Agendas & Minutes


June 23, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
June 23, 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 regarding acceptance of renewal proposal from Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool (POOL) and approval for payment from fiscal year 2009-1010 funds. (Action)

7.    Presentation and discussion only regarding Nevada Community Assessments Nevada Rural Development Council. (Non-Action)

8.    Presentation of Chief Tecopa Cemetery Book to Town of Pahrump. (Non-Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding award of RFQ for engineering services. (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision to terminate the employment of the Pahrump Town Manager, Mr. William Kohbarger, without cause. (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding appointment of Reginald Knight to the Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board. (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision regarding appointment of Maryanna Smith to the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council. (Action)

13.    Discussion and possible decision to approve a Grant and Vendor Agreement with Entertainment Concepts for the Summer Movie Nights in the Park program and related marketing costs, in an amount not to exceed $8,000 payable from the Parks Room Tax Fund.  (Action)

14.    Discussion and possible decision regarding grant for the World Association of Benchers and Dead Lifters for $3,500 from Tourism Room Tax funds. (Action)

15.    Discussion and possible decision regarding grant for the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council funds of $3,500 to promote a contest designed to gain community input on the Town Branding Plan.  (Action)

16.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval to proceed to obtain a Request for Proposal (RFP) relating to the tourism website and community calendar. (Action)

17.    Discussion and possible decision regarding appointment of Town Board members to review and sign vouchers prior to Town Board meetings. (Action)

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Special Town Board meeting minutes of June 8, 2009.
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of June 9, 2009.

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

20.    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)

21.    Adjournment.




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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:                    Absent:
    Town Board:                    Nicole Shupp
        Bill Dolan                Vicky Parker
        Mike Darby
        Frank Maurizio
    Staff:    Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
        Rick Campbell, Attorney
        Matt Luis, Building & Grounds
        Michael Sullivan, Finance Director
        Scott Lewis, Fire Chief

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Vice Chairman Bill Dolan called the meeting to order.  Dr. Tom Waters led the pledge of allegiance.  Mr. Dolan announced that in the absence of Clerk Vicky Parker, Mike Darby would assume the Clerk position for this meeting.  Mr. Darby read the rules for the meeting.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)
Frank Maurizio asked that Item #10 be pulled and rescheduled on the attorney’s advice.

The attorney advised that this should be voted on.

Frank Maurizio motioned to pull #10 until a later date.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Paula Glidden reported that the Tourism scheduled a special meeting for June 25 at 9:00 a.m. at the Town Annex. Ms. Glidden invited everyone and announced the meeting would be covering their strategic plan and other matters.
Al Bigelow reported for the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board that they wished to thank the Town Board for their continued support.  They have a workshop regarding Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to be held on June 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Annex.  Mr. Bigelow invited people to attend and participate.  Al Bigelow asked that the Town advertise for membership as they are anticipating two vacancies.
Bill Dolan reported that all is going fine and on schedule with the Fall Festival.


4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger updated the community and Board regarding the TV tower and noted that replacement job is scheduled for completion the first week of July.

5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Bill Dolan read a paper concerning service that was provided to the Board members by Bruce Calley.

6.    Discussion and possible decision regarding acceptance of renewal proposal from Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool (POOL) and approval for payment from fiscal year 2009-1010 funds. (Action)
Wayne Carlson (POOL/PACT) provided information regarding the history and current status of POOL/PACT.  He spoke about the increase of 16% (approximately $20,000) for coverage to the Town. The total cost is $144,660.62. Mr. Carlson explained the Risk Management program that provides grants, elearning, and the availability of MSDS safety sheets online.  Dave Gould was introduced as our A&H Insurance (vehicles) representative.

Mike Darby motioned to accept the renewal proposal from Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool and approve the payment from fiscal year 2009-2010 funds.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

7.    Presentation and discussion only regarding Nevada Community Assessments Nevada Rural Development Council. (Non-Action)
Clint Koble, Executive Director of the Nevada Rural Development Council, thanked Frank Maurizio for inviting him.  Mr. Koble provided his power point presentation and talked about the Community Assessments and how they are accomplished.

8.    Presentation of Chief Tecopa Cemetery Book to Town of Pahrump. (Non-Action)
Paula Gibson, Phyllis Alvis, and Fred Jorgensen present the finished Chief Tecopa Cemetery Book #2 and disk of the Chief Tecopa Cemetery information to the Town Board.  The Genealogy group thanked the Town and staff for their help in accomplishing their task.  The presentation was made to the Town Board members.

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding award of RFQ for engineering services. (Action)
Bill Dolan explained how he came to his decision as to which of the companies responding was made.  Mr. Dolan noted the G. C. Wallace stood out exceptionally.  Mike Darby agreed with Mr. Dolan.

Mike Darby motioned to recommend G.C. Wallace to be awarded the RFQ for engineering services for the Town of Pahrump.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 3 – 0.

10.    Discussion and possible decision to terminate the employment of the Pahrump Town Manager, Mr. William Kohbarger, without cause. (Action)
Tabled until a later date

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding appointment of Reginald Knight to the Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board. (Action)
Bill Dolan pointed out that this appointment was approved by the Veteran’s Memorial Board at their last meeting.

