fall Festival.  Please contact the Town Office if you are interested in volunteering for any
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one of the following committees: Arts and Crafts, Carnival, Entertainment, Parade, Rodeo or Vendor/Booth.  It requires many volunteers to put on an event such as the Fall Festival and our volunteers are graciously appreciated.

Jim Petell announced to the public that a notice of application to adjust water and sewer rates has been applied for by Desert Utilities in the Desert Trails subdivision.  

John Pawlak announced the information that will appear in the newspaper regarding the Fall Festival.  

Art Jones announced that the Republican Women and the Nye County Central Committee will hold an all candidates night at Saddle West on August 23.  (There was some confusion regarding the date and location of this event.)

Ed Maznicki announced that SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) will be opening a counseling activity in Pahrump.  SCORE is part of the Small Business Administration and will be providing free counseling to anybody who is thinking about going into business or if you are in business and are experiencing difficulty they are there to help.  They will be located at the Chamber of Commerce offices.  Activity is to begin on September 1.  

Jeanna Howard announced that the Republican Women will be hosting a fashion show on September 26, at the Community Center.  Proceeds from this event will be going to the mammography program.  Ms. Howard noticed that those candidates advancing from the primary election will be the models in this event.  

Paul Willis announced that on August 22 the Nye County Republicans will be holding a potluck candidates luncheon at the Timmerman house.  

Mr. Willis also announced that he will be a national delegate to the National Republican Convention in New York.  Mr. Willis asked that anyone wishing to provide information and/or literature to share with other places to please contact him so it can be sent directly to his hotel in New York.  

PUBLIC COMMENT

Lawrence Baker commented that he had a complaint that the agendas were not on the website (Town Board agendas are accessible on the Town homepage.) for the Town Board or the
Regional Planning Commission.  

“GOOD NEWS” REGARDING PEOPLE, EVENTS, AWARDS, CELEBRATIONS OR OCCASIONS THAT REFELECTS POSITIVELY FOR THOSE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

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Charlotte LeVar announced that her mother turned 85 years old on Sunday, August 8.  

Jeanna Howard wished Cookie Westphal a belated happy birthday as well.  

Paula Glidden announced that Dave Richard’s wife was injured this past day and that she is back home and is alright.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING PARTIAL ABANDONMENT OF EASEMENT ON TOWN PROPERTY, WEST OF MAIN FIRE STATION

Dave Richards explained that there are several parcels of property that apparently have been discussed for trade between the County and the Town for some time.  Mr. Richards said it appears that discussions have taken place recently between the Assistant Manager and representatives from the County.  Dave Richards said he knows that there have been discussions with Samson Yao regarding this trade and Mr. Yao supported the Town.  A map included in the back up showed the properties involved.  Dave Richards said it is his recommendation that the Town approve the prospective trade of properties and will then discuss the matter further with the County.  

Charlotte LeVar Motioned that the easement per Mr. Richard’s advice to abandon, partial abandonment of the easement of the Town property per our Town Manager’s advice.   Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Dave Richards reported that the PVFRS Task Force committee had conducted its first two meetings.  They have elected to conduct their meetings on Wednesdays in the Town Annex at 6:00 p.m. The first meeting was organizational in nature and the second consisted of a tour of the facilities and equipment.  

Mr. Richards reported that at the next RPC meeting they will be discussing Quail Valley Estates subdivision.  Dave Richards noted that he earlier indicated that an agreement with the developer regarding the impact mitigation and he has contacted the RPC and indicated that there is no agreement and suggested that they not approve the subdivision map until the Town does have an agreement.  

Dave Richards asked if the Town Board members were aware that the meeting with the County and school district had been cancelled.  When arriving at the location they were informed that a notice was sent to the County that the meeting was cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

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Mr. Richards reported that the Goals and Objectives session with Beller and Associates has been rescheduled.  This will be an evening session at the request of the Town Board.  Mr. Richards said he would follow up on the meeting date.  

