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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 16, 2007

6:00 p.m.

 

A Meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on January 16, 2007, convening at 6:14 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 Kelty asked those present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

2.      INVOCATION

 

Councilmember Kelty 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

Councilmember Swanson

Councilmember White

 

 

Also present were:

 

 

Interim 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 as submitted, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

5.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

Mayor Donaldson presented a proclamation to the Arizona Department of Housing declaring January 15-19, 2007 as Homes for Arizonans Week in Flagstaff.

 

Andy Bessler, a Flagstaff resident, was opposed to the City renewing its agreement to sell reclaimed wastewater to the Arizona Snowbowl.

 

Items Taken Out of Sequence

 

11.     OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.

Consideration of Council Discussion and Direction Regarding the Victim Witness Program and Possible Future Work Session:

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

Provide direction on next steps.

 

The City Council directed that additional information be developed regarding:

 

 

·         

Current funding sources for Victim Witness, including the City funds that United Way allocates to the program;

 

·         

The extent of services on which the Police Department is dependent;

 

·         

The possibility of funding Victim Witness through the Police Department’s budget;

 

·         

Background and perspective on what the Police Department needs from Victim Witness and how to meet their needs as they work through the process.

 

A work session discussion will be scheduled for a brief presentation before budget hearings, but after the City Council retreat to establish budget priorities.

 

Return to Regular Agenda Order

 

6.         CONSENT – GENERAL

 

A.

Consideration of Reclaimed Water Connection Rebates:  Flagstaff Unified School District and Lone Tree Investments, L.L.C.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve rebate payments Flagstaff Unified School District in the amount of $2,403.15 and Lone Tree Investments, L.L.C., in the amount of $107,495.19.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

7.      CONSENT – CONTRACTUAL

 

A.

Consideration of Bids:  Executive search firm for City Manager recruitment.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

A recommendation will be provided at the January 16, 2007, City Council meeting.

Councilmember Kelty moved to award the bid to Richard T. Bennett & Co., Inc. dba Bennett Yarger Associates, and approve the agreement in the amount of $16,000.00, plus reimbursables not to exceed $6,500.00.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

8.      BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:

 

A.

Consideration of Appointments:  Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Discuss in Executive Session and, at the Council meeting, make one appointment to a shortened term expiring October, 2010, and two appointments to extended terms expiring October, 2012.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to appoint Kenneth Krenke to a shortened term expiring October, 2010.  The motion was seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of PC SUB 06-017:  A request for tentative plat approval for the Greenlaw Professional Business Condominiums, an office condominium building containing thirteen suites on a 1.4-acre parcel located at 2323 East Greenlaw Lane in the C2-E, Community Commercial Established Zoning District.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends approving the tentative plat with the conditions outlined in the staff summary and its attachments, 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 White moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of Naming of the Aquatic/Multi-Generational Center.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

The Parks and Recreation Commission recommends choosing from among the following names:  The Flagstaff Aquaplex, Northland Aquaplex, Mountain View Aquaplex.

 

Elizabeth Neumayer, Parks and Recreation Director, pointed out that naming the facility is the Council’s opportunity to make a significant imprint on an important community project.  Through various means, considerable public input was solicited from July 1 through September 10, 2006.  The Parks and Recreation Commission then pared down the suggested names to three choices, as listed in the recommended action.  Using “aquaplex” in the title is an attempt to convey the idea of a multiple-use facility.

 

Several Councilmembers expressed their desire to name rooms within the facility after notable or influential Flagstaff citizens.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to select the name “The Flagstaff Aquaplex”, and to name some the facility’s rooms after influential Flagstaff citizens.  Councilmember Kelty seconded the motion.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to amend the motion to name the facility ”The Flagstaff Community Aquaplex”, seconded by Councilmember White.

 

The motion failed on roll call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

Aye

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton

Nay

 

 

Councilmember Cooper

Nay

 

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Kelty

Nay

 

 

Councilmember Swanson

Nay

 

 

Councilmember White

Aye

 

 

The original motion passed on roll call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

Aye

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Cooper

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Kelty

Aye

 

 

Councilmember Swanson

Nay

 

 

Councilmember White

Aye

 

 

Items Taken Out of Sequence

 

10.     ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

B.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2007-03:  A resolution amending the Flagstaff Area Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan by changing the designation of approximately .66 acres located at 2650 South Beulah Boulevard from Urban Open Space to Commercial Regional.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

 

Read Resolution No. 2007-03 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-03.

