Agendas & Minutes


March 23, 2010

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
MARCH 23, 2010

 


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.    Announcements (Non-Action)


4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)

5.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

6.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)

7.    Presentation by Jack Wood regarding 2010 Census. (Non-Action)

8.    Presentation by Harvey Caplan from Pahrump Radio.  (Non-Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision to approve Resolution 2010-04, a resolution designating Daniel C. McArthur Ltd., as the Town’s external auditor for the fiscal year 2009-2010 and approving the proposed audit engagement letter. (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision to approve final reading of PTO #39, An Amendment to Ordinance #39 of the Unincorporated town of Pahrump to revise and restate the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision concerning request from Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board for funds for Earth Day, April 17, 2010; $750.00 for advertising and $100.00 for prizes. (Action)

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 9, 2010.
c.    Action – approval of $750 to Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce (PVCC) for the Baker to Las Vegas run.
d.    Action – approval of $1,250 to PVCC for Nevada Commission on Tourism grant match for advertising in the RV Journal.
e.    Action – approval of $5,000 for Threadz 2010 event marketing.

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

14.    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)

15.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session for the Town Attorney to advise the Town Board regarding pending litigation pursuant to NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2). (Action)

16.    Closed session.

17.    Discussion and decision regarding issues addressed in closed session. (Action)

18.    Adjournment.




A quorum of Advisory Board members may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

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:
    Town Board:
        Nicole Shupp
        Bill Dolan
        Mike Darby
        Frank Maurizio
    Staff:
        Bill Kohbarger
        Michael Sullivan
        Rick Campbell, Attorney

ABSENT:    
Town Board:
Vicky Parker
    

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Nicole Shupp called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to remove Items 15, 16, and 17. Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)
Frank Maurizio read announcements as prepared.
Mr. Maurizio announced Earth Day to take place on April 17.
Nicole Shupp noted that the Nevada Commission on Ethics will hold a workshop on March 25 from 3 – 5 p.m.
Bill Garlough announced the Town Clean Up to be held May 8th at the Calvada Duck Pond.
Tom Waters announced the VITA Tax Assistance program.
Gina Goode announced Earth Hour to be held on March 27.
Sandra Darby announced that she is starting a Constitution Study Group.
Sara Adler announced a USDA Rural Development program to help home owners.
Art Jones announced that the VA clinic is closed and Desert View Hospital is seeing the VA patients.
Butch Harper presented a letter to the Board from Department of Veterans Affairs.


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4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Don Rust of the Incorporation Advisory Board announced that three community information sessions were held regarding the Incorporation feasibility study.  The next two are scheduled for April 6th at Nevada Treasures RV Resort and April 20th at the Pahrump Nugget.  Mr. Rust hoped for a better turnout at these hearings.
Tom Waters of the Veterans Memorial Advisory Board announced their special meeting for March 29.  Dr. Waters asked for new members to apply for membership on this Advisory Board.

5.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
There were no questions regarding the Town Manager Report.

6.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
None

7.    Presentation by Jack Wood regarding 2010 Census. (Non-Action)
Mr. Jack Wood gave a power point presentation concerning the history and the reason for the Census and what it means to the community.

8.    Presentation by Harvey Caplan from Pahrump Radio.  (Non-Action)
Andy Alberti, for Harvey Caplan, gave a verbal presentation regarding internet radio.  Mr. Alberti noted that the pilot program would cost $300 per month.

Mike Darby commented.
Bill Dolan explained that 365Radio.com does that same thing for less than $50 per month.

9.    Discussion and possible decision to approve Resolution 2010-04, a resolution designating Daniel C. McArthur Ltd., as the Town’s external auditor for the fiscal year 2009-2010 and approving the proposed audit engagement letter. (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to approve Resolution 2010-04, a resolution designating Daniel C. McArthur Ltd., as the Town’s external auditor for the fiscal year 2009-2010 and approving the proposed audit engagement letter. Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Comment was made Bob Irving.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

10.    Discussion and possible decision to approve final reading of PTO #39, An Amendment to Ordinance #39 of the Unincorporated town of Pahrump to revise and restate the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  (Action)
Nicole Shupp explained that this item is to approve the wording and that the fees have been approved through a resolution.

