Agendas & Minutes

May 14, 2007 - SPECIAL MEETING

400 N. Highway 160
Monday, May 14, 2007, 7:00 PM



1.    Call to Order  

2.    Public Comment:  Action may not be taken on matters considered during this period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item - NRS 241.020 (2)(C)(3).

3.    Discussion and decision regarding fiscal year 2008 budget funding options for
    additional PVFRS staff and matters properly related thereto. Finance    Director/Town Manager

4.    Adjournment

A quorum of Nye County Board of Commissioners may be present at this meeting.


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Call to Order  

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

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 7:03 p.m. and resumed the    meeting at 7:15 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Public Comment:  Action may not be taken on matters considered during this period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item - NRS 241.020 (2)(C)(3).


Discussion and decision regarding fiscal year 2008 budget funding options for additional PVFRS staff and matters properly related thereto.

    The Finance Director reviewed the financial data supporting 2, 4, and 5 full    time fire fighters.  He stated the figures were workable in the first year     however, estimated projections created a negative fund balance.  

    Chief Lewis presented data mapping the call patterns and call time    periods from 2003 to 2007.  He stated his plan would utilize the     intermittent staff in permanent part-time positions and added this was a     solution that would address staffing and budget requirements.  He     recommended 6 permanent part-time positions at a cost of $88,000.00     and suggested recruiting for the budgeted position of Assistant Fire Chief.  
    Member Rust stated the Town Board should take proactive measures to    increase revenues.  Member McDonald recommended adding 2 full time
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    employees in addition to the Chiefs recommended 6 permanent part-time    positions with two additional full time staff members budgeted for 2008.      The Chief stated the FTE’s would be budgeted from the General Fund and     the intermittent staff would be funded from the Ambulance Fund.
    Chairperson Murray read a disclosure statement regarding her    relationship to a fire department employee stating this would not prevent     her from discussing or voting on this matter.
    Member Sprouse disclosed that he was a voluntary member of PVFRS,    was not compensated in any form, and would be participating in the     discussion and vote.  He agreed the Board should take action to increase     revenues for fire department funding.  He questioned the Chief’s    resources for    qualified candidates to fill the new positions.  The Chief     stated he would continue to advertise until the desired results were     achieved.  

    Member Rust requested the Finance Director develop an agenda item to    increase revenues (i.e. property tax increase for fire protection). The Town     Manager agreed to prepare revenue options for the Board.  

    Chief Lewis stated he and the Town Manager met with Mr. Rencher of    Desert View Medical Center and was informed that the number of “basic”     related transfers from the hospital was going to diminish. He     recommended hiring fire fighter – intermediates to fill the new positions.      

    Chairperson Murray stated various members of the public had spoken to    her in favor of increased revenues used to strengthen fire and rescue. She     stated her dissatisfaction with the results of the budget meetings in regard     to securing funding for additional fire fighter employees.  Her     recommendation was to hire 4 full time fire fighter equivalents (FTE) by     transferring funds from the General Fund to assist the Ambulance Fund.      Member Sprouse clarified hiring 4 FTE’s would require securing an     additional $288,000.00 for the FY 2009/10 budget.  

    Member Rust motioned to budget 4 FTE’s to be hired on July 1, 2007    and one additional FTE to be evaluated February 2008 from the General     Fund. He added this was to include the use of regular part-time and     intermittent individuals that were currently budgeted in the Ambulance     Enterprise Fund and obligated the Town Board to pursue additional     revenue sources.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

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    Tim Murray, President IAFF, stated in some situations the part-time    employees may be in violation of the union contract.

    Kristin Harelson, Fire-fighter / Paramedic, read a list of current job duties.

    Motion carried 5/0.


    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 8:37 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




There is no backup posted for this meeting.