Agendas & Minutes


January 10, 2006

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
January 10, 2006

 


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.    Presentation of check to Boys and girls club. Ed Bishop. Presentation of plaque to the Town Board. Tom Metscher.

5.    Discussion and decision regarding selection of Town Board Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Clerk of the Town Board.  Town Board

6.    Appointment of Advisory Board Liaison positions.  Chairman

7.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of advisory board memberships.  Town Board
 
8.    Discussion and decision regarding service agreement to prepare minutes for Town Board meetings. Town Manager

9.    Discussion and decision regarding service agreement with ITG Enterprises to record advisory board meetings. Town Manager

10.    Discussion and decision regarding service agreement with MAP to conduct two additional CEO courses for local businesses. Town Manager

11.    Discussion and decision regarding Forestry Work Project Service Agreement for SR #160 roadside clean up. Town Manager

12.    Discussion and decision regarding service agreement for PVFRS equipment maintenance. Fire Chief/Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision regarding agreement with Black, LoBello & Pitegoff for legal services related to construction project at the skateboard park. Town Manager

14.    Discussion and decision regarding approval to advertise for proposals for legal services. Town Manager

15.    Discussion and decision regarding agreement with Zambelli Fireworks Manufacturing Corporation for the sale and display of fireworks at the 2006 Freedom Festival. Town Manager

16.    Discussion and decision regarding insurance settlement for PVFRS water tender truck. Town Manager

17.    Discussion and decision regarding an ordinance to restrict the residences of sex offenders. Paul Willis/Town Manager

18.    Town Manager’s report

19.    Advisory Board reports

20.    Consent Agenda Items

A.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of December 13, 2005.

21.    Discussion and decision regarding closure of meeting pursuant to NRS 241.030(2) and 288.220(1-4) for purposes of conferring with Town’s management regarding labor negotiations, issues and other personnel matters, and Client-Attorney communications NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2).

22.    Closed session pursuant to NRS 241.030(2), NRS 241.015(b)(2), NRS 288.220(4), and NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2).

23.    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:
Richard Billman
Laurayne Murray
Ron Johnson
Paul Willis
Ed Bishop

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Welcome was made to all in attendance.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

Item # 17 was moved to the place of item 5.  Items number 14, 21 and 22
were deleted.

PUBLIC COMMENT-ACTION MAY NOT BE TAKEN ON MATTERS CONSIDERED DURING THIS PERIOD UNTIL SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED ON AN AGENDA AS AN ACTION ITEM (NRS 241.020 (2) (C) (3).

One citizen was displeased with growth of the town and said he preferred the way it was without the rapid improvements that was giving us the "big city" look.

PRESENTATION OF CHECK TO BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Ed Bishop presented a check to Tom Metscher in the amount of $50,000 for Capital Improvements on the Boys and Girls Club.  A Plaque was presented to the Town Board.
Opening of the club was scheduled for the month of March 2006.  


 

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING AN ORDINANCE TO RESTRICT THE RESIDENCES OF SEX OFFENDERS.

In regards to the Town Boards' request for information and research, Mr. Willis and Mr. Richards reported that 14 states across the country had passed legislation restricting where convicted sex offender may live. Safe zones were established that were 1,000 to 2,500 feet away from schools, day care centers, parks, play grounds, trails, swimming pools, libraries and school bus stops.  It was also noted that the passing of such an ordinance has had the effect of making entire towns off limits to sex offenders and has even forced them to move out completely.  Copies of ordinances ranging from Iowa to Hamilton Township in New Jersey were included for samples.

It is indicated that approximately 25 convicted sex offenders reside here and are registered, some of them being repeat offenders.
A review of local information can be found at the “publicdata.com/sexoffenders" site for Pahrump.
 
It is our recommendation that you draft an ordinance to restrict the residences of sex offenders creating safe zones of 2,500 feet around schools, daycare centers, as well the list of public areas mentioned above.

Paul Willis made a motion for Mr. Richards to draft an ordinance with help from the Town attorney and Sheriff DeMeo.

Ed Bishop seconded.

The public was invited to respond.  Several concerned citizens stood up to applauded the board for its efforts to enforce an ordinance of this type.  
Sheriff Tony DeMeo said that this has been an issue of his concern and we have more sexual offenders here than there are actually registered in the entire state of Nevada.
The sheriff's office has its own data base system that can actually pin point the locations of our schools and other public domains that are frequently inhabited by our youth. He invited officer Ray Roberts to speak further because he manages the site.

