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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

 

July 24, 2007

6:00 p.m.

 

A Meeting of the Flagstaff City Council was held on July 24, 2007 convening at 6:11 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.

 

1.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT, AND INVOCATION

 

Vice-Mayor Overton 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 - Excused

 

Vice-Mayor Overton

Councilmember Cooper

Councilmember Haughey

Councilmember Kelty - Excused

Councilmember Swanson

Councilmember White

 

 

Also present were:

 

 

Acting City Manager, Jim Wine

City Attorney, Patricia Boomsma

 

3.       MINUTES

 

A.

Consideration of Minutes: Regular Council Meetings of February 20, 2007 and May 1, 2007.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the Minutes as submitted/corrected.

 

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

 

4.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

Stan Mish, Southside Community Association, and Sharon Masek Lopez, Flagstaff Cooperative Preschool, informed the Council that they had reached an agreement for shared use of 203 E. Brannen Avenue (Murdock Center).

 

5.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Payment:  USDA Forest Service Master Special Use Permit.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve payment to the USDA Forest Service in the amount of $38,892.98.

 

B.

Consideration of Sole Service Payment:  Extension of electrical service to Lake Mary Well No. 7.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve payment to APS in the amount of $22,122.75.

 

C.

Consideration of Confirming Change Order No. 1:  Water source development project.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve Confirming Change Order No. 1 to Hydro Systems, Inc. (HIS) in the amount of $34,952.00 with no time extension.

 

D.

Consideration of Modification 0001 to Reimbursable Agreement:  Pulliam Airport master plan improvements, Runway 3-21 extension and safety area project.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

(1)

Approve Modification 0001 with the Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $157,888.00; and

 

 

(2)

Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

 

E.

Consideration of Service Agreement:  Housing rehabilitation and emergency repair services for the owner occupied housing rehabilitation and emergency repair programs.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the agreement with Housing and Development Services, Inc. in the amount of $64,000.00.

 

F.

Consideration of Grant Agreement:  Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force (METRO) Unit.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the grant agreement with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and authorize receipt of grant funds in the amount of $326,000.00.

 

G.

Consideration of Grant Agreement:  DUI abatement.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve the grant agreement with the Oversight Council on Driving or Operating Under the Influence and authorize receipt of grant funds in the amount of $26,000.00.

 

Councilmember White moved to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

6.      REGULAR AGENDA

 

A.

Consideration of Resolution No. 2007-41:  A resolution abandoning a public roadway and utility easement located at 200 E. Forest Avenue.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2007-41 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-41.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Resolution No. 2007-41 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2007-41

 

 

 

A resolution abandoning a public roadway and utility easement located at 200 E. Forest Avenue.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Resolution No. 2007-41, seconded by Councilmember White.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

B.

Consideration of a Letter to the Hopi Tribe:  Black Mesa project Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Approve letter and authorize Mayor to sign.

 

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

 

C.

Consideration of Special Event Funding Request:  Car Tunes.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Disqualify application inasmuch as Flagstaff Symphony receives funding through Flagstaff Cultural Partners.

 

Councilmember White moved to approve the recommended action, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

D.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2007-32:  An ordinance levying upon the assessed valuation of the property within the City of Flagstaff, Arizona. subject to taxation a certain sum upon each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of valuation sufficient to raise the amount estimated to be required in the annual budget, less the amount estimated to be received from other sources of revenue; providing funds for various bond redemptions, for the purpose of paying interest upon bonded indebtedness and providing funds for general municipal expenses, all for the fiscal year ending the 30th day of June, 2008 and declaring an emergency.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2007-32 for the first time by title only.

Read Ordinance No. 2007-32 for the final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No.  2007-32.

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-32 for the first time by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-32

 

 

 

An ordinance levying upon the assessed valuation of the property within the City of Flagstaff, Arizona. subject to taxation a certain sum upon each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of valuation sufficient to raise the amount estimated to be required in the annual budget, less the amount estimated to be received from other sources of revenue; providing funds for various bond redemptions, for the purpose of paying interest upon bonded indebtedness and providing funds for general municipal expenses, all for the fiscal year ending the 30th day of June, 2008 and declaring an emergency.

 

 

E.

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 final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2007-37.

 

Councilmember White moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-37 for the final time by title only, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  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.

 

 

Councilmember White moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2007-37.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Cooper and passed on unanimous vote.

 

F.

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 final time by title only.

Adopt Ordinance No. 2007-38.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-38 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. 2007-38

 

 

 

An ordinance authorizing the exchange of real property for Urban Trails and Open Space on McMillan Mesa.

 

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to adopt Ordinance No. 2007-38.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.

 

G.

Consideration of Resolution No.  2007-40:  A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, declaring as a public record that certain document filed with the City Clerk and entitled “2007 Amendments to the Personnel Policies of the City of Flagstaff”.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Resolution No. 2007-40 by title only.

Adopt Resolution No. 2007-40.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Resolution No. 2007-40 by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Resolution No. 2007-40

 

 

 

A resolution of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, declaring as a public record that certain document filed with the City Clerk and entitled “2007 Amendments to the Personnel Policies of the City of Flagstaff”.

 

 

Councilmember Cooper moved to adopt Resolution No. 2007-40, seconded by Councilmember Haughey.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

H.

Consideration of Ordinance No. 2007-39:  An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, adopting the “2007 Amendments to the Personnel Policies of the City of Flagstaff” by reference.

 

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION:

Read Ordinance No. 2007-39 for the first time by title only.

 

Councilmember Haughey moved to read Ordinance No. 2007-39 for the first time by title only.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember White and passed on unanimous vote.  Title was read as follows:

 

 

Ordinance No. 2007-39

 

 

 

An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, adopting the “2007 Amendments to the Personnel Policies of the City of Flagstaff” by reference.

 

 

7.      PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

 

A.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Ismael Acosta, Jr., “Szechuan Restaurant”, 1451 S. Milton Road, 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 Cooper moved to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember White.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

Ismael Acosta, the applicant, spoke in favor of his application and noted that the location previously had a liquor license.

 

Sgt. Dan Musselman of the Police Department 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 Councilmember Haughey and passed on unanimous vote.

 

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.

 

B.

Consideration of Liquor License Application:  Suren Patel, “Chevron Quick Mart”, 3686 East Route 66, 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 pubic hearing, seconded by Councilmember Cooper.  The motion passed on unanimous vote.

 

Suren Patel, the applicant, stated he has obtained the appropriate training and took over the operation of the mini-mart the previous month.

 

Sgt. Dan Musselman of the Police Department 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 Councilmember Cooper and passed on unanimous vote.

 

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:  H.J. Lewkowitz, “Cost Plus World Market”, 5005 E. Marketplace Drive, Suite 120, 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 Haughey moved to open the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember White.  The vote was unanimous in favor.

 

Andrea Lewkowitz, representing the applicant, commented that Cost Plus World Market is looking forward to opening its store in January of 2008 as part of the mall expansion.

 

Sgt. Walter Miller of the Flagstaff Police Department 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 Councilmember Cooper and passed on unanimous vote.

 

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.

 

8.       COUNCIL DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

(No items were submitted.)

 

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

 

10.    ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the Meeting was adjourned at 6:32p.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 July 24, 2007.  I further certify that the Meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

 

DATED this 5th day of September, 2007.

 

 

 

 

                                                                           

CITY CLERK