Agendas & Minutes


May 8, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
May 8, 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 regarding Tourism Board grant not to exceed $5,000.00
      for advertising for New Old West Rodeo Company event of June 9, 2007 at the   
      McCullough Arena. Tourism Board/Town Manager

6.   Discussion and decision regarding 2007 Fall Festival rodeo items: annual PRCA   
      application; J.W. Kinder, Announcer contract; Jeff Garner, Barrelman/Specialty Act
      contract. Fall Festival Rodeo Committee/Town Manager   

7.   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   

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

9.   Discussion and decision regarding selection of a citizen’s committee to direct and
      facilitate an incorporation study and matters properly related thereto. Town Board.

10. Discussion and decision regarding approval to purchase a pick up truck from    
      Saitta Trudeau for Buildings and Grounds department at a cost not to exceed
      $16,407.25. Buildings and Grounds Manager/Town Manager

11. Discussion and decision regarding WillDan proposal for Kellog/Squaw Valley fire
      station boundary survey, topo, site plan, control points, and existing site
      improvements at a cost not to exceed $10,500.00. Fire Chief/Town Manager

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May 8, 2007
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 12. Discussion and decision regarding WillDan proposal for “Last Chance Park”
       Master Plan development at a cost not to exceed $34,900.00. Bldgs and Grounds
       Manager/Town Manager

13. Town Manager’s report.

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

15. Consent Agenda Items

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of April 24, 2007.

16. 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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Minutes

 PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
May 8, 2007




MINUTES


PRESENT                                                                                          ABSENT
Laurayne Murray
John McDonald
Don Rust
Nicole Shupp
Dan Sprouse


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.

    Items #11 and #12 were moved.

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).

    Jose Telles reported the Pahrump Veteran’s Memorial was near completion and    dedication would take place on May 28, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

    Chairperson Murray stated Desert View Regional Medical Center and Veterans    of Foreign Wars were celebrating anniversaries on May 11, 2007.
    
Advisory Board reports.

    Member McDonald reported the Arena Advisory Board was in the process of    resolving a dust issue from arena events.

    Chairperson Murray reported progress within the Tourism Advisory Board and    attendance at an international economic development conference in Reno.


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    Member Shupp reported the Fall Festival Advisory Board is actively preparing for    this years event and Mr. Maddox has been providing her with a rodeo education.
    
Discussion and decision regarding Tourism Board grant not to exceed $5,000.00
for advertising for New Old West Rodeo Company event of June 9, 2007 at the   
McCullough Arena.

    The Town Manager stated the Tourism Advisory Board voted to recommend the    grant for advertising for New Old West Rodeo Company.  

    Lloyd Peugh, New Old West Rodeo Company, requested permission from the    Town Board to place an advertisement on a rodeo vehicle, announcing Pahrump.      Chairperson Murray agreed that would comply with the Tourism Board     sponsorship requirements.  

    Member Rust motioned to approve a grant not to exceed $5000.00 for the New    Old West Rodeo Company June 9, 2007 event and for vehicle advertising.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding WillDan proposal for Kellog/Squaw Valley fire
station boundary survey, topo, site plan, control points, and existing site
improvements at a cost not to exceed $10,500.00.

    The Town Manager stated initial engineering work was required to prepare    the design for a proposed fire station.  He stated the proposal would be funded     from the fire impact fee fund and recommended approval of the proposal.      The     Town Manager stated any funding option was acceptable due to the importance     of project completion and timing.  

    Member McDonald motioned to approve the WillDan proposal for Kellog/Squaw    Valley fire station boundary survey, topo, site plan, control points, and existing     site improvements at a cost not to exceed $10,500.00 with funding from the     general fund unless it is determined a percentage can be charged to the fire     impact fee fund or paid by the Focus Group.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.


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Discussion and decision regarding WillDan proposal for “Last Chance Park”
Master Plan development at a cost not to exceed $34,900.00.
    
    The Town Manager stated WillDan had proposed a scope of work for a master    plan which would be submitted to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to acquire     the property for Last Chance Park.  He added a comprehensive plan of     development was required for the park and previous attempts were unsuccessful.      He stated the funds had been budgeted in the Parks Room Tax Fund and     recommended approval of the plan to accomplish Last Chance Park.

    Tom Buist, WillDan, agreed to provide a project schedule of completion and    assured the Board of WillDan’s expertise and prior experience with BLM projects.      The Town Manager stated a guarantee of acceptance by the BLM was not     possible however, guidelines were observed.  Chairperson Murray requested     involvement from the Public Lands and Parks and Recreation Advisory Boards.      The Town Manager provided a history of the project for the newer Town Board     members.  

    Mike Darby questioned the location of the property.  George Gingell questioned    the previous fees paid for the plan.  Vicky Parker spoke in favor of the plan.       The Town Manager stated no previous parks design fees were paid for Last     Chance Park.

