Agendas & Minutes


August 9, 2005

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
August 9, 2005

 


Agenda

1.    Call to order     
A.    Pledge of allegiance
B.    Welcome

2.    Discussion, action and decision 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 (NRS241.020(2)(C)(3).

5.    Discussion, action and decision regarding grant for Wild West Extravaganza advertising.  Bob Baker

6.    Discussion, action and decision regarding grant funds request for $2000 for advertising “Quilting for Vets” November event.  Barb Johnson, Laurayne Murray

7.    Discussion, action and decision regarding revised Truck Route study participation and approval of expenditure not to exceed $30,500.00 from State Gas Tax revenues. Town Manager

8.    Discussion, action and decision regarding revisions to Section G. of the Town Board Policy to permit earlier distribution of meeting agendas and backup materials, and related matters.  Town Manager

9.    Discussion, action and decision regarding addendum to ITG website services agreement to provide “online” Town Board agenda backup materials. Town Manager

10.    Discussion, action and decision regarding agreement with CGI Communications, Inc., to provide website video services and community business banner program. Town Manager  

11.    Discussion, action and decision regarding participation with Nye County Emergency Services fire apparatus replacement program. Brent Jones/Fire Chief/Town Manager

12.    Discussion, action and decision regarding hiring of two (2) full time employees to fill open EMT positions in PVFRS. Fire Chief/ Town Manager

13.    Discussion, action and decision regarding hiring of part time billing clerk for PVFRS. Fire Chief/Town Manager

14.    Discussion, action and decision regarding retention of Business License Enforcement Officer in lieu of resignation. Town Manager  

15.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Services Agreement for preparation of Town Board minutes. Town Manager

16.    Discussion, action and decision regarding advertising for bids to conduct regular road side trash/litter cleanup for SR 160. Town Manager

17.    Discussion, action and decision regarding request to Nye County BOCC to declare America West Development Agreement in “Default” for non-compliance with requirements of Section 5.2. Town Manager

18.    Discussion, action and decision regarding request to provide comment to Nevada Public Utilities Commission on Pahrump Utility Company, Inc., application for modification of its certificates of public convenience and necessity to expand its service territory. Paul Willis

19.    Discussion, action and decision directing Town staff to research issues related to “Slow Growth” or “Controlled Growth” development restrictions and drafting an ordinance related to same. Paul Willis

20.    Town Manager’s Report

21.    Advisory Board Reports

22.    Discussion, action and decision regarding disbanding Economic Development Board for lack of attendance. Paul Willis

23.    Discussion, action and decision regarding appointment of Town Manager as alternate liaison to Fairgrounds Advisory Board. Town Manager

24.    Discussion, action and decision regarding revisions to Advisory Board Policy. Paul Willis

25.    Discussion, action and decision regarding approval of revised Parks and Recreation Advisory Board By-Laws. Town Manager

26.    Consent Agenda Items:
A.    Action-approval of Town vouchers
B.    Action-approval of Town Board meeting minutes of July 12, 2005
C.    Action-ambulance billing write offs
D.    Action-approval of Fall Festival fees of $25,625.00 for Entertainment, Stage & Sound, and Generator rental. Jeanna Howard/Laurayne Murray
E.    Action-approval of Fall festival fee of $3,450.00 for Trash Pick-up service from Foley General. Connie Rockwood/Town Manager
F.    Action-approval of Fall Festival sponsorship of $4,000.00 from Nevada Beverage. Connie Rockwood/Town Manager

27.    Discussion, action and decision regarding closure of meeting pursuant to NRS 241.030 to consider the character, allegations of misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of Cristina Hinds, the Town’s Attorney.
Richard Billman, Town Board Chairperson

28.    Closed session, pursuant to 241.030 to consider the character, allegations of misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of Cristina Hinds, the Town’s Attorney. Town Board

Discussion, action and decision regarding discipline and/or to continue or terminate the agreement approved by the Town of Pahrump on September 25, 2001, for Christina Hinds to provide legal services to the Town of Pahrump. Richard Billman, Town Board Chairperson

29.    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:
Richard Billman                    
Laurayne Murray                                                       
Ron Johnson
Ed Bishop
Paul Willis

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Richard Billman called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Billman welcomed all those in attendance.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

Item # 12, 14, 18, 27, and 28 were removed from the agenda.  Items 8 and 9 were reversed in order.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Laurayne Murray read the announcements.

