Agendas & Minutes


July 14, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
July 14, 2009

 


Agenda


1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)

4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)

6.    Discussion and possible decision of approving the Agreement for Professional Services between the Town of Pahrump and G.C. Wallace, Inc. (Action)

7.    Discussion and presentation of Recycling Program/Efforts by Pahrump Valley Disposal. (Non-Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision of awarding RFP 2009-03: Incorporation Feasibility Analysis for the Town of Pahrump to Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. (EPS) of Berkeley, California for $36,750.00. (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision on creating the 2009-2010 Goals and Performance Objectives. (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision of changing by-laws for all advisory boards by changing Article III “Membership”, Section A to read Two (2) alternates instead of One (1) alternate. (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding update of by-laws of the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board. (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision regarding reconsideration of Grant for the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council Funds of $3,500.—to promote a contest designed to gain community input on the Town of Pahrump Branding Plan from 6/23/09 meeting. (Action)

13.    Discussion and possible decision regarding alternate location, or cancellation of Town Board meetings scheduled for September 22 (Fall Festival), November 24 (Thanksgiving), and December 22 (Christmas), 2009.  (Action)


14.    Discussion and possible decision Consent agenda items: (Action)

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of June 23, 2009.

15.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)

16.    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). (Non-Action)

17.    Adjournment.




A quorum of Advisory Board members may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

Any member of the public who wishes to speak during public comment or on an agenda item, at the appropriate time, will be limited to three (03) minutes.

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.

This notice and agenda has been posted on or before 9:00 a.m. on the third working day before the meeting at the following locations:
PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, TOWN ANNEX, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 


Minutes


PRESENT:     Town Board
            Nicole Shupp
            Bill Dolan
            Vicky Parker
            Frank Maurizio    
            Mike Darby
               Staff:    Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
            Bret Meich, Attorney
            Matt Luis, Buildings and Grounds Manager
            Scott Lewis, Fire Chief

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Nicole Shupp called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.
Mrs. Parker read the guidelines for prohibited behavior.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)
Bill Dolan asked the attorney for an opinion as to whether this item is an action or non-action item.

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Mike Darby reported that the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board reviewed their by-laws and recommendations will be heard on an agenda item later in this meeting.
Frank Maurizio reported that the Incorporation Advisory Board met on July 13 and their next meeting is scheduled for August 10.
Bill Dolan reported that the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board reviewed the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) at their last meeting and should be brought before the Town Board for adoption in the near future.
Vicky Parker reported that the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council has finalized their Grant application forms and will be brought before the Town Board at the next meeting.

4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
No report.

5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
None


6.    Discussion and possible decision of approving the Agreement for Professional Services between the Town of Pahrump and G.C. Wallace, Inc. (Action)
Nicole Shupp reported that a meeting was held with Town Staff and G.C. Wallace, Inc. (Mike Ross) on July 1, 2009 to discuss an agreement for professional services.  

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the agreement for professional services between the Town of Pahrump and G.C. Wallace, Inc. and to get the three projects on the back burner going as soon as possible, preferably by the end of the week.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

7.    Discussion and presentation of Recycling Program/Efforts by Pahrump Valley Disposal. (Non-Action)
John Shea of Pahrump Valley Disposal gave a presentation of the current and future recycling program for Pahrump.  Mr. Shea stated it was understood that the Town gave the approval to move forward, and is currently working with the County.  They will return with a final plan for Board approval when they are through the arrangement process.  

Mike Darby asked about the cost increase to the public.  Mr. Shea replied that any of the programs would come at a cost.  Frank Maurizio asked if the presented facility is what would be used.  John Shea replied that it is a general description.  Vicky Parker asked if there were a timeline for the project.  Mr. Shea replied that something could come back to the Board by the end of the year.  

Tom Waters, Don Rust, Harold Boggess, Tim Lockinger, and Dave Stevens commented.  Mr. Shea responded to their questions.

Mike Darby asked if one-sided street pickup had been considered.  Mr. Shea explained that with cooperation, he would consider it.

Patty Grubbs, Sean Brooks, Michelle Taylor, Bud Von Weller, and Kenny Bent also commented.

Vicky Parker added that recycling will extend the life of the landfill.

8.    Discussion and possible decision of awarding RFP 2009-03: Incorporation Feasibility Analysis for the Town of Pahrump to Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. (EPS) of Berkeley, California for $36,750.00. (Action)
Nicole Shupp explained that two proposals were received. One from Economic & Planning systems, Inc. (EPS) for $36,750.00  and one from TischlerBise for $69,830.00.  Both proposals have been reviewed by the RP 2009-03 review committee and have contacted references.  The Incorporation Advisory Board recommended bringing the EPS proposal to the Town Board.

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the RFP 2009-03, Incorporation Feasibility Analysis for the Town of Pahrump from EPS of Berkeley, California for $36,750.00.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Comments were heard from Cora Bishop, Harley Kulkin, Tim Lockinger, Dave Stevens, Sean Brooks, Darce Wilson, Tom Waters, Will Gent, Charlie Gronda, and Patty Grubbs.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.

9.    Discussion and possible decision on creating the 2009-2010 Goals and Performance Objectives. (Action)
Nicole Shupp read what is expected by the Town Board according to the Town Manager Policy regarding Goals and Objectives.   

Bill Dolan motioned to set the 2009-2010 goals and performance objectives for the Town.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Bret Meich asked for clarification regarding which goals and objectives would be considered.  All Board members replied that heir attached backup is the intended Goals & Performance Objectives.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

10.    Discussion and possible decision of changing by-laws for all advisory boards by changing Article III “Membership”, Section A to read Two (2) alternates instead of One (1) alternate. (Action)
Vicky Parker explained that it seems that when an advisory board loses a member that is comes in multiples.  She asked that the by-laws be changed to include 2 alternates instead of one to insure quorums are met.

