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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

 

November 15, 2005

6:00 p.m.

 

A Meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on November 15, 2005 convening at 6:16 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

 

Vice-Mayor White asked those present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

2.      INVOCATION

 

Vice-Mayor White 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.       MINUTES

 

A.

Consideration of Minutes: Regular Council Meeting of November 1, 2005.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the Minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

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

 

5.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

The following citizens requested that the City Council pass an ordinance protecting nursing mothers’ rights to breastfeed in public:

 

 

Ruth Rosen, Flagstaff

 

Sienna St. John, Flagstaff

 

Gretchen Keys, Flagstaff

 

Laura Colvin, Flagstaff

 

Lauren Van Ness, Flagstaff

 

Shannon Green, Flagstaff

 

Steve Schoner purchased the Clyde Tombaugh house recently, and is concerned about the lack of drainage on a nearby construction site, and possible flood damage to his historic home.

 

6.       CONSENT – GENERAL

 

A.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Richard Wolfe, “Old World Pizza”, 119 West Phoenix Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona, New License, Series 12 Restaurant License.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to approve the Consent General Calendar.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Silva and passed on unanimous vote.

 

7.      CONSENT – CONTRACTUAL

 

A.

Consideration of Annual Bid:  Black cinders.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the bid from Glory Enterprises, LLC at the price of $4.35 per ton plus applicable sales tax.

 

B.

Consideration of Bid:  15 hazardous material entry suits for the Fire Department.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the bid from Lee Bays Supply at $1,054.50 per suit, plus sales tax and freight.

 

C.

Consideration of Annual Proposal:  Well and pump maintenance.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Award the proposal with Weber Group, LLC at the prices listed on the staff summary attachment.

 

D.

Consideration of Service Agreement:  Reclaimed water service.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the agreement with SCA Tissue North America, LLC at 75% of the current potable rate for a period not to exceed five years, or until the cost of the reclaimed water conversion is recovered by the City of Flagstaff.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the Consent Contractual Calendar, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

8.      BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

A.

Consideration of Appointments:  Airport Commission.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and make the three appointments at the Council meeting as follows:  One appointment to a term expiring October, 2008, one appointment to a partial term expiring October, 2006, and adjust the term of one of the commissioners currently expiring October, 2007 to expire October, 2008.

 

Councilmember Silva moved to appoint Victoria Jedicke to a term expiring October, 2008, Gerry Evans to a partial term expiring October, 2006, and to realign the term of Tanya Watson to expire October, 2008.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Cooper and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Appointments:  Disability Awareness Commission.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and make one appointment at the Council meeting to a partial term expiring March, 2008.

 

Vice-Mayor White moved to appoint Susanne Davis to a partial term expiring March, 2008, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of Appointments:  Water Commission.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and make the two appointments at the Council meeting to terms expiring December, 2008.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to appoint Ken Jacobs to a term expiring December, 2008, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

D.

Consideration of Appointments:  Youth Commission.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and make the two appointments at the Council meeting to terms expiring June, 2006.

 

Councilmember Kelty moved to appoint Kohlton Gray to a term expiring June, 2006.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

E.

Consideration of Appointments:  Reassignment of Councilmember Representative to the Airport Commission.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and make the reassignment at the Council meeting.

 

Vice-Mayor White moved to appoint Councilmember Haughey as the representative to the Airport Commission.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Babbott and passed on unanimous vote.

 

F.

Consideration of Approval of Draft Report:  Volume 1, “Programming, Site Selection and Evaluations” for the Aquatic/Multigenerational Center.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

The Parks and Recreation Commission recommends approval of the Draft Report.

 

 

 

and

 

 

 

 

(2)

Direct staff to move forward with the recommendations outlined in the staff summary.

 

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

 

Councilmember Kelty moved to amend the motion to specify the Fourth Street site as the recommended location.  Vice-Mayor White seconded the motion.

 

Councilmember Kelty further amended the motion to state that the site will be provided to the project, as opposed to purchased by bond money.  The motion was seconded by Vice-Mayor White.

 

Councilmembers in favor of the Forest Avenue site gave the following reasons:

 

 

·      

The consultant and Parks and Recreation Commission prefer this site.

 

·      

It is the more visually pleasing of the final two sites.

 

·      

The proximity of the railroad to the Fourth Street site is an issue.

 

·      

Safe pedestrian crossing at Route 66 to access the Fourth Street site is a concern.

 

Councilmembers in favor of the Fourth Street site gave the following reasons:

 

 

·      

There may be engineering constraints on the Forest Avenue site due to evidence of past flooding in the area.

 

·      

Increased traffic would be an issue at the Forest Avenue site.

 

·      

The Fourth Street site is more central to the City’s current and future population.

 

·      

Bus routes will be easily accessible at the Fourth Street site.

 

The amendment passed on unanimous vote.

 

The motion to approve the recommended action passed on unanimous vote.