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).

Charlie Anzalone expressed his dislike of how things went last meeting, and that things could have been handled better then they were.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING GRANT FOR WILD WEST EXTRAVAGANZA ADVERTISING.  BOB BAKER

Cassandra Selbach stated that she was there to request a grant, but wanted the Board to know that the Wild West Extravaganza committee had worked very hard to get grant money from other places.  She stated that they have gotten three grants to cover advertising over a 100 mile radius outside Pahrump.  She asked for $5,000 for advertising locally.  

Ed Bishop moved to approve a grant from the Room Tax account not to exceed $5,000 for the Wild West Extravaganza advertising and promotion.

Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Laurayne Murray asked if Cassandra could give a breakdown on how much money will go to Fall Festival advertising and how much would go to Wild West Extravaganza.  

Cassandra Selbach said she didn’t know the exact breakdown, but that the money would be to support both events.  

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.
 
DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING GRANT FUNDS REQUEST FOR $2000 FOR ADVERTISING “QUILTING FOR VETS” NOVEMBER EVENT.  BARB JOHNSON, LAURAYNE MURRAY

Barb Johnson explained that one of the biggest events for Quilting for Vets is the annual Quilting for Veterans Day.  She stated that the grant would be for advertising within a 1 to 3 hour drive of Pahrump to bring in local quilters.  She said they will advertise sewing and golf packages because many of the quilters and their husbands like to golf.  

Laurayne Murray moved to approve the grant funds request for $2,000 for advertising for the Quilting for Vets November event.

Ron Johnson seconded the motion.

Ed Bishop asked what fund the money would come out of.

Dave Richards stated the room tax fund.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.
 
DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING REVISED TRUCK ROUTE STUDY PARTICIPATION AND APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURE NOT TO EXCEED $30,500.00 FROM STATE GAS TAX REVENUES. TOWN MANAGER

Dave Richards explained at a recent meeting the Board approved participating in the study at a cost not to exceed $20,000.  Dave stated that Mr. Yao received a revised proposal from Stantec that included an increased cost related to public comment.  The cost is now $61,000 not $50,000.  Mr. Yao is no longer able to get the grant that he had anticipated, but Nye County will still participate, and is going to be asked to supply 50% of the cost.  Dave stated that the expense has increased for both the Town and the County to $30,500.  Dave expressed that although it was more expensive, that it was still necessary, and he recommended that the Board approve the study not to exceed $30,500 from the state gas tax revenues.  

Paul Willis moved to approve the revised truck route study expenditure at a cost not to exceed $30,500 from state gas tax revenues.  

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

Paul Willis stated that the study needed to be done.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING ADDENDUM TO ITG WEBSITE SERVICES AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE “ONLINE” TOWN BOARD AGENDA BACKUP MATERIALS. TOWN MANAGER

Dave Richards stated that it had been suggested at several meetings to have the back up material on the Town website.  Dave explained that ITG had proposed to do that, at a cost of $175 per meeting.  Dave stated that if ITG gets the backup material by noon on the Friday before the meeting, it will be on the website by 8am on Monday morning.  Dave recommended that the Board approve the proposal.

Ron Johnson moved to accept the proposal as is stated in item #9.

Paul Willis seconded the motion.  Paul expressed that it was a small price to pay to make the backup more available to the public.  He asked if there was any provision in case an item needed to be amended.  

Dave Richards stated they haven’t provided for that, but he is sure they would be able to do that at little or no cost.   

Chairman Billman asked if the backup material isn’t ready, if ITG could state that the backup material is coming.  

Dave Richards said that could be done as long as Town staff is notified, so that they can let ITG know that backup is indeed coming.

Chuck Patti stated that he thought it was a good idea, that he didn’t have time to get to the Town Office to get the backup, and having it online would be good.

Charlie Anzalone also mentioned that he felt it was a good idea, and that the public would have no excuse.  

