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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

 

June 7, 2011

12:00 p.m.

 

 

A meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on June 7, 2011 convening at 12:01 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

 

 

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:  Park and Recreation 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 August 2012.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Barotz moved to appoint John Fall to a partial term expiring August 1012.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

B.

Consideration of Applicants for Appointments:  Open Spaces 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 an at-large term expiring 2014; one appointment to a natural and cultural sciences term expiring 2014; and, one appointment to a partial real estate term expiring 2013.

 

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to appoint Carrie Cultra to an at-large term expiring 2014 and Jessica Gist to a natural and cultural sciences term expiring 2014.  The motion was seconded by Vice Mayor Barotz and passed unanimously.

 

 

C.

Consideration of Applicants for Appointments:  Airport 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 term expiring June, 2014.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to appoint Roger Brace to a term expiring June, 2014, with second from Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

4.      LIQUOR LICENSE PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

None.

 

 

5.     CONSENT ITEMS

 

 

A.

Consideration and Approval of Sole Source Purchases:  Annual computer hardware and software maintenance.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Authorize payments to the vendors in the amounts per the staff summary attachment in the amount not to exceed $823,819.00 plus applicable sales tax and a 10% contingency.

 

 

B.

Consideration and Approval of Purchase Under the Mohave Education Services Cooperative Contract:  Cinder Lake Hydrologic Study.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve confirming payment not to exceed $225,000.00.

 

 

C.

Consideration of Authorization:  Annual blanket purchase orders exceeding $50,000.00.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Authorize the issuance of blanket purchase orders in the total amount of $1,076,975.00, plus a 10% contingency, to the vendors in the amounts indicated on the staff summary attachment; and

 

 

 

(2)

Approve confirming payment in the total amount of $63,518.00 to Dell Marketing as indicated in the staff summary attachment.

 

 

D.

Consideration and Approval of Bids:  Cardio equipment and service.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the proposal from Marathon Fitness in the amount of $119,940.00, plus applicable tax and freight.

 

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve the recommended action, with second from Councilmember Babbott.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, Vice-Mayor Barotz, Councilmembers Babbott, Brewster, Overton and White voting in favor; and Councilmember Evans voting against.

 

 

E.

Consideration and Approval of Amendment One to Service Agreement:  Shelter services building acquisition.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve Amendment One with Flagstaff Shelter Services, Inc. for a change in use of $124,000.00 in 2009/2010 Community Development Block Grant funds; and

 

 

 

(2)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to approve the recommended action, with second from Councilmember Brewster.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to attach the memorandum from Flagstaff Shelter Services dated June 3, 2011 to the minutes.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

Louise Bircher, Executive Director of Flagstaff Shelter Services, will prepare a memorandum to Council with information on long term projections of operations and maintenance costs of the new facility.

 

 

The underlying motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

F.

Consideration and Approval of Construction Manager at Risk Contract:  Izabel Homes phase II project.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve the Construction Manager at Risk Contract with Loven Contracting, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $536,817.69,

 

 

 

(2)

Approve change order authority in the amount of $26,840.00 (5%) to cover potential costs associated with unanticipated or additional items of work; and

 

 

 

(3)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to approve the recommended action, with second from Councilmember Brewster.

 

 

Kevin Burke, City Manager, and Randy Whitaker, Senior Project Manager, participated in the discussion.

 

 

The bond and insurance is specific to the project.  It is not a statutory requirement to reimburse the contractor for these costs; it is standard practice to break these out so as to better evaluate the cost for the construction.  Without the detail, the costs are hidden in the work.

 

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

G.

Consideration and Approval of Construction Manager at Risk Contract:  Izabel Street improvements.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve the Construction Manager at Risk Contract with C and E Paving and Grading, LLC in an amount not to exceed $496,164.00 with a contract period of 90 days,

 

 

 

(2)

Approve change order authority in the amount of $24,808.20 (5%) to cover potential costs associated with unanticipated or additional items of work, and

 

 

 

(3)

Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

 

 

H.

Consideration and Approval of Participating Agreement:  Schultz Fire emergency berm construction and reinforcement.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the Participating Agreement with the USDA, Forest Service and Coconino National Forest for grant funds in the amount of $158,250.00.

 

 

I.

Consideration and Approval of Memorandum of Understanding:  Youth baseball field at Joel Montalvo Park.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Arizona Diamondback Charities and Summit Builders, Inc. and authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

 

J.

Consideration and Approval of Joint Project Agreement:  Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization funding and transportation planning.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the Joint Project Agreement with the State of Arizona.

 

 

K.

