Agendas & Minutes


September 13, 2005

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2005

 


Agenda

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

2.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.  

3.    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.    Town Manager’s Report.

6.    Advisory Board reports

7.    Consent Agenda Items:
A.    Action-approval of Town vouchers
B.    Action-approval of Town Board meeting minutes of August 23, 2005

8.    Adjournment


POSTED IN THE PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SPECIAL NOTE: 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.

 


 

Draft Agenda 9/6 - 4:30 PM
1.    Call to order     
A. Pledge of allegiance
B. Welcome

2.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.  

3.    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 request from the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #15 for a Veterans Memorial at the Chief Tecopa Cemetery. Jose Telles/Town Manager

6.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding petition from residents in Calvada Unit #1 concerning truck traffic on Rainbow Avenue. Roger Deu/Town Manager

7.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding request to fund expenses for equipment and programs to support the Boys & Girls Club of Pahrump. Tom Metscher/Ed Bishop

8.    Action –- Discussion and decision proclaiming September “Set a Good Example” month. Town Manager

9.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding request to fund purchase of a vehicle by the Pahrump Senior Center. Mary Jane Files/Laurayne Murray

10.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding U.S. Metro Nets Integrated Implementation Plan Agreement (and partial payment) for Ultra Broadband Open Service Provider Network. Joel Zimmerman/Town Manager

11.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding legal services agreement with Senn Meulemans, LLP for issues related to U.S. Metro Nets Ultra Broadband Open Service Provider Network proposals. Town Manager

12.    Action – Discussiondecision regarding the purchasereplacement chairs for the Ruud Community Center. Ed Fox/Town Manager

13.    Action – Discussion of annexing property in Pahrump Regional Planning District on south Homestead where RV park and residential development are planned. Laurayne Murray

14.    Action –- Discussion and decision regarding hiring two (2) fulltime employees in PVFRScanceling September 27, 2005 Town Board meeting to fill vacancies as EMT/FF. Laurayne Murrayaccommodate Fall Festival use of Community Center.  Ed Bishop/Town Manager



15.    Consent Agenda Items:
A.    Action-approval of Town vouchers
B.    Action-approval of Town Board meeting minutes of August 9, 2005

16.    Adjournment


POSTED IN THE PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SPECIAL NOTE: 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.

 


 

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

2.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding agenda items.  

3.    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 proclaiming September “Set a Good Example” month. Town Board

6.    Action – Discussion and decision regarding request from the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #15 for a Veterans Memorial at the Chief Tecopa Cemetery. Jose Telles/Town Manager

7.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding petition from residents in Calvada Unit #1 concerning truck traffic on Rainbow Avenue. Roger Deu/Town Manager

8.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding request to fund expenses for equipment and programs to support the Boys & Girls Club of Pahrump. Tom Metscher/Ed Bishop

9.    Action – Discussion and decision regarding the purchase of replacement chairs for the Ruud Community Center. Ed Fox/Town Manager

10.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding request to fund purchase of a vehicle by the Pahrump Senior Center. Mary Jane Files/Laurayne Murray

11.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding U.S. Metro Nets Integrated Implementation Plan Agreement (and partial payment) for Ultra Broadband Open Service Provider Network. Joel Zimmerman/Town Manager

12.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding legal services agreement with Senn Meulemans, LLP for issues related to U.S. Metro Nets Ultra Broadband Open Service Provider Network proposals. Town Manager

13.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding legal services agreement with Senn Meulemans, LLP for issues related to “Grey Water” agreements and filing interventions on behalf of the Town with the Public utilities Commission concerning pending utility applications. Town Manager

14.    Action – Discussion of annexing property in Pahrump Regional Planning District on south Homestead where RV Park and residential developments are planned. Laurayne Murray

15.    Action – Discussion and decision requesting the Nye County Board of Commissioners redraw the boundary lines on south Homestead where RV Park and residential developments are planned.  Paul Willis

16.    Action – Discussion and decision regarding hiring two (2) fulltime employees in PVFRS to fill vacancies as EMT/FF. Laurayne Murray

17.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding appointment of PVFRS volunteers to fill paid “Intermittent” positions. Fire Chief/Town Manager

18.    Action - Discussion and decision regarding collection agency proposals for delinquent PVFRS ambulance accounts. Laurayne Murray

19.    Action – Discussion and decision regarding plans to make PVFRS stations #3 and #5 operational for manning. Laurayne Murray

20.    Action – Discussion and decision regarding Fire Chief’s response to Insurance Services Office report. Laurayne Murray/Town Manager

21.    Action – Discussion regarding sanitary sewer project. Laurayne Murray

22.    Advisory Board reports

23.    Consent Agenda Items:

A. Action - approval of Town vouchers
B. Action - approval of Town Board meeting minutes of August 23, 2005
C. Action - approve amended job description for Fiscal Admin Assistant and
     advertising to fill position when vacant.
D. Action - approve $1,500 for Senior Olympics recommended by Tourism
     Advisory Board, funded by Tourism Room Tax.  
E. Action - approve exceed $5,000 for annual Governor’s Tourism Conference
     recommended by Tourism Advisory Board, funded by Tourism Room Tax.  
F. Action - approve $6,500 advertising grant for Pahrump Challenge Rodeo   
     recommended by Tourism Advisory Board, funded by Tourism Room Tax.
G. Action - approve a 72 hour Special Event Liquor License application for the Fall
     Festival Rodeo Committee to sell beer at the Festival.

