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IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES AND THE FLAGSTAFF CITY CHARTER THE SUMMARIZED MINUTES OF CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE NOT VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTS.  ONLY THE ACTIONS TAKEN AND DISCUSSION APPEARING WITH QUOTATION MARKS ARE VERBATIM.  AUDIO RECORDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE ON FILE IN THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE.

 

SUMMARIZED MINUTES

COUNCIL MEETING

 

January 6, 2009

5:00 p.m.

 

A meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on January 6, 2009 convening at 5:07 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 211 West Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Presler.

 

1.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT, AND INVOCATION

 

Mayor Presler asked those present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the reading of the Mission Statement, and the Invocation.

 

2.      ROLL CALL

 

On roll call, the following were present:

 

 

Mayor Presler

 

Vice Mayor White

Councilmember Brewster

Councilmember Evans

Councilmember Haughey

Councilmember Overton

Councilmember Swanson

 

 

Also present were:

 

 

City Manager, Kevin Burke

City Attorney, Patricia Boomsma

 

3.       MINUTES

 

A.

Consideration of Minutes: Regular Council Meeting of September 16, 2008 and Special Council Meeting of December 23, 2008.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the minutes as submitted, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

4.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

Roberta Stevenson, Sandstone Highlands Senior Community, described various safety and other issues occurring at the senior community.

 

Mayor Presler responded that several City departments have been made aware of, and are addressing, the concerns depicted by Ms. Stevenson.

 

Vice Mayor White arrived at the meeting.

 

Charles Hammersley, Parks and Recreation Commissioner, but speaking on behalf of himself, urged the Council to consider a safe snow-play area with adequate off-street parking.

 

Stephen Knutson, Flagstaff resident, expressed concern over the salaries of the City Manager and other upper-level staff.

 

Jack Welch, Flagstaff resident, stated his support for the City’s continued responsiveness and progress in the area of snow removal.

 

5.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Bids:  Sale of land in Koch Field.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Reject all bids and reconsider the sale at a later date.

 

Hilton Harris, Flagstaff developer and lowest bidder on the above sale of land, asked Council to approve his bid and allow him to move forward on his project.

 

Robert Born, Flagstaff developer who bid on one of the parcels in the project, likewise urged the Council to approve the bid.

 

Denny Birkland, Real Estate Manager, explained that negotiations are not allowed on bids.  Any changes would trigger re-bidding the project.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.  The motion passed on majority vote with Vice Mayor White and Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Haughey, Overton and Swanson in favor, and Mayor Presler opposed.

 

B.

Consideration of Service Contract:  Restructure and rewrite existing Land Development Code and Zoning Ordinance.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the contract with Optics Design, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $459,405.00.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.

 

Council commented that:  (1) it is not the right time for this expenditure due to the current economic climate; (2) the cost is justified and has been budgeted for; (3) it makes sense for the rewrite to run concurrently with the Regional Plan rewrite; and (4) affordable housing and sustainability issues depend on the completion of the rewrite.

 

Roger Eastman, Code Administrator, explained that staff is seeking a contract with Optics Design because the City does not have the dedicated staff to bring the project in-house.  It is also advisable to seek consultants who write codes for a living, as they have the best knowledge of national standards and coding practices.  Staff is planning to bring the Land Development Code and the Regional Plan rewrites to a conclusion together.

 

The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, Vice Mayor White and Councilmembers Brewster, Haughey and Overton in favor, and Councilmembers Evans and Swanson opposed.

 

C.

Consideration of Service Agreement:  Steves/Fanning Transportation Study.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve the service agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc in the amount of $133,551.00, including a contract allowance of $6,360.00, and a contract period of 210 calendar days;

 

 

(2)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents; and

 

 

(3)

Authorize change order authority in the amount of $12,719.00 to cover potential costs associated with unanticipated or additional items of work.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Overton.

