Agendas & Minutes


March 24, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
March 24, 2009

 


Agenda


1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)

3.    Discussion only regarding an informational presentation by Dr. Anthony Hechanova, Ph.D. and Director, Nuclear Science & Technology Division Director, UNLV Transmutation research Program, regarding joint UNLV/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) (NTS) effort to execute an “Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)” Demonstration in Nye County.  (Non-Action)

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

5.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Advisory Board by-laws  (Action)

6.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request or $3,000 for advertising to promote Earth Day and Town Clean up, April 25, 2009 from Economic Development Room Tax Fund.  (Action)

7.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request for up to $2,000 in funding to promote Earth Day at Honeysuckle Park on April 25, 2009.  (Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding spending up to $35,000.00 to Repair the Irrigation Well Located at Honeysuckle Park and All Matters Related Thereto.  (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision  regarding review and approval of moving the Town’s firework Display to December 12, 2009 and creation of the “Christmas in the Nighttime Skies” one-day festival.  (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding write offs from Enterprise Fund due to death, bad debt, hardship, small balances, bankruptcy.  (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding EDEN requesting financial assistance from the Town of Pahrump in the amount of $5,000.  This is a matching grand to a REBG Grant. (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision regarding review and approval of PAVED’s Quarterly Report (4th Quarter- 2008). (Action)

13.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of Resolution #2009-02 A Resolution to Establish Policy and Guidelines for Rules of Procedure at Pahrump Town Board Meetings (Action)

14.    Discussion and possible decision regarding review and possible approval of Resolution 2009-04 establishing compliance with Nevada Administrative Code.  (Action)

15.    Discussion and possible Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

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

17.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 10, 2009
c.    Action – approval of request for 72-Hour Liquor Permit for United Way of Pioneer Territories for the 2009 events; May 3rd, Cinco de Mayo; August 22, Hawaiian Luau; October 10th, Oktoberfest.
d.    Action – approval of request for 72-Hur liquor Permit for Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce for Rock Around the Clock on April 4th, at Pahrump Valley Auto Plaza and April 25th Classic Car Show at Petrack Park.
e.    Action – approval of resignation of James Oscarson from the Fall Festival Vendor Committee.
f.    Action – approval of R. Darce Wilson and Janice Painter to the Incorporation Advisory Board.
g.    Action – approval of Debrah Wise as Fall Festival Executive Recorder.
h.    Action – approval of Pat Marzoline and Arthur Jones to the Fall Festival Parade Sub-Committee.
i.    Action – approval of Tim Lockinger to the Tourism Advisory Board.

18.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-Action)

19.    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).

20.    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.

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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, COUNTY COMPLEX. FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
 

 


Minutes


PRESENT:
Nicole Shupp
Bill Dolan
Vicky Parker
Frank Maurizio
Mike Darby
Rick Campbell, Attorney


1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman 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 asked that Item #’s 6 and 7 be removed and sent to the Tourism Advisory Board.  Vicky Parker explained that Earth Day is sponsored by the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board and has traditionally come to the Town Board for funding as one advisory board does not report to another.  Mike Darby noted that it was advised by Mr. Sullivan that traditionally these projects are funded from Economic Development Room Tax.  Mr. Darby noted that time is a factor on these matters.  Items were to remain on the agenda.

3.    Discussion only regarding an informational presentation by Dr. Anthony Hechanova, Ph.D. and Director, Nuclear Science & Technology Division Director, UNLV Transmutation research Program, regarding joint UNLV/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) (NTS) effort to execute an “Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS)” Demonstration in Nye County.  (Non-Action)
Dr. Anthony Hechanova presented information on EGS with the NNSA (NTS) project on hot rock geothermal energy.  His role with UNLV now encompasses renewable energy, and energy efficiency.  Hot rock is an untapped energy source.  Nevada is one of four states that have hydro geothermal energy.  Hot dry rock fits well with the recently passed stimulus package with regard to funding.  This project is conceived as a three party lead project; UNLV, research and development aspects; NS Tec, the operators/owners of demonstration facility; and Nye County as the host county. Nye County passed a resolution at their March 17, meeting with encouraging and supporting this endeavor.  Dr. Hechanova continued with details of the project.   

