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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

 

December 15, 2009

5:30 p.m.

 

 

A meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on December 15, 2009 convening at 5:37 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:  Council meeting of November 17, 2009, and Special Floodplain Board Meeting of November 3, 2009.

 

 

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

 

 

4.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

 

Stephanie Boardman and Palmer Williams, Sunshine Rescue Mission, informed the Council about the current renovations taking place at the homeless shelter.

 

 

5.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

A.

Consideration of Proposals:  Residential energy efficiency retrofits.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Reject all proposals and authorize staff to re-bid the project.

 

 

B.

Consideration of Service Agreement:  Rehabilitation of a single-family home located at 301 S. O’Leary Street for transitional housing.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the service agreement with Catholic Charities for Community Development Block Grant Funds in the amount of $28,000.00.

 

 

C.

Consideration of Service Agreement:  Administration of the Izabel Homes Homebuyer Assistance Program.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the service agreement with BOTHANDS, Inc. in the amount of $37,284.00.

 

 

D.

Consideration of Consulting Contract:  Water resources sustainability study.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the contract with AMEC Geomatrix, Inc. for geohydrologic and engineering services in the amount of $299,053.00.

 

 

E.

Consideration of Intergovernmental Agreement:  State Gang Task Force.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the intergovernmental agreement with the State of Arizona, Department of Public Safety for reimbursement to the City in an amount not to exceed $115,520.00.

 

 

F.

Consideration of Intergovernmental Agreement:  Election services for the March 9, 2010 primary election and the May 18, 2010 general election.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the intergovernmental agreement with the Coconino County Recorder’s Office at a cost of $1.50 per registered voter, plus actual costs incurred for outreach and other administrative services.

 

 

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

 

 

Returning to Item 5F, Council noted a handout with corrected cost information as follows:  The City will pay $ 1.00 per registered voter for the Primary Election and $2.00 per registered voter for the General Election.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the recommended action for Item 5F with the corrected cost information.  The motion was seconded by Vice Mayor White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

6.      PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

 

A.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Danny Rich, “Alpine Pizza”, 7 North Leroux St., Series 07, 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 on the testimony received at the public hearing and/or other factors.

 

 

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

 

 

Sgt. Ryan Coons, Flagstaff Police Department, conducted the background investigation on the applicant, Danny Rich.  Sgt. Coons reported that Mr. Rich has had various contacts with the Flagstaff Police Department over the past several years, including a number of arrests, and has not completed his State required liquor license training. Sgt. Coons recommended forwarding the application to the State with no recommendation.

 

 

When called upon, the applicant was not present to respond to the Council’s questions.

 

 

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

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to forward the application to the State with no recommendation, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.

 

 

Councilmember Overton moved to table the item to the January 5, 2010 Council Meeting in order to hear from the applicant regarding his past violations, and to learn the status of the applicant’s liquor license training.  The motion was seconded by Vice Mayor White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

7.      REGULAR AGENDA

 

 

A.

Consideration of Applicants for Appointments:  Disability Awareness 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 partial term expiring March, 2010.

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to appoint Penelope Cook to a partial term expiring March, 2010, seconded by Councilmember Overton.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

 

B.

Consideration of Ordinance 2009-41:  An ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff authorizing the acquisition of neighborhood open space and those urban trail easements necessary for the extension of the Flagstaff Urban Trails system.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-41 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2009-41.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-41 for the final time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

 

Ordinance 2009-41

 

 

 

 

An ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff authorizing the acquisition of neighborhood open space and those urban trail easements necessary for the extension of the Flagstaff Urban Trails system.

 

 

 

Vice Mayor White moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-41.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

Councilmember Swanson moved to reconsider Item 7B, seconded by Councilmember Overton.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

Councilmember Swanson moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-41 and to remove the “will grade” parcel from the list of open space parcels under consideration.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Overton and passed on majority roll-call vote as follows:

 

 

 

Mayor Presler

Nay

 

 

Vice Mayor White

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Brewster

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Evans

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Overton

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Swanson

Aye

 

 

C.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2009-55:  A resolution approving the Third Amended and Restated Development Agreement between the City of Flagstaff and Butler and Lone Tree, L.L.C.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2009-55 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2009-55.

 

 

WITHDRAWN

 

 

D.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2009-31:  An ordinance authorizing the dedication and conveyance in fee of right of way to the State of Arizona for a portion of Route 66.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2009-31 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2009-31.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2009-31 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. 2009-31

 

 

 

 

An ordinance authorizing the dedication and conveyance in fee of right of way to the State of Arizona for a portion of Route 66.

 

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2009-31, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

 

8.       COUNCIL DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

 

A.

Consideration of Council Discussion:  Rural Transportation Advocacy Council.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss and provide direction, if any.

 

 

The Council agreed to direct the City Manager to appoint a staff representative to attend the Rural Transportation Advocacy Council meetings in person, or by phone, when the Mayor is not available to attend.

 

 

B.

Consideration of Council Discussion:  Snow Removal Policy.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss and provide direction, if any.

 

 

The following individuals expressed their concern, frustration, or dissatisfaction with the plowing of residential streets during and after the December 7 – 8, 2009 snow storm. 

 

 

 

John Friend, resident

 

 

Shawn Browning, resident

 

 

Rebecca Snow, resident

 

 

Anna Flores, resident

 

 

During discussion, the Council agreed that the City’s winter parking ordinance needs better enforcement and that more effective community outreach and education is needed.  The Council was not in support of Mayor Presler’s suggestion to hold a community town hall to discuss the City’s snow removal policy.

 

 

9.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

 

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

 

 

11.    ADJOURNMENT

 

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 8:54 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 December 15, 2009.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 5th day of January, 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                          

CITY CLERK