Agendas & Minutes


October 11, 2005

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
OCTOBER 11, 2005

 


Agenda

1.    Call to order     
A. Pledge of allegiance
B. Welcome

2.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding agenda items  

3.    Public Announcements

4.    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).

5.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding a letter of support to the Bureau of Land Management concerning the direct purchase by Pahrump Utilities Company, Inc., of disposal land for a regional waste water treatment plant and rapid infiltration basins. Richard Billman

6.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding legal services agreement with Senn/ Meulemans, LLP, for various legal matters including but not limited to local utility PUC filings and “Grey Water” agreements. Town Manager

7.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding directing staff to investigate the potential for a Town owned and operated regional waste water treatment facility. Paul Willis

8.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2005-36 requesting notification prior to Nye County action on issues that affect the Town of Pahrump. Town Manager

9.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding 2005 wage and benefit proposal for Town Manager. Town Manager

10.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding Employment Agreement with Finance Director. Town Manager

11.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding notice of request for proposals for PVFRS vehicle maintenance services. Fire Chief/Town Manager


12.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding a Fire Prevention and Safety grant application and engaging the services of a grant writer. Fire Chief/Town Manager

13.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding directing staff to prepare Fire/EMS service options in collaboration with the Homeland Security/Fire & EMS Advisory Board. Ron Johnson

14.    Town Manager’s report

15.    Advisory Board reports

16.    Consent Agenda Items

A. Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B. Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of September 13, 2005.
C. Action - approve hiring of PVFRS part-time Billing Clerk employee.
D. Action - approve hiring of full time Buildings and Grounds Maintenance II  
     position replacement employee.
E. Action - approve revised job description for Human Resources Administrative
    Assistant.
F. Action - acknowledgement of correspondence.
    (1) RPC Public Hearing Notices for October 12 and November 16, 2005
    (2) RHMC October 4, 2005 – Utilities, Inc., Water & Sewer PUC filing

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                    
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

Item # 16e was removed from the agenda.  Item # 9 was moved to item # 14.

ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Mrs. Murray read the announcements.

John Pawlak read the Nye County Planning Department press release regarding the stabilization of unpaved parking and storage areas in the Pahrump Valley.

Chief Lewis stated that the burn band ordinance is going to be lifted on the 17th of October.  He also recognized Tim Gold and Tim Murray for their outstanding efforts they made to help hurricane victims.  

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).

Art Jones stated that he expects the Town Board to treat him with respect.

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING A LETTER OF SUPPORT TO THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT CONCERNING THE DIRECT PURCHASE BY PAHRUMP UTILITIES COMPANY, INC., OF DISPOSAL LAND FOR A REGIONAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND RAPID INFILTRATION BASINS. RICHARD BILLMAN

Paul Willis moved to table the item.  He stated that he felt that it was prudent for them not to rush ahead with the item.  Ron Johnson seconded the motion.  

Ed Bishop expressed his problems with the letter to BLM from the Town stating that the Town supports the placement of facilities on any of the BLM disposal areas.

Vicky Hafen Scott stated that she would answer any questions the Board had, that she would not like the Board to table the item.

After some discussion, Chairman Billman called for the vote.  Motion carried 3-2.  Mrs. Murray and Chairman Billman voted nay.

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING LEGAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH SENN/ MEULEMANS, LLP, FOR VARIOUS LEGAL MATTERS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOCAL UTILITY PUC FILINGS AND “GREY WATER” AGREEMENTS. TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that the Town Attorney, Mr. Smith reviewed the proposal and stated that he could better handle items 2 and 3.  Mr. Richards recommended approving the legal services proposed by Senn Meulemans, for legal matters 1 and 4.  

Paul Willis made a motion to approve the legal services with Senn Meulemans, LLP for various legal matters number 1 and 4, including but not limited to local utility PUC filings and Gray Water agreements.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.  Motion carried 5-0.   

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING DIRECTING STAFF TO INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL FOR A TOWN OWNED AND OPERATED REGIONAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT FACILITY. PAUL WILLIS

Paul Willis made a motion to direct staff to investigate the potential for a Town owned and operated regional wastewater treatment facility.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Ron Johnson mentioned that he felt it was a good idea.

George Gingell stated that he felt it was a bad idea.  

The Town Manager expressed his want for the Board to allow the Town to explore the potential service to its fullest potential.

Gary Hollis and Charlie Anzalone mentioned that they thought it was a good idea and stated it was the Town’s responsibility to explore the option.

