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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

 

June 19, 2007

6:00 p.m.

 

A Meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on June 19, 2007 convening at 6:29 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, READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT, AND INVOCATION

 

Mayor Donaldson asked those present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, the reading of the Mission Statement, and the Invocation.

 

2.      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

 

3.       MINUTES

 

A.

Consideration of Minutes: Regular Council Meeting of March 20, 2007.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the Minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to approve the Minutes as submitted, seconded by Councilmember White.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

4.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

None.

 

5.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Authorization:  Annual blanket purchase orders exceeding $15,000.00.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Authorize the issuance of blanket purchase orders to the vendors and at the amounts indicated on the staff summary attachment.

 

B.

Consideration of Purchase:  High speed digital copier production system and color copier.

 

 

 

(1)

Approve the purchase under the Mohave Educational Service Cooperative agreement of a high speed digital copier/ printer in the amount of $58,900.00, plus tax, with five-year copier maintenance in the amount of $11,328.00 for the first two years with overage charges at $.0053 per copy; $11,520.00 for the third year with overage charges of $.0060 per page; $11,715.00 for the fourth year with overage charges of $.0061 per page; and $11,904.00 for the fifth year with overage charges of $.0062 per page; and

 

 

 

(2)

Approve the purchase of a color copier from Hughs Calihan in the amount of $16,479.14, plus sales with annual maintenance in the amount of $1,152.00, plus a $.055 per copy charge.

 

C.

Consideration of Purchase under the Mohave Educational Services Cooperative Agreement:  Facility maintenance and capital improvements.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Authorize the use of the Mohave Educational Cooperative Services Agreement in the total amount of $529,100.00 which includes a $48,100.00 contingency.

 

D.

Consideration of Payment Authorization:  Annual computer maintenance.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Authorize payments in the amount of $788,475.00, plus applicable tax, and a 10% contingency to the vendors listed in the staff summary attachment.

 

E.

Consideration of Extension of Annual Bid:  Bulk fuel.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the third extension to Carter Oil Company for unleaded fuel at $.0326 per gallon over the OPIS price.

 

F.

Consideration of Extension of Annual Bid:  Cardlock fuel services.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the second extension to Carter Oil Company at $.1160 per gallon over the OPIS price for unleaded and diesel fuel.

 

G.

Consideration of Extension of Annual Bid:  ABC material.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the first bid extension to Rinker Materials at a cost of $15.50 per ton, plus applicable sales tax and freight, from the Railhead Avenue pit; and $11.00 per ton, plus applicable sales tax and freight, from the McCormick pit.

 

H.

Consideration of Extension of Annual Bid:  Propane.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the second extension to All Star Gas, Incorporated, at $.2215 per gallon over the Conoco Phillips Refinery Wingate price.

 

I.

Consideration of Extension of Annual Bid:  Herbicide spraying.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the first bid extension to Northern Arizona Property Maintenance Incorporated in an amount not to exceed $125,000.00.

 

J.

Consideration of Bids:  City vehicles.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve the subsequent purchase under bid from Jim Babbitt Ford of eleven E-85 FFE police sedans, five hybrid compact SUVs, four compact, extended cab 4 X 4 pickup trucks; two 1/2-ton 4 X 4 pickup trucks; four 1/2-ton 4 X 2 pickup trucks;  three 3/4-ton 4 X 2 diesel pickup trucks; and two 1-1/2-ton 4 X 4 diesel cab and chassis in the total amount of $691,495.71, plus applicable shipping charges; and

 

 

(2)

Approve the subsequent purchase under bid from Bob Seller Toyota of one hybrid compact sedan at a total cost of $25,919.41, plus applicable sales tax.

 

K.

Consideration of Bids:  10-wheel dump trucks.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the subsequent purchase under bid from Arizona Truck Center of three Mack 20-wheel dump truck in the amount of $539,560.68, plus applicable tax.

 

L.

Consideration of Bids:  Physical examination services for the Police Department.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the proposal from Concentra Medical Center at the rates listed on the staff summary attachment.

 

M.

Consideration of Change Order No. 2:  Huntington Drive Phase II improvement project.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve Change Order No. 2 to Arizona Engineering Company in an amount not to exceed $52,012.00, which includes an additional contract allowance of $4,728.00, and a contract time extension of 427 calendar days; and

 

 

(2)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

N.

Consideration of Change Order No. 2:  Fourth Street railroad crossing project.

 

 

 

(1)

Approve Change Order No. 2 to the BNSF Railway Co. in the amount of $510,757.85; and

 

 

(2)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

O.

