Agendas & Minutes


May 12, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
May 12, 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.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)

4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

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

6.    Presentation regarding Desert View Hospital by Chief Executive Officer, Susan Davila. (Non-Action)

7.    Discussion regarding the choosing of poster for “Pahrump, A Town With A Big Heart.”  (Non-Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding award of Bid 2009-01, 250 gallon poly water tank to the highest bidder. (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of Resolution 2009-06 renaming the Pahrump Tourism Advisory Board to the Pahrump Convention and Visitors’ Authority.  (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of by-laws of the Pahrump Convention and Visitors’ Authority.  (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of revised fiscal year 2009 grant to PAVED from Economic Development Room Tax Funds already budgeted and not to exceed $30,000. (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of Resolution 2009-07 concerning audit report form entities receiving funds from the Town of Pahrump.  (Action)

13.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Resolution 2009-08 approving checking accounts at Nevada State Bank and authorizing signatories.  (Action)

14.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Resolution 2009-09 approving removal of those fixed asset items below $3,000 from the Town’s Fixed Asset Inventory in compliance with the NAC and Resolution 2009-04.  (Action)

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board regular meeting minutes of April 28, 2009
c.    Action – approval of Town Board Closed session minutes of April 28, 2009

16.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-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.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session pursuant to NRS 241.033, consideration of discussing, and administrative action concerning, Robert Irving, Town of Pahrump, Fall Festival Logistics Committee and Patrick Van Engen, Town of Pahrump, Fall Festival Rodeo Committee.  (Action)

19.    Closed Session.

20.    Discussion and decision regarding items discussed in closed session. (Action)

21.    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
        Michael Sullivan, Financial Director
        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)
Nicole Shupp motioned that Items #18 and #11 be moved to the beginning of the meeting.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker reported that the Tourism Advisory Board has an item later on the agenda and will have a special meeting to work on forms for grant requests.  The next meeting will be on May 19, at 7:00 a.m.

4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger reported that Utilities, Inc. has invited all to a semi-annual meeting on May 14, at Mountain Falls Banquet Room; sessions to be held at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  On May 18, Armstrong Teasdale will host a meet and greet at the Palazzo in Las Vegas from 5 – 8 p.m.
 
5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Patricia Cox presented awards to citizens for their participation in the Pahrump Clean Up on April 25th.  Fifty-four miles were cleaned by 143 people.  
Vicky Parker announced the Frontier Days and Chili Showdown May 16-17.  Mrs. Parker also announced the Census Complete Count Committee is seeking volunteers to keep the Census information in the eyes of the public.
Mike Darby referred to items heard at the last meeting such as Roberts Rules of Order, PTO #43, Workshops, change of an advisory board name and spending money on the Incorporation issue.
Linn Jones called a Point of Order for the interruption by Mr. Kohbarger.  

The Board took Item #18 at this time.
Following Item #18, the Board heard Item #11.

6.    Presentation regarding Desert View Hospital by Chief Executive Officer, Susan Davila. (Non-Action)
Ms. Davila provided information on the hospital and what it brings to the Town as well as the services it provides.  She also thanked the community for supporting the hospital.  

7.    Discussion regarding the choosing of poster for “Pahrump, A Town With A Big Heart.”  (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker explained that the drawings presented at the last meeting have been preserved.  Mrs. Parker stated that a muralist, Andrew Sabori (sp) in September, will take the drawings to create a mural from the drawings.  Vicky Parker thanks Mr. Andre Harper for bringing them to the Town Board.  

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding award of Bid 2009-01, 250 gallon poly water tank to the highest bidder. (Action)
Bill Kohbarger stated one bid was received for $500.  

Vicky Parker motioned to accept the response for Bid 2009-01 from Firetrucks, Unlimited, LLC, (Stuart Reyburn) in the amount of $500.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of Resolution 2009-06 renaming the Pahrump Tourism Advisory Board to the Pahrump Convention and Visitors’ Authority.  (Action)
Bill Kohbarger noted that due to an error, the name in the agenda item should be Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council.  This is stated correctly in the requested resolution.  

Mr. Darby asked why the need for a name change.  Mr. Kohbarger explained the Tourism Advisory Board came to the Town Board April 28, with their strategic plan.  Part of the plan included the name change. It was voted on by the Town Board by a 4 – 0 vote.  It was requested that the name be changed by resolution which brings it back to this meeting.

Vicky Parker motioned to accept Resolution 2009-06 renaming the Pahrump Tourism Board the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.
10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of by-laws of the Pahrump Convention and Visitors’ Authority.  (Action)
Bill Kohbarger again noted that the name is Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council and is reflected correctly in the by-laws.  He also explained that the “Purpose” in the by-laws was changed.  

Mike Darby commented that why fix something that is not broken.  Bill Dolan commented on the items still referring to the council as an advisory board.  Mr. Kohbarger explained they are still an advisory board that answers to the Town Board.  

Vicky Parker motioned to approve the new by-laws for the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council with the addition of the paragraph concerning International Tourism.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

There was discussion regarding the advisory board status.  Mr. Kohbarger suggested it be put in the motion to change the advisory board to the name of Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council.

Vicky Parker withdrew her motion and Frank Maurizio withdrew his second.

