Agendas & Minutes


July 12, 2005

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
JULY 12, 2005

 


Agenda

1.    Call to order
    
A.    Pledge of allegiance
B.    Welcome

2.    Discussion, action and decision 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 (NRS241.020(2)(C)(3).

5.    Discussion, action and decisions regarding disposition of Town property adjacent to Nye County School District bus facility.  Deborah Wescoatt/Town Manager

6.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Pahrump Fall Festival dispute of arrangements, including fees, with vendors, i.e. VFW.  Laurayne Murray

7.    Discussion, action and decision in support for Pahrump Valley Museum & Historical Society grant application from Tourism and Nye Community Downtown Development funds-Resolution 2005-33.  Annette Laizure/Phil Huff/Laurayne Murray

8.    Discussion, action and decision concerning a proposed agreement between the TOP PVFRS Ambulance Service and the Desert View Hospital Rural Health Management Corporation.  Fire Chief/Town Manager

9.    Discussion, action and decision concerning a recommendation to the Nye County Board of Commissioners regarding Town related issues in the proposed Development Agreements for Beazer Homes Holding Corporation; and Concordia Pleasant Valley, LLC; and CHI of Nevada, Inc.  Jon Field/Town Manager

10.    Discussion, action and decision concerning a recommendation to the Nye County Board of Commissioners regarding Town related issues in the proposed Development Agreement for Adaven Management, Inc.; GVT Investments, LLC; Co.; Insight Holdings, LLC; Hafen Family LTD; HHH Investments, LLC.  Mark Dunford/Town Manager

11.    Discussion, action and decision regarding match grant from Town Room Tax Fund for radio advertisements on the Highway Station and their Highway Country Station to promote the Wild West Extravaganza, Fall Festival and Pow Wow.  Match grant amount is $5,980.00.  Kari Frilot/Ed Bishop

12.    Discussion, action and decision regarding matching grant from Town Room Tax Fund for Nevada Magazine advertisements in their September/October, November/December 2005 issues and issues in the first half of 2006 for $4,011.00.  Kari Frilot/Ed Bishop

13.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Truck Route study participation and approval of expenditure not to exceed $20,000 from State Gas Tax revenues.

14.    Town Manager’s Report

15.    Advisory Board Reports

16.    Consent Agenda Items:

A.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
B.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of  June 26, 2005

17.    Discussion, action and decision regarding closure of meeting pursuant to NRS 241.030(2) and 288.220(1-4) for purposes of conferring with the Town’s management representatives regarding labor negotiations, issues and other personnel matters.  Town Manager

18.    Closed session pursuant to NRS 288.220(4) for purposes of conferring with the Town’s management representatives regarding labor negotiations, issues and other personnel matters.  Town Manager

19.    Adjournment.

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

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

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING

BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER

150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160

TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.

July 12, 2005

 

MINUTES

 

PRESENT:                                                                  ABSENT:

Richard Billman                                                         

Laurayne Murray                                                      

Ron Johnson

Ed Bishop

Paul Willis

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

Chairman Richard Billman called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Billman welcomed all those in attendance.

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

 

Item # 6 was removed from the agenda.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Laurayne Murray read the announcements.

 

John Pawlak, member of the Community Advisory Board for Nevada Test Site Programs, invited all to a meeting to be held on July 13th in Amargosa Valley at their Community Center from 7 to 9pm. 

  

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).

 

Jim Petell, Chairman of the Public Lands Advisory Board, asked for the support of the Town, Town Manager, and all Veterans, citizens, and friends of Veterans of Nye County, and the Great State of Nevada to incorporate a Veterans Cemetery here in Pahrump.

 

Sally Devlin stated that she has some concerns along with several other people regarding the Hospital.  She is concerned that there won’t be water or sewer.  She asked the Board members to keep the public reassured on the issue.  She also stated that the roads here need to be widened. 

