Agendas & Minutes


December 12, 2006

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
December 12, 2006

 


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.    Presentation by Nevada Department of Agriculture of National Animal ID System program elements. Holly J. Pecetti/Town Manager

6.    First Reading of PTO #59, “Undocumented Foreign National Registration” Ordinance. Scott Metro/Michael Miraglia

7.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution #2006-28 to petition Federal and State legislators to adopt English as the national language, encourage use of the
English language for official documents and recognition of Federal laws concerning immigration and the conduct of business with illegal aliens. Michael Mirgalia

8.    Discussion and decision regarding proposal from Channels 30 & 62 to broadcast Town Board meetings. Andy Alberti/Town Manager

9.    Discussion and decision regarding proposal for US Youth Soccer program sponsorship. Oscar de’ Masi/Town Manager

10.    Town Manager’s report

11.     Consent Agenda Items

A.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of November 14, 2006
C.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of closed session, November 14, 2006.
D.    Action - appointment of Ted Oom to Public Lands Advisory Board.
E.    Action - appointment of Mark Boyer to Fall Festival Logistics Committee.
F.    Action - appointment of Cathie Stetler to Fall Festival Finance Committee.
G.    Action - approval of 72 hour liquor permit for Kiwanis Club of Pahrump Valley Foundation for December 31, 2006.
H.    Action - approval of 72 hour liquor permit for Pahrump Senior Center for December 17, 2006.

12.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session to discuss pending litigation.

13.    Closed session to discuss pending litigation.

14.    Discussion and decision regarding matters discussed in closed session.

15.    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.    First reading of PTO 60 to amend PTO 54 by deleting Sections 8 and 10. Michael Miraglia


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

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
Ron Johnson                                                  Richard Billman
Paul Willis
Michael Miraglia
Laurayne Murray


Newly elected town Board members Don Rust, Nicole Shupp, and Dan Sprouse were sworn in.

Plaques recognizing outgoing Town Board members were presented to Ron Johnson, Michael Miraglia, and Paul Willis.

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

  Chairman Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

       Chairman Johnson moved item #9 to #5 and deleted #6.    

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).

Don Rust stated that the name “Pahrump” is Paiute, not English.

Dan Sprouse thanked the Town Board members who are exiting and thanked the public for electing the new group of Town Board members.

Ben Reygers stated legal, documented immigrants are welcome, not illegal immigrants.

Antonio Garcia stated ordinances that promote bigotry would not be tolerated.


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Fernando Romero, President of Hispanics in Politics, spoke against item #7.
 
Fred Toomey spoke against legal and illegal immigrants.

Avril Adame thanked the board for deleting item #6 and uniting the community.

Steve Johnson stated that registering as an illegal alien opposes Article 5 of the United States Constitution.   

 Al Castaneda, National Vice President of the Mexican American Political Association, stated there is no place for racism in our country.

Paula Glidden stated she agreed with Al Castaneda and would like to see more voluntarism from all attendees.

Vicky Parker welcomed all attendees and invited everyone to participate in the Town government.

Araceli Gallegos stated it is important for all cultures to maintain the right to speak their own language.

Carlos Camacho stated he is proud to be a Latino.

Joseph Brady spoke in favor of PTO #54.

Frederick Benabise stated, for safety in the workplace, everyone should learn the English language.

A citizen stated that for immigrants who wish to learn English there are ESL (English as a second language) classes.

Advisory Board Reports

None

Agenda addendum item #1. First reading of PTO 60 to amend PTO 54 by deleting Sections 8 and 10.

Clerk conducted first reading.

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Presentation by Nevada Department of Agriculture of National Animal ID System program elements.

Ms. Pecetti, State of Nevada Department of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Animal Health, reviewed Premises Registration in the event of disease and the Animal ID Program for animal commerce.  No action was required.

First Reading of PTO #59, “Undocumented Foreign National Registration” Ordinance.

Mr. Willis motioned to delete agenda item #6.

Ms. Murray seconded.

Motion carried 3/1.  (Mr. Miraglia opposed)

Discussion and decision regarding Resolution #2006-28 to petition Federal and State legislators to adopt English as the national language, encourage use of the English language for official documents and recognition of Federal laws concerning immigration and the conduct of business with illegal aliens.

Mr. Miraglia motioned to adopt Resolution #2006-28 to petition Federal and State legislators to adopt English as the national language, encourage use of the English language for official documents and recognition of Federal laws concerning immigration and the conduct of business with illegal aliens.

Mr. Willis requested removal of Section 3 from the Resolution.

Mr. Miraglia agreed to remove Section 3.

Mr. Willis seconded the amended motion.

Ms. Murray stated she was not in support of this Resolution.

Al Castaneda, Ardrenna Scott, Joe Castro and Fernando Romero spoke against Resolution #2006-28.

Fred Toomey stated America should be an English speaking nation.

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Carmen Ruiz stated she is proud to be Hispanic and part of the Pahrump community.

Vicky Parker encouraged everyone to come to all the Town meetings.

Motion failed 2/2 (Mr. Johnson and Ms. Murray opposed).
    
Discussion and decision regarding proposal from Channels 30 & 62 to broadcast Town Board meetings.

Ms. Murray motioned to table item #8 until a future Town Board agenda.

Mr. Miraglia seconded.

Motion carried 4/0.

Discussion and decision regarding proposal for US Youth Soccer program sponsorship. Oscar de’ Masi/Town Manager

Mr. Richards stated this is a request for financial support in the form of equipment, uniforms, and low income player assistance.  He stated funds are available through the state tourism tax fund as well as the general fund.

Mr. Miraglia motioned to approve the proposal for US Youth Soccer program sponsorship for the amounts noted to be documented with vendor invoices.

Ms. Murray seconded.

Patricia de’ Masi thanked the Town Board and stated the decision to support youth soccer will have a positive impact on the community for years to come.

Motion carried 4/0.

Town Manager’s report

The Town Manager delivered his report which included a summary of the Town Board’s accomplishments for the last two years.

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 Consent Agenda Items

A.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of November 14, 2006
C.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of closed session, November 14, 2006.
D.    Action - appointment of Ted Oom to Public Lands Advisory Board.
E.    Action - appointment of Mark Boyer to Fall Festival Logistics Committee.
F.    Action - appointment of Kathie Stetler to Fall Festival Finance Committee.
G.    Action - approval of 72 hour liquor permit for Kiwanis Club of Pahrump Valley Foundation for December 31, 2006.
H.    Action - approval of 72 hour liquor permit for Pahrump Senior Center for December 17, 2006.


Mr. Willis motioned to approve items A – H.

Ms. Murray seconded.

Motion carried 4/0.

Discussion and decision regarding closed session to discuss pending litigation.

Mr. Willis motioned to close the meeting to discuss pending litigation.

Ms. Murray seconded.

Motion carried 4/0.

Closed session to discuss pending litigation.
Discussion and decision regarding matters discussed in closed session.

No action taken.

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Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul Willis
    Town Clerk
     
    CC:    Town Board
        Nye County Treasurer
Town Board
Nye County Commissioners
Nye County Planning
Nye County Clerk
Dan McArthur
 
 
        /al

 


Backup

There is no backup posted for this meeting.