Agendas & Minutes


February 12, 2008

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
February 12, 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.    Discussion and decision closure of meeting pursuant to NRS241.031 to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of Donald Shupp.

6.    Discussion and decision regarding the replacement of the TV tower and related equipment with funds derived from insurance proceeds. Bldgs & Grounds/Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding preparation for upcoming IAFF collective bargaining including identification of a negotiating team. Chairwoman Murray

8.    Discussion and decision regarding authorization to construct a Bocce Ball Court at Honeysuckle Playground at a cost estimated at $15, 413.00, with funding from Buildings and Grounds Capital Outlay. Parks and Rec/Town Manager

9.    Discussion and decision regarding authorization to request bids for a one ton service truck for Buildings and Grounds. Buildings and Grounds/Town Manager

10.    Discussion and decision regarding proposed PBR/Enterprise Rent a Car rodeo event. Steven Lee & Mark Boyer/Town Manager

11.    Discussion and decision regarding adoption of Resolution 2008 – 03 approving an application and acceptance from the FAA of a Phase 2 Airport Improvement grant to complete the Environmental Assessment related to the airport construction project. Airport Planner /Town Manager

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12.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2008 -04 accepting and approving the 2007/08 Town audit and supplemental materials.  Finance Director/Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision regarding request to purchase one (1) converted HAZ Mat pick up truck from Odyssey Automotive at a cost not to exceed $59,425 with funds from the Fire Capital Projects and PETT funds. PVFRS/Town Manager

14.    Discussion and decision regarding request from PAVED to fund a six (6) month budget in cooperation with Nye County and private contributions to initiate a five (5) year strategic plan. PAVED/Town Manager

15.    Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

16.    Consent Agenda Items

a.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 16, 2008.
c.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 22, 2008.
d.    Action - approval of Ambulance account write-offs for October 2006 -  January 2007 in the amount of $139,478.00
e.     Action - approval of 72 hour Liquor Permit for 2008 United Way of Pioneer Territories’ fund raisers of May 4 for Cinco De Mayo at Petrack Park;  August 23 for Luau at Honeysuckle Park;  and October 11 for Octoberfest at Honeysuckle Park.
f.    Action - approval of 72 hour Liquor Permit for VFW Post 10054 for a Blue Grass Festival March 14-16th 2008.

17.    Adjournment

A quorum of Nye County Commissioners may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

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Minutes


PRESENT:
Laurayne Murray
John McDonald
Don Rust
Nicole Shupp
Dan Sprouse
David Richards, Town Manager
Carl Joerger, Attorney

CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Laurayne Murray called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS:

Remove the following items:

Item #5 – Discussion and decision closure of meeting pursuant to NRS241.031 to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of Donald Shupp

Item #12 – Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2008-04 accepting and approving the 2007/08 Town audit and supplemental materials

Don Rust motioned to re-agendize these items on the February 26, 2008 meeting agenda.  John McDonald seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.  

Chairman Murray asked that Item #14 – Discussion and decision regarding request from PAVED to fund a six (6) month budget in cooperation with Nye County and private contributions to initiate a five (5) year strategic plan be moved forward on the agenda.

There were no objections to this change.



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PUBLIC COMMENT:

Dan Schinhofen thanked the Board for allowing PAVED to attend a Business Expo.  PAVED will have a full show for the Board at the next meeting.  Mr. Schinhofen felt the Expo was very enlightening.  

Nancy Richards commented on the leaving of Dave Richards and spoke of all his accomplishments for the Town and how proud she is of him.  Mrs. Richards stated that she was ashamed of the way he has been treated.  

George Gingell stated that he would like to thank the Fire Chief for getting the outlying stations open and hopes the Board and future Boards will work with the Chief.  Mr. Gingell thanked PVFRS (Tim) for their professionalism.  

Bob Irving recommended that it might be time for the citizens of Pahrump to select their own Town Manager.  Mr. Irving stated that he feels we are sitting on the threshold of becoming a city and the Town people should have the right to find their own Town Manager and make recommendations to the Board.  Bob Irving, with regards to Dave Richards, stated that the Board “goofed up”.  

Dave Stevens commented that he agreed with everything said by Mrs. Richards.  Mr. Stevens stated that Dave Richards has been a good Manager.  

Art Jones commented that Dave Richards was the best Town Manager that he has seen in the past 15 years.  

Kalee Miller commented that she felt the television tower is not needed.  Chairman Murray explained that there is an agenda item for the tower and public comment regarding the tower will be heard at that time.