Motion carried 5-0.

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION 2005-36 REQUESTING NOTIFICATION PRIOR TO NYE COUNTY ACTION ON ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE TOWN OF PAHRUMP. TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that he would like the County to give the Town prior notification when they are addressing any issues that affect the Town.  

Paul Willis made a motion to approve resolution 2005-36a requesting notification prior to Nye County action on issues that affect the Town of Pahrump.  Ron Johnson seconded the motion.

Mrs. Murray stated that she thought it might end up being a bad thing, instead of a good thing.

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

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH FINANCE DIRECTOR. TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager asked for the Board to approve the employment agreement with the Finance Director.  

Paul Willis moved to approve employment agreement with the finance director.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Mrs. Murray commented on the salary, annual leave, and insurance within the employment agreement.  She also noted a typo in section J of the agreement.

Peggy Warner and Jim Groneman expressed their dislike with the agreement and suggested that the Board not approve the agreement.

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

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PVFRS VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SERVICES. FIRE CHIEF/TOWN MANAGER

The Fire Chief asked the Board to give the Fire department permission to seek for proposals for basic maintenance repair of their fleet.

Ron Johnson asked if the Chief could put more detail in the list of minimum requirements that will be given to different businesses.  

Ed Bishop made a motion to authorize Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Service to go out for request for proposals for automobile fire apparatus ambulance maintenance and mechanical repair services with the RFP’s to be hand delivered to the businesses in Pahrump with current, active business licenses with the inclusion of Mr. Johnson’s suggestions that there be more clarification about the minimum requirements and that the proposal is approved by the Town Manager before it is delivered.  Paul Willis seconded the motion.  

Tim Gold cautioned the Town about moving forward with the item.

Motion Carried 5-0.      

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING A FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY GRANT APPLICATION AND ENGAGING THE SERVICES OF A GRANT WRITER. FIRE CHIEF/TOWN MANAGER

Chief Lewis mentioned that the Fire Department partnered with the County to receive a grant in the amount of $94,000.  

Paul Willis made a motion to approve the Fire Prevention and Safety grant and application and engaging the services of grant writer, No Cost Grants, Inc.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.  

The Town Manager mentioned that the Grant is for Nye County.  The Town will receive some money, but the entire amount will not be given to the Town.

Motion carried 5-0.

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING DIRECTING STAFF TO PREPARE FIRE/EMS SERVICE OPTIONS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HOMELAND SECURITY/FIRE & EMS ADVISORY BOARD. RON JOHNSON

Ron Johnson mentioned doing a needs assessment for the Town.  He also mentioned that he had received a lot of information regarding master plans for fire services.

Paul Willis made a motion to consider funding the needs assessment proposal from Emergency Services Consulting Inc and agendize for another meeting.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Mrs. Murray stated that it doesn’t take a motion to agendize something.  

ACTION - DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING 2005 WAGE AND BENEFIT PROPOSAL FOR TOWN MANAGER. TOWN MANAGER

Paul Willis moved to approve resolution 2005-37, 2005 wage and benefit proposal for Town Manager.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Mrs. Murray asked several questions regarding the proposal.  Mrs. Murray also mentioned changing the vehicle policy to accommodate the Town Manager to provide for the use of the Town vehicle so that all the documents can be in compliance.  

Paul Willis amended his motion to exclude the use of the Town vehicle to and from work, until changed in the policy.  Ed bishop amended his second.  

Motion carried 5-0.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

The Town manager went over several items from his report.  

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

There were no Advisory Board reports.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

A. Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B. Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of September 13, 2005.
C. Action - approve hiring of PVFRS part-time Billing Clerk employee.
D. Action - approve hiring of full time Buildings and Grounds Maintenance II  
     position replacement employee.
F. Action - acknowledgement of correspondence.
    (1) RPC Public Hearing Notices for October 12 and November 16, 2005
    (2) RHMC October 4, 2005 – Utilities, Inc., Water & Sewer PUC filing

Ed Bishop moved to approve consent agenda items A, C, D, F1 and F2.  Paul Willis seconded the motion.  Motion Carried 5-0.

Paul Willis moved to approve consent agenda item B.  Chairman Billman seconded the motion.  Laurayne Murray asked if more detail could be added to the minutes.  Motion carried 4 ayes, and Mr. Bishop abstained.  

ADJOURNMENT

Richard Billman adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,       


Laurayne Murray, Clerk

Pahrump Town Board Meeting
October 11, 2005

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    Nye County Commissioners            
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