Agendas & Minutes


June 26, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
June 26, 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.    Discussion only regarding content and status of the proposed Public Lands Act for Nye County (PLANC). MaryEllen Giampaoli/Town Manager

6.    Discussion and decision regarding Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool 2007/08 renewal for Property/Liability and Pollution Legal Liability programs. Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-09, official Town support and recognition of the Fine Art Photography exhibition by Nicholas A. Price on the US Air Force called “Cleared Hot”, part of the Air Force’s 60th Birthday celebrations, and financial support in the amount of $7,500.00. Laurayne Murray

8.    Discussion and decision pursuant to NRS 241.033, consideration of character,
allegations of misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health,             and potential administrative action concerning James T. Petell, Town of Pahrump Public Lands Advisory Board Chairperson. Town Board

9.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-11 requesting the Nye County Board of Commissioners enact an ordinance to establish the ½ cent sales tax as approved in AB 461 by the 74th NV Legislature. Laurayne Murray

10.    Discussion and decision regarding presentation of a letter of appreciation to “Nevada Elect” for their efforts in support of AB 461. Laurayne Murray

11.    Discussion and decision regarding establishing a process for selection of members of the Incorporation Advisory Committee. Laurayne Murray.



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12.    Discussion and decision regarding Rural Nevada Development Corporation and Nevada Small Business Development Center’s NxLevel “Course for Entrepreneurs” training proposal for Pahrump business professionals. Allan L. Parker/Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-12 approving an inter-local cooperative agreement between Nye County and the Town of Pahrump entitled “Interlocal Cooperative Agreement for Administration of Development Agreement Benefits”. Town Manager

14.    Discussion and decision regarding employment agreement between Town of Pahrump and Scott Lewis, Chief of Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services. Town Manager

15.    Discussion and decision regarding employment agreement between Town of Pahrump and Mathew Luis, Buildings and Grounds Manager. Town Manager

16.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-10 concerning COLA increases and discretionary merit increases for non-bargaining unit employees. Town Manager

17.    Discussion and decision regarding establishing a process for conducting the annual performance review for the Town Manager. Laurayne Murray.

18.    Town Manager’s report.

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

•    Special meeting to discuss proposed PTO #62 prohibiting noise disturbances caused by human activities, human electronic and mechanical artifacts.

20.    Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of 6:00 PM June 12, 2007.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of 7:00 PM June12, 2007.
•    Action - approval of 72 hour permit for Blue Horizon Investments at Horizon Market, 4060 N. Blagg Rd. on August 25, 2007.

21.    Adjournment.
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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
         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 7:03 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).

    Member Rust read the procedural rules for Pahrump Town Board meetings.

    Vicky Parker announced the Nathan Adelson Blue Butterfly Event on June 30,    2007 at 6 PM in the Pahrump Nugget.

    Paul Coleman, Program Director for Progressive Choices, introduced himself and    announced participation in the craft sale at the Nugget Hotel and Casino.
 
Advisory Board reports.

    Chairperson Murray reported attendance at the Nye Community Coalition tri-    annual meeting in Beatty.


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Discussion only regarding content and status of the proposed Public Lands Act for Nye County (PLANC).

    Commissioner Borasky introduced MaryEllen Giampoli and Dr. James Marble.     Ms. Giampoli provided a slide presentation and reviewed the content and status     of the proposed Public Lands Act for Nye County (PLANC).  

    Mark Kimball, Regional Planning Commission, questioned what the    percentage of land owned by the federal government was in Nye County.  
    Ms. Giampoli stated approximately 91%.  He asked what effect a change of    representatives would have on the timeline of events.  She stated that would     depend on the elected officials and their desire to accomplish the project.      
    Ms. Giampoli confirmed that the Park and Ride remained on the list in response    to Bob Howard’s question.  Grace Price offered to provide contacts for the     Outside Las Vegas Foundation in an effort to assist with BLM communications.      Chairperson Murray requested a list of the parcels that were previously included     for consideration.  

Discussion and decision regarding Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool 2007/08 renewal for Property/Liability and Pollution Legal Liability programs.

    Dave Gould, A and H Insurance, and Ann Wiswell reviewed the Pool Pac    Program.  The Town Manager recommended 2007/2008 renewal for     Property/Liability and Pollution Legal Liability programs.

    Member Rust motioned to approve the renewal for Nevada Public Agency    Insurance Pool 2007/08 Property/Liability and Pollution Legal Liability programs.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-09, official Town support and recognition of the Fine Art Photography exhibition by Nicholas A. Price on the US Air Force called “Cleared Hot”, part of the Air Force’s 60th Birthday celebrations, and financial support in the amount of $7,500.00.

