Agendas & Minutes


July 21, 2007 - SPECIAL MEETING - “WORKSHOP”

SPECIAL MEETING - “WORKSHOP”
PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD
TOWN ANNEX
270 N. Highway 160
Saturday, July 21, 2007, 9:00 AM

 


Agenda

1.    Call to Order  

2.    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).

3.    Discussion and decision regarding proposed PTO #62 prohibiting noise disturbances caused by human activities, human electronic and mechanical artifacts. Town Board

4.    Discussion and decision regarding strategic planning, and goals & objectives for Town Manager, and matters properly related thereto. Town Board.  

5.    Adjournment

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

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

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Minutes

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

Call to Order  

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

    None

Discussion and decision regarding proposed PTO #62 prohibiting noise disturbances caused by human activities, human electronic and mechanical artifacts.

    Member McDonald stated he sponsored PTO #62 in response to complaints    received from the public and the intent was to target useless noise.   He         recommended the Board review the ordinance for changes and submit a draft to     the Town Attorney for review before the first reading at a regularly scheduled     Town Board meeting.  

    Member McDonald recommended the acceptable construction times be modified    to read one hour prior to sunrise and one hour after sunset.  He recommended     against using    the decibel meter for noise level measurement.  He also     recommended deleting the word     “fire alarm” from #10.  Member Shupp was     opposed to #4, #5, and #9.  Chairperson Murray stated the purpose of this     meeting was to gather information and receive public comment.   

    Pete Wallace, Pahrump Valley Speedway, requested an extension on #4 from 10    PM to 12 AM on Friday and Saturday nights.   Richard Lee complained about     boom box stereos and stated this was a huge problem in his neighborhood.      Jane Schmidt stated loud music was a problem, including the offensive     language, and cited dirt bikes as a disturbance.  Johnnie Walker stated noisy     engines were a problem and opposed any requirement to sign a noise complaint.      Art Jones spoke in favor of extended hours for the speedway.  Vicky Parker     thanked Member McDonald for his extensive research and recommended adding     a definition that prohibited yelling, hollering and shouting.  Eloise Pennington     stated the Sheriff’s Office had not solved her issues with neighborhood animals     and loud music was a problem.  

    Member McDonald read letters in favor of a noise ordinance from Shirl Holt,    Jeanne Halsey-Haddox, Vivian L. Owen, and Charlotte Stephens.  Member     Sprouse stated he had received a comment regarding agricultural noises such as     farm equipment.  Member McDonald stated noises that are associated with     industry and business are not useless and do not constitute a disturbance.      Chairperson Murray read a comment from John Koenig which asked for “useless     sound” to be     defined and spoke against the ordinance.  She added Laura     Billman requested the Board extend the quiet hour past 6 PM.

    The Town Board agreed the revisions were as follows:
•    Delete item #4
•    Change item #6 from “6 AM to 8 PM” to “one hour prior to sunrise and one hour after sunset”.
•    Add a provision to item #7 that would include posting signage within 100 yards of a quiet zone.
•    Delete the hours listed on #8 and add “one hour prior to sunrise and one hour after sunset”.
•    Add the hours of “9 PM to 7 AM” to #9.
•    Add a “yelling, hooting, and shouting” definition.
•    Delete the word “fire alarm” from #10.
•    Change the penalty on the first violation to a warning at the discretion of the officer.  

    Member McDonald agreed to meet with staff and legal to prepare the proposed    ordinance.

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting for a break at 11:04 AM and resumed    the meeting at 11:15 AM.

Discussion and decision regarding strategic planning, and goals & objectives for Town Manager, and matters properly related thereto.