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING REVISIONS TO SECTION G. OF THE TOWN BOARD POLICY TO PERMIT EARLIER DISTRIBUTION OF MEETING AGENDAS AND BACKUP MATERIALS, AND RELATED MATTERS.  TOWN MANAGER

Dave Richards said that he would like to make the material available sooner than Monday morning, he would like it to be available the Friday before the meeting.  He said in order to do that the backup material would need to be ready sooner, and that the Town Board policy would have to be revised.  He recommended that they Board approve the revisions to section G.

Ron Johnson moved to accept the notations in section G of the Town Board Policy.

Paul Willis seconded the motion.  

Ed Bishop stated it is already hard for him to get the backup ready on time now, that it will be very hard to get it ready earlier.  

Dave Richards explained that between this  meeting and the next meeting it will be hard, but after that it should become a rhythm and not be any different than now.

Laurayne Murray said she was also concerned.  

Ed Bishop asked if there could be a provision for the backup not to have to be available by 3pm Monday afternoon.      

Dave Richards explained that he was concerned for ITG’s sake.  He stated that if the Board would be patient if ITG doesn’t have the backup posted on time because the material wasn’t available, then that would be fine with him.  

Chairman Billman mentioned that this whole thing isn’t for the Board’s benefit, but for the public so they can see the backup.  

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING AGREEMENT WITH CGI COMMUNICATIONS, INC., TO PROVIDE WEBSITE VIDEO SERVICES AND COMMUNITY BUSINESS BANNER PROGRAM. TOWN MANAGER  

Dave Richards stated that the Town is doing their best to expand the services available to the community.  He said this service will allow the Town to place video presentations on the Town website.  He explained that the Chairman and any other of the Board Members that volunteer will be making statements, including department heads, about the Town of Pahrump to promote the community.  Dave mentioned the CGI also has a banner program, and that businesses here could purchase them.  Dave also mentioned that this agreement would have a three year contract.  Dave mentioned that this agreement would not cost the Town any money and asked for the Board to approve it.

Laurayne Murray moved to approve the agreement with CGI Communications Inc. to provide website video services and community business banner program.

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING PARTICIPATION WITH NYE COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES FIRE APPARATUS REPLACEMENT PROGRAM. BRENT JONES/FIRE CHIEF/TOWN MANAGER

Dave Richards indicated that Brent Jones has stated that the Town’s Fire equipment and trucks damaged that were necessary to respond to the declared emergency may be replaced by the County.  Dave said that Brent also recommended that trucks and equipment that are replaced through the program be sold at auction and the proceeds be forwarded to the county to replenish the Emergency Fund.  Dave stated he felt it was in the Town’s best interest to participate in the program.  He said that there is no guarantee that the equipment will be replaced.  

Paul Willis moved to approve the participation with the Nye County Emergency Service Fire Apparatus Replacement Program.  

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Chief Lewis stated that they would only be placing into a County auction the equipment that was to be replaced specifically, not just any piece of equipment that they may be preparing for auction.  

Ron Johnson suggested that the Chief might want to get the specifications on a tender.  

Chief Lewis explained that they had already created specifications for the replacement of the tender.  He said that they have been waiting for information from the insurance company.

Laurayne Murray asked if the insurance monies would also go into the Emergency fund to replace the fund.  

Dave Richards recommended that the insurance monies be included as well.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.           

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING HIRING OF PART TIME BILLING CLERK FOR PVFRS. FIRE CHIEF/TOWN MANAGER

Chief Lewis stated that they had placed ads in the paper, advertising for the position.  A selection committee chose to interview 4 of the 15 applicants.  He said that Kim Broadhead was selected, and asked for the Board to allow him to proceed with hiring her at 19 hours per week, at$7 per hour.

Ed Bishop moved to approve.

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR PREPARATION OF TOWN BOARD MINUTES. TOWN MANAGER

Dave Richards stated that JoAnn Philpot is proposing to continue working under contractual agreement to do the minutes.  Dave stated that she did this at his request.  He mentioned that preparing the minutes has always taken a lot of time, and by doing this it will free up the Executive Assistant’s time.  He also said that the usefulness of the arrangement will be evaluated after a 6 month trial period.  Dave asked that the Board approve the agreement, which will provide for the preparation of the minutes at $15 per hour.