Mrs. Miller also commented that she agrees that Dave Richards was the best Town Manger for this Town and hopes the Board can find someone as good as he.

L.D. Michael John (Lazy Dog) commented that a citizens committee should be used for searching for a new Town Manager.

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS:

John McDonald reported that the Arena Advisory Board and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) rodeo has been finalized and agreed to May 3, 2008.  This will be discussed further in another agenda item.


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George Gingell reported that the Public Lands Advisory Board discussed changing the by-laws to increase the number of members.  Mr. Gingell noted that the liaison will have to put this on a future Town Board agenda.

Bob Irving reported that the Fall Festival is going along well and vendor applications are coming in.  Mr. Irving stated that a notice has been placed in the newspaper to recruit beer vendors for 2008 and is open to any group with a 501c3 status.  Bob Irving said he is expecting to have the drawing at the Town Board meeting in March.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING REQUEST FROM PAHRUMP ALLIANCE FOR VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (PAVED) TO FUND A SIX (6) MONTH BUDGET IN COOPERATION WITH NYE COUNTY AND PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO INITIATE A FIVE (5) YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN:

Paula Glidden explained that this is a very important item for the Town.  Ms. Glidden stated that this item is a budget item.  Paula Glidden said that PAVED is currently in the process of filing for a 501c3 status and its mission is to facilitate economic development by creating jobs and retaining businesses that are currently in Pahrump.  Ms. Glidden advised the Board that their mission is that they will be demonstrating honesty, responsibility, leadership and partnering, when appropriate, to augment resources in the Town.  With this agenda item, it is the Board’s opportunity to partner with PAVED as a group, as PAVED partners with other groups within the Town.  Paul Glidden stated that the overall economy currently is negative and the Town has a lack of infrastructure.  Ms. Glidden emphasized that the Town needs to take an active role in promoting itself and its future.  Groups can bond together to create an atmosphere of positive economic success.  
PAVED is developing a website, taking advertisements in trade journals, attending trade shows, and meeting with corporate and governmental agencies.  Paula Glidden stated that all this takes time and money and at this time PAVED asked the Board for monetary support.  The needs are to create a Marketing Officer, a grant writer, and an economic director to push PAVED to the next level.  

Paul Glidden presented PAVED’s proposed seven (7) month budget and will be back in the next budget cycle for more monetary support.  Ms. Glidden pointed out that they are asking for a $125,000 budget that can be allocated from the current budget in the Economic Development Fund.  The funds would cover the grant solicitor, website, meeting, office rent and marketing events.  

Mary Ballaquoi, Secretary for PAVED, stated that they have outgrown their home office.  They have connected with Job Connect for a professional office space.  Mrs. Ballaquoi explained that PAVED is strongly involved with business retention within Pahrump.  By funding PAVED the Town will also be helping to move ahead on the parks projects.  All Town Board members are invited to join PAVED meetings and will get updates through

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emails if unable to attend the meetings.  Mary Ballaquoi said they are not just asking for money, but they are also asking for input.  

John McDonald asked if the $125,000 would be coming from the Room Tax Budget and is PAVED asking for funding from any other source.  Paula Glidden stated that this particular portion of their budget is only being requested from the Town.  There will be an initiative to go to Nye County and they have private donations.  The plan is to raise $6,000.000 within the next five years for economic development.  
Don Rust asked how to go about raising the Room Tax.  Laurayne Murray explained that it would have to be discussed on an agenda and the Town would have to talk to the people that pay it first.  Paula Glidden said that this request would come from the current Room Tax and it is viable.

John McDonald asked what plans PAVED has as he cannot support this unless the Board do regular financial statements and progress reports.  Mr. McDonald asked to be reassured that the Board would receive regular updates with statistical reports on the number of calls received and how many people they have shown around Town.  John McDonald noted that as a pilot program, with this being seed money, he did not have a problem with it; however, he would not vote to continue it past the current budget period unless the reports showed that the money was multiplying itself.  

Mary Ballaquoi responded that she and Mr. Ballaquoi are diligent and would send reports every three months to keep the Board aware of its progress.  Mrs. Ballaquoi explained that they asked for the six month budget which allows enough to carry over into the next fiscal year.   

John McDonald asked Michael Sullivan if there were any prior commitments for the Room Tax Fund for Economic Development for other projects.  Laurayne Murray said she had concerns as well regarding the budget figure which is for the period ending June 2006.  Mrs. Murray recalled that some of that money had been preallocated for Mr. Ballaquoi’s training and expenses.