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Mike Darby had concerns regarding the veteran’s fees and would like wording that says the fees would not exceed fees paid from the Veterans Administration.  Mr. Darby feels that without the wording it is possible for two charges, one from the VA and one for the Cemetery.  Bill Kohbarger explained the request should go into the resolution regarding the fees.
Frank Maurizio said he requested a word change for the Jewish rites for burial.  The wording changed, but a fee was added.  Bill Kohbarger and Bill Dolan explained that the extra fee would apply to everyone and is not discriminating.  The fees would cover extra personnel and overtime fees. Bill Dolan noted that this is customary with cemeteries around the country.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve final reading of PTO #39, An Amendment to Ordinance #39 of the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump to revise and restate the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Bruce Calley and Anthony Greco commented.

Mr. Dolan asked if he needed to amend his motion to add the fee schedule when PTO #39 is published.  Mr. Kohbarger said it could be done as a direction from the Board.

Motion lost.  Vote 2 – 2.  Mike Darby and Frank Maurizio voted nay.

11.    Discussion and possible decision concerning request from Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board for funds for Earth Day, April 17, 2010; $750.00 for advertising and $100.00 for prizes. (Action)
John Pawlak presented information as provided in the backup for Earth Day on April 17.
Bill Kohbarger read a letter of support for this item from Vicky Parker who was absent from the meeting and suggested the funds come from Economic Development as it has in the past.

Bill Dolan asked about combining Earth Day and the Town Clean Up.  John Pawlak explained that it was separate previously, joined together for the past few years and then separated again this year hoping for a better participation. Bill Dolan asked what other sponsors are putting forward for this event.  Mr. Pawlak provided information that included participation from Pahrump Valley Disposal, Southern Nye County Conservation District, UNLV, the Nye County Repository, Great Basin College and other local participation.

Mike Darby noted that the budget is considerably less than last year and commended Mr. Pawlak for being thrifty.

Mike Darby motioned to grant the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board the funds for Earth Day in the amount of $750 for advertising and $100 for prizes.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.
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Vote passed 4 – 0.

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 9, 2010.
c.    Action – approval of $750 to Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce (PVCC) for the Baker to Las Vegas run.
d.    Action – approval of $1,250 to PVCC for Nevada Commission on Tourism grant match for advertising in the RV Journal.
e.    Action – approval of $5,000 for Threadz 2010 event marketing.

Frank Maurizio motioned to approve consent agenda items a through e.

Harley Kulkin called Point Of Order.  Mr. Kulkin requested that Items 12c, 12d, and 12e be removed.
Bill Dolan called Point Of Order pointing out that this should have been done under Item #2.  

Attorney Rick Campbell asked for clarification of Mr. Kulkin’s request.  Mr. Kulkin asked that Items 12c-e be discussed as separate items.

Rick Campbell agreed that changes should have been requested under Item #2 and would be the pleasure of Board to separate them and not remove them.  

Bill Dolan seconded the original motion.

Harley Kulkin commented about the removal of c-e as there are others that would like to speak on these items. He said in the future he will make his requests under Item #2 but sees no reason not to hear these as individual items.

Bruce Calley commented about grants and monies being given away are to be heard separately.  Bill Kohbarger noted that we are talking about the motion a – e, but would answer his questions after.  

Comments were heard from Carl Moore, Harley Kulkin, Donna Cox, Gordy Jones, Dave Stevens, Andy Alberti, Lynn Jones, Don Cox, Julie Hargis, Bruce Calley, Harold Grimmaud and Bob Irving.

Motion lost. Vote 2 – 2.  Frank Maurizio and Mike Darby voted nay.

13.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
Incorporation Feasibility Public Hearings were restated.

14.    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)

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Dave Stevens commented about closed session being for Incorporation.  Mr. Stevens commended the Town Manager for his comments at the Utilities, Inc. meeting.
Butch Harper presented Ms. Westphal with a cartoon photo of a Cubs bear and Dr. Tom Waters with a signed poster and photo.
Bill Garlough commented regarding the funds for the Boys and Girls Club.
Harley Kulkin commented about having a good life in Pahrump.
Don Cox commented about recognizing Town pioneers Pat Mankins, Bill Mankins, and Diana Stiles.
Carolene Endersby commented about a campaign to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club.
Donna Cox commented on the same items as Mr. Calley, as well as BLM.
 
15.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session for the Town Attorney to advise the Town Board regarding pending litigation pursuant to NRS 241.015(2)(b)(2). (Action)
Removed under Item #2

16.    Closed session.
Removed under Item #2

17.    Discussion and decision regarding issues addressed in closed session. (Action)
Removed under Item #2

18.    Adjournment.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:37 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Vicky Parker, Town Clerk
Pahrump Town Board




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