Agendas & Minutes


March 11, 2008

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
MARCH 11, 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.    Discussion and decision closure of meeting pursuant to NRS 241.031(3a) to discuss labor settlement terms.
 
6.    Closed meeting pursuant to NRS 241.031

7.    Discussion and possible decision on issues presented in the Closed Meeting

8.    Discussion and decision regarding Independence Day Celebration contract with Zembelli contract for fireworks in the amount of $25,000 to be held on July 5, 2008.  Laurayne Murray

9.    Discussion and decision regarding Independence Day Celebration Freedom Festival event, solicit bids or offers.  Laurayne Murray

10.    Discussion and decision regarding award of website management agreement.  Dan Sprouse

11.    Discussion and decision to purchase two (2) acre feet of water rights for an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Michael Sullivan

12.    Discussion and decision regarding approval of Fiscal Year 2008/09 PETT Grant Requests.   Michael Sullivan

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

14.    Consent Agenda Items:

a.    Action – approval of Town Vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of February 26, 2008.
c.    Action – approval of PVFRS Ambulance Write Offs, December 2007-February 2008.
d.    Action – Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommendation regarding accepting resignation of Toby Anderson and appointment of Steve Jersic.
e.    Action – request for 72-Hour Liquor Permit for Knights of Columbus for various fundraisers April 11 and 12, April 19, May 3, June 6, July 12 and August 1, 2008.
f.    Action – request for 72-Hour Liquor Permit for Pahrump Valley Lions Club at the Pahrump Senior Center on April 17, 2008.
g.    Action – request for 72-Hour Liquor Permit for the Pahrump Senior Center fundraiser dinner on April 26, 2008.


15.    Adjournment.


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Minutes


PRESENT:                    ABSENT:
Laurayne Murray         Nicole Shupp
John McDonald
Don Rust
Dan Sprouse
Carl Joerger, Attorney
Michael Sullivan, Interim Town Manager

Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

Chairman Laurayne Murray called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.  Mrs. Murray welcomed all present at this meeting.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items

John McDonald asked that Item 14b (Consent Agenda – Approval of February 26, 2008 meeting minutes) be removed.  Mr. McDonald did not receive a copy in his back up

Don Rust announced that he would not be present at the next meeting on March 25.  He will be out of town.

Public Comment

Art Jones commented about signs stating that all truck loads must be covered.  It does not specify small or large trucks.  Mr. Jones had concerns about debris falling from small trucks.  He feels that something should be done about this.

Vickie Parker announced that on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Nathan Adelson Resource Carnival will be held at the Community Center for all to seek information.  

Advisory Board Reports

John McDonald reported that the Arena Board met and at the request of the Town Board was asked to consider reserving the first three weekends in May of 2009 for the PBR in order to assure a site for this event.  The Arena Board elected to postpone an action until the results of this year’s PBR event is conducted.  If the event is successful as the promoter promised, the Arena Board would consider the request. A decision should be available by May or June.
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Don Rust reported that the Incorporation Advisory Board met.  They have lost two members, but will be gaining one member, Al Balloqui.  This will be on the next Town Board agenda for approval.  There are still openings for one regular member and two alternate members.  Mr. Rust noted that the Incorporation Advisory Board is in the process of meeting their timelines for Town meetings in April and May, a brochure which will be available by the end of April, and a feasibility study to the Town for action by mid-July.

Mr. McDonald noted that the Arena Advisory Board has received applications which will be coming before the Town Board, for one regular member and two applications for alternates.

Al Balloqui reporting for Pahrump Alliance for Valley Economic Development (PAVED) stated he had hoped to give a report on a convention that was attended in Anaheim, California which he noted was 21% under the budgeted amount for this trip.  Mr. Balloqui will provide written back up for the next meeting.

Mr. Balloqui reported that the Public Lands Advisory Board is on track with a variety of projects.  They are very active with the Last Chance Park and they are working out details with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with regards to leasing and purchasing the land.  Al Balloqui noted that they were also working with HUD on two sites for affordable housing on disposable BLM land.  Mr. Balloqui reported they have also explored expanding the airport buffer zone with the BLM.  

