Agendas & Minutes


May 9, 2006

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
May 9, 2006

 


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.    Discussion and decision regarding the selection of a Town Board Vice Chairperson. Richard Billman

5.    Discussion and decision regarding the appointment of Town Advisory Board liaison positions.  Richard Billman  

6.    Discussion and decision regarding Tourism Advisory Board grants. Tourism Advisory Board/Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding Fall Festival 2006 entertainment agreements.
Summer Medrano/Town Manager
 
8.    Bid opening and referral to staff. (1) PVFRS Command Vehicle (2) PVFRS Water Tender (3) PVFRS Equipment  Maintenance Service. Town Manager

9.    Second reading of Ordinance No. 51 regarding sex offender residency restrictions. Paul Willis

10.    Third reading, discussion and decision of Ordinance No.52, the Fifth Amendment to Pahrump Town Ordinance No. 35 regarding business license renewal dates. Town Manager

11.    Town Manager’s report

12.    Advisory Board reports

13.    Consent Agenda Items

A.  Action - approval of Town vouchers
B.  Action - approval of Special Town Board Preliminary Budget hearing of meeting minutes of March 29, 2006.
C.    Action – approval of 72 Hour Liquor License for Power Desert Rodeo Co. and Production for the Triple 7 Bull Riding Rodeo for June 10, 2006 at McCullough Arena

14.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session to consider IAFF labor negotiations and arbitration issues. Town Manager

15.    Closed session to consider IAFF labor negotiations and arbitration issues.

16.    Discussion and decision regarding issues discussed in closed session.

17.    Adjournment

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

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.

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

 


Minutes

PRESENT:                    ABSENT:
Richard Billman                
Paul Willis                    
Laurayne Murray
Ron Johnson

CLOSED SESSION TO CONSIDER IAFF LABOR NEGOTIATIONS AND ARBITRATION ISSUES

Town Manager gave a brief overview regarding the history of the arbitration issue concerning John O’Brien, stating that Mr. O’Brien was injured on the job, was released to light duty, was informed there wasn’t a light duty position available, then in arbitration, he produced a copy of the Light Duty Program under which he was hired.

Carl Joerger said that the Settlement Agreement drafted by the attorneys as a result of arbitration was binding, adding that Mr. O’Brien was back on the job.

Mr. Richards commented on the Settlement Agreement.  He stated that not all the terms were discussed and that it was much more specific than what they agreed on.   He also stated that he knew the settlement was to be subject to Town Board approval.  Leonard Smith stated it and Mr. Ellsworth heard it.

Mr. Johnson said the new job description called for climbing ladders and asked if a light duty person could do that.  Chief Lewis said they’d agreed to assist Mr. O’Brien with roof inspections.  

Mr. Johnson asked if the position created for Mr. O’Brien was legitimate.  Mr. Richards said yes, it was a valid position.

Mr. Johnson said Leonard Smith told him John O’Brien would work for one day and resign.  He said it would look better on his record that way.

Mr. Richards said he and Mr. Lewis went to arbitration in good faith and followed Mr. Smith’s advice to settle.

Mr. Richards stated that they had agreed on articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 11.


Pahrump Town Board Meeting – Closed Session
May 9, 2006

Mr. Johnson said that light duty needs to be specified for the future.  Mr. Richards agreed.

Mr. Johnson also directed Mr. Richards to read Mr. O’Brien’s personnel file and report back to the Board.

Paul Willis asked what the Board’s options were.

Mr. Joerger said Mr. Richards and Mr. Lewis both heard “Town Board approval”.  He said he’d like to contact the Arbitrator to see if they remembered that.

CLOSED SESSION TO CONSIDER IAFF LABOR NEGOTIATIONS AND ARBITRATION ISSUES

Ms. Murray excused herself from the closed session due to a conflict of interest.

Mitch Brust distributed the several articles from the IAFF contract.  He said he would like to see more Board involvement next time, but that the final contract was competitive, not excessive.

Mr. Brust summarized the terms of each of the articles negotiated and answered questions.

Mr. Willis said the contract was acceptable other than articles settled in arbitration.

Mr. Brust said the arbitrators appeared to not even consider the Town’s brief and ruled in favor of the IAFF.

Mr. Joerger said unless they could prove the arbitration attorney had bias, there wasn’t a lot of recourse.

