Agendas & Minutes


February 27, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
February 27, 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. Discussion and decision regarding proposal by WillDan to conduct a comprehensive Parks Master Development Plan at an estimated cost of $325,000.00. Town Manager

6. Discussion and decision regarding Community Center improvements project Phase 1 - Roof repairs, HVAC relocation, engineering, and contingency; Phase 2 - exterior wall and window upgrades, entrance treatment, engineering and contingency; at an expense not to exceed $215,792.00.

7. Discussion and decision regarding Field C Parks project Phase I - top soil, irrigation, drainage, turf, staff time and materials, plus contingency; Phase II -   electrical service, lights, plus contingency; at an estimated cost of $255,500.00. Buildings & Grounds Superintendent/ Town Manager

8. Discussion and decision regarding opportunity to purchase 60 acre feet of water rights @ $11,500.00/acre foot at an estimated expense of $690,000.00. Town Manager

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

10. Discussion and decision regarding Resolution # 2007 - 03 establishing funding parameters for the PVFRS in conjunction with additional .05 cent State Sales Tax revenue legislation. Town Manager

11. Discussion and decision regarding request to Nye BOCC to amend the Interlocal Agreement with EDEN to allow the Town of Pahrump to represent itself to other agencies in matters of Economic Development. ED Coordinator/Town Manager

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12.  Discussion and decision to allow a Phase I Survey conducted in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), E-1527-05, “Standard Practice  for Environmental Site Assessment: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” for select properties owned by the Town of Pahrump in conjunction with The Office of Federal Detention Trustee Solicitation Number ODT-7-R-0001. Town Manager

13. Town Manager’s report.

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

15. Consent Agenda Items

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of special Town Board minutes of February 10, 2007.
3.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of February 13, 2007.
4.    Action - approval of appointment of Robert J. Burgess, Daniel C. Kelly, and David C. Patten to Parks and Recreation Board.
5.    Action - approval of 72 hour special event permits for Paddy’s Pub for March 17, 2007 outside of Paddy’s Pub; Town of Pahrump for Fall Festival 2007; Pahrump Elks Lodge #2796 November 13-15, 2007 at the Ruud Center.

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.

    Item #9 was deleted.

    The Consent Agenda item #5, Fall Festival portion only, was deleted.

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).

Ed Maznicki, SCORE Counselor, reminded the public to take action to improve the Town of Pahrump.

    Charlie Anzalone stated the Town needed updated fairground facilities.

Bob Irving introduced himself as the Chairman for the Pahrump Fall Festival.


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Advisory Board reports.

Chairperson Murray stated the Regional Planning Commission would be meeting February 28, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., in the Ruud Community Center.  She stated Economic Development for Esmeralda and Nye County (EDEN) met February 27, 2007 to discuss various projects including State funding programs.

Discussion and decision regarding proposal by WillDan to conduct a comprehensive Parks Master Development Plan at an estimated cost of $325,000.00.

The Town Manager recommended rejection of this plan based on cost.  He stated a revised plan would be developed at a later date.

Member Sprouse motioned to reject the proposal from WillDan to conduct a comprehensive Parks Master Development Plan.

Member Shupp seconded.

Charlie Anzalone expressed dissatisfaction with consultant fees.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Community Center improvements project Phase 1 – Roof repairs, HVAC relocation, engineering, and contingency; Phase 2 – exterior wall and window upgrades, entrance treatment, engineering and contingency; at an expense not to exceed $215,792.00.

The Town Manager stated the project has been split into three estimates.  He stated Nye County has provided a Payments Equal to Taxes (PETT) Grant of $75,000.00 for this project and additional funds are available in the General Fund, Capital Projects Fund.  He added Phase 1 must be completed and Phase 2 is optional.  He stated WillDan would prepare the bid documents.

Member Rust motioned to initiate a Request for Proposal (RFP) for each of the proposed Phases on the Bob Ruud Community Center.

Member Shupp seconded.


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Charlie Anzalone stated the Community Center is a landmark for Pahrump and spoke in favor of improvements.

Vicky Parker stated the interior needed improvements.

Ed Mazinicki spoke in favor of the Community Center improvements.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Field C Parks project Phase I – top  soil, irrigation, drainage, turf, staff time and materials, plus contingency; Phase II – electrical service, lights, plus contingency; at an estimated cost of $255,500.00

The Town Manager stated this project was the multipurpose field west of the Town Office.  He noted the parks system was the same system that was originally designed for 10,000 people versus the current population of approximately 40,000 residents.  He stated the majority of this project would be accomplished by the Buildings and Grounds staff with the assistance of contractors.   He added the project could be funded from the General Fund, Capital Project Fund or the recommended Parks Impact Fees Fund.

Member McDonald questioned the use of the Parks Impact Fees Fund and cautioned the Board against improper use of the fund.

Chairperson Murray stated the project appeared within the guidelines of the Parks Impact Fees Fund.

Member Rust motioned to approve the project (Field C, Phase I and Phase II) at an estimated cost not to exceed $255,500.00, using the Park Impact Fees Fund, or if prohibited, then using the General Fund, Capital Improvements.

Member Shupp seconded.

Lawrence Baker stated artificial turf would be a better option than a grass field due to the water shortage.

Ed Mazinicki spoke in favor of the improvements.

Motion carried 5/0.

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Discussion and decision regarding opportunity to purchase 60 acre feet of water rights @ $11,500.00/acre foot at an estimated expense of $690,000.00.

