How I Voted 1/21/2014


Council Meeting 1/21/2014

ITEM 4
Approval of Past Minutes
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 7A
2 appointments, tourism commission
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 9A
Outsource Copy Services
The city will contract with Xerographics of NAZ to handle their copy services. This was being done in house. Outsourcing this will save the city about $3,000 per year.
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 9B
SETTLE LAWSUIT WITH CAMPUS CREST
The City made errors in invoicing sewer capacity and other fees for multi-family residential developments. Following discovery of the errors, in May 2013, the City issued new invoices for amounts owed. In November 2013, the City Council authorized litigation to collect fees. The settlement collects 90% of the past due amount.

ITEM 10A
LAND EXCHANGE (final read)
Consideration and Possible Adoption of Ordinance No. 2014-02: An ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona, authorizing the exchange of certain properties: a 1.4 acre parcel owned by the City of Flagstaff (Coconino County Assessor’s Parcel Number [APN] 107-13-012) and a 4.3acre portion of a parcel owned by W.L. Gore and Associates (APN 107-16-007P).

The net to the City is estimated at $102,000 (see 15C below for further action)
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 10B
SALE OF CITY PROPERTY (final read)
This was the second and final read of the sale of the old fire station off of Milton Rd by Natural Grocers. Natural Grocers was the highest bidder. The net proceeds to the City are over $600,000. This passed 2 weeks ago 6-1 and tonight
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 10C
$31,500,000 BOND RE-ISSUE (final read)
Staff will re-issue bonds in exchange for lower interest rates. Many of the bonds were at 4% or greater. Upon refinance most of them will be under 2%
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 10D
FUTURE INTENT OF CITY OWNED PARCELS
A few moths back Council had a meeting discussing City owned parcels, should we sell some of them, which ones should be left as open space. The two most contentious parcels were the Shultz Parcel and the North San Francisco Parcel. Council gave direction to preserve those two and made decisions on several others. Tonights resolution reaffirms that direction and sets the direction for a possible future final decision through ordinance.
PASSED 7-0

ITEM 14A
PUTTING A LIEN ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
SEE BLOG POST

ITEM 16A
MONSOON FLOODING REPORT
Council received an informational report on flooding during last years record monsoons.

FUTURE AGENDA REQUESTS (takes three members to get on a future agenda)
• Future joint County/Council meetings to discuss Veterans issues. 3, SUPPORTED
• Future agenda item on a possible Relocation Ordinance. 3, SUPPORTED
• Lowell Observatory Lighting update. 3, SUPPORTED
• Looking into burying utility lines. 2, NOT SUPPORTED
• Look into selling land on Butler. 3 SUPPORTED
• Look into a graffiti ordinance. 3 SUPPORTED


One thought on “How I Voted 1/21/2014

  1. Jeff flood insurance premiums in our area are sky rocketing making qualifying for loans more an more difficult, do we have any pull with FEMA into addressing these costs. Not sure if these premiums have hit south side yet but would expect them to feel the impact soon.

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