Michael Sullivan responded that the Room Tax will still be solvent and that only $225,000 had been allocated for several programs which were place savers for aspects of economic development and had no specific plan for its use.  Through the first six months of the year, approximately $38,000 has been spent of the $225,000.  Mr. Sullivan summarized that there is adequate funds and will be revisited as the new budget is constructed.

Laurayne Murray noted that the consideration on the agenda is for 6 months and the back up material is for a 7 months budget.  Mrs. Ballaquoi said it will be stretched out over the 7 months.

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John McDonald asked if the plan had been approved by the Tourism Advisory Board.  Paula Glidden responded that the Tourism Board has been in support of PAVED and all that it has done, but no formal discussion was had.  Al Ballaquoi gave a presentation to the advisory board, but there was no action item, but there was an agreement to push forward.

Laurayne Murray pointed out that the revenue from Room Tax does not come from property taxes and has been dedicated by the Town for portions of the Room Tax to be used for economic development, tourism and arena and the Town is obligated to spend those portions in those areas.  

Don Rust motioned to allocate up to $125,000 from Room Tax Fund for the budget of PAVED to be reviewed at another point for continuance.  John McDonald seconded the motion.

Art Jones commented that economic development is now on the move.  It was the Town Manager that sponsored this item to get it on the agenda with the best interest of the Town at heart.  

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Paula Glidden thanked the Town Board and felt that it would be putting Pahrump into a new century.  Ms. Glidden thanked Mr. Richards for his help as well.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE TV TOWER AND RELATED EQUIPMENT WITH FUNDS DERIVED FROM INSURANCE PROCEEDS:

Dave Richards explained that the TV tower located behind the Pahrump Valley Auto Mall was the victim of extraordinary wind and has been out of service since October 5, 2007.  The Town is operating its emergency services communication through a temporary service.  An Engineer was contacted on the day of the occurrence along with the insurance provider.  The engineer provided specific details for the equipment and materials that will be needed.  The price of the estimated cost has been left out so there would be an even playing field for those wishing to bid on the project.  Mr. Richards stated there is a bid document prepared for tower replacement and replacement of the necessary equipment to make the system functional again.  

John McDonald asked if the list of equipment included the required changes for February 2009 conversion to digital.  Mr. Richards replied that it was his understanding that it did include the required changes.  If not, it would be a nominal fee.  The replacement will be digitally compatible.  The estimate that was given is very close to what the insurance has agreed to pay for the replacement costs.  Mr. Richards stated that it does include making
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the equipment digitally compatible.  John McDonald asked if the insurance proceeds will cover the reconstruction replacement of the tower.  Dave Richards replied yes.

Don Rust asked if the RFQ (Request for Quotes) include the specification for the digital converters.  Mr. Richards replied yes.

John McDonald motioned to approve authorization to request quotes for replacement of the TV tower and related equipment with funds derived from the insurance proceeds.  Nicole Shupp seconded the motion.

Kylee Miller questioned spending the money to replace the tower and noted that digital equipment is very expensive.  Ms. Miller stated that the Town can speak to her engineer.  Ms. Miller said she did not see a need to bring in the Las Vegas stations to Pahrump.  Kylee Miller said she would like the Board to consider not spending the money to bring in the translators and use the money for another purpose.  

Allen Stewart commented that he likes receiving the Clark County information and was especially happy with the TV communications in Pahrump prior to the tower mishap.  Mr. Stewart said he liked not being isolated from the Las Vegas neighbors.  The tower will also be providing services for the emergency communications.  Mr. Stewart said he would be available for help.

Mary Dixon commented that she would like to see the tower back up.  Ms. Dixon noted that the people that do not have satellite or cable would appreciate the service from Clark County.  

Art Jones commented that he agreed with Ms. Dixon and that it should not cost the Town any money to replace the tower as the money would be coming from the insurance money.  

John McDonald commented that next to the proposed noise ordinance the tower being down has generated more calls to him than any other subject.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING PREPARATION FOR UPCOMING IAFF COLECTIVE BARGAINING INCLUDING IDENTIFICATION OF A NEGOTIATING TEAM

Dave Richards explained that the Town had a team in the past consisting of one Town Board member, the Chairperson, served as a liaison; Mitch Brust acted as lead negotiator, who is not available this year.  The Human Resources person did some investigation and found several attorneys that specialize in labor law.  The bios have been provided to the
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Town Board.    Mr. Richards recommended that there be at least one Town Board member to serve as liaison, and also that the Board find a professional to conduct the negotiations as the lead.  

