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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

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

 

December 23, 2008

5:00 p.m.

 

A special meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on December 23, 2008 convening at 5:01 p.m., in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 211 West Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

1,      CALL TO ORDER

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Presler.

 

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.

Consideration of Employment AgreementCity Manager.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

Approve the agreement.

 

Shannon Anderson, Human Resources Director, highlighted the terms of City Manager Burke’s employment agreement.

 

Mayor Presler moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Vice Mayor White.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

4.

Consideration of Public Hearing:  Amendment to the Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan for a 31.9 acre parcel at 1700 South Northwestern Street from Parks Category Land to Medium Density Residential Designation.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

Councilmember Overton moved to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

Mark Sawyers, Development Case Manager, noted that Crestview Subdivision is a 119 lot manufactured home subdivision at 1700 South Northwestern Street.  The owner is requesting a rezone of the 32-acre parcel from Rural Residential to Manufactured Housing.  In compliance with the Land Development Code, the property is being developed with an average of 6,000 to 7,000 feet per lot and 10% of the units reserved for long-term affordability.  The project will add 15 accessory dwelling units.

 

The development agreement is the first of its kind, where a third party - in this case BOTHANDS - will administer the affordability covenant and ensure permanently deeded affordability. 

 

The developer is meeting all of their resource protection requirements and has agreed to a stipulation in the agreement that assures that the water tank for the Presidio project is completed prior to the issuing of any permits in the manufactured home project.

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as staff, are recommending approval of the amendment, rezoning and draft development agreement.

 

Ron Sebaggio, resident of Railroad Springs, is opposed to the rezoning as he doesn’t see the need for more housing in Flagstaff, especially housing that is not really affordable.

 

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

 

5.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2008-71:  A resolution amending the Flagstaff Area Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan to change the land use designation of approximately 31.9 acres located at 1700 South Northwestern Street from Parks Category Land to Medium Density Residential Designation.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

Read Resolution No. 2008-71 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2008-71.

 

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

 

Councilmember Overton moved to Read Resolution No. 2008-71 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  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.

 

Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2008-71

 

 

 

A resolution amending the Flagstaff Area Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan to change the land use designation of approximately 31.9 acres located at 1700 South Northwestern Street from Parks Category Land to Medium Density Residential Designation.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2008-71.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, Vice Mayor White and Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Haughey and Overton in favor, and Councilmember Swanson opposed.

 

6.

Consideration of Public Hearing (PC REZ 08-003):  Rezoning of a 31.9 acre parcel of land located at 1700 South Northwestern Street from RR, Rural Residential, to MH, Manufactured Housing Zoning, and Conditional.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

 

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

 

Mark Sawyers explained that staff worked diligently with the developer in order to use the planned affordable option.  This option will increase densities, reduce lot size, and reduce resource protection requirements.  The developer has agreed to comply with the Dark Skies Ordinance and provide fully shielded lighting.

 

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

 

7.

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 first time by title only.

 

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

 

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…”

 

 

Councilmember Overton seconded the motion.

 

Council discussed the pros and cons of the proposed amendment regarding accessory dwelling units, and the consequences the change would have on the affordability of the units.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

 

8.

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 first time by title only.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-05 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.

 

Councilmembers noted that they were pleased with the developer’s commitment to include front porches, Dark Skies requirements, and to use the planned affordable option.

 

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.  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.

 

 

9.

Adjournment of Special Council Meeting.

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Special Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 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 Special Meeting of the Council of the City of Flagstaff held on December 23, 2008.  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