Agendas & Minutes


December 11, 2008

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 N. HWY. 160
THURSDAY – 7:00 P.M.
December 11, 2008

 


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.    Announcements and “Good News”.

6.    Discussion and decision regarding the Town acquiring two (2) abandoned trailers and set them up near Petrack Park for our homeless, one for girls and one for boys, and charge a small fee for use.  Town Manager/Glenn Heesacker (carried over from last Town Board Meeting)

7.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of Census 2010 Proclamation.  Town Manager/Oscar Reconco

8.    Discussion and decision regarding possible solution to address citizen concerns regarding vagrancy in public parks interfering with citizen access to use facilities and review of possible Pahrump Town Ordinance to be prepared for public hearings.  Laurayne Murray

9.    Discussion and decision regarding expenditure of $10,000 for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the completion of the environmental process for the Town’s Airport.  Town Manager

10.    Discussion and decision regarding Petrack Park parcel base map development.  Town Manager

11.    Discussion and decision regarding grant requests for Pahrump Arts Council.  Laurayne Murray/Rodney Comacho

12.    Discussion and decision regarding donation of Town owned fire department equipment to another municipality.  Town Manager/Fire Chief

13.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Town of Pahrump, Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).  Town Manager/Fire Chief

14.    Discussion and decision regarding accounting of PAVED’s Fiscal Year 2008 activity and Fiscal Year 2009 goals.  Town Manager/Paula Glidden/Al Balloqui

15.    Discussion and decision regarding Town marquee postings Policy and Procedures.   Don Rust

16.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of November 13, 2008
c.     Action – approval of 72 hour Liquor Permit for Phil/American Christmas Party on December 14th at the Bob Ruud Community Center.
d.    Action – approval of $2,000 for the Baker to Las Vegas 25th Anniversary Banquet (PVCC) from Room Tax Funds.
e.    Action – approval of $20,000, not to exceed $20,000 amount for Fiscal Year 2009 Tourism fulfillment services from Room Tax Funds
 
17.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location.

18.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session to discuss arbitration settlement.

19.    Closed session.

20.    Discussion and decision regarding discussion of arbitration settlement discussed in closed session.

21.     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 writhing, 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, TOWN ANNEX, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 


 

AGENDA ADDENDUM


Presentation and discussion regarding Boy Scout Troup regarding Public Service and Government.  Town Manager/Sean Brooks

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

 


Minutes


PRESENT:                    ABSENT:
Nicole Shupp            Laurayne Murray
Don Rust
Bill Dolan
Rick Campbell, Attorney

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

Vice Chair Shupp called the meeting to order and lead in the pledge of allegiance.

2.    Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

Addendum will be heard following Item #5.  There were no objections by the Board.

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).

None.

4.    Advisory Board Reports

Al Balloqui reported for the Public Lands Advisory Board reporting that they met with to line out Last Chance Park and will report back accordingly.

Bill Dolan reported that the Arena Advisory Board meeting was cancelled and the Pahrump Veterans Memorial Advisory Board has an upcoming meeting on the 3rd Thursday in December.

5.    Announcements and “Good News”.

Tom Waters announced information regarding the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program for income tax preparation.  This is an IRS sponsored program and will begin January 15 at the Nevada Federal Credit Union.   
Loretta Lindell invited all to attend the Christmas Choir Concert on December 17th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Pahrump Nugget.
Don Rust was presented a plaque for his service as a Town Board member by Nicole Shupp and Bill Dolan.
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Addendum:    Presentation and discussion regarding Boy Scout Troup regarding Public Service and Government.  Town Manager/Sean Brooks
          
Sean Brooks reported that Boy Scout Troop 232 was present to earn Citizenship in the Community merit badges. Individuals asked questions of the Board regarding the Town.  Don Rust responded to the questions.    
    
6.    Discussion and decision regarding the Town acquiring two (2) abandoned trailers and set them up near Petrack Park for our homeless, one for girls and one for boys, and charge a small fee for use.  Town Manager/Glenn Heesacker

Mr. Heesacker was not present.  Bill Kohbarger recommended the Board to deny this.  After checking it was found that the Town is not allowed to compete with private businesses.

