Agendas & Minutes


February 23, 2010

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
FEBRUARY 23, 2010

 


Agenda


1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)


4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)

5.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

6.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)

7.    Discussion and possible decision to approve replacement copier lease. (Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision on approving a contract between the Town of Pahrump and Brian K. Shoemake (Brian K. Media & Design) in regards to designing, operating and hosting the Town of Pahrump’s website. (Action)

9.    Discussion and decision on a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Town of Pahrump and Nye County, outlining the relationship between the Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service and Nye County Emergency Services. (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding updates from Pahrump Alliance for Valley Economic Development (PAVED) Board. (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision on Pahrump Town Ordinance #39 (PTO #39), an amendment to Ordinance No. 39 of the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump, to revise and restate the Town’s regulations concerning the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision Consent agenda items: (Action)

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of February 9, 2010
c.    Action – approval of resignation of Jacob Skinner from the Incorporation Advisory Board.
d.    Action- approval of resignation of Alan Bigelow from the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.

13.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)

14.    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). (Non-Action)

15.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session for the Town Attorney to advise the Town Board regarding initiating arbitration and litigation pursuant to NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2). (Action)

16.    Closed session.

17.    Discussion and decision regarding issues addressed in closed session. (Action)

18.    Adjournment.


A quorum of Advisory Board members may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

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This notice and agenda has been posted on or before 9:00 a.m. on the third working day before the meeting at the following locations: PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, TOWN ANNEX, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

 


Minutes


1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Nicole Shupp called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)
Frank Maurizio motioned to move Item #9 (Discussion and decision on a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Town of Pahrump and Nye County, outlining the relationship between the Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service and Nye County Emergency Services) to the second meeting in March.  Vicky Parker seconded for discussion.

Bill Kohbarger asked why Mr. Maurizio wanted it moved.  Frank Maurizio stated it was based on a phone call from Rick Osborn (County Manager) regarding the wording.  Mr. Kohbarger explained that he met with Mr. Osborn on several occasions.  The MOA was sent to Mr. Osborn and wanted two words changed that being the reason the item was pulled from the last agenda.  Changes were made according to the backup and they requested that all hazmat be sent to Nye County Emergency Services.  It is up to the Board to send the MOA to the County and see what comes of it.  Frank Maurizio noted that he does not want to see any infighting.  Mr. Kohbarger and Chief Lewis gave a short history of two incidents which transpired and informed the Board of the County’s actions.  

Frank Maurizio rescinded his motion. Vicky Parker withdrew her second.

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)
The Town Board members presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Tom Saitta.
Frank Maurizio announced the Earth Day event scheduled for April 17 at Honeysuckle Park.
Mr. Maurizio also announced that the Executive Director of the Ethics Commission will be in Pahrump March 25th to hold a seminar at the Community Center from 3 pm to 5 pm.  The public is invited.  Mr. Kohbarger was asked to let the County know.

Vicky Parker announced the Community Resource Forum will be held February 24, at the Community Center.  Mrs. Parker announced the Guns and Hoses Blood Drive to be held February 26 and 27.  Also, the Arena Advisory Board will meet on March 4 at the Town Annex.   The Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board will meet on March 5 at 2 p.m. at the Town Annex.  Through April 15, the VITA tax assistance is at the Community Center each Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Mrs. Parker also announced the Incorporation Workshop dates and locations.

Dr. Tom Waters announced a blood drive would be held on March 14 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on North Blagg.  Dr. Waters also explained the VITA program.
Gina Goode announced filing dates for public office begin on March 1st through March 12th.  Ms. Goode asked that all potential candidates notify her so she can get information from them.
Neil Beer announced the Veterans Appreciation Alliance (VAA) produces films to raise awareness to situations involving our veterans.  Mr. Beer provided copies of DVD to the Board.  Neil Beer announced that a memorial service is scheduled for the Chief Tecopa Cemetery to honor two Veterans, Tom Waters’ brother and a friend of Dr. Waters.
Brian Nelson announced the Community Outreach Task Force works with issues of poverty and invited Town Board members to their meeting on March 10th.
Bruce Calley announced the Concerned Citizens for Safe Community meet at 6 p.m. Mondays at 110 Emery Street.

4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Alan Bigelow reported that the Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board approved donation forms for the columbarium program and explained the donor wall.  Mr. Bigelow also stated that discussion took place regarding guidelines for being placed on the memorial wall.  Alan Bigelow recommended the Town Board not change the current policy.

