Agendas & Minutes


July 10, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
July 10, 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 regarding the continued development of the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds/Recreation facility and matters properly related thereto. Al Balloqui/Town Board

6.    Discussion and decision regarding lease agreement with Support Your Soldiers in Need (SSI) Foundation to facilitate a Veteran’s Memorial Museum at the Chief Tecopa Cemetery. SSI/Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding 2007 Fall Festival entertainment agreements. Fall Festival/Town Manager

8.    Discussion and decision regarding 2007 Fall Festival beer vendor selection process and sales contract. Fall Festival/Town Manager

9.    Discussion and decision regarding Master Plan Amendments to Municipal Land Use and Zone Changes to Community Facilities for two (2) Town owned properties to allow for public facilities and uses including but not limited to detention facilities. Town Manager

10.    Discussion and decision regarding stand alone IT system transition project, maintenance services and matters properly related thereto. Town Manager

11.    Discussion and decision regarding appointment of a Town Board Liaison to the Nye County Ad Hoc Water Committee. Laurayne Murray

12.    Discussion and decision regarding clarification of the process for conducting the annual performance review for the Town Manager. Town Manager.

13.    Town Manager’s report.

14.    Future meetings/workshops: date, time and location.

•    Special meeting on July 21, 2007 at 9:00 AM, in the Annex  to discuss
proposed PTO #62 prohibiting noise disturbances caused by human activities, human electronic and mechanical artifacts; and
•    Special meeting on August 11, 2007 to discuss wastewater management and understanding the need to consolidate treatment options?

15.    Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - acceptance of George Gingell’s resignation as Vice Chairperson of the Public Lands Advisory Board.
•    Action - appointment of Karen Lee Letourneau to the Public Lands Advisory Board.
•    Action - approval of PVFRS Ambulance service write-offs for April – June 2007 in the amount of $44,497.00.

16.     Adjournment.  

A quorum of Nye County Board of Commissioners may be present at this meeting.

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Minutes


    PRESENT                            ABSENT
    Laurayne Murray
    John McDonald
    Don Rust
    Dan Sprouse
    Nicole Shupp



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.

    Item #6 was deleted, moved #10 to #6, and moved #9 after #12.    

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 spoke against the idea of a water park and western themed    attraction and stated the need for a world-class attraction.

    Vicky Parker suggested the need for large trash containers to be placed at    strategic locations throughout the Town.

Advisory Board reports.

    Paula Glidden reported on the Fairground Advisory Board and stated the    Tourism Advisory Board was moving forward on the Kiosk project.  She spoke in     favor of the LARC report.   

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    Charlie Gronda, Volunteer Airport Planning Director, stated Thursday, July 19,    2007 the Aviation Technical Advisory Board meeting would meet in room B at     11AM.   
                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Member McDonald stated the Arena Board did not have a quorum however the    LARC report was reviewed.

    Member Shupp stated the Parks and Recreation Board was working on their    master plan.  

    Chairperson Murray stated the Nicholas Price art exhibit was a success and    Grace Price offered her appreciation to the Board and community.
    
Discussion and decision regarding lease agreement with Support Your Soldiers in Need (SSI) Foundation to facilitate a Veteran’s Memorial Museum at the Chief Tecopa Cemetery.

    Deleted

Discussion and decision regarding stand alone IT system transition project, maintenance services and matters properly related thereto.

    The Town Manager stated additional vendors were solicited and the    recommendation remained to approve the quotation for services from Air-    Internet.  

    Member Rust motioned to accept the additional “Canopy” back up.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

    Shawna Coldren, Financial Assistant, clarified the Air-Internet proposal.

    Member Sprouse stated the dedicated T-1 line, product quality, years of service,    and solar power availability made Air-Internet the superior choice.

    Member Sprouse motioned to accept the Town Manager’s recommendation as    presented in the agenda item.

    Member Shupp seconded.

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Motion carried 5/0.
    
Discussion and decision regarding 2007 Fall Festival entertainment agreements.

    The Town Manager stated the Fall Festival recently approved entertainment    expenditures from the Fall Festival Fund and recommended the Town Board     approve the entertainment agreement as proposed.

    Following questions and discussion from the Town Board, Member Sprouse    motioned to approve the request for funding as stated and requested additional     feedback from the Entertainment Committee.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Presentation regarding the continued development of the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds/Recreation facility and matters properly related thereto.

    Al Balloqui stated a full video presentation of the LARC report would be    scheduled for the next Town Board meeting.  He reviewed the history of the     Pahrump/Nye County Fairgrounds/Recreation facility.  He stated the future of the     fairground was Pahrump Arts and Recreation Complex (PARC) with the following     anchor facilities; Field of Dreams Sports Village, Western Heritage Town, Wild     Wild Wet Water Park, a multi-use convention facility, and a rodeo and arena     equestrian center.  Mr. Balloqui offered a schedule of 7 – 11 months for the     possibility of breaking ground should all parties decide to move forward.  