The Town Manager stated this is an offer to sell the Town of Pahrump 60 acre feet of water rights at the cost of $690,000.00.   He added the seller indicated that the complete 60 acre feet of water rights may not be available, however the agreement stated the Town pays only for the amount received.  He emphasized the need for the Town to purchase water rights and indicated the funds are available to be placed in escrow.  He stated Nye County had provided a $250,000.00 grant to be used for purchase of water rights for the fairgrounds.

Member Rust motioned to approve the purchase up to 60 acre feet of water at $11,500.00 per acre foot (not to exceed $690,000.00) from the General Fund (Capital Projects Fund for Water) to be designated to the currently identified fairgrounds parcel.

Member McDonald seconded.

Lawrence Baker stated there is a bill in legislation to eliminate water rights in Nye County.

Charlie Anzalone spoke in favor of the water rights purchase.

Tim Murray spoke in favor of the water rights purchase and allowing the Town Manager the ability to make water rights purchases in a timely fashion.

Chairperson Murray stated the previous Board granted authority for the Town Manager to purchase water rights not to exceed $350,000.00.

Motion carried 5/0.

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

    Deleted.

Discussion and decision regarding Resolution #2007 – 03 establishing funding parameters for the PVFRS in conjunction with additional.05 cent State Sales Tax revenue legislation.


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The Town Manager stated the consultants advised that the legislators would require assurance regarding the maintenance of current funding levels for the fire service.  He stated audit materials from fiscal year 2005/06 indicated total General Fund revenues of $3,105,358.00 with expenditures of $968,586.00, or 31% of the revenues were used for public safety.  He added funding could be continued at that level with the additional .05 cent State Sales Tax revenue being dedicated to the purposes identified in the Chief’s letter.  He recommended adoption of resolution 2007–03, establishing the funding parameters for the Fire Department in conjunction with the .05 cent State Sales Tax revenue legislation.

Member McDonald suggested if, at some future date, the revenue available to the Fire Department exceeds the Fire Department’s needs that the sales tax would be reduced.

Following questions and discussion from the Town Board, Chairperson Murray motioned to table this item until the March 13, 2007 Town Board meeting.

Member Sprouse seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding request to Nye BOCC to amend the Interlocal Agreement with EDEN to allow the Town of Pahrump to represent itself to other agencies in matters of Economic Development.

The Town Manager stated the current inter-local agreement between Nye County and EDEN identifies Pahrump as one of the towns for which EDEN was to provide services.  He stated that in order to be recognized by State development agencies the Town would need to be removed from the agreement and would need to create its own economic development entity.  He recommended that the Town Board approve a request to the Nye County Board of Commissioners to amend the inter-local agreement with EDEN to allow the Town of Pahrump to represent itself to other agencies in matters of economic development.

Chairperson Murray stated the inter-local agreement was between Nye County and Esmeralda County and not between Nye County and EDEN.  She added the EDEN agreement does not prohibit the Town of Pahrump


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from having an economic development corporation or non-profit and interacting with the State agencies to manage the Town’s economic development.

Following questions and discussion the Town Board decided a proposal, including a review of the structure of the Beatty and Tonopah economic development entities and a comparison draft of the Town of Pahrump’s proposed entity would be required.

Member Rust motioned to table this item until the Town Board received a written proposal for a Pahrump economic development entity.

Member Sprouse seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision to allow a Phase I Survey conducted in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), E-1527-05, “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessment: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process” for select properties owned by the Town of Pahrump in conjunction with The Office of Federal Detention Trustee Solicitation Number ODT-7-R-0001.

The Town Manager stated several firms had expressed an interest in the subject Federal Detention Center RFP.  The RFP requires a Phase I Survey be conducted in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), E-1527-05, to qualify a potential site.  He stated the Town owns two (2) properties, 1690 East Mike Road and 630 East Parque Avenue, which could accommodate a detention facility.  He recommended approval from the Town Board allowing the Phase I Survey which could be provided by any of the interested applicants at their own expense and there would be no expense to the Town.

Member Shupp motioned that the Town allow a Phase I Survey, in accordance to the guidelines established, as presented by the firms responding to the Federal Detention Trustee solicitation.

Vicky Parker questioned why the Board would allow use of Town property.

The Town Manager stated the property would be for sale or lease, with conditions, and this would be beneficial to the Town of Pahrump.


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Charlie Anzalone suggested Johnnie, Nevada as a location for this project.

Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report.

    The Town Manager delivered his report.

Additionally, he stated budget preparation for the year continues and reminded the Town Board of budget meetings on March 28 – 30, 2007, located in the town Annex at 7:00 p.m.

Future meeting/workshops; date, time and location.

Chairperson Murray announced the Special Town Board Meeting on March 10, 2007, at 8:30 a.m., in the Town Annex regarding the future of the fairgrounds and the goals of various Town Advisory Boards.  She also stated a strategic planning/goal setting meeting and annual performance review for the Town Manager was tentatively set for April 7, 2007, at 8:00 a.m. in the Town Annex.

Consent Agenda Items.

1.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action – approval of special Town Board minutes of February 10, 2007.
3.    Action – approval of special Town board minutes of February 13, 2007.
4.    Action – approval of appointment of Robert J Burgess, Daniel C. Kelly, and David C. Patten to Parks and Recreation Board.
5.    Action – approval of 72 hour special event permits for Paddy’s Pub for March 17, 2007 outside of Paddy’s Pub; Town of Pahrump for Fall Festival 2007; Pahrump Elks Lodge #2796 November 13-15, 2007 at the Ruud Center.

Member Rust motioned to accept the Consent Agenda Items as presented with the removal of Town of Pahrump for Fall Festival 2007 (#5).

Member Sprouse seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.


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Adjournment

    The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 p.m.

    Respectfully submitted,





    Don Rust
    Town Clerk

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

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