Agendas & Minutes


May 26, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
May 26, 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.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request for Board approval to go to bid on improvements to Simkins Park. (Action)

7.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request for Board approval to go to bid on a new service truck for Building and Grounds Department.  (Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding acceptance of the resignations of Lucy Ivins effective May 14, 2009, and Marvin Minnick effective June 1, 2009 from the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council.  (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding acceptance of the resignations of Jose Telles, and Terry Choice effective May 26, 2009, from the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board. (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding removal of Alan Bigelow from the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board due to lack of attendance.  (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision approving Resolution 2009-10, Final Budgets for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 for the Town of Pahrump and Pahrump Swimming Pool District, as amended.  (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision to remove all items involving distribution of Town funds from the Consent Agenda and place them on the regular agenda for full discussion, action and decision by the Town Board.  (Action)

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board regular meeting minutes of May 12, 2009
c.    Action – approval of Town Board closed session minutes of May 12, 2009

14.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-Action)

15.    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)

16.    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
    Rick Campbell, Town Attorney
    Matt Luis, Building and Grounds Manager
    Michael Sullivan, Finance Director

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman 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)
Bill Dolan requested Items #10 and #11 be deleted from the agenda.  
There were no objections from the Board members.

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)
Frank Maurizio announced the Incorporation Advisory Board will meet on June 2, 2009
Al Balloqui announced the Last Chance Park Charrette scheduled for May 28-29 has been postponed until further notice.

4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger announced information regarding the Town newsletter which will be used as an informational tool to reach the public.  
The latest edition of PTO #43 is posted on the website.
Work is being done to revise the Cemetery Ordinance.  
Request for Proposal has been advertised for the Incorporation feasibility study with the requested revisions.

5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Mike Darby explained that there will be public workshops regarding PTO #43 and announced where and when they would be held.  Bill Kohbarger said the meetings will be held in a Town Hall forum conducted by Mr. Darby.  Mike Darby said he would conduct meetings in other areas if contacted to do so.  
Bill Dolan asked if action has been taken regarding the carnival workers.  Mr. Kohbarger stated information has been requested by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office so proper wording can be put in an ordinance and bring it back to the Board for a vote.
Vicky Parker announced the PVCAT Hoe Down to be held June 13, at the Stagestop.
Mrs. Parker also asked for volunteers for the Census 2010 Complete Count Committee.  More information can be added to the Town Newsletter.  
Frank Maurizio reported on the EDEN Summit held in Tonopah and asked if Mr. Clint Noble could make a presentation regarding a Community Assessment Program.  He will check with Mr. Noble regarding availability.  
   
6.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request for Board approval to go to bid on improvements to Simkins Park. (Action)
Matt Luis presented information regarding planned improvements at Simkins Park which will be funded from Payment Equal To Taxes (PETT) funds.  Mr. Dolan asked if these funds have been approved and will the cost include the engineering.  Mr. Luis replied they were approved several years ago. Selection of the engineering should be the next step and PETT funds will be used.  The improvements will include a pavilion, sidewalks, playground shades, etc.  Matt Luis explained the usage continues to grow at this park.  

Mike Darby motioned to approve the request for bids to make the improvements to Simkins Park.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

7.    Discussion and possible decision regarding request for Board approval to go to bid on a new service truck for Building and Grounds Department.  (Action)
Matt Luis cleared up confusion regarding a previously requested item (equipment).  Mr. Luis explained how his fleet is recycled, replacing 1 each 10 years.  He also explained the need for this type of vehicle to save travel time and expenses in his department.  Matt Luis noted that this is an approved budgeted item.

Bill Dolan motioned to approve the request for bid for a new service truck for Building and Grounds Department which has been budgeted out of the 2008/09 budget.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

8.    Discussion and possible decision regarding acceptance of the resignations of Lucy Ivins effective May 14, 2009, and Marvin Minnick effective June 1, 2009 from the Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council.  (Action)

Bill Dolan motioned to accept the resignations so replacements can be made at the next meeting.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding acceptance of the resignations of Jose Telles, and Terry Choice effective May 26, 2009, from the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board. (Action)
Bill Dolan expressed sadness in accepting these resignations.  

Bill Dolan motioned to accept resignations.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Alan Bigelow commented on how these men worked and asked that the Board send a letter of thanks to them.

Vote passed 5 – 0

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding removal of Alan Bigelow from the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial Advisory Board due to lack of attendance.  (Action)
Removed under Item #2

11.    Discussion and possible decision approving Resolution 2009-10, Final Budgets for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 for the Town of Pahrump and Pahrump Swimming Pool District, as amended.  (Action)
Removed under Item #2

12.    Discussion and possible decision to remove all items involving distribution of Town funds from the Consent Agenda and place them on the regular agenda for full discussion, action and decision by the Town Board.  (Action)
Bill Dolan asked that for reasons of transparency that all items dealing with funds be moved off of the consent agenda.  Until those receiving funds from the Town are mandated to account for the money this is needed.  Nicole Shupp clarified that any time anyone is asking for money from the Town it will be on the regular agenda.  Mr. Dolan stated that it gives the public a right to public comment on how funds are allocated and spent.  

Vicky Parker expressed her agreement with removing money related items from the consent agenda with the exception of items that have been approved by an advisory board.  Mrs. Parker agreed that the accounting has been lax, but feels the Tourism Advisory Board has been requiring receipts.  Vicky Parker asked that items be left on the consent agenda that have been through the Tourism Advisory Board with a provision that if the paperwork is not in compliance, it can be pulled and placed under the regular agenda. Further discussion took place with Mr. Dolan, Mrs. Parker and Mike Darby, Frank Maurizio.

Bill Dolan motioned to remove all the items (from the consent agenda) until such time that we have true accountability on this issue.  Mike Darby seconded the motion.

Jeff Weiss, Sean Brooks, John Koenig, Donna Cox, Gordy Jones, Tom Zuccharo and Dave Stevens commented.  

Vote passed 4 – 1.  Vicky Parker voted nay.

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

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board regular meeting minutes of May 12, 2009
c.    Action – approval of Town Board closed session minutes of May 12, 2009

Mike Darby motioned to accept consent agenda items a through c.  Frank Maurizio seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

14.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Non-Action)
Mike Darby announced the schedule for workshops pertaining to PTO #43.

15.    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)
John Koenig commented regarding the April 28 meeting concerning PTO #43 and the Incorporation feasibility study, and he objects to public comment at the end of the meeting.
Dr. Tom Waters announced his television show, Monday night at 6:00 p.m., called Pahrump Live with Dr. Tom Waters.  There will be guests each Monday and will have a call in type forum.  
Donna Cox asked about a rumor involving the Town Manager’s desk.
Tom Zuccharo commented regarding an issue with the Sheriff’s Office and the Town Manager.
Christina Stern supports the Item #12 and Bill Dolan and Mike Darby.
Robert Groesbeck expressed concerns regarding the purpose of the workshops regarding PTO #43.
Art Jones commented regarding concerns about rumors and a person’s reputation.
Hector Velarde commented regarding important matters and public comment being placed at the end of the meeting.
Dave Stevens commented about the trash ordinance.
Jeff Weiss commented about PTO #43 and asked if it can still be changed at the next meeting.

16.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board


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