ORAVITS_Council Votes and Other Events



Mayor Nabours and Councilman Oravits attended the Dedication Ceremony at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetary at Camp Navajo.


Mogollon Public Works Yard
On Tuesday, June 21st, Council will continue the public hearing on the Mogollon Public Works Yard.  The yard, on the southeast corner of Thorpe Park was on a list of potential properties to sell to help fund the new maintenance yard on West 66.  This was proposed in 2012 when the bond to build the new maintenance yard was approved by the voters.  Since then concerned citizens have brought forward information dating back to the 1920’s claiming the property was intended to be saved as future park.  I am carefully looking at the information and will hope to make a decision this Tuesday.  Regardless of the decision, we have to find about $2,000,000 to fund the new maintenance yard.  So if the decision is to preserve the 7+ acres, it’ll be my top priority to close the funding gap and get this new facility built.

ADOT CORRIDOR UPGRADES NEEDED

The City needs greater control of the ADOT roads running through Flagstaff (89, 180, Milton, Lake Mary, Humphrey’s).

Look at these pictures. The first is Milton, stuck in the 1980’s, miles of 5 lane road, no median improvements, no turn lanes, not repaved.

The second and third are the only part of 89 (across from the Mall) that the city controls. Landscaped, turning lanes to control traffic, recently paved.

Time for a new direction for our main transportation corridors.


City Council Meeting June 7, 2016
APPROVAL OF PAST MINUTES
PASSED 7-0
LEASE 2 TRASH TRUCKS
Emergency purchase Master Lease/RentalAgreement for two solid waste trucks.
We have purchased trucks on order and they should arrive by October. Two trucks are needed because we have several down and several needing maintenance. $124,000. for the entirety of the lease.
PASSED 7-0

FMPO AGREEMENT
IGA/JPA 11-085 and its related amendments acknowledge the roles and responsibilities of the FlagstaffMetropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) in the provision of regional transportation planning and programming in accordance with federal mandates and authorizes the Arizona Department of Transportation to provide federal transportation planning and construction funds for those purposes. No cost involved.
PASSED 7-0

HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS CENTER AGREEMENT
Approve the Service Agreement with Veolia ES Technical Solutions.
The Hazardous Products Center (HPC) is a permanent facility dedicated to accepting and properly disposing of household hazardous waste generated by residents and qualifying businesses of Flagstaff and Coconino County. To continue to provide this service, an “on call” service agreement must be in place for the timely removal and disposition of hazardous waste from the Hazardous Products Center
Financial Impact: All costs associated for this contract are budgeted and will be expended on a time and material basis per Attachment A of the contract.
PAVING CONTRACT C&E PAVING
(about $2,000,000 contract)
Another round of paving (chip sealing) has been approved by Council. C&E is a local Flagstaff company.
PASSED 7-0

ADVERTISING
Council agreed to a contract with Legends Media in Phoenix for a digital billboard in Phoenix right in downtown Phoenix next the stadium. The contract is for 23 months and is about $140,000. This is a very high traffic area. The funds come from a portion of BBB tax approved by the voters for tourism.
PASSED 7-0

BOND UNDERWRITING SERVICES
We Contracted with RBC Capital Markets of Phoenix for $100,000 to sell bonds for voter approved projects including PROP 406 Road Repair, Watershed Protection, Maintenance Yard and Voter Approved Open Space. RBC will go out to the market to sell bonds most likely in the 2-3% range. Total bonds for all is about $28,000,000.
PASSED 7-0

SIGN CODE AMENDMENTS
Due to the Reed Supreme Court Case decision, cities cannot regulate temporary signs on the basis of content. So you can’t say no to a religious message in the public right of way and yes to a political sign, for example. So the city was left with a choice, allow any non commercial message sign in the right of way or none at all. Allowing them would allow up to 32 sq ft signs in the right of way. That’s the size of a sheet of plywood. This would not be good for the aesthetics of our city. We also had to change the requirements on commercial and residential property portable signs and put a limit on total sign square footage allowed. Those limits are now 24 sq ft commercial and 16 sq ft residential.
PASSED 5-2 with Barotz and Putzova Opposing

COUNCIL TRAVEL AND EXPENSE POLICY
Some changes were made to Council travel policy including posting individual council members expenses online. Other changes include allowing subscriptions and continuing education for example.
PASSED 7-0

REQUEST TO DISCUSS AT A FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING LONE TREE INTERCHANGE AND WHO PAYS SHARE OF EXPENSES
This is a future agenda item discussion to discuss this issue requested by Mayor Nabours at a future meeting.

RECEIVED NEEDED 4 COUNCIL MEMBERS SUPPORT TO MOVE FORWARD
LOT SPLIT DISCUSSION
A request by Councilmember Evans to place on a future agenda a review of Lot Split Section of Title 11 of the City Code.
RECEIVED NEEDED 4 COUNCIL MEMBERS SUPPORT TO MOVE FORWARD


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