Agendas & Minutes


September 14, 2004

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
BOB RUUD COMMUNITY CENTER
150 NORTH HIGHWAY 160
TUESDAY – 7:00 P.M.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2004

 


Agenda

1.    Call to order.

A.    Pledge of allegiance
B.    Welcome

2.    Discussion regarding agenda items.

3.    Discussion, action and decision regarding acceptance of resignation of Charlotte LeVar.  Town Board

4.    Election of Clerk of the Town Board.  Town Board

5.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Town Board member replacement.  Town Board

6.    Announcements.

7.    Public Comment (Action may not be taken on matters considered during this period until specifically included on an agenda as an action item (NRS 241.020(2)(C)(3).

8.    “Good News” regarding people, events, awards, celebrations or occasions that reflects positively for those within the community.

9.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Last Chance Park Application.  MaryEllen Giampoli and Jim Petell

10.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Veterans Day Parade.   Paul Bohn

11.    Discussion, action and decision regarding purchase and/or rental of electrical equipment for Petrack Park.  Coni Rockwood

12.    Discussion, action and decision regarding purchase of ambulance with federal appropriation.  Chief Scott Lewis

13.    Second Reading of third amendment to Pahrump Town Ordinance #32 – Room Tax. Concerning Recreational Vehicle Fees.  

14.    Second Reading of Pahrump Town Ordinance #46 – Malibou Street truck traffic.

15.    Town Manager’s Report

16.    Advisory Board Reports

17.    Discussion, action and decision regarding Arena Advisory Board membership.  

18.    Discussion, action and decision regarding approval of Business License Enforcement Position job description.  Town Manager

19.    Consent Agenda: (Approve in one motion.)

A.    Action – approval of Town vouchers.
B.    Action – approval of  Town Board meeting minutes of August 24, 2004

20.    Adjournment.

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Minutes

PRESENT:                        
Paula Glidden                        
Richard Billman                
Jeanna Howard
Ed Bishop

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Paula Glidden called the meeting to order and led in the pledge of allegiance.  Ms. Glidden welcomed all those in attendance.

DISCUSSION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

There were no recommendations for changes to the agenda.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING ACCEPTANCE OF RESIGNATION OF CHARLOTTE Le VAR

Paula Glidden explained that Mrs. LeVar resigned at the end of the last Town Board meeting due to her moving from Pahrump.

Richard Billman Motioned to accept the resignation of Charlotte LeVar.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Richard Billman asked that the Nye County Clerks office be notified of the vacancy.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.  

ELECTION OF CLERK OF THE TOWN BOARD

Richard Billman nominated Ed Bishop for Clerk.  Jeanna Howard seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 3 – 0 – 1.   Ed Bishop abstained from the vote.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING TOWN BOARD MEMBER REPLACEMENT

Jeanna Howard differed to the Town Manager for an opinion on this matter.  
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Dave Richards said he would defer to the Town’s Attorney.  However, Cristina Hinds was not present due to illness.  

Jeanna Howard Motioned to take no action prior to the results of the November election.  There was no second.  

Ms. Howard asked if Mr. Richards concurred with that action.  Dave Richards stated that he thinks there is a Resolution or a Nevada Revised Statute that requires the position to be filled within a period of time.  Jeanna Howard asked if we are within that period of time.  Mr. Richards replied that he did not believe so if they waited until election.  Dave Richards stated that he did not have that information with him.  

Jeanna Howard Motioned to put out notice of representation or advertisement for submission of interested parties, and would recommend all candidates that are currently running in the election to submit consideration for the open seat.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.

Paula Glidden said that there is a need to check on the candidates if they can.  Jeanna Howard said she mentioned them specifically was because the Town Board made the recommendation for a person (Ed Bishop) that was a candidate and therefore endorsed Mr. Bishop as a candidate.  Jeanna Howard stated that her motion stands as is; to include representative that are running for office.  Ed Bishop commented that his issue with that is that there is something in the state statutes there is a requirement that if the candidates are available that you must have two candidates per vacant seat and if one of the running candidates is appointed then you only have three candidates for two seats.  Ms. Howard stated that she agrees with what the Board did getting Mr. Bishop in the vacant seat.  Ed Bishop noted that at the time of his appointment he was not an official candidate.  Jeanna Howard said that he was doing to file, therefore she would like everyone running for office to have the option to be appointed to this Board.  Ed Bishop said he would support this as long as there is no NRS that says that it cannot be done.  Mr. Bishop commented that he feels it would through the number of candidate seats out of balance which is against the NRS.  Jeanna Howard stated that the Attorney will be questioned on this matter.  Ms. Howard wanted to insure that there is no bias in prior appointments.  Ed Bishop clarified that the candidates can apply and can be notified at a later date that due to the statutes they cannot be considered.  