    Grace Price offered additional back up material.

    Member Sprouse motioned to accept additional back up material.

    Member McDonald seconded.

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    Motion carried 5/0.

    Following questions and discussion from the Town Board, Member Rust    motioned to pass Resolution 2007-09, a resolution approving support of the     “Cleared Hot” art exhibit, allowing use of the Town’s logo and providing     financial support in the amount of $7,500 using the State Room Tax Fund in     conjunction with the event promotion and ongoing national marketing.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Arthur Jones and Jose Telles spoke in favor of the art exhibit.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision pursuant to NRS 241.033, consideration of character, allegations of misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health, and potential administrative action concerning James T. Petell, Town of Pahrump Public Lands Advisory Board Chairperson.

    Chairperson Murray stated the back up included proof of service and to    substantiate that she called Bernie Fleeman, Ordinance Enforcement Director, to     the podium.  Mr. Fleeman confirmed hand delivery to Mr. Petell of the hearing     notification on May 22, 2007 during the Pahrump Town Board Meeting.  The     Town Manager confirmed witnessing the service.  Chairperson Murray reviewed     the open meeting law, noted personal notice was given to Mr. Petell, and due     process was observed allowing the Town Board to proceed.  Chairperson Murray     noted Mr. Petell was not present nor was representation on his behalf.   
    
    Member Rust motioned to remove Mr. Petell from the position of Chairman of the    Public Lands Advisory Board and any other representation of the Town of     Pahrump.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    George Gingell spoke against the Town Board procedure.  Member McDonald    read a letter, dated June 14, 2007, from Susan Gray in support of Mr. Petell.

    Chairperson Murray acknowledged Mr. Petell’s accomplishments while serving    the Town of Pahrump and stated the Boards appreciation.

    Motion carried 5/0.
    

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Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-11 requesting the Nye County Board of Commissioners enact an ordinance to establish the ½ cent sales tax as approved in AB 461 by the 74th NV Legislature.

    Chairperson Murray requested the Town Board support resolution 2007-11.
    
    Member Rust motioned to approve Resolution 2007-11, a resolution requesting    Nye County Board of Commissioners to enact an ordinance to establish the ½     cent sales tax as approved in AB 461 by the 74th NV Legislature.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Bob Howard and Butch Borasky spoke in support of the Resolution.

    Member Sprouse stated both the Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Department    were in need of this funding.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding presentation of a letter of appreciation to “Nevada Elect” for their efforts in support of AB 461

    Chairperson Murray read the letter of appreciation.

    Member McDonald motioned to sign and issue the letter of appreciation to    Nevada Elect for their efforts in support of AB 461.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Chief Lewis expressed his appreciation in respect to the Fire Department.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding establishing a process for selection of members of the Incorporation Advisory Committee.

    Chairperson Murray proposed a two person sub-committee to contact the    applicants, obtain information, and provide a review for the Board.

    Member Rust motioned to establish a sub-committee to review applications to    the incorporation advisory committee board and develop proposed interview     questions for review by the Board and establish a schedule for interviews.

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    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Member Rust and Member Shupp volunteered.

    Motion carried 5/0.
    
Discussion and decision regarding Rural Nevada Development Corporation and Nevada Small Business Development Center’s NxLevel “Course for Entrepreneurs” training proposal for Pahrump business professionals.

    The Town Manager stated this was a follow up class to last year’s successful    course offering.  He added this was a 13 week class, meeting one time per week     at a cost of $395.00, of which $300.00 would be paid by the Town through the     Economic Development Room Tax Fund and limited to 25 participants.

    Alan Parker, Nevada Small Business Development Center, stated the response    to the previous class was overwhelmingly positive and the course was beneficial     to the Town of Pahrump.  

    Following questions and discussion from the Board, Member Rust motioned that    the Town of Pahrump subsidize Rural Nevada Development Corporation and     Nevada Small Business Development Center’s NxLevel “Course for     Entrepreneurs” training not to exceed $7,500.00 or $300.00 per participant up to     25 participants, from the Economic Development Room Tax Fund.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Arthur Jones spoke in favor of the courses.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-12 approving an inter-local cooperative agreement between Nye County and the Town of Pahrump entitled “Interlocal Cooperative Agreement for Administration of Development Agreement Benefits”.

    The Town Manager stated the agreement between the County and the Town    established the distribution of benefits other than impact fees.  He added the     agreement identified the terms for administration of those benefits and the     County had approved the agreement.  He recommended approval of Resolution     2007-12.

