Agendas & Minutes


May 25, 2010

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
May 25, 2010

 


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 concerning Town Board support/sponsorship of Petrack Park of Pahrump Valley Children’s Egg Hunt, April 23rd 2011 (Saturday) 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. (Action)

6.    Discussion and presentation regarding Pahrump Arts and Recreation Complex (The PARC) and Joshua’s Community. (Non-Action)

7.    Discussion and possible decision requesting letter of support for Joshua’s Community. (Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision on approving the final comments/report from EPS pertaining to the Incorporation Study. (Action)

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 11, 2010.

10.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)

11.    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)

12.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

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

14.    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, and CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


 

 


Minutes

PRESENT:
    Town Board:
        Nicole Shupp
        Bill Dolan
        Vicky Parker
        Frank Maurizio
        Mike Darby
    Staff:
        Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
        Brett Meich, Attorney
        Michael Sullivan, Finance Director
        Al Balloqui, Community Business Economic Development
        Scott Lewis, Fire Chief

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)
No Changes

3.    Announcements (Non-Action)
Point of Order made by Bruce Calley, regarding Agenda item #’s 6 & 7.  Item #6 being non action and Item #7 an action item and wanted clarification.
Brett Meich, clarified Item #6 is non-action and Item #7 is an action item.
Mr. Calley wanted both items to be listed as action items, so that public comments could be made.  Mr. Calley was assured there would be time for public comments, on both items.
Chairman Shupp asked for three standing at the podium at a time; no standing at the back of room and no discussion.
Vicky Parker read the announcements as prepared in the backup.


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 concerning Town Board support/sponsorship of Petrack Park of Pahrump Valley Children’s Egg Hunt, April 23rd 2011 (Saturday) 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. (Action)
Vicky Parker asked Mr. Palmer if the Town is waiving proof of insurance, his reply was yes.
 
Vicky Parker motioned that the Town Board support and co sponsor the Pahrump Valley Children’s Egg Hunt, April 23rd 2011 (Saturday) Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Vote Passed 5-0.

6.    Discussion and presentation regarding Pahrump Arts and Recreation Complex (The PARC) and Joshua’s Community. (Non-Action)
Joseph D’Angelo made a presentation with power point slides, including community plan map, for the Pahrump Arts and Recreation Complex (The PARC) and Joshua’s Community. (aka Living Waters Ministry, a 501C3)  Mr. D’Angelo stressed, that their status was non denominational, not a church, and not here to preach.
Mr. D’Angelo stressed that he was not asking the Town for money; that the plans for the PARC and Joshua’s Community would be privately funded.  He continued that he would not create homelessness in Pahrump; rather his plans would bring in an 800 bed surgical hospital (to be built in 90 days) and various other buildings, schools, parks and recreation venues.  Mr. D’Angelo stated that with local, county state and federal co-operation this type of project could be completed in Pahrump. Mr. D’Angelo stated that he had private money for this project and was ready to move toward making this project happen.  Mr. D’Angelo stated that the McKinney-Vento Act would help obtain land from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Housing & Urban Development. (HUD)
Mr. D’Angelo stressed several times that he did not require funding from the Town, only the help from the Town to acquire the property necessary for his proposed plans.  The PARC project is scheduled to cost 1 billion dollars and be completed within three years.  
Mr. D’Angelo asked the Town for support in getting the property.   He asked that the Town Board     vote to give Bill Kohbarger the authority to negotiate the contract.

Mike Darby asked about geothermal power.  Mr. Darby showed a map that shows that the Pahrump Valley lacks any geothermal possibilities.  Mr. Darby also asked what would happen to the property if the Joshua Community failed.  Mr. D’Angelo answered that the 6400 acres would revert back to the government, HUD then BLM.  Mr. Darby commented that the proposed land was outside the Town boundaries

Public comments were heard from Butch Clendenen, Donald Cox, Louis DeCanio, Nancy Lord,    Fred Holm, Harley Kulkin, Mike Miralgia, and Tom O Conner.
Point of Order: Shirley Matson asked that comments be directed to the Board and not the audience.
Tom O Conner continued, and Lu Komorowski, Bill Becht commented.

Mr. D’ Angelo promised that at a later date he was prepared to tell who the companies are that will fund these projects. Mr. D’Angelo commits to build the PARC project no matter if he gets the contract and/or land for the Joshua Community.  He said it would bring industry and jobs to Pahrump.

Anthony Greco commented.

