Agendas & Minutes


January 23, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
January 23, 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.    Presentation, discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-02 accepting and approving the 2006/07 Town audit, financial statements and supplemental materials. Daniel C. McArthur/Town Manager

6.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution #2007-01 approving the acceptance of a Nevada, Department of Transportation aviation trust fund grant in the amount of $15,789.48. Airport Coordinator/Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding settlement agreements with PVFRS lieutenants’ back pay issues. Tim Murray/Town Manager

8.    Second reading of PTO #61 to repeal PTO #54. Don Rust

9.    Discussion and decision regarding update, revisions to Pahrump Advisory Board and Committee Policy. Laurayne Murray

10.    Discussion and decision regarding items for future meetings/workshops; set date, time and location. Laurayne Murray

11.    Discussion and decision regarding public health, safety and welfare during Town or County disasters or emergencies. Jim Petell/Town Manager

12.    Discussion and decision concerning the BLM round-up of the burros in Pahrump conducted on January 4th through the 16th. Jim Petell/Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision concerning the purchase of a pickup truck for Buildings and Grounds Department. Bldgs & Grounds Supt/Town Manager

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14.    Town Manager’s report

15.    Consent Agenda Items

a.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action - approval of Town Board special meeting minutes of January 9, 2007.
c.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 9, 2007.
d.    Action - approval of 2007 events 72 hour liquor permits for the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce, Pahrump Valley Lions Club, and United Way of Pioneer Territories.

16.    Adjournment

A quorum of Nye County Commissioners may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

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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.

Revision to item #5 distributed, changing the fiscal year to 05/06 from 06/07.

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).

    None

Advisory Board reports

Mr. Sprouse, liaison to Emergency Services Advisory Board, reported the Board is lacking direction from their original intent of creating a disaster plan.  He stated he would be providing the Board with some specific goals and directives to create a step by step check list to utilize in the event of an emergency.

Chairperson Murray announced a Regional Planning Commission workshop scheduled for January 24, 5:00 p.m.  

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Presentation, discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-02 accepting and approving the 2006/07 Town audit, financial statements and supplemental materials.

Mr. McArthur presented the results of the audit of the financial statements of the Town of Pahrump for the year ending June of 2006.  He stated he found no non-compliance issues that were of a significant nature that needed to be noted according to state statute.  

Mr. McArthur stated the Town had an increase in net assets of approximately 2.3 million dollars with a net worth of approximately 13 million dollars ending June 30, 2006.  He added the General Fund had an ending balance of approximately 1.6 million dollars.  He stated key factors attributing to the increases were a rise in revenue from property taxes, consolidated (sales) taxes, and licensing revenues.  He stated the majority of the increases in expenditures related to an increase in service and supplies.   He included that there is an undesignated fund balance of $518, 00.00.

Mr. McArthur reviewed the Ambulance Fund and summarized Special Revenue Funds.

Mr. McArthur stated he included a Management Comments Letter in the Financial Audit Report.  He added the Town Board had 90 days to act on this letter which included recommendations and action items.

There were questions and discussion from the Town Board concerned primarily with the Ambulance Enterprise Fund.

Mr. Rust motioned to accept Resolution 2007-02 approving the external audit for fiscal year 2005/06 with the revision of wording from “generally accepted accounting principles” to “generally accepted auditing standard”.

Mr. Sprouse seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Resolution #2007-01 approving the acceptance of a Nevada, Department of Transportation aviation trust fund grant in the amount of $15,789.48.

The Town Manager stated the town has been awarded a grant from NDOT in the amount of $15,789.48 and this grant will be added to the towns FAA Airport
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Improvement Grant of $375,000.00.  He stated these funds were being used to complete the phase one airport master plan and environmental assessment of the proposed Pahrump Valley Airport.

Mr. Sprouse motioned to accept Resolution #2007-01.

Mr. Rust seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.
                                                                                                         
Discussion and decision regarding settlement agreements with PVFRS lieutenants’ back pay issues.
    
The Town Manager stated the Town and the Fire Fighters union had been in discussion for several months concerning the back pay of the lieutenants in question and an agreement had been reached that was acceptable to both parties.  He recommended that the agreements be approved.

Mr. Rust motioned to accept the settlement agreements for both parties as presented.

Mr. McDonald seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Second reading of PTO #61 to repeal PTO #54.

     Clerk conducted second reading.

Discussion and decision regarding update, revisions to Pahrump Advisory Board and Committee Policy.

Chairperson Murray stated the updated and revised Pahrump Advisory Board and Committee Policy clearly outlined the participation of the Town Board and the Town Staff and set a template of how business would be conducted between the Advisory Boards and the Town Board.

Mr. Rust motioned to accept the Town of Pahrump Advisory Board and Committee Policy as presented.

Ms. Shupp seconded.

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Motion carried 5/0.
 
Discussion and decision regarding items for future meetings/workshops; set date, time and location.

Chairperson Murray stated there would be a workshop on January 27, 2007 to discuss Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue and Economic Development.  She added a Pahrump Town Board workshop was scheduled for February 10, 2007 at the Town Annex and the agenda would be announced.
    
Discussion and decision regarding public health, safety and welfare during Town or County disasters or emergencies.

Mr. McDonald motioned to accept the additional back-up material provided by Mr. Petell.

Mr. Rust seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Mr. Petell stated this agenda item concerns the blackout on January 13, 2007.  He provided an accounting of his activities on that morning and stated his dissatisfaction with the response of various Nye County entities.  Additionally he stated his dissatisfaction with the Nye County Sheriff Department’s response to the recent bomb threat at Pahrump Valley High School.

There was discussion and questions from the Town Board.

Sheriff DeMeo objected to Mr. Petell’s characterization of both incidents.

There was no action taken by the board.

Discussion and decision concerning the BLM round-up of the burros in Pahrump conducted on January 4th through the 16th.

Mr. Rust motioned to accept the additional back-up material provided by Mr. Petell.

Mr. Sprouse seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

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Mr. Petell voiced his objection to the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to remove the burros and wild horses from BLM managed properties.

The board took no action.
       
Discussion and decision concerning the purchase of a pickup truck for Buildings and Grounds Department.

The Town Manager stated this was a request to purchase a 2003 Ford XLT Ranger from Saitta Trudeau.  He stated this was an additional truck, not a replacement.

Mr. Rust motioned to approve the purchase as presented for $10,384.00.

Mr. Sprouse seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report

    The Town Manager delivered his report.

Consent Agenda Items

a.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action - approval of Town Board special meeting minutes of January 9, 2007.
c.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of January 9, 2007.
d.    Action - approval of 2007 events 72 hour liquor permits for the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce, Pahrump Valley Lions Club, and United Way of Pioneer Territories.

Mr. McDonald stated he did not believe the minutes complied with state law.

Mr. Joerger stated he would research the law and compliance.

Ms. Murray requested corrections to the Town Board meeting minutes of January 9, 2007.

Mr. Sprouse motioned to accept consent agenda items A, B, and D.

Mr. Rust seconded.

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Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 9:44 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Don Rust
    Town Clerk

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

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