Agendas & Minutes


October 10, 2006

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
October 10, 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.    Presentation by “Citizens for Affordable Homes”. Ron Trunk/Town Manager

6.    First reading of PTO #53 amending PTO #42 concerning use of alcohol in the parks.  Town Manager

7.    First reading of PTO #54 regarding English Language requirement. Michael Miraglia

8.    Second reading of PTO #58 establishing an administrative position of Chief of Police to research and take necessary action for future implementation of a police force. Town of Pahrump law enforcement department. Richard Billman

9.    Third reading, discussion and decision on PTO # 55 regarding nuisance noise. Michael Miraglia

10.    Third reading, discussion and decision on PTO #56 regarding hazardous structure abatement. Fire Chief/Town Manager

11.    Discussion and decision regarding Pechstein Ranch/DevLand, Inc. development agreement terms. Town Manager

12.    Discussion and decision regarding Tourism Advisory Board expenditures for (1) Power Desert Rodeo Company not to exceed $3,320.00, and (2) New Old West Bucking Bulls 1st Annual “New Years Eve Bull Blowout” not to exceed $5,000.00. Kari Frilot/Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision regarding lease of property at Station 2 to Nye County for public safety communications facilities or exchange for other Nye County property. Commissioner Hollis/Town Manager
14.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-26 approving a comprehensive economic development initiative and appointing a volunteer coordinator. Town Manager

15.    Town Manager’s report

16.     Consent Agenda Items

A.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action - approval of special Town Board minutes of September 9, 2006.
C.    Action - approval of special Town Board minutes of September 19, 2006.
D.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of September 26, 2006.
E.    Action - approval of closed session Town Board minutes of September 26, 2006.
F.    Action - approval of PVFRS Ambulance account “write-offs” of $72,857.00 for August and September 2006.  
G.    Action – approval of the appointment of Linda Kass and Marvin Minnick to the Tourism Advisory Board, and Ryley Young as an alternate.
H.    Action - approval of 72 hour liquor license for Artesia at Hafen Ranch November 11, 2006.

17.     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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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. Billman moved agenda item #13 to #6.
 
     Mr. Richards requested item #6 be deleted.

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).

Don Rust spoke against PTO #58.  

Vicky Parker thanked Mr. Miraglia for removing the offensive back-up from PTO #54.  Ms. Parker requested the Board delete or table this ordinance.

Lisa Lynn Chapman, Executive Director with No To Abuse, spoke against PTO #54, saying it would criminalize any efforts made to help battered immigrant women.  

Bill Dawson spoke in favor of PTO #54 and congratulated Mr. Miraglia for having the fortitude to make such a proposal.  

Lawrence Baker invited everyone to a Saturday meeting at the VFW to march in protest of the Focus Group.

Bill Uffelman, President and CEO of the Nevada Bankers Association, spoke against sections 9 and 10 of PTO #54.
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Advisory Board Reports

None

Presentation by “Citizens for Affordable Homes”.

Ron Trunk, Citizens for Affordable Homes, presented a plan for action and addressed ways the Town could participate in providing affordable homes in Pahrump.  He said the Board could promote unity by holding a Community Forum providing for Public Comment.  He said a 1% tax on real estate needed to be implemented to fund the down payment assistance program for seniors and for-profit developers could be granted a “density bonus” to build 20 additional low-income HUD homes.   Mr. Trunk added that County land could be offered to non-profit developers.

Mr. Trunk said a “down payment assistance program” would be available for employees of the Town, School District, Fire Department, Hospital and Sheriff’s Office which could assist in new employee recruitment.  He concluded that Citizens for Affordable Homes was offering a computer to every family with school-age children in exchange for sixteen hours of service to help families build their homes.
 
First reading of PTO #53 amending PTO #42 concerning use of alcohol in the parks.  

     Deleted

Discussion and decision regarding lease of property at Station 2 to Nye County for public safety communications facilities or exchange for other Nye County property.

Commissioner Hollis requested the Town Board extend the lease on the property at Station 2 in a ninety nine (99) year lease, stating the County and the Town will benefit.  

Mr. Willis motioned to extend the lease of the property at Station 2 to Nye County for public safety communications systems facilities in accordance to the summary, extending the lease term to 99 years.

Mr. Johnson seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.


