Agendas & Minutes


February 9, 2010

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
FEBRUARY 9, 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.    Presentation by Mr. Donald Wall, President of SNORE (Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts) pertaining to holding the SNORE 250 Off-Road Race. (Non-Action)

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

9.    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)

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Public Comment to be placed as Item #3 and then again just before Adjournment. (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision on moving the June 8, 2010, Town Board Meeting to another location due to Primary Elections. (Action)

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

13.    Discussion and possible decision on Pahrump Town Ordinance #29 (PTO 29), an amendment to ordinance #29 of the unincorporated Town of Pahrump, providing for a full-service fire department and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. (Action)

14.    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)

15.    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)

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of  Special Town Board meeting minutes of January 19, 2010
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 26, 2010
d.    Action – approval of resignation of Kenneth Hoskin from the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.
e.    Action – approval of 72 hour Liquor permits for the Pahrump Valley Lions Club for February 19th, 2010 at the Pahrump Senior Center.

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

18.    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)

19.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session for the Town Attorney to advise the Town Board and address legal issues relating to a subpoena issued by the Nevada Commission on Ethics. (Action)

20.    Closed session.

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

22.    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 writing, 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: PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, TOWN ANNEX, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 


Minutes


PRESENT:
    Town Board:
        Nicole Shupp
        Bill Dolan
        Vicky Parker
        Frank Maurizio
        Mike Darby
    Staff:    
        Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
        Brett Meich, Attorney
        Michael Sullivan
        Chief Scott Lewis

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)
Bill Dolan motioned to delete Items #8, #9, #14 and #15.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)
Bruce Calley announced the Concerned Citizens for Safe Community meets each Monday at 6:00 p.m. at 110 Emery St.  

4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Don Rust announced the dates for public hearings to answer questions regarding the Incorporation feasibility study will be held February 18, at Nevada Treasures, at 6:00 p.m.; February 22, at Pahrump Nugget, at 7:00 p.m.; March 11, at Artesia Community Center, at 6:00 p.m.; and March 22, at Bob Ruud Community Center, at 6:00 p.m.  Frank Maurizio noted there would also be a hearing held at the Pahrump Senior Center on March 3, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Alan Bigelow, Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board, announced that the columbarium project is progressing.  Donation forms are being printed.  The cost is approximately $50,000 and will purchase the first project.  

Robert Adams, Public Lands Advisory Board, reported that the Bureau of Land Management had two scoping meeting. One was concerning the Amargosa Power Plant and the other for the Resource Management Plan encompassing all of Southern Nevada.

5.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger reported that there had been a problem with the current repeater for Fire and Sheriff’s Departments. The Town is currently using a loaner repeater from Motorola. A bid is being prepared for the replacement of this repeater. This is something that is needed as soon as possible.  Motorola quoted the cost to replace would be approximately $7000.  It will be brought back to the Board for ratification.

6.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Bill Dolan invited the Board to attend Nellis Air Force Base to watch the change of command as the current Commander is leaving.  The event date is March 12.

7.    Presentation by Mr. Donald Wall, President of SNORE (Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts) pertaining to holding the SNORE 250 Off-Road Race. (Non-Action)
Donald Snore announced that a SNORE 250 off-road race is being scheduled the weekend of October 23rd at Crater Flats.  This race will replace the former Terrible’s Town 250 race using the same course.

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding updates from Pahrump Alliance for Valley Economic Development (PAVED) Board. (Action)
This item deleted under Item #2.

9.    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)
This item deleted under Item #2.

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Public Comment to be placed as Item #3 and then again just before Adjournment. (Action)
The Board members discussed options regarding the number of Public Comments, and the amount of time for the agenda item.

Mike Darby motioned to move public comment to the front and end of the meeting.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Bill Dolan asked if the time limit of 30 minutes each was being removed.  Mr. Darby replied yes.

Bruce Calley, John Koenig, Dave Stevens commented.

Vote failed 2 – 3.  Nicole Shupp, Bill Dolan and Vicky Parker voted nay.

11.    Discussion and possible decision on moving the June 8, 2010, Town Board Meeting to another location due to Primary Elections. (Action)
Nicole Shupp suggested only having one meeting in June.  Mike Darby agreed with cancelling the June 8th meeting.  Bill Dolan suggested a possible different venue may be an option.  Vicky Parker concurred with Mr. Darby, or even moves the meeting to Monday or Wednesday.

Mike Darby motioned to cancel the June 8th meeting.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Nicole Shupp clarified that there will only be one meeting at the end of June.  Vicky Parker asked if the motion could be amended to include the possibility of another meeting in June depending on the need.  Mike Darby noted that a special meeting could be called.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Bill Dolan voted nay.

12.    Discussion and possible decision to approve replacement copier lease. (Action)
Nicole Shupp read the staff recommendation to the Board as provided in the backup.  Vicky Parker asked for clarification of the copier requested.  Bill Dolan replied it is the WC5150 Xerox and is acceptable to staff.

