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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

 

July 28, 2009

5:30 p.m.

 

A meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on July 28, 2009 convening at 6:00 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 VISION STATEMENT, AND INVOCATION

 

Mayor Presler asked those present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the reading of the Vision 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 Meetings of November 18, 2008; December 2, 2008; December 16, 2008; January 6, 2009; January 20, 2009; February 3, 2009; February 17, 2009; June 2, 2009; and June 16, 2009; and Special Council Meetings of December 23, 2008; February 10, 2009; and June 16, 2009.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve the minutes as submitted with one correction noted regarding the spelling of Kerry Blume’s name on the June 16, 2009 Council minutes.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

4.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

LaVelle McCoy, Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies, introduced the organization’s new president and chief executive officer, Russell Yelton.

 

Eva Hatchner Putzova, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future, introduced Carly Long as their new executive director.

 

Due to anxiety over possible stormwater flooding, Barbara Athens, 6466 E. Cameron Dr., provided written opposition to a certain building permit which was granted to her neighbor in the Walnut Meadows Subdivision.

 

Diane Prigge, resident, expressed her opposition to the use of reclaimed water for snow making on the San Francisco Peaks.

 

Betsy McKellar, resident, urged increased preservation efforts in the area of Walnut Canyon National Monument.

 

Rebecca McDonald, Rio Homes resident, asked the Council to consider allowing deed restricted affordable homeowners to lease their homes when they cannot sell them.

 

5.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Water, Wastewater, Refuse and Recycling Services, Environmental Fee, and Stormwater Fee Write-Offs:  Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the write-offs of the uncollectable delinquent and bankrupt accounts in the amount of $60,569.03.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

B.

Consideration of Bids:  Water treatment chemicals.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Accept the low responsive bids from Unifilt, BCS, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Thatcher Company, DPC, Hill Brothers, and Univar for the prices listed in the staff summary attachment.

 

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

 

Vice Mayor White asked to be provided a comparison of last year’s actual expenditure for water treatment chemicals and the current budgeted amount.  He requested that, when a staff summary provides the budgeted amount for the current year, the expenditure for the previous year be included for comparison.

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.

C.

Consideration of Grant Agreement:  Northern Arizona Crimes Task Force (METRO-Cycle 23)

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the grant agreement with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission for Recovery funding from the U.S. Department for Justice Edward Bryne Assistance grant funds in the amount of $325,870.00.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to approve the recommended action.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on unanimous vote.

 

D.

Consideration of Grant Agreement:  Cooperative Forestry Hazardous Fuels on Non-Federal Lands Assistance.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Authorize the acceptance of grant funds in the amount of $359,030.00;

 

 

 

(2)

Approve the grant agreement with Arizona State Forestry Division; and

 

 

 

(3)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

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

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

6.      PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Jian Liang, “Dragon Palace”, 2730 E. Lakin Drive, 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 of the testimony received at the public hearing and/or other factors.

 

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

 

Sgt. Ryan Coons, Flagstaff Police Department, reported that he conducted the background investigation and found no reason to object to the application.

 

The applicant, Jian Liang, presented himself to Council and spoke briefly in favor of his application.

 

Stephen Knutson, citizen, commented that there are too many liquor-licensed establishments in Flagstaff.

 

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

 

Vice Mayor White moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Kenneth Lee, “Skippers Cove”, 1926 N. Fourth Street, #8B, 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 of the testimony received at the public hearing and/or other factors.

 

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

 

Sgt. Ryan Coons, Flagstaff Police Department, advised that he conducted the background investigation and found no reason to object to the application.

 

The applicant, Kenneth Lee, briefly informed the Council of his and his wife’s restaurant experience.

 

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

 

Vice Mayor White moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  David Hernandez Jimenez, “Mia’s Lounge”, 26 S. San Francisco Street, Series 06, Person Transfer.

 

 

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 of the testimony received at the public hearing and/or other factors.

 

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

 

Sgt. Ryan Coons, Flagstaff Police Department, stated that he conducted the background investigation and found no reason to object to the application.

 

David Hernandez Jimenez, the applicant, briefly spoke to the Council in support of his application.

 

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

 

Vice Mayor White moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on unanimous vote.

 

7.      REGULAR AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-06:  An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, amending Flagstaff City Code, Title 4, Building Regulations, by adopting the “2009 Amendments to the City Code, Title 4, Building Regulations” by reference.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-06 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2009-06.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-06 for the final time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to amend Items 5 (a), (d), and (h) listed on the staff summary as follows:

 

 

(a)

“No exception for 2x4 walls, must be R-19 per IECC, Title 4, Chapter 2, Page 22. VOLUNTARY.  Mandatory in new construction only.”

 

 

(d)

“R-30 in floors, no exceptions for depth (eliminating a Footnote “f” of IECC Table 402.1.1).  VOLUNTARY.  Mandatory in new construction only.”

 

 

(h)

“Insulation in ground contact shall be extruded polystyrene or other foam products other than expanded polystyrene (beadboard).  VOLUNTARY.  Mandatory.”

 

The motion was seconded by Councilmember Swanson.

 

Speaking in opposition to passage of the ordinance were:

 

 

Jeff Knorr, Flagstaff builder

 

David Walker, No. Arizona Builders’ Association

 

Tom Broderick, resident, spoke in favor of adopting the ordinance.

 

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

 

The motion to read passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

 

Ordinance No. 2009-06

 

 

 

An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, amending Flagstaff City Code, Title 4, Building Regulations, by adopting the “2009 Amendments to the City Code, Title 4, Building Regulations” by reference.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-06, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

B.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-19:  An ordinance amending Title 3, “Business” of the Flagstaff City Code by adding a new Chapter 10, entitled “User Fees”, to provide for planning fees, engineering fees, fire fees, police fees, recreation fees, city clerk fees, cemetery fees, and tax licensing and revenue fees.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Move to read Ordinance No. 2009-19 for the first time by title only.

