Agendas & Minutes


July 13, 2004

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
JULY 13, 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” regarding people, events, awards, celebrations or occasions that reflects positively for those within the community.

6.    Presentation by Nevada League of Cities (NLC) of 2005 Legislative Package.  NLC Representative

7.    Presentation of the Adequate Public Facilities Master Plans and Ordinance.  TriCore

8.    Discussion, action and decision regarding appointment of Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service Task Force.  Town Board

9.    First reading of amendment to the Business License Ordinance – PTO #35 – Prescribing further enforcement provisions. Town Board
 
10.    Town Manager’s Report.

11.    Advisory Board Reports.

12.    Report on State Land Use Planning Advisory Council (SLUPAC) meeting.  Jim Petell

13.    Discussion, action and decision regarding appointment of liaison member to the Southern Nevada Conservation District.  Jim Petell

14.    Discussion, action and decision regarding economic development services agreement between MAP and the Town of Pahrump.  Town Manager


15.    Discussion, action and decision regarding advertising for July 4, 2005 Pyrotechnics contractor.  Charlotte LeVar

16.    Third reading and discussion, action and decision regarding Pahrump Town Ordinance – PTO #45 – Portions of the Uniform Fire Code concerning fires, hazardous materials, and explosions. Town Board

17.    Discussion, action and decision regarding signage for sisterhood with Carlsbad, New Mexico.  Jeanna Howard

18.    Discussion, action and decision regarding appointment of Town Board member to Nye County’s Task Force regarding Developer Agreement.  Paula Glidden

19.    Discussion, action and decision regarding committee appointment to negotiate employment agreement with Town Manager.  Richard Billman

20.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Cost of Living Allowance for non-contractual employees for 2004-05.  Town Manager

21.    Appointment of voucher signing committee.  Paula Glidden

22.    Discussion only regarding Joint Town Board meeting sponsored by Amargosa Valley Town Advisory Board on September 11, 2004 in Beatty.  Charlotte LeVar

23.    Consent Agenda Items:

A.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action – approval of Special Town Board meeting of June 14, 2004.
C.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting of June 22, 2004.
D.    Action – approval of Special Town Board meeting of June 24, 2004

24.    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

PRESENT:                        ABSENT:
Paula Glidden                        Ed Bishop
Richard Billman
Charlotte LeVar
Jeanna Howard

CALL TO ORDER

Paula Glidden called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.  Ms. Glidden welcomed all in attendance.  

DISCUSSION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

Paula Glidden asked that Item #15 (Discussion, action and decision regarding advertising for July 4, 2005 Pyrotechnics contractor.) be removed at this time.  

There were no objections to this change.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Paula Glidden announced that Ed Bishop will be absent approximately 8 – 10 weeks.  Ms. Glidden said she would be making some substitutions in his absence.  Paula Glidden appointed Mr. Billman back to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board as liaison on a temporary basis.  Regarding the Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Task Force, Ms. Glidden noted that a further discussion would take place when that item is reached.  

Charlotte LeVar announced the following:

On July 19, at 6:45 p.m. there will be a special meeting of the Town Board in the Community Center regarding the PVFRS Task Force members;   
A Special Joint Town Board and Advisory Board meeting will be held on July 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hall;
Fall Festival Vendor Committee is scheduled to meet on July 16 at 9:00 a.m. in the Annex;
Commissioners Cox and Trummell will hold their pre agenda workshop on July 17 at 9:00 a.m. in Room B;
Regional Transportation Commission is scheduled to meet on July 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Room A;
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the Hall to discuss ballot questions;
Fairgrounds Advisory Board is scheduled to meet on July 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Room A;
Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board will meet on July 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Annex;
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting on July 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Annex;
A Social Security representative will be in Pahrump on July 27 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in Room B.
A workshop concerning Land Use Laws is scheduled for July 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hall

Sally Devlin announced that the Pahrump Arts Council meets each third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center.  Ms. Devlin announced an invitation to view the new art exhibit at the courthouse and at the library.  Toastmasters meet on the July 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Dr. Duek’s office.