 

Randy Whitaker, Project Manager, Rick Barrett, City Engineer and Mark Landsiedel, Community Development Director, all assisted in explaining issues surrounding the transportation study.  It was noted that Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway agreed to move the railroad tracks for the Fourth Street overpass based on the Council’s commitment to perform a study considering the closure of one of the railroad crossings in Flagstaff.  That study has been delayed more than once due to various large capital projects.

 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is ultimately looking for a railroad crossing to close in Flagstaff, and future approvals and negotiations could depend on the City keeping its commitment to conduct the study.  The scope of the study and a completion date were not mutually agreed upon.

 

Council made the following observations:

 

 

The study should be delayed until the question of an overpass in the Lonetree area is decided.

 

Some aspects of the study could be brought in-house.

 

Budget shortfalls do not justify the expenditure of funds at this time.

 

The study has been unfortunately “lumped in” with train horn noise discussions.

 

If the City doesn’t have the money for the work, the study would have to be done again.

 

The commitment to BNSF Railway must be kept.

 

The scope of the study should be modified.

 

The item should be tabled to explore options.

 

A letter could be written to BNSF asking to delay the study due to budget shortfalls.

 

It would be wise to obtain a firm understanding from BNSF on their expectations regarding the scope of the study.

 

Mayor Presler moved to table the item to the first regular Council Meeting in February, seconded by Councilmember Overton.  The motion passed on majority roll-call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Presler

Aye

 

Vice Mayor White

Nay

 

Councilmember Brewster

Nay

 

Councilmember Evans

Aye

 

Councilmember Haughey

Nay

 

Councilmember Overton

Aye

 

Councilmember Swanson

Aye

 

D.

Consideration of Subgrantee Agreement:  Mt. Elden to Law Enforcement Administrative Facility Arizona Interagency Radio System microwave link transmitter/receiver replacement project.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the subgrantee agreement with the Arizona Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $75,000.00.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.

 

Deputy Police Chief Josh Copley explained the Federal government’s auditing standards that apply to this agreement with the Arizona Department of Homeland Security.

 

The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

6.      PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS (Public Hearing Items Will Not be Heard Prior to 5:30 p.m.)

 

A.

Consideration of Public Hearing:  Amendments to the Engineering Design and Construction Standards and Specifications for Infrastructure.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to open the public hearing seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

There being no public input, Vice Mayor moved to close the public hearing.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2009-01:  A resolution designating the document known as the “2009 Amendments to the Engineering Design and Construction Standards and Specifications for New Infrastructure” as a public record.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-01 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-01.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to read Resolution No. 2009-01 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The vote was unanimous in favor and title was read as follows:

 

Resolution No. 2009-01

 

 

 

A resolution designating the document known as the “2009 Amendments to the Engineering Design and Construction Standards and Specifications for New Infrastructure” as a public record.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2009-01.  The motion was seconded by Vice Mayor White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-01:  An ordinance changing the name of the Engineering Design and Construction Standards, 2007 Edition to “The Engineering Design and Construction Standards and Specifications for New Infrastructure”, changing the name of the Engineering Division to “The Engineering Section”; changing the name of the Community Development Department to “Community Development Division”; and adopting the “2009 Amendments to the Engineering Design and Construction Standards and Specification for New Infrastructure.”

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-01 for the first time by title only.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-01 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

Ordinance No. 2009-01

 

 

 

An ordinance changing the name of the Engineering Design and Construction Standards, 2007 Edition to “The Engineering Design and Construction Standards and Specifications for New Infrastructure”, changing the name of the Engineering Division to “The Engineering Section”; changing the name of the Community Development Department to “Community Development Division”; and adopting the “2009 Amendments to the Engineering Design and Construction Standards and Specification for New Infrastructure.”

 

 

D.

Consideration of Public Hearing:  Amendments to Chapters 10-03, Use Regulations, and 10-14, Definitions, of the Land Development Code establishing new standards to accessory wind energy systems.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

Jim McCarthy, Planning and Zoning Commissioner, commented that he voted against the item when it came before the commission as the measure allows for the placement of wind turbines near residential homes.  He urged Council to adopt stricter rules on where wind turbines can be placed.