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First reading of PTO #54 regarding English Language requirement.

     Mr. Miraglia deleted sections 9, 10, and 11.  

Mr. Miraglia changed section #13, violation of section 8 subject to a fine of $50.00 and community service of 30 hours with no jail time.  

Clerk conducted first reading as revised.

Second reading of PTO #58 establishing an administrative position of Chief of Police to research and take necessary action for future implementation of a police force. Town of Pahrump law enforcement department.

     Clerk conducted second reading.

Third reading, discussion and decision on PTO # 55 regarding nuisance noise.

     Clerk conducted third reading.

     Mr. Miraglia made a motion to accept this ordinance as stated.

     Mr. Willis seconded.

Mr. Johnson noted several areas of concern.  He stated the wording is vague and indefinable.

George Gingell spoke against PTO #55 stating the Town lacked the ability to enforce the ordinance.

Bill Garlough spoke against PTO #55 stating this is a rural, agricultural area and the ordinance promotes an “I hate my neighbor” mentality.

Charlie Anzalone spoke against PTO #55 citing his barking dog provides security.

Yvonne Smith spoke against PTO #55 citing her husband works in the garage with power tools in the evening.

Lawrence Baker spoke against PTO #55 stating the ordinance is unenforceable.

Motion failed 1/4 (Mr. Billman, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Murray, and Mr. Willis opposed)


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Third reading, discussion and decision on PTO #56 regarding hazardous structure abatement.

     Clerk conducted third reading.

     Mr. Johnson motioned to accept PTO #56 as stated.

     Mr. Billman seconded.

     Motion carried 4/1 (Mr. Willis opposed)

Discussion and decision regarding Pechstein Ranch/DevLand, Inc. development agreement terms.

     Mr. Richards provided a description of the Pechstein Ranch project.

Mr. Willis motioned to recommend the Nye County Board of Commissioners approve Sections 6.2 and 6.4 in the proposed Development Agreement with DevLand, Inc., with Impact Fees for Parks and Fire purposes as specified in Nye County Ordinance #302.

Mr. Billman seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Tourism Advisory Board expenditures for (1) Power Desert Rodeo Company not to exceed $3,320.00, and (2) New Old West Bucking Bulls 1st Annual “New Years Eve Bull Blowout” not to exceed $5,000.00.

Paula Glidden, Tourism Advisory Board Chairman, recommended approval of the expenditures based upon event criteria.  

Ms. Murray motioned to approve the Tourism Advisory Board expenditures for Power Desert Rodeo Company not to exceed $3,320.00, and New Old West Bucking Bulls 1st Annual “New Years Eve Bull Blowout” not to exceed $5,000.00.

Mr. Miraglia seconded.

Motion carried 5/0.




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Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2006-26 approving a
comprehensive economic development initiative and appointing a volunteer coordinator.

Mr. Richards stated there were not sufficient funds from the Economic Development Room Tax Fund to hire an Economic Development person.  He said Mr. Balloqui offered to volunteer his services without compensation, though there will be travel expenses and related administrative expenses.  These expenses will be budgeted on an annual basis and submitted to the Town Board for approval.

Mr. Miraglia motioned to adopt resolution 2006-26 approving a comprehensive economic development initiative and appointing a volunteer coordinator.

Mr. Willis seconded.

It was agreed to remove the Nevada Cavalry committee provision.

Motion carried 5/0.

Town Manager’s report

     The Town Manager delivered his report.

Consent Agenda Items

A.    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action - approval of special Town Board minutes of September 9, 2006.
C.    Action - approval of special Town Board minutes of September 19, 2006.
D.    Action - approval of Town Board minutes of September 26, 2006.
E.    Action - approval of closed session Town Board minutes of September 26, 2006.
F.    Action - approval of PVFRS Ambulance account “write-offs” of $72,857.00 for August and September 2006.  
G.    Action – approval of the appointment of Linda Kass and Marvin Minnick to the Tourism Advisory Board, and Ryley Young as an alternate.
H.    Action - approval of 72 hour liquor license for Artesia at Hafen Ranch November 11, 2006.

     Mr. Willis motioned to approve Consent Agenda Items A – H.

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     Mr. Billman seconded.

     Motion carried 5/0.

Adjournment

     The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 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
 
 
     /al

 


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