Agendas & Minutes


March 23, 2004

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
MARCH 23, 2004

 


Agenda

1.    Call to order.

A.    Pledge of allegiance
B.    Welcome

2.    Discussion regarding agenda items.

3.    Discussion, action and decision regarding accepting resignation of Rick Ewing.

4.    Election of Chairman, and Vice Chairman, and Clerk.  

5.    Announcements.

6.    “Good News” regarding people, events, awards, celebrations or occasions that reflects positively for those within the community

7.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Town sponsored use of Petrack Park for Children’s Egg Hunt.  OJ Palmer

8.    Discussion, action and decision regarding grant sponsorship for the Pahrump Valley High School Golf Invitational.   Robert Worden

9.    Town Manager’s Report.   

10.    Advisory Board Reports.

11.    Discussion, action and decision regarding name change from Emergency Services Advisory Board to Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board.  Paula Glidden/Sharon Wherly

12.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Room Tax Tourism funds for Rural Round Up registration.  Paula Glidden

13.    Appointment of Liaison to Nye Communities Coalition, Town Website and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

14.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Resolution # 2004-01 - Sisterhood with Carlsbad, New Mexico.

15.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Second Quarterly Economic Survey for Fiscal Year 2003-04.  

16.    Discussion, action and decision regarding 2004 Pool Policy.

17.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Bid #2004-02 – Utility Engineer.

18.    Discussion, action and decision regarding cellular phone for Matt Luis, Building and Grounds Manager.

19.    Discussion, action and decision regarding which Resolution the Board should consider for the replacement of Town Board members.   Charlotte LeVar

20.    Discussion, action and decision regarding designation to the State Department of Taxation that Daniel C. McArthur, LTD, will serve as external auditor for the Town of Pahrump for Fiscal Year 2004 per NRS 354.624 et al.  

21.    Discussion, action and decision regarding future workshops with Beller and Associates.  

22.    Discussion, action and decision regarding 72-Hour Liquor License.

A.    Our Lady of the Valley & Knights of Columbus
B.    Chamber of Commerce – Rural Round up

23.    Consent Agenda Items:

A.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action – approval of Town Board minutes of February 24, 2004, and March 9, 2004, and Special Meeting of March 5, 2004
C.    Action – ambulance billing write offs.

24.    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).

25.    Adjournment.

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

SPECIAL NOTE: 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.

 


Minutes

PRESENT:
Paula Glidden
Charlotte LeVar
Jeanna Howard
Richard Billman
Cristina Hinds, Attorney

CALL TO ORDER

Vice Chairman Paula Glidden called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.  Ms. Glidden welcomed all that were in attendance.  

DISCUSSION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

Paula Glidden requested that Item #11 (Discussion, action and decision regarding name change from Emergency Services Advisory Board to Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board) be removed from this agenda and placed on the next agenda.  

There was no objection to this change.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF RICK EWING

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to accept the resignation of Rick Ewing.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.  

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN AND CLERK

Charlotte LeVar Motioned that Paula Glidden be retained as Chairman, Richard Billman as Vice Chairman and Charlotte LeVar to remain as Clerk.  Jeanna Howard seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Charlotte LeVar announced:
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The Pahrump Regional Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:00 p.m. on March 24, in the Hall;
Fall Festival Carnival Committee is scheduled to meet on March 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Annex;
Tentative Budget workshops for the Town of Pahrump have been scheduled for March 28, 29, and 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Annex;
Consensus Planning has scheduled a joint workshop to include the RPC, County Commissioners and Town Board on April 1, at 6:00 p.m. in the Hall;
Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board will meet on April 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Room A;
Commissioners Cox and Trummell will hold their pre agenda workshop on April 3 at 2:30 p.m. in Room B;
Fall Festival Executive Committee will meet on April 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex;
Fall Festival Entertainment Committee will meet on April 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Annex;
Public Lands Advisory Board will meet on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Room B;
Tourism Advisory Board will meet on April 8, at 8:00 a.m. in the Town Annex;
Fall Festival Vendor Committee is scheduled to meet on April 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the Annex;

Dave Richards corrected the dates for the tentative budget workshops.  They are actually March 29, 30 and 3l.  