 

Art Jones stated that he supports the Cemetery being built here in Pahrump. 

       

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISIONS REGARDING DISPOSITION OF TOWN PROPERTY ADJACENT TO NYE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BUS FACILITY-  DEBORAH WESCOATT/TOWN MANAGER

 

Deborah Wescoatt requested that the Town Board give the Nye County School District 5 acres that are next to their bus yard.  She stated that she had talked to the Nye County Commissioners and there might be a chance to trade land for land.  She also said that the Nye County School District has been involved in the Boys and Girls Club and they did give them land.   

 

Paul Willis made a motion to give the Nye County School District the land adjacent to the bus yard.

 

Ron Johnson seconded the motion.

 

Paul Willis stated that it makes no sense for one Government entity to make money off another Government entity. He said that he is all for supporting the education of children.

 

Laurayne Murray stated that she supports Mr. Willis’s concept of not taking money out of the School Board funds, but she wanted the Board to consider entering into a lease agreement with the School Board for a dollar a year or something like that.  She stated that a lot of developing is going to go on in that area, and that the School District will probably be looking for another piece of land, and that the land should stay in the ownership of the Town.

 

Ron Johnson asked Cristina Hinds if they could give that property to the School District.

 

Cristina said yes, because it is another Government agency.

 

Paul Willis stated that the land was donated to the Town from the County.  He said to take that land and encumber it for future profit is not what they want.  Paul said that he talked to a commissioner and he said that he would work with the Town on acquiring more land.  He asked that everyone approve the motion. 

 

Deborah Wescoatt stated that the School District has also talked to the County Commissioners and that they are willing to look at their property list to see if they can do a land swap.

 

Laurayne Murray stated that the property the School District is using for their bus yard now was donated by the Town to the School Board.  The other 5 acres was designated for a fire station.

 

 Chairman Billman called for the question.  It carried 4-1.  Laurayne Murray voted against it.      

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION IN SUPPORT FOR PAHRUMP VALLEY MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY GRANT APPLICATION FROM TOURISM AND NYE COMMUNITY DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT FUNDS-RESOLUTION 2005-33-  ANNETTE LAIZURE/PHIL HUFF/LAURAYNE MURRAY

 

Phil Huff stated that he was at the meeting to gain support from the Board for the Museum and Historical Society Grant.  He said that the grant was to help the Museum double in size, and to gain some buildings that are historical to Pahrump.  He talked about the attendance at the Museum.  He wants to create a main street with some attractions on it.  He asked the Board to recommend to the County to approve their grant.

 

Ed Bishop made a motion to adopt resolution # 2005-33.

 

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

 

Chairman Billman called for the question.  It carried 5-0.

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION CONCERNING A PROPOSED AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOP PVFRS AMBULANCE SERVICE AND THE DESERT VIEW HOSPITAL RURAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT CORPORATION-FIRE CHIEF/TOWN MANAGER

 

Dave Richards asked for approval from the Town Board to forward a draft agreement with RHMC, to enter into discussion with them to arrive at a mutually acceptable agreement, and at that point it would come back to the Board for approval. 

 

Paul Willis stated that he had some concerns with the proposal, and he moved to take no action.

 

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

 

Laurayne Murray asked if they were not taking any action on the agreement.

 

Chairman Billman said yes.

 

Laurayne Murray asked if the Board didn’t take action would that make it so the Town Manager could not talk to the Hospital.

 

Cristina Hinds said that the Town Manager has the power to talk to the hospital, unless the Board stated otherwise. 

 

Discussion continued, with the Board members stated that they had some concerns regarding the agreement. 

 

Dave Richards stated that he was hoping to get some direction from the Board to pursue or not pursue the proposed agreement, and he stated that it is an issue that requires Town Board support.  He said he would feel better if he knew the Board supported the concept.  He also stated that he was not going to pursue the issue if it was tabled.

 

Art Jones, concerned citizen stated that the Town Manager has a job to do and that the Board should support him in doing his job. 