Bill Dolan motioned to deny this as recommended.  Don Rust seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

7.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of Census 2010 Proclamation.  Town Manager/Oscar Reconco
 
Mr. Rust read the Proclamation as written.
Bill Kohbarger noted that the Grand Opening for the Census Bureau will be January 15 in Las Vegas.

Don Rust motioned to accept the Proclamation.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

8.    Discussion and decision regarding possible solution to address citizen concerns regarding vagrancy in public parks interfering with citizen access to use facilities and review of possible Pahrump Town Ordinance to be prepared for public hearings.  Laurayne Murray

Bill Kohbarger noted that the newly revised language has been provided.  Questions were forwarded to Mr. Campbell.

Don Rust recommended waiting for the new board to address this issue.

Bill Dolan motioned to table until second meeting in January (27th).  Don Rust seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

9.    Discussion and decision regarding expenditure of $10,000 for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the completion of the environmental process for the Town’s Airport.  Town Manager

Mr. Kohbarger explained that this is the second draw down on the Airport Project.  This must go to the BLM to move forward on the environmental process.  There is $250 left of the allocated funds.  Mr. Kohbarger asked that if a motion to approve is made that the motion include the BLM providing a detailed accounting of how the money was spent.  Don Rust asked if any funds were available other than the $250.  Bill Kohbarger said no.  Funds will be from the Economic Development Room Tax not to exceed $10,000.  

Don Rust motioned to approve up to $10,000 for BLM efforts using Economic Development Room Tax money and that BLM be required to provide detailed accounting of any expenditure of the money we provide to them.  

Bill Dolan asked if an accounting has been provided for the first $10,000.  Mr. Kohbarger replied he received the accounting today.  

Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Public Comment:  

Dave Stevens asked if the money will be repaid by federal money.  Bill Kohbarger replied that the Town is required to pay 5% matching funds.  This will be applied as matching funds.  

Vote passed 3 – 0.

10.    Discussion and decision regarding Petrack Park parcel base map development.  Town Manager

Bill Kohbarger explained that a parcel map for Basin Road to the Town Shop and from Highway 160 to west of the Arena.  This needs to be done if this area is to be further developed.  It is needed for architectural and planning for design work.  Bill Dolan asked if this was already allocated in the Building and Grounds Funds.  Mr. Kohbarger said it was.  Don Rust asked about a previous approval for fixing the Community Center roof.  Bill Kohbarger explained that the Planning Department advised that this map needs to be done.  

Bill Dolan motioned to approve an expenditure of $25,000 for the site map for the Petrack Park parcel.  Don Rust seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

11.    Discussion and decision regarding grant requests for Pahrump Arts Council.  Laurayne Murray/Rodney Comacho

Rodney Comacho noted that their request was cut by 50% by the Tourism Board.  Mr. Comacho explained how the events contribute to the Town.  Don Rust asked how the events are publicized.  Mr. Comacho replied they use local television, magazine and newspaper.  They have now extended to the Highway Station.  They will also use survey cards.  Mr. Rust suggested using Las Vegas media to advertise local events.  Paula Glidden, President of Tourism Advisory Board, commented that they are working on a strategic plan and new guidelines for grants. This will be coming to the Board in the near future.  Bill Dolan asked if there are provisions for groups to bring back information on how funds were spent.  Ms. Glidden said it is included in the strategic plan.

Don Rust motioned to approve the request by Pahrump Arts Council for $1,750 for Utah Shakespeare Festival and Fiber Arts Show using Room Tax Funds based on approval by the Pahrump Tourism Advisory Board.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

12.    Discussion and decision regarding donation of Town owned fire department equipment to another municipality.  Town Manager/Fire Chief

Bill Kohbarger gave an explanation regarding this item and how it came about.  It was Mr. Kohbarger suggestion that Chief Lewis look at other municipalities within the State to see if they could use a donation of this type.  It was note that no responses were received from other communities within the State.  Chief Lewis said he contacted many several departments and also some in California, such as Shoshone, as in the past.  This is two apparatus placed out of service when replaced by items received from the Capital Improvement Program.  It is a great opportunity for the suggested department who is setting up a volunteer fire program.  Chief Lewis said he felt this is an ideal situation for both communities as we are in a mutual aid agreement with California.  Don Rust asked if they would be picking up the equipment.  Chief Lewis said they would and would also be trained in using the vehicles before leaving.  This is asking for permission to move forward in the process.  Bill Dolan asked if it included the hoses and other equipment.  Chief Lewis replied that the vehicles have been stripped although there is some older used equipment if they wanted it.  Bill Dolan suggested selling at auction.  Scott Lewis said this is the past practice.  Mr. Lewis noted that it costs more money to conduct an auction than from proceeds of the auction.

