Agendas & Minutes


January 8, 2008

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
January 8, 2008

 


Agenda

Laurayne Murray, Chairwoman;

John McDonald, Vice Chairperson;            

Don Rust, Board Clerk;

Nicole Shupp;

Dan Sprouse


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.    Announcements and “Good News”.

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

7.    Appointment of Advisory Board Liaison positions. Chairperson

8.    Discussion and decision regarding Advisory Board memberships. Town Board

9.    Discussion and decision regarding proclamations requested by the Martin Luther King Committee in recognition of their supportive community service. Town Board

10.    Discussion and decision regarding the Standby Generator Project: Review and discussion of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Advisory Board report of April 18, 2007; possible direction to staff to provide the advisory board with the information requested by that board;  possible removal of this project from control of WillDan Engineering ; presentation from Mr. Paul Wagner on alternative plan. Possible discussion concerning the status and cost of other projects under the control of WillDan Engineering including without limitation the park lighting and Community Center projects. Member McDonald

11.    Discussion and decision regarding direction to staff to investigate sources of funding for the PVFRS and determine if the Sheriff’s office can benefit from a tax levied by a town rather than a County. Further, direct the Town’s Attorney to report on the authority of a town to levy a sales tax as opposed to a city. Report should be prepared for the Town Board’s first meeting in February, 2/12/08. Member McDonald

12.    Discussion and decision regarding designating PAVED liaison between Nye County and the Town of Pahrump and Detention Center Contractors for the purpose of investigating the potential of municipal water and wastewater facilities to serve any site selected to locate a Detention Center in Pahrump and matters related thereto. PAVED/Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision regarding direction to staff to refer to the Emergency Management & Homeland Security Advisory Board a proposal to create an emergency drinking water plan as proposed in February 2007. Member McDonald

14.    Discussion and decision regarding Loan Policy and application on the National Museum of the United States Air Force Static Display Program. Commissioner Hollis/Town Manager

15.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of the Town Manager’s Performance Evaluation Summary from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 and consideration of a merit increase not to exceed 4%. Town Manager

16.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location.

•    January 12, 2008  Advisory Board Objective Meeting in the Annex 9:00 AM.
•    January 26, 2008  Employee Personnel Manual review, Annex 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

17.    Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for December 10, 2007.
•    Action - approval of Ambulance Enterprise Fund ”Write-offs” for September – November 2007 in the amount of $170,990.00.
•    Action - approval of 72 hour Liquor Permit application from Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce fro Chamber Mixers, Dinners, and special events in 2008.
•    Action - approval of appointment of Claire Toomey to the Public Lands Advisory Board.

18.    Adjournment.  

A quorum of Nye County Board of Commissioners may be present at this meeting. However, no action will be taken by the Board of Commissioners.

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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 48 hours prior to the meeting. Assisted listening devices are available at Town Board meetings upon request. 

 


Minutes


Laurayne Murray, Chairwoman;
John McDonald, Vice Chairperson;            
Don Rust, Board Clerk;
Nicole Shupp;
Dan Sprouse

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

Chairperson Murray called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

    Move items 10, 11, and 13 to 6, 7, and 8 respectively.

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).

    Harley Kulkin questioned the Board about the repair of the Town’s TV    transmitter.  The Town Manager stated insurance approval was received and the     item would be on the January 22nd agenda.

    Dave Stevens complained about potential ethics violations among the Town    Board.
    
Advisory Board Reports

    Member Rust stated the Incorporation Advisory Board had established a time-    line of events.

    Chairperson Murray and Paula Glidden reported on the Tourism Advisory    Board’s attendance at the     Governor’s Conference.
    
Announcements and “Good News”.

    Member McDonald reminded everyone contribution, expense, and financial    disclosure reports were due January 15.

    Chairperson Murray announced the Nevada State caucus on January 19th.

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    Chief Lewis announced the arrival of two new ambulances and a brush truck.  He    added the vehicles were available for inspection.