 

Tim Murray said that this is an idea worth exploring and that he is not sure it should be tabled at this time, and he thinks the Town Manager should be able to explore it.

 

Paul Willis withdrew his motion.

 

Ed Bishop withdrew his second.

 

Paul Willis motioned for the Town Manager to continue on.

 

Ed Bishop seconded the motion. 

 

Chairman Billman called for the question.  It carried 5-0.

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION CONCERNING A RECOMMENDATION TO THE NYE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGARDING TOWN RELATED ISSUES IN THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS FOR BEAZER HOMES HOLDING CORPORATION; AND CONCORDIA PLEASANT VALLEY, LLC; AND CHI OF NEVADA, INC.  JON FIELD/TOWN MANAGER

 

Dave Richards stated that there was a joint meeting recently by the Board of Commissioners, attended by some members of the Town Board and the School District, and that the Beazer Homes and Adaven Management agreements were discussed.  Section 6.2 has a provision for Parks, and it is not in the development agreement because it has different provisions.  He said that some of the elements in the proposal were suggested by the Town Board, and himself.  Other items were suggested by the Board of County Commissioners after the Board and he had left.  Mr. Richards stated that there were items added to the agreement and he read those.  He stated that the agreement was not unacceptable however it was not what they had subsequently discussed as a group that met with America West. 

 

Paul Willis stated that he felt that they needed to be consistent with the developers and that if they take a position they need to be consistent. 

 

Patricia Cox, Nye County Commissioner stated that nothing has been reached in negotiations.  After the Town Board left the meeting we went through some items and then decided that the Commissioners would give their concerns and comments to our attorney so that the attorney could talk to their attorney. 

 

Paul Willis stated that the Board appreciates the help that the County Commissioners are giving them.  He moved to recommend that the Board of Nye County Commissioners include in the Beazer/Concorida agreements the Town of Pahrump’s proposal to require the following fees as a minimum condition to these agreements, $300 for water rights, $400 for Parks and facilities, $300 for public facilities and equipment, $500 for Fire EMS facilities and equipment, totaling $1,500 per residential unit. 

 

Ed Bishop seconded the motion. 

 

Sally Devlin stated that on page 4 of the agreement item 1.1 it says Township shall mean the incorporated Township of Pahrump and its successors and assigns as a separate political subdivision within the County.  She said that this is very dangerous, and she wants it out of the agreement.  She asked the Board to have that language removed, and stated that we are not an incorporated Town. 

 

George Gingell stated that he hasn’t heard anybody talk about man power and that it will be hard for the firefighters to man all the new buildings.

 

Laurayne Murray stated that the motion would include the financial stipulation as outlined.  She commented on the additions, such as the Parks, which would be under the authority of the Town.  She also stated that she appreciated the increase in the amount per roof top, but it will be coming in over the next 3-5 years so she appreciated the upfront contribution that was indicated for the Fire Station.  And she asked that the upfront contribution be considered. 

 

Paul Willis moved to amend his motion to recommend the Nye County Board of Commissioners include in the Beazer/Concorida agreements the Town of Pahrump’s proposal to require the following fees as a minimum condition in those agreements, $300 for water rights, $400 for Parks and facilities, $300 for Public facilities and equipment, $500 for Fire EMS facilities and equipment totaling $1,500 per residential unit and leaving in the language 6.2 paragraph 2 and 3 and the upfront contribution of 6.4.

Ed Bishop seconded.

 

Sally Devlin stated that to delete 1.1 was not put in the motion.

 

Chairman Billman and Laurayne Murray assured Sally that it would be taken care of.

 

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It passed 5-0.    

