Agendas & Minutes


March 9, 2010

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
MARCH 9, 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 Mr. Jim Ward regarding “Before They Go”.  (Non-Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision on Mr. Zucchero requesting to appeal a decision by the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Avisory Board pertaining to placing a plaque on the Wall of Heroes for his son, Vincent Zucchero and all matters related thereto. (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision to dissolve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PAVED dated October 2007 and to make null and void, Resolution 2008-02 dated February 2008, based upon PAVED’s lack of performance for the Town of Pahrump and its residents. (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision on a request from EDEN, requesting that a Town Board member is appointed as a Liaison to EDEN. (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision to review and approve Resolution 2010-03, a resolution to set fees for Chief Tecopa Cemetery. (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision to revise the way Pahrump Town Ordinances (PTO) are reviewed, revised and rewritten. (Action)

13.    Discussion and possible decision to put Closed Sessions in the beginning of the regular meeting instead of the end. (Action)

14.    Discussion and possible decision on consideration of utilizing the new County Facility, located at the Calvada Eye for future Town Board meeting. (Action)

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of February 23, 2010.
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting closed session minutes of February 23, 2010.
d.    Action – approval to authorize signing committee to approve accounts payable for the canceled meeting of June 8, 2010.
e.    Action – approval of Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council $2,000.00 Grant for the Nevada Commission on Tourism Rural Round Up Conference.
f.    Action -  approval of 72 Hour Permit for Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce for events at Petrack Park on May 15, 2010, July 4, 2010, and October 23-24, 2010.  

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

17.    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)

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
            Vicky Parker
            Frank Maurizio
            Mike Darby
    Staff:        Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
            Bret Meich, Town Attorney
            Michael Sullivan, Finance Director

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

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)
No changes to the agenda.

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker read the prepared announcements.
Bill Dolan announced that this was Gina Goode’s birthday (PVT), and Deanna O’Donnell’s birthday was Wednesday (KPVM).
Frank Maurizio announced Earth Day would be held on April 17 at Honeysuckle Park.
The Board presented Alan Bigelow with a Certificate of Appreciation for his service on the Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.


4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Nicole Shupp noted that the Public Lands Advisory Board did not have a quorum for their meeting.  They are accepting applications for membership on this advisory board.
Vicky Parker invited people to submit applications for advisory boards they may be interested in being on. Applications are available online or at the Town Office.

5.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger reported that Tentative Budget Hearings are scheduled for April 7-9, at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Annex.
Bret Meich announced that the Public Utilities Commission scheduled a meeting on March 11, 6:00 p.m. at Nevada Treasures RV on the Utilities, Inc. rate increases. The Town Manager will be present to represent the Town.
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6.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker reminded all that this is Census Week and forms should already be received or in the mail.  Mrs. Parker encouraged all to fill out their forms and be counted.

7.    Presentation by Mr. Jim Ward regarding “Before They Go”.  (Non-Action)
Mr. Jim Ward presented a short film concerning Viet Nam Veterans appreciation “Before They Go.”  Mr. Ward asked for community support for this film.

8.    Discussion and possible decision on Mr. Zucchero requesting to appeal a decision by the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board pertaining to placing a plaque on the Wall of Heroes for his son, Vincent Zucchero and all matters related thereto. (Action)
Mr. Tom Zucchero explained his position and concerns regarding having his son’s (Vincent) military plaque on the Veteran’s Memorial Wall at the Chief Tecopa Cemetery.

Item died for lack of a motion from the Board.

9.    Discussion and possible decision to dissolve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PAVED dated October 2007 and to make null and void, Resolution 2008-02 dated February 2008, based upon PAVED’s lack of performance for the Town of Pahrump and its residents. (Action)
Bill Dolan noted that PAVED has not meet the obligations of the MOA, nor have they abided by their own by-laws.

Bill Dolan motioned to dissolve the MOA with PAVED dated October 2007 and to make null and void, Resolution 2008-02 dated February 2009, based on their lack of performance towards the Town and its residents.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Paula Glidden, President of PAVED offered additional backup to the Board.

