Council Meeting Notes December 17, 2013


Council Meeting, December 17, 2013

* AMENDED REGIONAL PLAN MOVES FORWARD TO JANUARY 14, 2014 COUNCIL VOTE.

Two liquor licenses were sent to the state with a recommendation of approval and included Chevron on Lake Mary and Walgreens on Milton.

ITEMS 9A-E all passed 7-0

ITEM 9A
Grant agreement with ADOT for repairs at the airport. This repairs the concrete areas that abut each other so moisture does not seep between and force uprising. The Grant Agreement is a 90-10 match, totaling $310,000. The ADOT grant award amount is $279,000 and requires a City match of $31,000 for a total project cost of $310,000.

ITEM 9B
Awarded a contract in the amount of $414,000.
This contract is for the installation of (2) two new mechanical bar screens for the Wildcat Hill WastewaterTreatment Plant. The bar screen is an integral part of the wastewater treatment process. It is the first treatment process at the plant and is located at the head of the plant. It receives raw sewage from the collection system and removes debris and large untreatable items that flow through the collection system to the wastewater treatment plant. Screening is critical to the treatment process and is necessary to protect downstream pumps, motors and other mechanical device from damage.

ITEM 9C
Accept the bid ($421,000) for Utilities Well and Pump Maintenance Bid No. 2014-17, to The Pump Company ofGoodyear, Arizona. In October of 2013, five (5) proposals were received for Utilities Well and Pump Maintenance Services. The pump Company submitted the most responsive and responsible bid. The initial contract is for two (2) years with the option to renew for three (3) additional one (1) year periods, upon mutual agreement between the City of Flagstaff and The Pump Company.

ITEM 9D
Approval of Final 2014 City of Flagstaff State & Federal Legislative Priorities Agenda. (This list can be found at the City’s website).

ITEM 9E
Approve settlement of the litigation regarding the landscape bond for the Presidio in the Pines subdivision in the amount of 1.8 million dollars. All other terms of the settlement to be approved by the City Attorney.

ITEM 10A
Approve the purchase of a Zamboni Model 546 Ice Resurfacer, with accessories in the amount of$100,805.28, plus applicable taxes, through the NJPA cooperative agreement with the state of Minnesota Contract #022113-FZC.
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 14A
The Model CIty Tax Code has been updated by the Model City Tax Code Commission to conform with new laws adopted by the state legislature and to improve uniformity with state transaction privilege tax laws. No new taxes are being
imposed by the City.

I made it clear that the category of “food tax” needs to remain at 0%. I will not support a grocery tax. The grocery tax remains at 0%
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 15A & 15B
Approval of Regional Plan and Zoning Code Amendment for Trailside Apartments in West Flagstaff. This passed 6-1 two weeks ago. Part of the solution to our affordable housing challenges is to increase the supply of housing, especially affordable housing and apartments. This is a simple supply and demand issue. It is also a property rights and best use of property issue.
PASSED 6-1 with Vice Mayor Evans opposing.

ITEM 15C
Regional Plan discussion regarding proposed changes to the draft plan.

The draft will move forward as amended for a January 14th Council vote.

Thanks to everyone who came out in overwhelming support of the amended version of the plan.

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 7TH, 2014


3 thoughts on “Council Meeting Notes December 17, 2013

  1. I think that mixed population, by obeying developers certain amount of constructed units to give to low income people is better solution than to make concentration of affordable dwellings.

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