Agendas & Minutes


May 11, 2010 - Artesia

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
ARTESIA COMMUNITY CENTER
6601 SOUTH FOX AVENUE
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
May 11, 2010


PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

 


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.    Discussion and possible decision to direct staff to place signs “NO SMOKING IN CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS” at Petrack, Honeysuckle, and Simkins Parks. (Action)

6.    Discussion and possible decision to honor fallen Nye County Deputy Ian Deutch by renaming Honeysuckle Park, “Ian Deutch Memorial Park”.  (Action)

7.    Discussion and possible decision on Pahrump Town Ordinance #39, An Amendment to Ordinance #39 of the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump, to revise and restate the Town’s regulations concerning the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  (Action)

8.    Discussion and possible action on a possible proposal to put the Town meetings audio part on the radio for the community to hear.  (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision to direct staff to take preliminary steps or the possible creation of a special assessment district pursuant to NRS 271.265 and NRS 271.270 for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.  (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible action on an ordinance to prohibit the construction of any new detention centers and prisons within the unincorporated Town of Pahrump boundaries. (Action)

11.    Appointment of two Town Board members to sign Town vouchers (Non-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 April 27, 2010.
c.    Action – approval of resignation of Laraine Russo Harper from the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council Advisory Board.
d.    Action – approval of Jose Telles as a member of the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.
e.    Action – approval of Charlie Cochran as a member of the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.
f.    Action – approval of grant request from Pahrump Chamber of Commerce for stocking visitor locations in California and Utah in the amount of $1,200.00 from Tourism Room Tax funds.

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.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

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

17.    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, TOWN ANNEX, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and ARTESIA COMMUNITY CENTER

 

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Minutes

PRESENT:
    Town Board:    
        Nicole Shupp
        Bill Dolan
        Vicky Parker
        Frank Maurizio
        Mike Darby
    Staff:
        Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
        Rick Campbell, Attorney
        Matt Luis, Building & Grounds Manager
        Al Balloqui, Community Business Economic Development

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)
Mike Darby motioned to move Item #16 (Town Board Member’s Comments) to follow Item #2.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote failed 2 – 3.  Nicole Shupp, Bill Dolan and Vicky Parker voted nay.

Mike Darby stated that “he is here under protest due to the fact that this meeting was moved without the consent or by vote of the Town Board; and as such I reserve the right to recall and rescind any and all decisions made here tonight.”

Rick Campbell stated that if a matter is voted on, whatever the vote is as of the meeting would stand.

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker read the announcements as prepared in the backup.
Bill Dolan announced a program for families earning under $60,000 with honor students are eligible for tuition to Harvard University.
Mike Darby asked if there had been an announcement that there will be no PRCA Rodeo at the Fall Festival this year.  Nicole Shupp replied that there has not.


4.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
There were no reports.

5.    Discussion and possible decision to direct staff to place signs “NO SMOKING IN CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS” at Petrack, Honeysuckle, and Simkins Parks. (Action)
Vicky Parker asked Nye Communities Coalition to proceed with their presentation.

Nicole Greb introduced Megan Hamilton, Mariah Hamilton and Amberetta Foreman. Ms. Greb spoke about thousands of cigarette butts picked up in one hour in the playground area at Petrack Park.  It was asked that no smoking be allowed within 25 feet of the play area. Nicole Greb gave reasons for eliminating smoking and will provide signs for the parks.  

Mike Darby expressed concerns with signage at the 25 foot barrier and parents that smoke.  Frank Maurizio commented about concerns regarding enforcement if signs are put up.  Rick Campbell said that the Town currently has no ordinance prohibiting smoking in public parks.  
After more discussion Sheriff DeMeo stated that there is a littering ordinance and his office will enforce it with citations.  Nicole Greb said that ashtrays can be provided as well as signs.

Vicky Parker motioned to direct staff to place signs, “no smoking” signs, around the children’s play areas only.  They type of signs would be at the pleasure of the Board.

Bill Kohbarger asked if signs saying “please refrain from smoking in this area” would be sufficient.  Mrs. Parker agreed and suggested “please refrain from smoking in the children’s play areas.”

Vicky Parker amended her motion to direct staff to place signs of that type subject to agreement between NCC and Mr. Kohbarger.  

Bill Dolan said he would second the motion if the motion included all future parks and asked Mr. Kohbarger to price the ashtrays to be placed around the park areas.  

Vicky Parker amended her motion as stated by Mr. Dolan.  Mr. Dolan seconded the motion.

Comments were heard from Harley Kulkin, Isabel Isherwood, Anita Yonker, Michelle Withers, Stephanie Lopez, Bill Garlough, Pam Mason, Butch Harper, Samuel Jones, Laurayne Murray, Kelly Buffi, and Paul Holder.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

6.    Discussion and possible decision to honor fallen Nye County Deputy Ian Deutch by renaming Honeysuckle Park, “Ian Deutch Memorial Park”.  (Action)
Nicole Shupp said she felt that by naming Honeysuckle Park after Deputy Deutch would be a great way to honor him.
Mike Darby said he was for doing something for the office, but would recommend renaming Last Chance Park in his honor. Vicky Parker suggested leaving Last Chance as is and agreed with Mrs. Shupp.

Vicky Parker motioned to rename Honeysuckle Park to Ian Deutch Memorial Park.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Bill Kohbarger said he received several phone calls in support of this name change.

Comments were heard from Bill Garlough, Suzy Deutch, Sheriff DeMeo, Donna Cox, Harley Kulkin, Anita Yonker, Jose Telles and Kelly Buffi.