Consideration and Approval of Settlement of Claim:  Pete v. City of Flagstaff.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the settlement agreement in the amount of $500,000.00.

 

 

L.

Consideration and Approval of Lease Agreement:  A portion of City owned property at the intersection of Historic Route 66 and Highway 89.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the lease agreement with the Flagstaff Auto Park Owner’s Association in the amount of $500.00 per year.

 

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of Items 5D, 5E, and 5F.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed unanimously.

 

 

6.     ROUTINE ITEMS

 

 

A.

Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2011-22:  A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff supporting the preservation of Picture Canyon located in Arizona State Trust Land Section 4.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2011-22 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2011-22.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to read Resolution No. 2011-22 by title only, with second from Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed unanimously and title was read as follows:

 

 

 

Resolution No. 2011-22

 

 

 

 

A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff supporting the preservation of Picture Canyon located in Arizona State Trust Land Section 4.

 

 

 

Councilmember White moved to adopt Resolution No. 2011-22, with second from Councilmember Brewster.

 

 

MacKenzie Jones, Sustainability Specialist, participated in the discussion.

 

 

The entire acreage is 580 acres.  An assessment is under way to determine the feasibility of various conceptions to preserve the Picture Canyon.  The Open Spaces Commission wants to look at all possibilities of preservation, from preserving this parcel to the entire canyon.  They are aware this will impact the Open Spaces’ budget.

 

 

Council would like to see the analysis when it is completed.

 

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

B.

Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2011-23:  A resolution of the Flagstaff City Council granting a public utility easement across that City owned property generally located in the vicinity of Northern Arizona University’s McConnell Hall.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2011-23 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2011-23.

 

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to read Resolution No. 2011-23 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed unanimously.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

 

Resolution No. 2011-23

 

 

 

 

A resolution of the Flagstaff City Council granting a public utility easement across that City owned property generally located in the vicinity of Northern Arizona University’s McConnell Hall.

 

 

 

Councilmember White moved to adopt Resolution No. 2011-23, with second from Councilmember Brewster.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

C.

Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2011-24:  A resolution of the Flagstaff City Council vacating and abandoning an easement for road, water and sewer transmission lines generally located in the vicinity of Northern Arizona University’s McConnell Hall.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2011-24 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2011-24.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to read Resolution No. 2011-24 by title only, with second from Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

 

Resolution No. 2011-24

 

 

 

 

A resolution of the Flagstaff City Council vacating and abandoning an easement for road, water and sewer transmission lines generally located in the vicinity of Northern Arizona University’s McConnell Hall.

 

 

 

Councilmember Brewster moved to adopt Resolution No. 2011-24.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed unanimously.

 

 

The meeting was recessed at 12:26 p.m.

 

 

7.     RECESS

 

 

5:30 P.M. MEETING

 

 

RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING

 

The meeting reconvened at 5:40 p.m. and Mayor Presler called the meeting back to order.

 

 

8.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, INVOCATION, AND VISION STATEMENT

 

Mayor Presler 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 September 7, 2010 and April 19, 2011.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve the recommended action, with second from Councilmember Brewster.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

11.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCLAMATIONS, AND RECOGNITION OF OUTGOING

 

 

BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS

 

 

 

a.

Presentation of Proclamation:  Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

 

 

Frances Riemer, Diversity Awareness Commission, talked about upcoming activities planned for Pride Month.

 

 

Mayor Presler read the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride proclamation and presented it to Ms. Riemer.

 

 

Speaking in favor of the proclamation were:

 

 

 

Cathryn Jim

 

 

Gordon Watkins

 

 

 

b.

Presentation of Proclamation:  Sherrie Collins Day.

 

 

Kimberly Ott, Management Assistant, introduced Sherrie Collins, who is leaving the community.

 

 

Mayor Presler read and presented the proclamation in Sherrie’s honor.

 

 

 

c.

Announcement of Reappointment to Flagstaff Housing Authority:  Jessa Mack.

 

Mayor Presler announced that she has reappointed Jessa Mack to serve a second term on the Flagstaff Housing Authority.

 

 

 

d.

Open call to the Public.

 

 

Jeff Oravits voiced his opposition to Item 5D.

 

 

Steve Caulkins spoke about money he believes is owed to him by the Housing Authority and about his disagreement with Housing Authority policies and procedures.

 

 

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

 

 

13.    PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

 

A.

Consideration and Action on Public Hearing:  Proposed Fiscal Year 2011-2012 budget.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

 

 

Councilmember Overton moved to open the public hearing, with second from Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

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

 

 

B.

Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2011-25:  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 2011-2012; 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 2011-25 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2011-25.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to read Resolution 2011-25 by title only, with second from Councilmember Evans.  The motion passed unanimously and title was read as follows:

 

 

 

Resolution No. 2011-25

 

 

 

 

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 2011-2012; 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 White moved to adopt Resolution No. 2011-25.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Brewster and passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

14.    REGULAR AGENDA

 

 

A.

Consideration and Action on Stipulation:  Drilling of wells and pumping of underground water at Red Gap Ranch.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the Stipulation between the Navajo Nation and the City of Flagstaff.

 

 

Mayor Presler moved to approve the recommended action.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Babbott.

 

 

 

Mayor Presler moved to convene into executive session, with second from Councilmember Brewster.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

Mayor Presler reconvened the meeting.

 

 

Brad Hill, Water Resources Manager, and Lee Storey, Ballard Spahr, participated in the discussion.   The stipulation between the City and Navajo Nation is a culmination of 20 years of discussions and negotiations.

 

 

Red Gap Ranch was purchased by the City six years ago pursuant to voter approval.  The Arizona Department of Water Resources has determined that 16,500 acre feet of water per year over 100 years can be continuously pumped without negligible water decline.  There are three pieces to municipal water supply:  (1) infrastructure, (2) legal water rights, and (3) a water resource component.  This stipulation solves two of the three.  The Navajo Nation and the City have come together to add another 8,000 acre feet to the City’s water supply which gives the City sufficient growth to the end of the century.  The stipulation allows the City to drill wells and pump without objection, to replace wells, and to add additional water resources as needed; to provide for cooperation between the Navajo Nation and City on potential environmental impacts from pumping by both parties to establish that the Navajo Nation will not object to the pipeline if it is along the right-of-way of the I-40 corridor; and to set up groundwater protection zones that benefit the Navajo Nation and other protection zones.

 

 

The groundwater protection zones are divided into three categories.  Area 1 is two miles south of the Navajo Nation border and has a limitation on groundwater pumping over 35 gallons per minute.  Area 2 encompasses the majority of City land and allows pumping of 8,000 acre feet per year.  Area 3 allows the City to achieve an additional 7,500 acre feet per year.  The stipulation meets the goals of regional cooperation and collaboration and satisfies two significant pieces of Flagstaff’s future water supply.

 

 

There are three changes to the stipulation which do not affect the substance of the agreement.  There is a conforming change in the definition of Protection Area 1, which corresponds to the buffer south of the Navajo Nation.  It modifies certain sections to be two miles as opposed to two sections. There are ongoing discussions for a more comprehensive settlement agreement involving all the major parties in Arizona, including the Navajo Nation, and the Hopi Tribe.  The City and Navajo Nation intend for the Stipulation to become an exhibit to that agreement.  Specifically, Section E11 addresses third-party beneficiaries who might become parties to a comprehensive settlement, and Section E16 states that the Stipulation would be an exhibit to the comprehensive settlement.

 

 

Berta Benally spoke against the agreement.

 

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

B.

Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2011-08:  An ordinance of the Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, approving the form and authorizing the execution and delivery of a loan agreement with the water infrastructure finance authority of Arizona for the Red Gap Ranch well drilling project; delegating the determination of certain matters relating thereto to the management services director of the City; providing for the transfer of certain moneys and making certain covenants and agreements with respect thereto; authorizing the levy of an ad valorem property tax sufficient to pay principal and related interest thereon; authorizing the taking of all other actions necessary to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by such loan agreement and this ordinance and declaring an emergency.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Move to read Ordinance No. 2011-08 for the first time by title only.

 

 

 

(2)

Move to consider the reading of Ordinance No. 2011-08 for the final time by title only (requires unanimous affirmative vote).

 

 

 

(3)

Upon the unanimous vote above, move to read Ordinance No. 2011-08 for the final time by title only.

 

 

 

(4)

Adopt Ordinance No. 2011-08 (requires six affirmative votes).

 

 

Councilmember White moved to read Ordinance No. 2011-08 for the first time by title only, with second from Councilmember Overton.

 

 

Barbara Goodrich, Management Services Director, participated in the discussion.

 

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to amend the ordinance as written to add, “authorizing the levy of an ad valorem property tax sufficient to pay principal and related interest thereon;” after the phrase, “providing for the transfer of certain moneys and making certain covenants and agreements with respect thereto;”, with second from Councilmember Brewster.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Ordinance No. 2011-08

 

 

 

 

An ordinance of the Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, approving the form and authorizing the execution and delivery of a loan agreement for the construction of the Red Gap shallow wells project with the water infrastructure finance authority of Arizona; delegating the determination of certain matters relating thereto to the Management Services Director of the City; providing for the transfer of certain moneys and making certain covenants and agreements with respect thereto; authorizing the levy of an ad valorem property tax sufficient to pay principal and related interest thereon; authorizing the taking of all other actions necessary to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by such loan agreement and this ordinance and declaring an emergency.