Don Rust volunteered to be the liaison for the negotiations.  

Laurayne Murray stated that there have been various combinations of negotiation teams over time.  It has included the Town Manager, Town Attorney and a Board liaison as well as the Fire Chief.  Mrs. Murray noted that the pressure now is that there are timelines that are outlined for the Town through the contract and the Town is already past those timelines.  This creates an urgency to find a team to initiate the action as required by the Town at this time.  Laurayne Murray said she was supportive of Dave Richard’s suggestion to bring in a professional, but her preference would be to establish a team at this moment.  Members can be changed or added as it progresses.  

Ms. Murray noted that the Town Manager position would be vacant; however having the Fire Chief and the Town Attorney starting on the team as well as the Town Board liaison which has always been the Board Chairperson.  Laurayne Murray stated that she would recuse herself due to a perceived conflict due to her relationship with the union and lead negotiator for the IAFF.  The Town Policy suggests that the responsibility would go to the Vice Chairman of the Board.  

Mrs. Murray stated that she investigated the information provided for the attorney position and said there are other organizations similar to Mr. Brust’s that have negotiation specialists other than labor law attorneys.  Laurayne Murray suggested the Town investigate those organizations as her expectation of cost would be significantly different.  
Mrs. Murray said she will provide Human Resources with her information.  

Laurayne Murray requested that the Board take action now to start the process immediately.

Dan Sprouse motioned that the Board appoint John McDonald as the Town Board liaison, along with the Fire Chief, and the Town Attorney to allow them to become the negotiating team.  The Board can come back at a later time to bring in professional services as well.    Nicole Shupp seconded the motion.

Laurayne Murray noted that this would take effect immediately.

John McDonald commented that if a Human Resources professional becomes necessary that the process begin immediately.  If the need be for an attorney that request for proposals from those recommended and any others be submitted.  Laurayne Murray said that if the Board would decide to go with an attorney that someone familiar with the State

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should be considered so they would have knowledge of the Nevada Revised Statutes and not only the labor laws

Tim Murray, President of the local IAFF, commented that he appreciated the motion but would like to suggest that the motion include the Lead Negotiator be named as generally done.  

Carl Joerger said he had no problem being the lead negotiator at this time and agreed that a professional in labor relation law is needed.  Looking over the resumes provided he would recommend Mr. Winkler from Las Vegas.  

Dan Sprouse amended his motion to include the lead negotiator be the Town Attorney.  Nicole Shupp amended her second to the motion.  

Laurayne Murray stated that the direction to staff is to pursue looking for professional support for the team and whatever adjustments necessary when they are identified.

Vote passed 4 – 0 – 1.  Don Rust abstained.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING PROPOSED PBR/ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR RODEO EVENT

Steven Lee, Silver State Pro Rodeo, announced that he is the promoter for the Professional Bullriders Rodeo (PBR) scheduled at McCullough Arena May 3, 2008.  Mr. Lee gave the Board an update of the progress and what will be happening May 3.  Steven Lee reported that he received his grant and received a formal letter from the PBR that they will select and conduct the PBR/Enterprise Rend-a-Car tour in Pahrump.  Mr. Lee noted that the rodeo will have a great impact on Pahrump during the rodeo with regard to participation in the community.  Mr. Lee said they are looking at accommodating 3500 to 4000 people at the arena.  They will be bringing in portable grandstands.  Steven Lee explained the popularity among participants with the PBR.  This type of event will generate a lot of revenue for the Town and the intention is to watch this event grow in years to come.  Mr. Lee stated that this show is not to replace the Fall Festival and intends to help the Fall Festival by having the Fall Festival place a banner in the arena during the PBR advertising the Fall Festival PRCA at no cost to the committee or the Town.  There will be advertising through all the media.  

Mr. Lee asked the Board for consideration to block the first through the third weekend in the month of May 2009 until the PBR sets their schedule in October 2008 and repeat each year until dates in May are set with the PBR.

Dan Sprouse stated that his concern is security and parking and have those things been taken into consideration as event promoter.  Mr. Lee replied that he has been working
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with Matt Luis.  Steven Lee stated that Mr. Luis assured him that the parking is available and Mr. Lee is also working with the hotels to work out shuttle service for spectators.    Mr. Lee said the first year will be a nightmare.  

