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

 

SUMMARIZED MINUTES

COUNCIL MEETING

February 1, 2011

12:00 p.m.

 

A meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on February 1, 2011 convening at 12:02 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.      ROLL CALL

On roll call, the following were present:

 

 

Mayor Presler

Vice Mayor Barotz

Councilmember Babbott

Councilmember Brewster

Councilmember Evans

Councilmember Overton

Councilmember White

 

All present.

 

Also present were:

 

Kevin Burke, City Manager

Rosemary Rosales, City Attorney

 

2.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

None.

 

3.      BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS

 

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 two appointments to term expiring October, 2013.

 

Councilmember White moved to appoint James Sell to a term on the Sustainability Commission expiring October, 2013.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Applicants for Appointments:  Tourism 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 three appointments to hospitality terms expiring January, 2014.

 

Councilmember Evans moved to appoint Brent Schepper, Jeff Theiss, and Scott Thomson to hospitality terms expiring January 2, 2014, seconded by Vice-Mayor Barotz.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

C.

Consideration of Applicants for Appointments:  Diversity 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 two appointments to terms expiring February, 2014.

 

Councilmember White moved to appoint Dexter Albert and Gordon Watkins to terms expiring February, 2014.  After second from Vice-Mayor Barotz, the vote was unanimous in favor.

 

4.      LIQUOR LICENSE PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

None.

 

5.     CONSENT ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration and Possible Action on Bids:  Fourth Street/Route 66 redevelopment site.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Reject all proposals submitted.

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to take the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember White.

 

Barbara Goodrich, Management Services Director, and Patrick Brown, Senior Buyer, explained that the City has until 2020 to pay off the debt incurred for the Fourth Street overpass.  In the meantime, while next steps are analyzed, there is time to wait out the economic forecast until better bids are received.

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration and Possible Action on Bids:  Compact side loader refuse truck for the Solid Waste Section.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the proposal from Vanguard Truck Center in the amount of $163,948.42.

 

Councilmember White moved to accept the recommendation.  The motion was seconded by Vice-Mayor Barotz and passed on unanimous vote.

 

6.     ROUTINE ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration and Possible Adoption of Resolution No. 2011-08:  A resolution approving a development agreement and waiver of claims for diminution in value for land use laws applicable to property located at 4700 East Railhead Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2011-08 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2011-08.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to read Resolution No. 2011-08 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2011-08

 

 

 

A resolution approving a development agreement and waiver of claims for diminution in value for land use laws applicable to property located at 4700 East Railhead Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

 

Upon motion by Councilmember White and second by Councilmember Evans, adoption was approved by unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration and Possible Adoption of Ordinance No. 2011-01:  An ordinance rezoning approximately 14.41 acres of real property located at 4700 East Railhead Avenue from ?UC?, Urban Commercial, and ?M-H-E?, Manufactured Home Park Established, to ?HR?, High Density Residential.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2011-01 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2011-01.

 

Councilmember Brewster moved to read Ordinance No. 2011-01 for the final time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Overton.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2011-01

 

 

 

An ordinance rezoning approximately 14.41 acres of real property located at 4700 East Railhead Avenue from ?UC?, Urban Commercial, and ?M-H-E?, Manufactured Home Park Established, to ?HR?, High Density Residential.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2011-01.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed unanimously.

 

C.

Consideration and Possible Adoption of Resolution No. 2011-05:  A resolution of the City Council adopting the Coconino County multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2010.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2011-05 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2011-05.

 

Councilmember Brewster moved to read Resolution No. 2011-05 by title only, seconded by Councilmember White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2011-05

 

 

 

A resolution of the City Council adopting the Coconino County multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2010.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to adopt, seconded by Councilmember Brewster.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

7.     RECESS

 

The meeting recessed at 12:20 p.m.

 

8.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, INVOCATION, AND VISION STATEMENT

 

Mayor Presler called the meeting to order 5:34 p.m. and asked those present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the reading of the Vision Statement, and the Invocation.

