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May 17, 2007 - SPECIAL MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING

SPECIAL MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
ON THE FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 BUDGETS OF THE TOWN OF PAHRUMP AND THE PAHRUMP SWIMMING POOL DISTRICT

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD
TOWN ANNEX
270 N. Highway 160
Thursday May 17, 2007, 7:00 PM

 


Agenda

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 2007/08 Town of Pahrump and Pahrump Swimming Pool District budgets, and matters properly related thereto. Town Board

4.    Adjournment

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

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Minutes


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

Call to Order  

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

None

Discussion and decision regarding Fiscal Year 2007/08 Town of Pahrump and Pahrump Swimming Pool District budgets, and matters properly related thereto. Town Board

The Finance Director introduced the Swimming Pool Budget and adjusted the ending balance from $445,500.00 to $44,922.00

Member Rust motioned to accept the Swimming Pool Budget as amended.

Member Sprouse seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

The Finance Director introduced option “D” including 5 FF/EMT FTE’s and reviewed the five year projection.  He stated, after review of the projections, he and the Town
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Manager agreed their recommendation was to accept the budget as amended with 2 FTE’s to be hired in July 2007 and the additional 3 FTE’s to be budgeted for February 2008.  He added in early June the Legislature would complete their session regarding the tax bill to pay for additional new hires and at that time an assessment should be made.  Additionally, he recommended postponing the hiring of part-time employees until further revenue sources were identified.  He added management would investigate other options to increase revenue.

Chief Lewis questioned the Summary of Budget Recommendations and Capital Projects stating the Capital Outlay account should have a balance of 225,000.00.  The Finance Director stated the Board elected to eliminate the $200,000.00 budgeted in the Fire Department for capital purchases and a $200,000.00 transfer from the General Fund to the Enterprise Fund.  Member Sprouse made the recommendation to indicate a Capital Outlay balance of $225,000.00 as requested by Chief Lewis.  The Finance Director stated the figures were only a part of the bigger picture with the effect not showing this year but, in the projected years the result would be a negative fund balance and the cause was simply spending more than what the Town was earning.  Member McDonald stated in the past the budget projections were pessimistic and hiring additional fire fighters was an issue that dealt with the safety of this town, an extremely important issue.  Member Rust added this initiative was a starting point that may require adjustments in the future.  

Member Sprouse motioned to amend the budget to include $200,000.00 for fire capital in the General Fund.

Member Rust seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Member Sprouse stated funding to the fire department was a priority and it was the Town Boards duty to provide adequate funding.  He questioned the Town Manager and Finance Director about their directive, 2 days prior, to find additional funding for the fire department by “tightening the belt” in other areas.  The Finance Director stated the list had been provided.  Member Sprouse stated these actions would set the example and demonstrate the need for additional fire and rescue funding.  He added other options would include laying off employees in other departments.  Member McDonald stated citizens of Pahrump could contribute by paying their ambulance bill.  

Member Rust read resolution 2007 – 07.  He motioned to accept resolution 2007 – 07 approving the 2007/08 FY Budget with amendment to include the $200,000.00 line item under the General Fund Capital Fund for fire equipment.

Member McDonald seconded.
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The Town Manager stated, “In my opinion the compounding effect of the additional 5 PVFRS full time employees, the 3% tax cap, and lower CTX projections from the state will create a significant negative ending fund balance in the General Fund in future years as indicated in the attached 5 year cash flow projections.  Moreover, it is my opinion the projected negative fund balances will compromise the viability of the Town’s finances and jeopardize our ability to provide services in the future.  That being the case, I advise against taking the action of hiring any full time PVFRS employees at this time, as previously approved by the Town Board.

Member McDonald clarified with the Town Manager that he was against hiring any PVFRS employees at this time.  

Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment

Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 8:00 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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Backup

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