Jim Petell announced that the TriCore the adequate public facilities master plan has scheduled a meeting for the first draft on July 15; on July 16 Jim Talbert will be on Eye on Nye on Channel 41; August 2 will be a meeting for the second draft and all comments on the draft can be forwarded to the Planning Department or to Consensus Planning or TriCore. On August 2 there will be an open house with a Regional Planning Commission (RPC) hearing on August 25.  The County Commissioners will have it on the agenda on September 7 and again on September 21.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Ken Grubb, citizen of Johnnie, commented that he had a complaint regarding information given to the County Commissioners two and one-half weeks ago that will be vital to the people of Pahrump.  Mr. Grubb said he received this information two days ago.  Ken Grubb stated that it is a shame that the Commissioners are hiding things from the public.  

Jeanna Howard asked what the package consists of.  Mr. Grubb stated it was a zoning amendment ordinance.  

Jim Petell asked that this be an announcement.  On July 15 the Development Agreement Task Force of the RPC will meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room B.  Task Force members are members of the community and their purpose is to review existing development agreement ordinance #232.

Jim Petell commented concerning the complaint by Mr. Grubb that Mr. Petell called Mr. Talbert on July 12 asking if the Zoning Amendment Ordinance was issued.  Mr. Talbert responded to Mr. Petell that it was issued two weeks prior on approximately July 1 to the County Commissioners.  

Charlie Anzalone commented that the Town should dig up the skate park as the kids do not want to go there as it is dangerous and replace it with wood and have someone monitoring it.  
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Sally Devlin commented that she agreed with Mr. Anzalone and the kids say it “sucks.”  

Ms. Devlin commented that she has brought several reports for the Board.  The most important one being the report from NRC which banned the public from the scoping meetings of NRC on spent nuclear fuel from Idaho Falls.  Sally Devlin said she is providing a copy of the report because the people on the Town’s committee never give any reports on Yucca Mountain.  

Paul Willis commented that he agrees with the comments made by Jim Petell regarding the revisions of zoning document that someone dropped the ball on getting the information to the public.  Mr. Willis stated that it is his opinion that the document is uninspired and unimpressive that makes Pahrump like Anyplace, USA.  

Vern Van Winkle commented that the Pahrump visitors and relocation guide is out for the public.  Pahrump, Nevada is opportunity land and people should change their focus Mr. Van Winkle stated.

“GOOD NEWS” REGARDING PEOPLE, EVENTS, AWARD, CELEBRATIONS OR OCCASIONS THAT REFLECTS POSITIVELY FOR THOSE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

Charlotte LeVar stated that the Town Manager has a heart as he rescued a seven year old black Great Dane named Samson.  

Jeanna Howard announced that Paula Elefante is a member of the Preferred RV Park Board of Directors.  This group has offered to the Town 50 barbeques for our parks and will be installed at their cost.  

Ms. Howard announced that volunteers produced approximately $1,400 to be shared between Fall Festival and PVFRS at the July 4th Freedom Festival.  

PRESENTATION BY NEVADA LEAGUE OF CITIES (NLC) OF 2005 LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE

Nancy Howard, NLC representative, presented a few items, the first being the 2005 Legislative Compact.  Nancy Howard stated that this document contains legislative issues that will be dealt with during the 2005 session that are not included in the NLC package.  The Compact covers issues such as government operation, and economic development.  Nancy Howard asked the Town Board review each of the items and take action before the October NLC conference in Boulder City so action may be taken on them at the conference.  Nancy Howard noted that NLC began working on the package in November 2003 which began with 21 bills and ended with 7.  

The first item of concern is regarding Prevailing Wage which is a carryover from the 2003 session.  It passed in the Senate but was killed in the Assembly and NLC will be taking it back in
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2005.  The intent is to increase the limit for public works projects subject to prevailing wage from $100,000 to $300,000 in counties below 100,000 in population.  

Nancy Howard continued with explaining the next item, removing universal energy charge from public utilities, does not affect the Town of Pahrump and is also a carryover from 2003 session.  This does impact three public utilities in three cities, Boulder City, Caliente and Fallon.  

The next item is to enable cities by ordinance to create designated ATV routes to access non urban areas along city streets.  Nancy Howard explained that this gives more local control to the cities and municipalities.  

Nancy Howard explained that the next item is a clean up of NRS 266 which does not specifically impact Pahrump.  

The fifth item concerns public property.  Nancy Howard explained that this item concerns enabling language to allow Library Districts to sell/swap/transfer district property which they are not able to do at this time.  

The next item is to add language to allow for voter registration as specific location, not necessarily the clerk’s office.  This would make voter registration more accessible.  

The final item is to enable certain charter cities to determine the dates of municipal elections.  Nancy Howard explained that NLC carried a bill last session to allow general law cities to change their dates to the November election and this year there are three cities that wish to do this.  