Al Balloqui explained that when a grant was received on the 427 acres for the fairgrounds, the Town also received 240 acres for a municipal golf course and recreational area.  Something was to be done to the property within a 10 year period and there is a year left before it reverts back to the BLM.  Mr. Balloqui reported that a company is interested in developing the property with regards to satisfying the BLM.  What is being looked at is a possible RV park that would cater to a municipal golf course and convention area which would use the 240 acres.  The Town would own the property and improvements and the developer would enter into a management agreement with the Town.  Preliminary investigating is being done by the developer.  Mr. Balloqui stated he would report as this venture progresses.

Laurayne Murray asked if the date of one year left is a completion date or a start date.  Mr. Balloqui replied that the Town will have to give BLM something prior to that date.  Al Balloqui suggested having a formal agreement by that date to the BLM.  He also noted that there are challenges regarding the tortoise habitat situation.  If we are required to comply it may cost an additional $500,000 to $600,000.  It may be in the best interest of the Town to delay six months to see if this issue gets resolved.   Laurayne Murray asked who was handling the tortoise mitigation issue.  Al Balloqui responded that it would be the County Commissioners.

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Laurayne Murray reported that the Tourism Advisory Board met and they are concluding the branding as previously approved by the Town Board. A workshop is being scheduled to present the issue.  There will be other items on the next Town Board agenda.  Mrs. Murray reported that with regard to the detention center, she and Mr. McDonald had an informational meeting with two of the contractors involved with the Request for Proposals.  Information was gathered.  

Discussion and decision closure of meeting pursuant to NRS 241.031(3a) to discuss labor settlement terms

John McDonald motioned to close the meeting pursuant to NRS 241.031(3a) to discuss labor settlement terms.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Don Rust commented that the Chairman should recuse herself from this closed session and if she did not, he would not attend the closed meeting.  Chairman Murray disclosed that she is related to the person making a presentation at the closed session.  There is no resulting benefit or detriment to her interest or interest of the other to whom she has a commitment in a private capacity. She will be participating in the closed session.

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Mr. Rust voted nay.
 
Closed meeting pursuant to NRS 241.031

Discussion and possible decision on issues presented in the Closed Meeting

John McDonald announced that there is no action to be taken at this time.

Discussion and decision regarding Independence Day Celebration contract with Zembelli contract for fireworks in the amount of $25,000 to be held on July 5, 2008.  Laurayne Murray

Laurayne Murray explained that a contract was received from Zembelli and it is identical to that which was received for 2007 with a date change to July 5, 2008.  The contract was sent to the Town Attorney for review.  

John McDonald stated that the backup provided does not indicate what kind of show or the length of the show.  Laurayne Murray replied without John O’Brien in attendance to answer, she understands the show will be at least the length of the last show or longer.  Mr. O’Brien contributes his crew which meets the requirements in the contract at no additional cost.  Mr. McDonald asked if there is a contract with John O’Brien.  

Michael Sullivan asked Mrs. Murray if the items in the contract were going to be additional costs.  Chairman Murray replied that they were not available to do it on the
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date requested.  Mr. Sullivan asked if those items could be stricken from the Zembelli contract.  He would prefer them removed or something that states the conditions do not apply.  Laurayne Murray suggested tabling this time until Mr. O’Brien can attend as his portion of the proposal needs to be explained.  Mr. Sullivan asked that his portion be put in writing.  Mrs. Murray noted that the services listed in the contract will be performed by Mr. O’Brien’s group.

Dan Sprouse motioned to table this item until the next Town Board meeting.  John McDonald seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 3 – l.  Don Rust voted nay.

Laurayne Murray suggested staff to contact Mr. O’Brien to supply back up material for the next meeting.

Discussion and decision regarding Independence Day Celebration Freedom Festival event, solicit bids or offers.  Laurayne Murray

Michael Sullivan noted that Bob Irving, Fall Festival Chairman, could not attend the meeting.  Mr. Sullivan reported that Mr. Irving queried the Vendor Committee of the Fall Festival and they declined handling this event.  

Laurayne Murray stated that Petrack Park and the work involved in the Freedom Festival are still available for the Town to proceed.  At this time there is no organization wanting to take on this event.  Mrs. Murray suggested doing what the Fall Festival has done with regards to beer vendors.  That being, putting out information to the community that if someone interested in taking this on as a fundraiser, they should step forward.  

Dan Sprouse agreed that a non-profit organization could make some money from this event.  The IAFF has offered assistance in the transition.  Mr. Sprouse suggested the word be put out to the community.