Vote passed 5 – 0.
A moment of silence was observed for Office Deutch.

7.    Discussion and possible decision on Pahrump Town Ordinance #39, An Amendment to Ordinance #39 of the Unincorporated Town of Pahrump, to revise and restate the Town’s regulations concerning the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery and providing for other matters properly relating thereto.  (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to approve PTO #39, an amendment to Ordinance #39 of the unincorporated Town of Pahrump, to revise and restate the Town’s regulations concerning the management and maintenance of the Town’s cemetery and providing for other matters properly relating thereto and have staff publish. Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Bruce Calley commented.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

8.    Discussion and possible action on a possible proposal to put the Town meetings audio part on the radio for the community to hear.  (Action)
Frank Maurizio recalled that this was brought before the Board a few meeting prior and would like to give it a chance.

Andy Alberti presented information regarding the proposal for a trial run noting that this will be done free of charge until December.

Bill Dolan explained that this began with a presentation from Granicus.  Mr. Dolan pointed out that Talk Radio of Pahrump has been operating since 2000 without a business license in the Town of Pahrump.  Channel 46.4 has provided a letter informing that they have purchased all the equipment for webcasting at their own expense and will begin broadcasting in June free of charge.  Mr. Dolan said he sees no reason to move forward with this.

Item died for lack of motion.

9.    Discussion and possible decision to direct staff to take preliminary steps or the possible creation of a special assessment district pursuant to NRS 271.265 and NRS 271.270 for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.  (Action)
Nicole Shupp pointed out that this program is voluntary, and not a new tax.
Mike Darby asked about the Town’s involvement and liens on property.
Frank Maurizio said he reviewed the statutes and found that the only the county can make a special assessment district.
Rick Campbell responded that legislation has also included townships to create special assessment districts under Senate Bill 358.  
Bill Dolan noted that this is directing staff to take preliminary steps and bring it back to the Board.  Mr. Dolan had concerns regarding floating bonds and is addressed in the Senate Bill, and feels it would be an incentive to bring businesses to the Town.  Mr. Dolan noted this it is a win, win situation for the Town.

Bill Dolan motioned to direct staff to move forward with preliminary steps and bring the report back to the Board in 60 day.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion for discussion.

Comments were heard from Harley Kulkin, George Gingell, Bill Riches, and Kenny Bent
Rick Campbell explained that the preliminary steps include providing a plan, public hearings and is only the first step. Comments continued from Donald Cox, Donna Cox, Bruce Calley, and John Koenig.

Mike Darby had concerns with Section 8 financing consideration and mechanisms.  Vicky Parker said she did not have enough information to make a decision and would like workshops.

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

10.    Discussion and possible action on an ordinance to prohibit the construction of any new detention centers and prisons within the unincorporated Town of Pahrump boundaries. (Action)
Frank Maurizio explained that he would like Mr. Campbell to do research as to how the Town can reinforce the County’s Ordinance regarding the 9.5 rule.  Mr. Maurizio asked if the Town can do an ordinance to make it more stringent.  Rick Campbell said he would have something for the next meeting.

Frank Maurizio motioned to table this item until the next meeting.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

11.    Appointment of two Town Board members to sign Town vouchers (Non-Action)
Bill Dolan appointed himself and Vicky Parker to sign vouchers for the next several months.

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of April 27, 2010.
c.    Action – approval of resignation of Laraine Russo Harper from the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council Advisory Board.
d.    Action – approval of Jose Telles as a member of the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.
e.    Action – approval of Charlie Cochran as a member of the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board.
f.    Action – approval of grant request from Pahrump Chamber of Commerce for stocking visitor locations in California and Utah in the amount of $1,200.00 from Tourism Room Tax funds.

Vicky Parker motioned to approve consent agenda items a-f.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Frank Maurizio voted nay.

13.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
Nothing reported.

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)
John Koenig stated that the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee will meet at the Community Center at 2 p.m. on May 25th, and commented on the distance to travel to the meeting.
Don Cox commented on a remark made by Town Board members.
Andy Alberti commented about a comment made by Bill Dolan at a previous meeting.
Harley Kulkin thanked the residents of Artesia for having the meeting.
Nancy Lord commented about a private facility being used for meetings. She also commented on the pro-activity in the Town.
Sam Jones stated that the Town is in direct violation of the Open Meeting Law by having this meeting at an outside location.
Joe DeAngelo announced that he will be making a positive presentation at the next Town Board meeting concerning the Pahrump Arts and Recreation Complex.
Linda DeMeo announced May 30 will be remember Ian Deutch Day at the VFW.  On June 13, Saddle will be doing a benefit for the DAV.
Butch Harper spoke about his collage patch program.
Carolene Endersby spoke about frustration of facing the public, and citizen behavior.
Louie DeCanio asked if there will be more meetings outside the Community Center.
Pam Mason appreciated the meeting being held at Artesia.
Tom Saitta commented about negative statements about government entities and thanked the Town Board for their service.
Bruce Calley commented about an October 13 meeting that suggested moving meetings.
Laurayne Murray spoke about a hearing regarding Utilities Inc. on Monday with regards to rate increases. She reminded everyone that there is sign in sheet for the public to show that they attended this Town Board meeting.
Bill Riches commented about the mileage to this meeting.

15.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Nothing at this time

16.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker and Nicole Shupp thanked everyone for coming to the meeting and invited all to attend future meetings.  Mrs. Shupp asked for a new beginning for everyone as discussed at the last meeting.

17.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board









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