Agendas & Minutes


June 12, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 6:00 P.M.
June 12, 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.  Presentation by Richard Nelson, Senior Project Manager, of the draft Nye County
     Public Safety Report pertaining to Yucca Mountain. Town Manager

5.  Adjournment

A quorum of Nye County Commissioners may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

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.

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

 


Minutes


    Present                                                                            Absent
    Lauryane 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 6:00 p.m.

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

Presentation by Richard Nelson, Senior Project Manager, of the draft Nye County
Public Safety Report pertaining to Yucca Mountain.

    Richard Nelson, Senior Project Manager of Nye County Nuclear Waste    Repository Project provided a slide presentation (see attached Executive     Summary).  

    At the conclusion of the presentation Member Rust stated his concerns were    funding and communications.  Mr. Nelson stated funding from Nye County was     never a consideration.  He added the intention was to convince the Department     of Energy (DOE) that it was to their benefit to supply the funding to integrate with     the county.  Member Rust stated his skepticism regarding integrated     communications capabilities throughout the United States.  Chairperson Murray     questioned the project timeline and regulations

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    Arthur Jones suggested use of the National Guard for security.  Mr. Nelson    stated, in this case, the military in unable to enforce civil law.
                  
Adjournment

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 7:46 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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    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 p.m.

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 McDonald reported attendance at the Arena Advisory Board and stated    he did not receive universal support regarding a public / private fairground after     delivery of Mr. Balloqui’s report.

    Chairperson Murray reported on “Movie Night” as it related to the Tourism    Advisory Board and stated the Regional Planning Commission would have a final     public     hearing regarding comprehensive zoning on June 13, 2007.


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Discussion only regarding status of the Nye County Wellhead Protection program and possible measures considered over the near term in support of that measure.  

    Eileen Christensen, BEC Environmental, stated their company had been tasked    by Nye County to implement the Wellhead Protection planning measures that     were recommended under Wellhead Protection Plans for both Pahrump and     Amargosa.   Additionally, she provided a slide presentation.

    Member Rust inquired about implementation with public utility companies.    Chairperson Murray suggested the Town Board liaison for the Emergency     Management and Homeland Security / EMS Advisory Board inform the Board of     their needed participation.  Vickie Parker questioned the absence of public utility     officials from the member roster.  Ms. Christensen stated volunteers were more     than welcome to join.

Discussion and decision regarding official Town support, acknowledgement and recognition of the Fine Art Photography exhibition by Nicholas A. Price on the US Air Force called “Cleared Hot” which is currently touring the United States and is recognized as being part of the Air Force’s 60th Birthday celebrations.

    Grace Price, President of Marketing and Business Development Nicholas Price    Enterprises, LLC stated this exhibit is currently touring the United States.  She     asked that the exhibit be recognized as an official exhibit and welcomed by the     Town and community.  Chairperson Murray added the exhibit would be on     display during the Freedom Festival and through the 4th of July.  

    Member Rust motioned to establish a formal resolution supporting the Nicholas    Price exhibit and use of Pahrump Town logo.    
    
    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0,

Discussion and decision regarding Tourism Board matching grant in conjunction with Nevada Commission on Tourism grant for Kiosk sign project.

    Kari Frilot, Tourism Advisory Board, requested a matching grant up to $7500.00    in conjunction with Nevada Commission on Tourism for the Kiosk sign project.      The planned mural was postponed to phase III.

    Member Sprouse motioned to accept additional back up.

    Member Shupp seconded.
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    Motion carried 5/0.

    Ms. Frilot stated the Buildings and Grounds Manager agreed the signage was    low maintenance.  

    Arthur Jones reminded the Board the funding was from room taxes for    beautification of the Town.

    Member Rust motioned to provide funding from the room tax funds, not to    exceed $7500.00, to match the State grant for the Kiosk sign project.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.
    
Discussion and decision regarding grant for “Miss Pahrump Pageant” not to exceed $1,500 with funding from State Tourism Room Tax Fund.

    Pamela Larmouth announced the 31st annual Miss Pahrump Pageant to be    held at the Nugget Hotel and Casino on August 4th, 2007.  She added the Town     of Pahrump would be included in their advertising as a sponsor.

    Chairperson Murray stated this request for funding should go through the    Tourism Advisory Board in the future.

    The Town Manager stated the State Tourism Room Tax Fund had not been    facilitated by the Tourism Advisory Board in the past.  He added if the Town     Board would prefer the Tourism Board administer these funds; management     needs to be advised to incorporate these funds into their budget.  
    
    Member Sprouse motioned to accept the grant for the Miss Pahrump Pageant    not to exceed $1,500.00 with the funding from the State Tourism Room Tax     Fund.

    Member Rust seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding stand alone IT system transition project, maintenance services and matters properly related thereto.

    The Town Manager stated the combination of the County and the Town’s IT    demands had grown significantly and the County was no longer able to provide     
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    the Town with timely IT service.  He stated it was his recommendation that the    Town     Board approve the contracts and the expenses related to a stand alone IT     system, transition project, maintenance services and other matters properly     related thereto.  He added the Town had worked closely with the County’s IT     staff for a successful transition.
    Member McDonald requested quotes for all bid processes in the future.  Member    Sprouse stated the provision of service for two outlying fire stations was a     deciding factor.   

    Peter Filiberti, Air Internet, provided clarification of the contract / agreements.     Elmer Sterrett, EzzNet Broadband, requested this item be tabled to enable     him to provide a quote to the Town of Pahrump.  John Koenig and Vicky Parker     spoke against Air-Internet.  Dave Stevens cautioned the Town Board regarding     trust in financial matters.  

