Agendas & Minutes


September 23, 2008

PAHRUMP TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN ANNEX
270 N. HWY. 160
Tuesday – 7:00 P.M.
September 23, 2008

 


Agenda


Appointment of Liaison for the Nye County Capital Improvement Advisory Committee per Nye County Resolution #2004-39.  Laurayne Murray

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 letter of support to Southern Nevada Transit Coalition to bring transportation within the Town limits of Pahrump.  Town Manager

7.    Second Reading for amendment to Pahrump Town Ordinance 32 – Room Tax – increasing rates from 9% to 11% with the 2% designated for Economic Development.  Town Board/Town Manager

8.    Discussion and decision regarding speed limit enforcement.  Laurayne Murray

9.    Discussion and decision regarding termination of contract with Carl Joerger as the Town’s Attorney.  Laurayne Murray/Don Rust

10.    Discussion and decision regarding contract with Armstrong-Teasdale for service as the Town’s Attorney of record.  Town Board

11.    Discussion and decision regarding “next steps”/response to the Incorporation Advisory Board Report.  Laurayne Murray

12.    Discussion and decision regarding naming of Town Board members (Member & Alternate) to sit on the Nevada League of Cities board of Directors.  Town Manager/Bill Dolan

13.    Town Manager’s Report

14.    Consent agenda items:

a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of September 9, 2008,
c.    Action – approval of 72-hour Liquor License for Maveric for fundraiser for Pahrump Valley High School Athletic Department on October 4, 2008 at Petrack Park.
d.    Action – approval of 72 hour Liquor License for Town of Pahrump for Fall Festival, September 26-28 at Petrack Park and McCullough Arena.
e.    Action – approval of recommendation from Pahrump Tourism Advisory Board for matching funds for Nevada Commission on Tourism advertising four events on Highway and County radio stations in the amount of $7,500; grant from Pahrump Tourism Room Tax Fund.
f.    Action – approval of recommendation from Pahrump Tourism Advisory Board for matching funds for Nevada Commission on Tourism in the amount of $5,900 for design and ads in Nevada Magazine for Fiscal Year 2009; grant from Pahrump Tourism Room Tax Fund.
g.    Action – approval of recommendation for grant of $10,000 for the Pahrump Social Pow Wow, November 21-23, 2008 at Petrack Park; $3,500 from Pahrump Tourism Room Tax Fund and $6,500 from State Tourism Room Tax Fund.
h.    Action – approval of Gregory Schmaltz as a member on the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board.  

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

16.     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 writhing, 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, TOWN ANNEX, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 


 

AGENDA ADDENDUM

Appointment of Liaison for the Nye County Capital Improvement Advisory Committee per Nye County Resolution #2004-39.  Laurayne Murray

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 writhing, 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, TOWN ANNEX, COMMUNITY CENTER, COUNTY COMPLEX, FLOYD’S ACE HARDWARE AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 


Minutes


PRESENT:
Laurayne Murray
Nicole Shupp
Don Rust
Dan Sprouse
Bill Dolan

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, and Welcome

Chairman Murray called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led in the pledge of allegiance.  Due to illness, Chairman Murray asked that Vice Chair conduct the meeting.

Discussion and decision regarding agenda items

    Don Rust noted that Item #8 and Item #11 had no backup. 
Laurayne Murray asked that Item #9 be deleted on the advice of legal council.  No action is required by the Board.  Item #11 is covered in the Town Managers report.

Laurayne Murray motioned to continue Item #11 until the October 14, meeting.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

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).

Dave Stevens commented on the detention center issue and Vicky Parker requested the Town address Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) by letter requesting pedestrian crosswalks at several locations on Highway 160.

Advisory Board Reports

    None    

Announcements and “Good News”

Don Rust announced that if he is not reelected, he will not attend the Governor’s Conference.

Nicole Shupp announced that the Fall Festival Carnival tickets are available and are selling fast.

Discussion and decision regarding letter of support to Southern Nevada Transit Coalition to bring transportation within the Town limits of Pahrump    Town Manager

Debbie Dauenhauer, Executive Director of Southern Nevada Transit Coalition, talked about the non-profit entity which was formed to bring transit to Pahrump in 2002.  Funding needs of the Regional Transportation Commission asked that the funding be deferred to Laughlin and Mesquite. Ms. Dauenhauer explained the program and how it will operate within Pahrump.  Tammy Munro explained the funding sources and grants and how the matching funds are applied.  Debbie Dauenhauer asked if the Town could provide a letter of support as they are going before the Nye County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on October 21, 2008.  

Don Rust asked when they hoped to begin service and if public meetings will be held.  Ms. Dauenhauer replied the day the money is in place they will they will begin and the transit planners will have public meetings.

Laurayne Murray asked if the grant application has been awarded.  Ms. Munro replied that some have been awarded but, the February 2008 grant has not yet been awarded for the requested $358, 376. Mrs. Murray talked about matching funds. Ms Dauenhauer explained the receipt of the grant.

Laurayne Murray motioned to initiate a letter of support to the BOCC with a request that they provide assistance in the way of matching funds and support to the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition to complete their grant application and provide mass transit service to the Town of Pahrump.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

George Gingell, Paula Elefante, Art Jones, Dave Stevens and Jacob Skinner commented on things like cost, fleet, and transportation to Las Vegas and public funding.

    Don Rust noted that the Town will not have funds in the budget until it is requested.

    Laurayne Murray noted that a copy of a 2005 plan is in the Town Manager’s Office.