“GOOD NEWS” REGARDING PEOPLE, EVENTS, AWARDS, CELEBRATIONS OR OCCASIONS THAT REFLECTS POSITIVELY FOR THOSE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

Patricia Cox, Nye County Commissioner, reported that there has been a group of citizens working on a 2+2+2 college for the Town of Pahrump.  Mrs. Cox stated that on Friday, March 19, several Pahrump citizens attended the State Board of Regents meeting to explain to the Regents a plan for a Pahrump college project.  Mrs. Cox wished to recognize the following people:  Rod Sherer, Henry Neth, Patricia Cox, Paula Glidden, Tim Hafen, Jane Wisdom, Dr. Rob Roberts, Karen Spalding, Donna Lamm, Bob Baker, Ed Hanson, Doug McMurdo, Mike Cosgrove, Ruth Cosgrove, Troy Wade, Frank Tussy, John Shea, representation from the new Chevrolet dealership and P.J. from the Chicken Ranch.   Others involved were Alan Parker, Bill King, Kari Frilot, Vicki Parker, Sherry Payne, John Pawlak, Vern Van Winkle, Alyssa Couch, Rick Marshall, Maureen Budhal, and Kelsey Thompson.  

Paula Glidden notified that Mr. Tim Hafen has been recognized as 2004 Distinguished Nevadan chosen by the Board of Regents.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING TOWN SPONSORED USE OF PETRACK PARK FOR CHILDREN’S EGG HUNT
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Jeanna Howard explained that O.J. Palmer has coordinated the Children’s Egg Hunt that has taken place at Petrack Park for a few years.  Mr. Palmer is asking that the Town of Pahrump partner with him in a sponsorship level.  

O.J. Palmer said this would be the fourth year that he coordinated the egg hunt for the kids’ ages 0 – 12.  It has been done before with many donations from the community but what has become a stumbling block is the insurance requirements.  Mr. Palmer asked that the Town become a part of this event by sponsoring the Petrack Park.  

Ms. Howard added that this does make sense as the event takes place on the communities’ property for the community and staff has volunteered to help as well.

Jeanna Howard Motioned that the Town of Pahrump sponsor the 2004 Pahrump Community Children’s Egg Hunt.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.  

Cristina Hinds noted that no date was stated in the back up and asked if one had been assigned.  
Staff noted that it has been booked on the Town calendar for Saturday, April 10.  O.J. Palmer said it would begin at 9:00 a.m.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING GRANT SPONSORSHIP FOR THE PAHRUMP VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GOLF INVITATIONAL

Bob Hopkins, Head Boys Golf Coach, explained that the golf tournament has been successful for the past ten years and bring in approximately twenty-five golf teams for this event.  The Pahrump Valley High School Golf Invitational would like to have money from tourism.  This year the tournament will be held at Mountain Falls Golf Course and is hosting the event for the two day event.  

Paula Glidden asked if the golf tournament is not a high school function.  Bob Hopkins said it is not.  Mr. Billman asked if it was all high school students participating.  Bob Hopkins replied that it is and there are teams from Arizona, California, and Nevada.  Paula Glidden stated that the Tourism Advisory Board sent item forward to the Town because they felt that it was excellent for tourism.  It promotes golf and that is what the tourism group has centered on, golf, recreational RV.  

Paula Glidden asked for clarification that the money will be used for part of the green fees.  Mr. Hopkins replied that it would be pretty much.  This year they were requesting $5,000 from Willow Creek Golf Course and Mountain Falls will graciously allow the boys and girls play there for nothing, boys and girls, and would like to give something back to them.  


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Richard Billman Motioned to support the Pahrump Valley Junior Golf Association in the amount of $2500.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.

Richard Billman asked if Mountain Falls have cut their green fees or they have not.  Mr. Hopkins replied that they have given the golfers their course to practice and play all of the high school matches for free right now.  Bob Hopkins said that he had hoped they could give this back to them through this tournament, in appreciation more than anything.  

Paula Glidden asked if the association was putting any money back into this tournament along with any grants you may get, or is this strictly what is obtained through the Town.  Bob Hopkins replied yes on the advice from Elaine Goins.  