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION CONCERNING A RECOMMENDATION TO THE NYE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGARDING TOWN RELATED ISSUES IN THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR ADAVEN MANAGEMENT, INC.; GVT INVESTMENTS, LLC; CO.; INSIGHT HOLDINGS, LLC; HAFEN FAMILY LTD; HHH INVESTMENTS, LLC.  MARK DUNFORD/TOWN MANAGER

 

Dave Richards explained that he and members of the Town Board had a meeting with Mark Dunford early in the day regarding the agreement.  He stated that they have agreed to disagree.  He explained that what the Town is asking for and what they are willing to give is a world apart.  It is his recommendation that the fees requested by the Town be recommended to Nye County Board of Commissioners.

 

Paul Willis said that he appreciates and respects Mr. Dunford’s position and he hopes that he can appreciate and respect their position.  He moved to resend his motion of June 28th 2005 to recommend to the Nye County Board of Commissioners to amend, revise, or renegotiate the America West Development agreement to include the Town of Pahrump’s proposal of $1,000 per unit, ¾ acre foot of water rights per three acres being developed, 5 acres dedicated for a fire station, or other Town facilities at the Town’s discretion, and $750,000 for construction of a fire station and or public facilities at the Town’s discretion. 

 

After some discussion Paul amended his motion to the following.

 

He moved to recommend that the Nye County Board of Commissioners amend, revise, or renegotiate the America West Development agreement to include the Town of Pahrump’s proposal to require the following fees to as a minimum condition in that agreement.  $300 for water rights, $400 for Parks and facilities, $300 for Public facilities and equipment, $500 for Fire EMS facilities and equipment totaling $1,500 per residential unit.  He stated that this would supersede their previous proposal of June 28th 2005. 

 

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

 

Sally Devlin asked that they remember 1.1.  She also thanked the board for the map that was in the paper.  She stated that they did a good job.

 

Mark Dunford thanked Mr. Richards, Mr. Johnson, and Mr. Willis and he said he felt they had a good meeting although they were not able to see eye to eye.  He mentioned that he did up his offer, but he did not want to go into it at that time.  He again thanked the members of the Board.

 

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING MATCH GRANT FROM TOWN ROOM TAX FUND FOR RADIO ADVERTISEMENTS ON THE HIGHWAY STATION AND THEIR HIGHWAY COUNTRY STATION TO PROMOTE THE WILD WEST EXTRAVAGANZA, FALL FESTIVAL AND POW WOW.  MATCH GRANT AMOUNT IS $5,980.00-  KARI FRILOT/ED BISHOP

 

Kari Frilot requested match grant from the Town to help promote tourism in Pahrump.

 

Ed Bishop made a motion to supply the match grant funds $5980 for advertising on the Highway Country radio stations to come from the Tourism account.

 

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

 

Chairman Billman called for the question.  It carried 5-0.

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING MATCHING GRANT FROM TOWN ROOM TAX FUND FOR NEVADA MAGAZINE ADVERTISEMENTS IN THEIR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2005 ISSUES AND ISSUES IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2006 FOR $4,011.00- KARI FRILOT/ED BISHOP

 

Ed Bishop made a motion to approve the match grant fund for $4,011 for advertisement in Nevada Magazine from the Room Tax fund. 

 

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

 

Chairman Billman called for the question.  It carried 5-0.

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING TRUCK ROUTE STUDY PARTICIPATION AND APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURE NOT TO EXCEED $20,000 FROM STATE GAS TAX REVENUES

 

Dave Richards stated back in August or September of last year there was a problem with truck traffic in Calvada Unit #1 on the south end, mainly Gamebird and Malibu Street, the area encompassed by Homestead and Hwy 160.  The traffic has resulted in a proposed Truck Route Study for the entire Town.  He explained that the study would involve a review of the road system, the existing pavement conditions, traffic counts, collision analysis, a review of existing travel patterns, stake holder meetings and residents, interviews, and a final document would result recommending truck routes, and strategies on how to mitigate problem areas with trucks in the Valley.  He stated that the cost quoted will be about $40,000 and that the price will be shared three ways.  He recommended authorizing participation with Nye County in the Truck Route study as proposed at a cost to exceed $20,000 with funding from the State Gas Tax revenues. 

