Agendas & Minutes


February 10, 2007 - SPECIAL MEETING – “WORKSHOP”

SPECIAL MEETING – “WORKSHOP”
PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD
TOWN OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM
400 N. Highway 160
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 9:00 AM

 


Agenda

1.    Call to Order  

2.    Public Comment:  Action may not be taken on matters considered during this period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item - NRS 241.020 (2)(C)(3).

3.    9:00 AM - Discussion of the private utilities appraisal project and related matters.

4.    10:00 AM - Discussion of MetroNets Ultra Broad Band Fibre Optic Project and related matters.

5.    Adjournment

 A quorum of Nye County Board of Commissioners may be present at this meeting.

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Minutes


Present                                                                Absent
        John McDonald                                                     Laurayne Murray
        Don Rust
        Nicole Shupp
        Dan Sprouse

      Call to Order

    Vice-Chairperson McDonald called the meeting to order at 9:07 a.m.
 
Public Comment:  Action may not be taken on matters considered during this period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item - NRS 241.020 (2)(C)(3).

    None

Discussion of the private utilities appraisal project and related matters.

The Town Manager placed a conference call to Tom Klimek, WILLDAN’s Division Manager of Engineering Services, and Ann Derse, Administrator.  The Town Manager stated copies of the WILLDAN proposal for the appraisal of the water system, infrastructure, environmental report and preliminary engineering report (RFP No. 2006-08) had been provided to the Town Board Members.  

The Town Manager reviewed the origin of the project and the previous Town Board Members’ intentions.  He stated no agreement had been signed with WILLDAN and this was the Town Board’s opportunity to learn about the project.  He stated WILLDAN’s proposal for services, project development, and estimated costs would be discussed and the outcome would be determined at a future Town Board meeting.
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Mr. Klimek stated the proposal presented initially was a study that would cost approximately $400,000.00 or more and the budget restrictions allow approximately $100,000.00.  He stated the initial step would be to coordinate with Nye County to define and establish the development area or transportation corridor.  

The Town Manager added that when a final proposal was received it would be routed to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for grant funding.

There were discussions and questions from the Town Board.

Mr. Klimek stated coordination with Nye County was imperative as the grant funds received would be processed through the County.  Additionally, he stated the Scope of Work would be ready the second week of March.

The Town Manager requested the information prior to the third Wednesday of March to place on the March 27, 2007 Agenda.

Meeting adjourned for a break at 10:00 a.m.

Meeting resumed at 10:10 a.m.

The Town Board received an update from legal counsel, Rick Campbell of Armstrong and Teasdale, regarding Metronets.

Discussion of MetroNets Ultra Broad Band Fibre Optic Project and related matters.

Mr. Bray of US Metronets provided a presentation about Pahrump’s fiber optic network infrastructure.  

There were discussions and questions from the Town Board.

Al Shupp questioned the investment liability to the Town.

Mr. Bray stated the bonds are no recourse bonds and there are various safeguards in reference to the service providers.

Mr. Bray stated there is a Nevada Revised Statute that limits the Town’s liability regarding bond funding.  He agreed to e-mail that information to the Town Manager.

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Adjournment

 The meeting was adjourned at 12:04 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Don Rust
    Town Clerk
     
    CC:    Town Board
Nye County Treasurer
Town Board
Nye County Commissioners
Nye County Planning
Nye County Clerk
Dan McArthur
 
 
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Backup

There is no backup posted for this meeting.