Dave Richards confirmed that the funds would come from the Room Tax – Tourism Fund and would be part of Mr. Billman’s motion.  Richard Billman replied that it would, and amended his motion to reflect this.  Charlotte LeVar amended her second to the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

Mike McInerney brought up that requests are received periodically throughout the year and suggested that the Town Board find a mechanism where this information regarding the budget meetings to show up to submit their requests prior to the budget.  Paula Glidden replied that they have done that and Tourism has looked at their budget and have brought things forward.  Mr. McInerney said he does not recall this being mentioned at last year’s budget meeting.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Dave Richards reported that the budget preparations for fiscal year 2004/05 continue and is probably 98% complete.  A draft budget will be prepared for the Town Board for the first meeting on March 29.  If we are not able to complete the budget in one meeting subsequent meetings are scheduled.  

Mr. Richards stated that the Business License fee revisions will be provided to the Town Board with a recommendation of an increase in fees that will include an appropriation for enforcement.  That will be available prior to the next Town Board meeting.  

Dave Richards said that proposals have been accepted for health care insurance policy.  A report and recommendation will ready by the next Town Board meeting. Mr. Richards suggested starting an employee health care committee, if there is no objection from the Board.  It would be to everyone’s best interest to have participation from the employees in not just the selection of the consultant administering the program but also in reviewing any policies they might be able to bring to the Town.  This would allow for a recommendation from the employees as well as the administrative staff.  

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Charlotte LeVar asked how this committee would be set up.  Would there be an employee from every department.  Mr. Richards responded with a yes reply.  

Mr. Richards reported that there will be an initial meeting with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) representatives on March 24 at 10:00 a.m. with a follow up meeting on March 30.  Dave Richards said we believe this meeting will have substantial discussions at that time regarding the IAFF contract.  These are the first meetings that we have been able to schedule.  

Charlotte LeVar asked who will be attending those meetings.  Mr. Richards replied it would be the Town Attorney, himself and the Fire Chief representing the town and whoever the IAFF has for their representatives.  

Jeanna Howard asked if there is any specific that will to be addressed that Mr. Richards could share.  Dave Richards replied there was nothing that he could share.   Mr. Richards said he would be happy to share them privately.  

Dave Richards stated that with the budget almost complete he has talked with the Finance Director about preparing a five-year trend analysis for revenues and expenditures.  This will give the Town Board a better projection of what the Town would expect our revenues and expenses to be for a longer look into the future, rather than one the one year budget that the Board has been experiencing, reviewing and approving.  It is thought that it will allow the Board an opportunity to make decisions on a regular basis with information about where we expect our revenues and expenditures to go with a longer horizon.  We will be working on that over the next several months, especially after the budget has been approved.  

Mr. Richards reported that the Abaris people have emailed a proposal to him today.  They are proposing to conduct the follow up workshops that they recommended in their report regarding the fire and ambulance service.  Mr. Richards explained that he did not have time to review the proposal with any detail but did note that Abaris is planning on four meetings sometime in April.  

Dave Richards said that the skate park construction closure continues to be problematic.  There will be a meeting with Monument Construction on Friday (March 26).  Included in this meeting will be the Town Attorney, Matt Luis and Peggy Warner, who have had experience with this project.  A report on the results will follow the meeting.  

Jeanna Howard asked if Mr. Richards could contact Bill Green regarding the skate park.  Mr. Richards stated he would and may even invite him to attend the meeting as well.  

Mr. Richards reported that the visioning process for the Town Board and staff as recommended by Beller and Associates, the first meeting will be April 28 at 9:00 a.m.   Dave Richards reported that two Board member have confirmed two have not.  A call or an email would be appreciated

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regarding your participation in the process.  It will be a six hour event.  We still need to confirm with Beller and Associates on the date.  

Dave Richards noted that a fax from the insurance company regarding Town mold investigation was received.  A report will be made to the Town Board upon review of the results.  This was a result of the flooding in July 2003.  

Paula Glidden said she was looking forward to the follow up with Abaris.  

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS
Patricia Cox updated the Board on the Town Clean Up project and what has been accomplished so far

Jeanna Howard reported that she attended the Federal Impact Advisory Board meeting in Beatty last week.  There was discussion at that meeting regarding extending the trip to Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Jeanna Howard reported that the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board is working on the Earth Day project on April 24.  Ms. Howard said it would be nice to see the community come out and enjoy this event.

Paula Glidden reported that the Fairgrounds Advisory Board is still working on obtaining water rights which is still in process through the Town.  They are looking at cutting the roads and have a serious plan that, as well as finalizing the rodeo section of the fairgrounds in coordination with other areas in the fairgrounds.  A groundbreaking is being planned.