Dave Richards reported that a quarterly report from Buildings and Grounds was handed out tonight for back up.  Mr. Richards said he is attempting to provide written quarterly reports of activities for the departments.  The next report will be as informative as the current reports were.

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

Jim Petell reported that he attended the Southern Nye County Conservation District meeting held at Wulfy’s on August 4.  Mr. Petell stated that he has asked that he be mailed the agendas and minutes for the State of Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources State Conservation Commission so he will be aware of what they are doing so the Town can respond to their issues.  Mr. Petell gave a summery of activity from the August 4 meeting agenda.

Charlotte LeVar gave a brief summary regarding the salt cedars and the problems they create within the valley.  

Jeanna Howard reported that with regard to the RPC the Quail Valley Estates is coming back to the RPC as mentioned by Dave Richards.  Ms. Howard stated that the RPC, after addressing some of its concerns regarding the impact on the community, voted to table this issue until a future meeting.  In the interim, Quail Valley asked for a 30 day extension, and will be returning to the RPC tomorrow, August 11.  Jeanna Howard asked that any input from the public it would be greatly appreciated by the RPC.  

Ms. Howard reported that the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board would like to make the public aware that in the second quarter of 2004 there were 284 shipments of low level radioactive rate waste through Pahrump to the Nevada Test Site.  NWEAB will be reported those number quarterly on a regular basis.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING MEMBERSHIP ON PUBLIC LANDS ADVISORY BOARD

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to accept Lawrence Baker to the Public Lands Advisory Board.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

Jim Petell said he would provide a letter from George Gingell for inclusion to the advisory board in the future.


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DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING MEMBERSHIP ON PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

Bill Green reported that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted to accept KathyLee Cammorata (Regan) as a member of their board.  Mr. Green noted that she brings much experience with her in grant procurement and has worked with many groups.  Bill Green asked that the Board appoint Ms. Regan to this advisory board.

Mr. Green noted that there are several members that have been missing meetings for some time and would like them removed from the board.  Jeanna Howard asked that Mr. Green review the by-laws to see what they say about removing members.  Paula Glidden suggested that Mr. Green  have the current members vote to remove those that do not participate and submit a letter to the Town Office so the Town Board can remove those members so vacancies can be filled.  

Richard Billman Motioned to accept KathyLee Commorata-Regan to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING GOING OUT TO BID FOR CONCRETE WORK AT SIMKINS PARK AS OUTLINED BY BUILDING AND GROUNDS MANAGER USING PETT FUNDS AVAILABLE

Bill Green reported that this item would use money that was given to Parks and Recreation from the Nye County Commissioners.  Mr. Green said he has met with Matt Luis who has presented a plan for Simkins Park.  Bill Green noted that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board agreed that this would be a good start at using this money.  Mr. Green requested that the Town go out to bid for 1210 linear feet of sidewalk, another sidewalk of 180 linear feet, 200 linear feet of traffic control curb and a basketball court.  This should total near $89,000.  There are other projects being discussed but this is the start the Parks and Recreation Board would like to take.  

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to go to bid for the named concrete projects for Simkins Park.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Charlotte LeVar pointed out that she was in attendance at the Parks and Recreation meeting at which time this was discussed and was very impressed with the planned project.  Mrs. LeVar noted that this is a park that is not utilized and needs some upgrading.  Bill Green said he would like to thank Matt Luis who has many great thoughts to bring this Town into the next step of growth.  Mr. Green said that with these plans, Simkins Park will be the rival park in Pahrump over Petrack Park.  Bill Green complimented Matt Luis on his vision. Charlotte LeVar stated that the mature trees at Simkins Park are an asset to the area.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.
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APPOINTMENT TO REPLACE MEMBER ON THE PAHRUMP VALLEY FIRE-RESCUE SERVICE TASK FORCE

Paula Glidden explained that Roberta Ohlinger resigned from the task force because she could not participate in the meetings.  

Dave Richards stated that the current alternate wishes to continue as the alternate and therefore, another full time member needs to be appointed.  Mr. Richards said he had hoped that the Board had time to review the applications they received previously.  

