March 1 Council Meeting, Appointments and HUB


CITY COUNCIL MEETING 3/1/2016

TOURISM COMMISSION
4 appointments were made with 10 people applying. Thomas D’Agostino (new applicant) Dino Dulbson (current commissioner) Lynda Fleischer (new applicant) and Debbi Grogan (current commissioner). Very happy to see 2 current commissioners re-appointed as well as new appointees Thomas D’Agostino and the appointment I made, Lynda Fleischer, a Southside business owner, all unanimously approved.  
PASSED 7-0

Beautification and Public Art Commission (BPAC)
3 seats were filled with 6 applicants applying. Robert Chambers (current commissioner), appointment was made by Vice Mayor Barotz and Jasmine Barber-Winter (new applicant), appointment made by Mayor Nabours.  
PASSED 7-0

Heritage Preservation Commission
Jerry McLaughlin (new applicant), Philip Scandura (current commissioner) and Charlie Webber (new applicant) were appointed.  
PASSED 7-0

Board of Adjustment
3 applicants applied for 2 positions. I appointed John Van Wyke, a retired Air Force Serviceman. His appointment PASSED 7-0. Councilwoman Evans made a motion to appoint Margo Wheeler. Her appointment was denied 4-3, with myself, Mayor Nabours and Councilmembers Overton and Brewster voting against, we were in favor of re-appointing Dan Anderson. Mayor Nabours made the motion to re-appoint Dan Anderson and his appointment passed 4-3 with Vice Mayor Barotz, Councilmembers Evans and Putzova voting against.  

Library Board
2 applicants applied for 2 positions. Margaret “Marney” Babbitt (new applicant) and Patricia Horn (new applicant) were appointed.
PASSED 7-0

Transportation Commission
2 applicants applied for 2 positions. Julie Leid (new applicant) and Gary Robbins (current commissioner).  
PASSED 7-0

Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA)
Paul Wagner was appointed to the committee.  
PASSED 7-0

VEHICLE PURCHASE
4 garbage trucks purchased for $1,046,530
2 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles for $57,988
PASSED 7-0

NESTLE PURINA ODOR MITIGATION
3rd amendment to the lease agreement with Nestle Purina. Extension is for 6 months. This is to allow for Nestle to explore scrubber technology to remediate odors from the plant.
PASSED 7-0

HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
Plan was adopted. (from the staff report) This Plan was prepared to guide hazard mitigation to better protect the people, property, community assets and land from the effects of hazards. This Plan demonstrates the communities’ and tribe’s commitment to reducing risks from hazards and serves as a tool to help decision makers direct mitigationactivities and resources. This Plan was also developed to make the participating communities and tribe eligible for certain types of Federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation grant funding.
PASSED 7-0

ABANDONMENT OF UNUSED SEWER LINE EASEMENT
(STARBUCKS, EAST FLAG)
A Resolution to abandon 1,103 Sq. Ft. of sewer easement, recorded in Docket 196, Pg. 613 Coconino County. (Resolution to abandon anunused sewer easement near Route 66 and Ponderosa Parkway) 
PASSED 7-0

THE HUB REZONE REQUEST
This is a controversial development in the Southside of Flagstaff. I voted in favor of the rezone request because I want the City to have a seat at the table and negotiate the best deal possible for Flagstaff. This project is huge and I wish it was scaled down for the neighborhood. But regardless of wether the rezone request passes, I am certain this project is coming. If the rezone request fails, I’m certain the owners of the project will be building a very big version (by right and under current zoning), as big or bigger than the version proposed in the rezone request. I will write about this more extensively soon. I did an extensive interview on KAFF. The final read is March 22nd.  
https://chirb.it/Cff6m4


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