Ms. Glidden noted that the Tourism Advisory Board is working on finalizing the entry signs as you enter Pahrump.   The locations have been designated.  They are working on a kiosk which will be an informational kiosk placed at Saddle West.  

Jeanna Howard noted that the Regional Planning Commission has been addressing normal routine matters.  However there will be a meeting to address the zoning issue with the Town Board, County Commissioners and Planning Commission.

Dale Schutte added that the Department of Energy is having a meeting on April 1 in Las Vegas as a new shipment campaign is starting in May coming from Ohio.  Mr. Schutte will be attending this meeting.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING ROOM TAX TOURISM FUNDS FOR RURAL ROUND UP REGISTRATION

Paula Glidden explained that the Tourism Advisory Board has been charged with the Rural Round Up along with the Pioneer Territories, and the Chamber.  Rural Round Up is the state
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sponsored tourism event and will be held here in Pahrump April 21-24.  Many people will be seeing Pahrump for the first time and will include an inner tour as well as a perimeter tour for those attending.  The Town Board has already granted money to do some advertising and gifting.  This additional request for money is for registration for people they want to invite from the Town, that being some of the officials and those instrumental in tourism.  This would include the golf people, the Commissioners and those that the Tourism Advisory Board would choose.  This request would be for $1300.  That is $65 registration for up to 20 people.  

Paula Glidden Motioned to request the Board to approve up to $l300 for registration for additional people from the Town to be sponsored at the Rural Round Up, money to come from the Tourism fund.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Jeanna Howard asked if the Town is hosting the event why we would have to pay to participate.  Paula Glidden replied that those working on the committee will no be paying, but the people they want to invite to it have to pay.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

APPOINTMENT OF LIAISON T0 NYE COMMUNITIES COALITION, TOWN WEBSITE AND PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

Charlotte LeVar noted that the she has been attending the Nye Communities Coalition.  

Paula Glidden appointed Charlotte LeVar to the Nye Communities Coalition, and Richard Billman to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  

Richard Billman stated that Oscar (DeMasi/Webmaster) is currently sending to him all the email complaints.  Paula Glidden said she will then appoint Mr. Billman as the Liaison to the webmaster.  

Paula Glidden noted that Rick Ewing did a great job getting the website to where it is currently and thanked him for his efforts in this project.  

Bobbi Johnson, Nye Communities Coalition, commented on the activities of Nye Communities Coalition and its programs and informed the Board that they meet the third Wednesday of each month from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Community College of Southern Nevada.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION #2004-01 – SISTERHOOD WITH CARSBAD, NEW MEXICO

Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve Resolution #2004-01.  

Richard Billman commented that he thought this was already done.
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Jeanna Howard explained that the Board needs to approve the actual resolution as presented.  

Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.  

DISCUSSION, ACTIONA ND DECISION REGARDING SECOND QUARTERLY ECONOMIC SURVEY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-04

Dave Richards explained that this item is before the Board because it was not filed in a timely manner.  It has been filed since, although the state requires that the Board recognize the notification of delinquency.  Mr. Richards noted that it must be recognized in the minutes.

Richard Billman Motioned to recognize the Department of Taxation’s Quarterly Economic Survey.  Jeanna Howard seconded the motion

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING 2004 POOL POLICY

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to accept the 2004 Pool Policy with changes from 2003 policy.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.    

DISCUSSION ACTION AND DECISION REGARDIG BID #2004-02 – UTILITY ENGINEER

Paula Glidden asked for recommendations from staff.  Dave Richards explained that proposals were requested publicly.  There were several firms interested in the project but only received two proposals, one by Nevada by Design, and one from Boyle Engineering Corporation.  Mr. Richards said the staff recommends, following review of credentials and references, is to accept the proposal from Nevada by Design.  

Richard Billman Motioned to accept the proposal from Nevada by Design, Bid #2004-02.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.

Jeanna Howard asked what kinds of numbers were presented within the proposal.  Dave Richards replied that there were not any.  Ms. Howard asked if it would be within the scope of that which was granted by Nye County.  Mr. Richards said that was correct.  

