Agendas & Minutes


July 24, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
July 24, 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 thanks to Ms. Laurayne Murray, the Town Board, and the Town of Pahrump from Nicholas Price Enterprises in regards to the support of the Cleared Hot! USAF Photographic Exhibition that was held at the Bob Ruud Community Center from the 1st to the 7th July 2007. Grace Price/Don Rust.

6.    Discussion and decision to accept the proposed plan and continue development of the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds/Recreation facility and matters properly related thereto. Al Balloqui/Town Board

7.    Discussion and decision regarding the development of a Water Park/Western Heritage theme town in conjunction with the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds/Recreation facility and matters properly related thereto. Tourism Board/Town Board

8.    Discussion and decision regarding 2007/08 Tourism Advisory Board grant requests in the amounts noted. Tourism Board/Town Manager

9.    Discussion and decision regarding scope of services agreement n with Milestone Entertainment for Pahrump Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Petrac Park. Parks/Recreation Board/Town Manager

10.    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


11.    Discussion and decision regarding offer to sell 33.5 acre feet of water rights at a cost of $13,330.00 or $446,555.00; 2 acre feet at $12,000.00; and 8 acre feet at $13,000.00. Town Manager

12.    Town Manager’s report.

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

•    Special meeting on August 11, 2007 to discuss wastewater management and understanding the need to consolidate treatment options.

14.    Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for June 26, 2007
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for July 6, 2007.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for July 10, 2007.  
•    Action - appointment of Charlie Gronda to the Public Lands Advisory Board.

15.     Adjournment.  

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Minutes


    Present                            Absent
    Laurayne Murray
    John McDonald
    Don Rust
    Nicole Shupp
    Dan Sprouse

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.

    None

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).

    None

Advisory Board reports.

    Member Rust attended the Airport Advisory Board meeting and stated the Board    was waiting for approval from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) authorizing     Aires Consultants, LTD to conduct a soil sampling.
    
    Member Sprouse stated the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board    had begun researching alternate fuels for Town owned vehicles.

Presentation regarding thanks to Ms. Laurayne Murray, the Town Board, and the Town of Pahrump from Nicholas Price Enterprises in regards to the support of the Cleared Hot! USAF Photographic Exhibition that was held at the Bob Ruud Community Center from the 1st to the 7th July 2007.

    Grace Price presented the Town with an original “Cleared Hot” photograph in    appreciation of Town Support of the “Cleared Hot” exhibit.

Discussion and decision to accept the proposed plan and continue development of the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds/Recreation facility and matters properly related thereto.

    Mr. Balloqui presented a slide presentation regarding the proposed plan and    development of the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds/Recreation facility.  He     stated approval of public/private use would involve the process of presenting a     master plan to BLM.  He added a world-class resort would be a “for     profit” entity     with a likely desire of owning the property which would not be possible on BLM     land however, consideration would be given to all proposals.  He added there     was no risk of additional taxes and the development would benefit the     community.       Mr. Balloqui stated the object of Pahrump Amargosa Valley     Economic Development (PAVED) was to increase economic development and     the plans of organization would be presented to the Board.

    The Town Manager recommended approval of a decision to move forward and    the request for a report detailing all items for consideration.

    Harley Kulkin questioned the “for profit” use of BLM land.  Dave Stevens, Karen    Spalding, and Paula Glidden thanked Mr. Balloqui and spoke in favor of the plan.

    Member McDonald motioned to move forward with the fairground project and    Town Board approval of the master plan prior to BLM presentation.

    Member Sprouse seconded.    

    Motion carried 5/0.
    
Discussion and decision regarding the development of a Water Park/Western Heritage theme town in conjunction with the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds/Recreation facility and matters properly related thereto.

    The Town Manager recommended the Board request a proposal from LARC    regarding the need for a master plan.   Mr. Balloqui provided a slide presentation.  

    Harley Kulkin spoke against development of a water park/western heritage theme    town.  Erin Forte spoke in favor of the proposal and additional community     development.  Commissioner Borasky questioned water usage requirements to     maintain a water park.  Mr. Balloqui stated data indicated maintenance of a water     park required less water than maintaining a soccer field.  

    Member Rust motioned to proceed with the possible development of a water    park/western heritage theme town and request a proposal from LARC for the     fairgrounds master plan.

    Member McDonald seconded. 

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding 2007/08 Tourism Advisory Board grant requests in the amounts noted.

