Agendas & Minutes


February 24, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
February 24, 2009

 


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

5.    Discussion and possible decision regarding members of advisory boards being related to Town Board members and relatives/family comment. (Action)

6.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of advisory board, committee, and sub-committee memberships.  (Action)

7.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada requesting funding in approximately $250 million through the economic stimulus package provided by the federal government. Funding requested is to complete installation of water and sewer infrastructure throughout Utilities certificate service territory only. (Action)

8.    Discussion and possible Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

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

10.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of February 10, 2009
c.    Action – approval of 72 Hour Liquor Permit for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10054 for Blue Grass Festival, April 3-5, 2009 at 4651 Homestead Rd.
d.    Action – approval of 72 Hour Liquor Permit for Nye County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Inc., to host beer garden at Pahrump Fall Festival September 25-27, 2009.

11.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-Action)

12.     Adjournment.


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

Any member of the public who wishes to speak during public comment or on an agenda item, at the appropriate time, will be limited to three (03) minutes.

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 writhing, or call 775-727-5107 prior to the meeting.  Assisted listening devices are available at Town board meetings upon request.

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:
1)    PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE
2)    COMMUNITY CENTER
3)    COUNTY COMPLEX
4)    FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE
5)    CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

 


Minutes


PRESENT:
Nicole Shupp
Bill Dolan
Vicky Parker
Frank Maurizio
Mike Darby
Michael Sullivan for Bill Kohbarger
Rick Campbell

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)
Vicky Parker read a request from Utilities, Inc., to remove Item #7.

Vicky Parker motioned to remove Item #7 from the agenda.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Nicole Shupp addressed an article in the newspaper regarding PTO 43.  It will be on the agenda March 10.  

Mrs. Shupp addressed comments received regarding the detention center zone. Nicole Shupp noted that this is a Regional Planning issue and should be addressed at their forum, not at a Town Board meeting and comments will not be heard at this meeting.

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).
Dave Stevens commented regarding a prosecutor on the Town Board.
Sandra Darby announced forming a study group with regards to the Constitution of the United States.  
Jeff Wiest suggested the Town have an ordinance for no prisons within the Town of Pahrump.
Don Rust commented on the newspaper article by Mr. McDonald.
Nancy Lord commented about the Utilities, Inc. item being removed from the agenda.
Donald Cox commented on the absence of Mr. Kohbarger
Norma Jean O’Paddock asked if the withdrawal of the Utilities, Inc. item was done without prejudice.
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Harley Kulkin commented on the right to speak under public comment per US Code 42.1983.

4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Frank Maurizio reported on the Incorporation Advisory Board had a meeting.
Mr. Maurizio reported attending the Nye County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and has accepted the position as a liaison from the Town Board for this committee.

Bob Irving, Fall Festival Chairman, reported the need for non-profit groups to apply for operation of beer gardens.  Youth groups may apply for soft drink vending and the rodeo.  The HAM radio operators will operate one of the beer gardens.

5.    Discussion and possible decision regarding members of advisory boards being related to Town Board members and relatives/family comment. (Action)
Mike Darby requested a change order to the Town Board Policy and Procedures regarding members of an advisory board being related to a Town Board member, relatives/family with regard to comments.  Mr. Darby stated the possibility of ethics violations as family members and close relatives play an important part in influencing members regarding issues coming before the Board.  Mike Darby asked that from this day forward no member of an advisory board may be seated if such a person is in anyway related to a member of the currently seated Town Board, and any such advisory member should be replaced immediately.  Mr. Darby explained his wife sent Town Board members an email and it may be an ethics violation.  Mike Darby said he contacted the Ethics Board and asked about her first amendment rights.  The Ethics Board said she may be considered an extension of him.  Mr. Darby said he feels this should be adjusted in the Town Board Policy.  

Vicky Parker asked Rick Campbell if this would be an ethical problem.  Mr. Campbell responded that an ethical problem exists when someone tries to influence for a pecuniary or monetary gain.  Mr. Campbell said there is always the appearance of impropriety.  The Board member can give a disclosure that they have a relative on the advisory board, and also could recuse themselves from voting on issues of that advisory board.  

Bill Dolan noted that the Policy is in the process of rewriting that policy.  This should be submitted for consideration.  The Policy will be brought to the Board for approval in the near future.

Mike Darby motioned to make the change to the Town Board Policy.  

Motioned died for lack of a second.

6.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of advisory board, committee, and sub-committee memberships.  (Action)

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Vicky Parker motioned to approve the list of advisory board memberships as stated in the backup.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

7.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada requesting funding in approximately $250 million through the economic stimulus package provided by the federal government. Funding requested is to complete installation of water and sewer infrastructure throughout Utilities certificate service territory only. (Action)
This item was removed.

8.    Discussion and possible Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
There were no comments or questions regarding the report.

9.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
None

10.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of February 10, 2009
c.    Action – approval of 72 Hour Liquor Permit for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10054 for Blue Grass Festival, April 3-5, 2009 at 4651 Homestead Rd.
d.    Action – approval of 72 Hour Liquor Permit for Nye County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Inc., to host beer garden at Pahrump Fall Festival September 25-27, 2009.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve consent agenda items a – d.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

11.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-Action)
Dates for the Tentative Budget workshops were suggested April 8 – 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Annex.
The Final Budget Hearing will be held Thursday, May 21 as mandated by the State.  This meeting is to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Annex.
Bill Dolan reported workshops with Legislators in Carson City on March 20 -22, 2009.

12.     Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board
 

 


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