Dan Sprouse recommended that in the logistics plan that Nye County Sheriff’s Office and PVFRS be notified.  

John McDonald asked what the Board is being requested to accomplish at this time.  Laurayne Murray explained that she sees a request from Steven Lee to possibly have the Board take a position regarding providing the opportunity for the PBR to schedule a guaranteed weekend in May immediately upon information as to the Built Ford Tough schedule and as a direction to the Arena Advisory Board for which the liaison can take our position.  The Town Board will not be taking over the scheduling of the arena but would be identifying that they give priority to considering the PBR for that period in May which can be confirmed no later than November of the prior year.  Mr. McDonald noted that there is nothing about making arena reservations on the agenda.  

John McDonald motioned that the Town Board direct the Arena Advisory Board liaison address this question with the Arena Board at their next meeting.  It may have to be reagendized in a different fashion if the Arena Board is not amenable to this.    Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Laurayne Murray commented that all the advisory boards work at the direction of the Town Board that it be clear the position of the Town Board supports the PBR being here and is a critical event for the community and would request the Arena Board to consider holding those weekends available until the PBR can make a confirmation by November of the previous year.  

Steven Lee noted that it will be held in the month of May each year.

Paula Glidden commented that the Tourism Advisory Board was approached regarding this event and they are in full support of holding the PBR here and should supersede many of the local events.  

Bob Irving commented that the Arena Advisory Board has a lot of animosity on it with regard to the PBR people.  

Laurayne Murray clarified that the motion is to state the position of the Town Board that the Board is requesting the Arena Board leave the first three weekends in May available pending a commitment of the PBR reservation which the Arena Board should have their first meeting in December.  Once committed to the PBR, the other weekends would open up for other events.  

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Vote passed 5 – 0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 2008-03 APPROVING AN APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE FROM THE FAA OF A PHASE 2 AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT GRANT TO COMPLETE THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASESSMENT RELATED TO THE AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

Charlie Gronda explained that there are going to be changes with the FAA in how they are going to do things with the environment assessment.  Aries Consultants is still working on what the Town has to do.  One of the things is they are getting together with the FAA and the BLM to get everything together on the grant and may take more money.  The FAA representative said if a proposal was sent in they would grant the money to the Town if done the way they want it.  This is the reason for Resolution 2008-03.  When the program is together, it will be taken to the FAA for Phase II of the grant.  Mr. Gronda stated that previously the Town Manager could sign and this resolution allows the Town Board to approve it and the Town Manager or his designee could sign for it.  Charlie Gronda requested that the resolution be passed and to appoint a designee.  

Dave Richards suggested that the Town Board Chairperson sign as the designee in his absence.  

Laurayne Murray asked who is preparing the grant application.  Mr. Gronda replied that it is Aries Consultants.

Don Rust read Resolution 2008-03 title: A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR AND ACCEPTANCE OF A FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GRANT FOR PHASE II OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE (NEW) PAHRUMP VALLEY AIRPORT

Don Rust motioned to approve Resolution 2008-03.  Nicole Shupp seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 5 – 0.  

Mr. Gronda thanked the Board for their vote and the confidence he was given.  Charlie Gronda thanked Dave Richards for his help over the past 4 years with this project.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING REQUST TO PURCHASE ONE (1) CONVERTED HAZ MAT PICK UP TRUCK FROM ODYSSEY AUTOMOTIVE AT A COST NOT TO EXCEED $59,425 WITH FUNDS FROM THE FIRE CAPITAL PROJECTS AND PETT FUNDS
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Fire Chief Scott Lewis explained that this was before the Board several months ago to go to bid for this apparatus which will supply general support to the department.  Chief Lewis stated that Nye County has approved an expenditure of $25,000 for an overall project of two (2) pumper/tenders and this HazMat vehicle.  The total amount from Nye County will be $25,000 with the remaining to be made up of General Capital Funds and will not exceed $59,425.  The bid committee has met and reviewed the bids and feel that the best package was offered by Odyssey Automotive.  The Town has a history with Odyssey as they have supplied vehicles which have performed exceptionally in our environment with no real problems.  Scott Lewis asked the Board to support the recommendation of Odyssey Automotive.  

Dave Richards stated that he concurred with the recommendation.