Mike McInerney said he did not see a requirement that and estimated cost of the project would be.  Mr. McInerney noted that he did not see any economic analysis as opposed to continuing as
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it is.  Dave Richards replied that it is the intention to have an estimate prepared by the engineering firm that will be reviewed by staff and then a recommendation will be made to the Board to accept or reject that estimate.  Mr. Richards explained that the county approved an appropriation of $20,000 for the engineering of this project, and once the engineering is complete approval will be needed for any project.  Mike McInerney noted two issues with the Boyle proposal.  

Charlotte LeVar asked how the determination was made to choose Nevada by Design.  Dave Richards explained that there were references checked of both firms.  Mr. Richards noted that it was felt that the Town would have better representation from a smaller firm.  

Richard Billman stated that Nevada by Design have experience and expertise already in southern Nevada.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING CELLULAR PHONE FOR MATT LUIS, BUILDING AND GROUNDS MANAGER

Dave Richards explained that a cell phone is being requested for the Building and Grounds department.  Currently, Mr. Luis uses his own phone and it’s been proven that he needs to be accessible.  Mr. Richards stated that an estimated expense of $350 a year for a new phone for Mr. Luis and it is staff recommendation that that be approved.  

Richard Billman Motioned that the Town supply Mr. Luis with a cell phone for his use in Town business.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.

Jeanna Howard stated that she has every confidence that administration could make this decision and asked why this was on the agenda.  Mr. Richards said he believes that it is because the Town would be entering into a contract and obligating the Town for this amount.

Vote passed 4 – 0.  

DISCUSSION, ACTIONA ND DECISION REGARDING WHICH RESOLUTION THE BOARD SHOULD CONSIDER FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF TOWN BOARD MEMBERS

Charlotte LeVar stated that after reviewing both resolutions, from1997 and 2000 finds no reason to change the way the Board goes about except for advertising the position to the public.  Mrs. LeVar explained that the resolution states that the Town Board chooses three people from those submitting letters for recommendation to the Governor.  


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Charlotte LeVar Motioned to go out for advertising.  Once those have been submitted we will check them and sent them up to the Governor for his final decision.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Richard Billman asked why we would want to submit three names.  Why not simply submit our best choice.  Charlotte LeVar replied that the resolution implies sending one to three names.  Mrs. LeVar stated that so far she only knows of one candidate that has come forward that said they would like to be on the Board.  

Jeanna Howard said she agrees with Mr. Billman that if there is one applicant that the Board agrees on that that name should be the one sent to the Governor.  

Cristina Hinds explained that the reason for the wording on the resolution was in case the Governor did not like, or would not appoint, the person the Board selected they still felt they had two other chances for the Governor to select their choices.

Charlotte LeVar amended her motion to include April 16 as a closing date for applications as suggested by staff and counsel.  Richard Billman seconded the amendment to the motion.  

Mike McInerney commented that in view of the fact that there is a majority of County Commissioners from Pahrump, he would like the Board to discuss sometime the idea of returning to a Pahrump Advisory Board rather than a Town Board.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING DESIGNATION TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION THAT DANIEL C. McARTHUR, LTD, WILL SERVE AS EXTERNAL AUDITOR FOR THE TOWN OF PAHRUMP FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004 PER NRS 354.624 ET AL

Jeanna Howard Motioned to designate to the State Department of Taxation that Daniel C. McArthur, LTD, will serve as external auditor for the Town of Pahrump for fiscal year 2004 per NRS 354.624 et al.  Charlotte LeVar seconded the motion.

Dave Richards recommended that Mr. McArthur be approved for the next fiscal year audit.  

Paul Willis commented that he would like to know if it is appropriate to ask the external audit if it could be more stringent and exceed the NRS requirement.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTIONA ND DECISION REGARDING FUTURE WORKSHOPS WITH BELLER AND ASSOCIATES
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Dave Richards explained that the Beller workshop is the April 28 date mentioned earlier.  There is no requirement for Board action as it is done at no cost to the Town.  This will involve all of the Town Board members and all of the department heads.  

Jeanna Howard confirmed that on April 28 at 9:00 a.m. the visioning workshop will be held and all the Board members are supposed to be there.  Dave Richards replied that was correct.  