    Bill Dolan asked if the driver will be AED certified.  Tammy Munro said they would be. 
    Mr. Dolan asked that Town Manager’s Report Item #6 comments be included in the record.

(A copy of the Town Manager’s Report will be attached to the minutes with his comments regarding agenda items.)

    Vote passed 5 – 0.

Second Reading for amendment to Pahrump Town Ordinance 32 – Room Tax – increasing rates from 9% to 11% with the 2% designated for Economic Development.  Town Board/Town Manager

Don Rust read the title of Pahrump Town Ordinance 32 – Room Tax.

Discussion and decision regarding speed limit enforcement.  Laurayne Murray

Laurayne Murray pointed out that there have been discussions regarding speed limits and there is a Pahrump Town Ordinance concerning speed limits which the Town is able to do according to the Nevada Revised Statutes.  The BOCC have an agenda item on their next agenda regarding hiring a consultant to do a study in the Town regarding establishing speed limits, creating an Ordinance for the County.  Mrs. Murray asked if the Board wanted any involvement to notify the Commissioners or be at the meeting.

Discussion and decision regarding contract with Armstrong-Teasdale for service as the Town’s Attorney of record     Town Board

See Town Manager Report comments for Item #10.

Bill Dolan noted that the travel for attorneys had been added at no expense to the Town to attend Town Board meetings and assume they will begin attending in October.  Michael Sullivan confirmed.  

Laurayne Murray noted that there is a letter of agreement which does not take the form of a contract which concerns her.  Michael Sullivan noted that it is a format common for them.  If something is preferred, it can be requested.  Mrs. Murray said she had questions outlining the services and would prefer more specifics on blended hours.  There was more discussion regarding specifics.

Don Rust motioned to table this item until the first meeting in October (14th) with the provision that they would effectively be our new attorneys pending providing details.  Mr. Rust noted that they would still be the attorneys of record pending signature.  Bill Dolan seconded the motion.

Dave Stevens commented about the amount being paid.  Tom Waters commented about spelling out things and contract would be more appropriate.  

Dan Sprouse noted that the previous attorney contract was much more detailed and in depth than the letter.  Mr. Sprouse agreed with Mrs. Murray.  

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Discussion and decision regarding naming of Town Board members (member & alternate) to sit on the Nevada League of Cities Board of Directors  Town Manager

Mr. Dolan asked for this item as he felt it was not addressed as a discussion and decision item and should be voted on for the record.

Nicole Shupp replied that the Chairman and Vice Chairman were appointed.  Don Rust suggested that the Vice Chair and Bill Dolan be appointed as they still have two years on the Town Board.

Laurayne Murray explained that names are not associated with the appointments because they should be standing appointments and the Chair and Vice Chair change.  These positions can change from year to year and the liaisons would be picked up with their position on the Town Board.  

Laurayne Murray motioned that the liaisons remain to the titles of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Al Balloqui commented on the importance of involvement with the Nevada League of Cities.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Town Manager’s Report

It was asked that any questions be emailed to Mr. Kohbarger.

Appointment of Liaison for the Nye County Capital Improvement Advisory Committee per Nye County Resolution #2004-39.  Laurayne Murray

Mrs. Murray explained that this advisory board was established several years ago.  The board has been operating under the resolution included in the backup.  The Town Manager has been a member and the Finance Director as the alternate member.  This Committee is being brought back and need minutes documenting the appointments and the dates.  The person missing is mandated in the resolution is a representative from Pahrump Valley Fire-Rescue.  It has been Chief Lewis and Laurayne Murray recommended that he continue on this board.  They are scheduling their first meeting in October.    

Don Rust motioned to have Bill Kohbarger be named the appointed liaison to the Nye County Capital Improvement Advisory Committee per Nye County Resolution #2004-39, and Michael Sullivan be the alternate and Chief Scott Lewis be the Fire-Rescue representative.  Dan Sprouse seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.

Consent agenda items:


a.    Action – approval of Town vouchers
b.    Action – approval of Town Board meeting minutes of September 9, 2008,
c.    Action – approval of 72-hour Liquor License for Maveric for fundraiser for Pahrump Valley High School Athletic Department on October 4, 2008 at Petrack Park.
d.    Action – approval of 72 hour Liquor License for Town of Pahrump for Fall Festival, September 26-28 at Petrack Park and McCullough Arena.
e.    Action – approval of recommendation from Pahrump Tourism Advisory Board for matching funds for Nevada Commission on Tourism advertising four events on Highway and County radio stations in the amount of $7,500; grant from Pahrump Tourism Room Tax Fund.
f.    Action – approval of recommendation from Pahrump Tourism Advisory Board for matching funds for Nevada Commission on Tourism in the amount of $5,900 for design and ads in Nevada Magazine for Fiscal Year 2009; grant from Pahrump Tourism Room Tax Fund.
g.    Action – approval of recommendation for grant of $10,000 for the Pahrump Social Pow Wow, November 21-23, 2008 at Petrack Park; $3,500 from Pahrump Tourism Room Tax Fund and $6,500 from State Tourism Room Tax Fund.
h.    Action – approval of Gregory Schmaltz as a member on the Nuclear Waste and Environmental Advisory Board.  

Bill Dolan motioned to approve consent agenda items a through h.  Don Rust seconded the motion.

Vote passed 5 – 0.


Future Meetings/Workshops: Date, Time and Location

None

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Don Rust
Town Clerk
    



 

 


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