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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

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

 

June 25, 2007

4:00 p.m.

 

A Meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on June 25, 2007 convening at 4:00 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 Overton.

 

2.      ROLL CALL

 

On roll call, the following were present:

 

 

Mayor Donaldson - Excused

 

Vice-Mayor Overton

Councilmember Cooper

Councilmember Haughey

Councilmember Kelty

Councilmember Swanson - Excused

Councilmember White

 

 

Also present were:

 

 

Interim City Manager, John Holmes

City Attorney, Patricia Boomsma

 

3.

Consideration of League Resolution:  State funding for economic development.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the resolution for submittal to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

 

Councilmember White presented the item to Council, stating the resolution addresses Arizona’s limited ability to compete in the national market due to a lack of an incentive fund.  The resolution urges the State Legislature to divert existing revenue streams to create incentives for higher paying jobs in smaller communities throughout the State.

 

It was the consensus of Council to approve the resolution for submittal to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

 

Councilmember White requested that John Holmes, Interim City Manager, find other cities in Arizona to partner with Flagstaff in this effort.

 

4.

Consideration of Consent to Proposed Assignments of Interests of Butler & Lone Tree, LLC in Development Incentive Agreement:  Aspen Place at the Sawmill:

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Recess to Executive Session for legal advice, and discuss and take action in public meeting.

 

5.

Consideration of Indemnification Agreement with Transnation Title Insurance Company in Connection with Property Located at Proposed Auto Mall:

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Recess to Executive Session for legal advice, and discuss and take action in public meeting.

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to recess to Executive Session for legal advice on Items No. 4 and No. 5, seconded by Councilmember White.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

The Special Council Meeting resumed at 4:50 p.m.

 

Returning to Item No. 4, Councilmember White moved to table the item until Friday, June 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Councilmember Kelty requested that staff provide information on what the proposed agreements will mean to the cost of housing, and the implications to the City and the developer.

 

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

 

Returning to Item No. 5, Councilmember Haughey moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.

 

Harry Lane, Senior Assistant City Attorney, briefly reviewed the agreement and stated that the document as presented is acceptable to Transnation Title Insurance Company.

 

Councilmember Haughey amended his motion to include an authorization for the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.  The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Cooper and passed on unanimous vote.

 

6.

Adjournment of Special Council Meeting.

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Special Meeting was adjourned at 4:56 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 Special Meeting of the Council of the City of Flagstaff held on June 25, 2007.  I further certify that the Special Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 22nd  day of August, 2007.

 

                                                                           

CITY CLERK