Paul Willis moved to approve the service agreement for preparation of Town Board minutes according to the agreement as stated.

Ron Johnson seconded the motion.

Ed Bishop asked if there was any time limit on the amount of hours Ms. Philpot could spend working on the minutes.

Dave Richards said there was not.  He said that Ms. Philpot has demonstrated a reasonable ability to get minutes done, normal meetings take about 2 days, so 16 hours.  

Laurayne Murray asked if Ms. Philpot was placed through a temp agency or if she was hired directly.  

Dave Richards stated that she was not hired through a temp agency.

Laurayne Murray also asked if the Board was going to get an updated organizational chart and job description for the executive assistant.  

Dave said he could do that, but he is not sure her job description will change much.  

Art Jones, concerned citizen, said he thought it would be a wise decision.  

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING ADVERTISING FOR BIDS TO CONDUCT REGULAR ROAD SIDE TRASH/LITTER CLEANUP FOR SR 160. TOWN MANAGER

Dave Richards stated that there is a lot of trash on the road and he would like to see the litter picked up once a week.  He said that he is not sure what it would cost, but he would like to look into it and find out.  He also mentioned that whoever gets the contract would have to have insurance and workman’s comp if they have employees.  

Ed Bishop moved to approve.

Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Ed Bishop asked if the department of transportation needed to be included.

Dave Richards said yes, that they would have to have their permission to do it.

Ron Johnson asked if inmates from the Jail could do it.

Dave Richards said that they would investigate that.

George Gingell stated that it is a state road, and asked why no one has gone to the state to ask them to clean it up instead of paying for it ourselves.

Chairman Billman asked Dave if he was planning on talking to the state.

Dave Richards said he would.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING REQUEST TO NYE COUNTY BOCC TO DECLARE AMERICA WEST DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT IN “DEFAULT” FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 5.2. TOWN MANAGER

Dave Richards stated that section 5.2 of the agreement between Nye County and American West Developments specifies that American West negotiate with the Town for items concerning section 5.2 of the agreement and present a signed agreement between the parties (that would be the Town and American West) to the Nye County Board of Commissioners no later than the second meeting in June.  Dave said he understood that had not happened.  Dave recommended that the Town Board request that the Nye County Board of Commissioners be notified of the non-compliance so that they can put American West on notice.  He said that maybe American West would come back and continue negotiations with the Town.

Paul Willis moved to draft a resolution to request Nye County Board of Commissioners to declare the American West Development agreement in default for non-compliance with requirements of section 5.2.

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Dave Richards stated that he will not have time to create a resolution.  He intends to appear at their next meeting to provide comments and written notice of Town Board action.

Paul Willis amended his motion to direct the Town Manager.

Ed Bishop amended his second.

Tim Hafen stated that he was representing the partners involved with Mountain Falls south development agreement.  He stated that American West and partners received a 90 day extension to comply with the June deadline.  Tim said because of the extension he felt the subject was not proper.  

Dave Richards stated he was not aware an extension was granted, and sees no danger in the Board requesting that the County review the issue.  

Chairman Billman said that he agreed.

Tim Hafen stated that there is an agreement that has been drafted; it is the offer that was made by American West.  

Laurayne Murray expressed she was not aware of the extension either.  Laurayne said that if they are trying to get American West back to negotiate so that they can get a signed agreement, she doesn’t think they should be put on notice if they are attempting to negotiate.  

Ron Johnson stated that according to Mr. Hafen 45 days had gone by, 45 more makes it a moot point.  He said they, (the Board) should stay on the horse.  

Paul Willis stated that most of the contention came from the numerous times throughout the negotiations that the Board was told Developers didn’t have to talk to the Town.  He said that it is reinforced when American West didn’t even tell the Town they got a 90 day extension.  

Dave Richards stated he recalled that American West did make an offer at the end of the meeting, but Mr. Dunford did not make that offer at the Town Board Meeting.  Dave said Mr. Dunford stated he was not going to discuss the offer.  

Laurayne Murray asked if the Board was trying to put pressure on them to try to force them back to the table, or if they had been invited back to the table.  

Paula Glidden stated that Mrs. Murray had a valid point.  She said that they should let the County negotiate the contracts.  She said if the Town gets in the way of all the developers over and over again there will be lawsuits brought against them.