5.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger provided a written report.  Nicole Shupp pointed out the thank you cards received by the Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service (PVFRS).  Bill Dolan asked if anything was heard from the County Manager concerning the Simkins Park payment.  Bill Kohbarger replied no.

6.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
There were none.

7.    Discussion and possible decision to approve replacement copier lease. (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to approve the replacement copier lease for Xerox WC5150 as requested by staff.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vicky Parker thanked Mr. Saitta for his donation.  Although it cannot handle the volume by the office, it will be going to Building and Grounds for their use.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

8.    Discussion and possible decision on approving a contract between the Town of Pahrump and Brian K. Shoemake (Brian K. Media & Design) in regards to designing, operating and hosting the Town of Pahrump’s website. (Action)
Bill Dolan asked Mr. Shoemake at what point in time in the contract does the control key for the data get turned over to Town Staff.  Brian Shoemake replied that once the website is developed and online and functioning, there is a short beta phase usually taking 3 – 4 months.  Bugs are worked out and corrections made, town staff is trained for the proper use of the website and how to do the editing.  Once the beta phase is complete the Town will own the website and be fully functional with backups provided.  Mr. Dolan referred to access codes.  Mr. Shoemake said he intends to do regular backups on the website as well as the database and all the Town’s files.  He will investigate the logistics of setting up an external hard drive for the Town for specific backups for just the Town.  He will be doing backups himself.  

Nicole Shupp asked for an explanation of miscellaneous provisions, unobtrusive credit with a hypertext link.  Mr. Shoemake explained it means his name appears at the bottom of the website.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the contract with Brian K Media and Design in regards to design, operation and hosting the Town website.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Brian Shoemake noted that he had one addition to the contract and provided his addition to the Town Board.  

Bill Kohbarger read a paragraph to be added to the contract: “Web designer will provide the Town with a full and complete backup of the website upon publication and every six months thereafter.”
This is not the paragraph he is requesting.  There was further discussion concerning providing free hosting and maintenance issues.  Mr. Dolan said he wished to stay with the original agreement without Mr. Shoemake’s addition.  Brian Shoemake expressed his concerns with an open ended contract.  Bret Meich stated it was up to the Board to approve the contract as presented and it is up to Mr. Shoemake whether he wants to enter into the contract.  It can be sent out for proposal again or negotiate with Mr. Shoemake for different language.

Donna Lamm and Dave Stevens commented.  

Bill Dolan withdrew this motion and asked that it be brought back at approximately 8:20 p.m. this meeting.  Frank Maurizio withdrew his second.

After discussion with Brian Shoemake, Bill Kohbarger recommended that the contract be amended with the following addition: “The web designer will provide unlimited free maintenance service for one year after publication of the website.  The web designer will then provide six (6) hours of free maintenance for each month of the second year after publication.”

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the contract with Brian K Media with Mr. Brian K. Shoemake as presented and with the change just presented by the Town Manager (see addition above).  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

9.    Discussion and decision on a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Town of Pahrump and Nye County, outlining the relationship between the Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service and Nye County Emergency Services. (Action)
Bill Dolan pointed out that this negotiation has been ongoing since May of 2009.  An MOU and Mutual Aid Agreement (MAA) with the County since 2005 were rescinded by proclamation in 2008.  Mr. Dolan noted that the PVFRS can respond to anything within the Town boundaries.  We currently have MAA with Bureau of Land Management, Clark County and the City of Henderson.  Anything outside the Town of Pahrump would fall to Nye County EMS.  PVFRS will no longer be going to Crystal or areas not covered under the three MAA’s.  Mr. Dolan said he felt it should go forward.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the MOA between the Town of Pahrump and the County and send it to the County Commissioners for their consideration.  

Vicky Parker asked what the point is in passing a one-sided MOA.  Mr. Kohbarger replied it would be a start.  This has been worked out for over a year.  There was discussion about whether to approve the MOA.  Bill Kohbarger suggested three options to the Board; to table indefinitely, approve, or deny the MOA.  

Vicky Parker seconded Mr. Dolan’s motion.

Bruce Calley commented about approving a one-sided agreement.

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Frank Maurizio voted nay.