Vicky Parker motioned to accept addition back up from PAVED.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 -2.  Frank Maurizio and Bill Dolan voted nay.

Bill Kohbarger noted that this additional backup was just presented to him at approximately 6:55 p.m. tonight.

Paula Glidden clarified that PAVED was unaware of what information was being requested.  
Bill Dolan noted that a meeting requested by PAVED was canceled by PAVED and rescheduled.  Paula Glidden indicated that a meeting date change was made, but heard no response until this day.  She indicated that no one from PAVED could meet this day.  Mr. Dolan noted that there was no knowledge that the original meeting was rescheduled for Monday. Roxanne Blum noted that at the last meeting she requested that question be submitted for a response.  Mr. Dolan stated that he would table the agenda item indefinitely and be coming back with another agenda item. Bill Dolan spoke
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about the lack of performance by PAVED.  Ms Glidden read a statement which responded to some of allegations presented in the Town Board backup. Bill Dolan asked several questions with responses from PAVED officers. Vicky Parker stated that we are all on the same team and proposed that a new MOA be developed with PAVED.  

Phil Huff, Donna Cox, Dave Stevens and Neil Huff commented.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

10.    Discussion and possible decision on a request from EDEN, requesting that a Town Board member is appointed as a Liaison to EDEN. (Action)
Vicky Parker recused herself from voting on this time due to a conflict of interest.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve a liaison position to the EDEN board.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 1 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.  Vicky Parker abstained.

Nicole Shupp appointed Bill Dolan as liaison and Frank Maurizio as the backup liaison.

11.    Discussion and possible decision to review and approve Resolution 2010-03, a resolution to set fees for Chief Tecopa Cemetery. (Action)
Nicole Shupp expressed that she would like the veteran’s fee to remain $450.00.  Bill Kohbarger stated it was the pleasure of the Board.  All fees were increased 20% per Mrs. Parker’s recommendation at the last Town Board meeting. She requested that we keep track of information concerning burial costs.

Vicky Parker motioned to leave the veteran’s fee at $450.00 and raise the others as indicated in the backup.

Mike Darby asked how the fees compare to the Veteran’s Cemetery in Boulder City.  Mr. Kohbarger explained that at the last meeting it was stated that a veteran has a choice to be interred for free at the Veteran’s Cemetery or pay the fees at a private cemetery.  The Chief Tecopa Cemetery is not a recognized Veteran’s Cemetery. It was explained that the Veteran’s Administration pays the veteran’s family $450.  
 
Mrs. Parker restated her motion that all fees be raised 20% as indicated in the backup with the exception of veteran’s fees which will remain at $450.00.   Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Bill Dolan asked if the adult child of a veteran would be changed.  Bill Kohbarger replied that it will be changed to eligible dependent instead of single adult child.

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Lynn Shirky, Dr. Tom Waters, Andy Alberti, and Donna Cox commented.

Vicky Parker reminded all that cemetery fees have not been changed since 1997.

Vote passed 3 – 2.  Mike Darby and Frank Maurizio voted nay.
12.    Discussion and possible decision to revise the way Pahrump Town Ordinances (PTO) are reviewed, revised and rewritten. (Action)
Frank Maurizio asked that an advisory board be formed to review PTO’s and decode them for updating.  He suggested public input and workshops, write a draft, and submit to the attorneys for legal concerns.  Mike Darby agreed that public input is lacking when revising ordinances.  Bill Dolan noted that the public does have the opportunity to comment on revisions.  Nicole Shupp said she did not want to see another advisory board and it is staff’s job to do this.  Vicky Parker noted that the backup provided by Mr. Maurizio it written for employees.  Mr. Maurizio noted that his backup was to be used as a guide.  Mrs. Parker stated that any Board member can direct staff to rewrite sections as requested.  Frank Maurizio stated that staff should not be writing laws.

Mike Darby motioned to revise the way PTO’s are reviewed, revised and rewritten.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Comments were heard from Andy Alberti, Dr. Tom Waters, George Gingell, John Koenig, Donna Cox and Dave Stevens.