Bill Dolan motioned to accept approval of replacement copier for the Town Office, Xerox WC5150 black and white copier with the stipulation that once the other copiers under the Town control come up for renewal that we move them all to one contract under one payment.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

John Koenig questioned the Fire Department copier contract.  Mr. Dolan responded that he was given information that they recently signed a new contract for a copier which actually happened in 2008.

Tom Saitta commented that he has 3 “like brand new” copiers in Las Vegas and will donate one to the Town free of charge.  Mr. Saitta said he has an assistant that works in Pahrump and will bring and install it and it works perfectly.  Nicole Shupp thanked Mr. Saitta.

Bill Kohbarger noted that the lease includes maintenance and is not about the copier.  What would be paid for is the lease and maintenance of that model.  Mr. Kohbarger asked Tom Saitta what model he would be donating.  Mr. Saitta did not know, but they cost approximately $4,000.00 each.  Mr. Kohbarger suggested approving the lease contingent on looking at the donated copier; if the lease is not needed it could be denied.

Mr. Saitta said he could get the copier here no later than Monday.

Bill Dolan withdrew his motion and Vicky Parker withdrew her second.
Bill Dolan called a Point Of Order saying he felt it was not properly worded on the agenda.  Bill Kohbarger explained that a motion was not needed to accept a donation.

Vicky Parker motioned to table this item until the next meeting.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

13.    Discussion and possible decision on Pahrump Town Ordinance #29 (PTO 29), an amendment to ordinance #29 of the unincorporated Town of Pahrump, providing for a full-service fire department and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to accept PTO #29 as amended and published for final review.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Mike Darby noted that due to economic times that accepting the PTO as amended would be disastrous for the Town. Mr. Darby suggested the PTO be reverted back to its original status and look more toward volunteer efforts to help ease the burden of finances.  Nicole Shupp noted that the volunteer base is strong and ongoing.  

Comments were made by Andy Alberti, Shirley Matson, Dave Stevens, Bruce Calley, Anthony Grecco and Karen Jackson.

Chief Scott Lewis explained that the changes to the PTO were necessary on the advice of the State Fire Marshall.  Bill Dolan confirmed with the Chief that the fees have always been associated with the ordinance.  

Frank Maurizio called a point of order.  Mr. Maurizio stated that insurance companies pay what the fire company sends to them and is put back on the policy holder.

Bill Kohbarger called a point of order explaining that the ordinance is not setting fees.  That took place at the last Board meeting.  This PTO establishes the right to do fees and establishes a full service fire department.  Fees were already discussed at the last meeting in a Resolution.

Bob Irving commented about NFPA and Nevada statutes as a guide and stated they are not cast in stone. Scott Lewis explained that the NFPA is a collection of good practices.  What is being referenced in the PTO is the International Fire Code adopted by the State and is law.
Laurayne Murray also commented.

Vote passed 3 – 2.  Mike Darby and Frank Maurizio voted nay.

14.    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)
This item deleted under Item #2.

15.    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)
This item deleted under Item #2.

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of  Special Town Board meeting minutes of January 19, 2010
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 26, 2010
d.    Action – approval of resignation of Kenneth Hoskin from the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.
e.    Action – approval of 72 hour Liquor permits for the Pahrump Valley Lions Club for February 19th, 2010 at the Pahrump Senior Center.

Bill Dolan motioned to accept consent agenda items as represented.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

17.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
The Incorporation Advisory Board public workshops concerning the feasibility study will be held as follows: February 18, at Nevada Treasures at 6:00 p.m., February 22, at the Pahrump Nugget at 7:00 p.m., March 3, at the Pahrump Senior Center from 10:00 a.m. until Noon, March 11, at the Artesia Community Center at 6:00 p.m. and March 22, at Bob Ruud Community Center at 6:00 p.m.

18.    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)
Andre “Butch” Harper commented about the Air Force Band performance on February 21st, and talked about his patch project.
John Koenig announced that there is a shoe repair shop on Frontage Road.
Tom Waters announced information regarding the VITA Tax Assistance program.
Isabel Isherwood asked for publication of the Incorporation public workshops.
Dave Stevens thanked the Town Board for a rate reduction of the water bill.  Mr. Stevens commented that the Advisory Board was not fair.
Harold Grimmaud commented about how points of order are handled and had questions regarding the Fire Department union.
Dan Schinhofen announced the Blue Grass Festival taking place April 9-11.

19.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session for the Town Attorney to advise the Town Board and address legal issues relating to a subpoena issued by the Nevada Commission on Ethics. (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to close the meeting.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

20.    Closed session.

21.    Discussion and decision regarding issues addressed in closed session. (Action)
Vicky Parker motioned to waive, on a limited basis, attorney/client privilege in response to a subpoena.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

(Frank Maurizio was not in attendance for this item.)

Vote failed 2 – 2.  Bill Dolan and Nicole Shupp voted nay.

22.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:40 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,


Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board



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