Discussion and decision regarding the Standby Generator Project: Review and discussion of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Advisory Board report of April 18, 2007; possible direction to staff to provide the advisory board with the information requested by that board;  possible removal of this project from control of WillDan Engineering ; presentation from Mr. Paul Wagner on alternative plan. Possible discussion concerning the status and cost of other projects under the control of WillDan Engineering including without limitation the park lighting and Community Center projects.

    Member McDonald stated the Town Attorney’s opinion indicated the contract with    WillDan was not an exclusive agreement.  He added the project for the     emergency generators had been suspended due to lack of funding.  Member     McDonald motioned to take no action in regard to the Generator Project.      Motion died for lack of a second.

    The Town Manager stated the expense of Fire Department personnel and    equipment had created a funding concern.  He added staff would be willing to     consider these projects at year end if funding was available.

    Member Rust motioned no consideration be given to any agenda items which    require an expenditure for which the Town had no funds.  Motion died for lack of     a second.

    Member Sprouse motioned to agendize a request for proposal (RFP) for    generators and engineering services.  He directed staff to include the     Generator Project in the budgeting process for the next fiscal year.      Member McDonald seconded.  Motion passed 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding direction to staff to investigate sources of funding for the PVFRS and determine if the Sheriff’s office can benefit from a tax levied by a town rather than a County. Further, direct the Town’s Attorney to report on the authority of a town to levy a sales tax as opposed to a city. Report should be prepared for the Town Board’s first meeting in February, 2/12/08.

    
    Member McDonald directed staff to investigate sources of funding for the    Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Service and determine if the Sheriff’s     office could benefit from a tax levied by a town rather than a county and     directed the Town Attorney to report on the authority of a town to levy     sales tax, as opposed to a city.
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January 8, 2008

Discussion and decision regarding direction to staff to refer to the Emergency Management & Homeland Security Advisory Board a proposal to create an emergency drinking water plan as proposed in February 2007.

    Member McDonald stated the purpose of this direction was to provide emergency    drinking water to the Town in the event of a southwest grid power blackout.      Member Sprouse recommended involving County, State and Federal     Government.  Chairperson Murray stated her expectation was to see this item     addressed on the Town Manager Report.

    Harley Kulkin agreed a plan was necessary and advocated use of existing wells.     Commissioner Hollis stated county wells were available for use throughout the     Town and at Fire Stations.  Chief Lewis agreed the resources were in place and     the plan could use further development.  Dave Stevens agreed a plan needed to     be developed.  Commissioner Borasky stated he would meet with three public     utilities in Pahrump, emergency service directors, and Member Sprouse to     coordinate services.  Phil Huff suggested using the Pahrump Valley Museum     well.

    The Board agreed Member Sprouse and the Town Manager would facilitate this    project.

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

    Member McDonald nominated Laurayne Murray as Chairperson.  Member    Sprouse seconded.  Motion passed 4/0/1 (Member Rust abstained).

    Member Sprouse nominated John McDonald as Vice-Chairperson.     Member Shupp seconded.  Motion passed 5/0.

    Member McDonald nominated Don Rust as Clerk.  Member Sprouse    seconded.  Motion passed 4/0/1 (Member Rust abstained).

Appointment of Advisory Board Liaison positions.

    The Chairperson read the Advisory Board Liaison positions and included one    change of appointment.  Member McDonald was appointed liaison to the     Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.  See Attached.

Discussion and decision regarding Advisory Board memberships.


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    Chairperson Murray motioned to continue the item until the January 22nd    meeting and requested an updated membership list.  Member Sprouse     seconded.  Motion passed 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding proclamations requested by the Martin Luther King Committee in recognition of their supportive community service.

