Agendas & Minutes


January 27, 2004

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
JANUARY 27, 2004

 


Agenda

1.    Call to order.

A.    Pledge of allegiance
B.    Welcome

2.    Discussion regarding agenda items.

3.    Announcements.

4.    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).

5.    “Good News” concerning the people of Pahrump.

6.    Discussion, action and decision regarding ambulance revenue report – November and December write offs.   Toni Glines

7.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce request for funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2004 in the amount of $14,374.

A.    Tourism promotions at Rural Rounds-Up - $1,000.00.
B.    Nevada Commission On Tourism Grant Matches - $9,564.00.
C.    Expense Reimbursement for processing mail and telephone tourism-related information requests - $635.00 per month January – June ($3,810).

8.    Discussion, action and decision regarding approval to submit application for State Maintained Roads to the Nevada Department of Transportation to have them replace the crosswalk lines at the intersection of Highway 160 and Basin Road.   Rick Ewing

9.    Discussion, action and decision regarding approval to submit application for State Maintained Roads to the Nevada Department of Transportation for a study regarding installing turn signals at the intersection of Highway 160, Highway 372, and Crawford Road.  Rick Ewing


10.    Discussion, action and decision regarding approval to submit application for State Maintained Roads to the Nevada Department of Transportation for a study regarding installing signals and turn lanes at the intersection of Highway 160, Homestead Road and Winery Road.   Rick Ewing

11.    Advisory Board Reports.

12.    Discussion, action and decision regarding approval of Town Board minutes of January 13, 2004.    Town Board

13.    Discussion, action and decision regarding approval of 72-Hour Liquor Licenses.  Town Board

A.          Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce Mixers, Dinners, and Special Events.

14.    Consent Agenda Items:

A.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.

15.    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).

16.    Adjournment.


POSTED IN THE PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX AND FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE

SPECIAL NOTE: 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

 


Minutes

PRESENT:
Rick Ewing
Paula Glidden
Charlotte LeVar
Jeanna Howard
Richard Billman
Cristina Hinds, Attorney

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Rick Ewing called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.  Mr. Ewing thanked all that were present for their attendance and explained the new rule regarding the public commenting on agenda items.  Rick Ewing stated that the second public comment will be for those that did not make it on the list before the start of the meeting.

Mr. Ewing introduced new Town Manager David Richards.  

DISCUSSION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

There were no changes to the agenda at this time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Charlotte LeVar announced the following:

    Pahrump Regional Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on January 28, at    
6:00 p.m. in the Hall to discuss the street numbering system in Pahrump;
Commissioners Cox and Trummell will hold their pre agenda workshop at 2:30 p.m. on     
January 31 in Room B;
Fall Festival Executive Committee will meet February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex;
The Division of Water Resources will conduct a meeting February 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the     
Hall;
Public Lands Advisory Board is scheduled to meet on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Room     
B;
A special meeting of the Tourism Advisory Board will be held February 5 at 8:00 a.m. in     
the Annex;
Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board will meet February 5 at 7:00
p.m.Room A;
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Sheriff Tony DeMeo will hold his open forum February 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Hall;
The Town Board has rescheduled the special meeting concerning the Abaris audit to be
held February 9, 6:00 p.m. in the Hall;
Various Fall Festival Committees will be meeting throughout the month.  Anyone
interesting in volunteering for any of the committees should contact the Town Office for
date, time and location of these meetings.  Committees consist of Arts and Crafts,
Carnival, Entertainment, Parade, Publicity, Rodeo and Vendor/Booth.

Rick Ewing announced the Valley Electric Association Youth Energy Seminar Leadership Camp to be held June 14-18 and noted that more information was available on the back table or through Valley Electric.

Rick Ewing announced that Rural Health Management Corporation (RHMC) is still in the process of getting approval of their loan.  A public hearing has been scheduled for February 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center to determine if the state wants to continue with the Certificate of Need with RHMC.

Richard Billman announced that the Arena Advisory Board will meet on February 7 at 8:00 a.m. in the Town Shop.

Peggy Warner announced the Town will hold its auction on February 28 at the Town Shop area beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Inspection of the items will take place February 26 and 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  

Mike Johnson, member of the Chamber of Commerce, announced they are holding a truck drawing to benefit the Pahrump Valley High School Marching Band.  