Town Board members asked questions regarding how many test holes there would be; would jobs be made available for Nye County residents; would there be a booth at the Earth Day event.


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There were questions and comments from Carla Perkins, Judith Holmgren, Thomas Zuccaro, Fred Home, Lynn Jones, Harley Kulkin, and Larry Sanford.  Dr. Hechanova responded.  

4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Jose Telles, Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board Chairman, reported on the accomplishments of the board and future project plans.

5.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Advisory Board by-laws  (Action)
Mr. Kohbarger explained that Mr. Dolan had requested that some housekeeping issues be addressed regarding the Advisory Boards.  Bill Kohbarger stated that all current member information is in a binder at the Town Office for review; letters of intent and/or applications are included. Last quarterly report by any AB was approximately 2 years ago.  Mr. Kohbarger suggested that all Boards use the same agenda format that the Town Board uses.  He reviewed and unified all the by-laws for the Town Advisory Board, except for the Purpose of each Board, and suggested that the Advisory Board Policies and Procedures be included in the by-laws rather than a separate document.

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the presentation with changes to the by-laws for all the Advisory Boards as presented by the Town Manager.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

6.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request or $3,000 for advertising to promote Earth Day and Town Clean up, April 25, 2009 from Economic Development Room Tax Fund.  (Action)
John Pawlak spoke on behalf of Patricia Cox regarding the Town Clean Up which will take place on April 25, 2009.  Mrs. Cox is asking for $3,000 for advertising for community awareness and volunteers.  

Mr. Kohbarger noted that Item #6 and #7 were both for Earth Day and suggested that advertising for both be combined to save funds.  John Pawlak explained that these are two different projects by two different entities.  The Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board has done the Earth Day for the past seven years.  It was suggested that the Clean Up be moved to be held with Earth Day to maximize the participation in both.  The advertising makes the community aware of the event.  Mr. Dolan asked what was spent last year on advertising.  Mr. Pawlak replied it was approximately the same amount.  He explained the usage of the funding.  There was discussion from the Board regarding advertising.  

Karen Jackson said she would donate radio advertising for both events.  

Mr. Dolan asked for clarification of distribution of Room Tax funds.  He asked if both items could be voted on at the same time.  Mr. Kohbarger explained they were two separate agenda items.   
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Jeremy Jensen, Pahrump Nugget, stated he would put the event information on their marquee and place a booth in their lobby for information.

Mike Darby motioned to approve agenda Item #6, a request for $3,000 for advertising to promote Earth Day at the Town Clean Up from Economic Development Room Tax fund.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Butch Borasky challenged the television stations and radio stations to advertise for free.  
Byron Wardlaw, Dwight Lilly, Deanna O’Donnell, Tim Lockinger, Rodney Comacho, Pat Kirby, and Larry Sanford commented.  Mr. Kohbarger suggested that both events be combined for advertising and advertise for approximately $2000 or $2500.  

There was more discussion and questions concerning the event requirements.

Vote failed 1 – 4.  Mike Darby voted aye.

Vicky Parker motioned for the Town Clean Up; the Town provide $2,000 from the Economic Development Room Tax fund.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Deanna O’Donnell extended a donation of 2 commercials, one for each event, at Channel 41. Paula Elefante said she will be talking about the event on her television show.  

Vote passed 5 – 0.

7.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request for up to $2,000 in funding to promote Earth Day at Honeysuckle Park on April 25, 2009.  (Action)
Vicky Parker motioned for Earth Day to be provided $1,000 from Economic Development Room Tax fund; any monies not expended will remain with the Town.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Dave Stevens spoke under public comment.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding spending up to $35,000.00 to Repair the Irrigation Well Located at Honeysuckle Park and All Matters Related Thereto.  (Action)
Matt Luis explained that a previous request was approved for $24,000 for the well repair.  He explained that there were a total of 4 holes found in the well casing which will need replacing rather than the one hole originally discovered.  Mr. Luis requested an addition $11,000 for the project.  

