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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

 

 

March 7, 2005

6:00 p.m.

 

 

A Meeting of the Flagstaff City Council as held on March 7, 2005 convening at 6:32 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 Donaldson.

 

1.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Haughey asked those present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

2.      INVOCATION

 

Councilmember Haughey led a moment of silence.

 

3.      ROLL CALL

 

On roll call, the following were present:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

 

Vice-Mayor White

Councilmember Babbott

Councilmember Cooper

Councilmember Haughey

Councilmember Kelty

Councilmember Silva

 

 

Also present were:

 

 

City Manager, Dave Wilcox

City Attorney, Patricia Boomsma

 

4.      ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS.

 

A.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2005-15:  A resolution approving the development agreement between the City of Flagstaff and Empire Residential Construction, L.P.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2005-15 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2005-15.

 

Vice-Mayor White moved to read Resolution No. 2005-15 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Kelty.

 

Vice-Mayor White moved to amend the motion to include changes to Section 7.2 of the development agreement to read as follows:

 

“The developer shall show on the tentative and final plats and concept plan the proposed location of ten (10) to fifteen (15) affordable dwelling units, which may be located on lands also noted as proposed open space, as illustrated on said plats and concept plan.  The dedication clause on all tentative and finals plats shall reflect that the developer shall dedicate such parcels to a land trust created by the City for affordable housing purposes, provided that the City shall have amended the City Code within two (2) years of the recordation of the first Final Plat to allow incentives to developers to incorporate affordable housing components into subdivisions, which the City and developer shall be able to agree meet the developer’s needs for this project.  If the condition regarding the City Code amendments and agreement by the developer and the City do not occur within said two (2) year period, then the land proposed on said plats for location of affordable dwelling units shall be dedicated for open space in lieu of affordable housing units.”

 

“Units constructed as affordable housing, as well as market rate dwelling units, shall conform to the concept plan and concept building elevations, as may be revised to reflect adjustments specific to any affordable housing components of the project.  Councilmember Kelty seconded the motion to amend.”

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to amend the motion to delete Sections 7.7 and 8.4 of the development agreement, which relate to impact provisions and fees.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Silva.

 

During Council discussion, the following arguments were made in favor of the amendment:

 

 

·         Assessing impact fees will raise the cost of housing in Flagstaff.

 

·         Eighteen months ago a consultant hired by the City reported that impact fees were not necessary, based on the City’s growth and other factors.

 

·         Impact fees are premature for this particular development.

 

·         Homeowners will be the ones ultimately paying, not the developers.

 

The following arguments were made in opposition of the amendment:

 

 

·        The developer should be made to shoulder some of the costs associated with the new infrastructure.

 

·         The provisions help guarantee that Flagstaff will continue to be a good place to live.

 

·         It is a fairer arrangement to have those needing the new services to pay for them, than to have all citizens shoulder the responsibility, raising the cost of living for everyone.

 

Councilmember Haughey’s motion to amend was defeated on majority roll call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

Nay

 

Vice-Mayor White

Nay

 

Councilmember Babbott

Nay

 

Councilmember Cooper

Nay

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

Councilmember Kelty

Nay

 

Councilmember Silva

Aye

 

Vice-Mayor White’s motion to amend passed on majority roll call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

Aye

 

Vice-Mayor White

Aye

 

Councilmember Babbott

Aye

 

Councilmember Cooper

Aye

 

Councilmember Haughey

Nay

 

Councilmember Kelty

Aye

 

Councilmember Silva

Aye

 

Returning to the motion to read Resolution No. 2005-15 by title only, the motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor White, and Councilmembers Babbott, Cooper, Kelty, and Silva voting in favor, and Councilmember Haughey voting against.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2005-15

 

 

 

A resolution approving the development agreement between the City of Flagstaff and Empire Residential Construction, L.P.

 

 

Vice-Mayor White moved to adopt Resolution No. 2005-15, seconded by Councilmember Kelty.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor White, and Councilmembers Babbott, Cooper, Kelty, and Silva voting in favor, and Councilmember Haughey voting against.

 

B.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2005-16:  A resolution amending the Flagstaff Area Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan to change approximately 31 acres of land at 801 East Zuni Drive from High Density Residential designation to Medium Density Residential designation.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2005-16 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2005-16.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to Read Resolution No. 2005-16 by title only, seconded by Vice-Mayor White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2005-16

 

 

 

A resolution amending the Flagstaff Area Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan to change approximately 31 acres of land at 801 East Zuni Drive from High Density Residential designation to Medium Density Residential designation.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2005-16, seconded by Vice-Mayor White.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

C.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2005-05:  An ordinance amending ordinance No. 1976, which conditionally rezoned approximately 40 acres of land at 801 East Zuni Drive from RR, Rural Residential District to MR, Medium Residential District Conditional, by modifying the general conditions of Ordinance No. 1976.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2005-05 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2005-05.

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to read Ordinance No. 2005-05 for the final time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to amend Ordinance No. 2005-05 and insert into Section 9 language that says there will be no prohibition either in the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions recorded against the property, or in any other provision, that prohibits solar devices, political signs per state statue, and outdoor clotheslines.

 

Councilmember Kelty seconded the motion, which passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2005-05

 

 

 

An ordinance amending ordinance No. 1976, which conditionally rezoned approximately 40 acres of land at 801 East Zuni Drive from RR, Rural Residential District to MR, Medium Residential District Conditional, by modifying the general conditions of Ordinance No. 1976.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2005-05, seconded by Councilmember Kelty.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

D.

Consideration of SUB 05-001:  A request for approval of a tentative plat for Pinnacle Pines Unit 1, a 102-unit townhouse subdivision on 22.28 acres located at 801 East Zuni Drive in the MR, Medium Density Residential zoning district.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approving the tentative plat with the conditions outlined in the staff summary attachment, and authorizing the Mayor to sign the final plat and City/Subdivider Agreement when notified by the Development Review Board that all conditions have been met and documents are ready for recording

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Silva.

 

Councilmember Kelty moved to amend the motion to include on the final plat the information contained in the exhibit distributed at the meeting, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

The motion to approve was passed unanimously.

 

5.      ADJOURNMENT OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING.

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Special Meeting was adjourned at 7:47 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 Special Meeting of the Council of the City of Flagstaff held on March 7, 2005.  I further certify that the Special Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 6th day of April, 2005.

 

                                                                         

CITY CLERK