Agendas & Minutes


May 22, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
May 22, 2007

 


Agenda

1.   Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

2.   Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

3.   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).

4.   Advisory Board reports.

5.   Discussion and decision pursuant to NRS 241.033, consideration of character,
allegations of misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health,             and potential administrative action concerning James T. Petell, Town of Pahrump Public Lands Advisory Board Chairperson. Town Board

6.   Discussion and decision regarding Tourism Board grant not to exceed $7,500.00
      for Kiosk and Mural project. Tourism Board/Town Manager

7.   Discussion and decision regarding bid selection and approval to purchase PVFRS
      ambulances from Rocky Mountain Ambulance Sales & Service, Inc., at a cost not to
      exceed $119,400.00 each with funding from Ambulance Enterprise fund. PVFRS
      Chief/Town Manager

8.   Discussion and decision regarding approval of job descriptions updated in
      conjunction with Beller Associates “Classification and Compensation Review” of
      Administrative, PVFRS  office, and Buildings & Grounds hourly positions. Human    
      Resources Assistant/Town manager   

9.   Town Manager’s report.

10. Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

11. Consent Agenda Items

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of April 28, 2007.
3.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 8, 2007.

Town Board Agenda
May 22, 2007
Page 2


12. Adjournment

A quorum of Nye County Commissioners may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

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POSTED IN THE PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 


Minutes


Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

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

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

    None

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).

    Chief Lewis announced the arrival and display of the new water Tender truck.

    Commissioner Borasky thanked Town Staff for assistance with crowd control at    the Regional Planning Commission meeting and requested participation from the     Town Board in reviewing the success of the Winnemucca event center as it     relates to the Pahrump Fairgrounds.  

Advisory Board reports.

    Member Sprouse reported the EMS/Homeland Security Advisory Board delivered    literature for National Wild Land Fire Awareness week, May 19 – 25, 2007.

    Chairperson Murray reported the Tourism and Parks and Recreation Advisory    Boards were working with a company interested in bringing an outdoor movie     show to Pahrump for a summer movie series and the successful demonstration     took place May 21st.

Discussion and decision pursuant to NRS 241.033, consideration of character, allegations of misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health,  and potential administrative action concerning James T. Petell, Town of Pahrump Public Lands Advisory Board Chairperson.
Pahrump Town Board Meeting        
May 22, 2007


    The Town Manager stated personal service to Mr. Petell was unsuccessful when    Mr. Petell refused to answer his door.  He added the NRS allowed for two types     of service, personal delivery and certified mail to the last known address 21 days     prior to the meeting.  He recommended tabling the item until adequate service     was provided.

    Member McDonald motioned to table this matter until June 26, 2007.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

    Chairperson Murray reopened Public Comment.

    Jim Petell spoke against the Town Board’s review process and threatened    repercussions if a hearing was scheduled.

    Lawrence Baker stated he resigned from the Public Lands AB due to lack of    support from the Town Board.

    Paul Willis recommended speaking privately with Mr. Petell and possibly    requesting his resignation.

    George Gingell, Vice Chairperson Public Lands AB, stated the Town was    seemingly in favor of eliminating the Public Lands AB.

    Sam Jones spoke in support of Jim Petell.

Discussion and decision regarding Tourism Board grant not to exceed $7,500.00
for Kiosk and Mural project.

    Kari Frilot, Tourism Advisory Board, presented phase two of the visitor kiosk    project which included a mural and signage.  She added up to $12,000.00 in     funds was being requested for completion of the project.  

    Member Sprouse motioned to accept the additional back up.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.


Pahrump Town Board Meeting        
May 22, 2007

    The Town Board determined the need for two additional quotes and proof of a    warranty prior to approving the funding from the Room Tax Fund.  

    Member Rust motioned to approve up to $10,000.00 in conjunction with the State    grant of $7500.00 to install the sign, mural, and lighting with the stipulation that     the signage company provide a warranty for not less than 5 years.   There was     no second.