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding updates from Pahrump Alliance for Valley Economic Development (PAVED) Board. (Action)
Bill Dolan asked what the status was of the 501C3.  Roxanne Blumm stated PAVED’s 501C3 is in active status.  Mr. Dolan noted that the Secretary of State recognizes PAVED as a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation.  Ms. Blumm noted that Ms. Glidden is out of Town.  Dina Williamson said she would get the answer.  Mr. Dolan noted that $30,000 was awarded to PAVED in May 2009.  PAVED was requested to provide quarterly reports.  One was received in July 2009 and no others since.  Bill Dolan asked why they have not been provided.  Ms. Williamson did not have an answer as to why prior reports were not done.  Mr. Dolan asked about PAVED current membership.  Ms. Blumm talked about a transition PAVED made and downsizing to focus on economic development.

Frank Maurizio asked that this item be tabled until the return of Ms. Glidden as answers being provided are not satisfactory.  Bill Dolan noted that this item has been postponed twice and Ms. Glidden asked Mr. Dolan not to table again and to go forward.  

Bill Dolan motioned to remove this agenda item and there will be a forthcoming agenda item for March 9th.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

Bill Kohbarger asked for clarification of the motion confirming that it is tabled indefinitely.

11.    Discussion and possible decision on Pahrump Town Ordinance #39 (PTO #39), an amendment to Ordinance No. 39 of the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump, to revise and restate the Town’s regulations concerning the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  (Action)
Frank Maurizio asked about section 39.300.a.1. regarding minimum working days notice and asked about Jewish burials. Mr. Meich said he could research the information or the ordinance could be amended.  Mr. Kohbarger suggested that it could be published and continue with research and amend at the time it comes before the Board for approval.

Bill Kohbarger provided a chart of current charges which are included in the ordinance.  Mr. Kohbarger asked the Board to consider raising rates $100 or $200 except for the Veteran’s, leaving it at $900.  There was more explanation and discussion for raising rates with Board members and the Town Manager. Clarification was made that it is for in ground burials only.
It was pointed out that fees were not increased since 1997.  Vicky Parker asked if a percentage would be considered rather than an across the board rate increase.  Mr. Kohbarger stated that a 20% increase would be acceptable.  Mrs. Parker asked if the fees were part of the ordinance or separate.  Bret Meich explained that the fees are currently in the ordinance and can be amended to do something by resolution as was done with the Fire Department.  

Vicky Parker motioned to accept the amendment to Pahrump Town Ordinance #39 excluding the fees to bring back at a later date in the form of a resolution.  

Bret Meich asked that the motion be amended to approve to publish the amendment to PTO #39.  

Vicky Parker added to her motion that staff be directed to publish the amendment.
Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Alan Bigelow, Bruce Calley, Dave Stevens and Jose Telles commented.

There was further discussion concerning the Veteran’s Advisory Board Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), adding as an attachment.  Bret Meich noted that much of the SOP is included in the amended ordinance, but if there is something that needs to be added to the current ordinance it can be discussed.

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Bill Dolan voted nay.

12.    Discussion and possible decision Consent agenda items: (Action)

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of February 9, 2010
c.    Action – approval of resignation of Jacob Skinner from the Incorporation Advisory Board.
d.    Action- approval of resignation of Alan Bigelow from the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve consent agenda items a – d.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

13.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
Vicky Parker listed the time, dates and locations of the Incorporation Feasibility Study hearings.

14.    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). (Non-Action)
Butch Harper talked about the patch program he is involved with.
Bob Irving asked questions regarding Fall Festival funds and items from previous Fall Festivals.  
Harold Grimmaud commented regarding vehicles used for union meetings.
Alan Bigelow commented regarding the veteran’s ceremony at Chief Tecopa Cemetery on March 24.
Bruce Calley commented on the Town Manager Goals and Objectives and his required training.  Mr. Kohbarger did not respond.  Mr. Calley asked if Mr. Kohbarger has met with local organizations and registered citizens groups as requested to bring their five top concerns to the Town Board.  Nicole Shupp explained that the Board will be addressing this in July.

15.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session for the Town Attorney to advise the Town Board regarding initiating arbitration and litigation pursuant to NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2). (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to close the meeting.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

16.    Closed session.

17.    Discussion and decision regarding issues addressed in closed session. (Action)
Vicky Parker motioned to authorize legal counsel to arbitrate and pursue arbitration and litigation against WillDan.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Andy Alberti commented on a motion to go to arbitration.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

18.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board




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