Frank Maurizio motioned to appoint Reginald Knight to the Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Harley Kulkin commented that he agreed with this appointment.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

12.    Discussion and possible decision regarding appointment of Maryanna Smith to the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council. (Action)
Frank Maurizio motioned to appoint Maryanna Smith to the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Paula Glidden stated that Ms. Smith has been attending meetings as an alternate and will be representing Saddle West on the Council.  Bill Dolan asked that other vacant positions be advertised.  Ms. Glidden noted that she has openings for one regular member and one alternate position.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

13.    Discussion and possible decision to approve a Grant and Vendor Agreement with Entertainment Concepts for the Summer Movie Nights in the Park program and related marketing costs, in an amount not to exceed $8,000 payable from the Parks Room Tax Fund.  (Action)
Mike Darby motioned to approve the grant and vendor agreement with Entertainment Concepts for the Summer Movies in the Park not to exceed $8,000 payable from Parks Room Tax fund.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Bill Dolan noted that the contract states there will be eight movies with only seven listed.  Matt Luis explained that the movie “Bolt” was scheduled earlier, postponed and rescheduled for August 22nd.  Mr. Dolan confirmed for the record that if the $8,000 is not used it will come back to the Town.  Matt Luis stated they may have sponsors for the movie night.  

Harley Kulkin and Dave Stevens commented.

Richard Foster, Chairman of Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, explained the attendance is all ages and have had as many of 900 people attend the movie night.  The objective is to give back to the community.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

14.    Discussion and possible decision regarding grant for the World Association of Benchers and Dead Lifters for $3,500 from Tourism Room Tax funds. (Action)
Mike Darby motioned to provide the grant for the World Association of Benchers and Dead Lifters for $3,500 from Tourism Room Tax funds.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

There were comments from Dave Stevens, Paula Glidden, Jeff Weiss, Harley Kulkin, Tim Lockinger, and Karen Spalding.

Bill Dolan pointed out that as in the past no budget was attached to the backup.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

15.    Discussion and possible decision regarding grant for the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council funds of $3,500 to promote a contest designed to gain community input on the Town Branding Plan.  (Action)
Paula Glidden explained the Tourism and Convention Council is trying to be promotional, proactive and progressive.  This contest will create community input and promote ideas.

Frank Maurizio asked where the funding was coming from.  Paula Glidden explained it would be coming from Tourism Room Tax and is part of the branding program.

Frank Maurizio motioned to approve the grant for the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council for $3,500 to promote a contest designed to gain community input on the Town branding plan.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote failed 2 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.

16.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval to proceed to obtain a Request for Proposal (RFP) relating to the tourism website and community calendar. (Action)
Paula Glidden explained that the current website is not as proactive or informative as it should be.  Ms. Glidden stated that something strictly related to Tourism is needed which can be updated regularly; something exciting.  They are requesting that the Board approve going out for RFP in a professional manner.

Bill Dolan noted that the Town already has a contract with a website company.  Ms. Glidden replied that the current website is not user friendly and cannot integrate enough.  Paula Glidden explained further why the need for a different webhost.  Mr. Dolan stated that the current contract would have to be looked at.  Tim Lockinger explained it would be a separate website from the Town’s website and dedicated to Tourism.  Bill Dolan suggested tabling the item until the current contract can be reviewed.

Mike Darby motioned to table until such time as the Attorney or Town Manager can check to be sure there is no violation of contract with the existing web provider at this time.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Harley Kulkin, Butch Clendenen, and Jeff Bobeck commented.

It was stated to bring this back in two weeks after the Attorney reviews the current contract.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

17.    Discussion and possible decision regarding appointment of Town Board members to review and sign vouchers prior to Town Board meetings. (Action)
Bill Dolan explained that it was time to name the voucher signing committee for the next three months.

Frank Maurizio motioned to appoint Mike Darby and himself (Frank Maurizio) to sign vouchers for the next three months with Bill Dolan as alternate.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Special Town Board meeting minutes of June 8, 2009.
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of June 9, 2009.

Frank Maurizio motioned to approve the consent agenda items a – c.   Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0.

19.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
No future special Town Board meeting scheduled at this time.
Bill Dolan announced the meeting of the Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board on June 24.

20.    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 about how nice the meeting was.
Stephanie Lopez spoke in support of Mr. Kohbarger
Will Gent commented on communicating effectively and the movies in the park.
Jeff Weiss asked when Item #10 would be put back on the agenda.
Butch Clendenen commented on issues regarding Mr. Kohbarger.
Bob Irving commented on the Town Board members and the Town Manager.
Dave Stevens spoke about the meeting conduct.
John Koenig commented about trust and confidence in the Town Board and Public Comment being last on the agenda.
Harold  Grimaud commented about a date to be set for rehearing Item #10.  Mike Darby responded.
Donna Cox asked why Item #10 was tabled.  Frank Maurizio responded that it was on the advice of the Town Attorney.  There was discussion with Mrs. Cox, Rick Campbell and Board Members about attorney/client confidentiality on the matter.  Donna Cox presented 150 more signatures obtained for the removal of Mr. Kohbarger.
Judith Holmgren commented about a payment to Aires Consultants.  Mr. Kohbarger replied that the payment is to the airport consultants from a grant to the Town from the FAA.
Tim Lockinger spoke about confusion with what the Tourism and Convention Council does and invited the public to attend their meetings.
Bruce Calley commented on open meeting laws.  Rick Campbell replied.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Darby, Temporary Clerk
Pahrump Town Board


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