Patricia Cox announced that there was a public workshop held concerning a state Burn Ordinance as it relates to burning in barrels.  Comments will be accepted by the state Environmental Protection Agency until February 25, 2004.  If approved at a February 26 hearing the ordinance will become effective the end of March.

Ms. Cox also announced that the Pahrump Valley Republican Women will hold their Lincoln Day Dinner February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Saddle West.  Cost of the tickets is $27.00 each.

Rick Ewing, regarding the Burn Ordinance, asked if you lived outside of a ten mile radius of the dump that you can burn.  Ms. Cox replied that if you are within ten miles of trash pick up not the dump.  Patricia Cox noted that this would include all of Nye County as trash pick up is available.  

Lawrence Baker announced the Well Owners Association will meet on February 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.


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Mary Paskvan announced that there will be an open house on February 29 beginning at noon put on by Tri-Core and will be working on the zoning aspects of the master plan and will discuss roads.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Art Jones commented on the nice job done on the remodel of the rest rooms and thanked those responsible.  

Bill Green commented that he is frightened at the direction the Town is going in with the zoning, hook ups, and the burning ordinance.  

Mike Johnson commented that he would like the Fall Festival Parade committee consider creating a new theme for the Parade with would include an invitational competition for the high school marching bands with Chamber backing.  There are no other competitions of this nature in Southern Nevada.  Mr. Johnson also requested that youth organizations not be charged an entry fee for the parade.  

Mary Paskvan thanked the Town Board for keeping their meeting time at 7:00 p.m. to make it possible for people with families to attend these meetings.  

Jeanna Howard invited Mr. Johnson to the Fall Festival Executive Board meeting on February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Annex.

“GOOD NEWS’ CONCERNING THE PEOPLE OF PAHRUMP  

Jeanna Howard explained the concept of this agenda item being that it gives people in the community a chance to recognize “good news” about their family, friends, and others.  

Patricia Cox announced that she is putting together a committee for a Town Clean Up and will be meeting with the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board to discuss working this in with the Earth Day in April.

Charlie Benafonte announced that his good news was that Scott Lewis decided to stay on as Fire Chief.  

Rick Ewing again explained that in order to talk on an agenda item you must fill out the information of the clipboard before the beginning of the meeting.   Anyone that did not sign up to speak for a specific item will be able to speak on that item during the second Public Comment on the agenda.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING AMBULANCE REVENUE REPORT – NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER WRITE OFFS
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Toni Glines reported that the back up indicates three on the revenue report it states a three month total.  Ms. Glines explained that because there was no report in December it is actually a four month total.  Toni Glines reported that the total write offs do include November and December.  The total write offs were reported as $57,018

Jeanna Howard asked for confirmation that the Bad Debt write off of $55,043 is being sent to collections.  Ms. Glines confirmed that to be correct.  

Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve the write offs.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING PAHRUMP VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REQUEST FOR FUNDING FOR THE REMAINDER OF FISCAL YEAR 2004 N THE AMOUNT OF $14,374.

A.    Tourism promotions at Rural Round-up - $1,000
B.    Nevada Commission On Tourism Grant Matches - $9,564
C.    Expense Reimbursement for processing mail and telephone tourism-related information requests - $635/month – January- June $3,810.

Kari Frilot explained the grant requests for the above purposes from Tourism funds for items
the Town and Chamber are working on together.  These items include the Rural Round up promotions, advertisement in the RV Journal publication, a kiosk to be built and placed on the Nugget property at Highways 160 and 372 to display tourism information, and tourism activities performed by the Chamber such as information packet mailings and phone calls they receive.

Rick Ewing asked if the RV Journal was a popular magazine for RV travelers.  Ms. Frilot replied that is it thought to be the best magazine in the tourism industry to advertise in.  

Paula Glidden commented that she feels the Chamber and the Town has worked together well this past year.  Ms. Glidden asked if the kiosk at the Pahrump Nugget will be impacted by the car sales activities that take place on that corner.  Ms. Frilot stated that the kiosk is planning to be placed on the corner in the area that is now landscaped and not on the parking lot.   Rick Ewing asked if the kiosk would be lighted.  Kari Frilot replied that she believes that the design includes lighting.  

Charlotte LeVar questioned that the Pahrump Nugget will request maintenance funding at a later date and what would be required.  Rick Ewing asked if this would be for routine maintenance such as painting, or replacing broken items.  Ms. Frilot noted that at the last Tourism Advisory Board meeting, the kiosk was discussed as well as the maintenance of it, and it was determined that it would cost approximately $1,200 per year for paint and to keep it up.  Rick Ewing asked

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about the electricity to light the kiosk.  Ms. Frilot replied that they did not address the electricity issue.  