    The Clerk read the proclamation.  Member Rust motioned the proclamations    for J. Sophia Liakopoulus, Claudia Knight, and Linda DeMeo be accepted     and signed as shown.  Member Sprouse seconded.  Motion passed 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding designating PAVED liaison between Nye County and the Town of Pahrump and Detention Center Contractors for the purpose of investigating the potential of municipal water and wastewater facilities to serve any site selected to locate a Detention Center in Pahrump and matters related thereto.

    Paula Glidden, President of PAVED, requested the Board designate PAVED    liaison between Nye County and the Town of Pahrump and Detention Center     Contractors.

    Member Rust motioned to establish PAVED as a liaison between the Town,    County and Detention Center Contractors for any detention center     municipal entities such as water and sewer.  Member McDonald seconded.      
    Brad Wiggins, representing Corrections Corporation of America, thanked the    Board for their initiative to move forward with the project.

    Motion passed 5/0.
    
Discussion and decision regarding Loan Policy and application on the National Museum of the United States Air Force Static Display Program.

    Commissioner Hollis stated this was intended as a tribute to our men and women    in uniform.  He added that he would locate the money to fund the project.

    Member Shupp motioned to submit the application.  Member Sprouse    seconded.  

    The Town Attorney stated the contract was extremely one sided and, if signed,    held the Town responsible for all fees, determined and undetermined.  He added     the project may be better suited for Nye County and advised against the Town     entering into the agreement.  
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    Member Shupp withdrew the motion.  Member Sprouse motioned to table    the item until January 22, 2008.  Member Rust seconded.  Motion passed    5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding approval of the Town Manager’s Performance Evaluation Summary from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007 and consideration of a merit increase not to exceed 4%.

The Town Manager stated his employment agreement provided for annual wage benefit adjustments and his review had been completed.  He added the personnel policy manual specified increases occur on the anniversary date.

Member Rust motioned to give the Town Manager a 2% wage increase retroactive to July 1, 2007.  Member McDonald seconded.  

Dave Stevens, Art Jones, and Charlie Gronda spoke in favor of the Town Managers efforts and a 4% increase.

Motion passed 4/1 (Sprouse opposed).

Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location.

•    January 12, 2008  Advisory Board Objective Meeting in the Annex 9:00 AM.
•    January 26, 2008  Employee Personnel Manual review, Annex 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for December 10, 2007.
•    Action - approval of Ambulance Enterprise Fund ”Write-offs” for September – November 2007 in the amount of $170,990.00.
•    Action - approval of 72 hour Liquor Permit application from Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce fro Chamber Mixers, Dinners, and special events in 2008.
•    Action - approval of appointment of Claire Toomey to the Public Lands Advisory Board.

Member Rust motioned to accept the consent agenda items.  Member Sprouse seconded.  Motion passed 5/0.

Adjournment.  
Pahrump Town Board Meeting        
January 8, 2008

Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 8:50 PM.

    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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Attachment

ADVISORY BOARD AND COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
January 9, 2008

Airport Technical Committee            Don Rust

Arena AB       John McDonald            

EDEN      Laurayne Murray        

Emergency Mgmt &         Dan Sprouse
Homeland Security AB

Fairgrounds AB    John McDonald

Fairgrounds Finance     Finance Director
Committee      Town Manager

Fall Festival Committee    Nicole Shupp

Incorporation   Don Rust

Nuclear Waste &   Dan Sprouse
Environment AB

Nye Communities Coalition  Don Rust

Nye County/Town Board  Dan Sprouse
Yucca Mtn. Advisory Com.

Parks/Recreation AB   Nicole Shupp

Public Lands AB   Nicole Shupp

Regional Planning     Laurayne Murray
Commission

Tourism AB     Laurayne Murray        

BOCC/TOP Committee     John McDonald
Nicole Shupp

Veteran’s Memorial    John McDonald


Other Appointments

Town Website                    Dan Sprouse
Nevada League of Cities    Laurayne Murray
PAVED      Board Chairperson, Town Manager
Vouchers     John McDonald/Dan Sprouse    
Nye County CIP  John McDonald
Finance Director

Town Manager
 

 


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