Chairman Nicole Shupp closed public comment.  
Mike Darby expressed concern over the water table impacted by the proposed projects.

7.    Discussion and possible decision requesting letter of support for Joshua’s Community. (Action)
Bill Dolan stated that he agrees with a lot that was said during Public comment, suggested forming an advisory board, include the Parks and Rec advisory board and also set up workshops.
 
Bill Dolan motioned to table this until the Parks and Rec Board directed and the workshops can be established. Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Public comments made by Butch Clendenen,  Darryl Hill, Harley Kulkin, Donna Cox, Nancy Lord, Kelly Buffi,  Dave Stevens, Donna De Sanders, Kristina Stern, Phil Huff, Shirley Matson, Harold Grimmaud, Mike Miralgia, Don Cox,  Tom Saitta, and Irene Kingsley.

Frank Maurizio asked to have Mr. Dolan revise this motion to form a new advisory board,
Vicky Parker did not want an advisory board, but wanted to have an ad-hoc committee formed

Bill Dolan amended this motion to request an ad-hoc committee be set up through the town staff hopefully with   members of this board on it, and set the workshops up. Once the information is obtained the public has had a chance to ask their questions and get them answered, and bring it back to the Town Board at that time. Mike Darby amended his second as stated by Bill Dolan.

Vote passed 5-0

Recess

Chairman called the meeting back to order.


8.    Discussion and possible decision on approving the final comments/report from EPS pertaining to the Incorporation Study. (Action)
Chairman Shupp explained that this action was to approve the study so that payment could be made.
Vicky Parker clarified that questions added to the draft were questions asked to the committee and added to the study as an addendum. This is considered the final report and is needed to accept that as final so that payment can be made.

Vicky Parker motioned to approve the final comments and report from EPS. Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Donna Cox asked if the State figures were added in the study.
Chairman Shupp clarified that the State figures had not been added and stated that the report needs to have more information on budget items.
Jeff Bobeck, Incorporation Advisory Board, has not had a chance to review the report and asked that the Incorporation Advisory Board be given an opportunity to review the report.
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Vicky Parker amended her motion to table the study until it has gone before the Incorporation Advisory Board. Bill Dolan seconded the motion

Public comments were heard from Butch Clendenon and Dave Stevens.

Chairman Shupp advised that the payment has been tabled.

Vote passed 5-0


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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of May 11, 2010.

Frank Maurizio motioned to approve the consent agenda (a.) and (b)
Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Point of Order: Sam Jones did not want approval of b.

Vote passed 5-0

10.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
Bill Kohbarger announced that the first meeting on June 8th 2010 has been canceled. The second meeting stands.

11.    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)
Harley Kulkin commented about a conversation between him and Bill Dolan before the meeting, and asked that people when talking - say it straight.
Butch Clendenen, commented about Town Managers Report, item #2 - read directly from the report, took exception to Bill Kohbarger saying “the good guys win again” called for truthful comments to be made.
Bruce Calley commented about the 9.5 rule
Bruce Calley wanted to know if Bill Kohbarger had attended sensitivity training
Donna Cox commented on FCC letter in the backup and stated “this is not over”.  Mrs. Cox asked about item #5 on the town managers report and wanted to know about $300,000.00 from the County and asked for a response from Bill Kohbarger and/or Michael Sullivan.
Dave Stevens stated that he is happy with Bill Dolan and the whole Town Board, and especially Mr. Kohbarger and Mr. Sullivan.
Charlie Anzalone commented that Town needs a convention center.
Robin Lloyd asked about an ad-hoc committee and wanted to know how to get on the committee.
The Town Board assured that it would be advertised.  Mrs. Lloyd asked how to get items on the agenda for the next meeting, and questioned rules and regulations about agenda items
Tom Saitta apologized for his earlier emotional outburst. Suggested that a new mission for the Town Board be created.  The Town Board cannot do anything about roadblocks to small business
coming to Pahrump. He suggested that the Town Board engage the County Commissioners to bring businesses to Pahrump.
John Pawlak, suggested that experts from Water Board be invited to be on the ad-hoc committee.

Chairman Shupp closed the meeting; with comments from Bill Kohbarger – “what happened to the Town Manager Report?”
Chairman Shupp called the meeting back in session:


12.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
After some false starts and stops, Bill Kohbarger decided not to speak

13.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Town Board decided not to speak.

14.    Adjournment.
Meeting was adjourned at approximately 9:50 PM



Respectfully submitted,


Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board









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