Jeanna Howard noted that since the Town has a Buildings and Grounds department that they could maintain the small amount of maintenance required.  

Michael Sullivan explained that in the discussions with the Pahrump Nugget that if they were to donate the land they would want something to match their architectural design.  In that conversation it was agreed that the Town would maintain the kiosk, Mr. Sullivan stated.  
Charlotte LeVar asked what the construction of the kiosk was.  Karen Spalding responded that it is in the process of design and the Nugget agreed to the partnership if it looked like their building.  The design will depend on how much money is received for this project.  Things being looked into are solar lighting and minimum maintenance.  Richard Billman asked about the size of the kiosk.  Ms. Spalding replied that they have one design for twelve by twelve in an octagon shape.  Ms. Spalding said they would be coming back to the Town Board with their design ideas.

Kari Frilot stated that the Chamber would be responsible for stocking the kiosk.  

Richard Billman Motioned to fund according to the request from the Chamber of Commerce as stated.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPROVAL TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR STATE MAINTAINED ROADS TO THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION TO HAVE THEM REPLACE THE CROSSWALK LINES AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 160 AND BASIN ROAD

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPROVAL TO SUBMIT APPLCATION FOR STATE MAINTAINED ROADS TO THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPRATION FOR A STUDY REGARDING INSTALLING TURN SIGNALS AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 160, HIGHWAY 372 AND CRAWFORD ROAD

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPROVAL TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR STATE MAINTAINED ROADS TO THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR A STUDY REGARDING INSTALLING SIGNALS AND TURN LANES AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 160 AND HOMESTEAD ROAD AND WINERY ROAD

Rick Ewing explained that these items were placed on the agenda by himself after attending a Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) workshop in Las Vegas and although the Town
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does not have any control over roads this is one avenue that the Town can proceed with.  The Form is submitted to NDOT who in turn will react to the requests and consider them depending on their future projects and if money is available.  

Rick Ewing explained that in the request for the crosswalks that he recalls lines being there before work was done in Highway 160 and would like to see them replaced.  NDOT responded that they did not see this work in the plan and suggested that this request be submitted.

Bill Garlough suggested that the County Commissioners be made aware of the request as well.  Rick Ewing noted that if the Town Board approves sending these requests they will be sent to NDOT for review.  A request will be placed on the County Commissioners agenda requesting support of these projects as they will impact some of the county roads as well.  NDOT will contact the appropriate people in the County following their review.  

Rick Ewing Motioned to approve the first request.  

Richard Billman suggested doing all three under one motion.

Bill Garlough asked that the request for the improvement at Highways 160 and 372 include the moving of the walk button which is currently placed on an island and is a danger for people to get to it.  This is on the southwest corner near Walgreen.  Rick Ewing said he would include this in the request.

Rick Ewing Motioned to accept the three requests as stated and if approved these items be placed on the Nye County Commissioners agenda.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

Richard Billman reported that he attended the Executive Quarterly Meeting for the Nevada League of Cities on January 23 and 24.  Mr. Billman stated that he was appointed to the Transportation Committee at that time.  Richard Billman noted that the NLC is monitoring AB286 which deals with retired employee insurance.  

Charlotte LeVar reported that she signed that the Boy Scout project for the culvert at the north end of Pahrump has been completed.  This will allow for the burros to pass through under the highway in a safe manner.  

Paula Glidden suggested that this be brought to the next meeting under Good News.



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Paula Glidden reported that the Tourism Advisory Board is working on the grants mentioned earlier.  Emergency Services Advisory Board continues to work on the Emergency Management Plan.  And Fairgrounds Advisory Board has yet to meet this month.

Jeanna Howard reported that Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board is working on Earth Day for April 24 and will work with the County for Pahrump Clean Up Day as well.

Ms. Howard explained that the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission has forwarded a recommendation to the Nye County Commissioners for support of a moratorium on sexually oriented businesses.  The Nye County Commissioners failed to pass the moratorium.  

DISCUSSION, ATION AND DECISION REGARDING APPROVAL OF TOWN BOARD MINUTES OF JANUARY 13, 2004

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to approve the minutes of Town Board meeting of January 13, 2004.  Paula Glidden seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPROVAL OF 72 HOUR LIQUOR LICENSES.

    Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce Mixers, dinners and special events.

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to approve the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce 72 hour Liquor License for Chamber mixers, dinners and special events for 2004.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

    Approval of Town Vouchers

 Charlotte LeVar Motioned to approve the Town vouchers for payment.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.





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PUBLIC COMMENT

Charlie Gronda commented that he would like to see the new rules for speaking at Town Board meetings placed on the rules attached to the agenda at each meeting.  Rick Ewing asked that staff make those changes.  

Mr. Gronda asked if a format has been established for the meeting on February 9 concerning Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service and will comments be taken.  Rick Ewing explained that public comment will be taken as in a public meeting.

Bill Green commented that he is disappointed in the change regarding speaking and asked when that change took place.  Rick Ewing replied that he made the change for this meeting.  Mr. Green expressed concern that no warning was given to the public and that the other members of the Board went along with the change.  Mr. Ewing explained that it is his job as Chairman to run the meeting and brought this change up a the last meeting so as to be able to control the agenda items better.  Rick Ewing said he heard nothing from other Board members to discourage him from moving forward with this procedure and feels it is an aid to streamline Town Board meetings. Mr. Green said he thought there would be a vote of the Town Board with regard to changes in meeting procedure.  Mr. Ewing said he did not feel it necessary to vote on.  

Charlotte LeVar suggested rethinking the sign up agenda.  Mrs. LeVar explained that this is a new procedure.  Charlotte LeVar stated that the people do not have an agenda when they come into the meeting like the Town Board does.  Mrs. LeVar explained that she attended a Commissioner meeting for an item that was listed as number thirty-one which was moved up to very early in the meeting as agenda items were switched around.  Mrs. LeVar said she was unaware of the sign up to speak.  

Rick Ewing explained that the Town people have access to the agenda the same as Town Board members do.  The public can request a copy from the Town Office of the back up.  Mr. Ewing stated he added the second Public Comment so as not to stop people from their input but requests that they sign up to speak on an agenda item.  Rick Ewing said he is trying to eliminate the debate that goes on during meetings.  Rick Ewing stated that it is his prerogative to stay with the current format of signing up for agenda items prior to the meetings.   Mr. Ewing admitted that some people are resistant to change but feels that change is needed as the Town grows.  

Richard Billman stated that he learned from attending the Nevada League of Cities Open Meeting Law seminar that one thing the Board should not want to do is drag meetings out it should not be necessary for someone to have to listen to others arguing.  Mr. Billman stated that it was recommended that whatever is necessary to help facilitate the meetings was suggested be done.  Richard Billman noted that the sign up procedure is not unusual as it is done in many other meetings he has attended.  


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Charlotte LeVar said she was not saying that is should not be done but that because the procedure is new and give the public an opportunity to get used to the change and allow for some flexibility.

Barbara Dreslinski commented that she agrees with Mrs. LeVar and should allow for members of the public to correct statements or information that was incorrectly stated.  Rick Ewing explained that was his reason for the second Public Comment period and is willing to be flexible.  
Mr. Ewing stated he does not want to control public comment by having people sign up to speak there but does want some control regarding agenda items.  

Paula Glidden commented that she understands where Mr. Ewing’s idea came from having Chaired some meetings in the past.  Ms. Glidden said there has to be some control.  

Rick Ewing suggested remaining with the new format and find that someone adamantly wants to speak on an item and have not signed up he will allow them to speak.  

Charlotte LeVar stated that if someone has been allowed to speak on an item that they only are allowed that one time and no more on that item.  Paula Glidden agreed if the public understands that that is the rule.  

Bill Garlough suggested that the sign up sheet be at the Town Office for those who pick up their agendas there.  People can sign up at the Town Office prior to the meetings in case they would arrive late to the meeting and not have time to sign up.  Rick Ewing agreed that would be a good idea and asked staff to implement this.  

ADJOURNMENT

Richard Billman Motioned to adjourn the meeting.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Respectfully submitted,

Charlotte LeVar, Clerk

cc:    Town Clerk                    
    Nye County Treasurer                
    Town Board                    
    Nye County Planning            
    Nye County Commissioners            
            Nye County Clerk                       
            Cristina Hinds
            Dan McArthur                                                                   /cw

 


Backup

There is no backup posted for this meeting.