Richard Billman asked if this could be done by the next meeting.  

Jeanna Howard amended her motion to include seeking council to assure there is no conflict to pursue with this announcement.  

Staff asked that the motion be restated for clarity.



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Jeanna Howard Motioned to pursue candidates for the seat that is open to include current applicants that are involved in the election process or any other interested parties with Council’s opinion on any bias related to candidates running.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Paul Glidden asked if the motion needed to include dates as to notification and advertising.  Jeanna Howard recommended that it be done by the next agenda as there is no time to waste.  Staff asked if advertising was part of the motion.  Ms. Howard replied that it was.  Paula Glidden asked if this needed to have specific dates included.  Richard Billman replied that applications should be received by the next meeting.  

Jeanna Howard asked Dave Richards if he concurs with this motion.  Mr. Richards replied he does.  Paula Glidden clarified that the Town is going to advertise for this position by the next meeting.  Richard Billman stated that advertising will occur in the next available publication.  Paula Glidden asked if the deadline is the next meeting.  Richard Billman replied affirmatively.  Jeanna Howard stated specifically that the deadline would be the morning of the next Town Board meeting and encouraged the press to be expedient with this.  Paula Glidden confirmed that Council will be asked for an opinion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ed Bishop announced the following:

    Regional Planning Commission will meet on September 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hall;
    Fairgrounds Advisory Board will meet on September 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Room A;
    PVFRS Task Force meets each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Annex;
Developer’s Agreement Task Force will meet on September 16 in Room B from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.;
The Air Force will conduct a Public Hearing regarding the F-35 at 6:00 p.m. on September 16 in Room B;
Commissioners Cox and Trummell will hold their pre agenda workshop on September 18 at 9:00 a.m. in Room B;
Nye County Commissioners will meet in Pahrump on September 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Hall;
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is scheduled to meet on September 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Annex;
The next Town Board meeting scheduled for September 28 will be held at the Pahrump Valley High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Paula Glidden announced that the Fall Festival is less than three weeks away and a lot of work is being done and volunteers are always needed.  

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Staff made some corrections to the announcements that were received after the list was compiled.  Fairground will meet on September 22 and not the 15 as announced and the Developer’s Agreement Task Force is no longer meeting as their project has been completed.  

Sally Devlin announced that September 15 the Toastmasters will meet at Dueks office on Highway 160.  Ms. Devlin announced that September 16 at 7:00 p.m. the Pahrump Arts Council will meet at the Senior Center on Basin Road.  Sally Devlin thanked all that supported the Friends of the Library book sale throughout the year.  Ms. Devlin announced a Buck a Bag book sale on September 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Library.  Sally Devlin announced that their regular meeting of the Friends of the Library will be on October 9 at 9:00 a.m.

Paula Glidden announced that the Town Board and Administration Staff attended a workshop concerning strategic planning for the Town.  It was determined that many of the problems have to do with communications.  Ms. Glidden stated that the suggestion box will be brought back to the Town Board meetings and encouraged the public to use it.  Jeanna Howard added that the Board is open to constructive criticism.  

Lawrence Baker announced that he is resigning as President of the Well Owners Association as of October 1.  

Jim Petell announced that the Nye County Commissioners will be holding a budget workshop at the facility called the “duck pond” or Calvada eye, on September 16 at 8:30 a.m.  

Sheriff Tony DeMeo announced that Sheriff’s reports can be done online for such things as lost property.  Sheriff DeMeo explained how the system will work and how it will save time for deputies and will save approximately $61,000 for the department.  

Paula Glidden asked how this website can be accessed.  Tony DeMeo said it can be found at nyecountysheriff.net and there is a link on the Town’s website.  Jeanna Howard questioned the fact that there is a link to the Sheriff’s site on the Town website and not one on the County website.  

PUBLIC COMMENT

Harley Kulkin commented on the July 4th fireworks and that John O’Brien will no longer be paid his regular salary and is expected to do this on his own time without pay.  Mr. Kulkin noted that Mr. O’Brien is taking offers from others.  Jeanna Howard stated that it would be on the next agenda.  

