Agendas & Minutes


October 25, 2005

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
OCTOBER 25, 2005

 


Agenda

1.    Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome.

2.    Action - 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 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

5.    Discussion and decision regarding swimming pool cover. Sally Devlin

6.    Discussion and decision regarding additional MAP services to assist Pahrump business owners in developing skills for success. Town Manager

7.    Discussion and decision regarding Resolution 2005-38 amending the Town Personnel Policy to exempt the Town Manager from provisions of Section 2.17. Town Manager

8.    Discussion and decision regarding PVFRS “Needs Assessment” proposal from Emergency Services Consulting, Inc.. Ron Johnson

9.    Discussion and decision regarding comments to Nye County Board of Commissioners concerning November 16, 2005 public hearing items. Town Manager

A.    Zone Change 05-0100
B.    Zone Change 05-0099
C.    Waiver 05-0013
D.    Waiver 05-0012
E.    Zone Change 05-0101
F.    Planned Unit Development 05-0001 and Tentative Map 05-0008

10.    Discussion and decision regarding comments to Public Utilities Commission concerning Utilities, Inc., petition precluding water and sewer service to the RHMC Pahrump hospital until March or April of 2006. Town Manager

11.    Town Manager’s report

12.    Advisory Board reports

13.    Consent Agenda Items

A. Action - approval of Town vouchers.
B. Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of October 11, 2005.
C. Action - approve hiring of Fiscal Administrative Assistant replacement.  
D. Action - approve enforcement notice and citation forms.
E. Action - approve ambulance billing “write offs”.
F. Action - acknowledge correspondence and place on file:
(1) Bureau of Land Management Notice of Realty Action, October 7, 2005, Nye
     County School District.

14.    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                    Ed Bishop
Laurayne Murray                                                       
Ron Johnson
Paul Willis

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 # 5 and 6 were removed from the agenda.

ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Mrs. Murray read the announcements.

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).

Sally Devlin announced that there would be a meeting held on the 26th of October in Tecopa regarding issues concerning Yucca Mountain.   

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

Greg Hafen requested a letter from the Town Board in support of the Pahrump Utilities Co. purchasing BLM land for a regional wastewater treatment plant to meet the needs of the southern part of the Valley.  He stated that the plant would process up to 5 million gallons a day. He also mentioned that people who are ready have a well or septic tank will not be forced into a much bigger expanded territory by the Pahrump Utilities Co.

Chairman Billman asked several questions including:  What properties are they looking at? What developments are going to be served?  What about the smell?  

Greg Hafen addressed all of his questions.  

Paul Willis stated that the reason he tabled the item last meeting was because he didn’t feel it was prudent to make a decision on the matter without enough information or safeguards for the Town.  Mr. Willis made a motion to approve resolution 2005-41.  Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.

Several audience members commented on the item either stating their support or concern regarding the issue.   

Motion carried 4-0.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING RESOLUTION 2005-38 AMENDING THE TOWN PERSONNEL POLICY TO EXEMPT THE TOWN MANAGER FROM PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2.17. TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated the he had created resolution 2005-38 amending the Town Personnel Policy to exempt the Town Manager from provisions of section 2.17 as requested by the Board.

Mrs. Murray made a motion to approve resolution 2005-38, including in paragraph 4, Therefore be it resolved the Town of Pahrump approves amending the Town Personnel Policy section 2.17.6 to allow the Town Manager use of the Town vehicle to travel between home and the work place.  Mr. Willis seconded the motion.

Several audience members stated that they felt that the Town Manager did not need a Town vehicle.  

Motion carried 3-1.  Mrs. Murray voted nay.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING PVFRS “NEEDS ASSESSMENT” PROPOSAL FROM EMERGENCY SERVICES CONSULTING, INC.. RON JOHNSON

Mr. Johnson stated that a “needs assessment” needs to be done.  He stated that we need to do this so the Town has a good investment for the future from which to make significant decisions.  

Several audience members stated that they did not want to do another study, that they are useless.  

Rod Fernandez a Pahrump Valley Fire Fighter stated that he did think a needs assessment should be done, but not now.  He stated that the PVFRS needs to first get to an operating level to meet the needs of the public.  

Mrs. Murray read a discloser statement.  She mentioned that she had talked to several other companies that could do the study for less money.

The Town Manager stated that he felt a “needs assessment” needs to be done.

Motion failed 2-2.  Ron Johnson and Paul Willis voted aye, Chairman Billman and Laurayne Murray voted nay.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING COMMENTS TO NYE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CONCERNING NOVEMBER 16, 2005 PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS. TOWN MANAGER

A.    ZONE CHANGE 05-0100
B.    ZONE CHANGE 05-0099
C.    WAIVER 05-0013
D.    WAIVER 05-0012
E.    ZONE CHANGE 05-0101
F.    PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT 05-0001 AND TENTATIVE MAP 05-0008

The Town Manager stated that he was looking for recommendations from the Pahrump Town Board to take to the Nye County Board of Commissioners meeting.  

After several questions and comments from the Town Manager, the Town Attorney, Board Members, Paula Glidden, and Nye County Commissioner Patricia Cox, no recommendations were given and nothing was voted on.

DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING COMMENTS TO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION CONCERNING UTILITIES, INC., PETITION PRECLUDING WATER AND SEWER SERVICE TO THE RHMC PAHRUMP HOSPITAL UNTIL MARCH OR APRIL OF 2006. TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager asked the Board to approve resolution 2005-40 to deny the Utilities Inc. request for declaratory judgment and require that services be made available as soon as the Hospital requires them.

Mrs. Murray made a motion to approve resolution 2005-40 to deny the Utilities Inc. request for declaratory judgment and require that services be made available as soon as the Hospital requires them.  Ron Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion Carried 4-0.


TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

The Town Manager read 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 October 11, 2005.
c. action - approve hiring of fiscal administrative assistant replacement.  
d. action - approve enforcement notice and citation forms.
e. action - approve ambulance billing “write offs”.
f. action - acknowledge correspondence and place on file:
(1) Bureau of land management notice of realty action, October 7, 2005, Nye
     County School District.

Mr. Willis moved to approve consent agenda items A-F1 excluding consent agenda item C, with correction of the October 11th minutes asked by Mrs. Murray.  Chairman Billman seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

The Town Manager asked that Shauna Stokes be hired as full time fiscal administrative assistant employee at a probationary wage of $12 per hour with a potential increase not to exceed $2.00 per hour if her probationary period is satisfied.  

Mrs. Murray moved to approve resolution hiring the fiscal administrative assistant replacement.  Ron Johnson seconded the motion.  It carried 4-0.

ADJOURNMENT

Richard Billman adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,       


Laurayne Murray, Clerk

Pahrump Town Board Meeting
October 25, 2005

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Town Attorney
Nye County Treasurer                        
Dan McArthur                
Town Board                    
    Nye County Planning            
    Nye County Commissioners            
            Nye County Clerk
 

 


Backup

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