Agendas & Minutes


October 23, 2007

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
October 23, 2007

 


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.    Announcements and “Good News”.

6.    Discussion and decision regarding Pahrump Senior Olympics grant from Tourism Advisory Board in the amount of $2,500.00 with funding from Tourism Room Tax Fund. Tourism Advisory Board/Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding additional concrete flatwork to be added to existing concrete at Justin Leavitt Skate Park in the amount of $9,247.50 with funding from Parks Room Tax Fund.  Ken Murphy & Rick Ewing
Laurayne Murray

8.    Discussion and decision regarding amendments and updates to the 2008 Community Pool Policy Manual. Pool Manager/Town Manager

9.    Discussion and decision regarding amendment of Resolution 2007-14 to delete language in PAVED MOU designating the Town Board Chairperson and Town Manager as Directors of PAVED. Town Board

10.    Discussion and decision regarding liaison appointment(s) to PAVED. Board Chairwoman.

11.    Discussion and decision regarding liaison appointment(s) to Chief Tecopa Veterans Memorial Advisory Board. Board Chairwoman.

12.    Discussion and decision regarding authorization to sign a “Conditional Use Permit” application concerning Town property for potential site for a Federal Detention Facility. GEO/Al Balloqui/Town Manager

13.    Discussion and decision regarding request by GEO to access Town property to conduct soils studies and survey work and other matters related to preparation of a proposal to locate a Federal Detention Facility on site. GEO/Al Balloqui/Town Manager

14.    Discussion and decision regarding solicitation of proposals to create a list of certified commercial appraisers to conduct appraisals as necessary for properties related to the location of a Federal Detention Facility on Town property. Al Balloqui/Town Manager

15.    Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location.

•    Team Building with Town Board and Manager on November 3, 2007, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the Town office facilitated by John Ford and Associates.

16.    Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for September 25, 2007.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for October 9, 2007.
•    Action - approval of 72 hour special event permit for Kiwanis Club for December 31, 2007 at Ruud Community Center.
•    Action - approval of 72 hour special event permit for Elks Lodge for Midterm Convention on November 15th – 17th, 2007 at Ruud Community Center.
•    Action - appointment of Toby Anderson to Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

17.     Adjournment.  

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Minutes


    Present                                                  Absent
    Laurayne Murray
    John McDonald
    Don Rust
    Nicole Shupp
    Dan Sprouse


Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.
    
    Chairperson Murray called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.

    Item 13 deleted.
    Items 12 and 14 moved.

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).
    
    Bob Irving, on behalf of the Fall Festival Committee, thanked the Board and Staff.
    Harley Kulkin complained about the Town Board Policies.
    Paula Elefante announced the Home Depot ground breaking ceremony on    October 24th at 8:00 AM and the 9th Annual POW WOW November 16, 17, and     18th.
    Chief Lewis announced the Fire Department was on notice to deploy to California    if necessary.
    Art Jones stated his dissatisfaction with offensive remarks during public    comment.
    Al Balloqui suggested the Town Board instruct the Town Manager to seek legal    counsel in cooperation with Nye County regarding the options on the proposed     rate increase presented by the Pubic Utilities Commission of Nevada.
    Dave Stevens announced he was researching the rate hike request for Utilities    Inc. and would bring his findings to the next Town Board Meeting.  
    
Advisory Board Reports.

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    Al Balloqui reported Organics Bio Technology would host an open house October    25th, 6:30 PM at the Ruud Community Center.

Announcements and “Good News”.

    Art Jones reported Support Your Soldiers in Need (SSI) was in the process of    opening a veteran’s homeless shelter and job training program.

Discussion and decision regarding authorization to sign a “Conditional Use Permit” application concerning Town property for potential site for a Federal Detention Facility.

Al Balloqui introduced Philip Mosciski, The GEO Group, Inc., Vice President, Design Services.  Mr. Mosciski requested authorization from the Board for a conditional use permit and a land survey stating all costs would be paid by the GEO Group.  He added the use permit was conditional to the firms design and if not awarded the bid the permit would be void.

    Member Rust motioned to authorize a Conditional Use Permit for GEO    Group regarding Town property as a potential site for a Federal Detention     Facility with the understanding that other applicants may appear with the     same request, only one of which would be honored at the time of award     and that all reports would be issued to the Town as a result of any     conditional use study or action.  Member Sprouse seconded.  

    Harley Kulkin stated a conditional use permit was specific to the parcel property    and added he was opposed to a detention facility being built in the north end of     the valley.

    Motion passed 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding solicitation of proposals to create a list of certified commercial appraisers to conduct appraisals as necessary for properties related to the location of a Federal Detention Facility on Town property.

Member Rust stated he had a report from the Town Attorney recommending solicitation of commercial appraisers.  Al Balloqui, Economic Development Coordinator, stated in the event the detention company was awarded the bid on the Town property, the Town would need to determine a fair market value for leasing that property to the company.  He added the process, according to the Nevada Revised Statutes, included the selection of an appraiser.  Member Rust read the written opinion of the Town Attorney.  

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Chairperson Murray stated a Request for Proposal (RFP) was one option or the Board could allow the staff to identify qualified appraisers.  Member Sprouse questioned the time frame of an RFP.