H. Action - approve canceling the November 22, 2005 and December 27, 2005
     regular Town Board meetings to accommodate holiday schedules.
I.  Action - approve authorizing signing committee to approve accounts payables for
     meetings canceled - September 27, 2005, November 22, 2005, and December 27,
     2005.

24.    Adjournment


POSTED IN THE PAHRUMP TOWN OFFICE, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SPECIAL NOTE: 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.
 

 

 


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 # 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, and 20 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).

No Public comment was made.

ACTION- DISCUSSION AND DECISION PROCLAIMING SEPTEMBER “SET A GOOD EXAMPLE” MONTH.  TOWN BOARD

The Town Manager stated that the Concerned Businessmen’s Association of America is participating in the National Children’s Set a Good Example contest, and has asked government entities to proclaim September as “set a good example” month.  Mr. Richards recommended the Board approve the proclamation declaring September 2005 as “Set a Good Example” month.

Mr. Willis moved to approve the proclamation; Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.     

ACTION- DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING REQUEST FROM THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER #15 FOR A VETERANS MEMORIAL AT THE CHIEF TECOPA CEMETERY.  JOSE TELLES/TOWN MANAGER

Jose Telles made a presentation to the Board explaining the need for an updated memorial for Veterans at the Chief Tecopa Cemetery.  

Mr. Willis moved to approve the request from the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #15 for a Veterans Memorial at the Chief Tecopa Cemetery, referring the need for funding to the Town Manager for a recommendation; Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Art Jones, Lawrence Baker, and Gene Pickering all stated there is a need for a memorial, and would like to see the program move forward.

ACTION-DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING PETITION FROM RESIDENTS IN CALVADA UNIT #1 CONCERNING TRUCK TRAFFIC ON RAINBOW AVENUE.  ROGER DERR/TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that there is a truck traffic problem in Calvada Unit #1 on Rainbow Avenue, and the residents in that area have signed a petition requesting the truck traffic be eliminated from Rainbow Avenue.  The Town Manager recommended that the Board accept the petition and forward it to the Nye County Board of Commissioners with the Town Board’s recommendation that the truck traffic in Calvada Unit #1 be addressed at the earliest possible date.  

Mr. Willis moved to accept the petition and forward it to the Nye County Board of Commissioners with a request to eliminate truck traffic within Calvada Unit #1 and require trucks to utilize Gamebird and Homestead RD, unless making deliveries in the subdivision; Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Roger Derr (representing the petitioners) described the situation and the need to redirect the traffic.  

Candice Trummel, Nye County Commissioner asked the Board to wait for a comprehensive study before doing anything.

Jennie Macintyre and George Gingell also addressed their concerns regarding the Traffic on Rainbow Avenue.  

ACTION- DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING REQUEST TO FUND EXPENSES FOR EQUIPMENT AND PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF PAHRUMP.  TOM METSCHER/ED BISHOP

Tom Metscher made a presentation to the Board regarding the Boys and Girls Club of Pahrump.

Mr. Willis moved to fund the expenses for equipment and programs to support the Boys and Girls Club of Pahrump in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  He also mentioned that the funds were budgeted for this program at the request of Ed Bishop.  Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.

Mr. Willis amended his motion to fund expenses for capital expenditures to support the Boys and Girls Club of Pahrump in an amount not to exceed $50,000; Mrs. Murray amended her second.

Tina Lansberry stated she had a few issues regarding the Boy’s and Girl’s Club.

Deborah Wescoatt addressed some of Mrs. Lansberry’s issues.

Motion carried 4-0.

ACTION- DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING THE PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT CHAIRS FOR THE RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER.  ED FOX/TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager mentioned that he had received 4 quotes for chairs to replace the chairs in the Community Center.  He recommended that the Board accept the quote from Creative Play in the amount of $6,425.

Ed Fox addressed the reasons why new chairs were needed.

Mrs. Murray moved to fund the purchase of replacement chairs for the Bob Ruud Community Center and accept the quote from Creative Play in the amount of $6,425; Mr. Willis seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

ACTION-DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING REQUEST TO FUND PURCHASE OF A VEHICLE BY THE PAHURMP SENIOR CENTER.  MARY JANE FILES/LAURAYNE MURRAY

Mary Jane Files addressed the Board stating the needs for a transportation system in Pahrump.  She stated what grants she had already received and explained what the money would be used for.  She also explained how the transportation system would work and who would run it.

Mr. Willis moved to fund the purchase of a vehicle by the Pahrump Senior Center in the amount of $65,000 contingent on successful acquisition of USDA funds for the same purpose.  Mr. Willis also mentioned that funds were budgeted for this purpose at the request of Mrs. Murray.  Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.

After much discussion the motion carried 3-1.  Chairman Billman Voted nay.    