Charlotte LeVar asked about the enabling cities by ordinance to create designated ATV routes to access non urban areas along city streets.  Mrs. LeVar explained that at this time Pahrump is having a dust problem and ATV’s, dirt bikes are a part of the problem.  Mrs. LeVar asked if NLC will include language in this document for problem areas.  Nancy Howard replied that language would be added to the statute that the local jurisdiction could implement if they so choose.  

Nancy Howard announced that the Annual Conference is scheduled for October and packets on how to register should be sent to the Board within the next two weeks.  

PRESENTATION OF THE ADEQUATE PUBLIC FACILITES MASTER PLANS AND ORDINANCE

Jim Talbert of TriCore Engineering reported that the master plan is complete and have now completed the zoning ordinance.  Mr. Talbert said their original contract read that the Adequate Public Facilities (APF) should go the same time as the zoning ordinance.  They were distributed the same day, March 4.  Jim Talbert stated it was quite obvious that the Town was on
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information overload.  Because people were so consumed by the zoning ordinance, no one looked through the Adequate Public Facilities information.  Mr. Talbert said they let it lay until the zoning ordinance was passed so proper attention could be placed on the APF and that is where they are today.  The master plan and ordinance was distributed on March 4 which is a 70 page document is made up of five parts.  The first four parts are master plans for adequate public facilities.  These include facilities provided to the public such as streets and highways, sewer, water, flood control.  Traffic counts were done at major intersections in Pahrump to find out what the level of traffic is and how it concerns flood control, etc.  TriCore then took the master plan and calculated by land use what the projected traffic would be in fifty years.  The four plans are based on engineering principals.  The fifth section is the APF Ordinance.  This provides for the implementation of the master plans.  The intent of the ordinance is that new development takes place in accordance with the Pahrump Regional Planning District Master Plan in order to insure that adequate public facilities and services are available concurrently with the completion of the proposed new development.  To summarize, Mr. Talbert said new development needs to pay their way.  This APF Ordinance is implemented to make new development pay their fair share.  New development should not take care of the sins of the past, but impacts can be addressed.  In this ordinance there are things which are addressed such as fire, police, parks and recreation, water, sewer, streets and highways.  Jim Talbert said this ordinance will be one of the tools that can be used within the Pahrump Regional Planning District to address new development.  Tools available would be things such as the ordinance, and development agreement.  Mr. Talbert noted that a task force meeting is scheduled for July 15, at 2:00 p.m. which will be an open meeting where they will be looking at modifying the existing development agreement.  The County has one already in place but it needs to be modified which is the purpose of the task force.  Jim Talbert stated that many people have talked about impact fees.  The State of Nevada is very specific on what impact fees can or cannot be used for.  There are also many restrictions on impact fees but is another tool that can and will be used as this is moved forward.  Mr. Talbert explained that an APF leads to a Capital Improvements Plan.  Typically, impact fees are put on building permits.  Jim Talbert noted that comments will be taken on the first draft through July 16 although comments through Thursday could be implemented.  Mr. Talbert suggested focusing comments on the Ordinance which is the last 17 pages.  

Jeanna Howard asked if there is a timeline regarding cost analysis to the community so the people know the financial impact on them for these plans.  Mr. Talbert replied that Consensus Planning currently working on the staffing and implementation plan and a draft should be available in August.  

Jeanna Howard asked where people can get copies of the APF and ordinance.  Jim Talbert replied that two copies were given to the library, two or three copies to Nye County Planning Department, Chamber of Commerce, and some individuals received copies.  Eight copies were given to the Town, County Commissioners, and Regional Planning Commissioners as well.  Ms. Howard said she had asked Mr. Talbert to please put the proposed amendments for the zoning ordinance on the website.  Ms. Howard asked if that had been done.  Commissioners Cox responded that it had.
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DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF PAHRUMP VALLEY FIRE-RESCUE TASK FORCE

Paula Glidden noted that because Mr. Bishop is unable to attend and help Ms. Glidden narrow the field of applicants.  Ms. Glidden suggested a vote for another person tonight, review the letters and make appointments to the task force on July 26.  

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to recommend Mr. Billman and Paula Glidden to be on the selection committee.  Jeanna Howard seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

Paula Glidden noted that the meeting on Monday would be at 6:45 p.m.

