Agendas & Minutes


November 8, 2005

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
NOVEMBER 8, 2005

 


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 construction of a new covered swimming pool. Sally Devlin/Town Manager

5.    Discussion and decision regarding proposed expansion of communications facility at Belle Vista and Barney fire station. Town Manager

6.    Discussion and decision regarding proposed HTE, Inc., license and service agreement addendum and supplement.  Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding additional economic development services to assist Pahrump business owners in developing skills for success. Town Manager

8.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2005-42 designating excess equipment and transfer of ownership to Nye County. Fire Chief/Town Manager

9.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2005-43 amending the Town Personnel Policy Section 2.17.6 to allow the Fire Chief, and Buildings and Grounds Superintendent or designees to drive a Town vehicle between home and work sites. Town Manager

10.    Discussion and decision regarding participation in Drainage and Flood Control Task Force and selection of representatives. Town Manager

11.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2005-45 requesting the Nye County Board of Commissioners implement recommendations of the Tri-Core Engineering Final Report for a Pahrump Sanitary Sewer District. Town Manager

12.    Discussion and decision regarding fairground’s well bids and equipment installation. Town Manager


13.    Discussion and decision regarding membership of former Town Board member Paula Glidden on Fairgrounds Advisory Board. Town Manager

14.    Presentation and possible Discussion and decision regarding the proposed Town of Pahrump Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. Sharon Wehrly/Ron Johnson
 
15.    Town Manager’s report

16.    Advisory Board reports

17.    Consent Agenda Items

A. Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B. Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of October 25, 2005.
C. Action - approve replacement truck for Buildings/Grounds.  
D. Action - approve wage adjustments for Buildings/Grounds employees.
E. Action - approval of 72-Hour Liquor License (Nye County Special Permit)
    for Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.
 
18.    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                    
Laurayne Murray                                                       
Ron Johnson
Paul Willis
Ed Bishop

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Richard Billman called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Billman welcomed all those in attendance.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

Items # 4, 9, 13, and 14 were removed from the agenda.

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).

Louis J. Decanio stated that he didn’t think it was right to charge Pahrump citizens a user fee and require that they have liability insurance to use the Pahrump Community Center.

Mike McInerny stated that it is ridiculous to have a County inland in the middle of the Town boundaries.  

Gina B. Good from the Pahrump Valley Times apologized to the Town Manger, Town Board and the Public for making a mistake in an article she wrote.  She stated that she accidentally put that the Town Manger received a 72% raise, but according to Pahrump Valley Times he actually received a 32.2% raise.   

Scott Lewis, Fire Chief stated that they had recently received a $1,125 grant from Wal-Mart for fire prevention.  He also showed a power point presentation regarding the Fire One Academy that just graduated.

Bob Erving stated we have a good Fire Chief and he hopes that we can keep him.

Art Jones thanked the Fire Department for all their help they gave him when he was involved in a car accident.
     
DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING PROPOSED EXPANSION OF COMMUNICATIONS OF FACILITY AT BELLE VISTA AND BARNEY FIRE STATION.  TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that the County has indicated a need to expand the communications facility at the Belle Vista and Barney fire station location.  The Town Manager mentioned that some type of memorandum of understanding should be drafted to outline obligations and limits of responsibilities of the Town and County.  

Mr. Willis made a motion to approve the proposed expansion of communications facility at Belle Vista and Barney fire station and direct staff to prepare an MOU in this regard.  Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.  

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING PROPOSED HTE, INC., LICENSE AND SERVICE AGREEMENT ADDENDUM AND SUPPLEMENT.  TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that the County has indicated a need to enter into the attached agreements related to HTE software programs that are utilized at the County.  The Town Manager recommended that the Board approve the agreements as presented.

Mr. Willis made a motion to approve the agreement.  Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.  

Mike McInerny asked if the HTE software is what the County has been having problems with.  Chairman Billman said yes.

Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO ASSIST PAHRUMP BUSINESS OWNERS IN DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR SUCCESS.  TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that MAP provided the Town a proposal for additional services to assist Pahrump business owners in developing skills for success.  MAP has proposed an eight-week course that will raise businesses competitiveness in the market place at a cost not to exceed $15,000.  He stated that Allen Parker of Rural Nevada Development Corporation indicated an interest in providing a similar course at no cost to the Town.  The Town Manager stated that the Town should continue their relationship with MAP and approve the proposed agreement with MAP to present the CEO course not to exceed $15,000.  He also recommended that the Board approve a $50-$100 registration fee for the course.

Mr. Willis made a motion to approve the proposed agreement with MAP dated October 11th, 2005 to present a CEO course at a cost not to exceed $15,000, with a registration fee of $75.  Mr. Bishop seconded the motion.

Mr. Bishop asked if the registration fee would go to the Town.  The Town Manager stated that it would go to the Town.

Mrs. Murray asked what kind of response has the Town recieved from MAP regarding the individual business consulting MAP has been doing.  The Town Manager mentioned that he didn’t have a report on it yet.  Mrs. Murray also mentioned that there are several agencies that provide this same kind of service and training for no charge.

