Council Meeting Notes
April 5th & April 19th Meetings
PAST MEETING MINUTES
LIQUOR LICENSE PUBLIC HEARINGS
– Express Liquors, 5620 N. Hwy., 89
– Hoot Mart, 101 E. Birch Ave.
– Fort Valley Chevron, 1312 N. Fort Valley Rd
– Hensley Beverage Company, 1850 E. Butler Rd.
AIRPORT MASTER PLAN UPDATE
$520,000 contract for public plan for the future of Flagstaff Airport
AUDIT SERVICES CONTRACT
This is an approximate $80,000 per year contract with Clifton Larson Allen to provide audit services to review the city’s financial records for the next four years.
PASSED 6-1, Oravits opposed
CITYWIDE ON CALL CONSULTING
This is for 15 different professional services and disciplines for:
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Geotechnical and Survey.
PASSED 6-1, Overton opposed
APPROVE 2015 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
This is the result of last years financial audit for year ending 2015.
RENEWAL OF WORKERS COMPENSATION
This is the City’s workers comp for its employees with Copperpoint Mutual in the amount of $730,000.
RENEWAL OF CASUALTY AND PROPERTY INSURANCE
$850,000 to cover the city’s facilities and properties with AIG Insurance.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SUNNYSIDE
$615,000 paving and resurfacing contract with RTR Paving in the Sunnyside Neighborhood.
PASSED 5-0, Overton excused himself, Oravits recused myself.
SIGN CODE AMENDEMENTS
Postponed to May 3rd.
OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION
Observatory Mesa, Picture Canyon, Guadalupe Park, Buffalo Park West, Highland Ave
All sites and locations were up for a change from various zoning to Park/Public Open Space. In total, in about 20 minutes on Tuesday Council unanimously made 2,762 acres (4.31 sq miles of land) as protected open space. Here is a link to the specifics. http://cityweb.flagstaffaz.gov/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=4&get_year=2016&dsp=ag&seq=458
Since I’ve been on Council in 2012 there’s been a great uptick in construction and building activities. But what’s often lost is there has also been a great push to preserve certain areas such as Observatory Mesa and Picture Canyon. In fact, I have been a part of a Council that has preserved more open space than any in history. Not by a small factor but by a factor of 10!
ALL PASSED 7-0 (1st and 2nd read)
.81 acres have been annexed into the city.
PASSED 7-0 (1st and 2nd read)
$7.2MILLION ADDITIONAL PER YEAR TOWARDS FLAGSTAFF INFRASTRUCTURE!
Council voted 4-3 to approve about $7,200,000 additional per year for 5 years in water and sewer infrastructure repair and replacement. Evans, Putzova and Barotz voted against the proposed infrastructure plan.
We’re also putting about $140,000 additional per year towards conservation efforts. VERY HAPPY TO GET OUR INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRED!
PASSED 4-3 (1st & 2nd read), Putzova, Evans and Barotz Opposed
Council changed our summer recess from August to July to better accommodate those with students in FUSD.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS (F.A.I.R)
– Putzova’s request to discuss strategies and implementations of the Regional Plan’s climate change goals and policies was declined 4-3 with Nabours, Oravits, Overton, Brewster opposed.
– Nabours request for a future discussion on transportation infrastructure and financing in the I-40/LoneTree area advanced 4 supporting, Nabours, Oravits, Overton and Brewster supporting.
– Nabours request for a future agenda item regarding Pine Canyon fees for Lonetree improvement is postponed in favor of an executive session.
RIGHT TURN LANES TO BE BUILT ON HUMPHREYS!
Just 2 months after the cities acquisition of right of way across from City Hall, adjacent to the new Marriott, Flagstaff has been awarded a $1,900,000 right turn lane project! The Council voted 5-2 to acquire the right of way in January. (Putzova and Barotz opposed). We had hoped that someday we would get additional turn lanes. Well things moved fast and we’re getting them by 2019! Great job to those that voted for this on Council, staff, the FMPO and ADOT. Looking forward to some traffic relief at this location!
OPEN SPACE COMMISSION
Appointed Bryan Burton, Stephen Hirst, Jim Burton
DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION
Monica Attridge, Kaitlyn Verfuerth and Michael Sanderfer
VP Racing 4501 N. 89
PAST MEETING MINUTES
$114,000 LANDSCAPE CONTRACT, landscape and snow removal annual contract with Morning Dew Landscaping
$114,000 McPherson Park Court Overlay Project
$77,000 Gate Purchase For Airport
$3,000,000 Paving Contract with Local C&E Contracting
This is for continued paving and street improvement projects around Flagstaff. Very excited to see this continuing.
HUB REZONE REQUEST & COMPROMISE FAILS 4-3
I supported a compromise that brought a better designed building, a reduction in height from 5 stories to 3 stories on 3 sides, $570,000 in parking solutions from the developer to the City and a commercial aspect to the project that would have brought tax revenue to the City. The compromise failed though, the request required a super majority 6-1 vote. We will most likely see the Hub built nearly the same size but in a much less favorable version.
Failed 4-3 with Evans, Barotz and Putzova opposed.
STATE GANG TASK FORCE
Intergovernmental Agreement between the State of Arizona, Department of Public Safety and the City regarding the State Gang Task Force
Under the terms of the proposed IGA, the Flagstaff Police Department would assign one (1) P.O.S.T.certified law enforcement officer to the DPS State Gang Task Force, on a full time basis.
The Flagstaff Police Department will receive a seventy-five percent (75%) savings on the officer’s position that has already been budgeted for. The total cost for the officer is approximately $81,600($61,200 DPS share / $20,400 City Share).
MUNICIPAL JUDGES/STATE BAR
Ordinance Requiring All Municipal Judges to be admitted to the State Bar
PASSED 6-1 with Putzova Opposing
BRANNEN NEIGHBORHOOD WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENTS
With Sellers & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $1,914,238.50 for the Brannen Neighborhood Water and Sewer Improvement Project, Phase I.
A resolution of theCity Council of the City of Flagstaff authorizing signatures for checks and payment vouchers (Authority to Sign Checks)
ADA RAMPS 4TH STREET
An ordinance authorizing the acquisition and dedication of certain real property as a public right-of-wayfor the construction of permanent ADA ramps associated with the crosswalks on Fourth
Street at Third Avenue and at Dortha Ave. (Acquisition of property for ADA ramps onFourth Street Project)
McMillan MESA REGIONAL PLAN AND ZONE AMENDMENT
26 acre, 192 unit medium density residential subdivison.