Town Board members asked questions concerning warranty, chances of pipe breaking, and if the holes were below the water level.

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Bill Dolan motioned to approve the addition of $11,000 for Parks and Recs bringing the total to $35,000 to repair the irrigation well at Honeysuckle Park.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Public comments were made by Harley Kulkin, Donna Cox, Dave Stevens, Bruce Culley, Larry Sanford, and Art Jones.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

9.    Discussion and possible decision  regarding review and approval of moving the Town’s firework Display to December 12, 2009 and creation of the “Christmas in the Nighttime Skies” one-day festival.  (Action)
Bill Kohbarger reviewed the question posed at the last Town Board meeting regarding the July fireworks.  Having talked with the Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Kohbarger suggested an event used in Elko, NV, called “Christmas in the Nighttime Sky”.   He suggested that the money used for our fireworks be used for a celebration in December. This will be a joint effort with the Chamber Pahrump-a-pum-pum, the parade of lights and Pahrump Nugget festivities.  This would be an attempt to raise “Toys for Tots” and give staff time to get more funding the fireworks.  The Nugget and Chamber are working at having a festival for the Fourth of July.  Nicole Shupp confirmed that there would be nothing at the park for the 4th of July.  Bill Dolan asked if arrangements have been made regarding the “Toys for Tots”.  Mr. Kohbarger said, with permission, he will proceed.  Mike Darby asked for more information and asked to table until information can be presented.  

Bill Dolan motioned to have the Town work with the other agencies and groups in Town to move the one fireworks display to December 12th for the Christmas in the Nighttime Skies one day festival.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Public comments were made by Jeff Weist, Donald Cox, Dwight Lilly, Christina Stern, Harley Kulkin, Dave Stevens, Donna Cox, Harold Grimaud, Tim Lockinger, Kelly Buffi, Judith Holmgren,
Larry Sanford, Paula Elefante, Karen Jackson, Mike Selbach, Nancy Lord and Phil Huff.

Vote failed 1 – 4.  Nicole Shupp voted aye.

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding write offs from Enterprise Fund due to death, bad debt, hardship, small balances, bankruptcy.  (Action)
Mr. Kohbarger noted that the auditor would like procedures changed regarding write-offs.  To do that $4,500 in software would need to be purchased and suggested it be done in a different manner.

Bill Dolan motioned to table Item #10 for the Enterprise Funds until the next meeting.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.


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Vote passed 5 – 0.

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding EDEN requesting financial assistance from the Town of Pahrump in the amount of $5,000.  This is a matching grand to a REBG Grant. (Action)
Vicky Parker disclosed that her husband is the President of EDEN and sole employee of RNDC and would not be voting on this item.  

Paula Elefante spoke about a Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA and explained the purpose of the grant.  The concept papers were approved, and have been invited to submit the grant application.  

Bill Dolan asked what the response was from Nye County regarding matching funds.  Mrs. Elefante replied that it did not pass through the County.  Mike Darby asked if there was a SCORE program in Pahrump.  Paula Elefante noted they do not provide the same services.  Ed Maznicki spoke regarding the groups working together.  Frank Maurizio stated that the EDEN website should show more of their accomplishments.   Paula Elefante asked for matching funds from Economic Development funds.  Bill Dolan noted that the figures provided in the back up are 2007-08 figures.

There was no motion.  Item died.

12.    Discussion and possible decision regarding review and approval of PAVED’s Quarterly Report (4th Quarter- 2008). (Action)
Vicky Parker explained that she would be abstaining from voting on this item.  

Paula Glidden, President of PAVED, listed their accomplishments for the past quarter, and announced that PAVED merged with Rural Communities Workforce Development of Nevada.  Ms. Glidden also noted that they have worked on a strategic plan for the new year.  They will seek grants as a 501c3, and will be working on the Fall Festival merger.  They are proactive with other partnerships as well.

Mike Darby, Frank Maurizio, and Bill Dolan commented.