 

Mark Sawyers, Project Management Supervisor, discussed the history of the item.  A proposed landscaping plan is ready to be presented to the Council, which the reviewing group feels is moving in the right direction.  The development team is planning to have an updated landscaping plan prior to the second reading of the rezoning ordinance, in an attempt to meet the conditions of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

Rick Schuller, representing the development team, presented a slide show of the project with the landscape photo renderings.  Since the last presentation to the Council, the development team has been working with City staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission on areas of concern.  The sidewalk on Beulah has been reworked and now provides a direct pedestrian and handicap access point.

 

Richard Hubbell, landscape architect, explained that his involvement with the project has been primarily to address the landscaping section of the Land Development Code.  Viewshed corridors and other functional requirements have been added per the Planning and Zoning Commission’s request.  Four to five foot drystack retaining walls will be added to establish a natural character.  Four areas at the site will have additional landscaping, including 75 to 100 more trees.

 

Mr. Shuller continued by stating the project meets the needs of several local industries, institutions, and recreational users for a high quality hotel.  It also meets the requirements of the Land Development Code and the City Planning Department.  The four star hotel should be approved on its own merits.

 

Speaking in opposition to the resolution were:

 

 

Robin Prema, Flagstaff resident

 

Martin Zanzucchi, Flagstaff resident

 

Ash Patel, Flagstaff resident

 

Chuck Ruscher, Flagstaff resident

 

Jonathan Coy, Flagstaff resident

 

Mark Ross, Flagstaff resident

 

Gary Sheets, Northern Arizona University student

 

Hamish Nage, foreign exchange student

 

Orrin Iverson, Northern Arizona University student

 

Dale Hoskins, Flagstaff resident

 

Concerns with the resolution were identified as follows:

 

 

·         

It creates an unfair playing field for developers who abide by the established regulations.

 

·         

If the development is allowed, it will encourage people to clear-cut areas in order to speed up development.

 

·         

The development will change the character of an important gateway to the City.

 

·         

Available land within the City limits is scarce and building rooms in this location could potentially reduce what might be built on the edges of town.

 

·         

Water resources will be negatively impacted.

 

·         

A no vote will send a message that the City will not allow resources to be clear-cut.

 

·         

The size of the structure will interfere with the viewshed.

 

·         

The development won’t bring in more potential students, and could chase many away.

 

·         

Traffic congestion will increase in the area.

 

·         

The proposed structure is too big and doesn’t fit with the character of Flagstaff.

 

Those in favor of the resolution were:

 

 

Dave Harm, Flagstaff resident

 

Warren Smith, Flagstaff resident

 

The following arguments were cited in support of the resolution:

 

 

·         

There is a shortage of fine hotels in the city, and the addition of a Marriott will bring Flagstaff into 2007.

 

·         

It is an opportunity to reforest the land, increase taxes, add employment, and increase construction and maintenance revenues.

 

·         

The structure will not block the view of the peaks.

 

·         

Landscape plans show the developer is attempting to replace the lost resources.

 

·         

Competition increases quality in the community.

 

·         

The gateway to the City will be enhanced rather than diminished.

 

Due to a problem with the recording equipment, only a portion of the Council’s discussion of this item was recorded, and is therefore not included in the minutes.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Resolution No. 2007-03 by title only, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.

 

The motion passed on majority roll call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

Aye

 

Vice-Mayor Overton

Aye

 

Councilmember Cooper

Aye

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

Councilmember Kelty

Aye

 

Councilmember Swanson

Nay

 

Councilmember White

Aye

 

Title was read as follows:

 

Resolution No. 2007-03

 

 

 

A resolution amending the Flagstaff Area Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan by changing the designation of approximately .66 acres located at 2650 South Beulah Boulevard from Urban Open Space to Commercial Regional.

 

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to adopt Resolution No. 2007-03, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion passed on majority roll call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

Nay

 

Vice-Mayor Overton

Aye

 

Councilmember Cooper

Aye

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

Councilmember Kelty

Nay

 

Councilmember Swanson

Nay

 

Councilmember White

Nay

 

C.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2007-14:  An ordinance rezoning a total of approximately 6.69 acres of land located at 2650 South Beulah Boulevard from UC, Urban Commercial District, Conditional (6.03) acres and RR, Rural Residential District (.66 acres) to Urban Commercial District, Conditional.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2007-14 for the first time by title only.