Charlotte LeVar Motioned that the Town Board attend Beller and Associates workshop on April 28 at 9:00 a.m. for a 6 hour period.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTIONA ND DECISION REGARDING 72-HOUR LIQUOR LICENSES

A.    Our Lady of the Valley and Knights of Columbus
B.    Chamber of Commerce – Rural Round Up

Charlotte LeVar Motioned that Our Lady of the Valley Roman Catholic Church be approved for the 72-Hour Liquor License for dates requested.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0
Charlotte LeVar Motioned that the Chamber of Commerce be approved for a 72-Hour Liquor License for Rural Round Up on April 20, 2004.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

A.    Approval of Town Vouchers
B.    Approval of Town Board minutes of February 24, 2004 and March 9, 2004 and
Special Meeting of March 5, 2004.
C.    Approval of ambulance billing write offs.

Charlotte LeVar Motioned to approve the Town vouchers, the minutes of February 24 and March 9 and the ambulance billing write offs.  

Paula Glidden asked if the motion was including minutes of March 5.  Mrs. LeVar stated that she had some correction and wanted to review that separately.  Staff noted that the minutes of March 5 are verbatim.  Charlotte LeVar said she does not think she said she hooked.  And one other thing, at the close of the meeting Charlotte LeVar said she never voted.  Staff explained that the minutes reflect exactly what was on the tape as they were done verbatim.  The minutes do not say Charlotte LeVar voted.  


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Mr. LeVar stated that she will include March 5 in the motion as well.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Bill Yates commented that he would like an explanation of the ambulance billing write offs.  Paula Glidden explained that those are the amounts that are charged off after they have gone through all the insurances and are then written off.  Jeanna Howard noted that they are the contractual due to the contracts they have with the different insurances.  Bill Yates confirmed that this is money that can no longer be collected.  Paula Glidden replied that it is money that can never be collected.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.  

PUBLIC COMMENT

Ken Treat commented that he has two subjects that he would like to discuss with the Town Board.  The first is that of street lights on Calvada Boulevard which cost approximately $505 per month.  Mr. Treat said if he were on the Town Board or a County Commissioner, he would hate to wait for the law suits because we are not providing lights in this town.  The $505 per month does not include the cost of maintenance.  

Mr. Treat noted his second challenge for the Board is the Executive Golf Course and said it is not unusual for Towns and Counties to operate municipal golf courses.  Ken Treat said that the economic impact on the Town of Pahrump when the snow birds come to town and found that the executive course was not open, they continued down the highway to Yuma, Arizona.  There is no way to measure the impact.  Mr. Treat commented that we are taking away from the ability of the youngsters in this town to learn proficiently how to play golf.  The facility can be operated at a profit and the only thing keeping it from being open is the purchase price.  The company that owns it approached the County or the Town in the past and offered to donate it to them and it was turned down.  Ken Treat said he would like to provide the owners name to contact and have the Town Manager form a committee and investigate buying that golf course.  The total price is $750,000.  

Dale Schutte stated that he received notice from the Energy Community Alliance that there will be an initiative going on the ballot in Washington State.  The initiative would ban the importation of any off site nuclear waste being shipped into Washington.  Mr. Schutte said that the Energy Community Alliance has asked for responses from communities and DOE sites that would be impacted if this legislation were to pass.   Mr. Schutte asked if the Board would like this put on an agenda and he would draft up a response.  Dale Schutte said he could prepare a paper regarding Pahrump’s position concerning the impact to us.  Paula Glidden explained that there could be no action on this and should discuss this with the Town Manager.  Jeanna Howard suggested Mr. Schutte discuss this with his Advisory Board.  

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Lynn Yates commented on the current recall of Jeanna Howard.  

Art Jones commented on the safety of the Town regarding the lights on Calvada Boulevard and his concerns regarding dead animals in the street.  Mr. Jones asked if this issue could be placed on a Town Board agenda for future discussion.

Paula Glidden commented on the light issue on Calvada.  

Larry Goins commented on the Executive Golf Course.  Mr. Goins noted that as a member of the Pahrump Valley Youth Golf Founders Club and would be a number of members willing to be a part of the effort and serve on a committee to help further the process.  

Paul Willis commented on the resignation of Rick Ewing and stated that he should be commended by the Board or some kind of certificate for having the guts enough to climb into that seat for any reason.  

ADJOURNMENT

Paula Glidden declared the meeting over.

Respectfully submitted,


Charlotte LeVar, Clerk


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