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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

May 25, 2010

5:30 p.m.

 

A special meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on May 25, 2010 convening at 5:30 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, excused

Councilmember Brewster

Councilmember Evans

Councilmember Haughey

Councilmember Overton

Councilmember Swanson

 

 

Also present were:

 

City Manager, Kevin Burke

City Attorney, Patricia Boomsma

 

3.

Public Participation, Proclamations, and Recognition of Outgoing Board and Commission Members

 

Councilmember Haughey recognized Joan Astorga for her work on the Library Board.

 

4.

Consideration of Public Hearing:  Proposed Fiscal Year 2010/2011 Budget.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

 

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

 

Rick Tadder, Budget Director, presented add-backs to the budget, as requested by Council, in April 2010.  Additions included in the budget proposal are (1) restoring six positions on a one year basis, (2) restoring Eco-passes for employees, (3) providing additional recreation /scholarships, (4) restoring Heritage Square maintenance and downtown street sweeping, (5) adding an intern for neighborhood registrations, (6) add-back to council travel, (7) restoring Flagstaff Cultural Partners grant level to 2010 fiscal year levels, and (8) one time arts and science funding for contributions to agencies.

 

The tentative budget has increased due to two factors (1) incorporation of the FHA budget of $6,000,000; and (2) carryovers for Facility Maintenance, Information Technology, Housing grants, Library grants, and Capital Improvement.  The proposed budget is now $182,652,528.

 

John Nowakowski questioned the increase in Sustainability staff when other departments are being cut.

 

Erik Solberg, Public Works Director, stated that reorganization of the department may create the appearance of an increase in staff, but staff has been reduced by one.

 

Councilmember Evans moved to close the public hearing.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

5.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2010-32:  A resolution of the Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona adopting the tentative estimates of the amounts required for the public expense for the City of Flagstaff for the Fiscal Year 2010-2011; adopting a tentative budget; setting forth the receipts and expenditures; the amount proposed to be raised by direct property taxation; giving notice of the time for hearing taxpayers, for adopting of budget and for fixing the tax levies.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

  Read Resolution No. 2010-32 by title only.

  Adopt Resolution No. 2010-32.

 

Councilmember Brewster moved to read Resolution No. 2010-32 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Overton and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2010-32

 

 

 

A resolution of the Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona adopting the tentative estimates of the amounts required for the public expense for the City of Flagstaff for the Fiscal Year 2010-2011; adopting a tentative budget; setting forth the receipts and expenditures; the amount proposed to be raised by direct property taxation; giving notice of the time for hearing taxpayers, for adopting of budget and for fixing the tax levies.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2010-32.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on unanimous vote.

 

6.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2010-34:  A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, establishing a Fiscal Year 2011/2012 Citizens? Budget Task Force.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2010-34 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2010-34.

 

This item was rescheduled to the June 8, 2010 meeting.

 

7.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2010-38:  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 ?2010 Amendments to Flagstaff City Code, Title 7, Chapters 7-01, 7-02, and 7-03, Health and Sanitation, to update system capacity fees, user fees, and service fees?.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2010-38 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2010-38.

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

8.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2010-17:  An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, adopting the ?2010 Amendments to Flagstaff City Code, Title 7, Chapters 7-01, 7-02, and 7-03, Health and Sanitation, to update system capacity fees, user fees, and service fees?.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2010-17 for the first time by title only.

 

 

Randy Pellatz, Utilities Director, informed the Council that there are errors in the rate chart and recommended tabling this item.

 

Council agreed to hear public comment on this item, but to table the vote.

 

Speaking against the rate increase were:

 

 

Jack Holme

 

 

Jack Rathjen

 

 

Michael Guerin

 

 

Council directed staff to follow-up with Michael Guerin regarding his questions and concerns involving the fee increases.

 

Due to the absence of the Vice-Mayor and impending absence of the Mayor, Councilmember Haughey moved to have Councilmember Overton chair the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on majority vote.  Voting in favor were Mayor Presler, Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Haughey and Overton.  Voting against was Councilmember Swanson.

 

Mayor Presler left the meeting at 7:23 p.m.

 

This item was rescheduled to the June 1, 2010 meeting.

 

9.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2010-25:  A resolution rejecting all proposals for the purchase of city owned real property on John Wesley Powell Boulevard for a Traditional Neighborhood Development include workforce housing.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2010-25 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2010-25.

 

This item was taken out of order earlier in the meeting while Mayor Presler was still present.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Resolution No. 2010-25 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster.

 

Bill Ring, Juniper Point, assured the Council that a development agreement could be completed within the 120 day deadline and stated that he is prepared to deliver a draft agreement.

 

The conceptual site plan from current Public Reserve Area to specific plan is consistent with the Juniper Point plan; they know where the streets and cuts will be.  He believes Juniper Point is superior because (1) they will be delivering affordable housing units at a faster rate since they will also be developing the adjacent parcel and allowing building of affordable units in Phase 1; and (2) the Community Land Trust, BOTHANDS, and Habitat for Humanity are partnering on the project.  The Flagstaff Housing Authority may also become a partner.

 

Tom Brewster, AZNorth, identified that it is still his intent to provide 125 minimum affordable vertical units, but he would like an extension.  He also thought the Council should shelve the project for 24 months, then take it out to RFP and get the true value of the land.

 

Mayor Presler moved to recess into executive session.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Overton and passed unanimously.  The Council moved into executive session at 7:09 p.m.

 

The special council meeting resumed at 7:18 p.m.

 

The motion passed on roll call vote as follows:

 

Mayor Presler

Nay

 

Councilmember Brewster

Aye

 

Councilmember Evans

Nay

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

Councilmember Overton

Aye

 

Councilmember Swanson

Aye

 

Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2010-25

 

 

 

A resolution rejecting all proposals for the purchase of city owned real property on John Wesley Powell Boulevard for a Traditional Neighborhood Development include workforce housing.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2010-25.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on majority vote.  Voting yes were Councilmembers Brewster, Haughey, Overton and Swanson.  Voting no were Mayor Presler and Councilmember Evans.

 

10.

ADJOURNMENT OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Special Meeting was adjourned at 9:09 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 May 25, 2011.  I further certifty that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 2nd day of March, 2011.

 

 

 

 

CITY CLERK