Mike Darby motioned to approve PAVED’s quarterly report for 4th Quarter-2008.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Tim Lockinger, Butch Borasky, Ed Maznicki, Sally Morrell, Dave Stevens, and Jeff Weist commented.

Vote passed 4 – 0 – 1.  Vicky Parker abstained.

13.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of Resolution #2009-02 A Resolution to Establish Policy and Guidelines for Rules of Procedure at Pahrump Town Board Meetings (Action)
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Vicky Parker read the resolution title.

Bill Dolan asked that Item #3 be titled Open Public Comment instead of Public Comment, and bullet 5 removed from number 3 to be brought back for discussion at a later date, if necessary.  Frank Maurizio noted that he was not comfortable with the 15 minute time limit. Nicole Shupp suggested leaving the wording as is.  The fifteen minute rule can be overruled by the Board if it is being abused.  

Bill Dolan motioned to approve Resolution 2009-02 with changes as discussed.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Public comments were made by Nancy Lord, Harley Kulkin, Norma Jean Opatik, Bruce Culley, George Gingell, Jeff Weist, Donna Cox, Butch Borasky, and Dave Stevens.  

Mike Darby suggested withdrawing the motion and making some changes to the resolution.    There was discussion regarding constitutional rights of people speaking by Mike Darby and Attorney Rick Campbell.

Vote passed 3 – 2.  Mike Darby and Frank Maurizio voted nay.

14.    Discussion and possible decision regarding review and possible approval of Resolution 2009-04 establishing compliance with Nevada Administrative Code.  (Action)
It was established that this is a housekeeping issue.

Vicky Parker read Resolution 2009-04.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve Resolution #2009-04.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

15.    Discussion and possible Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger noted that his report was in the Board’s backup.

Bill Dolan suggested that the Town Manager’s bi-weekly comments be read for the record on the particular agenda item to make them official.

16.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
There were no comments.

17.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 10, 2009

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c.    Action – approval of request for 72-Hour Liquor Permit for United Way of Pioneer Territories for the 2009 events; May 3rd, Cinco de Mayo; August 22, Hawaiian Luau; October 10th, Oktoberfest.
d.    Action – approval of request for 72-Hur liquor Permit for Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce for Rock Around the Clock on April 4th, at Pahrump Valley Auto Plaza and April 25th Classic Car Show at Petrack Park.
e.    Action – approval of resignation of James Oscarson from the Fall Festival Vendor Committee.
f.    Action – approval of R. Darce Wilson and Janice Painter to the Incorporation Advisory Board.
g.    Action – approval of Debrah Wise as Fall Festival Executive Recorder.
h.    Action – approval of Pat Marzoline and Arthur Jones to the Fall Festival Parade Sub-Committee.
i.    Action – approval of Tim Lockinger to the Tourism Advisory Board.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve consent agenda items a through i with corrections to item b; that being the spelling of a name and Item #9 in the 3/10 minutes.

Bill Dolan amended his motion to approve consent agenda items a, c, d, e, f, g, h, and i.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Mike Darby had a question concerning action of item c with regard to glass containers in the park for Cinco de Mayo with items such as salsa. Vicky Parker responded that it would be checked into.  Bill Dolan pointed out that this item is concerning the liquor license, not food containers.  

Vote passed 5 – 0.

18.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-Action)
Budget workshops are scheduled for April 8 – 10, at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Annex

19.    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).
Paula Elefante commented about the Pow Wow magazine and EDEN’s Nye Development Summit on May 7 and 8.
Tom Waters announced the Prostrate Cancer Support Group and VITA program at Nevada Federal Credit Union.
Butch Borasky clarified his challenge concerning the Earth Day and Clean Up and commented on the fireworks issue.
Robert Riley commented on Ordinance #43.
Jeff Weist asked why public comment was not earlier in the meeting and the fireworks issue.
Harley Kulkin commented about a notice he provided the Board.
Judith Holmgran commented on the fireworks.
Donna Cox asked that Public Comment be at the beginning and end of the meeting.
Bruce Culley commented on Ordinance #43, and Item #13.

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20.    Adjournment
Meeting adjourned at 11:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board


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