Consideration of Construction Contract:  FY 2007 sewer improvements project.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the construction contract with Auza Construction in the amount of $1,028,649.87, plus a contract allowance of $50,000.00 (4.9%).

 

P.

Consideration of Construction Contract:  Franklin waterline improvements.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Reject the only bid received and readvertise the project at a later date.

 

Q.

Consideration of Construction Contract:  Stormwater drainage improvement program.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION

(1)

Approve the contract with 3D/I through the existing Job Order Contracting agreement with Mohave Educational Services Cooperative in the lump sum amount of $107,040.09, which includes a contract allowance of $5,097.15 (5%), a 1% administrative fee, and a contract time of 60 calendar days; and

 

 

(2)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

R.

Consideration of Intergovernmental Agreement:  Center for High Altitude Training.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Board of Regents, acting by and for Northern Arizona University, in the amount of $40,000.00.

 

S.

Consideration of Consulting Service Agreement:  Countywide strategic plan for the City/County Public Library and Coconino Community College.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the service agreement with Elizabeth L. Marcoux in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00.

 

T.

Consideration of Service Agreement:  Housing rehabilitation services for the owner occupied emergency repair program.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the service agreement with Development Services, Inc., in the amount of $100,000.00.

 

U.

Consideration of Service Agreement:  Housing rehabilitation services for the owner occupied housing rehabilitation program.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the agreement with Development Services, Inc., in the amount of $160,000.00.

 

V.

Consideration of PC SUB 07-02:  A request for tentative plat approval for Vickers Park located at 1717 North First Street for a 10-unit, planned affordable, residential subdivision on a .83 acre parcel located in the C-2-E 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 White moved to approve the Consent Agenda.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Swanson and passed on unanimous vote.

 

6.      REGULAR AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Applicants for Appointments:  Airport Commission.  [The City Council may vote to discuss this matter in executive session pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(1).  The names of the applicants may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk.]

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Make one appointment to a term expiring October, 2009.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to appoint Terry Marxen to a term expiring October, 2009, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

B.

Consideration of Bids:  Promotional video production services for the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the proposal from 100 to 1 Productions in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00.

 

Councilmember White moved to approve the recommended action.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Cooper and passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of Bids:  Airport consulting services.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the bid from Wilbur Smith Associates in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Swanson.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

D.

Consideration of Extension of Annual Bid:  Holiday light display.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the first, one-year extension to Christmas Light Decorators in an amount not to exceed $57,741.31, plus tax.

 

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

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to amend the motion to include the addition of LED lights to outline the Fourth Street bridge, and the carolers, hot chocolate and cookies option.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Kelty and passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson and Councilmembers Cooper, Haughey, Kelty, Swanson and White in favor, and Vice-Mayor Overton opposed.

 

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

 

E.

Consideration of Lease of Property:  203 E. Brannen Avenue (Murdoch Center).

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the lease with the Southside Community Association subject to a sublease with Flagstaff Cooperative Preschool.

 

Councilmember Kelty declared a conflict of interest, removed herself from the podium, and did not enter into discussion or vote.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.

 

It was determined that Council may approve the commercial lease with a particular entity, with or without the amendment.  Using “Triple X, Inc.” as the pseudonym for a possible sub-lease, Harry Lane, Senior Assistant City Attorney, read the proposed amendment as follows:

 

 

“Section 8.3.3.  Assignment and Subletting to Triple X, Inc.  The lessor and lessee acknowledge and agree that lessee intends to and shall sublet a portion of the premises to Triple X, Inc., and lessor hereby consents to the same.  In addition, in the event that the lessee desires to terminate its interest in the lease, or lessee interest in the lease is terminated under Section 7 hereof, Triple X, Inc. shall have the first right to receive an assignment or transfer of the lessee’s interest in the lease, subject to the condition that all obligations under the lease to be performed by the lessee, shall be current, or brought current prior to any assignment or transfer of the lessee’s interest in the lease to Triple X, Inc.”

 

 

 

“In the event that Triple X, Inc. does not exercise its first right to receive an assignment or transfer of the lessee’s interest under the lease within 90 days following its receipt of written notice of its opportunity to receive such assignment or transfer, then in the case of an assignment from the lessee, the lessee shall be free to assign its interest to another person approved by the lessor, or in the case of a termination of the lease under Section 7, the lessor may terminate the lease and lease or dispose of the premises as lessor deems appropriate.”

 

 

Some Councilmembers felt that the Southside Community Association should be the main lessee because it has a broader community mission.