 

There being no further public input, Councilmember Overton moved to close the public hearing.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

E.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2009-02:  A resolution designating the document entitled “Amendments to Chapters 10-03, Use Regulations, and 10-14, Definitions, of the Land Development Code Establishing Standards for Accessory Wind Energy Systems” as a public record.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-02 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-02.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to read Resolution No. 2009-02 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Overton.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2009-02

 

 

 

A resolution designating the document entitled “Amendments to Chapters 10-03, Use Regulations, and 10-14, Definitions, of the Land Development Code Establishing Standards for Accessory Wind Energy Systems” as a public record.

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to adopt Resolution No. 2009-02, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

F.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-03:  An ordinance adopting that certain document entitled “Amendments to Chapter 10-03, Use Regulations, and 10-14, Definitions, of the Land Development Code Establishing Standards for Accessory Wind Energy Systems”, and thereby amending Title 10, “Land Development Code,” of the City Code of the City of Flagstaff by amending Chapters 10-03, Use Regulations, and Chapter 10-14, Definitions.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-03 for the first time by title only.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-03 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.  The vote was unanimous in favor and title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2009-03

 

 

 

An ordinance adopting that certain document entitled “Amendments to Chapter 10-03, Use Regulations, and 10-14, Definitions, of the Land Development Code Establishing Standards for Accessory Wind Energy Systems”, and thereby amending Title 10, “Land Development Code,” of the City Code of the City of Flagstaff by amending Chapters 10-03, Use Regulations, and Chapter 10-14, Definitions.

 

 

7.      REGULAR AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Applicants for Appointments:  Sustainability Commission [The City Council may vote to discuss this matter in executive session pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(1).  The names of the applicants may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk.]

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Make one appointment to a term expiring October 2009; and three appointments to terms expiring October 2011.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to appoint Jamie Quisenberry to a term expiring October 2009, and Andy Bessler, Todd Barnell, and John Mead to terms expiring October 2011.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Term Adjustment:  Parks and Recreation Commission.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Adjust the term of Christina Mencuccini to expire August 2009.

 

Mayor Presler moved to adjust the term of Christina Mencuccini to expire in August, 2009.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Overton and passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of Appointment of Councilmember Liaison:  Traffic Commission.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Make the appointment at the Council meeting.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to appoint Councilmember Joe Haughey as the Council liaison to the Traffic Commission.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Overton and passed on unanimous vote.

 

D.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-04:  An ordinance authorizing the execution of a Development Agreement between Voyager 54 Investors, LLC, and the City of Flagstaff.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-04 for the final time by title only

Adopt Ordinance No. 2009-04.

 

Vice Mayor moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-04 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.

 

Mark Voigt, owner of Voyager 54 Investors, LLC, stated that he is committed to the accessory dwelling units in this project, but concerned about his ability to sell all 15 of the units.  He requested that Council consider changing “shall” to “may” in the contract language.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to amend the development agreement as follows:

 

 

“Section 8, Site Layout and Design Considerations, Paragraph C.  The developer shall may provide fifteen (15) accessory dwelling units…”

 

 

The motion was seconded by Councilmember Swanson.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to recess into Executive Session for legal advice.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.

 

The Council reconvened at 7:55 p.m.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to amend his motion as follows:

 

 

“Section 8, Site Layout and Design Considerations, Paragraph C.  The developer shall may provide up to fifteen (15) or more accessory dwelling units…”; and

 

 

 

“Section 7, Project Description, Paragraph I.  Up to or more than fifteen (15) accessory dwelling units.

 

Mayor Presler seconded the motion.

 

James Speed, Senior Assistant City Attorney, read the proposed amendments for clarification:

 

 

“Section 8, Site Layout and Design Considerations, Paragraph C.  The developer shall may provide up to fifteen (15) or more accessory dwelling units…”; and

 

 

 

“Section 7, Project Description.  The project contemplated by this agreement shall may consist of the following components.  Subset A.  Up to or more than fifteen (15) accessory dwelling units.”

