Agendas & Minutes


December 13, 2005

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
December 13, 2005

 


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.    Discussion and decision regarding proclaiming October 21, 2006 “Disability Awareness Day”. Audrey Gouley/Town Manager

5.    Discussion and decision regarding proclaiming December 19, 2005 “47th CHS Army Medical Troop Day” and adopting the unit. Peter Liakopoulos/Town Manager

6.    Discussion and decision regarding proclaiming January 16, 2006 “Martin Luther King Outstanding Community Service Day” and recognition of persons for their contribution to the people of the Town of Pahrump. Delores Joyner/Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding direction to staff concerning the provision of senior services. Paul Willis/Town Manager

8.    Discussion and decision regarding the proposed Town of Pahrump Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. Sharon Wehrly/Ron Johnson

9.    Discussion and decision regarding the request to seek bids for replacement of Water Tender #2. Fire Chief/Town Manager.

10.    Discussion and decision regarding service agreement to prepare minutes for Town Board meetings. Town Manager

11.    Discussion and decision regarding purchase of Veri-Scribe digital recording system for Town Board meetings. Town Manager

12.    Discussion and decision regarding agreement to provide Employee Relations Consulting Services. Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2005- 44 to approve a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan agreement with Benefits Administrators and Consultants. Town Manager

14.     Town Manager’s report

15.    Advisory Board reports

16.    Consent Agenda Items

A. Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B. Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of November 8, 2005.
C. Action - Approve $6,722.00 in Ambulance Billing Write-offs .
D. Action - Approval of 2006 contract with Rodeo Announcer, J. W. Kinder.
E. Action - Approval of 2006 contract with Rodeo Special Act, Rodney Hayes.
F. Action - Removal of Emergency Management Homeland Security Advisory Board
    member Brent Jones and approval of new members C. Kevin Choate and
    Fred Jones.
G. Action - Removal of Parks/Recreation Advisory Board members Christian
    Johnson, Clayton Payne, and Maureen Reicher, and approval of new members
    Robert North, Richard Foster, and Melodie Eleogram as alternate.
H. Action – Approval of Resolution 2005-46 PVFRS Petty Cash Account.

17.    Discussion and decision regarding closure of meeting pursuant to NRS 241.030(2) and 288.220(1-4) for purposes of conferring with Town’s management regarding labor negotiations, issues and other personnel matters, and Client-Attorney communications NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2).

18.    Closed session pursuant to NRS 241.030, NRS 241.015(b)(2), NRS 288.220(4), and NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2).

19.    Discussion, and decision regarding matters discussed in closed session.

20.    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

 


Minutes

1.    Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.
2.    Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.
No 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).

Mr. Art Jones:  commented about visiting the veterans in the VA hospital to show appreciation for what they endured and gone through for the freedom of all Americans.  

Items 10 & 11 moved till closed sections

Mr. David Rencher, Chief Medical Advisor for hospital, contact information is: 775-7277-9712.  State the anticipated completion of the hospital is January, 2006.

Mr. Dan Verdie:  stated that the holiday season is about Christmas and not the commercialism that comes with it.

4.    Discussion and decision regarding proclaiming October 21, 2006 “Disability
Awareness Day”.  Audrey Schooley/Town Manager

Motion  approved  4 – 0

5.    Discussion and decision regarding proclaiming December 19, 2005 “47th CHS Army
 Medical Troop Day” and adopting the unit.  Peter Liakopoulos/Town Manager

Mrs. Jenny Liakopoulos  requested that the Board approve the adopting of troop 47th  Combat Hospital Support (CHS).

Call for motion to approve CHS – moved and 2nd

Patrick Salvy asked why and what was the purpose?  

Response was to show Unity to our troops, and create funding through private donations to send care packages to the troops.  

Art Jones stated that this type of involvement encourages the troops, and he stated the conditions you would find in a military hospital and what you would see pertaining to the returning troops.  

Coach Willie stated that all veteran organizations are in support of the measure and not to make Iraq another Viet Nam.

Denise Choice – showed a photo of son James (military man) – plea for adopting a troop program.

Motion to approve adopting a troop was carried and the Vote – 4 – 0 to approve.

6.    Discussion and decision regarding proclaiming January 16, 2006 “Martin Luther King
    Outstanding Community Service Day” and recognition of persons for their contribution
to the people of the Town of Pahrump.  Delores Joyner/Town Manager

Motion to approved accepted and carried – 4-0

7.        Discussion and decision regarding direction to staff concerning the provision of senior  
    services.  Paul Willis/Town Manager

Services for senior citizens are needed and request approval.  Research is necessary in order to
provide such services.

Mr. Billman stated that the vote is not required.  He’s opposed to bus service but not food       service.

Walt Kuver, VP of Board of Trustees of Ctr.  – if support given, there is a cash flow problem     and  awaiting a response from county commissioners.  What will the total operating cost be      while trying to rebuild center for the seniors.   Meeting dates:  every Wed. 8 pm.

Ken Vandule stated that layoffs have occurred and board members assist in keeping costs      down by replacing workers.  

8.    Discussion and decision regarding the proposed Town of Pahrump Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.  Sharon Wehrly/Ron Johnson.

Ron Johnson:  Comprehensive Emergency Plan – excellent plan and a good presentation

Chairman moved to accept - Vote – 4-0 motion carries to accept.

9.    Discussion and decision regarding the request to seek bid for replacement of Water Tender #2.  Fire Chief/Town Manager.

Scott Lewis requested replacement of water tender #2 (lost in an accident) and keep #1 as
reserve.