FIRST READING OF AMENDMENT TO THE BUSINESS LICENSE ORDINANCE – PTO #35 – PRESCRIBING FURTHER ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS

Charlotte LeVar read the following:

    A FOURTH ACT AMENDING PAHRUMP TOWN ORDINANCE NO. 35 TO ADD
    ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT PROVIS8IONS; REPEALING ALL PROVISIONS
    INCONSISTENT HERETO; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEAL;
    EFFECTIVE DATE; AND OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Dave Richards reported that on July 19 at 6:45 p.m. is when the Town Board will be appointing members to the PVFRS Task Force prior to the Joint Meeting with the Town Advisory Boards.  

Mr. Richards stated that fire and ambulance negotiations continue with meetings scheduled for July 16 and 19 and will look at a closed session to update the Town Board on July 27.  

Dave Richards reported that the Business License Enforcement position job description is being prepared and will be submitted to the Town Board when available.  Advertising will follow.  

Mr. Richards said he has had conversations with Quail Valley Estates engineer representing the developer.  It has been brought to Dave Richards’ attention through the RPC agenda that the developer has requested that the RPC continue any action on his request.  Mr. Richards noted that negotiations with Mr. McVitty were less than fruitful.  This may have played a part in the decision.  Dave Richards stated that he must report to the Town Board regarding the impact and the developer’s willingness to help soften the impact of their development.  


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Dave Richards stated that a meeting was held with the Mountain View representatives as noted in the report.  There has been some resolution to the impact that development would have on the community.  Mr. Richards said that when the discussions are placed in writing he will provide a report to the Town Board.  

Mr. Richards noted that the next meeting with Beller and Associates to conduct goals and objectives workshop will be July 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the Town Annex.  This workshop is for Town Board members and Town staff.  

Dave Richards asked that the Board take note of the scope of meetings and organizations that had events which he attended over the past two weeks.  

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

Paula Glidden noted that there will be an overview of the advisory board in the meeting on July 19.  Ms. Glidden encouraged all members and the public to attend this meeting.

Jeanna Howard reported on the trip to Carlsbad, New Mexico as it relates to the Federal Impacts Advisory Board with the County.  Responsibilities were split between Ms. Howard and Mr. Bishop.  Ms. Howard reported that Ed Bishop took some of the tours to get more of a county perspective and she did more on the Town perspective.  Ms. Howard said she met with the Chamber of Commerce of Carlsbad, the fire and rescue, the emergency services hazmat, and City staff.  Jeanna Howard noted that many of the conversations were short with a lot of information.  Ms. Howard said she has requested budgets of the community, statistics on their emergency services, and statistics from the Chamber of Commerce.  Jeanna Howard reported that she presented the Proclamation on behalf of the Town of Pahrump.  Ms. Howard said that one thing asked was what Pahrump can do for them.  Jeanna Howard replied that because of the impact of the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) there is a collective voice as an additional 30,000 people in a sisterhood relationship that could step us and support them as they would do if called upon.  

Jim Petell reported that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met with Mr. Petell and Matt Luis reviewed Simkins Park and Blosser Park.  There was discussion regarding the parks.  The next meeting of Parks and Recreation Advisory Board there will be discussion regarding combining Parks and Recreation and Public Lands Advisory Board as one group.  

REPORT ON STATE LAND USE PLANNING ADVISORY COUNCIL (SLUPAC) MEETING

Jim Petell thanked the Town Board for sending him to this meeting.  Mr. Petell said he made a few contacts and enjoyed the Reno area.  The trip was made June 29 – 30.  The SLUPAC meeting was held at the Nevada Department of Wildlife office in Reno.  Skip Canfield, Senior Planner spoke of the draft public lands plan.  Help was offered to any County concerning public
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lands and Bureau of Land Management disposable land for use.  Mr. Petell said he will keep in touch with Mr. Canfield for the needs of Pahrump.  Also discussed was the open range law.  Rick Nelson, Assistant Director of Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) offered his help to Pahrump concerning the burro problem.  Some information was shared on the fence project on Roadrunner.  The Nevada water law was on the agenda with Hugh Ricci.  County planning issues were on the agenda.  Mr. Bass was in attendance and provided copies of the Pahrump master plan and zoning ordinance.  A field trip to the Truckee River was attended.  Mr. Petell stated that this was his first meeting and would provide minutes to the meeting once they become available.  Jim Petell noted that the personal contacts made at this meeting will help Pahrump concerning water and land uses.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF LIAISON MEMBER TO THE SOUTHERN NEVADA CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Jim Petell explained that the Southern Nye County Conservation District is the correct name.  Mr. Petell noted that they meet every month meeting at Wulfy’s.  The Chairman is Dan Simmons; members include Donna Lamm, Charlie Gronda, Yvonne Youngens along with USDA non voting members. Jim Petell stated that this concerns the conservation of Southern Nye County regarding water, wells, and evasive weeds.   Testing is scheduled for well testing.  Mr. Petell said he has been attending these board meetings for the past five months and feels it is important that the Town become involved in this.  Jim Petell said he feels he can represent the Town in an unbiased manner.  