John McDonald asked Mr. Sullivan to provide the additional costs to the Town for preparing for the Freedom Festival, but feels it would be unnecessary if someone else is going to do it.  Michael Sullivan added that from a staff standpoint, the Town is not in the event management business and should not be.  Mr. Sullivan added that there are many events hosted by private and non-profit organizations and this would be a unique opportunity for someone to take over.  Michael Sullivan felt that staff time should be invested in providing logistical service, such as turning on power, and help logistically but not hosting the event.  Mr. Sullivan agreed that it should be advertised, but is unclear as to what the Town is giving away other than its reservation for the park.  


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John McDonald suggested that he would bring it to the Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board to see if they would be interested.  

Laurayne Murray noted her concerns about putting off the advertising limits the time that a decision can be made on this.  Michael Sullivan suggested placing an ad and allowing any group that is interested submit requests.  This would be held as lottery, like the beer vendors for Fall Festival were done.

Dan Sprouse motioned to solicit bids or offers in the local papers for the Independence Day celebration, Freedom Festival event.  John McDonald seconded the motion.

Michael Sullivan suggested that the same ground rule apply; that it be a non-profit entity.  The Board concurred.

Vote passed 3 – 0 – 1.  Mr. Rust abstained.

Discussion and decision regarding award of website management agreement     Dan Sprouse

Dan Sprouse explained that the contract with the previous webmaster was terminated and the Town solicited proposals.  Mr. Sprouse noted that nine proposals were received and varied in price astronomically, by thousands of dollars.  It was narrowed down to one management website company, Vivid Edge Designs.  The portfolio was included in the backup.  This company has created and hosted the website for Channel 41 and the Pahrump Chamber of Commerce.  This company was highly recommended by Channel 41 owner and members of the Chamber of Commerce as well.  They were extremely happy with the web hosting by Vivid Edge Designs.  Dan Sprouse recommended that the Town utilize this company, Vivid Edge Designs, and award the contract to them.  The agreement would be for one year with renewal option for up to four years.  Michael Sullivan said because of the nature of the service, rather than contract for five years that the contract be a one year contract with an option to renew for four more.  The vendor was agreeable to this change.

John McDonald asked how this proposal lies with respect to the other firms.  Mr. Sprouse replied that this proposal was on the low end, but not the lowest.  The range was from $182,000 to one that was a bit less than Vivid Edge Designs.  Dan Sprouse noted that the portfolio was not as extensive or impressive as this company.  Mr. McDonald asked if the other firms were Pahrump firms.  Mr. Sprouse replied that one other was a Pahrump firm; the other firms were not even from the State of Nevada.  



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Laurayne Murray asked if the ownership of the website and the material remains with the Town of Pahrump.  Mr. Sprouse agreed.  This is found under “Ownership Rights” in the contract.  

Carl Joerger noted that the contract contains a statement that the developer maintains the source code and only gives the Town the output codes and asked for an explanation.

Michelle Phillips, Vivid Edge Designs, explained when a website is put together it can consist of a considerable amount of code behind the scenes.  This would include java script, XTHML, or CGI.  It is code and what it outputs is what belongs to the Town.  The programs she would use to create that code belongs to the company.  Don Rust explained that if you do not own the source code, you cannot make changes to the system.  Owning the source code controls the system, not the output.  Ms. Phillips stated that what she proposed is a content management system which puts the Town in a position where they actually can add content to the website.  Laurayne Murray confirmed that some information can be added to the website without having the webmaster come to add the information herself.  Dan Sprouse explained that the code is actually on the inside and not seen through the website that actually creates a program such as the calendar which can be updated by Town personnel.  The code would belong to Vivid Edge Designs as they are creating the calendar.  

Michael Sullivan asked Ms. Phillips if she had a problem in providing the code to the Town.  Ms. Phillips replied that the only thing she would hold back is something she paid for, such as software licensed through her company.  Don Rust agreed that any code that she owns because she had to buy it to produce something for the Town, you would want to own it.  What she pays for in order to produce what you get is a different issue.  Mr. Sullivan confirmed that if the Town purchased the software to operate her code, the Town would own it.  Michael Sullivan asked for the specific codes that would create the pages.  

Laurayne Murray clarified that Vivid Edge Design would retain all rights to any licensed software that is the property of the company; the Town would have access to source codes to create it.  Michelle Phillips agreed.  Mrs. Murray suggested this be worked out with the attorney.  