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the new by-laws for the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council with the 22 changes referring to it as an advisory board to the new name of the council.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Amy Richardson and Paula Elefante commented.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of revised fiscal year 2009 grant to PAVED from Economic Development Room Tax Funds already budgeted and not to exceed $30,000. (Action)
Paula Glidden introduced the Pahrump Alliance for Valley Economic Development (PAVED) Board members and gave a summary of the functions of PAVED and accomplishments of PAVED.  Ms. Glidden explained that the PARC project is their number one drive.  

Mike Darby asked what accomplishments PAVED has made regarding business brought to Town.  Mary Balloqui responded it was listed in a report submitted in March.  There were comments regarding impact fees, the town being proactive, the PARC plan, and operational expenses and budget.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the budgeted funds from Fiscal Year 2008/09 from the Economic Development Room Tax funds not to exceed $30,000.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

There was public comment from Art Jones, Phil Huff, Darrin Shelton, Terry Owen, Dave Stevens, Carolene Endersby, Charlie Gronda, Dina Williamson-Erdag, and Al Balloqui.

Vicky Parker declared she would be abstaining from this vote on the advice of the Ethics Board.

Vote passed 3 – 1 – 1.  Frank Maurizio voted nay.  Vicky Parker abstained.    

12.    Discussion and possible decision regarding approval of Resolution 2009-07 concerning audit report form entities receiving funds from the Town of Pahrump.  (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to accept Resolution 2009-07 concerning audit report for the entities receiving funds from the Town of Pahrump.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Board members discussed the bottom amount figure inclusion and small versus larger funding amounts.  

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Frank Maurizio voted nay.

13.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Resolution 2009-08 approving checking accounts at Nevada State Bank and authorizing signatories.  (Action)
Michael Sullivan explained that this housekeeping authorizing opening four checking accounts in lieu of savings accounts.  Due to accepting credit cards a merchant checking account must be maintained.  All signatories are the same as they were previously, requiring two signatures on the accounts.  

Vicky Parker motioned to accept Resolution 2009-08.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

14.    Discussion and possible decision regarding Resolution 2009-09 approving removal of those fixed asset items below $3,000 from the Town’s Fixed Asset Inventory in compliance with the NAC and Resolution 2009-04.  (Action)
Michael Sullivan stated that this is the second step in the process which began last month.

Vicky Parker motioned to accept Resolution 2009-09.  Bill Dolan 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 regular meeting minutes of April 28, 2009
c.    Action – approval of Town Board Closed session minutes of April 28, 2009

Bill Dolan motioned to accept consent agenda items a-c.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

16.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-Action)
Final Public Budget Hearing May 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Annex.
Nevada League of Cities May 15, in Carson City.
Mike Darby asked if anything was in the works regarding the evaluation of the Town Manager.
Mr. Darby noted that no later than June 30.

17.    Public Comment.
Art Jones commented on the Disabled American Veterans Picnic in June 6
Robin Lloyd commented on PTO 43 unethical conduct by some board members and the Town Manager.  Mrs. Lloyd requested that Nicole Shupp, Vicky Parker and Bill Kohbarger each resign their positions.  
John Koenig commented on his disappointment of Public Comment being at the end of the meeting.
Larry Sanford commented regarding the Town Board and the choices of the people.  Mr. Sanford stated that they will recall Nicole Shupp, Bill Dolan, Vicky Parker, and getting the Town Manger removed.
Bruce Culley commented regarding monetary items not being placed on the consent agenda.
Dave Stevens commented that the Town Board keep doing what they are doing.
Bill Dawson commented on his being offended by being called a communist by Mr. Stevens.
Mr. Dawson also called some of the Board members an illicit group.
Patti Patterson commented that the town is a joke the way meetings are ran.

18.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session pursuant to NRS 241.033, consideration of discussing, and administrative action concerning, Robert Irving, Town of Pahrump, Fall Festival Logistics Committee and Patrick Van Engen, Town of Pahrump, Fall Festival Rodeo Committee.  (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to adjourn to closed session.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

19.    Closed Session.

20.    Discussion and decision regarding items discussed in closed session. (Action)
The Chairman called the meeting back to order.

Mike Darby motioned that Mr. Patrick Van Engen be placed on a 90 day probation period for disruption of the meeting (Fall Festival Executive (and be removed as the Chairman (Rodeo Sub-Committee).  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vicky Parker said she fells he should be told he cannot attend the Executive Committee meetings and he would lose his Chairmanship.  Mrs. Parker stated that his probation should run through the Fall Festival.

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Vicky Parker voted nay.

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the resignation that was handed in by Mr. Bob Irving at the Executive Committee on April 6th.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote failed 2 – 3.  Frank Maurizio, Vicky Parker, and Nicole Shupp voted nay.

Vicky Parker motioned that Mr. Irving be reinstated to the Executive Board pending a doctor’s clearance and that the Executive Board should hold an election and elect a new Chairman.

Motion died for lack of a second.  

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the resignation as Chairman, until such time that Mr. Irving brings in a clearance from his Cardiologist, to stay on the Logistics Committee and have the Executive Board decide if he is going to stay as Chairman of that Board or if the Vice Chair will be stepping up and taking over.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 5 – 0.

21.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjouned approximately 9:50 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board



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