Nicole Shupp agreed with workshops but was not in favor of creating another advisory board.

Mike Darby amended his motion to revise the way PTO’s are reviewed, revised and rewritten with the added benefit of holding public workshops.  Frank Maurizio seconded the revised motion.

Vicky Parker stated she would prefer holding workshops after staff has written the ordinance.

Bill Kohbarger stated that there is no need for a motion to hold workshops for reviewing rewritten PTO’s.  The Board can direct staff to hold workshops for input and bring it back.

Bill Dolan clarified that staff is being directed to look at a way to revise PTO’, and bring back to the Board for approval.  Reviewing the way it is done should be brought back to the Board to establish a policy for setting procedure.

Nicole Shupp said that each time the issue of a PTO comes up, a workshop can be ordered.

Mike Darby rescinded his motion and Frank Maurizio withdrew his second.

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13.    Discussion and possible decision to put Closed Sessions in the beginning of the regular meeting instead of the end. (Action)
Frank Maurizio asked that closed session be held earlier than regular meetings.  Bill Kohbarger noted that if the Board would like to hold a special meeting it would be their decision.  These would have to be agendized as a separate meeting.

Item died for lack of a motion.

14.    Discussion and possible decision on consideration of utilizing the new County Facility, located at the Calvada Eye for future Town Board meeting. (Action)
Bill Dolan noted that he has been approached by two County Commissioners to utilize the new facility at the Calvada Eye for Town Board meetings.  They have requested a letter be sent if the Board agrees, and have staff work out the details.  Vicky Parker suggested that the Board see the facility physically as she cannot make a decision without seeing the finished facility. She also heard there would be less seating.  Mrs. Parker asked that Mr. Dolan hold on this item so all could see the facility first.  

Bill Dolan motioned to table this time indefinitely until the facility is open and ready.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of February 23, 2010.
c.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting closed session minutes of February 23, 2010.
d.    Action – approval to authorize signing committee to approve accounts payable for the canceled meeting of June 8, 2010.
e.    Action – approval of Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council $2,000.00 Grant for the Nevada Commission on Tourism Rural Round Up Conference.
f.    Action -  approval of 72 Hour Permit for Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce for events at Petrack Park on May 15, 2010, July 4, 2010, and October 23-24, 2010.  

Frank Maurizio stated he had a problem with Item e, putting money out on the consent agenda rather than as a regular agenda item. Vicky Parker noted that previous discussion was had and voted on by the Board to return items to the Consent Agenda provided there had been a discussion and vote by the Tourism Board.  Mike Darby noted that he thought it was reimbursement for money already spent.  It was explained by Mrs. Parker that this expenditure is for travel expenses by Advisory Board members for training purposes.

Bill Kohbarger explained that the item was brought to the Board for transparency.


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Frank Maurizio motioned to approve Consent Agenda Items a-f.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

16.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
Bill Kohbarger announced again that the Tentative Budget Workshops will be held April 7, 8, and 9 at the Town Annex at 6:00 p.m.
Mr. Kohbarger reminded all about the Ethics Commission training on March 25th at the Community Center at 3:00 p.m.
Vicky Parker restated the Incorporation Feasibility Study hearing schedule.

17.    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)

Louis DeCanio commented about the upcoming election, and monitoring the vote count.
Butch Harper announced a ceremony to be held at Nellis AFB and the presentation of a patch collage for the veteran’s hospital.
Tom Waters announced the VITA tax program at Great Basin College and at the Community Center.
John Koenig commented about being the public attending the meeting.
Barb Jorgensen commented about the MOA with PAVED.  
Bob Irving commented about emergency generators and other questions.
Andy Alberti announced that he is running for County Clerk.
Rodney Comacho announced that Channel 41 giving away $100 after 100 surveys are answered.
Donna Cox announced there will be a meeting at Nevada Treasures RV Park regarding the Public Utilities Commission and Utilities, Inc.
Dave Stevens commented on the Incorporation public hearing held at Comstock Park.

18.    Adjournment.
The meeting adjourned at approximately 9:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board




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