 

9.     ROLL CALL

 

On roll call the following were present:

 

 

Mayor Presler

Vice Mayor Barotz

Councilmember Babbott

Councilmember Brewster

Councilmember Evans

Councilmember Overton

Councilmember White

 

Also present were:

 

 

Kevin Burke, City Manager

Rosemary Rosales, City Attorney

 

10.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

A.

Consideration of Minutes: Regular Council Meetings of May 4, 2010; May 18, 2010;June 1, 2010; and June 15, 2010.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

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

 

11.       PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCLAMATIONS, AND RECOGNITION OF OUTGOING

 

BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS

 

12.       CARRY OVER ITEMS FROM THE 12:00 NOON AGENDA

 

 

13.       PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration and Action on Public Hearing:  Transfer of Cable Television License from NPG Cable, Inc., to Suddenlink.

 

 

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 motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

Rick Comfort, Suddenlink, committed that all current NPG employees will continue their employment in the new company.  Further, he anticipated no changes in rates, service, or product offerings.

 

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

 

B.

Consideration and Action on Public Hearing:  Amendments to the Flagstaff City Code, Chapter 10-08, Signs and Lighting, providing revised standards for ?The Flagstaff Auto Park District Area of Special Designation.?

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to open the public hearing.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed unanimously.

 

Roger Eastman, Zoning Code Administrator, and John Stigmon, Economic Vitality, participated in the discussion.

 

A change is proposed to the Land Development Code to accommodate special signage for Flagstaff?s autopark.  The proposed signage will not be lighted and will have a stone base containing dealer logos in chevrons.  The Beautification and Public Art Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission have reviewed and support the proposed design.  The signs will be made of highly reflective materials and the dealers are confident that their signs will do the job.  Even though the dealerships will be open until 8:00 p.m., the reflective finish will be visible to all directional lanes of travel on Highway 89.  There will also be a lighted lightpole next to the location of the sign.

 

Speaking on behalf of the sign amendment were:

 

Joe Galli, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

 

Hilton Harris

 

Robbie Findlay

 

Lance Siskin

Councilmember Babbott moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember Evans.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

C.

Consideration and Possible Adoption of Resolution No. 2011-04:  A resolution designating the document entitled ?2011 Amendments to the Flagstaff City Code, Chapter 10-08, Signs and Lighting, to provide revised standards for ?The Flagstaff Auto Park District Area of Special Designation?? as a public record.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2011-04 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2011-04.

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to read Resolution No. 2011-04 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Babbott.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2011-04

 

 

 

A resolution designating the document entitled ?2011 Amendments to the Flagstaff City Code, Chapter 10-08, Signs and Lighting, to provide revised standards for ?The Flagstaff Auto Park District Area of Special Designation?? as a public record.

 

 

Councilmember White moved for adoption.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed unanimously.

 

D.

Consideration and Possible Adoption of Ordinance No. 2011-02: An ordinance adopting that certain document entitled ?2011 Amendments to the Flagstaff City Code, Chapter 10-08, Signs and Lighting, to Provide Revised Standards for ?The Flagstaff Autopark District Area of Special Designation?,? and thereby amending Title 10, Land Development Code, of the City Code of the City of Flagstaff by amending Chapter 10-08, Signs and Lighting.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2011-02 for the first time by title only.

 

Councilmember White moved to read Ordinance No. 2011-02 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.

 

Councilmember Overton moved to amend by striking subparagraphs 10-08-001-0005(C)(5)(b)(4) and 10-08-001-0005(C)(6)(b)(4) of the proposed amendments related to illumination of signs.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Babbott and passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, and Councilmembers Babbott, Barotz, Brewster, Evans, and Overton voting in favor, and Vice-Mayor Barotz and Councilmember White voting against.

 

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

 

 

Ordinance No. 2011-02

 

 

 

An ordinance adopting that certain document entitled ?2011 Amendments to the Flagstaff City Code, Chapter 10-08, Signs and Lighting, to Provide Revised Standards for ?The Flagstaff Autopark District Area of Special Designation?,? and thereby amending Title 10, Land Development Code, of the City Code of the City of Flagstaff by amending Chapter 10-08, Signs and Lighting.