Chairman Billman stated that they were trying to bring in an agreement like the ones they currently have.  He said that it was not the Town’s intent to get involved with every development.  

Paul Willis explained that the Board voted to have the development agreements in contiguity with each other.

Dave Richards said they may have been caught off guard with the American West agreement.  The American West agreement in fact includes direction from the County for American West to negotiate with the Town.  Dave said it is the Town’s intention to bring back American West to negotiate.  He added that they are ready, willing, and able to talk to them.  Mr. Richards asked for the Board to approve the notice.

Laurayne Murray asked if it was on the agenda for the next Commissioner’s meeting.  She said she didn’t have a problem with the Town Manager going to the meeting and advising them, but she doesn’t like to threaten them.

Ron Johnson said he didn’t appreciate Mrs. Glidden’s comment which was to defer their responsibilities somewhere else.  He said the board represents the Town, and that they need to be involved.

Chuck Patti stated that in the past the County has authorized developments to come in.  He said that by doing so they have given the Town an unfunded mandate to provide services.  He said he felt that the Town needed to be involved with the development agreements.

Tim Hafen stated that American West had to negotiate with the school district and with the Town regarding fire.  He said that 12 acres of land for a school had been donated and 4 acre feet of water for the school.       

Paul Willis stated that he took umbrage to Mrs. Glidden’s comment.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 4-1.  Laurayne Murray voted nay.
     
DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION DIRECTING TOWN STAFF TO RESEARCH ISSUES RELATED TO “SLOW GROWTH” OR “CONTROLLED GROWTH” DEVELOPMENT RESTRICTIONS AND DRAFTING AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO SAME. PAUL WILLIS

Paul Willis stated that the purpose is to control the rate and distribution of residential developments.  Paul explained that the Town needs this so the Town can grow at a rate that the Town can handle, without having to impose burdens on them, and still manage and provide the services and facilities that the Town needs to supply.  

Paul Willis moved to direct Town Staff to research slow growth or controlled growth development restrictions and draft an ordinance related to the same.  

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Ron Johnson stated it would be desirable if the Town could just make things happen with people who want to build.  Ron said that it is worth looking into.

Laurayne Murray expressed her support in investigating or pursuing whatever is necessary to get on top of the train that has been running them over.  She said that the Board needs to be careful about what their authority is under the NRS.  She said she is concerned about drafting an ordinance without having the information first.  She suggested to direct staff to research the issues related to slow growth and controlled growth and to look at what their possibilities were legally before they actually start drafting an ordinance.  She said she wanted them to come back to the Board with detailed information that they could discuss, to see if they could write an ordinance or what their options were.  

Paul Willis amended his motion to state that.

Ed Bishop amended his second.

Charlie Anzalone asked how the Regional Planning Commission would fit into it.     

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Dave Richards went over several items from his report.  

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

Paul Willis stated that the Public Land advisory Board has given over the Last Chance Park to the Town and the County to finish.  He said, they are also working on the Veterans Cemetery and that the Public Lands Advisory Board is having a cleanup in November for the Cemetery site and the shooting range, and they are asking for volunteers.  Paul also mentioned the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board is going to have three booths at the Fall Festival, and all the Advisory Boards are invited to use those booths at the Fall Festival.      

Ron Johnson stated that the Emergency Services Advisory Board has been working on the Town comprehensive Emergency Response Plan and training on that is going to happen soon.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING DISBANDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD FOR LACK OF ATTENDANCE. PAUL WILLIS

Paul Willis mentioned that there hasn’t been an Advisory Board meeting since September, and he didn’t see why they should keep the Board if it isn’t meeting.  He suggested disbanding it and if anyone had interest in it they could come to the Board.  Paul moved to disband the Economic Development Board for lack of attendance.  

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Laurayne Murray suggested not disbanding it, but re-staffing the Board.

Andy Alberti stated that he is a member of the Economic Development Advisory Board.  He said the last meeting they had was in September of ‘04, and at that meeting it was learned by the Board that the Town Board had made a decision to expend $15,000 for a study to determine what types of business should come to Pahrump.  He said the members questioned why that decision was made, then given to them to look at.  He mentioned after that no one on the Board had any interest in participating.  He added that the liaison had not showed up for several meetings.  He suggested disbanding the Board.    