ACTION-DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING U.S. METRO NETS INTEGRATED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN AGREEMENT (AND PARTIAL PAYMENT) FOR ULTRA BROADBAND OPEN SERVICE PROVIDER NETWORK.  JOEL ZIMMERMAN/TOWN MANAGER

The Town Manager stated that if the network was built it would benefit the Community in many ways including economic development, education opportunities, medical services, public safety, quality of life, and it would also provide a generous general fund revenue stream.  Mr. Richards stated that the cost for the assessment is $225,000; which is reimbursable to the Town through a revenue bond if the project goes forward.  He also mentioned that the funds are available in the Economic Development fund.    

Joel Zimmerman discussed the results of the preliminary study.  He discussed all the benefits of having a broad band open service provider network, and how it would work.  

Candice Trummell, Nye County Commissioner Chairman, stated that the County did approve the contract contingent upon the Town approving it.  However she did mention that if the Town doesn’t approve it, that the County would proceed without them.     

After many questions and were addressed, Mr. Willis moved to approve, under the condition that the Town gets the 50/50 split with the County and the obligation for the advanced payment as described by the Manager and the County Commissioner; Mrs. Murray Seconded the motion.

Candice Trummell, Nye County Commissioner Chairman, stated that the 50% upfront payment of $112,500 had been approved by the County.  The remaining 50% would be the Town’s obligation.  She stated that the payment schedule would be 20%, 20%, 10%, which would be $45,000; $45,000; and $22,500.  

After much discussion the motion carried 3-1.  Mr. Johnson voted nay.

ACTION- DISCUSSION AND DECISION REQUESTING THE NYE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RE-DRAW THE BOUNDARY LINES ON SOUTH HOMESTEAD WHERE RV PARK AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS ARE PLANNED.  PAUL WILLIS

Mr. Willis stated he wanted the boundary lines re-drawn, keeping the brothels in the Nye County Island.  Mr. Willis moved to approve the item; Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.

Norma Jean Opatik asked several questions regarding this item.

There was a lot of discussion and concern from the Board about re-drawing the boundary lines.  

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

ACTION- DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING HIRING TWO (2) FULLTIME EMPLOYEES IN PVFRS TO FILL VACANCIES AND EMT/FF.  LAURAYNE MURRAY

Mrs. Murray read a disclosure statement regarding this item.  She moved to approve the hiring of two fulltime employees in PVFRS to fill vacancies.  The motion died because of lack of a second.

Mr. Johnson stated that there needed to be a needs assessment done before expanding the department.

Mrs. Murray stated that they are not expanding the department, but filling vacancies.  

After a lot of comments and discussion, Mr. Willis moved to approve the hiring of two fulltime employees in PVFRS to fill vacancies; Mr. Johnson seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

ACTION- DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF PVFRS VOLUNTEERS TO FILL PAID “INTERMITTENT” POSITIONS.  FIRE CHIEF/TOWN MANAGER

Chief Lewis stated that there is a need to appoint PVFRS volunteers to fill paid intermittent positions.

Mr. Willis moved to approve using volunteers for intermittent positions during the application selection and background check; Mrs. Murray seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

ACTION- DISCUSSION AND DECISION REGARDING SANITARY SEWER PROJECT.  LAURAYNE MURRAY

Mrs. Murray moved to discontinue pursuing the issue any further.

Chairman Billman directed Mr. Richards to get in touch with Mr. Hafen regarding the issue.  

The Town Manager stated the Utilities Inc. has demonstrated that the system is not operating well and he would like to pursue the matter further, however he stated there is no action for the Board to take now.
 
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 August 23, 2005
C.    Action- approve amended job description for fiscal admin assistant and advertising to fill position when vacant.
D.    Action- approve $1,500 for Senior Olympics recommended by Tourism Advisory Board, funded by Tourism Room Tax.
E.    Action- approve not to exceed $5,000 for annual Governor’s Tourism Conference recommended by Tourism Advisory Board, funded by Tourism Room Tax.
F.    Action- approve $6,500 advertising grant for Pahrump Challenge Rodeo recommended by Tourism Advisory Board, Funded by Tourism Room Tax.
G.    Action- approve a 72 hour Special Event Liquor License application for the Fall Festival Rodeo Committee to sell beer at the Festival.
H.    Action- approve canceling the November 22, 2005 and the December 27, 2005 regular Town Board meetings to accommodate holiday schedules.
I.    Action-approve authorizing signing committee to approve accounts payables for meetings canceled-September 27, 2005, November 22, 2005, and December 27, 2005.

Mrs. Murray moved to approve consent agenda item A of the Town Vouchers, deleting the payment to Metro Nets for $56,250; Chairman Billman seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mrs. Murray moved to approve consent agenda items B, C, D, F, G, H, and I; Mr. Willis seconded the motion.  Motion carried 4-0.

Mr. Willis moved to approve consent agenda item E; Chairman Billman seconded the motion.  Motion Carried 3-1.  Mr. Willis voted nay.

ADJOURNMENT

Richard Billman adjourned the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,       
Laurayne Murray, Clerk

Laurayne Murray

Pahrump Town Board Meeting
September 13, 2005

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

 


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