John McDonald clarified that $25,000 would be coming from Nye County and asked if that was for certain.  Chief Lewis replied that he spoke with the Financial Director and he indicated that, that was the case.  Scott Lewis noted that the pumper/tenders have been ordered and expect delivery in July or August 2008.  

Laurayne Murray asked if the remainder of the Capital Funds was something that was in the approved budget.  Chief Lewis responded it was.  

Nicole Shupp asked if the local Dodge dealership in Pahrump was considered and was also curious about someone local doing the lights and painting (decals) for the trucks.  Scott Lewis replied that it is an actual conversion process and that the bid process is done throughout the country and the two companies listed are the only ones that returned bids.  

Don Rust motioned to approve the purchase of a HazMat pick up truck from Odyssey Automotive at a cost not to exceed $59,425 with funds from Capital Projects and PETT funds.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING AUTHORIZATION TO CONSTRUCT A BOCCE BALL COURT AT HONEYSUCKLE PLAYGROUND AT A COST ESTIMATED AT $15,413, WITH FUNDING FROM BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS CAPITAL OUTLAY

Dave Richards explained that Matt Luis could not be in attendance.  Mr. Richards stated that the request is for authorization to construct a bocce ball court at Honeysuckle Park and the Building and Grounds department will do the majority of the work.  Most of the cost is for materials.  This is a project that has been planned for sometime and has the approval of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and recommended the Board approve the proposal as presented.
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John McDonald expressed concerns regarding the cost of the benches at $700 each.

Laurayne Murray explained that regarding new facilities all requirements for safety and security are being met with regard to materials and the Building and Grounds Manager does full investigations in this area.

John McDonald said he did not have a problem with this project except for the benches.  Mr. McDonald commented that maybe the project could be approved less the $2800 and then add $2800 upon justification for that amount or whatever would be necessary.  

Nicole Shupp commented that Mr. Luis is not a frivolous spender.  

Nicole Shupp motioned to accept the Bocce Ball court authorization as listed up to $15,413.00.  Don Rust seconded the motion.

Dave Stevens stated that he recommends the Board spend the money for Honeysuckle Park and had gross admiration for the people that work at the park.  Mr. Stevens said it would be an improvement for the park.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  John McDonald voted nay.

DISCUSSTION AND DECISION REGARDING AUTHORIZATION TO REQUEST BIDS FOR A ONE TON SERVICE TRUCK FOR BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

Dave Richards explained that Buildings and Grounds would be replacing a 1983 step van with more than 182,000 miles on it and the engine is no longer operational and cannot get parts for repairs.  The request is for authorization to request bids.  

Don Rust motioned to authorize to request bids for a one ton service truck for Buildings and Grounds.  Nicole Shupp seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

FUTURE MEETING/WORKSHOPS; DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

Laurayne Murray pointed out that pre-budget hearings will be coming up soon and asked Michael Sullivan if he has any tentative dates for meetings.  Mr. Sullivan that they are usually scheduled for the last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in March.

Mrs. Murray said that a draft copy of the personnel policy for which discussion was concluded on should be forthcoming and no date has been set for that.

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CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action- approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 16, 2008.
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 22, 2008.
d.    Action – approval of Ambulance account write-offs for October 2006-January 2007 in the amount f $139,478.
e.    Action – approval of 72 hour Liquor Permit for 2008 United Way of Pioneer Territories’ fund raisers of May 4 for Cinco De Mayo at Petrack Park; August 23 for Luau at Honeysuckle Park; and October 11 for Oktoberfest at Honeysuckle Park.
f.    Action – approval of 72 hour Liquor Permit for VFW Post 10054 for a Blue Grass Festival March 14-16, 2008.

Dave Richards asked that item #d be removed.  

Don Rust motioned to approve items a, b, c, e and f, be approved.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

ADJOURNMENT

Laurayne Murray stated that this would be Dave Richards last meeting and that she appreciated the service he has given to the Town.

Dave Richards stated that it has been a unique experience in Pahrump.  Mr. Richards said it exceeded his expectations in many ways thinking it was a sleepy little village and within two months he realized it was anything but sleepy and little.  Dave Richards said it has been a pleasure to work with the Staff and watch them grow, and the residents have come to know him through his television appearances.  It has been a pleasant surprise to be able to go anywhere in Town and have strangers compliment him on what he has done as Town Manager.  Mr. Richards said he wishes the Town Board all the best and will be able to find a Town Manager who is qualified, professional and thick skinned.

Laurayne Murray adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,



Don Rust
Town Board Clerk
 

 


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