 

 

 

Councilmember Brewster moved to consider the reading of Ordinance No. 2011-08 for the final time by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed unanimously.

 

 

Following the unanimous vote above, Councilmember Babbott moved to read Ordinance No. 2011-08 for the final time by title only, with second from Councilmember Brewster.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

Following the reading of Ordinance No. 2011-08, for the final time by title only, Councilmember White moved to adopt.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Evans and passed on unanimous vote.  Mayor Presler signed the stipulation with the support of the Council.

 

 

C.

Consideration and Approval of Amendments to the Draft Zoning Code:  Divisions 10-50.10 through 10-50.120 of Chapter 10-50, Supplemental to Zones.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.10, Purpose, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(2)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.20, Architectural Design Standards, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(3)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.30, Building Height, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(4)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.40, Encroachments, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(5)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.50, Fences and Screening, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(6)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.60, Landscaping, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(7)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.70, Outdoor Lighting, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(8)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.80, Parking, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(9)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.90, Resource Protection Standards, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(10)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.100, Signs, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(11)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.110, Specific to Building Types, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

 

(12)

Approve the amendments to Division 10-50.120, Specific to Private Frontages, as listed in the staff summary attachments.

 

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve the recommended action with the exception of item (10).  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White.

 

 

David Monihan opposed the use of gray water as landscape irrigation, and urged the implementation of Arizona Department of Environment Quality standards for gray water use.

 

 

Roger Eastman, Zoning Code Administrator, participated in the discussion.  There are county and city plumbing codes in existence that address gray water use; those code requirements must be satisfied before gray water can be used.

 

 

Marilyn Weissman, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future, spoke against item (9), resource protection.

 

 

The motion passed on majority vote.  Voting in favor were Vice-Mayor Barotz, Councilmembers Babbott, Brewster, Evans, Overton, and White.  Voting against was Mayor Presler.

 

 

Councilmember Overton moved to approve item (10), with second from Councilmember White.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Presler, Councilmembers Babbott, Brewster, Evans, and Overton voting in favor and Vice-Mayor Barotz and Councilmember White voting against.

 

 

15.    DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

 

A.

Consideration/Discussion:  Attendance at August/September League of Arizona Cities and Towns annual conference.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

None.

 

 

The League Conference will be August 30 through September 7, 2011 and there was concern that the August 30 meeting may have to be cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

 

 

Vice Mayor Barotz, Councilmembers Brewster, Evans, Overton and White indicated that they will be present.

 

 

B.

Consideration/Discussion:  Council representation at Washington, D.C., water hearings.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

None.

 

 

Senator Kyl’s introduction of the water legislation will be presented at the hearing.  If travel is required, Mayor Presler and Councilmember Babbott will attend the hearing.  Councilmember Overton is the alternate should one of them be unable to attend.

 

 

Staff will follow-up with Senator Kyle’s office to obtain more specifics and determine if Council and staff should be present at the hearings.

 

 

There was no objection to staff representation at the meeting.  Funding sources for this travel will need to be identified.

 

 

C.

Consideration/Discussion of Revisions to the State Voter Districts.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss and recommend a preferred redistricting concept and authorize the City Manager to present the recommended scenario to the Independent Redistricting Commission.

 

 

This item was pulled from the agenda and delayed to the June 14 work session.

 

 

16.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

 

Andy Fernandez voiced concerns regarding water issues, expenditures authorized at past meetings, noon council meetings, candidates issues, and fire issues.

 

 

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

 

 

FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

Recent and upcoming Council activities included the Coconino High School scholarship assembly and outstanding male and female student proclamation presentations, ceremony renaming the Thorpe Park Community Center to Joe C. Montoya Senior Center, GED graduation ceremony, annual land use law seminar in Phoenix, proclamation for Freemasonry day, Sunrise Flagstaff Lions officer installation, Marshall School Parent/Teacher Annual Dodgeball tournament, First Friday Art Walk, Hullabaloo, Valley Leadership Event in Maricopa County, Flynn and Brown Foundation programs, and Ground Zero visit in New York City,

 

 

Council agreed to have a discussion about the future of the Budget Task Force.

 

 

Staff will follow-up on the issues raised earlier in the meeting regarding the Housing Authority and will report its findings to Council.

 

18.     ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 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 June 7, 2011.  I further certifty that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 23rd day of August, 2011.

 

 

 

 

CITY CLERK