Ron Johnson asked if Andy would like to continue his service if there was a group of people who would be interested in working on the board.

Andy Alberti replied saying that the Board had no focus.

Ron Johnson asked if they gave the Board some focus and got things in order, how he would feel about that.

Andy Alberti said that it is hard to volunteer for so many things.

Ron Johnson said that they needed to create some focus for them.  

Paul Willis stated that a reason some of the Advisory Boards fail is because they do not have any direction from the Town Board.  He felt the Board had failed some of the Advisory Boards and that they need to come up with a plan and give them direction.  

Laurayne Murray stated that an Economic Development conference was held last week and no one from the Economic Development Board was there to represent the Town.  She said that she agreed with Paul, that they needed to rework it.  She said instead of doing it in two steps; why not just start re-working the Board.

Chairman Billman mentioned that sometimes to see things clearly you need to erase the chalk board.  

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 4-1.  Laurayne Murray voted nay.   

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF TOWN MANAGER AS ALTERNATE LIAISON TO FAIRGROUNDS ADVISORY BOARD. TOWN MANAGER

Dave Richards explained that the Fairgrounds Advisory Board met and approved appointing the Town Manager as an alternate liaison.  He said they believe his presence is necessary for direct communication and continued progress.  Dave said he had no objections and recommended approval.

Paul Willis moved to appoint the Town Manager as an alternate liaison to Fairground Advisory Board.

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Laurayne Murray interrupted with a point of order.  She stated that the Town Board does not vote on liaisons, they are appointed by the Chairman of the Board.  She invited Mr. Richards to come to all the Fairgrounds Advisory Board meetings he could attend.

Paul Willis rescinded his motion.

Chairman Billman stated that liaisons are Town Board members.    

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING REVISIONS TO ADVISORY BOARD POLICY. PAUL WILLIS

Paul Willis explained that he had made a couple of changes to the Advisory Board policy.  Paul moved to approve revisions to the Advisory Board policy.

Ron Johnson seconded the motion.

Laurayne Murray commented on the 2nd paragraph, item #1 of the policy.  She said she was concerned that if the Board limits anyone who is knowledgeable, experienced, or an expert in a particular business from serving on an Advisory Board, there are going to be people on the Boards without knowledge.  She stated she believed it was important to watch and make sure no one is being personally benefited, but to limit their participation is going to cause the board to lose a lot of experts on the Advisory Boards.

Paul Willis stated it was his opinion that anyone on an advisory board that directly benefits from being on the board is not too cool.  

Paula Glidden stated that Mrs. Murray is right.  She said anyone she knows that serves on an advisory board is not getting personal gain.  

Paul Willis amended his motion to take out the line, “No resident shall serve on any board or committee the area of concern of which is of financial interest to the resident or the resident’s family or relatives and which may be considered, construed or perceived to constitute a conflict of interest.”       

Ed Bishop amended his second.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPROVAL OF REVISED PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD BY-LAWS. TOWN MANAGER

Ed Bishop moved to approve the revised Parks and Recreation Advisory Board By-laws.

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
A.    Action-approval of town vouchers
B.    Action-approval of town board meeting minutes of July 26, 2005
C.    Action-ambulance billing write offs
D.    Action-approval of fall festival fees of $25,625.00 for entertainment, stage & sound, and generator rental. Jeanna Howard/Laurayne Murray
E.    Action-approval of fall festival fee of $3,450.00 for trash pick-up service from Foley general. Coni Rockwood/Town Manager
F.    Action-approval of fall festival sponsorship of $4,000.00 from Nevada beverage. Coni Rockwood/Town Manager

Ed Bishop moved to approve consent agenda items A, B, and C.

Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

Ed Bishop moved to approve consent agenda item D.

Paul Willis seconded the motion.  He added that he would appreciate it in the future if it could go to the Chairperson of that Board.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

Ed Bishop moved to approve consent agenda items E and F.

Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.


ADJOURNMENT

Richard Billman adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,       


Laurayne Murray, Clerk

Pahrump Town Board Meeting
August 9, 2005

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