Agendas & Minutes


February 13, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
February 13, 2007

 


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.    Third reading, discussion and decision of PTO #61 to repeal PTO #54. Board Member Don Rust

6.    Discussion, action, decision regarding a time, date and site for a special meeting of the Town Board, the Fairgrounds Advisory Board and the Fairgrounds Financial Advisory Board to discuss each Board’s role in developing the fairgrounds and to map out a path for either the completion of the fairgrounds or abandonment of the project and other matters properly related thereto. Board Member John T. McDonald

7.    Discussion, action, decision regarding provision of emergency standby electric power to pump water at strategic locations in the event of a wide-area grid blackout due to natural causes or terrorist activity. Board Member John T. McDonald

8.    Discussion, action, decision regarding type, frequency and content of Town Financial reports required by the Town Board. Board Member John T. McDonald

9.    Discussion, action, decision regarding rewording of Agreements with land developers regarding the calculation of credits applied against impact, unit or development fees. Rewording of the Agreement between the Town of Pahrump and Nye County RE: Development Agreements. Board Member John T. McDonald

10.    Discussion and decision regarding request for consideration to provide assistance to Pahrump Valley High School Band. Board Member Daniel Sprouse.



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11.    Discussion and decision regarding request for approval to go to bid on a PVFRS Brush Fire Truck. Board Member Daniel Sprouse

12.    Discussion and decision regarding PVFRS Capital Improvement/Staffing Master Plan 2007 Addendum. Fire Chief/Town Manager

13.    Town Manager’s report.

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

15.    Consent Agenda Items

a.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 9, 2007.
c.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 23, 2007.
d.    Action - approval of Ambulance account write-offs for October 2006 -  January 2007 in the amount of $139,478.00
 
16.    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


    Present                      Absent
    Laurayne Murray                 None
    John McDonald
    Don Rust
    Nicole Shupp
    Dan Sprouse


Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

Chairperson Murray called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

           None
       
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).

    Harley Kulkin questioned the progress of the theme park analysis.
    
Chairperson Murray stated Leisure and Recreation Concepts (LARC) will make a presentation, in Pahrump, on February 21, 2007.
    
Advisory Board reports.

    Member Shupp reported on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.        
She stated she attended the Fairgrounds Advisory Board and Public Lands Advisory Board.    

                Member Rust reported on the activities of the Public Lands Advisory     Board.

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Member McDonald reported on the activities of the Arena Advisory Board and the Fairgrounds Advisory Board.

Member Sprouse reported on the activities of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Board.

Chairperson Murray reported on the activities of the Tourism Advisory                  Board.

Third reading, discussion and decision of PTO #61 to repeal PTO #54.

    Clerk conducted third reading.

Max Hooks, Ben Reygers, Kyle Johnson, Angie Cochrane, Bill Dawson, and Harley Kulkin spoke against PTO #61.
    
Gabriel Adame, Reverend Oscar Rencoco, Al Casteneda, and Judith Hernandez spoke in favor of PTO #61.

Nieves Alvarez spoke in favor of English being the language of government documents and stated there were several more important issues.

    Mr. Rust motioned to adopt PTO #61 as read.

    Mr. McDonald seconded.

           Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion, action, decision regarding a time, date and site for a special meeting of the Town Board, the Fairgrounds Advisory Board and the Fairgrounds Financial Advisory Board to discuss each Board’s role in developing the fairgrounds and to map out a path for either the completion of the fairgrounds or abandonment of the project and other matters properly related thereto.

Member McDonald stated the Fairgrounds Advisory Board is lacking direction and welcomed input from the Town Board. He recommended a special meeting with the Fairgrounds Advisory Board, the Town Board, Mr. Balloqui, the County Commissioners, and any other interested parties.    
       
A Special Town Board Meeting was approved for March 10, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. in the Town Annex.
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Discussion, action, decision regarding provision of emergency standby electric power to pump water at strategic locations in the event of a wide-area grid blackout due to natural causes or terrorist activity.

Member McDonald stated his concern about the lack of standby generator power   and available water in the event of an emergency.  He recommended the item for consideration to the EMS/Homeland Security Advisory.

Chief Lewis stated standby generators have been researched and qualify for funding under the Firefighter Assistance Grant.  

Member McDonald motioned that Member Sprouse be directed to bring before the Emergency Management Homeland Security Advisory Board a proposal to develop a plan for providing emergency generating service to provide water to strategic locations to the Town in the event of a long term emergency.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Harley Kulkin spoke against the proposal.

    Al Casteneda and Gabriel Adame spoke in favor of the proposal.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion, action, decision regarding type, frequency and content of Town Financial reports required by the Town Board.
    
Member McDonald requested monthly Revenue/Expense and Balance Sheet reports for the General Fund, Revenue/Expense reports for the Special Revenue Funds, and Balance Sheet and Income Statements for the Ambulance Enterprise Fund.
    
Member Rust motioned that Member McDonald meet with the Town Manager and Mr. Sullivan to establish the format and the frequency of the financial reports for the Town Board.

           Member Shupp seconded.

           Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion, action, decision regarding rewording of Agreements with land developers regarding the calculation of credits applied against impact, unit or

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development fees. Rewording of the Agreement between the Town of Pahrump and Nye County RE: Development Agreements.

Member McDonald stated his concern about the wording of the Development Agreements between the Town and the County and their financial impact.  He stated the provided rewording was necessary to protect the Town’s interest.
    
    There was discussion and questions from the Board and Staff.

Member Sprouse motioned for Member McDonald to meet with the Town Manager and the Town Attorney and allow them to make recommendations to determine the best interest of the town with regards to the impact fees and this agenda item.
           
           Member Shupp seconded.
    
           Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding request for consideration to provide assistance to Pahrump Valley High School Band.

Member Sprouse motioned to table this item until the February 27, 2007 meeting.

      Member Shupp seconded.

      Motion carried 5/0.        

Discussion and decision regarding request for approval to go to bid on a PVFRS Brush Fire Truck.

Chief Lewis requested permission to seek bids to purchase a Brush Fire Truck.  He stated a proposal and a list of specifications was included.  He added the vehicle was budgeted and the purchase price would not exceed $200,000.00.

Member Sprouse motioned to allow Chief Lewis to go to bid for the Brush Truck as outlined in the agenda item.

Member Shupp seconded.

Harley Kulkin spoke against this proposal.

Motion carried 5/0.

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Discussion and decision regarding PVFRS Capital Improvement/Staffing Master Plan 2007 Addendum.

Chief Lewis presented the Capital Improvement/Staffing Master Plan 2007 Addendum.  He emphasized the need to increase staffing and stated this was an urgent safety matter. Additionally he addressed some revenue issues.
    
           There were discussions and questions from the Town Board.
 
Member McDonald motioned to accept the PVFRS Capital Improvement/Staffing                              Master Plan 2007 Addendum.

           Member Rust seconded.

           Harley Kulkin spoke against increasing PVFRS staffing.

Tim Murray, President, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), stated he was concerned about the safety of the Fire Fighters and was willing to work with the Town Board, the Chief and the Town Manager regarding staffing.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report.

     The Town Manager delivered his report.    

Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

A special Town Board and Advisory Board meeting was scheduled for March 10, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., in the Town Annex.

Consent Agenda Items

a.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 9, 2007.
c.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 23, 2007.
d.    Action - approval of Ambulance account write-offs for October 2006 -  January 2007 in the amount of $139,478.00
 
Member Sprouse motioned to approve the Consent Agenda Items.

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Member Shupp seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment

      The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 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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