    Chairperson Murray stated each Board Member submitted goals and    objectives.  The Town Manager reviewed and discussed the information     with the Board.  The following goals and objectives were established:
    
1.    Implement a back up training program.  Designate a back up employee to be trained in the primary employee’s critical job duties.  Includes the administrative staff (Human Resources Assistant, Financial Assistant, Customer Service, and Business License Technicians). To be completed June 30, 2008.
2.    Desk manuals which include critical elements of each of five (5) administrative positions (listed above).  To be completed June 30, 2008.
3.    Schedule a special Town Board meeting for the Town Board to identify issues with the Personnel Policy Manual, Town Manager Policy Manual, and Town Board Policy Manual and schedule a review with Beller and Associates.  To be completed December 31, 2007 (depending on the availability of Beller and Associates)
4.    Correct deficiencies reported by Daniel C. McArthur, CPA in his Management Letter issued in conjunction with his Audit Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006.  To be completed June 30, 2008.
5.    Internal newsletter for Town employees to inform them about the Town operations and informal news.  To be completed on a trial basis for six months.  
6.    Deliver a comprehensive plan to the Town Board for a Town recycle program.  To be delivered June 30, 2008.
7.    Deliver a comprehensive plan to the Town Board for a public transportation program.  To be delivered June 30, 2008.
8.    Deliver a comprehensive plan for staffing PVFRS to appropriate levels (defined by the PVFRS Capital Improvement Plan), to include funding options.  To be completed June 30, 2008.
9.    Prepare for Pahrump’s participation in the 2010 Census and designate a staff member to attend updates.  To be evaluated June 30, 2008.
10.    Prepare a comprehensive package for new building projects to include; a process to identify a new project, method of contact with the person responsible for the project, and a method to determine fees.  To be delivered October 9, 2007.
11.    Prepare a comprehensive communications package for internal and public information sharing to be presented.  To be delivered October 9, 2007
12.    The Town Manager report will be completed on a monthly basis.  
13.    The Town Manager will state, in a public speaking situation, that his opinions are his own and not that of the Town Board.
14.    Develop relevant facts and formulate optional solutions for Town Board consideration based on the Town Board stated objectives.  Demonstrate focus on long range goal planning with the board and implementing the priorities and policies set by the Board, as described in job description.
15.    Goals should be documented and provided to the Board within one (1) week following their development.  Monitoring and status reports should be provided.
16.    The Town Manager will provide back up to support budget decisions.  Budgeting will reflect the goals and priorities set by the Town Board.
17.    The Town Manager will provide responses to requests for public information and documents within 3 days.
18.    The Town Manager will ensure that any back up material submitted by persons, including Town Board members, is thorough and complete particularly in regard to requests for funding.
19.    Provide to Town Board members copies of pertinent portions of past Fire and Rescue study materials as requested by Town Board members for their individual review prior to placement on an agenda for public reading and discussion.

    The Town Managers current list of projects is as follows:

1.    Develop an “Affordable Housing” policy for Town Board Consideration.
2.    Complete “Brothel Fee” agreement with Nye County.
3.    Complete emergency generator installation for fire station, community center and town office.
4.    Develop designated cemetery site for veterans and update Cemetery ordinance to in part allow for veteran burials in designated site.
5.    Complete Community Center roof and exterior re-model project.
6.    Prepare policy recommendation for consumer fireworks shooting site.  Obtain site approval if necessary.
7.    Complete Field C Park lighting project.
8.    Complete Kellogg Road fire station construction.
9.    Recycle existing Kellogg Road station as Buildings and Grounds facility.
10.    Obtain BLM approval for Last Chance Park project.
11.    Complete ordinance codification project.
12.    Refurbish public restrooms as Petrack Park/Community Center.
13.    Complete pool deck replacement project.
14.    Complete revisions to Solid Waste Ordinance and Pahrump Valley Disposal franchise agreement.
15.    Complete Truck Route Ordinance with Nye County.
16.    Complete water/sewer utility appraisal if necessary.

    Member Rust motioned to approve the Town Manager goals and    objectives as reviewed and revised.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.
    
Adjournment

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 2:25 p.m.

    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

There is no backup posted for this meeting.