    
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    Member Rust motioned to approve Town of Pahrump Resolution 2007-12    regarding inter-local cooperative agreement between Nye County and the Town     of Pahrump.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding employment agreement between Town of Pahrump and Scott Lewis, Chief of Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services.

    The Town Manager stated the agreement identified the terms and conditions of    employment and including but not limited to specified contract term with     automatic renewals, a severance package, additional leave, insurance     benefits, and an advanced education benefit.  He stated it was his     recommendation the Town Board approves the agreement.

    Following discussion and comments from the Town Board Member Rust    motioned to approve the employment agreement between the Town of Pahrump     and Scott Lewis, Chief of Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Services with     amendments noted hereinafter.  (A) Section 2. The Agreement will be reviewed     after five (5) years and renewal shall not be unreasonably withheld if annual     performance reviews have been satisfactory. (B) Section 7.A. Annual and Sick     Leave shall accrue as prescribed in the Employment Agreement and carryovers     will follow the guidelines of the Town Personnel Policy manual. (C)     Section 8. C.     If the Employee resigns within one (1) year of completion of the subject Masters     Degree the Employer shall be reimbursed in full for any expenses paid by the     Employer related to the subject Degree.  If the Employee resigns within two (2)     years of completion of the subject Masters Degree the Employer shall be     reimbursed 50% of any expenses paid by the Employer related to the subject     Degree.  (D) Section 9.H. Insurance shall be continued for 90 days from     termination date at Employer’s sole cost and expense and thereafter nine (9)     months of COBRA will be afforded, subject to applicable State and federal laws.  

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 3/0/2 (Chairperson Murray and Member Sprouse abstained).

Discussion and decision regarding employment agreement between Town of Pahrump and Mathew Luis, Buildings and Grounds Manager.

    

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    The Town Manager stated the agreement included a specified contract term with    automatic renewals; severance package, additional leave, insurance benefits and
    an annual longevity benefit which is currently being paid.  He added it was his    recommendation that the Town Board approve the agreement as proposed.

    Following discussion and comments from the Board, Member McDonald    motioned to approve the employment agreement between the Town of Pahrump     and Mathew Luis, Buildings and Grounds Manager with amendments noted     hereinafter.  (A) Section 2. The Agreement will be reviewed after five (5) years     and renewal shall not be unreasonably withheld if annual performance reviews     have been satisfactory. (B) Section 7. A. Annual and Sick Leave shall accrue as     prescribed in the Employment Agreement and carryovers will follow the     guidelines of the Town Personnel Policy Manual. (C) Section 9. H. Insurance     shall be continued for 90 days from termination date at Employer’s     sole cost and     expense and thereafter nine (9) months of COBRA will be afforded, subject to     applicable State and federal laws.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Jose Telles stated he had worked with Matt Luis since 2005 on the Veteran’s    Memorial and complimented Mr. Luis on his excellent work ethic.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2007-10 concerning COLA increases and discretionary merit increases for non-bargaining unit employees.

    The Town Manager recommended approval of Resolution 2007-10 concerning    COLA increases of 3% for non-bargaining unit     employees.    

    Member Sprouse motioned to approve Resolution 2007-10 concerning COLA    increases and discretionary merit increases for non-bargaining unit employees as     presented by the Town Manager.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding establishing a process for conducting the annual performance review for the Town Manager.

    
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    Chairperson Murray stated the Town Board Policy outlined the procedures for the    annual performance review of the Town Manager.   

    The Town Manager reminded the Board the individual evaluations are not public    information.  The Clerk assured the Town Manager he would collect the     individual evaluations, create a summary, and forward the evaluations to the     Town Manager’s personnel file.  The Town Manager stated he would provide a     written opinion regarding the Town Manager’s personnel file.

    Member Rust motioned the annual evaluation for the Town Manager be    completed and submitted to the Town Clerk no later than July 31, 2007 for the     preparation of the evaluation summary to be given to each Board Member and     the Town Manager.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report.

    The Town Manager delivered his report.

Future meetings/workshops: date, time and location.

•    Special meeting to discuss proposed PTO #62 prohibiting noise disturbances caused by human activities, human electronic and mechanical artifacts.

    Special Meeting July 6, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Office Conference Room    to set goals and objectives for the Town Manager.

    Special meeting July 21, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. in the Town Annex to include a    wastewater presentation and discussion of proposed PTO #62.
    
       
Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of 6:00 PM June 12, 2007.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of 7:00 PM June12, 2007.
•    Action - approval of 72 hour permit for Blue Horizon Investments at Horizon Market, 4060 N. Blagg Rd. on August 25, 2007.

    Member Rust motioned to accept the consent agenda items.
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    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment.

     Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 10:13 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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