CITY COUNCIL MEETING 10/20/2015


DEBATE WATCHING PARTY
and FUNDRAISER for COUNCILMAN ORAVITS

– Special guests: Representative Bob Thorpe, Mayor Jerry Nabours, Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, CCRC Chair Joan Harris, Charlie Odegaard. 
– Wednesday, Oct 28th, 4:45-7:00
– Salsa Brava
– Suggested minimum contribution $25. Dinner and drink included. 
(if $25 is not in your budget contact me, I want you to come). 
– RSVP jeff4flagstaff@icloud.com

COLUMBUS DAY REMOVAL ADVANCES 3-4
Councilwoman Putzova’s request for a future vote regarding a three step process that ultimately asks for the Federal Holiday of Columbus Day to be replaced by Indigenous Peoples Day passes by a vote of 3-4 with Brewster, Nabours, Oravits and Overton opposing. 

VOTE!
Ballots have arrived. I urge everyone to vote NO on #3 and YES on #4. Let’s return our elections to spring and keep them focused locally. 

-APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Passed 7-0

-COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS
-PARKS and RECREATION, Jennifer Grogan
-SUSTAINABILITY, Emelie Blake 2016, Elisha Dorfsmith 2018, Dara Marks 2018
-HERITAGE PRESERVATION, Kirk Ridenthal
-AIRPORT, Jeff Wheless, Beth Applebee
-BEAUTIFICATION, Dan Clark
-DIVERSITY AWARENESSS
Marian Bitsui, Robert Duke, Khalif Durham, Anne Hart, Robert Knox, Caroline McDonald, Stefan Rosic, Deborah Shepard.
ALL PASSED 7-0

-LA PLAZA VIEJA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
The plan was adopted with the boundaries as recommended by the neighborhood.
PASSED 7-0

-LAB CONTRACT 
Lab services for water, wastewater and pre-treatment sampling. Not to exceed $150,000.
PASSED 7-0

-FINAL PLAT APPROVAL
11.22 acres at 800 E Sterling Lane for 49 single family townhomes.
PASSED 7-0

-ANIMAL SHELTER SERVICES
$199,985 contract for Coconino Humane Society to provide animal shelter services.
PASSED 7-0

-SPECIALTY APPOINTMENTS TO COMMISSIONS
Discussion on eliminating specialty classes for commission appointments. Council decided to eliminate specialty classes and appoint all positions at large.
PASSED 5-2 with Evans and Brewster opposing

-WATER RATE PUBLIC HEARING
Council continued to hear from staff, consultants and the public regarding proposed changes to water, sewer, reclaimed and stormwater fees. This will continue into November. Your input is needed. 


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