    Member Sprouse motioned to table item #14 until the next regularly scheduled    Town Board     meeting.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

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

    Member McDonald stated he had received more complaints regarding noise than    all other subjects combined.  He added this ordinance was designed to establish     some control on the noise problem that had developed.  

    Member Shupp objected to the time schedule and vague definitions.  Member    McDonald recommended the Board members e-mail suggestions to him for     consideration.  Chairperson Murray suggested further discussion with     participation from the Sheriff’s Department.  Member Sprouse objected to item     #10.   

    Sheriff DeMeo stated the ordinance appears problematic due to unclear    language and suggested measuring noise in decibels versus by property lines.      Captain Beck agreed the measurement of decibel levels was a preferred     solution and stated the courts historically support quiet time from 10:00 p.m. to     6:00 a.m.  He volunteered to provide additional research.

    
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    Arthur Jones spoke in favor of reviewing past ordinances.  Commissioner    Borasky suggested accommodating the construction workers with summertime     hours.  John Koenig objected to the ordinance, specifically #4.  

    Member Rust motioned for Member McDonald to work with Captain Beck and    any other individuals to develop a revised proposed ordinance to be presented     for discussion at another Board meeting.

    Member Sprouse seconded.
    Member McDonald suggested advertising in the newspaper for a citizens    committee to involve the public due to the controversial nature of the topic.

    Attorney Joerger recommended adhering to the letter of the law on such a    controversial issue by observing the open meeting law related to any advisory     board meetings.

    Member Shupp and Member Sprouse recommended scheduling a Special Town    Board meeting on a Saturday.

    Motion failed 1/4 (McDonald, Murray, Shupp, and Sprouse opposed).

    Member Rust motioned to have a Special Town Board meeting, inviting a    representative of the Sheriff’s Office, to determine what should and should not     be included in the ordinance.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

    Member Murray requested the Town Manager coordinate with the Sheriffs Office    to schedule a Special Town Board meeting.

Discussion and decision regarding proposed PTO #64 establishing the Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Service as the sole and only provider of firefighting and hazardous material services in the Town of Pahrump.

    Member Sprouse recommended tabling this item for further consideration.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.


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Discussion and decision regarding creating a Town Board liaison appointment to work in conjunction with the Nye County Board of Commissioners with water issues facing the Town and County.

    Member Sprouse stated the State Engineers office had identified a water    problem in Pahrump and the creation of a Town Board liaison appointment to     work in conjunction with the Nye County Board of Commissioners was needed.  

    Commissioner Borasky stated he represented Nye County regarding water    issues and recommended the Town Board appoint a representative to provide     awareness to the Board.  

    Member Rust motioned to appoint a liaison to the ad hoc water committee as a    part of a liaison with the County Commissioners.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

    Chairperson Murray stated the appointment of the liaison would be provided on    the June 26th agenda.

Discussion and decision to move to a paperless system within the Town Office.

    Member Sprouse stated in an effort to become environmentally friendly he was    recommending the replacement of paper copies of mail, agendas, back up, and     miscellaneous communications with electronic mail (e-mail).  He requested     Attorney Joerger’s opinion.

    Attorney Joerger stated his initial reaction would be to oppose the idea since    there was no perfect method to confirm the sent e-mail.  He offered to research     the law and recommended against the paperless system.  

    Chairperson Murray suggested notifying the Town Staff of personal preference. 

    Member Sprouse motioned to advise staff on preferences of e-mail or hard copy.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.



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Discussion and decision regarding identification of Airport Planning District as public lands for community purpose and economic development for inclusion in the Nye County “Mini” Public Lands Bill - Resolution #2007-08.

    The Town Manager stated the Airport Planning District was included in the    original Public Lands Bill in 2005 however, Federal legislation associated with     that County Public Lands Act is expected to take another 2 – 3 years to     complete.  He stated the “Mini Lands Act” was a proposal that would be     approved at a much earlier date and more in line with the development schedule     proposed by the FAA.

    Member Rust motioned to accept Resolution 2007-08 regarding identification of    Airport Planning District as public lands for community purpose and economic     development for inclusion in the Nye County “Mini” Public Lands Bill.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding revisions to 2008 Budget to reflect final tax
levy, total property tax revenue, and Town total expenses to reflect five (5) additional fire fighters approved by the Town Board.

    The Town Manager announced the following changes:

•    Based on final Department of Taxation assessed valuation projections, the Town of Pahrump property tax revenue was revised from $2,365,236 to $2,403,221.

•    Based on final Department of Taxation projections, the Town of Pahrump tax rate for next year was revised from $0.2273 to $0.2272 to comply with the tax cap abatement calculations.

•    The total estimated expenditures for the 21 governmental fund types were increased from $11,881,152 to $12,240,475.

•    Based on the final Department of Taxation assessed valuation projections, the Pahrump Swimming Pool District property tax revenue was revised from $82,229 to $83,509.

    The Town Manager recommended the Town Board approve the revisions to the    FY 2007/08 Budgets.

    
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    Member Rust motioned to accept the final revised Budget for FY 2007/08 as    presented.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report.

    The Town Manager delivered his report.

Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

    To be announced – Special meeting to discuss proposed PTO #62.

Consent Agenda Items

a.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 14, 2007.
c.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 17, 2007.
d.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 22, 2007.
e.    Action - approval of 72 hour permits for Our Lady of the Valley Church for July 28, 2007; and VFW Post 10054 for June 30 - July 1, 2007.
f.    Action - approval of fire works display permit for July 1, 2007 “Freedom Festival”.

    Member Rust motioned to approve consent agenda items a – f as presented.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 9:35 p.m.

    Respectfully submitted,


    Don Rust
Pahrump Town Board Meeting        
June 12, 2007

    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.