Agendas & Minutes


November 14, 2006

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
November 14, 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.    Advisory Board Reports

5.    Public Hearing. Discussion and decision regarding recommendation to Nye BOCC concerning Stantec Consulting’s “Town of Pahrump Truck Route Study”. Stantec/Town Manager

6.    Discussion and decision regarding support for Enterprise Rent A Car “Ride Share” Program. Enterprise RAC/Town Manager

7.    Third reading, discussion and decision on PTO #54 regarding English Language and Patriot Reaffirmation. Michael Miraglia

8.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-31 approving an Interlocal Contract with Nye County related to NRS. 365.190, 1.75/gallon Gas Tax Revenue. Town Manager

9.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-29 designating 320 acres of BLM managed property for Chief Tecopa Cemetery expansion. Jim Petell/Town Manager

10.    Discussion and decision regarding Fall Festival matters: (1) agreement with BarT Rodeo Company, Inc., for 2008-2010 Fall Festival Rodeo livestock; (2) J.W. Kinder for 2007-2010 Fall Festival Rodeo announcer services, music and sound equipment; (3) Channel 41 Marketing Group for 2007-2010 Fall Festival Guide and matters related thereto; and (4) budget of $25,000 for concert headline act. Bill Maddox/Town Manager

11.    Discussion and decision regarding a service agreement with Civilwise Services for grading plans and profile sheets related to improvements within NDOT right-of-way associated with the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds. Town Manager

12.    Discussion and decision regarding service agreement to transfer historical Town Board meeting cassette recordings to digital format and download to Town’s website. Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision regarding the selection of a firm to perform general engineering services as requested in RFP 2006-9. Town Manager

14.    Discussion and decision regarding the selection of a firm to perform water and sewer utilities appraisal services as requested in RFP 2006-8. Town Manager

15.    Discussion and decision regarding the disposition of proposals to conduct a PVFRS Master Development Plan as requested in RFP 2006-10. Town Manager

16.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-30 to compensate Town Board members for meetings attended. Paul Willis

17.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-27 amending the Town Manager’s contract. Michael Miraglia/Town Manager

18.    Town Manager’s report

19.      Consent Agenda Items

A.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of Action - approval of Town Board minutes of October 14, 2006.
C.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of Action - approval of Town Board minutes of October 24, 2006.
D.    Action - authorize signing committee to approve accounts payables for canceled meetings, November 28, and December 26.

20.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session to discuss pending litigation.

21.    Closed session to discuss pending litigation.

22.    Discussion and decision regarding matters discussed in closed session.

23.    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
Richard Billman
Paul Willis
Ron Johnson
Michael Miraglia
Laurayne Murray



Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

    Chairman Billman called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

    Mr. Willis deleted item #16.
    
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).
    
    Paula Elefante invited everyone to attend the Pahrump Social Pow Wow.

David Frazier, Executive Director of the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, thanked the Town Board and Staff for support.

Art Jones stated his disappointment in the attendance at the Veteran’s Day parade.

Jean Mace congratulated all election winners.        

Ms. Murray recognized and welcomed the new Town Board members;
Dan Sprouse, John McDonald, Don Rust and Nicki Schupp.

Advisory Board Reports

    None


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Public Hearing. Discussion and decision regarding recommendation to Nye BOCC concerning Stantec Consulting’s “Town of Pahrump Truck Route Study”.

Victor Neufeld of Stantec presented a summary of the truck route study for Pahrump.

Mr. Willis motioned to accept the report and recommend to the Nye County Board of Commissioners to accept the report, findings, recommendations and implementation strategy.

    Mr. Miraglia seconded.

Carol McNeil spoke against the truck study stating her opposition to the proposed expansion of Blagg Road.    

John McDonald stated Leslie Street is primarily residential and not a suitable truck route.

Jean Mace stated Leslie Street already has too much commercial traffic to be considered for a truck route.

Motion carried 5/0

Discussion and decision regarding support for Enterprise Rent A Car “Ride Share” Program.
    
Erin Ford proposed a van pooling program for Pahrump residents.  Ms. Ford stated this program offered great tax benefits to participants and there was no cost to the Town of Pahrump.