    Kari Frilot, representing the Tourism Board and Pahrump Valley Chamber of    Commerce, requested expending funds up to $72,000.00 for various grants.
    She stated numbers 1, 5, and 6 had been deleted and added there was no    duplication in advertising.  

    Byron Wardlaw, Channel 30, questioned the local television advertising    selections.

    Member Rust motioned to approve up to $72,000.00 for the Grant requests    received from the Tourism Advisory Board.
    
    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding scope of services agreement with Milestone Entertainment for Pahrump Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Petrack Park.

    The Town Manager stated movie night had been well received and staff    recommended continuing the event for seven (7) weeks at a cost of $2,000.00     per week from the Parks Room Tax Fund.   He added a winter movie schedule     was a possibility.

    Member Shupp noted the series had been well received by the community and    spoke in favor of approving the expenditures. Keith Froling and Paula Glidden     spoke in favor of the movie series.  Chairperson Murray spoke in favor of the     movie series but, stated her disappointment with the request for funding.

    Member Shupp motioned to approve the scope of services agreement with    Milestone Entertainment for Pahrump Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Petrack     Park with the funding from the Parks Room Tax Fund in the amount of     $14,000.00, excluding the film licensing fees.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.


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.

    The Town Manager stated in 2005 the Town Board designated a Veteran’s    Memorial at Chief Tecopa Cemetery and Support Your Soldiers in Need (SSI)     had expectations of leasing this memorial to facilitate a Veteran’s Memorial     Museum.  He recommended approving the lease agreement with SSI subject to     amendments by the Town Attorney to include these additional provisions; terms     for cancellation, responsibility for damage to the building, improvements to the     building subject to approval by the Town of Pahrump,     ownership of capital     improvements and liability.  

    Terry Choice requested the Board deny the lease.  Jose Telles recommended    the use of an advisory board and questioned the validity of SSI.  Harley Kulkin     questioned the purpose of the lease and suggested an investigation.  Denise     Choice spoke against SSI and the lease agreement.  Jenny Liakopoulos, SSI,     stated participation in the museum by veterans would be by choice and all     monies collected were donations.  Lillian Donohue, Attorney at Law,     recommended approval of the lease with revisions.  Mathew, WWII veteran,     spoke in favor of the museum.  George Gingell spoke against the lease.  Art     Jones spoke in favor of the museum.  Dave Stevens thanked all veterans.      Rodney Commacho suggested tabling the item and appointing a committee.      Peter Liakopoulos asked the Board to approve the lease.  

    Member Sprouse motioned to accept additional back up material from Mr. Telles.
    Member Shupp seconded.  Motion carried 5/0.  Member Sprouse noted the    improvements to date had been paid by SSI.

    Member Sprouse motioned to table the item until August 14, 2007 and    recommended the two groups meet and come to an agreement.  

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding offer to sell 33.5 acre feet of water rights at a cost of $13,330.00 or $446,555.00; 2 acre feet at $12,000.00; and 8 acre feet at $13,000.00.

    The Town Manager stated the water rights were available and if the water was    designated for use at the Fairgrounds approximately $750,000.00 should be     available from the County for this specific purpose.   The Town Manager     recommended approval of the purchase of 33.5 acre feet of water rights at a cost     of $13,330.00 or $446,555.00; 2 acre feet at $12,000.00; and 8 acre feet at     $13,000.00 for a total of $574,555.00 with funding from Nye County funds for     Fairgrounds water.

    Member Shupp motioned to approve the purchase of 33.5 acre feet of water    rights at a cost of $13,330.00 or $446,555.00; 2 acre feet at $12,000.00; and 8     acre feet at $13,000.00 for a total of $574,555.00 with funding from Nye County     funds for Fairgrounds water.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report.

    The Town Manager delivered his report.
    
Future meetings/workshops: date, time and location.

•    Special meeting on August 11, 2007 to discuss wastewater management and understanding the need to consolidate treatment options.

    The Board agreed to review the personnel policy manual at the August 11, 2007,    meeting, at 9 AM, in the Annex.

Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for June 26, 2007
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for July 6, 2007.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for July 10, 2007.  
•    Action - appointment of Charlie Gronda to the Public Lands Advisory Board.

    Member Rust motioned to approve the Consent Agenda items with the    corrections as noted by Mr. McDonald.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment.  

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 10:17 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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