Agendas & Minutes


March 27, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
March 27, 2007

 


Agenda

1.   Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

2.   Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

3.   Public Comment. Action may not be taken on matters considered during this
      period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item (NRS241.020
      (2) (C) (3).

4.   Advisory Board reports.

5.   Proclamations.

•    Elks Lodge #2796 designating May 6 -12, 2007 “Elks National Youth Week”.
•    Family to Family Connection designating April 2007 “Child Abuse Prevention Month”.

6.   Discussion and decision regarding PETT Capital Project Requests for FY Budget   
      2007-08. Town Manager

7.   Discussion and decision regarding financial assistance to Pahrump Valley High
      School Band. Board Member Sprouse.

8.   Discussion and decision regarding withdrawal of offer to purchase 60 acre feet of
      water rights @ $11,500.00/acre foot at an estimated expense of $690,000.00

9.   Discussion and decision regarding purchase 41.5 acre feet of water rights @
      $12,500.00/acre foot at an estimated expense of $518,750.00 Town Manager

10. Town Manager’s report.

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

•    March 28, 29 and 30, 7:00 PM in the Annex - Budget.
•    April 7, 9:00 AM in the Annex - Strategic Planning/Manager Objectives; and 1:00 PM - Beller Compensation Study.

Town Board Agenda
March 27, 2007
Page 2

12. Consent Agenda Items

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of Town Board special meeting minutes of March 10, 2007.
3.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 13, 2007.

13. Adjournment

A quorum of Nye County Commissioners may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

Any member of the public who is disabled and requires accommodations or assistance at this meeting is requested to notify the Pahrump Town Office in writing, or call 775-727-5107 prior to the meeting.  Assisted listening devices are available at Town Board meetings upon request.

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

 


Minutes


Present                           Absent
    Laurayne Murray
    John McDonald
    Don Rust
    Nicole Shupp
    Dan Sprouse





Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

    Chairperson Murray called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

    None

Public Comment. Action may not be taken on matters considered during this
period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item (NRS241.020
(2) (C) (3).

Ed Maznicki, SCORE Counselor, stated the bid package for ambulances for PVFRS is incorrect.

Advisory Board reports.

Jim Petell, Chairperson Public Lands, requested the Town Board liaison, Member Shupp, arrange a conference call or in person call with various interested parties to address the BLM land on Bell Vista Road (shooting area).

Chairperson Murray stated she attended a Regional Planning Commission meeting and received additional material regarding the proposed Detention Center including clear definitions of the various establishment descriptions.  She stated what was proposed was a temporary facility for holding people prior to court action (persons accused but not convicted).  



Proclamations.

•    Elks Lodge #2796 designating May 6 -12, 2007 “Elks National Youth Week”.
•    Family to Family Connection designating April 2007 “Child Abuse Prevention Month”.

Member Rust read the proclamation designating April 2007 “Child Abuse Prevention Month”.

Lisa Lynn Chapman, Executive Director of Nevada Outreach Program, thanked the Town Board for the proclamation and invited all to attend an open house at 621 Blagg Road, April 2, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., to highlight child abuse prevention.  Additionally she introduced Tina Simpson, Family to Family Program Manager.

Member Rust read the “Elks National Youth Week” proclamation.

Discussion and decision regarding PETT Capital Project Requests for FY Budget   
 2007-08.

The Town Manager stated each year the Town is requested, by Nye County, to submit requests for PETT (Payment Equal to Taxes) projects.  He stated the project list was attached.

Michael Sullivan, Finance Director, stated there were carry-over items from last year and one item was paid and three items were allocated.  He also clarified the dates on the form were likely in error and the funding was for 2007-08.

Mr. McDonald questioned all items having a designation of high priority and the Town Manager explained the requests should be prioritized by the Town Board.

Chief Lewis stated all items on the list were likely to be delivered by fiscal year end and all but the fire tanker truck and the hazardous materials pick up truck had alternate funding.  He prioritized each in equal status but, offered this order; water tender truck, utility vehicle truck, pumper truck.

Matt Louis, Buildings and Grounds Manager, stated the renovation of the Community Center was the highest priority.  He stated second would be Simkins Park project, Petrack Park, and Field “C” because they need completion.  He added Blosser Park needs an electrical determination from Valley Electric Association to increase well capacity.  He stated Honeysuckle Park soccer fields needed new lighting.  He stated with the exception of Blosser Park all were high priority.

Member Sprouse motioned to table this item to the Special Budget Meeting to have time to review this information.

Member McDonald seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding financial assistance to Pahrump Valley High
School Band.

Doug Farr, Pahrump Valley High School Band Leader, offered a slide presentation and stated no monetary funding was required at the present time.  He requested community assistance in the form of private instruction, parent volunteers, and innovative ideas.  He stated he could be contacted via telephone at 775 727-7737 or via e-mail at dfarr@nye.k12.nv.us.

Following questions from the Town Board, Member Sprouse motioned to encourage community support for the Pahrump Valley High School Band.

Member Shupp seconded.

Bob Smith stated Nye County School District receives funding of 70-73 million dollars per year and questioned the fiscal responsibility of the Town Board.

Charlie Anzalone stated the presentation was a public relations pitch.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding withdrawal of offer to purchase 60 acre feet of
 water rights @ $11,500.00/acre foot at an estimated expense of $690,000.00.

The Town Manager recommended withdrawal of the offer to purchase the Sumpter water rights on the basis that the rights were not available for sale.

Member McDonald motioned to withdraw the offer to purchase the Sumpter water rights.

Member Shupp seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding purchase 41.5 acre feet of water rights @
$12,500.00/acre foot at an estimated expense of $518,750.00

The Town Manager stated this appeared to be a legitimate water rights offer and requested the Town Board’s approval to consummate the offer, subject to the State Engineer’s approval.

Member Rust motioned to approve purchase of 41.5 acre feet of water rights at $12,500.00/acre foot at an estimated expense of $518,750.00.

Member Sprouse seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report.

The Town Manager delivered his report and offered a reminder of the scheduled budget meetings beginning March 28, 2007.
    
Member McDonald requested a report from the Town Manager listing legal fees incurred in reference to Metronets.  Additionally he questioned the fire station design as it relates to the Focus Group.  The Town Manager advised him that there was no signed agreement by County to date.

Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

•    March 28, 29 and 30, 7:00 PM in the Annex - Budget.
•    April 7, 9:00 AM in the Annex - Strategic Planning/Manager Objectives; and 1:00 PM - Beller Compensation Study.

There were no additional meetings scheduled.

Consent Agenda Items.

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of Town Board special meeting minutes of March 10, 2007.
3.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of March 13, 2007.

Member McDonald urged the Board members not to approve the minutes on the basis that they are not complete.  He cited Member Sprouse and Member Shupp had good questions regarding the approval of Dan McArthur as CPA and the minutes do not reflect their questions.  He stated the minutes do not comply with state law or good practice.

Chairperson Murray requested that the fund account be identified when a motion is made expending funds.  She requested more complete information regarding the service agreement with Management Assistance Partnership (MAP).

Chairperson Murray and Member McDonald questioned the proper procedure for identifying inadequacies in the minutes and the Town Manager assured the Board the proper procedure had been followed by commenting and allowing adjustments.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:34 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,





    Don Rust
    Town Clerk

CC:    Town Board
    Nye County Treasurer
    Nye County Commissioners
    Nye County Planning
    Nye County Clerk
    Dan McArthur

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