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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 20, 2009

5:00 p.m.

 

A meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on January 20, 2009 convening at 5:32 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 Vice Mayor White.

 

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

 

Vice Mayor White 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 - Excused

 

Vice Mayor White

Councilmember Brewster

Councilmember Evans

Councilmember Haughey

Councilmember Overton

Councilmember Swanson

 

 

Also present were:

 

 

City Manager, Kevin Burke

Acting City Attorney, Harry Lane

 

3.       MINUTES

 

A.

Consideration of Minutes: Special Council Meetings of September 29, 2008 and September 30, 2008.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve the minutes as submitted.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

4.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

Flagstaff Citizen Rachelle Woodcock, representing several citizens in the audience, Allyson Baer, representing a figure skating club, Terri Tupper, representing an ice hockey team, and a representative from the Northern Arizona University Student Association, requested that the Council reverse a decision to melt the ice at the Jay Lively Activity Center for the summer.  Various clubs and out of town users would create additional revenues for the City.

 

Councilmembers requested a report regarding the feasibility of keeping the ice rink open during the summer.

 

5.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Payment of Legal Expenses:  Fred Nackard Land Company, et. al. v. City of Flagstaff.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Authorize additional payment of $20,000, not to exceed a total of $275,000.00, for attorney fees and costs.

 

B.

Consideration of Payment of Legal Expenses:  Agate Inc v. City of Flagstaff

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Authorize additional payment of $63,000, not to exceed a total of $88,000.00, for payment of attorney fees and costs.

 

C.

Consideration of Intergovernmental Agreement:  Suspending the claims of statute of limitations regarding the permanent easement at Fort Tuthill.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the intergovernmental agreement with Coconino County.

 

D.

Consideration of Purchase under the Strategic Alliance for Volume Expenditures (SAVE) Intergovernmental Agreement:  Voice over Internet Protocol phones.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Authorize the purchase from NEC Unified Solutions of up to 229 phones, including licensing, in the amount not to exceed $100,000.00.

 

E.

Consideration of Intergovernmental Agreement:  Forensic science examination of criminal evidence.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement with State of Arizona, Department of Public Safety in an amount not to exceed $75,196.93.

 

F.

Consideration of Reclaimed Water Connection Rebates:  Flagstaff Unified School District and Lone Tree Investments, L.L.C.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve rebate payments to Flagstaff Unified School District in the amount of $2,403.15 and Lone Tree Investments, L.L.C., in the amount of $107,495.19.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of Item 5D.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Overton and passed on unanimous vote.

 

Returning to Item 5D, Ladd Vagen, Information Technology Director, explained the need for an updated voicemail system.  The current system is no longer reliable and is difficult and costly to maintain.  The old and new systems have not been as compatible as hoped.

 

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

 

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

 

A.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Derrik Widmark, “Diablo Burger”, 120 N. Leroux Street #111, Series 12, New License.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing

 

The City Council has the option to:

 

 

 

(1)

Forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval;

 

 

(2)

Forward the application to the State with no recommendation; or

 

 

(3)

Forward the application to the State with a recommendation for denial based on the testimony received at the public hearing and/or other factors.

 

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

 

Derrik Widmark, the applicant, commented that his business will be serving only beef that is locally grown, and eventually, all the food on his menu will be locally provided.

 

Sgt. Walter Miller, Flagstaff Police Department, conducted an investigation on the applicant and found no derogatory records, liquor violations, or acts of violence.  Mr. Widmark and his managers have completed the required Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control training and Sgt. Miller found no reason to oppose the application.

 

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

 

Councilmember Overton moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

7.      REGULAR AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Applicants for Appointments:  Planning and Zoning 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 two appointments to terms expiring December 2011.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to appoint Celia Barotz and Steve Drumright to terms expiring December 2011.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

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 final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2009-01.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-01 for the final time by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Swanson and passed on unanimous vote.  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.”

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-01.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

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 final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No 2009-03.

Councilmember Evans moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-03 for the final time by title only. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on unanimous vote.  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.

 

 

Councilmember Brewster moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-03.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

8.       COUNCIL DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration of Citizen Petition:  Global warming.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss and provide direction.

 

Stephen Knutson, the petitioner, asked the City Council to “determine if climate change causing global warming is occurring on the earth”, and presented suggestions for the City of Flagstaff to address the global warming crisis.

 

Councilmembers noted that the debate surrounding global warming is taking place on a national and world-wide level.  The City is doing what it can to address global warming issues locally as outlined in Resolution No. 2006-59.

 

9.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

None.

 

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

 

None.

 

11.    ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 6:46 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 20, 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