Agendas & Minutes


October 13, 2009

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
OCTOBER 13, 2009

 


Agenda


1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action)

4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)

5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)

6.    Presentation of an overview of the Nevada Center for Public Policy Dialogue by Pastor Ron Fairbairn. (Non-Action)

7.    Discussion and possible decision to terminate the employment of the Pahrump Town Manager, Mr. William Kohbarger, without cause. (Action)

8.    Discussion and possible decision on Approval to Transfer Ambulance Fund Delinquent Accounts for March-July, 2009 for Further Collection and Related Accounting Adjustments. (Action)

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding expenditure of $10,000 for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the completion of the environmental process for the Town’s airport. (Action)

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding authorization of the Town Manager to schedule, on a regular basis, Town Board meetings at alternative locations. (Action)

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council (PTCC) back to the consent agenda. (Action)

12.    Discussion and possible decision Consent agenda items: (Action)

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of September 22, 2009
c.    Action – accepting resignation of Patrick Van Engen from the Fall Festival Rodeo Committee

13.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)

14.    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). (Non-Action)

15.    Adjournment.


A quorum of Advisory Board members may be present at any Town Board meeting but they will not take any formal action.

Any member of the public who wishes to speak during public comment or on an agenda item, at the appropriate time, will be limited to three (03) minutes.

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.

This notice and agenda has been posted on or before 9:00 a.m. on the third working day before the meeting at the following locations:
 
PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, TOWN ANNEX, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
 

 


Minutes


PRESENT:
Town Board:
Nicole Shupp
Bill Dolan
Mike Darby
Frank Maurizio
Vicky Parker
       Staff:
    Lance Maiss, Attorney
    Jeff Pettigoff, Attorney
    Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Nicole Shupp called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.

2.    Discussion and decision regarding closed session for the Town Attorney(s) to advise the Town Board and address legal issues relating to Agenda Item #7 on regular Town Board Agenda. (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to close the meeting.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

3.    Closed session.

4.    Discussion and decision regarding issues discussed in closed session. (Action)
After several calls for Members Darby and Maurizio to return to the dais, the meeting was reconvened.

Bill Dolan motioned to table Item #7 on the regular agenda until specific answers were received from the attorneys.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 0 – 2. Frank Maurizio and Mike Darby were not present for the vote.

5.    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). (Non-Action)
There was no public comment.

6.    Adjournment
Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:15 p.m.  Regular Town Board meeting continued.

Respectfully submitted,


Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board










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PRESENT:
    Town Board:
        Nicole Shupp
        Bill Dolan
        Vicky Parker
        Mike Darby
ABSENT:    Frank Maurizio
    Staff:
        Bill Kohbarger, Town Manager
        Lance Maiss, Attorney
        Michael Sullivan, Finance Director
        Scott Lewis, Fire Chief
        Matt Luis, Building and Grounds Manager

1.    Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.
The Chairman called the meeting to order.

2.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving the order of, or deleting an agenda item(s). (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to remove Item #7 waiting for receipt of information from the Town’s Attorney.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 3 – 0 - 1.  Mike Darby was not present for this vote.

3.    Advisory Board Reports, from Advisory Board Chairpersons and/or Town Board Liaisons on the status of Advisory Boards. (Non-Action) (Mike Darby returned to the dais at this time.)
There were no reports.

4.    Town Manager Report. (Non-Action)
Bill Kohbarger discussed an issue regarding Pahrump Town Ordinance #63 concerning glass in the park.  Mr. Darby provided several pictures of vendors who had glass containers in the park during Fall Festival.  Attorney Lance Maiss was concerned about the definition of “glass container” and feels it is quite broad.  Mr. Maiss suggested that the PTO could be revised and go through the amendment process; the easiest way would be to include a waiver on a vendor application concerning the PTO for special events.

Bill Dolan pointed out that in PTO #63 following Section 2 (d) states that “the Town Manager or his or her designee may grant permission to engage in any of the foregoing activities in connection with any social, civic or other special group event, taking into account public peace, safety and sanitation and the general welfare of the Town.” Mr. Dolan noted that the Nye County Sheriff’s office said the wording was something they could live with.  Mr. Dolan said since this was a special event, and he sees no reason to spend the funds to amend the PTO.  Mr. Maiss agreed that the current language would apply and cover the situation.  Mr. Maiss suggested adding some waiver language to inform vendors could be added to a vendor permit.  Bill Dolan suggested that staff change the application for vendors.

5.    Town Board Member’s Comments. (Non-Action)
Vicky Parker thanked Matt Luis for the lighting around the Community Center.  She also thanked Mr. Kohbarger for the parking lot lights getting turned on.  Mrs. Parker announced the Jamboree cosponsored by the Lions Club and County Music Association will be held on October 17 at Honeysuckle Park.  Vicky Parker and the Board presented Butch Harper with a certificate of recognition for his efforts to collect patches for collages that are donated to children’s hospitals around the United States. Mr. Harper thanked the citizens for their participation as well.

6.    Presentation of an overview of the Nevada Center for Public Policy Dialogue by Pastor Ron Fairbairn. (Non-Action)
Carolene Endersby, Chairman for the Steering Committee for the Nevada Center for Public Policy Dialogue (NCPPD), thanked the Town Board and citizens for this opportunity.  Ms. Endersby explained how the program works and introduced Pastor Fairbairn.  