Ray Roberts, analyst and crime prevention officer, is in charge of keeping track of the offenders not only for Pahrump but the entire Nye County.  His report on the number of offenders from his own personal list shows 37.

Paul Willis pointed out the fact the Civil Liberties Union has fought in behalf of sex offenders in Iowa so we could face some challenges while trying to establish our own ordinances.
Richard Billman let the public know that this request, (as with any request for ordinances) and vote tonight doesn't pass the ordinance, it only begins the process of writing that ordinance.  He said it would have to come back for reading when a draft was completed.  Mr. Billman added that it could take two weeks to draft the ordinance, and with the public hearing period and publication period it could end up taking a minimum of six weeks.
Sheriff DeMeo requested that Dave Richards give him the locations of the school bus stops and other locations. This information will give them a general idea of exactly what we will be facing if these ordinances are passed by the Town of Pahrump.

Vote passed, 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING SELECTION OF TOWN BOARD CHAIRPERSON, VICE CHAIRPERSON AND CLERK OF THE TOWN

Paul Willis nominated Richard Billman for Chairman.  Ed Bishop seconded.
Motion passed, 5-0.

Paul Willis nominated Ed Bishop for Vice-Chairperson, seconded by Richard Billman.  Motion passed, 5-0.
 
Mr. Bishop nominated Paul Willis for Clerk of the board
Seconded by Mr. Billman.  Vote passed, 5-0.

APPOINTMENT OF ADVISORY BOARD LIAISON POSITIONS

All current liaisons positions were continued for the next year.
Advisory Board and Committee appointments for this year.
The Airport Technical Committee-Laurayne Murray
The Arena Advisory Board-Laurayne Murray
Economic Development Advisory Board was disbanded.
Eden-Ed Bishop
Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board-Ron Johnson
Fairgrounds Finance Committee-Richard Billman/Paul Willis and Town Manager
Fall Festival Committee-Paul Willis
Nuclear Waste and Environment Advisory Board-Paul Willis
Nye Communities Coalition-Paul Willis
Nye County Town Board Yucca Mountain Advisory Committee-Ron Johnson
Nye County Federal Impact Committee was deleted.
Parks Recreation Advisory Board-Ed Bishop
Public Lands Advisory Board-Paul Willis
Regional Planning Commission-Laurayne Murray
Tourism Advisory Board-Ed Bishop
The Board of County Commissioners / Town of Pahrump Committees-Laurayne Murray, Paul Willis and Town Manager.

Mrs. Murray stated that the responsibility should rotate among the members.
Mr. Billman said that the term would start with Mrs. Murray and Mr. Willis, then in February they would rotate.
Voucher Committee - Richard Billman stated that they needed to go back to the old routine of signing the individual vouchers and change off from time to time if it became bothersome.  Currently Ed Bishop and Paul Willis are the signers.

The Nye County CIP-the Fire Chief, Town Manager and the Finance Director.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING APPROVAL OF ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Mr. Billman made the motion to approve the membership as it stands.

Ed Bishop and Richard Billman seconded.

Motion Vote 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING SERVICE AGREEMENT TO PREPARE MINUTES FOR THE TOWN BOARD
 
Mr. Richards presented the service agreement which specifies the term for preparation of the town board meeting minutes.  He stated that having the meetings prepared this way saves the town from hiring a part-time worker to assist with business licensing and reception work.  The average cost of $109.50 is paid to have the official meeting recorded and prepared. He then recommended that the board approve the service agreement for Alice Banks to prepare minutes for the Town Board.

Mr. Bishop made the motion to approve the service agreement with Alice Banks as it stands.

Paul Willis seconded.

Mr. Johnson expressed concern and was reassured that records of the meetings would be kept for two years and the hard copy would remain on file for three years, but that the taped copy is only kept for one year.

Mrs. Murray commented that she would like for it to go on record that she was not in favor of hiring outside contractors and she thought that an employee on staff would do just fine in attending the meetings, taking the minutes and transcribing them.  She also commented that the minutes from the last meeting were not suitable to pass NRS.

Mr. Willis showed concern also about hiring outside help, but stated there was less chance for bias from a third party.  

The Vote passed, 4-1 with Mrs. Murray voting nay.


DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH ITG ENTERPRISES TO RECORD ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS

Dave Richards stated that State legislation required the Town to provide audio records of each advisory board meeting.  Mr. Richards said the terms for attendance was attached, and that ITG would transfer the recordings to the Town’s website without additional cost.   He said the cost for recording monthly meetings for eight advisory boards was anticipated to be at least $7,200 annually.  He stated that funding for the remaining half of the fiscal year was available and that the records would be available for listening at the town office as well on the Town’s web site.  

Paul Willis made the motion to accept the service agreement with ITG Enterprises as written.

Ed Bishop seconded.

Mrs. Murray was again concerned about hiring outside consultants.   She suggested the meeting participants supply their own recording devices in order to save money.

Mr. Richards said ITG was guaranteeing an audio recording, where historically there have been attendance & production problems with volunteer boards.  He added that the motion was for the following advisory boards, adding that the contract could be expanded as needed:  Arena Board, Emergency Management, Fairgrounds Board, Fall Festival Committee, the Executive Committee of the Fall Festival, Parks and Recreation, Public Lands, Tourism,  NuclearWaste and Environment.  

Motion carried, 4-1 with Mrs. Murray voting nay.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING SEVICE AGREEMENTS WITH MAP TO CONDUCT TWO (2)  ADDITIONAL CEO COURSES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Mr. Richards stated that the Town Office continued to get requests for attendance at the recently approved CEO course for local businesses.  He added that adequate funds were available in the Economic Development fund to cover the price of additional classes.  Mr. Richards recommended that the board approve the service agreement to conduct two additional CEO courses for local businesses, adding that Job Connect has agreed to provide the location for free.

There was discussion regarding the cost of the program versus the return in registration fees, and Ms. Murray asked if a method had been established for tracking the program’s success.

Mr. Willis made a motion to extend a counter offer; that the additional classes be conducted at the price of two-for-one, in light of the generous initial contract.
Seconded by Ed Bishop.

Motion carried 3-2, with Laurayne Murray and Ron Johnson voting nay.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING FORESTRY WORK PROJECT SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR SR # 160 ROADSIDE CLEAN UP.

Paul Willis motioned to approve the Forestry Work Project Roadside Clean Up on Highway 160, from Basin north to Simkins.

Seconded by Ed Bishop.

Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR PVFRS EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

Ed Bishop made a motion to approve the equipment maintenance agreement with Rod Paulson, Inc.

Paul Willis seconded the motion.

Ron Johnson expressed concern regarding the facility's ability to perform the required services.

Motion passed 4-1, with Ron Johnson voting nay.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING AGREEMENT WITH BLACK, LoBELLO & PITEGOFF FOR LEGAL SERVICES RELATED TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT THE SKATEBOARD PARK

Leonard Smith, Town Attorney, recommended that the Board approve the agreement since Mr. Pitegoff had demonstrated his ability to obtain closure on this delinquent matter.

Paul Willis made the motion to approve the agreement with Black, LoBello & Pitegoff for Legal services regarding the skate park.

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

Motion passed 5-0



DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING REQUESTING PROPOSALS FOR LEGAL SERVICES.

Tabled

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING AGREEMENT WITH ZAMBELLI FIREWORKS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION FOR THE SALE AND DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS

Ed Bishop motioned to accept the Zambelli contract in the amount of $25,000.

Richard Billman seconded.

Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING INSURANCE SETTLEMENT FOR PVFRS WATER TENDER TRUCK

Ed Bishop made the motion to accept the insurance settlement for PVFRS water tender truck.

Richard Billman seconded.

Motion carried 5-0.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Hospital to open February 14, 2006.  Engine One is back from its retrofit.  Beller & Associates will assist with negotiations with the IAFF.  Will attempt to have Town Board’s Significant Accomplishments completed for next meeting.  US MetroNets workshops will be held the 18th and 19th.  The County has invited us to attend the
da Vinci workshop.

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS


CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
a.    approval of Town vouchers
    
    Ed Bishop made the motion to approve the Town Vouchers
    
    Laurayne Murray seconded
    
    Vote passed 5-0    
       
b.    Approval of Town Board minutes of December 13, 2005

Laurayne Murray stated that the minutes didn't meet NRS requirements and needed correction before the next Town Board meeting.
Dave Richards requested that the corrections be submitted in writing.


ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:10pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Town Board Clerk

cc:    Town Clerk                    
    Nye County Treasurer                
    Town Board                    
    Nye County Planning            
    Nye County Commissioners            
                Nye County Clerk                       
                Leonard Smith
              Dan McArthur                                                                   


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