Charlotte LeVar asked if anyone made a recommendation.  Richard Billman said he had recommended Bill Pyzyna as he has experience with the fire side and the ambulance side.  

Paul Willis, Chairman of the PVFRS Task Force, said he did not know who was on the list of people were to draw from.  Mr. Willis said he would defer to the knowledge of the Board.  Paul Willis said he would like to keep the balance as it currently is.  

Paula Glidden appointed Mr. Bill Pyzyna as a member of the Task Force for PVFRS.

Charlotte LeVar asked if this person has accepted or will they be notified.  Richard Billman stated that Mr. Pyzyna applied for a position but has not talked to him about an appointment.  Dave Richards said he would be contacted first thing in the morning.

APPOINTMENT TO REPLACE THE TOWN’S REPRESENTATIVE ON THE DEVELOPER’S AGREEMENT TASK FORCE

Paula Glidden noted that Jeanna Howard was appointed previously and with her schedule it has become impossible for her to attend the meetings.  Ms. Glidden said that most of the task force’s work has been done and have forwarded a recommendation to the RPC.  Paula Glidden pointed out that she has had discussions with Dave Richards and that he has been attending the meetings and he feels he should be appointed to this position.  Ms. Glidden asked if there were any objections from the Board.  

Ms. Glidden heard no objections and appointed Dave Richards as the Town Representative.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING UP TO $20,000 UPGRADE OF ELECTRICAL BOXES AT PETRACK PARK FOR FALL FESTIVAL

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to upgrade the electrical boxes at Petrack Park up to $20,000.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Paula Glidden asked for some explanation for the public.  

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Matt Luis explained that Petrack Park is used for many events including the Fall Festival.  Mr. Luis stated that for the last 10 to 15 years things have been put together as we go and as we grow.  Matt Luis said it is at the point right now that we have to meet all the codes.  Mr. Luis noted that a contractor looked at the project and it was his opinion that the boxes cannot be brought up to code the way they are today.  Matt Luis explained that from the bottom of the pedestal upward it will be a new sealed unit with electrical to meet code.  Mr. Luis stated that he feels this is an important project and explained what would happen if one wire or one system were to go out it would affect approximately 25 other boxes or vendors on that line.  

Jeanna Howard interjected that the Fall Festival Executive Board voted to approve the expense for this project up to $7,000 and hoped that as much as can be funded from Capital Projects will be used in lieu of Fall Festival money.  Ms. Howard stated that the Fall Festival money is so strapped for it utilization.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING “PAHRUMP PILLAR OF CHARACTER AWARD.”

Jeanna Howard commented that she has not received responses back from everyone on the Board and said she was waiting for input from all the others before making any variations on this award.  Paula Glidden asked if Ms. Howard would like to table this item.  Ms. Howard noted that everyone had some good input and would like to receive that input so revisions can be made.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION OF MINI-BLINDS FOR COMMUNITY CENTER ROOMS A AND B FROM IMPRESSIONS

Dave Richards explained that this is to ask the Town Board to accept a donation of mini-blinds for the A and B Rooms at the Community Center.  They are being donated by Impressions.  

Jeanna Howard stated that it has been noted during some closed session meetings that this would help in that area.  

Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve the gracious donation on behalf of Impressions (a.k.a. Patricia Cox).  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Paula Glidden commented that it is a really nice donation and it is appreciated.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.



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CONSENT AGENDA:


A.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting of July 13, 2004.
C.    Action – approval of Town board meeting of July 27, 2004.

Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve consent agenda items A, B, and C. as listed above.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

ADJOURNMENT

Paula Glidden adjourned the meeting.  


Respectfully submitted,



Charlotte LeVar, Clerk

cc:    Town Clerk                    
    Nye County Treasurer                
    Town Board                    
    Nye County Planning            
    Nye County Commissioners            
            Nye County Clerk                       
            Cristina Hinds
            Dan McArthur                                                                   
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Backup

There is no backup posted for this meeting.