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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

 

March 21, 2006

6:00 p.m.

 

A Meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on March 21, 2006 convening at 6:00 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 Vice-Mayor White.

 

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 - Excused

 

Vice-Mayor White

Councilmember Babbott

Councilmember Cooper

Councilmember Haughey

Councilmember Kelty

Councilmember Silva

 

 

Also present were:

 

 

Acting City Manager, Jeri Dustir

City Attorney, Patricia Boomsma

 

4.       MINUTES

 

A.

Consideration of Minutes: Regular Council Meeting of March 7, 2006.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the Minutes as submitted/corrected.

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

 

5.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

None.

 

6.       CONSENT – GENERAL

 

A.

Consideration of Additional Allocation:  Health and human services.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve additional funding in the amount of $3,500.00 to the United Way for an income tax credit program.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the Consent-General Calendar.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kelty and passed on unanimous vote.

 

7.      CONSENT – CONTRACTUAL

 

A.

Consideration of Annual Bid:  Abandoned vehicle services.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the proposal from Northern Arizona Towing, LLC, at the prices and conditions outlined in the staff summary attachment.

 

B.

Consideration of Bids:  1.496 acres of City property near Cromer School.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the bid from Flagstaff Unified School District in the amount of $48,875.00.

 

C.

Consideration of Bids:  Two compressed air foam systems for the Fire Department.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the bid from Waterous Company in the amount of $51,857.74, including installation.

 

D.

Consideration of Bids:  Forklift and fork extensions for the Fleet Services Division.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the bid from Reliable Forklift Sales in the amount of $22,305.00 for the forklift and $287.00 for fork extensions, plus applicable freight and sales tax.

 

E.

Consideration of Bids:  Hydro vacuum cleaning systems.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the proposal from Arizona Wastewater for two Super Products Camel 200 – 110.8-2006 Hydro Vacuum Cleaning Systems in the amount of $469,534.00, plus applicable freight and taxes.

 

F.

Consideration of Change Order No. 1:  Local limit study for the Utilities Department.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve Change Order No. 1 to Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., for a cost increase of $15,000.00 and a contract time extension of 42 calendar days and authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

G.

Consideration of Intergovernmental Agreement:  Lease of property located at 320 North Aztec.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the intergovernmental agreement with the Flagstaff Unified School District.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the Consent-Contractual Calendar with the exception of Items 7B and 7G.  Councilmember Silva seconded the motion, which passed on unanimous vote.

 

Returning to Item 7B, Councilmember Kelty moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Babbott.

 

Councilmembers expressed the following concerns:

 

 

·     

It is questionable whether this bid is the best option for City stewardship.

 

·     

The School District could benefit by purchasing a larger piece of the parcel than what is presently being requested for a soccer field.

 

·     

If the City purchased the property at 500 West Coconino Avenue from Flagstaff Unified School District, it would alleviate paying rent at this location.

 

Those Councilmembers who supported the bid from Flagstaff Unified School District did so because:

 

 

·     

The school district isn’t interested in purchasing a larger piece of the parcel at this time.

 

·     

Flagstaff Unified School District needs this land in order to build the planned soccer field, for which they have already hired a contractor.

 

·     

The new field will lessen the demand on fields all over town.

 

·     

Rejecting the bid tonight will result in Flagstaff Unified School District not being able to complete the project until next year.

 

The motion to approve the recommended action failed on a split vote with Vice-Mayor White and Councilmembers Haughey and Silva opposed, and Councilmembers Babbott, Cooper and Kelty in favor.  (This item was reconsidered later in the meeting.)

 

Returning to Item 7G, Councilmember Silva moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Kelty.

 

Council provided the following direction:

 

 

·     

Recognizing this is a temporary agreement, staff is to bring the Intergovernmental Agreement back to the Council for further consideration at the end of the one-year term of the agreement.

 

·     

A more comprehensive agreement for joint uses between the City and Flagstaff Unified School District needs to be reached in an expedient manner.

 

·     

If the City needs to terminate the agreement, the school district will be given ample time, say two years, to make other arrangements.

 

·     

Staff is to work with Flagstaff Unified School District and determine if the school district has plans for the New Start facility, and if they do, to present this to the Council by the end of this summer.

 

Councilmembers stressed that the City and school district need to do everything in their power to accommodate the New Start program, and not lose sight of high-risk kids in the negotiations.

 

The motion to approve passed on unanimous vote.

 

8.      BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

A.