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to Read Ordinance No. 2007-14 for the first time by title only.  The motion was seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion failed on majority roll call vote as follows:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson

Nay

 

Vice-Mayor Overton

Aye

 

Councilmember Cooper

Aye

 

Councilmember Haughey

Aye

 

Councilmember Kelty

Nay

 

Councilmember Swanson

Nay

 

Councilmember White

Nay

 

G.

Consideration of Authorization to Enter into Settlement Agreement:  City of Flagstaff v. Lone Tree Investments.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the Settlement Agreement.

 

Councilmember Swanson moved to approve the Settlement Agreement, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

H.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2007-08:  A resolution approving the amendment to Development Agreement between the City of Flagstaff and Lone Tree Investments, L.L.C.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2007-08 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-08.

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to read Resolution No. 2007-08 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kelty and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2007-08

 

 

 

A resolution approving the amendment to Development Agreement between the City of Flagstaff and Lone Tree Investments, L.L.C.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2007-08, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion was unanimous in favor.

 

Return to Regular Agenda Order

 

9.       PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

A.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Sherrie Padilla, “Varsity Gasser”, 1020 So. Milton Rd., Series 10, 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.

 

Per the applicant’s request, Councilmember White moved to table the item to the February 6, 2007 Council meeting.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Lynn Shulman, “In-N-Out Chevron”, 357 W. Forest Meadows St., Series 10, 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 White moved to open the public hearing, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

Lynn Shulman, the applicant, commented that she would like to continue the liquor service that has been provided in the past at this location.

 

Sgt. Dan Musselman, Flagstaff Police Department, stated that, as a result of his investigation, he recommended forwarding the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.

 

There being no further public input, Councilmember White moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

Councilmember White moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.  The motion was seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton and passed on unanimous vote.

 

10.     ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

 

A.

Consideration of Ordinances:  Amending the Flagstaff City Code pertaining to boards and commissions for the purpose of changing the role of City Councilmembers as non-voting, ex-officio members, defining a quorum, and providing for housekeeping changes, where needed.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2007-02 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-03 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-04 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-05 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-06 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-07 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-08 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-09 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-10 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-11 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-12 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-17 for the first time by title only.

 

Patricia Boomsma, City Attorney, provided a quick overview of the ordinances, explaining that Council representatives on the affected boards and commissions are being changed to non-voting liaisons.  Additional housekeeping changes have been made in many of the ordinances to make them more uniform.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-02 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Swanson.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, Kelty, and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-02

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Chapter 2-16, Section 2-16-001-0002 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership of the Youth Commission.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-03 for the first time by title only, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, Kelty, and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-03

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Chapter 2-11, Sections 2-11-001-0002 and 2-11-001-0003 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the composition and membership of the Flagstaff Airport Commission, defining a quorum, and other housekeeping changes.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-04 for the first time by title only, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Councilmember Kelty was out of the room and did not vote on this item.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-04

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 14, Section 2-14-001-0002 of the Flagstaff City Code, for the purpose of changing the membership of the Beautification and Public Art Commission; changing the Council representative from a voting member to a non-voting member; changing the number of commission members; and changing the makeup of the Commission.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-05 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Councilmember Kelty was out of the room and did not vote on this item.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-05

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 9, Section 10-09-004-0001 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership of the Board of Adjustment, and other housing changes.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-06 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Councilmember Kelty was out of the room and did not vote on this item.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-06

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Chapter 2-08, Sections 2-08-001-0002 and 2-08-001-005 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership of the Diversity Awareness Commission and adding quorum provisions.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-07 for the first time by title only, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, Kelty and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-07

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 19, of the Flagstaff City Code, for the purpose of changing the membership of the Historic Preservation Commission; changing the Council representatives from a voting member to a non-voting member; changing the number of commission members; changing the makeup of the commission; and other housekeeping changes.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-08 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, Kelty and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-08

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 20, Section 2-20-001-0001 and 2-20-001-005 of the Flagstaff City Code, for the purpose of changing the membership of the Open Spaces Commission and defining a quorum.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-09 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey. 

 

Because this ordinance (1) restricts citizen members from serving on other boards or commissions, with the exception of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, even though they currently serve on the Water Commission, Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, and Open Spaces Commission, and (2) precludes members from serving on County boards and commissions, the ordinance will be reviewed and changes will be addressed at the second reading.

