Agendas & Minutes


August 25, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
AUGUST 25, 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.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

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

6.    Discussion and possible decision on entering into a communications site lease agreement with GWRC-LLC or Vernon Van Winkle (Channel 41) to lease and manage the Town’s TV tower.  (Action)

7.    Presentation and possible discussion of Federal Quarterly Report by Drivers Alert. (Non-Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request for $5,000.00 from Room Tax funds for Wild West Extravaganza.  (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision on setting a date for the Town of Pahrump’s 2010 July4th Fireworks Display. (Action)

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of August 11, 2009
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting closed session minutes of August 11, 2009
d.    Action – approval of resignation of Gregory Schmaltz from the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board effective immediately
e.    Action -  approval of Laraine Harper, member; Charles Cochran, first alternate; and Don Rust, second alternate to the Tourism and Convention Council.
f.    Action – approval of Rebecca Oscarson as member to the Public Lands Advisory Board.
g.    Action – approval of request for 72 Hour Liquor Special Events permit for Pahrump Fall Festival, Kiwanis, American Legion Post 10042 and Nevada Home Land Heroes for September 24-27, 2009 at Petrack Park.
h.    Action- approval of request for 72 Hour Liquor Special Events Permit for Rising Star Equestrian Association for Horse Power & Barrels event, September 4-5, 2009 at McCullough Arena.

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

12.    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)

13.    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
        Bill Dolan
        Vicky Parker
        Mike Darby
        Frank Maurizio
    Staff:    Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
        Rick Campbell, Town Attorney
        Michael Sullivan, Finance Director
        Chief Scott Lewis, Fire Chief

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman 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)
Mike Darby motioned to have Item #12 (Public Comment) moved up between Items #2 and #3.
Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

(Go to Item #12)

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
There were no reports at this time.

4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger reported that Senator Harry Reid visited the Town on Monday, August 24.  Town members talked about Last Chance Park and fairgrounds, the General Aviation Airport and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) disposable land.  Also discussed was a railroad spur to Pahrump.  Senator Reid advised he would have his staff research and assist the Town in getting the airport land conveyed to the Town at the appropriate time saving the Town money.  Included in discussions with the County officials was BLM disposable land.

Mr. Kohbarger noted that an email to the Town Board and staff was put out to the public concerning Senator Reid’s visit.  Protestors disgraced the Town during the Senator’s visit.  After discussing this with the Town Attorney, privileged emails will contain a private and confidential disclosure on his future emails.

5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Frank Maurizio made a presentation to Dave Stevens.
Bill Dolan announced that the GC Wallace engineers are currently surveying parks.  Park projects will be moving forward.
Vicky Parker announced that Great Basin College is has a Train the Trainer workshop and Al Balloqui is also teaching a class.

6.    Discussion and possible decision on entering into a communications site lease agreement with GWRC-LLC or Vernon Van Winkle (Channel 41) to lease and manage the Town’s TV tower.  (Action)
Nicole Shupp asked if either of the proposed were certified engineers or will they be subcontracting the work.
Vern Van Winkle said he was not a certified engineer, but would have Todd Communications a local licensed business for tower maintenance.  George Richardson stated he would use Delta Electric engineers and has several engineers that are used for different applications.
Mrs. Shupp questioned the $1,200 to lease the tower.  Mr. Richardson explained that the proposal of maintaining and operating the tower was in lieu of the $1,200.  This discussion had no barring of what was on the floor at the previous meeting.  

There was discussion with Town Board members and Mr. Richardson about the Las Vegas stations and fees involved and what would be included in the 40-40-20 split.   Revenues that George Richardson would handle would not be Pahrump companies. Revenues would offset the maintenance costs to the tower.  It was noted that the insurance picked up the cost of moving the fire department antenna.

Bill Dolan motioned to enter into an agreement with GWRC-LLC for control of the communications site lease agreement with the 40-40-20 split.  Vicky Parker seconded.

Janet Errett, Harley Kulkin, Vern Van Winkle, and Deanna O’Donnell commented.
Bill Dolan pointed out that routine maintenance would be absorbed out of GWRC 40 per cent and the contingency would take care of any major repairs that would not be covered by insurance.

Vote passed 4 – l.  Mike Darby voted nay.

7.    Presentation and possible discussion of Federal Quarterly Report by Drivers Alert. (Non-Action)
Vaughn Thomas spokesperson for the Safe Drivers Alert Group gave a presentation and update of the project in Pahrump. He reported on having other interested parties and new things being developed such as advanced warning signs.