Public Comment:

Dougherty Jones commented that the property should go to auction and placed in a fund for future use and does not wish items be donated to California.  Chief Lewis noted that one of the vehicles had been donated from California and the other was donated from Las Vegas.  No funds were used to purchase these items. Mike Darby commented that the backup appeared to be nepotism but it now explains that other measures were taken before making this request.

Don Rust motioned to donate the equipment as specified to Darwin, California.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

A plaque was presented to Chief Lewis for service above and beyond the call of duty in regards to a recent house fire.

13.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Town of Pahrump, Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).  Town Manager/Fire Chief

Bill Kohbarger stated that he met with CCA representatives and we have decided to ask that this item be tabled as documents do not match.  There are no issues and there is still good faith.  It is anticipated that this will be done at the first meeting in January.  Brad Wiggins representing CCA agreed with the information provided by Mr. Kohbarger.  Issues will be worked out.  Don Rust asked what to expect from the Nye County Commissioner’s meeting on December 16th.  Mr. Wiggins replied that they are hopeful they will be successful at that time.

Don Rust motioned to table Item #13 to the first meeting in January 2009.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.
 
14.    Discussion and decision regarding accounting of PAVED’s Fiscal Year 2008 activity and Fiscal Year 2009 goals.  Town Manager/Paula Glidden/Al Balloqui

Paula Glidden spoke for PAVED stating they are the designated and official entity to look after, promote and develop Pahrump’s economic health.  Ms. Glidden said they would be happy to answer any financial questions the Board may have.  Ms. Glidden asked that the Town Board approve their 2009 budget.  Paula Glidden asked that they be allowed to use the same auditor as the Town.  Don Rust suggested that the auditor be used and they piggyback off the Town.  Paula Glidden noted that they have always worked close with Michael Sullivan.  Bill Dolan clarified that it would be the 08-09 budgets.

Public Comment:  Dave Stevens commented that PAVED is one of the best things to come to the Town and they need the money.

Don Rust motioned to approve PAVED’s accounting and activity goals for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 and let them proceed as requested.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

15.    Discussion and decision regarding Town marquee postings Policy and Procedures.   Don Rust

Don Rust, as well as the Board, were given copies of a Policy and Procedure for placing things on the marquee.

Don Rust motioned to approve the rules and regulations for the marquee sign and make sure they are posted adequately for the public.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

 
16.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of November 13, 2008
c.     Action – approval of 72 hour Liquor Permit for Phil/American Christmas Party on December 14th at the Bob Ruud Community Center.
d.    Action – approval of $2,000 for the Baker to Las Vegas 25th Anniversary Banquet (PVCC) from Room Tax Funds.
e.    Action – approval of $20,000, not to exceed $20,000 amount for Fiscal Year 2009 Tourism fulfillment services from Room Tax Funds

        Don Rust motioned to approve consent agenda items a through e.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

         Vote passed 3 – 0.

17.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2009.

18.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session to discuss arbitration settlement.

Before going to closed session, Don Rust thanked everyone for attending his last Town Board meeting and wished all a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Bill Dolan motioned for a closed session.  Don Rust seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 3 – 0.

19.    Closed session.

20.    Discussion and decision regarding discussion of arbitration settlement discussed in closed session.

Don Rust motioned for the session to be reopened.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Don Rust motioned to pay the arbitration award to Mr. Fernandez and we will pay arbitration award to Mr. Meeks pending a decision by the arbitrator.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

21.     Adjournment.

Nicole Shupp adjourned the meeting at approximately 8:18 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Nicole Shupp, Vice Chairman
For Don Rust, Clerk 2008


















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