 

 

The motion to amend failed on roll-call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Presler

Nay

 

Vice Mayor White

Nay

 

Councilmember Brewster

Nay

 

Councilmember Evans

Aye

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

Councilmember Overton

Aye

 

Councilmember Swanson

Nay

 

Vice Mayor White moved to amend the language of the Letter of Intent, Exhibit J, of the development agreement as follows:

 

 

“Paragraph 3:  It is agreed between Voyager Flagstaff 54 Investors, LLC and BOTHANDS, Inc. that the target household income of buyers… certain amenities identified in advance by the developer may not be included in the affordable homes.  Affordable homes will be geographically dispersed and made available throughout the timeframe of the development in direct proportion to the market rate units.  The number of affordable homes in each section of the development will be proportionate to the market priced homes.”

 

 

The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

Councilmember Swanson expressed his opposition to the action noting that the City could have negotiated for better terms in the area of affordable housing.

 

The Council briefly discussed the definition of affordable housing and the desired objectives in requesting affordable housing units from developers.  It was determined that the subject would be better suited for a future agenda item or a town hall meeting.

 

The motion to read Ordinance No. 2009-04 for the final time by title only as amended passed on majority roll-call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Presler

Aye

 

Vice Mayor White

Aye

 

Councilmember Brewster

Aye

 

Councilmember Evans

Aye

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

Councilmember Overton

Aye

 

Councilmember Swanson

Nay

 

Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2009-04

 

 

 

An ordinance authorizing the execution of a Development Agreement between Voyager 54 Investors, LLC, and the City of Flagstaff.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-04.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Overton and passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, Vice Mayor White and Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Haughey and Overton in favor, and Councilmember Swanson opposed.

 

E.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-05:  An ordinance rezoning approximately 31.9 acres of land located at 1700 South Northwest Street from RR, Rural Residential Zoning District to MH, Manufactured Housing Zoning District.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-05 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2009-05.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-05 for the final time by title only, seconded by Vice Mayor White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2009-05

 

 

 

An ordinance rezoning approximately 31.9 acres of land located at 1700 South Northwest Street from RR, Rural Residential Zoning District to MH, Manufactured Housing Zoning District.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-05, seconded by Vice Mayor White.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, Vice Mayor White and Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Haughey and Overton in favor, and Councilmember Swanson opposed.

 

F.

Consideration of PC-SUB 08-009:  A request for preliminary plat approval by Voyager Flagstaff 54 Investors, LLC for Crestview subdivision, a 31.9 acre 119-lot single-family, residential subdivision, located at 1700 South Northwestern Street, MH, Manufactured Housing Zoning District.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approval of the preliminary plat.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the preliminary plat, seconded by Vice Mayor White.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, Vice Mayor White and Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Haughey and Overton in favor, and Councilmember Swanson opposed.

 

G.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-02:  An ordinance authorizing the City of Flagstaff to enter into a purchase and leaseback agreement for the acquisition of real property at 2620 North Rose Street, Flagstaff.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-02 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2009-02.

Vice Mayor White moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-02 for the final time by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2009-02

 

 

 

An ordinance authorizing the City of Flagstaff to enter into a purchase and leaseback agreement for the acquisition of real property at 2620 North Rose Street, Flagstaff.

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-02, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

H.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2009-04:  A resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff authorizing the deposit of Arizona Department of Transportation Part I (#E1107) grant monies into the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and providing for the withdrawal of said monies for future airport land acquisition.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-04 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-04.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to read Resolution No. 2009-04 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2009-04

 

 

 

A resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff authorizing the deposit of Arizona Department of Transportation Part I (#E1107) grant monies into the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and providing for the withdrawal of said monies for future airport land acquisition.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2009-04.  The motion was seconded by Vice Mayor White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

I.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2009-05:  A resolution authorizing officers/agents to deposit Arizona Department of Transportation Aviation Fund Land Acquisition Part I (#E1107) grant funds into the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and providing for the City of Flagstaff to transfer and/or withdraw said grant funds for future airport land acquisition, part I.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-05 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-05.