 

Ed Bishop made a motion to approve.

 

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion.

 

Laurayne Murray asked the Town Manager if he had discussed this with Mr. Sansom Yao, and what he suggestion is.

 

Dave Richards replied that he got a copy of the proposal from Mr. Yao. 

 

Laurayne Murray asked who was the third party that was going to help pay for the study.  Nye County, the Town, and who?

 

Dave Richards said that he believed that Mr. Yao had identified a grant source.

 

Laurayne Murray asked what impact would this have on the master plan.

 

Dave Richards stated that the master plan will be taken into consideration when developing the routes. 

 

Chairman Billman called for the vote.  It carried 5-0.      

 

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Dave Richards stated that there are a number of items that will be dropped off and presented at the next Town Board meeting.  He announced that work does continue on the fire engine sent to Phoenix for renovation.  The Fire Chief recently returned from an inspection, and a July delivery date is expected.  The Ladder truck may not be delivered until November or December.  There was no joint Board of Commissions, Town Board conducted in May or June.  There is one tentatively scheduled for July 28th, a request for agenda items was sent out.  The MAP economic development projects are underway.  The MetroNets representatives were here, nothing new to report about them.  The Pool auto feed chemical system has been installed, and is performing well.  The Forestry Service is initiating a Westside public access planning effort.  Dave stated that he met with representatives from the Forestry service last week who indicated the process will take 6-8 months.  A Youth Program planning effort is underway in conjunction with Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America.  Tom Metscher of the County’s Juvenile Probation program is leading the project.  A building is proposed in the Town Office area that will require Town participation.  Dave mentioned that he is going to be attending an Energy Communities Alliance program in Las Alamos and will not be here the rest of the week.  Also the joint meeting in Beatty on July 16th has been cancelled, and it has been rescheduled for August 8th

 

Paul Willis stated that he had a couple requests.  He asked that a policy for events be developed, so that all the wrinkles get rubbed out for everyone having events at the Town facilities.  He would also like to have a proclamation thanking the BLM and the Department of Forestry and the Nye County Emergency Services for their cooperation in fighting our brush fires.  He stated that by doing this it might make it easier to get continuing cooperation in the future.

 

Dave Richards asked if Mr. Willis would like a letter.

 

Paul Willis responded that a letter of appreciation would work.

 

Ron Johnson said that the Federal Forest service should be included also. 

 

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

 

Paul Willis addressed an article in the Paper about the Fall Festival.  He stated that there were some inaccuracies in the article.  He said that the Fall Festival Committee is well aware of it and they are resolving the conflict.  He also stated that they need a lot of volunteers. 

 

Ron Johnson mentioned the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Board is doing excellent work.      

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

 

  1. action – approval of town vouchers
  2. action – approval of town board meeting minutes of  June 28, 2005

 

Ed Bishop moved to approve consent agenda items A and B.

 

Paul Willis seconded the motion.

 

Chairman Billman called for the question.  It carried 5-0.

 

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING CLOSURE OF MEETING PURSUANT TO NRS 241.030(2) AND 288.220(1-4) FOR PURPOSES OF CONFERRING WITH THE TOWN’S MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING LABOR NEGOTIATIONS, ISSUES AND OTHER PERSONNEL MATTERS.  TOWN MANAGER

 

Ed Bishop moved to close the meeting to the public.

 

Laurayne Murray seconded the motion. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Richard Billman adjourned the meeting.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Laurayne Murray, Clerk

 

Pahrump Town Board Meeting

July 12, 2005

 

cc:           Town Clerk                                                                            

            Cristina Hinds

Nye County Treasurer                                                            

Dan McArthur                                               

Town Board                                                   

            Nye County Planning                        

            Nye County Commissioners                          

            Nye County Clerk

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