Flagstaff City Council Meeting June 18, 2013.


How I voted at tonights Council Meeting. Big item tonight was final approval of the 2014 Budget and Property Tax Levy (more money to streets, taxes going down!)

ITEM 9
A. Consideration and Approval of Street Closure(s):
Hopi Market Arts and Craft Festival.
Street closure at Aspen Avenue between San Francisco Street and Leroux Street on 9/28/13 at 6 am through 9/29/13 at 6 pm.
This was TABLED for 2 weeks to ensure area businesses can comment.

B. Consideration and Approval of Consulting Contract: Allwyn Environmental, Inc., for Program Administrative Services for the FY2012 Brownfields Community-wide Assessment Grant. Contract amount about $150,000.
I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

C. Consideration and Approval of Construction Contract:
Switzer Canyon Transmission Main Project.
1) Award the construction contract to Seller’s and Sons, Inc. of Glendale, Arizona in thetotal award amount of $980,483, which includes $25,000 in contract allowance. The contract period is 120 calendar days; and
2) Authorize Change Order Authority to the City Manager in the amount of $95,550 (10% of the bid contract amount, less contract allowance) for unanticipated additional costs; and
3) Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.
I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

D. Consideration and Approval of Payment:
Annual Computer Hardware and Software
Maintenance and Support Services.
Authorize the payment in the amount of $601,015.15, plus applicable sales tax, to:
1) ERP – Financial Applications – $151,000.00
2) SHI Software – Microsoft Enterprise Agreement – $135,000.00
3) Intergraph Public Safety, Inc. – Maintain the map and corresponding DB for system -$196,428.08
4) SIRSI – Online Library Catalog 4/1-3/31 – $70,007.07
5) Additional charge for migrating data from branches into catalog – $48,580.00
I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

F. Consideration and Approval of Agreement:
Participating Agreement Supplemental
Project Agreement between City of Flagstaff and USDA, Forest Service Coconino NationalForest, for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, Fuels Reduction Demonstration Project.e
I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

ITEM 10A.
Consideration and Approval of Agreement Amendment:
Joint Project Agreement
11-085 between the State of Arizona and the City of Flagstaff acting for and on behalf of theFlagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization, Amendment 2 for Fiscal Year 2014.
I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

ITEM 14A.
Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2013-13: Property Tax.
The property tax levy is remaining flat this year. Unlike last years increase, which I voted against, Flagstaff’s residents and businesses will not see the amount they pay increase. This means that what residents and businesses paid in city property taxes last year they will pay this year.

$243,472,000 budget which is a 1.9% decrease year over year.

With a 3 fold increase in streets funding, the preservation of many of the programs and services flagstaff residents hold dear, while lowering the overall budget by millions of dollars and maintaining a flat tax levy year over year on the primary taxes and a lowering of the secondary taxes by over 13%, the 2014 budget represents a huge step in the right direction.

I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

ITEM 14B
Consideration and Approval of Final Plat: A request from Pete Reznick for final plat approval of the University Terrace Unit 2, a subdivision consisting of twenty (20) single-family lots on 10.55 acres located at 4015 South Holland Road in the R1, ResidentialZoning District.

I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

ITEM 14C
Consideration of Insurance Renewal:
Property/Casualty for Fiscal Year 2014.
Insurance renewal proposal from Willis of Arizona for the periodJuly 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents. Our contracted insurance broker, Willis of Arizona, has provided the following options:
-SIR 50,000 (current)
$1,315,380 premium plus 5% buffer for policiy changes= $1,381,149
-SIR 75,000 (staff recommendation)
$1,256,093 premium plus 5% buffer for policy changes = $1,318,898
-SIR 100,000
$1,222,832 premium plus 5% buffer for policy changes = $1,283,974
Council upped the deductible from $50,000 to $75,000.
I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

ITEM 14D
Consideration of Insurance Renewal:
Workers’ Compensation for fiscal year 2014.
Accept workers compensation renewal proposal offered by SCF Western for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and authorize payment of premiums for this policy period and authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents to accept the proposal.

I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

ITEM 14E
Consideration and Adoption of Resolution No. 2013-16: A Resolution to Cover Volunteers of the City of Flagstaff under the City’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

I voted YES, PASSED 7-0

ITEM 16A
Request by Mayor Nabours for future discussion re repeal of property sales tax.

ITEM 16B
Request by Mayor Nabours for future discussion re repeal of property sales tax.

I mentioned that I attended the 2013 Arizona State Chili Championship held right here in Flagstaff.
Congratulations to:
1st Place in Red Chili, Flagstaff’s own Paul Whitney who was also the organizer of the event AND
1st Place in GREEN, Pam Wright also of Flagstaff.

To set up a meeting with Councilman Jeff Oravits please contact City Hall at 928-213-2015


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