Consideration of Appointments:  Tourism Commission.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and make one appointment to an at-large term expiring in January, 2007, and one appointment to an at-large term expiring in January, 2009.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to appoint William Och to an at-large term expiring in January, 2007, and Cheryl Cothran to an at-large term expiring in January, 2009.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kelty and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of PC SUB 2006-002:  A request for tentative plat approval from Tradewinds Investments for Riordan Mill Center Condominiums Subdivision, containing 14 office condominium units on .80 acres of land located at 809 West Riordan Road, in the C3-E, Highway Commercial Zoning District Established.

 

 

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 Cooper moved to take the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Silva.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of PC SUB 2006-003:  A request for tentative plat approval from Alta Sierra Investments, LLC, for the Village at University Heights Condominiums containing 207 living units on 9.83 acres of land located at 3200 Litzler Drive, in the RMM-E, Multiple Family Residential District Established.

 

 

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 declared a conflict of interest and did not enter into discussion.

 

Councilmember Silva moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The vote was unanimous in favor with Councilmember Haughey excused from the vote due to a conflict of interest.

 

Return to Agenda Item 7B

 

Councilmember Kelty moved to reconsider Item 7B, seconded by Councilmember Cooper. 

 

Mary Jo Jenkins, Finance Director, provided specifics of the bid from Flagstaff Unified School District, and reviewed the appraisal and bid processes.

 

After a brief discussion, the motion passed on majority vote with Vice-Mayor White, and Councilmembers Babbott, Cooper, Kelty and Silva in favor, and Councilmember Haughey opposed.

 

Councilmember Kelty moved to table the item until March 27, 2006, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

9.       PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

A.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Cesar Lizarraga, “Whistle Stop”, 1785 Railroad Springs Blvd, Series 9, person and location transfer.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

 

The City Council has the option to:

 

 

(1)

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

 

 

(2)

Forward the application to the State with no recommendation; or

 

 

(3)

Forward the application to the State with a recommendation for denial based on the testimony received at the public hearing and/or other factors.

 

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

 

Sgt. Ed Vesely, Police Department, presented the findings of his investigation and recommended the application be forwarded to the State with a recommendation for approval.

 

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

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kelty and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  William Shrader, “TGI Friday’s”, 2500 S. Woodlands Village Blvd., Series 12, new license.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Open the public hearing.

Receive citizen input.

Close the public hearing.

 

The City Council has the option to:

 

 

(1)

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

 

 

(2)

Forward the application to the State with no recommendation; or

 

 

(3)

Forward the application to the State with a recommendation for denial based on the testimony received at the public hearing and/or other factors.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

Jesse Schwarz, Director of Operations for Main Street Group, the applicant, provided brief comments regarding TGI Friday’s.

 

Sgt. Ed Vesely, Police Department, presented the findings of his investigation and recommended the application be forwarded to the State with a recommendation for approval.

 

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

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kelty and passed on unanimous vote.

 

10.     ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

A.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2006-07:  An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, amending Title 6, Police Regulations, Section 6-01-001-0005, Entertainments; Acts of Indecent Exposure, of the Flagstaff City Code by adding new language relating to breastfeeding in public places.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2006-07 for the first time by title only.

 

Councilmember Babbott moved to read Ordinance No. 2006-07 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Silva.

 

The following citizens spoke in favor of State House Bill 2376 and/or Ordinance No. 2006-07:

 

 

Gretchen Kies, 14 Ridgecrest Drive

 

Allie Stender-Mrazek, Coconino County Board of Health

 

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

 

 

Ordinance No. 2006-07

 

 

 

An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, amending Title 6, Police Regulations, Section 6-01-001-0005, Entertainments; Acts of Indecent Exposure, of the Flagstaff City Code by adding new language relating to breastfeeding in public places.

 

 

B.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2006-04:  An ordinance authorizing the disposition of real property at 203 East Brannen Avenue.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Table to the April 18, 2006 City Council Meeting.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to table to the April 18, 2006 City Council Meeting, seconded by Councilmember Kelty.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

11.     OTHER BUSINESS

 

(No items were submitted.)

 

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

 

Council requested that:

 

 

·     

The airport hangar permit and storage issue be placed on the next regular Council Meeting agenda.

 

·     

Staff schedule a meeting between the City Council and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors to discuss the Department of Agriculture’s Payment in Lieu of Tax agreement.

 

13.    ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 7:02 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 March 21, 2006.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 5th day of April, 2006.

 

                                                                         

CITY CLERK