 

 

(2)

Move to consider the final reading of Ordinance No. 2009-22 by title only.

 

 

(3)

Move to Read Ordinance No. 2009-19 for the final time by title only.

 

 

(4)

Adopt Ordinance No. 2009-19.

 

Councilmember Brewster moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-19 for the first time by title only, seconded by Vice Mayor White.

 

Joe Galli, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce and Association of Realtors, voiced his concern that raising fees will negatively impact the cost of living.

 

Stephen Knutson, resident, expressed his disappointment in the process.

 

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

 

Title was read as follows:

 

 

 

Ordinance No. 2009-19

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Title 3, “Business” of the Flagstaff City Code by adding a new Chapter 10, entitled “User Fees”, to provide for planning fees, engineering fees, fire fees, police fees, recreation fees, city clerk fees, cemetery fees, and tax licensing and revenue fees.

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to consider the final reading of Ordinance No. 2009-19 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.

 

The motion did not receive a unanimous vote as required by the City Chapter with Mayor Presler, Vice Mayor White and Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Overton and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember Haughey opposed.

 

Later in the meeting, Mayor Presler returned to Item 7B concerning user fees and requested that the item not return for a second reading until August 18, 2009 so that she could attend. 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to bring consideration of a second reading of Ordinance No. 2009-19 back on the August 18, 2009 Council agenda.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Swanson and passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2009-37:  A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, declaring as a public record that certain document filed with the City Clerk and entitled “2009 Legal Descriptions of Real Properties to be Acquired for Flood Control and Redevelopment within the Rio de Flag Control Project and the Flagstaff Redevelopment Area.”

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-37 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-37.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to read Resolution No. 2009-37 by title only, seconded by Vice Mayor White.  The vote was unanimous in favor and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2009-37

 

 

 

A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, declaring as a public record that certain document filed with the City Clerk and entitled “2009 Legal Descriptions of Real Properties to be Acquired for Flood Control and Redevelopment within the Rio de Flag Control Project and the Flagstaff Redevelopment Area.”

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to adopt Resolution No. 2009-37.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

D.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-22:  An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 1983, authorizing the acquisition of real property for flood control and redevelopment within the Rio de Flag Flood Control project and the Flagstaff redevelopment area, adding additional parcels needed for said project as set forth in the “2009 Legal Descriptions of Real Property to be Acquired for Flood Control and Redevelopment within the Rio de Flag Flood Control Project and the Flagstaff Redevelopment Area” previously declared to be a public record.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-22 for the first time by title only.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-22 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.

 

Councilmember Overton asked staff to alert all surrounding landowners and residents about the project and its impact on their properties or businesses and to address all timeline issues.

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

 

Ordinance No. 2009-22

 

 

An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 1983, authorizing the acquisition of real property for flood control and redevelopment within the Rio de Flag Flood Control project and the Flagstaff redevelopment area, adding additional parcels needed for said project as set forth in the “2009 Legal Descriptions of Real Property to be Acquired for Flood Control and Redevelopment within the Rio de Flag Flood Control Project and the Flagstaff Redevelopment Area” previously declared to be a public record.

 

 

E.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2009-38:  A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, establishing a 2010 Bond Advisory Task Force.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-38 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-38.

 

Vice Mayor White moved to read Resolution No. 2009-38 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.

 

The Council agreed that November of 2010 is the appropriate time for a bond election, and that a 15-member task force is desirable to address the educational component to make sure the community is well informed.

 

Councilmembers were supportative of concentrating on four major projects:  (1) municipal court facility; (2) public works maintenance facility; (3) community lap pool; and (4) Lone Tree overpass, north piece.

 

Councilmember Brewster asked to see cost comparisons between a 25-meter and 50-meter lap pool.

 

Stephen Knutson, resident, was opposed to a bond election.

 

The motion to read Resolution No. 2009-38 passed on unanimous vote, noting instructions to create a 15-member task force.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2009-38

 

 

 

A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, establishing a 2010 Bond Advisory Task Force.

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to adopt Resolution No. 2009-38.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Overton and passed on unanimous vote.

 

8.       COUNCIL DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration of Council Discussion:  Co-sponsorship of League Resolutions.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss and provide direction.

 

After brief discussion, the Council determined that it will co-sponsor a League Resolution with Sedona regarding the purchase of State Trust Lands.

 

B.

Consideration of Council Discussion:  Greater Arizona Mayors.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss and provide direction.

 

Mayor Presler is participating in a newly formed association known as the Greater Arizona Mayors.  Each member community will be passing a resolution to formalize the group, which will meet on a quarterly basis to discuss common water and transportation issues.

 

9.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

None.

 

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

 

Councilmember Evans would like to see the grant managers from the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County, Northern Arizona University, and the Coconino Community College meet on a monthly basis to discuss who is applying for which Federal grants, to look for partnering opportunities, and to foster collaborative efforts.  She asked that the City be responsible for getting the meetings off the ground.

 

Mayor Presler announced that the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County are working to establish a joint domestic violence fatality review team to examine incidents of domestic violence-related fatalities in order to understand better the dynamics of these fatalities.

 

 

Requests for Future Agenda Items

 

City Manager Burke received consensus from the Council to hold the annual City Fest and upcoming Town Hall together on September 22, 2009.

 

The Council will not need a pre-review of the Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Council agenda prior the meeting. 

 

Due to the upcoming City election, City Manager Burke reminded all in attendance about the existing campaign policies and guidelines.

 

11.    ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 10:04 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 July 28, 2009.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 2nd day of September, 2009.

 

 

 

 

                                                                           

CITY CLERK