 

9.       PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

(No items were submitted.)

 

10.     ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

A.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2005-22:  An ordinance amending Title 6, Police Regulations, Chapter 6-01, General Offenses, Section 6-01-001-0006, Obscene Conduct.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2005-22 for the first time by title only.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2005-22 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Babbott.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2005-22

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Title 6, Police Regulations, Chapter 6-01, General Offenses, Section 6-01-001-0006, Obscene Conduct.

 

 

B.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2005-25:  An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of real property for water development and other municipal uses, and declaring an emergency.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2005-25 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2005-25.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2005-25 for the final time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.

 

During Council discussion, the following issues were raised:

 

 

·      

This is not the right purchase at the right time.

 

·      

Since the last Council meeting, the Bureau of Reclamation water study has been received.

 

·      

There was clear direction from the voters to support future water acquisitions.

 

·      

The emergency clause should be removed to safeguard the public process regarding the right to file a referendum.

 

Edward Milazzo, Rural 8C, 61 Box 35, Winslow, stated concerns that pumping at Red Gap Ranch will cause his and his neighbors’ wells will go dry.

 

The motion to read passed on majority roll call vote as follows:

 

Mayor Donaldson

Aye

Vice-Mayor White

Aye

Councilmember Babbott

Nay

Councilmember Cooper

Aye

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

Councilmember Kelty

Nay

Councilmember Silva

Aye

 

Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2005-25

 

 

 

An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of real property for water development and other municipal uses, and declaring an emergency.

 

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2005-25, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on majority roll call vote as follows:

 

Mayor Donaldson

Aye

Vice-Mayor White

Aye

Councilmember Babbott

Nay

Councilmember Cooper

Aye

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

Councilmember Kelty

Nay

Councilmember Silva

Aye

 

C.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2005-117:  A resolution adopting a board and commission members’ handbook.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2005-117 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2005-117.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Resolution No. 2005-117 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Silva.

 

Margie Brown, City Clerk, gave a brief presentation highlighting each change made to the handbook and resolution as requested by Council the previous evening.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to accept the proposed changes to the handbook and to amend the resolution to add a third whereas clause as follows:

 

 

Whereas, those who serve on Flagstaff’s boards and commissions dedicate invaluable time and energy to the Flagstaff community and provide valuable advice to the City Council;

 

 

The motion was seconded by Councilmember Babbott and passed on unanimous vote.

 

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

 

 

Resolution No. 2005-117

 

 

 

A resolution adopting a board and commission members’ handbook.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2005-117, seconded by Councilmember Babbott.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

D.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2005-118:  A resolution establishing a policy for the placing of soldiers’ names on the Wheeler Park Veterans’ Memorial.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2005-118 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2005-118.

 

Councilmember Babbott moved read Resolution No. 2005-118 by title only, and to amend the resolution at Section 1.2.a. as follows:

 

 

The soldier must have attended a Flagstaff city school for a minimum of eight years, or graduated from a Flagstaff city high school or home school, OR the soldier’s primary residency must have been within the City of Flagstaff, as defined by the incorporated area at the time of enlistment or deployment.

 

 

The motion was seconded by Vice-Mayor White and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2005-118

 

 

 

A resolution establishing a policy for the placing of soldiers’ names on the Wheeler Park Veterans’ Memorial.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2005-118.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Silva and passed on unanimous vote.

 

E.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2005-119:  A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, in support of Coconino County entering Phase III of the formation of an intergovernmental transit authority. 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2005-119 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2005-119.

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to read Resolution No. 2005-119 by title only, seconded by Vice-Mayor White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2005-119

 

 

 

A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, in support of Coconino County entering Phase III of the formation of an intergovernmental transit authority.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2005-119, seconded by Councilmember Silva.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

11.     OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.

Consideration of PC SUB 05-007:  Flagstaff Mesa Subdivision, a 14-lot, single-family residential subdivision on a 47-acre site located at 1300 West Lower Coconino Avenue in RR, Rural Residential Zoning District.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Review the photos, site plan and memos and provide direction regarding capital improvements and visual impact mitigation.

 

Vice-Mayor White moved to approve the guidance regarding visual impact mitigation as contained in the staff summary report with reference to visuals and photographs. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Alternative Funding Source Options:  Parks and Recreation capital projects.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Review financing and project element options for the completion of the Thorpe Park improvement project, Aquatic/Multi-Generational Center, and remodel/ renovation of the existing Adult Center; and provide direction on financing options to address the full scope of the three projects.

Vice-Mayor White moved to approve the recommended action, including Option B of the financing alternatives, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

12.    INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TO OR FROM MAYOR, COUNCIL OR CITY MANAGER.

 

Councilmembers were reminded about the three upcoming open houses regarding the proposed stormwater utility fee increases.

 

13.    ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 7:21 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 November 15, 2005.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 7th day of December, 2005.

 

                                                                           

CITY CLERK