Mr. Miraglia motioned to support the Enterprise Rent A Car “Ride Share” program.

Ms. Murray seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.
    
Third reading, discussion and decision on PTO #54 regarding English Language and Patriot Reaffirmation.

    Clerk conducted third reading.

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Mr. Miraglia motioned to pass PTO #54, regarding English Language and Patriot Reaffirmation.

Mr. Willis seconded.

Mr. Billman questioned the enforceability of PTO #54.

Mr. Willis spoke in favor of enacting PTO #54.

Bill Daley stated his ancestors were legal immigrants and he supports PTO #54.

Lee Rowland, Staff Attorney for American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, spoke against section #8 of PTO #54.

Lisa Lynn Chapman, Nevada Outreach Training Organization, spoke against PTO #54 citing a potential negative impact to clients.

Elizabeth Naccarato, student UNLV, spoke against PTO #54 citing discrimination.

Vicky Parker spoke against PTO #54 stating it was unconstitutional.

Tammy Florres spoke against PTO #54 citing prejudice.

Don Rust spoke against PTO #54 stating his priority would be to repeal the ordinance if passed.

Chuck Bluder spoke in favor of PTO #54 stating English should be the number one language.

Fernando Romero, President of Hispanics in Politics, spoke against PTO #54 stating it is unconstitutional.

Bill Dawson spoke in favor of PTO #54 stating citizens must take a stand for the English language.

Ben Rikers spoke in favor of PTO #54 citing that he is a legal immigrant who learned the English language.

Harley Kulkin spoke in favor of PTO #54 stating English should be our primary language.


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Antoinette Adame-Marsh spoke against PTO #54 stating it was prejudiced.

Dr. Elliot Brainard spoke in favor of PTO #54 stating as United States citizens we are responsible to learn the English language.

John Brown read the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Patrick Nice spoke against PTO #54 citing it was racist.

Carol Athens spoke in favor of PTO #54 stating English should be our only language.

Terry Hilke spoke in favor of PTO #54 citing he supported the American Flag and the U.S. Constitution.

Art Jones spoke in favor of PTO #54 stating the importance of learning the English language.

Paula Elefante spoke against section #8 of PTO #54.

Ms. Murray requested deletion of section #8 from PTO #54.

Mr. Miraglia declined the request to delete section #8.

Motion carried 3/2 (Mr. Billman and Ms. Murray opposed)

Meeting adjourned for a break at 8:42 pm.

Meeting called to order at 9:00 pm.

Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-31 approving an Interlocal Contract with Nye County related to NRS. 365.190, 1.75/gallon Gas Tax Revenue.

Mr. Richards reviewed the proposed Town of Pahrump and Nye County Interlocal Contract agreement.

Mr. Willis motioned to adopt Resolution 2006-31 approving an Interlocal Contract with Nye County related to NRS. 365.190, $1.75/gallon Gas Tax Revenue.

Ms. Murray seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

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Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-29 designating 320 acres of BLM managed property for Chief Tecopa Cemetery expansion.

Jim Petell reviewed the importance of having adequate land use for Chief Tecopa Cemetery.

Mr. Willis motioned to approve Resolution 2006-29 requesting the designation of certain properties for future community purposes.

Mr. Miraglia seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Fall Festival matters: (1) agreement with BarT Rodeo Company, Inc., for 2008-2010 Fall Festival Rodeo livestock; (2) J.W. Kinder for 2007-2010 Fall Festival Rodeo announcer services, music and sound equipment; (3) Channel 41 Marketing Group for 2007-2010 Fall Festival Guide and matters related thereto; and (4) budget of $25,000 for concert headline act.

Bill Maddox spoke on behalf of the Executive Committee, Pahrump Fall Festival Board.  He stated the bid process had been completed and the final approval was needed from the Town Board.

Mr. Miraglia motioned to approve the Fall Festival agreements and expenses of matters related thereto as proposed; items 1 – 4.

Mr. Billman seconded.

Mark Boyer, SL Rodeo Productions, stated he submitted a bid for the rodeo to Coni Rockwood on October 15, 2006.  He stated he was assured by Ms. Rockwood the bid would be submitted and it was not.  Mr. Boyer asked for the bid to be re-opened.