 

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

 

Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-09

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Chapter 2-01, Sections 2-01-001-0002 and 2-01-001-0003, and Section 2-01-001-0004, of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership of the Planning and Zoning Commission, defining a quorum, and providing for housekeeping changes.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-10 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, Kelty and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-10

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Title 10, Chapter 9, Section 10-09-003-0001 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership of the Planning and Zoning commission and providing for housekeeping changes.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-11 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, Kelty and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-11

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Chapter 2-03 Parks and Recreation Commission, Sections 2-03-001-0001 and 2-03-001-0003 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership and quorum requirements of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-12 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson, Vice-Mayor Overton, and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, Kelty and Swanson in favor, and Councilmember White opposed.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-12

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Chapter 2-04, Section 2-04-001-0004, 2,-04-001-0005, and 2-04-001-0006 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership of the Water Commission, and defining a quorum.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-17 for the first time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey

 

When questions arose regarding the status of the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee, Stu Seubert, Capital Improvements Engineer, responded that he is working to bring the membership current, and will bring appointments to the Council in the next few months.

 

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

 

Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-17

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Resolution No. 2001-76 of the City of Flagstaff for the purpose of changing the membership of the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee.

 

 

D.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2007-02:  A resolution approving Amendment No. 1 to an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Flagstaff and the State of Arizona through the Department of Water Resources authorizing $12,000 in funding for a pilot implementation of the Arizona Rinse Smart Program to promote low-water use pre-rinse spray nozzles in the restaurant industry.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2007-02 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-02.

 

Ellen Ryan, Utilities Department, said the proposed amendment will extend the intergovernmental agreement with the State of Arizona through the Department of Water Resources for an additional year.  It will also update the state’s official addresses, revise the dates of the report, and allow completion of the project.

 

Councilmember White moved to read Resolution No. 2007-02 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kelty and passed on majority vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2007-02

 

 

 

A resolution approving Amendment No. 1 to an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Flagstaff and the State of Arizona through the Department of Water Resources authorizing $12,000 in funding for a pilot implementation of the Arizona Rinse Smart Program to promote low-water use pre-rinse spray nozzles in the restaurant industry.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2007-02, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

E.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2007-05:  A resolution adopting revised City of Flagstaff housing rehabilitation standards.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2007-05 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-05.

 

Sarah Darr, Housing Manager, introduced Justyna Costa, who will be administering the housing rehabilitation program, and provided a quick background on the item.  The program has always provided maintenance education; however, a new component has been added to provide more education on budgeting.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Resolution No. 2007-05 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kelty and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2007-05

 

 

 

A resolution adopting revised City of Flagstaff housing rehabilitation standards.

 

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to adopt Resolution No. 2007-05, seconded by Councilmember White.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

F.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2007-07:  A resolution stating the position of the City of Flagstaff in response to the Black Mesa Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2007-07 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-07.

 

Ron Doba, Utilities Director, presented a historic overview of the Black Mesa Project.  The project proposes to supply water for coal slurry to be pumped to the Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nevada.  It would include a well field just north and west of Red Gap Ranch.  The north wells would be on Navajo Reservation lands, and the west wells would be on Hart Ranch, owned by the Hopi Tribe.

 

Staff is suggesting that the City request the comment period be extended at least 60 days beyond the original comment period.

 

Councilmember White moved to read Resolution No. 2007-07 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Swanson.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to amend the resolution to extend the public comment period 120 days beyond the original comment period.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

The motion to read was unanimous in favor, and title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2007-07

 

 

 

A resolution stating the position of the City of Flagstaff in response to the Black Mesa Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2007-07, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

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

 

Councilmember Kelty requested that the Police Department receive the resources needed to obtain further training from facilitator Calvin Trail including Department of Public Safety GITEM Officers, if possible.

 

Councilmember Haughey would like Council Meetings following Monday holidays to begin at 4:00 p.m., and Executive Sessions to begin at 2:00 p.m.

 

Councilmember Swanson stated he preferred keeping the meetings on the current time schedule, as beginning early would create a hardship for him, and he could not attend 2:00 p.m. Executive Sessions.

 

Councilmember White requested that Community Development be prepared to address at the budget retreat:

 

 

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A plan for comprehensive, integrated and sustainable economic development and affordable/attainable housing, from homelessness to entry-level housing.

 

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An environmentally sustainable plan for the City and the community, including Brownfield usage, prepared jointly with Environmental Services.

 

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A plan to work with NAU to incorporate their building commitment into their economic development plans for sustainability.

 

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Recommendations for the business community regarding sustainability.

 

13.    ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 10:03 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 16, 2007.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 6th day of February, 2007.

 

                                                                         

CITY CLERK