Carl Joerger pointed out some typographical errors in the website maintenance agreement with regard to hours per month and with “consultation” in paragraph 3,   Mr. Joerger noted that in the contract under compensation, it says, “customers will compensate developer in cash”. Ms. Phillips replied that she would accept checks.  Mr. Joerger pointed out that there is a limited warranty and asked if something was placed on the website that could hurt the Town; the Town’s only recourse is to sue for what the Town paid her.  If she damaged the Town by placing something on the website to be sued by

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someone else the only recourse is to sue for what she was paid.  Don Rust noted that this type of warranty on software is a generally accepted way to do business.  

Mr. Sullivan asked if Mr. Joerger was suggesting that she have liability insurance.  Carl Joerger stated that the policy is out of his realm and was explaining what the limits are.  Mr. Joerger suggested that the paragraph could be removed and then there would be no limitation on liability.  Michael Sullivan asked Ms. Phillips if she would like to discuss this with her counsel as his recommendation is in agreement with limiting damages to whatever we paid her is a pretty low amount.  She may need to substitute that she has liability insurance.  Mr. Sullivan noted that he was not asking her to change her contract at this time and would leave it up to the Board.  Michael Sullivan stated that he is not comfortable with that part of the contract as pointed out by Mr. Joerger.  

Don Rust explained that you could go to several different developers and will get the same thing.  They are not liable for anything except what you paid for.  The Town would not get any source code from them.  Microsoft is a good example.  There was more discussion regarding suits and liability coverage.  Mr. Sprouse noted that with all of the bids received, they all contained an almost identical paragraph in their proposals.  

Mr. Sullivan stated that they would work out an agreement with Ms. Phillips.  If an impasse occurs the Board will be notified.  The questions brought forward by Mr. Joerger will be looked at as well.  

Dan Sprouse stated that if some sort of catastrophic event should happen within Southern Nevada, that the server be rated where it is being backed up continuously or that it be hosted so the files for the website are not here.  Ms. Phillips stated it is backed up nightly and the Town will get copies as well as the hosting company doing back ups nightly.  The hosting company is in Arizona.  

Laurayne Murray asked if the Board wanted to continue this item until the next regular meeting, until the attorney has the final language in the proposal and accept that.
Michael Sullivan asked if the Board could accept the company at this time and direct him to arrive at a satisfactory agreement to be brought back to the Board for approval at a later date.  Mrs. Murray stated that it would not have to come back for approval if the Board was going to approve it.  Mr. Sullivan suggested that the Board award and accept the bid to Vivid Edge Design subject to completion of a negotiated agreement.  The changes would include typographical errors and provide some optional language on liability or warranty.  Chairman Murray explained that the Board does not have the optional language, so it would have to leave the paragraph in or take it out, or make the adjustments to the language so the Board can approve the content as discussed.  If there is to be continued negotiation between the two parties, there is no contract to approve.


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Mr. Sullivan asked if the Board could award the contract to Vivid Edge Design and come back with a final contract.  Mrs. Murray replied no.  Mr. Joerger stated that he felt that Mr. Sullivan needed some direction from the Board by way of a vote.  Chairman Murray explained options to the Board.

John McDonald motioned to accept the recommendation of Town Board Member Sprouse and approve the award of the website design and maintenance services RFP #2008-01 to Vivid Edge Designs per the terms and conditions contained in their proposal for an initial period of one year term with the option to renew for an additional term of four years under the same terms and conditions and that the only changes that are required are the typographical errors identified by Mr. Joerger.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Don Rust suggested adding to the motion that Ms. Phillips will provide all software other than what she had to pay for to do the development work.

Laurayne Murray asked staff if corrections needed to be specified individually.  Mrs. Murray stated the changes would include the pass code access, the numbers changed in the paragraphs so the alpha would agree with the numeric and paragraph 3.  

Dan Sprouse amended the motion to include the developer would include the source code and that the user names and passwords be provided to Town officials as well as the other corrections.  Ms. Murray noted that the corrections to the Maintenance Agreement in paragraph 3, Consultation, the company will provide up to 4 (four) and in paragraph 2, Maintenance and Charges, shall not exceed ten (10).  

John McDonald amended his motion.  Dan Sprouse amended his second as stated above.

Chairman Murray summarized that the Town will have access to the codes, user name and password, the developer will retain ownership of any software licensed in their possession.