Jim Petell commented that bids for anything, especially Fall Festival material, and why this has not been done.  Mr. Petell asked if the Town Manager, by law and policy, sign contracts for Town activities.  Jeanna Howard asked if Mr. Petell would elaborate on what he is saying or put it in writing so the Town can correct any deficiencies if there is one.  
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Paul Willis commented that the Town is under heavy construction all over the valley and construction trucks are running especially at the time the children are at the school bus stops.  Mr. Willis noted that there are not speed signs around the bus stops.  Paul Willis suggested giving letters to the construction companies asking them to be aware of the times school busses are running.  

Jeanna Howard thanked Paul Willis for leading the charge as Chairman of the PVFRS Task Force and noted that he is doing an excellent job.

Dale Schmir commented that on the corner of Stardust and Leslie there is a school bus stop.  Mr. Schmir said he is trying to design and build a bench (12’long with 2 2”x6”) to be placed in the easement area and is having problems.  Dale Schmir stated he is being backed by Manse Elementary School and has pictures.  The Nye County Road Department stated that they think it is a great idea and a Boy Scout group that will build and install the bench.  Mr. Schmir said he is having a problem.  He said he has provided all of this same documentation to Nye County Commissioner Candice Trummell to have it placed on the County’s agenda.  What is being said is that when this bench is built that Nye County has to accept liability.  Dale Schmir asked how he can have this placed on the Nye County agenda.  Jeanna Howard recommended that the Town Board consider an agenda item on the next agenda to send a resolution after investigation regarding closure, speed or whatever for safety purposes.

“GOOD NEWS”

Paula Glidden noted that it is good news that it is nearing Fall Festival.  The Chair people are working hard and Ms. Glidden commends them for all they are doing.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING LAST CHANCE PARK APPLICATION

MaryEllen Giampoli provided the Town Board and audience with a power point presentation of the Federal regulation and requirements related to the land acquisition, Federal agencies and their roles and responsibilities, the process and the potential costs, timelines and challenges to be anticipated.  

Jim Petell thanked Ms. Giampoli for her presentation and appreciates working with her and the Town along with Noel and Dorothy Smithers to get this project going.  Mr. Petell noted that a five year plan has been completed as required by Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Jim Petell said there is funding of approximately $35,000 for Phase I of the included in the 2005 budget.  

Jeanna Howard asked Ms. Giampoli what it was she was looking at from the Town Board.  MaryEllen Giampoli stated that what would be desirable would be for the Town Board to decide if they would like to pursue an application with BLM or a pre application meeting with BLM.  
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Ms. Giampoli stated that she has talked with BLM informally but not as a representative of the Town.

Jeanna Howard Motioned to call a meeting with BLM for future expansion of this presentation.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Paula Glidden asked what form of application is being looked for.  Ms. Glidden was concerned with the way the item appears on the agenda.  Ms. Howard noted that her agenda is to call a meeting with BLM to find out their intentions.  Ms. Glidden asked that this time be put on an agenda in two weeks to have it agendized properly.  

Jeanna Howard amended the original motion to call a meeting with BLM to discuss the application process.  Richard Billman seconded the amendment.  

Sally Devlin asked who is paying Ms. Giampoli for her presentation and where the funds coming from and what is the time frame.  Richard Billman noted that currently there is no money being paid to Ms. Giampoli.  Ms. Devlin asked why is this being pursued if there is no funding.  Ms. Howard replied that you want to be proactive rather than reactive.  Jeanna Howard noted that nothing is being committed to except formal dialogue with BLM.

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING VETERAN’S DAY PARADE

Paul Bohn and Art Jones represented the United Veterans Coalition and asked the Town Board for support and approval to hold a Veteran’s Day Parade on November 13.  Mr. Bohn had back up showing the parade route from Pahrump Valley High Schools to Honeysuckle Park.  Events are being planned at the park following the parade.  

Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve November 13, as honorary Veteran’s Day and to hold a parade contingent on the approval of the Sheriff.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.  

Sheriff Tony DeMeo stated that he was asked to look at the Coalition plans and find no problem with the parade route as they are on County roads.  With approval of the Town Board Sheriff DeMeo said he would give his approval and the Nye County Sheriff’s Office will manage the traffic for the route.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING PURCHASE AND/0R RENTAL OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR PETRACK PARK


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Coni Rockwood, Fall Festival Vendor Committee Chairman, stated that there is a shortage of electrical for Fall Festival and back up has been provided concerning the electrical needs.  Ms. Rockwood asked if electrical equipment could be rented for 54 additional electrical outlets at a cost of $3,400.  