Mr. Richards stated one bid from Bar T Rodeo was received, considered, and approved by the Fall Festival Committee.  He stated SL Rodeo Productions did not provide their bid as required by the bid process.

Steven Lee, Producer SL Rodeo Productions, stated he was affiliated with national sponsors and would provide more services for almost no cost and profit the Town of Pahrump $30,000.

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Sam Jones requested this item be tabled until SL Rodeo’s bid could be considered.

Paula Elefante spoke in favor of re-opening the bid.

Mr. Maddox noted that the Fall Festival Committee is a volunteer organization and SL Rodeo Productions is a for profit organization.

Mr. Lee assured the Board Members that he would not get paid anything and that he would do this for the community.

Mr. Miraglia motioned to approve item #3 and #4 and re-bid #1 and #2.  

Mr. Billman seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.


Discussion and decision regarding a service agreement with Civilwise Services for grading plans and profile sheets related to improvements within NDOT right-of-way associated with the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds.

Mr. Willis motioned to approve service agreement with Civilwise Services for grading plans and profile sheets related to improvements within NDOT right-of-way associated with the Pahrump Nye County Fairgrounds at a cost not to exceed $12,500.00.

Mr. Billman seconded.

Lou Holveck stated the project is an ongoing process and requires a major commitment of funds.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding service agreement to transfer historical Town Board meeting cassette recordings to digital format and download to Town’s website.

Mr. Willis motioned to table this item.

Mr. Johnson seconded.


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Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding the selection of a firm to perform general engineering services as requested in RFP 2006-9.

Mr. Miraglia motioned to approve this service agreement with Wildan for general engineering services as requested in 2006-9.

Mr. Willis seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Chris Stone, Wildan, thanked the Board.

Discussion and decision regarding the selection of a firm to perform water and sewer utilities appraisal services as requested in RFP 2006-8.

    
Mr. Miraglia motioned to approve the selection of Wildan to perform water and sewer utilities appraisal services as requested in 2006-8.

    Mr. Billman seconded.

    Motion carried 4/1 (Ms. Murray opposed)
    
Discussion and decision regarding the disposition of proposals to conduct a PVFRS Master Development Plan as requested in RFP 2006-10.

Ms. Murray moved to accept the submitted responses to the RFP 2006-10 from the three firms listed [RAFI Planning and Architecture (LV), ESCI (Wilsonville, OR), and Schirmer Engineering (LV)] and refer them to staff for review and recommendation back to the board.

Mr. Billman seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-30 to compensate Town Board members for meetings attended.
    
    Deleted


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Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-27 amending the Town Manager’s contract.
    
Mr. Miraglia motioned to adopt Resolution 2006-27 amending the Town Manager’s employment agreement to reflect an extension in severance pay and insurance benefits continuation to 12 months instead of 9 months.

Mr. Willis seconded for discussion.

Sam Jones spoke against the extension.

Jean Mace spoke against the extension.

Paula Elefante suggested this matter be considered at the Town Manager’s next review.

Motion fails 2/3 (Mr. Willis, Mr. Johnson, and Ms. Murray opposed)

Town Manager’s report
    
    The Town Manager delivered his report.

Consent Agenda Items

A.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of Action - approval of Town Board minutes of October 14, 2006.
C.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of Action - approval of Town Board minutes of October 24, 2006.
D.    Action - authorize signing committee to approve accounts payables for canceled meetings, November 28, and December 26.

Mr. Willis motioned to approve items A – D.

Mr. Billman seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding closed session to discuss pending litigation.

    Mr. Willis motioned to close.

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Ms. Murray seconded.

    Motion carried 5/0.

Closed session to discuss pending litigation.

Discussion and decision regarding matters discussed in closed session.

    Mr. Johnson reconvened the meeting at 10:53 pm.
    
      Adjournment

    The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,




Paul Willis
    Town Clerk
     
    CC:    Town Board
        Nye County Treasurer
Town Board
Nye County Commissioners
Nye County Planning
Nye County Clerk
Dan McArthur
 
 
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