Allen Parker stated that RNDC does not do what MAP does.  He mentioned that they are a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential business counseling, non-traditional lending, affordable housing projects, and many other services.  He stated that the reason he e-mailed the Town, and Town Manager was because he was aware of a similar program to what MAP wants to offer at no cost to the Town.

Paula Glidden mentioned that the Town is starting to be a paycheck for MAP.  She stated that she agreed with Mrs. Murray, that the Town should look at other groups for these services.

Motion carried 4-1.  Mrs. Murray voted nay.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION 2005-42 DESIGNATING EXCESS EQUIPMENT AND TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP TO NYE COUNTY.  FIRE CHIEF/TOWN MANAGER

Scott Lewis, Fire Chief stated that they have some equipment of excess and that Brent Jones, Nye County Emergency Services Director has expressed interest in the equipment.  Mr. Lewis stated that he felt it would be a great way to help our neighbors and asked that the Board approve resolution 2005-42 designating excess equipment and transfer of ownership to Nye County.  

Mr. Willis made a motion to approve resolution 2005-42 designating excess equipment and transfer of ownership to Nye County.  Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING PARTICIPATION IN DRAINAGE AND FLOOD CONTROL TASK FORCE AND SELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES.  TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that the Nye County Board of Commissioner has elected to created a task force comprised of Capital Improvement Committee members to investigate the possibility of creating a Stormwater Utility.  The Town was represented on the CIP committee by the Town Manager, and the Fire Chief with the Finance Director serving as an alternate, the Town Manager recommended that the Board approve participation in Drainage and Flood Control Task Force and select representation.

Mrs. Murray made a motion to approve participation in the Drainage and Flood Control Task Force and that the Town Manager and Finance Director be the representatives to that committee, with the Fire Chief as the alternate.  Mr. Bishop seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION 2005-45 REQUESTING THE NYE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TRI-CORE ENGINEERING FINAL REPORT FOR A PAHRUMP SANITARY SEWER DISTRICT.  TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that the Town Board directed the Town Manager to research the issue of wastewater treatment in Pahrump.  He mentioned that the Nye County Board of Commissioners recently had a study completed by Tri-Core Engineering concerning creation of a Pahrump Sanitary Sewer District.  He stated that the Tri-Core recommendations are on point and should be pursed.  He recommended that the Board approve resolution 2005-45 requesting the Nye County Board of Commissioners implement recommendations of the Tri-Core Engineering Final report of a Pahrump Saintary Sewer District.  He mentioned that he had talked to Commissioner Cox about pursing the objectives that are presented in the Tri-Core plan and not necessarily pursuing those objectives with Tri-Core.  He stated that he would like to have the assistants of the County engineer, and for the county to provide assistance in pursuing the objectives.  

Mr. Willis made a motion to approve resolution 2005-42 with the assistance of the County and County engineer.  Mr. Bishop seconded the motion.

Jean Mase stated she was happy to see the item on the agenda.  

Motion carried 5-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING FAIRGROUND’S WELL BIDS AND EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION.  TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that the Town advertised and received bids for drilling a well and installing pumping facilities at the Fairgrounds.  Two bids were received, one from Jayne Christensen Company for $ 379,665.00; and one from Great Basin Drilling Company for $144,259.00.  The Town Manager recommended that the Board accept the bid from Great Basin drilling.

Mr. Bishop made a motion to accept the bid from Great Basin Drilling Company to drill a well and install pumping facilities at the Fairgrounds as proposed in their bid of August 2, 2005 subject to water rights transfer.  Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.

Mr. Johnson asked about the water rights and why they haven’t been transferred yet.  The Town Manager stated that they have been approve, but not filled yet.  

Motion carried 5-0.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

The Town Manager went over several items from his report.

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

Mr. Willis stated that the Public Lands Advisory Board has postponed the cleanup for the shooting range and Land for the Veterans Cemetery until spring because of lack of participation from the Bureau of land Management and from the community..  He also stated that Public Lands is working on a possible industrial park on disposable land in the south part of Pahrump.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
    
A.    Action-approval of Town Vouchers.
B.    Action-approval of Town Board meeting minutes of October 25, 2005.
C.    Action-approve replacement truck for Buildings/Grounds.
D.    Action-approve wage adjustments for Buildings/Grounds employees.
E.    Action-approval of 72-Hour Liquor License (Nye County Special Permit) for Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.

Mr. Bishop made a motion to approve consent agenda items A, C, D, and E.  Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

Mr. Bishop made a motion to approve consent agenda item B with the correction of the October 25th minutes asked by Mrs. Murray.  Mr. Willis seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.

Mrs. Murray mentioned that if the public would like their comments to be in the minutes that they needed to state that.  Jean Mase mentioned that she felt there should be more detail in the minutes.  Chairman Billman stated that the minutes are a reflection of the activity of the Board, not a verbatim record of what took place.

ADJOURNMENT

Richard Billman adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,       


Laurayne Murray, Clerk

Pahrump Town Board Meeting
November 8, 2005

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Backup

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