Jeanna Howard questioned the amount of $3,400 for additional outlets and asked how many additional units for Fall Festival.  Ms. Rockwood replied fifty-four (54).  Ms. Howard asked how much additional revenue this will bring in.  Coni Rockwood replied that if all are filled it would allow for 54 additional spaces for vendors at $160 per space.  Jeanna Howard clarified that this would allow for 54 additional options for electricity at $15 each space.  

Paula Glidden explained that without the electricity there are not 54 spaces to rent out.  Coni Rockwood noted that she has 14 vendors currently without electricity and 10 more waiting for a call if electricity is secured.  Ms. Rockwood explained that there are vendors not coming because of the electrical situation.  Ms. Glidden confirmed that if the 54 spaces are filled at $175 per space the return is $9,450.  

Jeanna Howard stated that this discussion has been had at the Fall Festival Executive Committee meeting and Ms. Howard admitted that she did not know the hardship being experienced by this Vendor Committee with regard to people not booking due to the lack of electricity, although Ms. Rockwood had expressed a desire for having more electric.  Ms. Howard asked what the amount is for bringing in temporary electricity.  Paula Glidden replied $3,400.  

Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve $3,400 for temporary electrical for 2004 Fall Festival.  Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Mr. Bishop noted that the backup states that the company suggested does not provide power generators, therefore the need to rent a generator is necessary.  Ed Bishop asked if there is an estimate of the cost for a generator.  Coni Rockwood stated that the company that will supply the electric for rent does have the generator.  The quote being looked at by Mr. Bishop is to purchase the electric.  The generator, at a cost of $1,100, is included in the $3,400.  Ms. Rockwood explained that to purchase the equipment would cost $7,000.  

Paula Glidden explained that this item was not brought forward quick enough and would probably be discussing the purchase of rather than the rental of the electrical equipment.  Coni Rockwood said there was some confusion of who she should go to concerning this and therefore it was not moved to the proper place at the proper time.  Jeanna Howard commended Ms. Rockwood for all that she has done.  

Ms. Glidden asked if there is a place for this generator to go and would it affect the noise level.  Coni Rockwood explained that the generator is brought in on a trailer and is set up and picked up by the supplier.  Paula Glidden clarified that it would not affect the noise level too much.  Ms.

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Rockwood responded that it is her understanding is that it would not as this issue was addressed with each potential supplier.  

Vote passed 4 -0.  

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING PURCHASE OF AMBULANCE WITH FEDERAL APPROPRIATION

Chief Scott Lewis noted that recently Senator Reid donated $100,000 through the Nye County Commissioners to the Town of Pahrump, Pahrump Valley Rescue-Service for the purchase of an ambulance.  Scott Lewis requested permission to place an order for this ambulance.  The ambulance in question would be a full sized ambulance which would be capable of carrying up to three patients.  This vehicle would be used on the Transport side of the service to transport patients to Las Vegas based hospitals.  This would also be replacing an ambulance that has over 400,000 miles on it.  

Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve 2004 wheeled coach ambulance from Rocky Mountain ambulance at a cost of $98,000 from appropriations from Senator Reid.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

Jeanna Howard thanked Chief Lewis for his due diligence.

SECOND READING OF THIRD AMENDMENT TO PAHRUMP TOWN ORDINANCE #32 – ROOM TAX CONCERNING RECREATIONAL VEHICLE FEES

Ed Bishop read the title to this amendment as follows:

An Amendment to Pahrump Town Ordinance No. 32 Providing for a New Tax for Recreational Vehicles Courts; Adding Enforcement Provisions; Repeal, Severability; and Other Matters Properly Relating Thereto

There were no comments at this time.

SECOND READING OF PAHRUMP TOWN ORDINANCE #46 – MALIBOU STREET TRUCK TRAFFIC

Mr. Bishop read the title as follows:

An Act Amending Pahrump Town Ordinance No. 14 to Prohibit the Use of Commercial Motor Vehicles Unless Operated in Designated Truck Routes; Establishing Penalty for

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An Act Amending Pahrump Town Ordinance No. 14 to Prohibit the Use of Commercial Motor Vehicles Unless Operated in Designated Truck Routes; Establishing Penalty for Violations Thereof; Providing for Repeal; Severability; Effective Date; and Other Matters Properly Relating Thereto

Jeanna Howard asked that the Board return to public comment at this time.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Ms. Howard asked that candidates that are running for office to come to the podium or be recognized   Jeanna Howard explained that people run for office and if they do not attend the meetings they do not know the meetings.  It is important to know that people are attending and learning.  