    Member Rust asked when the Board could expect the fairground report that was    agreed upon at a previous special meeting.  Mr. Balloqui stated he would prefer     to have a model in place and added the Board could expedite the process by     hiring a contracted consultant.  The Board thanked Mr. Balloqui for his     outstanding volunteer efforts.
 
Discussion and decision regarding 2007 Fall Festival beer vendor selection process and sales contract.

    Bob Irving, Fall Festival Chairman, stated in the past the Veterans of Foreign    Wars (VFW) operated the three beer sales locations and this year the process     was being changed to give the opportunity to all organizations in the community.      He added Attorney Joerger had reviewed the agreement and recommended     changes.  Chairperson Murray suggested a 501(c)(3) status for all entrants.
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    Member Rust motioned to approve the requirements for beer sales at the    Pahrump Fall Festival Beer Gardens with the additions; when the festival     committee would be paid, the addition of cash registers, and 501(c)(3)     designation.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding appointment of a Town Board Liaison to the Nye County Ad Hoc Water Committee.

    Chairperson Murray appointed Member Sprouse to be the Town’s liaison with    Nye County regarding water issues concerning Pahrump.  Member Sprouse     accepted the nomination.
    
Discussion and decision regarding clarification of the process for conducting the annual performance review for the Town Manager.

    The Town Manager recapped the annual performance review process.  He    stated Chairperson Murray had circulated letters with evaluation forms to which     he had not been advised.  He reviewed his employment contract and stated the     inclusion of evaluations by anyone other than current members of the Town     Board was a breach of contract. The Town Manager stated he had     additional     evaluations (back up material) for the Board to view.

    Member McDonald motioned to accept the additional back up material.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

    The Town Manager noted identification was not a requirement and stated if    evaluations were going to be accepted from select others the process should be     open to the entire community.  Chairperson Murray stated the additional     evaluations enabled her to provide a fair evaluation based on the customer’s     experience.  The Town Manager stated the process should have been     discussed at the previous Town Board meeting.  Attorney Joerger stated the     terms of the Town Manager’s employment contract required the manager’s     approval.  Chairperson Murray stated the employment contract did not define the     word process and questioned if that included telling her how to do her job. The     Town Manager stated his objection was not being informed of the additional     evaluations.
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    Member Sprouse asked if it was agreeable for the Board to gain their information    verbally rather than in written form.  The Town Manager stated he objected to     selective interviewing.  

    Member Rust motioned to proceed based on the Town Board policy with the    evaluation as previously agreed to as outlined in the Town Board policy and only     verbal information from others would be requested by the Town Board members.

    Member McDonald seconded.
    
    Harley Kulkin recommended providing two forms, one for the Board and one for    the public and refusing unsigned forms.  Paula Glidden spoke in favor of written     communication.  Commissioner Borasky stated the Town Manager was truly     professional.  Arthur Jones stated there appears to be a personal vendetta     and spoke in favor of a Town Board evaluation.  

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Master Plan Amendments to Municipal Land Use and Zone Changes to Community Facilities for two (2) Town owned properties to allow for public facilities and uses including but not limited to detention facilities.

    Chairperson Murray stated she was a voting member of both boards and recused    herself from this item.  Vice Chair McDonald read the     property locations and     clarified the intended use of the property, should it be selected.  The Town     Manager stated support was needed from the Town Board to notify the Regional     Planning Commission (RPC) of a formal action to request a change of zoning.  

    Member Rust motioned to recommend approval by the RPC for amendments to    the master plan to municipal land use and zone changes to community Facilities     for (2) Town owned properties AP# 2721125 and AP# 2736107 to allow for public     facilities and uses including but not limited to detention facilities.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    John Koenig stated these facilities do not belong in the north end of Town.     Commissioner Borasky suggested the Town Board Members attend the RPC     meeting and voice any concerns.  Al Balloqui encouraged the Board to support     the facilities.  

    Motion carried 4/0/1 (Murray abstained).

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Town Manager’s report.

    The Town Manager delivered his report.

Future meetings/workshops: date, time and location.

•    Special meeting on July 21, 2007 at 9:00 AM, in the Annex  to discuss
proposed PTO #62 prohibiting noise disturbances caused by human activities, human electronic and mechanical artifacts; and
•    Special meeting on August 11, 2007 to discuss wastewater management and understanding the need to consolidate treatment options?

    Chairperson Murray requested a special meeting with Beller and Associates to    update the Town of Pahrump personnel policy manual.  She requested the Town     Manager set a meeting date with Beller and Associates and advise the Board.

Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - acceptance of George Gingell’s resignation as Vice Chairperson of the Public Lands Advisory Board.
•    Action - appointment of Karen Lee Letourneau to the Public Lands Advisory Board.
•    Action - approval of PVFRS Ambulance service write-offs for April – June 2007 in the amount of $44,497.00.

    Member McDonald motioned to accept the consent agenda items.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.
    
 Adjournment.  

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 9:58 p.m.

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    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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Backup

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