ADJOURNMENT



Respectfully Submitted,



Paul Willis, Town Board Clerk

 


 

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
MAY 9, 2006

MINUTES

 

PRESENT:                    ABSENT:
Richard Billman                
Paul Willis                    
Laurayne Murray
Ron Johnson

CALL TO ORDER

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

None

PUBLIC COMMENT

Recognition was given to volunteers and sponsors for making the Pahrump Town Clean-Up a success.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING THE SELECTION OF A TOWN BOARD VICE CHAIRPERSON

Paul Willis nominated Ron Johnson to be Town Board Vice-Chairperson.  Richard Billman seconded.  

Vote, 4-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT OF TOWN ADVISORY BOARD LIAISON POSITIONS

Mr. Billman appointed Laurayne Murray to the Tourism Advisory Board and Paul Willis to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  Both appointments were accepted.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD GRANTS

Dave Richards said the Tourism Advisory Board recommended approval of four grants: Cinco de Mayo, Grand Canyon Bull Rider Rodeo, Pioneer Rodeo and Pahrump Bull Rider Invitational Rodeo.

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Paul Willis motioned to approve the four grants.  Laurayne Murray seconded.

Vote, 4-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING FALL FESTIVAL 2006 ENTERTAINMENT AGREEMENTS

Mr. Richards said the Executive Board requested that the Town Board approve five budgeted agreements: City of North Las Vegas (stage), Sound Smith Audio (sound system), Liz Gregory (promotions, producer), Senergy (band) and Craig Morgan (country singer/band).

Mr. Willis motioned to approve the agreements.  Mr. Billman seconded.

Vote, 4-0.

BID OPENING AND REFERRAL TO STAFF. 1) PVFRS COMMAND VEHICLE, 2) PVFRS WATER TENDER, AND 3) PVFRS EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE SERVICE

Laurayne Murray moved to accept the bids submitted for the Command Vehicle by Anderson Automotive and for the Water Tender, by KME Fire Apparatus and Rosenbauer, and to re-advertise for the Equipment Maintenance Service since there was no response to the ad.  Seconded by Mr. Billman.

Mr. Johnson recommended that they use the Equipment Maintenance bids submitted earlier, on the condition that another site visit is conducted with a Board member.

Mr. Richards recommended that Mr. Joerger be filled in so he could offer a legal opinion.

Ms. Murray restated her motion, accepting the proposals received, but tabling the decision regarding the Service Agreement until the next meeting to allow for review by the Town Attorney to determine the action.  Mr. Billman seconded.

Vote, 4-0.

SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 51 REGARDING SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS

Title and summary read by Mr. Willis.

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THIRD READING, DISCUSSION AND DECISION OF ORDINANCE NO. 52, THE FIFTH AMENDMENT TO PAHRUMP TOWN ORDINANCE NO. 35 REGARDING BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL DATES

Mr. Richards explained that this would change the business license renewal date to the anniversary of the start date, so that all 2000+ businesses didn’t renew on the same day.  

Title read by Mr. Willis.

Mr. Willis motioned to approve.  Ms. Murray seconded.

Vote, 4-0.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Mr. Richards presented the Town Manager Report.

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

None

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

Ms. Murray motioned to approve items A, B & C.  Seconded by Ron Johnson.

Vote, 4-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING CLOSED SESSION TO CONSIDER IAFF LABOR NEGOTIATIONS AND ARBITRATION ISSUES

Paul Willis made the motion to go into Closed Session.  Seconded by Mr. Billman.

Vote, 4-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING ISSUES DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION

Mr. Billman made a motion to accept the three year contract between the IAFF and the Town of Pahrump.  Mr. Willis seconded.

Pahrump Town Board Meeting
May 9, 2006

Ms. Murray disclosed that she was married to an employee of PVFRS, an IAFF member, so excused herself from the vote.

Vote, 3-0-1, with Ms. Murray abstaining.

Mr. Willis moved to table the Settlement Agreement with Mr. O’Brien.  Mr. Johnson seconded.

Vote, 4-0.

ADJOURNMENT



Respectfully Submitted,



Paul Willis, Town Board Clerk


cc:    Town Clerk                    
Nye County Treasurer            
Town Board                    
Nye County Planning
Nye County Commissioners            
Nye County Clerk    
Carl Joerger                
Dan McArthur

 

 


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