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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

 

January 2, 2007

6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

A Meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on January 2, 2007 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 Mayor Donaldson.

 

 

 

1.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Donaldson asked those present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

 

2.      INVOCATION

 

Mayor Donaldson led a moment of silence.

 

 

 

3.      ROLL CALL

 

On roll call, the following were present:

 

 

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

 

Vice-Mayor Overton

Councilmember Cooper

Councilmember Haughey

Councilmember Kelty, Excused

Councilmember Swanson

Councilmember White

 

 

 

 

Also present were:

 

 

 

 

Acting City Manager, John Holmes

City Attorney, Patricia Boomsma

 

 

 


 

 

4.      MINUTES.

 

 

 

 

A.

Consideration of Minutes:  Regular Council Meeting of December 19, 2006.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the Minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to approve the Minutes, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

 

5.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

 

 

Michael Zinott, Flagstaff resident, raised a number of concerns dealing with low paying retail and hotel sector employers, scant affordable housing, traffic problems, and the high water usage of two new planned hotel sector developments.

 

 

 

Dick Gliebe commented that he is traveling across country with his therapy dog, Jack, who works with wounded and amputee veterans.  He asked permission to use the City Hall lobby to display a large scroll that he has titled Messages From America that he hopes people across the country will sign.  The scroll will ultimately be presented to veterans at the end of his journey.

 

 

 

6.      CONSENT - GENERAL:

 

No items were submitted.

 

 

 

7.      CONSENT – CONTRACTUAL

 

 

 

A.

Consideration of Bids:  Financing proposal for APSES energy conservation improvements to City facilities.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the proposal from Wells Fargo Brokerage Services, LLC at 4.59% for financing not to exceed $2,000,000.00.

 

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to accept the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember White.

 

 

 

Barbara Goodrich reported that this is the financing mechanism for the cogeneration improvements which have already been approved by the Council.  The financing will have a 10-year payback period, and APSES will pay back the City for any savings not realized.  The City has been approved for $1.5 million in bonds and is currently working with bond counsel to complete the required analyses.

 

 

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

 

B.

Consideration of Consulting Services Agreement:  Housing and community sustainability nexus study.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the consulting services agreement with Economic & Planning Systems, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, including reimbursables.

 

 

 

Councilmember Swanson moved to accept the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.

 

 

 

The nexus study is a key recommendation in the Community Housing Policy Task Force report has been approved by the Council.  It will examine local wages and housing costs, and focus on second homeownership.  The successful bidder will work closely with local community leaders and with a local developer who has created a build-out analysis.  In addition, stakeholder meetings will be a key element of the study. The population identified by the Policy Housing Task Force as having the most difficulty in renting or buying is the target population addressed for the study.  The bidder will conduct research within Flagstaff and will not rely on census data and other reports.  Local companies are requesting a report which will provide comprehensive information to address these issues and their solutions.  The City does not have the primary research needed to answer the questions.. The study will be an opportunity to assess how much residents and employers are willing to commit to affordable housing goals in this community.

 

 

 

Councilmembers asked that the study:

 

 

 

·                      

Provide relevant statistics and information which can be used in applying for housing grants

 

 

 

·                      

Provide methods and legal guidelines that would create incentives for affordable housing stock

 

 

 

·                      

Address the entire continuum of income and housing.

 

 

 

·                      

Provide a real assessment of what is needed for sustainable workforce housing versus market demands.

 

 

 

Stephanie McKinney, Greater Flagstaff Economic Council, explained that her survey asked employers to identify the impediments to recruiting and retaining talent, and affordable housing is a primary impediment.  The nexus study is the next logical step, looking at the magnitude of affordable housing.

 

 

 

The motion passed on a majority vote with Mayor Donaldson and Councilmembers Haughey, Kelty, White, Cooper and Swanson voting in favor, and Vice-Mayor Overton opposed.

 

 

 

C.

Consideration of Renewal of Intergovernmental Agreement and Related Amendment:  Statewide Gang Task Force.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the renewal and amendment to the intergovernmental agreement with the State Department of Public Safety.

 

 

 

Councilmember White moved to accept the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Swanson.

 

 

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

 

8.     BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

 

 

A.

Consideration of Appointments:  Disability Awareness Commission.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and, at the Council meeting, make one appointment to a term expiring in March, 2010.

 

 

 

Councilmember White requested that this item be withdrawn until further notice.

 

 

 

B.

Consideration of Appointments:  Tourism Commission.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and, at the Council meeting, make two appointments to at-large terms expiring January, 2010, and one appointment to a hospitality term expiring

 

 

 

Councilmember White moved to reappoint Cynthia Nemeth and William Och to at-large terms expiring January 2010, and to reappoint Mark Ross to a hospitality term expiring January 2009, on the condition that they attend the next available board and commission member training.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Swanson and the vote was unanimous in favor.

 

 

 

9.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

(No items were submitted.)

 

 

 

10.     ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

 

 

A.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2006-35:  An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, (“City”), amending City Code Section 4-01-001-0005 “Amendments” regarding the International Building Code, 2003 Edition, and the International Residential Code, 2003 Edition.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2006-35 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2006-35.

 

 

 

Councilmember White moved to read Ordinance No. 2006-35 for the final time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

 

 

Ordinance No. 2006-35

 

 

 

 

 

An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, (“City”), amending City Code Section 4-01-001-0005 “Amendments” regarding the International Building Code, 2003 Edition, and the International Residential Code, 2003 Edition.

 

 

 

Councilmember White moved for adoption, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

 

 

B.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2007-01:  A resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, requesting that Congress authorize the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation to conduct a feasibility study for the North Central Arizona water supply study.

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2007-01 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-01.

 

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-01 by title only, seconded by Councilmember White.  The vote was unanimous in favor and title was read as follows:

 

 

 

 

Resolution No. 2007-01

 

 

 

 

 

A resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, requesting that Congress authorize the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation to conduct a feasibility study for the North Central Arizona water supply study.

 

 

 

 

It was noted that the study is a follow-up to the Bureau of Reclamation presentation to the Council.  This resolution is a request for Congress to give authority to the Bureau of Reclamation to conduct the feasibility study.

 

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved for adoption, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

 

 

11.     OTHER BUSINESS

 

(No items were submitted.)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

The Council welcomed John Holmes as Acting City Manager.

 

 

 

Councilmember White remarked that he would like Council meetings after Monday holidays to begin at 4:00 p.m., and for Executive Session to begin at 2:00 p.m. on those days.

 

 

 

Councilmember White commented on the outcomes from the Council teambuilding retreat and the accord reached vision statement which he would like to see read at all meetings of the Council.

 

 

 

13.    ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 7:33 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 January 2, 2007.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 7th day of February, 2007.

 

 

 

                                                                                 

CITY CLERK