Vicky Parker motioned to amend the by-laws of all the advisory boards to change the number of alternates from one to two.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Vicky Parker asked for clarification from the attorney when an alternate is able to vote; when a member is absent or when there is a need to make a quorum.  Mr. Meich stated it was okay either way. Bill Kohbarger said there is a need to have all the advisory boards act in the same manner.  Mrs. Parker expressed her opinion that alternates should be able to vote in the absence of a regular member to keep them involved.  Bret Meich suggested rescinding the motion and restate.

The previous motion and second were withdrawn.

Vicky Parker motioned to revise the by-laws of the advisory boards changing the number of alternates from one to two, and also allowing the alternates to vote in the absence of a regular member.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Bob Irving commented

Vote passed 5 – 0.

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding update of by-laws of the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board. (Action)
Mike Darby explained the changes requested by the Advisory Board. There was discussion regarding the changes in grammar and numeration.  Mr. Darby asked that staff make the appropriate corrections.  Discussion continued on the continuity of by-laws for all advisory boards.  

Bill Dolan motioned to send the by-laws back to the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board, have them make the changes and get with staff to have them in the same order as the rest of the advisory boards and bring back to the Town Board if need be.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

John Pawlak asked about changes to the alternates.  Bill Kohbarger replied that it was taken care of in the previous item that there will be 2 alternates.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

12.    Discussion and possible decision regarding reconsideration of Grant for the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council (PTCC) Funds of $3,500.—to promote a contest designed to gain community input on the Town of Pahrump Branding Plan from 6/23/09 meeting. (Action)
Chairman Shupp explained that this item was being brought back due to a non-vote (2-1) at the last meeting.  

Mike Darby said he would like to see the amount escalated by a much higher amount giving back to the community.  He said he would like to have a small monetary donation made to anyone filling out the contest form.  It would be providing stimulus to the community.

Bill Dolan said he asked that this item be brought back because the Board approved the PTCC to bring tourism to our Town. Due to the non-vote at the last meeting he wanted to provide tools to PTCC to be able to succeed.  Mr. Dolan said he would agree with Mr. Darby’s suggestion to increase the amount to bring the best branding possible for Tourism.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the grant for the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council, funds of $3,500.00 to promote the contest design to gain community input for the branding plan.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Tim Lockinger (PTCC) thanked the board for bringing this back.  He explained how they plan to make the Town more well-known.  In order to put together an advertising campaign they must have a central theme.  With the local input, Mr. Lockinger felt that a brand that will suit the Town and one that will allow for marketing Pahrump to the outside world.

Comments were heard from Dave Stevens, Darce Wilson, and Jean Maxfield.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.
13.    Discussion and possible decision regarding alternate location, or cancellation of Town Board meetings scheduled for September 22 (Fall Festival), November 24 (Thanksgiving), and December 22 (Christmas), 2009.  (Action)
Vicky Parker motioned to hold the September 22 meeting at the Town Annex, and having one meeting in November and December being the second Tuesday of the month.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

14.    Discussion and possible decision Consent agenda items: (Action)

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of June 23, 2009.

Frank Maurizio motioned to approve consent items a and b.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

15.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
None

16.    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). (Non-Action)
Harley Kulkin commented on Douglas County people, bringing people to the meetings, and childlike behavior.
Carolene Endersby commended the Board for the well run meeting and participation on advisory boards.
Bob Irving commented about Town Board members attending community events and giving the public more time for public comment.
Stephanie Lopez thanked the citizens for their support in her efforts and urged the commissioners and board members to listen to the public.
Michael McNerny commented on concerns regarding the agenda regarding the Town Manager and the Recalls R Us website.
Dave Stevens commented regarding a safe community.
Vern Van Winkle thanked Mr. Kohbarger for what he has done for Channel 41.
Art Jones commented regarding recalls, and ability to satisfy everyone, and the Regional Planning Commission being hard on small businesses.
Pamela Mason spoke about wanting more business in our community and Pahrump needs to be progressive.
Butch Clendenon commented on freedoms.  
Louie DeCanio stated he is not for or against anybody, but has not seen anything accomplished. The Town needs to bring in more business.
Larry Sanford commented on Recalls R Us person being trespassed.
Tim Lockinger spoke on rights of citizens stating his agreement with some CCSC issues and disagreements with some as well. He stated that where they have gone has become hurtful to the Town.
Bud Von Weller commented that a radio show was one sided.
Marijo Conway spoke about the Town logo of a new and better future.
Ron Chichoroski commented on the PA system.
Bruce Calley commented on the petition collected by Stephanie Lopez and reported details regarding signatures on the petition.
Jim Rosen stated that more signatures regarding Mr. Kohbarger were turned in and asked to see the petition turned in by the other group.
Joanna Laina spoke in support of Stephanie Lopez and Bill Kohbarger, and does not want to be a part of the silent majority any longer.
Tom Zuccaro commented on the character of Mr. Kohbarger and his credentials.
Will Gent thanked the Board for its volunteer time.  Mr. Gent spoke about Mr. Kohbarger’s contract.  He is glad that Mr. Kohbarger is here.
Lu Komorowski spoke about the process of hiring, and railroading is wrong.

Nicole Shupp noted that Charlie Gronda was last in line for public comment and will close at that point.

George Gingell commented regarding petitions.  
Charlie Gronda spoke in support of Mr. Kohbarger.

17.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board

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