 

Other Councilmembers stated that the Flagstaff Cooperative Preschool should be the main lessee to be sure they maintain control over the building during the hours they need it, and that Council should consider the fiscal stability and long-term viability of the preschool.

 

The following individuals spoke in favor of the main lease award to Southside Community Association:

 

 

Tara Green, Flagstaff NAACP

 

Susan Longerbeam, Murdock Preservation Committee

 

Jonathan Day, Southside Community Association

 

Deborah Harris, Flagstaff resident

 

Traci Robertson, Flagstaff resident

 

Coral Evans, Southside Community Association

 

Norm Wallen, Flagstaff resident

 

Cathy Ann Trotta, Flagstaff resident

 

Sharon Masek Lopez, Flagstaff resident

 

Joe Ray, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

 

Bill Ring, Attorney at Law, offered his services free of charge if either the Southside Community or the Flagstaff Cooperative Preschool would like assistance in negotiating the sublease.

 

Individuals supporting a lease with the Southside Community Association related that:

 

 

The Flagstaff NAACP supports the lease going to the Southside Community Association, and will work with them to implement youth educational programs.

 

Southside Community Association is cooperative and will serve a neighborhood that is in need of services.

 

The Southside Community Association has received guaranteed funding for two years.

 

Southside residents will get a sense of ownership and the ability to have a say in what goes on in their neighborhood.

 

The southside community has been trying to acquire the Murdock Center for 20 years.

 

The grassroots efforts of the group should be acknowledged and honored.

 

It was through the efforts of the Southside Community Association that the City decided not to sell the Murdock Center.

 

The motion passed on unanimous vote.  Councilmember Kelty was excused from the vote due to a conflict of interest.

 

Councilmember Kelty returned to the meeting.

 

F.

Consideration of Sole Source Service Agreement:  Customer relationship management program for the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the agreement with SimpleView, Inc., in the amount of $27,000.00.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to approve the recommended action.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Cooper and passed on unanimous vote.

 

G.

Consideration of Construction Contract:  Sunnyside improvements Phase IV project.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve the construction contract with C and E Paving in the amount of $3,517,437.72, which includes Base Bid Additive Alternate #2; a contract allowance in the amount of $220,000.00; and a contract time of 270 calendar days; and

 

 

(2)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

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

 

H.

Consideration of Building Fee Increases:  Residential fee and commercial building fee increases.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve a 5% fee increase, excluding over-the-counter building permits, effective as of July 2, 2007.

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to approve the recommended action.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White.

 

The Council was divided and observed that: (1) a 5% increase isn’t a permanent or long-term solution to the problem; (2) fees are always passed on to the end-user, in this case the homeowner; (3) the benefits of the future revisions to the Land Development Code and the Engineering Design and Construction standards will outweigh the proposed fee increase; (4) the City needs a measurable and systematic approach to fees; and (5) impact fees need to be decided on before this fee increase is approved.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to add a sunset clause to remove the 5% fee increase when the Land Development Code has been revised.  The motion died due to lack of a second.

 

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

 

I.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2007-34:  An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona designating the Flagstaff Townsite Historic Neighborhood District as an Historic Design Review Overlay Zone (“THDRO”) with specific geographical boundaries as delineated on the attached map, and adopting by reference the Flagstaff Townsite Historic District Design Standards and Guidelines (“FTHD Guidelines”).

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2007-34 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2007-34.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-34 for the final time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.

 

Paul Turner, Flagstaff resident, commented that he is against the designation, that he is disappointed with how the issue has been handled, and that there was no compromise between the parties.

 

Jonathan Day, Historic Preservation Commission Chair, said that the process has been democratic, open and fair, and that the majority of residents want the designation.

 

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

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-34

 

 

 

An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona designating the Flagstaff Townsite Historic Neighborhood District as an Historic Design Review Overlay Zone (“THDRO”) with specific geographical boundaries as delineated on the attached map, and adopting by reference the Flagstaff Townsite Historic District Design Standards and Guidelines (“FTHD Guidelines”).

 

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2007-34, seconded by Councilmember White.  The motion passed on majority vote with Mayor Donaldson and Councilmembers Cooper, Kelty, Swanson and White in favor, and Vice-Mayor Overton and Councilmember Haughey opposed.

 

J.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2007-36:  An ordinance authorizing an access easement to the Museum of Northern Arizona.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2007-36 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2007-36.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-36 for the final time by title only, seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton.  The vote was unanimous in favor and title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-36

 

 

 

An ordinance authorizing an access easement to the Museum of Northern Arizona.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2007-36.  The motion was seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton and passed on unanimous vote.