    Member Sprouse motioned to table this item to June 12, 2007 with direction to    staff to bring two additional quotes and warranty information.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding bid selection and approval to purchase PVFRS ambulances from Rocky Mountain Ambulance Sales & Service, Inc., at a cost not to exceed $119,400.00 each with funding from Ambulance Enterprise fund.

    Chief Lewis requested the Town Board award the bid for two ambulances to    Rocky Mountain Ambulance Sales & Service, Inc. for $238.800.00.  He added     the project was budgeted at $120,000.00 per unit, the funds are available in the     ambulance enterprise fund, and the bid request was properly advertised.  

    Royce Barton, President Rocky Mountain Ambulance Sales and Service,    answered questions from the Town Board regarding the Dodge chassis and     stated their company would train the staff on the new vehicles as well as meet         with the service department of the local Dodge dealership to provide any needed     information.

    Member Sprouse motioned to accept the bid selection as presented to award    Rocky Mountain Ambulance Sales and Service, Inc. at a cost not to exceed     $119,400.00 each for a total of two ambulances funded from the ambulance     enterprise fund.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Jim Petell spoke against the purchase recommending wholesale, discarded    ambulances.  George Gingell, John Koehnik, and Al Shupp spoke in favor of the     ambulance purchases.  Dave Stevens requested an oxygen tank in the new     ambulance.

Pahrump Town Board Meeting        
May 22, 2007
    
    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding approval of job descriptions updated in
conjunction with Beller Associates “Classification and Compensation Review” of
Administrative, PVFRS  office, and Buildings & Grounds hourly positions.

    The Town Manager stated the job descriptions were based on current duties that    were being performed by current employees and wages that were based on the     mean of the low and the high that resulted from the survey.  He added the pay     ranges and recommended salaries were his recommendations and stated the     PERS plan remained with Nye County as outlined in the Nevada Revised     Statute.  

    Member McDonald stated he had provided a chart of pay ranges based on the    Beller and Associates figures, unlike the Town staff chart which was based on     raw data.  He added the Board needed to decide which salary range to accept.

    Member McDonald motioned, “to accept the job descriptions as written with the    exception of the salary range and that the existing salary range be changed to     the salary range shown on my sheet 1 which is the one identified as 100% of     PERS contribution paid by employer, with the changes that you suggested which     is that any employee who’s current salary does not currently reach the bottom of     the salary range, the lower end of the salary range, will be dropped to the     approved salary”.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Chairperson Murray’s recap was “that we use, accept the job titles and job    descriptions as presented, that we use to establish the salary range columns 1     and columns 2 on   Mr. McDonald’s submitted recommendations with the     adjustment to ensure that the approved salaries by the Town Board either at the     low end or high end be included to establish that salary range”.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report.

    The Town Manager delivered his report.

    Member Rust stated he had received a letter of support from the Department of    Justice regarding the detention facility.  
    
Pahrump Town Board Meeting        
May 22, 2007

    Member McDonald questioned the negative numbers in the Town Budget    Summary.  The Finance Director stated the budget is in compliance at the     Governmental Services level and the Town was not required to make     adjustments at this time.  Member McDonald questioned the findings of Dan     McArthur; related to non-compliance.  The Finance Director stated there were no     non-compliance issues, only internal control issues that were being resolved.

    The Town Manager added Richard Nelson would be presenting the phase one    results between Nye County and the Department of Energy regarding Yucca     Mountain on June 12th at 6:00 p.m., prior to the regular Town Board meeting.

Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

    June 12, 2007, 6:00 p.m., Bob Ruud Community Center – Yucca Mountain

    John McDonald announced a Fairgrounds Advisory Board Special Meeting, May    24, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.

Consent Agenda Items

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of April 28, 2007.
3.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 8, 2007.

    Member Rust motioned to accept Consent Agenda Items 1, 2, and 3.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 9:13 p.m.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Don Rust

Pahrump Town Board Meeting        
May 22, 2007

    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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