Paula Glidden asked if there was term length on this appointment.  Jim Petell replied that it would be liaison position until someone else feels they would like to do it. There is no cost to the Town.  

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to appoint Jim Petell as liaison to the Southern Nye County Conservation District.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Sally Devlin commented that she highly recommends Mr. Petell for this position.  Until Pahrump has a health district and legislation to protect towns with no health district Pahrump will be subject to the state.  Ms. Devlin suggested the Town Attorney look into this matter regarding a health district.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN MAP AND THE TOWN OF PAHRUMP

Dave Richards explained that the Board is being asked to approve a proposal for services for economic development with the Management Assistance Partnership.  Mr. Richards stated that they are an arm of the industrial extension program with the University and Community College
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system of Nevada.  Dave Richards noted that the agreement is with the Board of Regents of the above organization.  Mr. Richards said that this group is results oriented and not profit oriented.  There has been $243,000,000 in positive impact for the State of Nevada in industrial manufacturing, construction and mining profits over the last two years.  

Jeanna Howard explained that she and Commissioner Patricia Cox presented, on behalf of Nye County and the Town of Pahrump, met with MAP at a convention and brought them to the Town of Pahrump.  

Dave Richards noted that if the Town of Pahrump is going to have any positive results that this organization is going to be able to help in the area of economic development.  

Mr. Richards explained that MAP has proposed two phases, the first compiling data concerning the area workforce, education system and infrastructure and identifying strengths and weaknesses in enticing industries to Pahrump.  This phase would cost an estimated $6,545 and would not exceed $7,500.  Dave Richards stated that the second phase would involve analyzing the data and identifying specific industries suitable for relocation.  The cost for phase two is $5,100 not to exceed $9,000.  Mr. Richards noted that the two phases would not exceed $16,500.  The subsequent phases of developing an appropriate marketing strategy and implementing the strategy would result from phases one and two.  That phase has not yet been proposed.  If the Town agrees at a later date that it would be fruitful to attempt a marketing strategy.  That is yet to be determines.  Mr. Richards said that the Economic Development Advisory Board will be considering this at their next meeting on July 21.  They are expected to approve funding for the proposal.  

Jeanna Howard asked if it would be prudent for the Town Board to ask MAP for the third phase quote on the planning.  Ms. Howard said some are familiar with MAP and feels it would be uncomfortable to go into a relationship with MAP and they would come back with a tentative cost of nearly $150,000 to put a plan in place.  Jeanna Howard said she would feel more comfortable knowing what the third phase of the planning for marketing would be before venturing into phase one and two.  

Dave Richards replied that he agreed that it would be beneficial but is unsure if MAP can do it at this time as they do not have any of the data.  Mr. Richards said these are not the type of people to take advantage of the Town.  Ms. Howard asked that it be placed on the record that there was dialogue concerning the third phase estimate.  

Mr. Richards stated that the recommendation is to approve the proposed service agreement with MAP in the amount not to exceed $7,500 for phase one and phase two not to exceed $9,000 contingent on funding by the Economic Development Advisory Board.  Dave Richards noted that as an option he would recommend phase one, review the quality of their results and then decide on funding for phase two.  

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Richard Billman Motioned to accept the recommendation as pointed out by the Town Manager.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.  

Paula Glidden stated that in meeting with the MAP people she was excited by the way their inner workers are.  They are not profit driven but they are driven at making the Town a success.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

THIRD READING AND DISCUSSION, ACTIONA ND DECISION REGARDING PAHRUMP TOWN ORDINANCE – PTO #45 – PORTIONS OF THE UNIFORM FIRE CODE CONCERNING FIRES, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, AND EXPLOSIONS

Charlotte LeVar read the title as required.  

Richard Billman Motioned to accept Ordinance PTO #45.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING SIGNAGE FOR SISTERHOOD WITH CARSBAD, NEW MEXICO

Jeanna Howard stated that this is a follow up to the sisterhood proclamation with Carlsbad, New Mexico.  It is protocol that an addendum be added to the entry signage.  

