Agendas & Minutes


June 14, 2008

SPECIAL PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
PAHRUMP TOWN ANNEX
270 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
SATURDAY – 3:30 P.M.
JUNE 14, 2008

 


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 (NRS 241.020(2)(C)(3).

4.    Advisory Board Reports

5.    Announcements and “Good News”.

6.    Discussion and decision to close meeting to consider IAFF labor negotiations and arbitration issues (NRS 288.220).

7.    Closed session to consider IAFF labor negotiation and arbitration issues (NRS 288.220).

8.    Discussion and decision relating to the issues discussed in closed session.

9.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of Dr. Kevin Slaughter to serve as Medical Director for Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service beginning July 1, 2008. Michael Sullivan/Chief Scott Lewis

10.    Discussion and decision regarding Town Manager Employment Agreement.  Don Rust/Michael Sullivan

11.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Special Town Board Meeting minutes of May 24, 2008.
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 27, 2008.

12.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location.

13.    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 writhing, 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:
Laurayne Murray                    Nicole Shupp
John McDonald                
Don Rust
Dan Sprouse
Carl Joerger, Attorney

1.    Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

Chairman Laurayne Murray called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.

2.    Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

There were no changes to the 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 (NRS 241.020(2)(C)(3).

Dave Stevens commented about an article in the paper regarding economic development and encouraged the Town to continue with economic development in Pahrump if they can afford it.

Art Jones commented regarding public transportation needed in the community.  Mr. Jones also commented on having covered loads on trucks going to the dump.

Vicky Parker also commented on covering loads.

Julen Hayworth (sp) reported information regarding the Habitat Conservation Plan for the Desert Tortoise.  The draft of a previous HCP was not accepted by the County.  Ms. Hayworth said she has been asked to put together a plan for Commissioner Borasky and will be presented at the next County Commission meeting (6/17).  She has worked with Clark County.  The concerns previously were the mitigation features which will be addressed in the presentation on Tuesday.  



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June 14, 2008

Chief Lewis commented as “good news” that PVFRS was notified by the State of Nevada Department of Transportation concerning a successful grant for vehicle extraction equipment.  Grant monies become available in September and they are allowing the purchase sometime in the fall.  The value of the grant is approximately $22,000 and there is a 10% match.

Butch Borasky commented on the issue of the landfill.  Mr. Borasky suggested the Town and County have a contract with the landfill to monitor and only accept covered loads.  It may solve some of the problem concerning the debris along the roadways.  Butch Borasky said he would work on the County if the Town would address it as well.

4.    Advisory Board Reports

Don Rust reported the Incorporation Advisory Board met on 6/9/08, presumably their last meeting.  The committee will be presenting their feasibility study to the Town Board at the meeting on 6/24 for a decision and action by the Town Board.  Mr. Rust noted that another organization has put themselves on the County Commissioners agenda.  They are proponents of Incorporation.  The Advisory Board is a feasibility study.

John McDonald reported that the Arena Advisory Board continues to work on revisions to their bylaws and operating instructions.  They have developed a check list for before and after events.  

5.    Announcements and “Good News”.

Vicky Parker asked if there are any openings on any advisory boards.  Laurayne Murray explained that when advised of openings, the Town will place advertisements and it will appear on the website as well.

Vicky Parker asked when the website will be up.  The reply was soon.  Dan Sprouse stated the contract allows for a July timeframe.

Before moving to Item #6, Laurayne Murray read and submitted a Disclosure Statement for Item #’s 6, 7 and 8, to recuse herself from discussion and action on these Items.  See attached statement.

Mrs. Murray handed the gavel to John McDonald, Vice Chairman, and left the building.

6.    Discussion and decision to close meeting to consider IAFF labor negotiations and arbitration issues (NRS 288.220).



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June 14, 2008

Don Rust asked if Mr. McDonald was a part of the negations with Chief Lewis.  John McDonald replied yes.  Mr. Rust asked if Mr. McDonald and Chief Lewis were satisfied with the agreement that was reached and is it within our Town budget.  Mr. McDonald replied yes. Don Rust said he saw no reason for a closed session as he trusts the negotiators.

John McDonald noted that it is a formality due to the way it was placed on the agenda.
There was further discussion explaining the reason for a closed session.

Don Rust Motioned to vote on the negotiated agreement with the IAFF and proceed with that.   

Carl Joerger stated that the way the agenda item is written there would have to be a closed session.  Mr. Rust felt there was no reason for a closed session and it could be handled in Item #6 without a closed session.  Mr. Joerger disagreed.  

John McDonald called for a second to the motion.  There was no second.

There was further discussion by the Board regarding the agenda items 6 through 8.

Dan Sprouse Motioned to close the meeting to a closed session.  Don Rust seconded the motion.

Dave Stevens commented that he agreed with Mr. Joerger’s legal decision.  

Vote passed 3 – 0.  Laurayne Murray was not present.

7.    Closed session to consider IAFF labor negotiation and arbitration issues
(NRS 288.220).

The Board recessed to closed session.

8.    Discussion and decision relating to the issues discussed in closed session.

Don Rust Motioned to approve the contract as presented and discussed.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Dan Sprouse thanked  John McDonald and Chief Lewis for the work put into the negations.  Mr. Sprouse also disclosed that he is a volunteer with PVFRS and is no way affiliated with the IAFF.  He announced that he will be voting on this motion.

Chief Lewis noted that this is the first time since the union was formed that the Town and the union have come to an agreement without having to go to arbitration.  Scott Lewis said it was a great cooperative effort by all parties.  
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June 14, 2008

Dave Stevens commented that he was a union man for many years.

Art Jones asked if there were volunteers on the fire department and how many and will they get anything out of the contract.  Chief Lewis explained that the volunteers are not subject to the terms and conditions of the contract.  There are rules and regulations for volunteers in the contract and the volunteers do not receive compensation.  With regard to how many volunteers there are, Chief Lewis stated that with Administrative and Volunteer staff, is about fifteen.  

Vote passed 3 – 0.

Chairman Murray was called back into session.

9.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of Dr. Kevin Slaughter to serve as Medical Director for Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service beginning July 1, 2008. Michael Sullivan/Chief Scott Lewis

Chief Scott Lewis explained that the current Medical Director, Dr. Thomas Higgins, is leaving for Kansas City, Kansas.  It was noted that Dr. Kevin Slaughter was recommended as a replacement for Dr. Higgins by multiple groups.  The contract has been reviewed by the Town Attorney.  

Dan Sprouse stated that he has personally worked with Dr. Slaughter and is recommended and well respected in Las Vegas.

Don Rust Motioned to approve Dr. Kevin Slaughter as Medical Director for Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue Service beginning July 1, 2008.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

10.    Discussion and decision regarding Town Manager Employment Agreement.  Don Rust/Michael Sullivan

Don Rust explained that the agreement as presented is the result of a final discussion between the Chairperson and Mr.  William “Bill” Kohbarger.  

Don Rust Motioned to approve the Town Manager Employment Agreement as presented.  John McDonald seconded the motion.

Laurayne Murray noted that there were some typographical errors, but they do not change the content of the agreement.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

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11.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Special Town Board Meeting minutes of May 24, 2008.
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 27, 2008.

Dan Sprouse Motioned to approve consent agenda items a, b and c as presented.  John McDonald seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

12.  Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location.

       There were no future meetings/workshops scheduled.

13.  Adjournment.

Chairman Murray adjourned the meeting at approximately 4:15 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,



Don Rust, Town Clerk




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