 

Councilmember Brewster moved to read Resolution No. 2009-05 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2009-05

 

 

 

A resolution authorizing officers/agents to deposit Arizona Department of Transportation Aviation Fund Land Acquisition Part I (#E1107) grant funds into the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and providing for the City of Flagstaff to transfer and/or withdraw said grant funds for future airport land acquisition, part I.

 

 

Councilmember Overton moved to adopt Resolution No. 2009-05, seconded by Vice Mayor White.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

J.

Consideration of Resolution No 2009-06:  A resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff authorizing the deposit of Arizona Department of Transportation Part II (E6S44) grant funds into the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and providing for the withdrawal of said monies to fund future airport land acquisition.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-06 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-06.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Resolution No. 2009-06 by title only, seconded by Vice Mayor White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2009-06

 

 

 

A resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff authorizing the deposit of Arizona Department of Transportation Part II (E6S44) grant funds into the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and providing for the withdrawal of said monies to fund future airport land acquisition.

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to adopt Resolution No. 2009-06.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

K.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2009-07:  A resolution designating officers/agents for the deposit of Arizona Department of Transportation Aviation Fund Land Acquisition Part II (E6S44) grant funds into the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and providing for the City of Flagstaff to transfer and/or withdraw said grant funds for future airport land acquisition.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-07 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-07.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Resolution No. 2009-07 by title only, seconded by Vice Mayor White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2009-07

 

 

 

A resolution designating officers/agents for the deposit of Arizona Department of Transportation Aviation Fund Land Acquisition Part II (E6S44) grant funds into the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and providing for the City of Flagstaff to transfer and/or withdraw said grant funds for future airport land acquisition.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2009-07.  The motion was seconded by Vice Mayor White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

L.

Consideration of Neighborhood Program:  League of Neighborhoods.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss neighborhood program options and provide direction.

 

Kimberly Sharp, Neighborhood Planner, presented options for a League of Neighborhoods program.  The proposal includes neighborhood:  (1) registration; (2) communication; (3) website development; (4) leadership development; (5) grants and resources; and (6) event planning. 

 

Councilmember Evans, the sponsor of the item, asked that Council consider implementing at least the neighborhood registration aspect of the proposal, adding that citizens will come forward if the City will help them organize. 

 

Councilmembers discussed various components of the proposal and reached consensus to implement aspects of the program by resolution utilizing existing staff and resources, and to modify the resolution to include other aspects as funds become available.

 

8.       COUNCIL DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration of Citizen Petition:  Global warming.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss and provide direction.

 

Stephen Knutson, the petitioner, requested that the item be rescheduled to the July 20, 2009 Council Meeting in order to prepare a PowerPoint presentation.

 

9.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

None.

 

10.    INFORMATIONAL ITEMS AND REPORTS FROM COUNCIL AND STAFF, REQUESTS   FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

Vice Mayor White requested that an executive session item be scheduled to discuss a possible stimulus package.

 

Several members of the Council asked for a work session discussion to determine Council’s goals related to affordable housing.  A presentation is not necessary, just in-house facilitation.

 

Councilmember Haughey requested that the Parks and Recreation Commission take up the issue of a snow play area, and work to get the community involved.

 

Councilmember Haughey would like to explore having a fireworks display in the downtown area for the 4th of July similar to the display that took place on New Year’s Eve.

 

Councilmember Brewster requested that staff move forward with plans to bond for the Lone Tree overpass to alleviate traffic between Route 66 and Butler Avenue.

11.    ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 9:31 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                         

MAYOR

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

                                                                           

CITY CLERK

 

 

 

CERTIFICATION

 

STATE OF ARIZONA,

 

Coconino County.

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I, MARGIE BROWN, do hereby certify that I am the City Clerk of the City of Flagstaff, County of Coconino, State of Arizona, and that the above Minutes are a true and correct summary of the Meeting of the Council of the City of Flagstaff held on January 6, 2009.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 29th day of July, 2009.

 

 

 

 

                                                                           

CITY CLERK