Vickie Parker commented that the Board should approve this agreement; that the Town will not be disappointed.

Dwight Lilly commented that it appears all the details are not properly worked out for any vote from the Town Board.  Mr. Lilly commented that there are reasons to look at why the bid is what it is.  Dwight Lilly suggested that the Town Attorney be included in more discussion on this issue.  



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Dan Sprouse commented that much review went into the choosing and with regard to the mentioned portfolio; they were actually websites that were provided from each of the proposals designed by the companies bidding.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

Discussion and decision to purchase two (2) acre feet of water rights for an amount not to exceed $30,000       Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan explained that Matt Luis was approached by a citizen stating he had 4 shares of water rights that he would like to split off and sell two shares to the Town.  If agreeable to the Board, Mr. Sullivan said he would start the process through Mr. Campbell to secure the shares through the State Engineers Office.  Mr. Sullivan noted that Matt Luis has requested that those shares be dedicated to the Kellogg well where some help is needed if there is to be an expansion at that site.  

John McDonald noted that it has been recommended that the purchase come from the Town Improvements Fund.  Mr. McDonald suggested using the Park Room Tax Fund if it is going to be used at a park.  John McDonald noted that the balance is much larger than that in the Capital Improvements Fund.  Mr. Sullivan explained that it may not be used for the park site as there is also a fire station at that location.  No park has been developed there at this time and no decision has been made to have a park there.  Michael Sullivan suggested that it would more likely be used for the fire department station at that location.  Mr. Sullivan said he felt more comfortable with General Fund Capital Fund for this purchase.  Laurayne Murray explained that it will be transferred to that location and used for various purposes.  The long term plan for the location is to make it a park.  Mr. Sullivan commented that if using the funds from another source he would suggest the Parks Impact Fee Fund for an expansion of the park service.  John McDonald felt it could not be justified for new construction in his opinion.  Michael Sullivan replied that the Impact Fee is for new parks and there is no park there at this time.  Mr. McDonald said he had no problem taking it from the General Fund, but he does have a problem with taking it from the Impact Fee Fund.  He cannot relate this expenditure to new development.  There was further discussion regarding creation of new parks especially in the area of large growth and the demand is in that area.  

Laurayne Murray asked Matt Luis what the demand is at this time at Kellogg area.  Matt Luis replied that there is1 acre foot of water there.  Mr. Luis explained that there has been talk about developing a dog park in that area, and low water usage facilities just to get things started there.  Mr. Luis noted that the concern is that the fire station is there and restricting the water to a park may hinder the fire station.  



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Don Rust asked what the current status is on previously approved water rights acquisitions.  Mr. Sullivan replied that several are in escrow and the process is through the State Engineer’s office.  

Dan Sprouse motioned to purchase two acre feet of water rights not to exceed $30,000 to come from the General Capital Fund.  John McDonald seconded the motion.

Dave Stevens commented that he agreed with Mr. Sullivan and is fully in favor of parks.  Mr. Stevens stated that if they do not get it now, the price may jump up to $60,000 next year.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

Discussion and decision regarding approval of Fiscal Year 2008/09 PETT Grant Requests   Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan explained that this is the period of time that requests are submitted to the County for review, and they prioritize the requests for grants through the County Commissioners for PETT funds.  Mr. Sullivan has provided a list for approval.  He explained that the first two items on the list are carryovers, prior grants which have not been fully dispersed yet.  There has been some struggle with the engineering firm to get projects completed.  The other items are items submitted by Buildings & Grounds and the Fire Department.  The Town Board was solicited and one request was received.  Michael Sullivan noted that the deadline was last week.  He said he asked for an extension until this meeting to get approval and input from the Board and allow Mr. Balloqui to present his request to the Board.  

Dan Sprouse asked if there was a list of grant funded items from last year that were not given.  Mr. Sullivan replied that the bulk of the requests are those items not approved last year which include the carryover of the first two items.  The other three received were for two fire engines and pick up truck for the hazmat.  All three have been ordered.  Of the five requests from last year are the two carryovers and three were executed and two are moving forward on for completion by July.  

Laurayne Murray asked if the park lighting project were requested last year and not approved.  Mr. Sullivan agreed.