Jeanna Howard Motioned that when the new signage is produced that an addendum to the signage states that we are a sisterhood to Carlsbad, New Mexico.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF TOWN BOARD MEMBER TO NYE COUNTY’S TASK FORCE REGARDING DEVELOPER AGREEMENT

Paula Glidden stated that she would like to see Jeanna Howard move on to the Board based on the fact she is on the RPC.  

Jeanna Howard asked when the meetings would be. Ms. Glidden noted that it was mentioned in the announcements that the meeting would be held August 5 at 2:00 p.m.  Ms. Howard asked Commissioner Cox for a timeline for this task force.  Ms. Cox replied that they are hoping for 60 days to complete.  Jeanna Howard said she would accept the appointment.  

Paula Glidden Motioned to appointed Ms. Howard to the Development Agreement Task Force.
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Dave Richards asked if in the make up of this board if the Town Manager is included.  Commissioner Cox replied that the Town Manager and the Fire Chief are included.  

Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT TO NEGOTIATE EMPLOYMEE AGREEMENT WITH TOWN MANAGER

Richard Billman explained that this originally was intended to include Ed Bishop.  Due to Mr. Bishop’s illness he will not be available.

Charlotte LeVar motioned to have Paula Glidden and Richard Billman look into the negotiation for the employment agreement for the Town Manager.  Jeanna Howard seconded the motion.

Dave Richards commented that it would be helpful if the Town’s Attorney would participate in those meetings.  Paula Glidden replied that she would expect that.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTIONA AND DECISION REGARDING COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE FOR NON-CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES FOR 2004-05

Dave Richards explained that the recommendation is to approve a 3% cost of living (COLA) increase for all non bargaining employees effective July 1, 2004.  Mr. Richards stated that in the past the Town Board has considered COLA wage increases in addition to merit pay increases that are awarded on an individual basis.  Dave Richards asked that the Board understand that the merit pay increases will be handled differently this year then in the past.  They will be based on evaluations and the evaluations will be done in an objective manner.  Mr. Richards stated that not everyone is going to be given the full extent of the merit pay increases that have been budgeted.  They will get merit pay increases based on performance.  Copies of the past minutes for the last three years have been included in the back up both for and against the COLA increases and the Board actions.  The CPI in May 2004 was 3% higher than May of 2003.  The seasonally adjusted rate for the first five months of 2004 was 5.1% with energy and food costs being significantly factors.  A 3% figure for COLA increases was used for budget purposes this year in addition to a percentage for merit increases.  Mr. Richards said it does appear that an increase of 3% is reasonable if the Board is to consider increases.  The proposal is inclusive of non-bargaining unit employees only.  The fire department employees are represented by the IAFF and are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.  Dave Richards said it was his recommendation that the Board approve the 3% COLA wage increases for all non bargaining unit employees effective July 1, 2004.  
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Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve 3% COLA increase.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

APPOINTMENT OF VOUCHER SIGNING COMMITTEE

Paula Glidden appointed Richard Billman, Jeanna Howard, and Paula Glidden to the committee.

Jeanna Howard stated that she has been on the signing committee for almost the whole time on the Town Board and would appreciate it if Charlotte LeVar would continue on the committee.

Paula Glidden accepted that recommendation and appointed Charlotte LeVar, Richard Billman and Paula Glidden for this quarter to sign bills.  

DISCUSSION ONLY REGARDING JOINT TOWN BOARD MEETING SPONSORED BY AMARGOSA VALLEY TOWN ADVISORY BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2004 IN BEATTY

Charlotte LeVar announced that Amargosa Valley wanted to host the next meeting rather than holding it in Pahrump.  Ms. LeVar noted that on September 11, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon there will be a Joint Town Board Meeting in Beatty in their center.  Charlotte LeVar asked that the Town Board members RSVP to Amargosa.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

A.    Action – approval of Town Vouchers
B.    Action – approval of Special Town Board meeting of June 14, 2004
C.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting of June 22, 2004
D.    Action – approval of Special Town board meeting of June 24, 2004

Richard Billman Motioned to approve the Town vouchers and all of the minutes as listed.  Jeanna Howard seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

ADJOURNMENT

Paula Glidden adjourned the meeting.




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Respectfully submitted,



Charlotte LeVar, Clerk



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