Bill Dolan asked how many accidents occurred before the sign placement.  Mr. Thomas replied multiple. Mr. Dolan asked for specific information on accidents at the location in his next report.  Frank Maurizio asked if the signage was approved by the Department of Transportation.  Mr. Thomas replied that they are permitted.

Comments were heard from Janet Errett, George Gingell, Ronda Van Winkle and Harley Kulkin.

The Board thanked Mr. Thomas for his presentation.

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request for $5,000.00 from Room Tax funds for Wild West Extravaganza.  (Action)
Bob Baker, President of Pahrump Wild West Extravaganza (PWWE) provided history and information about the PWWE.  Mr. Baker spoke of the events to take place. He informed the Board that he formed a non-profit so the event could continue. Bob Baker said he made an agreement with the Tourism Board that if they were given $5,000 this year they would look at $2,500 next year pending increased funds from other agencies; phasing out after the fourth year using all for advertising.  Some of the events include a pony express ride, dinner and play, music, auction, gun show and a wild horse and burro sale through the BLM.  

Vicky Parker motioned to fund Pahrump Wild West Extravaganza up to $5,000 for advertising.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Harley Kulkin, Art Jones, Debbie Hines and Dave Stevens commented.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

9.    Discussion and possible decision on setting a date for the Town of Pahrump’s 2010 July4th Fireworks Display. (Action)
Vicky Parker explained that the earlier we work on a contract the better deal we get.  Mrs. Parker noted that last year there were no non profits stepping forward to hold activities the day of the fireworks.  Vicky Parker asked that a firm date be decided.  She pointed out that the Nugget plans to have fireworks on July 4th, and therefore suggests the Town have their display on July 3rd, a Saturday.

Bill Dolan stated he spoke with the Chamber and they are looking at doing something at the park.  It is time for the Town to have their fireworks on the 4th and let the Nugget have theirs on the third of July. Vicky Parker explained that for best show for the money, it should be held on July 3.  If done on the fourth, it would be a much smaller show. Nicole Shupp stated at least it would be on the fourth.  Bill Dolan suggested directing staff to contact the Nugget and work things out.  Mike Darby said he was in favor of a two day festival with fireworks on July 3rd.  Vicky Parker said she would consider fireworks on July 5th.

Vicky Parker motioned to start getting things started and setting a date for the Freedom Festival on July 3rd,2010.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Comments were heard from Buddy Von Weller, Harley Kulkin, Alan Bigelow, Robin Lloyd, Linda DeMeo, Dave Stevens, Donna Cox, Carl Moore, Harold Grimaud, Richard Fenton, and Sean Brooks.  

Mike Darby withdrew his second to the previous motion based on public comments.

Previous motion died for lack of a second.

Vicky Parker noted that if held on the fourth, we would get half of the fireworks.

Bill Dolan motioned to set the Town’s 2010 4th of July fireworks for the 4th of July, and have staff communicate with the Nugget to work something out and they can have their display on the third.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of August 11, 2009
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting closed session minutes of August 11, 2009
d.    Action – approval of resignation of Gregory Schmaltz from the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board effective immediately
e.    Action - approval of Laraine Harper, member; Charles Cochran, first alternate; and Don Rust, second alternate to the Tourism and Convention Council.
f.    Action – approval of Rebecca Oscarson as member to the Public Lands Advisory Board.
g.    Action – approval of request for 72 Hour Liquor Special Events permit for Pahrump Fall Festival, Kiwanis, American Legion Post 10042 and Nevada Home Land Heroes for September 24-27, 2009 at Petrack Park.
h.    Action- approval of request for 72 Hour Liquor Special Events Permit for Rising Star Equestrian Association for Horse Power & Barrels event, September 4-5, 2009 at McCullough Arena.

Bill Dolan asked for a correction to minutes of August 11; Item #2, there was a vote taken and needs to be added to the minutes.  

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the consent agenda a – h.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

11.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
Nothing scheduled.

12.    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)
This item was heard after Item #2.

John Koenig thanked the Board for moving Public Comment to the beginning of the meeting.
Janet Errett wished to speak on the Drivers Alert issue. She was informed she could comment when the item came up on the agenda.
Tony DeMeo talked about the new shooting park in Las Vegas.
Tom Zucchero thanked the Town Manager regarding contacting the Veteran’s Affairs Office.
Charlie Anzalone commented on the age of the Community Center.
Harold Grimaud asked that public comment stay at the beginning of the meeting and have meeting backup at the meeting.
Harley Kulkin commented about Mr. Zucchero’s situation.

13.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board

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