Pastor Ron Fairbairn gave a power point presentation explaining how the NCPPD works with community issues and its partnership with Great Basin Community College.

7.    Discussion and possible decision to terminate the employment of the Pahrump Town Manager, Mr. William Kohbarger, without cause. (Action)
This item removed under Item #2.

8.    Discussion and possible decision on Approval to Transfer Ambulance Fund Delinquent Accounts for March-July, 2009 for Further Collection and Related Accounting Adjustments. (Action)
Bill Dolan motioned to approve to transfer ambulance fund delinquent accounts for March-July, 2009 for further collection and related accounting adjustments.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

9.    Discussion and possible decision regarding expenditure of $10,000 for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the completion of the environmental process for the Town’s airport. (Action)
Bill Dolan asked where funds would be coming from.  Bill Kohbarger stated it would come from Economic Development Room Tax Funds.  There was discussion by the Board concerning other installments and the Environmental Impact Study (EIS).  

Vicky Parker motioned to approve $10,000 for the BLM for the completion of the environmental process for the Town’s airport.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.
Donna Cox commented.

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.

10.    Discussion and possible decision regarding authorization of the Town Manager to schedule, on a regular basis, Town Board meetings at alternative locations. (Action)
Vicky Parker stated that she would like to see some Town Board meetings held at alternate locations due to the congestion when using the Town Annex when the Community Center is not available, which could be at least one time per year.  Mrs. Parker suggested places such as Treasures, Senior Center, Artesia, etc.  Vicky Parker there could be consideration once a quarter to move meetings into the neighborhoods.  Mrs. Parker said she understands there would be overtime involved, as there is for the current meetings.    

Bill Kohbarger noted that Mt. Falls would charge $100 per hour and has asked all the facilities questioned if there was a time limit.  All three said it would be no problem.  Mr. Kohbarger noted there would be a charge for Treasures RV Park and they are working things out.  There is no cost for Artesia.  

Mike Darby asked why the Town Manager would be given the authority when in the past it was up to the Board to vote.  Mr. Darby felt that staff is doing a very adequate job of using resources to find alternate locations and the Board should be given the ultimate decision on where to go.  Bill Kohbarger suggested placing an item on the agenda 30 days prior for the Board to vote on the change.  Mr. Kohbarger suggested scheduling a February meeting at one of three locations as discussed.  

Nicole Shupp directed staff to work out the logistics of moving a meeting.

Comments were heard by Donald Cox, Dave Stevens, and Bruce Calley.

11.    Discussion and possible decision regarding moving Pahrump Tourism and Convention Council (PTCC) back to the consent agenda. (Action)
Bill Dolan noted that items were requested to be heard as a regular agenda item rather than the consent agenda until the PTCC completed their work on the policies and procedures forms.  Once completed and working he would then bring the item back to hearing requests on the consent agenda portion of the agenda.  

Bill Dolan motioned to move the PTCC items for distribution of the Room Tax Funds for the events in Town to draw tourism back to the consent agenda and only the PTCC.  Vicky Parker seconded the motion.

Comments were heard from Bruce Calley, John Koenig, Donna Cox, Tim Lockinger and Dave Stevens.

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.

12.    Discussion and possible decision Consent agenda items: (Action)

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of September 22, 2009
c.    Action – accepting resignation of Patrick Van Engen from the Fall Festival Rodeo Committee

Mike Darby expressed concerns about Nevada League of Cities, locksmith work and the television tower.  Mr. Darby asked for more clarity on the bills being signed. Chairman Shupp directed staff to address the issue

Vicky Parker motioned to accept items a – c on the consent agenda.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Mike Darby voted nay.

13.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location. (Action)
None scheduled at this time.

14.    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). (Non-Action)
Donna Cox commented on concerns about the Town Vouchers. Her concerns were with the airport FAA grant, and Armstrong-Teasdale Ltd., and would like these expenses looked into.
John Koenig commented about moving Public Comment to the top of the agenda.
Lynn Shirky of the Fall Festival Rodeo Committee thanked the Board and the public for their support at Fall Festival Rodeo and hopes they will do it again next year.
Dr. Tom Waters announced his prostate cancer group will meet October 22 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Library.  This will be the last meeting until January.  Dr. Waters introduced Neil Beer, a new resident.
Bob Irving commented about a Fall Festival Executive Board meeting and carnival contracts.  He also commented about Mr. Kohbarger’s business trip to Canada.
Tim Lockinger reported that a benefit for No To Abuse at the Pahrump Nugget will be held October sixteenth.  He also thanked Matt Luis and Bill Kohbarger for their help with the Music Festival at the Nugget last weekend.
Don Rust invited anyone interested to the next meeting of the Nevada League of Women Voters to be held October 21 at Great Basin College.
Richard Fenton commented about banning drinking alcohol in the parks.  Mr. Fenton stated he had several hundred signatures of support.  He also thanked Sheriff DeMeo for the work he is doing on this matter.
Bruce Calley addressed Town Attorney Lance Maiss regarding his affiliation with CCA.
Dave Stevens made comments about the Town Board members and Mr. Kohbarger.

15.    Adjournment.
Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:37 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Vicky Parker, Clerk
Pahrump Town Board
 

 

 


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