Vote approved on replacement of water tender #2 carried – 4-0

10.     Discussion and decision regarding service agreement to prepare minutes for Town Board
meetings.  Town Manager.

Clerk asked, “Why is it necessary to hire an independent contractor to prepare Town Hall
meeting minutes, when there is a current staff person hired for such?”  What are the issues for
hiring and the additional costs to retain and provide access to county facilities?   

Town Manager stated that there are no problems regarding background checks or issues   regarding the contractor and that any license and fees will be borne by the town under a blanket    coverage policy.  The purpose of the contractor is to have the minutes prepared and returned in   a timely manner for review prior to the next meeting.

Board Member Willis motioned for the vote – favored - 3-1 - motion carried.

11.    Discussion and decision regarding purchase of Veri-Scrib digital recording system for Town Board meetings.  Town Manager

Town Manager provided a brief description of the system regarding functions and benefits.      The JCG recording system would record meetings on-line and transfer meetings to hard drive     and CD.  Funding would come from General Capital Fund account.

Karen Salvy asked if the system was necessary.  Are there enough people who care?

Chairman:  better to listen than read.  BMbr./Willis: more accurate than transcription.       Clerk/Murray: whether audio or digital still a recording.  Her concern is in spending – who       wants this equipment?  BMbr/Johnson:  best to be on the leading edge of technology.

Bill Herrin stated, never seen expense not costing more than anticipated.

Vote carried – 3 -1 in favor of system

12.     Discussion and decision regarding agreement to provide Employee Relations Consulting
          Services.  Town Manager

Town Manager has considered 3 firms to provide consulting services, Larry Beller and Assoc.
Town Attorney wants included both consultants and town to approve payments and prior
payments made regarding attorney fees.  

Mr. Smith stated that no commodity made is cost effective.

Motion  for vote presented along with – 2nd  when disclosure was presented and rejected due to
resource of the information and may constitute a conflict of interest in regards to the position
of the informant to the Board.   
IAFF Rep.:  Mr. Gold:  Senior Ctr. Position donating $500 to ctr. – contract negotiations – simply stating negotiations are not good or holding is not sufficient.  Referring to an incident in July 2005.  Chief negotiator does not agree with providing a negotiating firm for the town.

George Gingell:  If a negotiator can’t afford transportation and meals shouldn’t be hired.  .  Mr. Smith -  can’t blame the contractor  -  motion carries 4-0

Ron Johnson – comment -  each worker is trying to do the best job for the benefit of the town.

13.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2005-44 to approve a 457(b)  Deferred
Compensation Plan agreement with Benefits Administrators and Consultants.  Town
Manager

Town Manager: 2005-44 approved plan - 24757B – all town employees eligible to participate and recommend approval.
 
Chairman:  is there an employer contribution in the plan and what is the employer’s contribution?

Town Manager: at the discretion of the parties

BMbr./Johnson: Social Security is not sufficient and supports the package.   BClk/Murray: is the plan exclusive?   TwnMgr.: no.   BClerk – what are the costs? $200  $75 per participations.  Isn’t there a plan in place?  This appears to be a duplicate and plan is run by TwnMgr & Fin. Dir. and Trustees are Sullivan and other administrators.  Town Mgr. -  nothing is sinister & not between Sullivan and self.  BClk. -  bulletin states sole discretion of TwnMgr and Sullivan as administrators.  TwnMgr:  no decisions can be made unless brought before the board for approval..  BMbr/Willis: this is not mandatory but an option, nothing wrong with offering.   

BMbr./Willis -  amend a motion -  Chairman: -  2nd motion -  motion carries 4-0

14.    Town Manager Report.

Town Manager:  transfer of surplus where the fire dept., engine sent to Phoenix for repairs expected to return in April 2006.  Community workshop scheduled for 14th and 15th of this month.  Inmate services to work on NDOT, and storm drainage problem.  Nye County Road staff is working on a solution with drainage problem.  Chairs are being shipped.  

15.    Advisory Board Report.

BClerk/Murray:  Tourist Board through arena activity approved replacing signs that recognize the churches, and various services in the Pahrump community.  

16.    Consent Agenda Items.

    A. Action- approval of Town vouchers.
    B. Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of November 8, 2005.
    C. Action – Approve $6,722.00 in Ambulance Billing Write-offs.
    D. Action – Approval of 2006 contract with Rodeo Announcer, J.W. Kinder.
    E. Action – Approval of 2006 contract with Rodeo Special Act, Rodney Hayes.
    F. Action – Removal of Emergency Management Homeland Security Advisory Board
    member Brent Jones and approval of new members C. Kevin Choate and Fred Jones.
    G. Action – Removal of Parks/Recreation Advisory Board members Christian Johnson,
    Clayton Payne, and Maureen Reicher, and approval of new members Robert North,
    Richard Foster, and Melodie Eleogram as alternate.
H. Action – Approval of Resolution 2005-46 PVFRS Petty Cash Account.

BMbr./Willis:  motion to approve item #A and C through H. and then amended the motion to  approve all consent items A – H

Motion to approve: 4-0 in favor

17.    Discussion and decision regarding closure of meeting pursuant to NRS 241.030(2) and
288.220(1-4) for purposes of conferring with Town’s management regarding labor
negotiations, issues and other personnel matters, and Client-Attorney communications NRS 241.015(2)(B)(2).

Closed session.

18.    Close session pursuant to NRS 241.030, NRS 241.015 (b)(2), NRS 288.220(4), and NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2).

Closed session.

20.    Adjournment

Meeting closed.

Respectfully Submitted,


Town Board Clerk

 


Backup

There is no backup posted for this meeting.