 

 

14.       REGULAR AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration and Possible Adoption of Ordinance No. 2010-33:  An ordinance of the City of Flagstaff amending Flagstaff City Code, Title 1, Chapter 14, Personnel System, to adopt revisions of the Flagstaff Employee Handbook of Regulations and provisions regarding the Employee Advisory Committee.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2010-33 for the first time by title only.

 

Councilmember Evans moved to read Ordinance No. 2010-33 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Babbott.

 

John Saltonstall and Todd Dobbs, on behalf of the Employee Advisory Committee read a prepared statement that emphasized the Committee?s representation of all employees and the employee-driven nature of the requested changes to the ordinance.

 

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

 

 

Ordinance No. 2010-33

 

 

 

An ordinance of the City of Flagstaff amending Flagstaff City Code, Title 1, Chapter 14, Personnel System, to adopt revisions of the Flagstaff Employee Handbook of Regulations and provisions regarding the Employee Advisory Committee.

 

 

B.

Consideration and Possible Adoption of Resolution No. 2011-09:  A resolution approving guidelines for special events within the City of Flagstaff.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2011-09 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2011-09.

 

Councilmember White moved to read Resolution No. 2011-09 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Evans.

 

Elizabeth Neumayer, Brian Grube, and Glorice Brehl, Recreation Section, took part in the discussion.  The permit packet has been cut by almost two-thirds without losing necessary content.  In all, twenty-two changes were made to the packet.  The largest differences come from reducing allowable decibel levels from 90 to 88, allowing only one lane of travel to be closed on Birch, rather than both; and electrical plans for larger events to prevent power outages.  As long as events meet the criteria, they are issued a permit.  The Police Department participates in the permitting permit process, handles and documents complaints, and critiques events.

 

Speakers who opposed certain kinds of events Wheeler Park were:

 

George Averbeck

 

Rick Moore

 

Lance Diskin

 

Rose Houk

 

Reasons cited for opposing special events at Wheeler Park were alcohol, lack of toilet facilities, size of the park, and noise.

 

Event organizers opposed to all or a portion of the changes were:

 

Matt Ziegler, Flagstaff Hullabaloo

 

Kathryn Gym, Pride in the Pines

 

Issues of contention for event organizers included lowering decibel levels, requiring east facing stages, and electrical expense.

 

Mayor Presler moved to amend the special events packet to lower the decibel level to 88, seconded by Councilmember Barotz.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, Vice-Mayor Barotz, and Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Overton, and White voting in favor, and Councilmember Babbott voting against.

 

Council discussion disclosed majority support for the following:

 

·      

A sound test/demonstration prior to making a decision

 

·      

Inclusion of financial sanctions for violations

 

·      

Capping the number of events at Wheeler Park

 

·      

Protection for event producers on content

 

·      

Examination of capacity for fenced events.

 

Councilmembers White and Evans withdrew their motion and second respectively.

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to table, seconded  by Councilmember Brewster.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

The City Manager will bring the permit packet back to the City Council when all the items have been addressed as listed above and the matter is ready for formal approval.

 

15.       DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

A.

Council Discussion and Direction:  Game and Fish shooting range near Walnut Canyon*.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

None.

 

Given that Council majority supported a resolution asking that Walnut Canyon be protected from noise from a proposed Game & Fish shooting range nearby, Vice-Mayor Barotz and Councilmember White agreed to co-author a resolution to be presented to the Council for consideration.

 

B.

Debriefing from January Washington, D.C., Lobbying Trip and Pre-Planning for February/March Washington, D.C., Lobbying Trips.

 

Councilmembers reported on the January lobbying trip, believing that it was beneficial.

 

As to the March trip, Mayor Presler indicated her desire to travel back to Washington, D.C., to continue the lobby effort.  At this time, no other Councilmembers expressed interest in traveling on the trip.

 

16.       PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

17.       INFORMATIONAL ITEMS AND REPORTS FROM COUNCIL AND STAFF, REQUESTS

FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

18.     ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 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 February 1, 2011.  I further certifty that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 16th day of February, 2011.

 

 

 

 

CITY CLERK