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Dave Richards reported that the PVFRS Task Force has been meeting regularly on Wednesday evenings and may be completing their objectives earlier than planned.  

Mr. Richards stated that PVFRS negotiations have continued and had arbitration.  There will be a closed session at the next Town Board meeting to discuss the outcome of arbitration.  

Dave Richards reported that the ambulance repair estimates were being prepared for Medic 14 and 15 and in the report for the purchase of a transport ambulance which was just approved indicated that attempts to get estimates for repair or refurbishment have been proven fruitless.  Mr. Richards stated that a proposal will be presented to the Board for equipment that will replace those ambulances at lesser cost.  It would involve changing operations a bit.

Paula Glidden asked Dave Richards what happened to the bids received for the two ambulances that were to be gotten rid of and did the bids ever come to fruition.  Mr. Richards replied that it is the two Medic units he is talking about.  Chief Lewis explained that in meeting with the Town Manager on many occasions discussions were to come up with every alternative available to the Town.  Discussions included repairing using County facilities, discussions with the manufacturer regarding refurbishing, and all options became fruitless as the cost to repair far exceeds the value of the vehicles.  Scott Lewis noted that if going the route to replace these vehicles to look at the most cost effective to replace the units and have them conducive to our operations, which is mostly paramedic in town operations, not transporting patients to Las Vegas.  

Scott Lewis said that there was a company willing to pay a certain dollar value for each vehicle as part of trade in.  Chief Lewis said he thinks that window may have expired and will re-approach the company to see what they will be willing to offer on Medics 14 and 15.  


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Dave Richards reported that a draft dispatch agreement has been prepared and still reviewing it with the Town Attorney.  It will be submitted to the Town Board for review and approval before going to the County for a further discussion with them.  Mr. Richards stated that this ties in with the brothel funds as the Town does not have either a dispatch agreement or an agreement for the brothel funds and how they are to be distributed and why we pay what we pay for dispatch fees.  Dave Richards said there was a meeting with County representatives including the Sheriff.  We have drafted a first attempt at the dispatch services agreement.  It does need to be amended some. And we are still in the initial stages of brothel funds agreement which is a new territory for the Town.  Written agreements for both issues will be forthcoming

Mr. Richards noted that attached to his report he has included the NRS governing bidding and purchasing procedures for the Town as there is some confusion involved with regard to limits and requirements.  

Dave Richards reported that a new Town letterhead was created with the help of D-2 Design.  A sample is attached to the report.  

Mr. Richards stated that he has also attached a schedule for financing the purchase of a ladder truck.  Dave Richards pointed out that this is not an easy process.  It has taken some time to establish how an unincorporated Town buys something of this nature.  Appropriate documents are being drafted and notices being prepared.  The contractors will have to go along with the program if they want to sell us the truck.  

Jeanna Howard added that for informational purposes she has requested an opinion from the Attorney General related to an issue and was notified that because the Town is not acknowledged as a political entity, because of being unincorporated.  Ms. Howard said it is time for this Board and future Boards stop up and start utilizing the resolution and ordinance aspect of the Town’s authority in sending a message to the County.  Jeanna Howard stated in her opinion that the Town Board is under utilized in the authority it has.  Ms. Howard asked for guidance from the public on direction for the Board.  

Paula Glidden commented that she would like to see included on the Manager’s Report a summary of items that have been completed or deleted off.  

ADVISORY BOARD REPORTS

There were none at this time.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING ARENA ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Jeanna Howard Motioned to approve Arthur “Bronc” Rodriquez as a member to replace Scott Gregory on the Arena Advisory Board.  Richard Billman seconded the motion.
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Vote passed 4 – 0.

DISCUSSION, ACTION AND DECISION REGARDING APPROVAL OF BUSINESS LICENSE ENFORCEMENT POSITION JOB DESCRIPTION

Dave Richards said a job description was promised although it took some time and feels it is something that is workable.  Mr. Richards noted that it would be a contractual position of not less than 20 hours per week.  The salary range is $12,000 annually and Dave Richards suggested that be reviewed at a later date after effectiveness of the position has been determined and the number of hours that it takes to accomplish what is asked of them.  Mr. Richards suggested not changing the nature of the position which is that it is contractual and not a full time employee.  