 

K.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2007-37:  An ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 18, Sections 2-18-001-0002 and 2-18-001-0003 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership of the Commission on Disability Awareness.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2007-37 for the first time by title only.

 

Councilmember White moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-37, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-37

 

 

 

An ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 18, Sections 2-18-001-0002 and 2-18-001-0003 of the Flagstaff City Code for the purpose of changing the membership of the Commission on Disability Awareness.

 

 

L.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2007-38:  An ordinance authorizing the exchange of real property for urban trails and open space on McMillan Mesa.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2007-38 for the first time by title only.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-38 for the first time by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Cooper and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-38

 

 

 

An ordinance authorizing the exchange of real property for urban trails and open space on McMillan Mesa.

 

 

M.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2007-39  A resolution granting final approval to the issuance of Senior Living Community Revenue Refunding Bonds of the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, in a principal amount not to exceed $32,500,000 for and on behalf of the Northern Arizona Senior Living Community, L.L.C.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2007-39 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-39.

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to read Resolution No. 2007-39 by title only, seconded by Councilmember White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote and title was read as follows:

 

 

resolution no. 2007-39

 

 

 

A resolution granting final approval to the issuance of Senior Living Community Revenue Refunding Bonds of the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, in a principal amount not to exceed $32,500,000 for and on behalf of the Northern Arizona Senior Living Community, L.L.C.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2007-39.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

7.      PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Kim Kwiatkowski, “Circle K Store #0164”, 2718 N. Steves Blvd., Series 7, 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.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

Lt. Casey Simpson, Flagstaff Police Department, commented that Sgt. Dan Musselman performed the background investigation on the applicant and found no reason to oppose the license.

 

There being no public input, Vice-Mayor Overton moved to close the public hearing.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

Councilmember White moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval, seconded by Councilmember Kelty.

 

Tom Tripp, Circle K Stores District Market Manager, representing the applicant, remarked that Circle K handles their liquor licenses very responsibly and provides training for all employees involved in the distribution of liquor.

 

The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

B.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Naresh Poudel, “Himalayan Grill”, 801 S. Milton Road, Suite A, 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.

 

Vice-Mayor Overton moved to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

The applicant, Naresh Poudel, explained that the location of his restaurant was formerly a restaurant holding a bar license.

 

Lt. Casey Simpson, Flagstaff Police Department, related that Sgt. Dan Musselman performed the background investigation on the applicant and found no reason to oppose the license.

 

There being no public input, Vice-Mayor Overton moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember White.  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 Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

C.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Patricia Martin, “Drury Inn & Suites”, 300 S. Milton Road, Series 06, 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 White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

Scott Petersen, Drury Inn and Suites, informed the Council that the applicant is the corporation’s attorney who will co-sign on the liquor license with the hotel manager for the overseeing of the license.  The license is requested in order to serve alcohol to occupants of the hotel at the weekly manager’s reception, and will not be used for the conference center.

Lt. Casey Simpson, Flagstaff Police Department, explained that Sgt. Dan Musselman performed the background investigation on the applicant and found no reason to oppose the license.

 

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

 

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

 

D.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Alma King, “Acapulco Blue Restaurant and Grill”, 2620 N. Steves 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 motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

Thomas King, representing the applicant, Alma King, noted that the location previously had a liquor license, and that they are attempting to compete with other local restaurants.

 

Lt. Casey Simpson, Flagstaff Police Department, remarked that Sgt. Dan Musselman performed the background investigation on the applicant and found no reason to oppose the license.

 

There being no public input, Councilmember White moved to close the public hearing.  The motion was seconded by Vice-Mayor Overton and passed on unanimous vote.

 

Councilmember White moved to forward the application to the State with a recommendation for approval.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

8.       COUNCIL DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration of Council Discussion and Direction Regarding Establishment of Formal Relationship with Qingyang City, Gansu Province, China, and other Chinese Cities.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Provide direction on next steps.

 

Council expressed no objection to the Mayor pursuing friendship agreements with various Chinese municipalities.

 

9.         INFORMATIONAL ITEMS AND REPORTS FROM COUNCIL AND STAFF,             REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

Councilmember Kelty requested that an item be placed on a Council Meeting Agenda to discuss moving the consideration of public hearings, specifically liquor license applications, to the top of the agenda.

 

10.    ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 8:27 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 June 19, 2007.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 22nd day of August, 2007.

 

 

 

 

                                                                           

CITY CLERK