    Member Rust motioned to approve the WillDan proposal for Last Chance Park    Master Plan development at a cost not to exceed $34,900.00 with funding from     the Parks Room Tax Fund.   He motioned to include the Public Lands and Parks     and Recreation Advisory Board in the review of the process and for WillDan to     provide a completion schedule to the Town Manager.

    Member McDonald seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.
    
Discussion and decision regarding 2007 Fall Festival rodeo items: annual PRCA   
application; J.W. Kinder, Announcer contract; Jeff Garner, Barrelman/Specialty Act contract.

    Bill Maddox, Chairman of the Rodeo Committee, stated this was an annual    requirement for the Fall Festival and the fee requirement at this time was     $1250.00 to PRCA.  The Town Manager stated the funding was from the Fall     Festival Fund.  

    
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    Member Shupp motioned to accept the annual PRCA application; J.W. Kinder,    Announcer contract; Jeff Garner, Barrelman/Specialty Act contract to be funded     from the Fall Festival Fund.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    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 provided were from the Beller    and Associates job survey of positions that currently exist and the salary ranges     had been adjusted to reflect the results of the survey.  He recommended     approval of the job descriptions updated in conjunction with Beller Associates     “Classification and Compensation Review” of Administrative, PVFRS office, and     Buildings & Grounds hourly positions.  

    Member McDonald disagreed with the salary recommendations stating the    figures were not consistent.  He requested Public Employee Retirement System     (PERS) options and presented an internal control issue with #7 of the Human     Resources description; employee time records and personnel records. The     Human Resources Manager agreed to provide additional pay range instruction.      The Town Manager     requested the opportunity to research PERS requirements     and requested the Board, in the future; inform staff of questions in advance.  The     Board discussed the Code Enforcement position and Business Licensing     positions.  Member Sprouse inquired about a bonus system for PVFRS collection     department.

    Member Rust motioned to table the approval of job descriptions updated in    conjunction with Beller and Associates classification and compensation review of     Administrative, PVFRS office, and Buildings and Grounds hourly positions until     the June 12, 2007 Town Board meeting and requested any questions be     submitted to the Town Manager promptly.  

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.
   
Discussion and decision regarding fiscal year 2008 budget funding options for
additional PVFRS staff and matters properly related thereto.

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    The Town Board observed the Fire Chief was not present.
    
    Member Rust motioned to table the decision regarding fiscal year 2008 budget    funding options for additional PVFRS staff until a special Town Board meeting at     the Town Office conference room on Monday, May 14, at 7:00 p.m.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 4/1 (Member Shupp opposed).

Discussion and decision regarding selection of a citizen’s committee to direct and facilitate an incorporation study and matters properly related thereto.

    Member Rust motioned to accept additional back up for consideration.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

    Member McDonald stated the Town Board has a number of tasks to accomplish        for incorporation.  

    He motioned to approve an advertisement, to solicit volunteers for the Citizens    Advisory Committee, in the Pahrump Valley Times on May 23, 25, 30, and June     1, 2007 and the Mirror on May 24 and 31, 2007 and to contain the following     qualifications: governmental incorporation, contracts, public safety, finances,     infrastructure, roads, maintenance, etc., with a June 30, 2007 deadline for receipt     of letters/resumes.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Charlie Gronda recommended the Town Board set an established ballot date for    incorporation.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding approval to purchase a pick up truck from    
Saitta Trudeau for Buildings and Grounds department at a cost not to exceed
$16,407.25.

    The Town Manager stated this was a replacement vehicle with funds    budgeted in the Buildings and Grounds General Fund.   He stated it was his     
    
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    recommendation the Town Board approved the purchase of a 2004 Dodge    Dakota from Saitta Trudeau at a cost not to exceed $16,407.25.
    
    Member McDonald cited NRS 332.039; advertisement request for a bid on    contract and stated his concern was compliance with the local government     purchasing act.  The Buildings and Grounds Manager assured the Board he was     in compliance and offered to provide additional documentation.  Member     McDonald additionally refuted Saitta Trudeau’s documentation fee of $399.00.

    Member McDonald motioned to accept the bid for the purchase of a pick up    truck from Saitta Trudeau for Buildings and Grounds department at a cost up to     $16,407.25 with a request to eliminate the documentation fee and to be funded     through the Buildings and Grounds General Fund.

    Member Shupp seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report.

    The Town Manager delivered his report.

Future meetings/workshops; date, time and location.

    Special meeting May 14, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office conference room    to discuss 2008 budget funding options for additional PVFRS staffing.

    Public Hearing May 17, 2007, 7:00 p.m. in the Town Annex for 2008 final budget.
    
Consent Agenda Items

1.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
2.    Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of April 24, 2007.

    Member McDonald motioned to accept items #1 and #2 of the Consent Agenda    Items.

    Member Sprouse seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment
    
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    The meeting was adjourned at 9:17 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

There is no backup posted for this meeting.