Mr. Richard stated that the general description is that the person, under contract, will be under the supervision of the Town Manager; perform Pahrump Town Ordinance enforcement activities both in the field and in the office to insure compliance.  This was done intentionally as it includes more than business license enforcement as there are other ordinances that need to be enforced.  

Dave Richards noted that under the essential duties and responsibilities it would have to be someone that is professional and courteous and using appropriate tact and discretion in enforcing the ordinances.  Mr. Richards stated that the only item he would change would be item #12 to include assisting the Business License Clerk with administrative duties.  

Mr. Richards recommended that this job description be approved as presented and be allowed to advertise this position.  

Jeanna Howard noted that the mention of additional potential responsibilities related to Pahrump Town Ordinances (PTO) that she would like to make a motion.

Jeanna Howard Motioned to take no action until the Town Manager’s submission of the reorganization of staff within the Town Office is received and agreed upon between the Town Manager and Town Board.  Paula Glidden seconded the motion.  

Paula Glidden agreed somewhat in that if there is going to be an addition to staff and then working on reorganization plan.  Ms. Glidden said the Board should look forward to that and then work on this position.  

Richard Billman stated that he was curious as to how the Town would get a 20 hour contracted employee.  Jeanna Howard added that there may be a thought to tie in a proposed position coming in from the Town Manager.  That is the reason she suggested that the Board take no action on this. This may turn into a full time position with the Town Manager’s restructure that may be covering many areas.  

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Paula Glidden said that it makes sense that if you are going to add a position and if Dave Richards has a reorganization plan involved that they should both be covered at the same time to see where this fits in.  

Dave Richards said that he will do whatever the Board decides.  Mr. Richards noted that this position stands alone.  It has nothing to do with any concept of reorganization that he has conceptionalized.  Dave Richards stated that if the Board has any suggestions on how to incorporate this with an ambulance collections person that would be a full time permanent employee.  Jeanna Howard said she would disagree and feels she would rather have this talked about in a session rather than in this meeting. Ms. Howard stated that collection responsibilities are outsourced for a reason.  Jeanna Howard noted that there is some sort of reorganization going on.  Ms. Howard asked that this position for Enforcement Officer be included in the reorganization plan.  

Richard Billman stated that it is the North Las Vegas Fire Department that checks on business licenses and do mandatory inspections on a yearly basis.    Jeanna Howard pointed out that they have the man power to do that.  Mr. Billman admitted that it does not enforce anything, but notifies the business license bureau that there is a violation.  

Paul Willis commented that time is at an essence for some of these things.  Mr. Willis stated that the Town Manager was hired to do the job and there is a tendency to sometimes micromanage.  This gives in to the time factor.  

Paula Glidden agreed except that she would like to see the whole organizational chart before making minuet decisions on each end of it before making decisions.  

Harley Kulkin questioned the hiring of someone that can force people to pay license fees versus paying to hire someone with insurance and all.   It appears to Mr. Kulkin that you will be spending a lot of money to collect very little.  

Richard Billman said it was his objection when it was discussed with a former Town Manager that if we cannot enforce an ordinance, do not put it in.  There was conversation regarding business licenses and how they are issued and the financial issues involved.  

Paul Willis called a Point of Order.

Jeanna Howard noted that there is no point of order as the discussion involves an enforcement officer for the business license.  Discussion concerns the job description.

Richard Billman stated that this is the job description that Mr. Richards wants and he has no problem with it.  Ed Bishop stated that it is only a job description, and this person is not going to be hired yet.  Richard Billman agreed that we are not hiring anybody.  

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Ed Bishop said the hiring can be tied in to the reorganization at the time but a job description is needed before it can be tied in.

Vote failed 1 – 3.  Jeanna Howard voted aye.  Paula Glidden, Richard Billman and Ed Bishop voted nay.

Richard Billman Motioned to accept the job description for the Business License Enforcement Officer with the amendment to item #12.  

Jeanna Howard recommended that with Mr. Billman’s comment about it having nothing to do with hiring anybody and is just voting on a job description.  

Ed Bishop seconded the motion.

Vote passed 3 – 1.  Jeanna Howard voted nay.  

CONSENT AGENDA

A.    ACTION- APPROVAL OF TOWN VOUCHERS
B.    ACTION – APPROVAL OF TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES OF AUGUST 24, 2004

Ed Bishop Motioned to approve the consent agenda items A and B.  Jeanna Howard seconded the motion.  

Vote passed 4 – 0.

ADJOURNMENT

Paula Glidden called for adjournment of the meeting.  

Respectfully submitted,

Ed Bishop

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