John McDonald motioned that the Town Board approve the Town’s PETT grant request as outlined in the attachment and direct the Town Manager to submit them to the Board of County Commissioners for favorable consideration and award in Fiscal Year 2008/09.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

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Al Balloqui came to the Board regarding the issue of PETT funds pertaining to the Pahrump Arts and Recreational Complex.  Mr. Balloqui asked the Board to amend their motion to allow this request for the fairgrounds.  He stated that he would like to add an amount to continue the piping for fluent water that has been negotiated with Mountain Falls to the park property.  The estimated cost is approximately $300,000.  This would continue the piping from Fox Road to the fairgrounds.  Mr. Balloqui offered to go before the County and explain the justification for the request as this would enhance the economic development for Pahrump and all of Nye County in the usage of the gray water.  A retention pond is also in the master plan which should be received within the next 30 days.  The water will accumulate for distribution to the green belt at the park.  

Dan Sprouse confirmed that the money being asked for is for the pipe, not the retention pond.  Mr. Sprouse asked if the pipe were in place, would the water sit in the pipes until the pond is created.  Mr. Balloqui explained that Mountain Falls has a line in for gray water on Fox Road to their property line.  Al Balloqui would like to extend that line on to the fairgrounds property line, approximately ½ mile.  This amount is based on current pricing.  This should be done as soon as the tortoise habitat situation is resolved.  This is a key component to the fairgrounds future.  Mr. Balloqui noted that Tim Hafen is favorable to considering providing the park with the gray water.  There is cost in dispersing the gray water.  This will save acre feet of water on the green area.  It would be less expensive at this time to put the piping in prior to anymore development in that area.  

John McDonald asked if Mr. Balloqui had a dollar figure available.  Al Balloqui said he projected $300,000 based on construction costs dropping and material costs are not dropping.  Michael Sullivan suggesting amending the amount to $400,000 as there may be some engineering and legal costs involved.  Mr. Sullivan noted that this is only one phase of a multi phase project at the fairgrounds.  This would be a request for assistance with costs without bearing the full cost by the County.  

Dan Sprouse amended his second to allow, in addition to what has been recommended, to include and additional $400,000 for the request from Mr. Balloqui to provide legal costs and piping for the park project.
John McDonald amended his motion as stated by Mr. Sprouse.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location

Chairman Murray noted that the budget hearings are scheduled for March 26, 27, and 28, at the Town Annex.  Laurayne Murray stated that Mr. Sprouse would not be able to attend.  Mr. Rust said he would not be available for the budget or Board meeting that week.  He could be at the March 28 meeting if was necessary for that meeting.  Michael
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Sullivan explained that in the past, the Board has been able to move through the material, depending on the experience of the Board, in one meeting and in some cases, three meetings.  Three meetings are scheduled.  

Mrs. Murray explained that Mr. Rust and Mr. Sprouse would not be available.  She will check with Mrs. Shupp to make sure there will be quorum for the meetings. The time will be determined based on availability of a quorum.

Consent Agenda Items:

a.    Action – approval of Town Vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of February 26, 2008.
c.    Action – approval of PVFRS Ambulance Write Offs, December 2007-February 2008.
d.    Action – Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommendation regarding accepting resignation of Toby Anderson and appointment of Steve Jersic.
e.    Action – request for 72-Hour Liquor Permit for Knights of Columbus for various fundraisers April 11 and 12, April 19, May 3, June 6, July 12 and August 1, 2008.
f.    Action – request for 72-Hour Liquor Permit for Pahrump Valley Lions Club at the Pahrump Senior Center on April 17, 2008.
g.    Action – request for 72-Hour Liquor Permit for the Pahrump Senior Center fundraiser dinner on April 26, 2008.

Chairman Murray noted that Item #14 b would be removed due to lack of back up.

John McDonald asked for discussion of Item #14 c regarding ambulance write offs.  Mr. McDonald noted concerns that the Auditor pointed out in his management letter Mr. McArthur felt we were not following state law with this respect and Mr. McDonald feels that state law may not be being followed.  Mr. McArthur had detailed his concerns in the management letter and explained steps that should be taken.  There is presumption that the District Attorney is the Town collection agent, which is not the case.  John McDonald suggested that Carl Joerger review state law on writing off accounts receivable and advise.  

John McDonald motioned to approve all consent agenda items with the exception of approving the minutes, consent items a through g except for item b.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

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Adjournment

Chairman Murray adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Don Rust,
Town Board Clerk




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Backup

There is no backup posted for this meeting.