Al Balloqui recommended selecting a few qualified appraisers at a negotiated fee similar to a procedure used by the City of Mesquite, NV.   

Member McDonald motioned to approve creating a list a certified commercial appraisers if advised to do so by the Town’s Attorney or allowing Town’s staff to select a qualified appraiser and authorizing an appraisal be conducted on Parque Avenue in conjunction with the location of a Federal Detention facility.  Member Sprouse seconded.

Jean Mace recommended a specialty appraiser and urged caution.  Dave Stevens opposed the location.  Bob Smith scolded the Town Board for their actions and accused them of ulterior motives.  Bill Garlough cautioned the Board to use good judgment.

Motion passed 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding Pahrump Senior Olympics grant from Tourism Advisory Board in the amount of $2,500.00 with funding from Tourism Room Tax Fund.

Carolyn Indra, Co-Chair for the Senior Olympics, and Louen Meyer, Senior Olympics Coordinator, announced local and out of state participation for the November 1 – 4, 2007 event.  

Member Rust motioned to approve the Pahrump Senior Olympics grant from Tourism Advisory Board in an amount up to $2,500.00 with funding from Tourism Room Tax Fund.  Member McDonald seconded.  Motion passes 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding additional concrete flatwork to be added to existing concrete at Justin Leavitt Skate Park in the amount of $9,247.50 with funding from Parks Room Tax Fund.  

Rick Ewing, on behalf of Kiwanis, stated funding from Parks Room Tax Fund was not needed and this project would be completed by a donation from Kiwanis.  He added two bids were attached, Pahrump Valley Concrete and Canyon Concrete and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended the Canyon Concrete revised bid of $10,000.00.  There was considerable discussion from the

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Board about wire mesh, permits, fees, set forms and layout.  Mr. Ewing indicated both proposals were acceptable.

Member Rust motioned to approve PV Concrete, LLC for the concrete work at the skate park using funds provided by the Kiwanis.  Member Sprouse seconded.

Jose Telles, Vicky Parker and Harley Kulkin spoke in favor of Canyon Concrete.  

Chairperson Murray stated her concern with the PV Concrete bid.  Member McDonald agreed and cautioned against a verbal agreement.  

Motion failed 1/4 (McDonald, Murray, Shupp, and Sprouse opposed).

Member McDonald motioned to accept the Canyon Concrete proposal to provide 2828 square feet of concrete slab at 3000 psi, poured 4 inches thick with 6x6x10x10 wire mesh with concrete that would be barreled, not pumped, at the price, not including dirt work to be done by the Town of Pahrump, of $10,000.00.  Member Sprouse seconded.  Motion passed 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding amendments and updates to the 2008 Community Pool Policy Manual.

Elona Skadberg, Pool Manager, offered to answer any questions.  Member Sprouse questioned the season pass price and Ms. Skadberg stated new pricing could be a future agenda item however, at this time sales did not warrant an adjustment.

Member McDonald motioned to approve amendments and updates to the 2008 Pahrump Community Pool Policy Manual.  Member Shupp seconded.  Motion passed 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding amendment of Resolution 2007-14 to delete language in PAVED MOU designating the Town Board Chairperson and Town Manager as Directors of PAVED.

    Member Rust motioned to accept Resolution 2007-15 which amends Resolution 2007-14 to delete language in the PAVED MOU designating the Town Board Chairperson and Town Manager as Directors of PAVED.  Member Sprouse seconded.  Motion carried 5/0.

Discussion and decision regarding liaison appointment(s) to PAVED.

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    Chairperson Murray appointed herself as liaison and named the Town    Manager as the alternate liaison.

Discussion and decision regarding liaison appointment(s) to Chief Tecopa Veterans Memorial Advisory Board.

    Chairperson Murray appointed herself as liaison.

    Harley Kulkin recommended Member McDonald.

Discussion and decision regarding request by GEO to access Town property to conduct soils studies and survey work and other matters related to preparation of a proposal to locate a Federal Detention Facility on site.

    Deleted


Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location.

•    Team Building with Town Board and Manager on November 3, 2007, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the Town office facilitated by John Ford and Associates.

Consent Agenda.

•    Action - approval of Town vouchers.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for September 25, 2007.
•    Action - approval of Town Board minutes for October 9, 2007.
•    Action - approval of 72 hour special event permit for Kiwanis Club for December 31, 2007 at Ruud Community Center.
•    Action - approval of 72 hour special event permit for Elks Lodge for Midterm Convention on November 15th – 17th, 2007 at Ruud Community Center.
•    Action - appointment of Toby Anderson to Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

    Member Rust motioned to approve all Consent Agenda Items.  Member    Shupp seconded.   Motion passed 5/0.

The Finance Director stated the Board of County Commissioners announced the public hearing on the Public Safety Sales Tax was set for December 18, 2007 at 9:30 AM (timed item) and approved a $300,000.00 fiscal 2008 PETT Grant for

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parks to the Town.  He announced Cheryl Beeman accepted a new position as a Community Development Specialist.

Adjournment.  

    Chairperson Murray adjourned the meeting at 8:30 PM.

    Respectfully submitted,


    Don Rust
    Town Clerk    


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

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