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REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE
EL MIRAGE SENIOR CENTER
14010 N. EL MIRAGE RD.
6:00 P.M, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2004
CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Robert Robles called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Council
led the public in the Pledge of Allegiance. Councilmember Cutright presented
the Opening Prayer.
ROLL CALL: Present
were: Mayor Robert Robles, Vice Mayor Norma Valdez, Councilmembers Bruce Baker,
Alice Ortiz, Almond Cutright, Jr. and Michele
Kern, City Manager BJ Cornwall,
Attorney Sam Coffman, Police Chief Dick Yost, Fire Chief Roy Levenda,
Finance Director Diana Betancourt, Community Services Director Ramon Leon,
and City Clerk Edith Hoover.
and action regarding approval of the minutes for April 8, April 22, May 13 and May 27, 2004.
and action regarding approval of a Quit Claim Deed transferring Common Area
Tracts A through I and Tract K to the Sundial West IV Homeowners Association.
Baker made a motion to approve all items listed on the Consent Agenda; seconded
by Vice Mayor Valdez.
VOTE: Yea: Baker,
Ortiz, Valdez, Cutright, Kern, Reed and Robles
MAYOR’S COMMENTS: Mayor had no comments at this time.
and action regarding convening into Board of Adjustment AND Public Hearing for
the purpose of hearing public comment regarding VAR04-0220 with Keith &
Darla Sanders of FTF Manufacturing requesting a variance to allow a new modular
office in front of the existing shop at 24’ instead of 35’ from the front
property line in I-2 at 10201 N. 121st Avenue.
Consideration and action regarding closing the Public
Hearing and reconvening into Board of Adjustment.
and action regarding VAR04-0220: Keith & Darla Sanders of FTF Manufacturing
request a variance to allow a new modular office in front of the existing shop
at 24’ instead of 35’ from the front property line in I-2 at 10201 N. 121st
Consideration and action regarding closing the Board of
Adjustment and reconvening into Regular Session.
and action regarding Resolution No. R04-06-35, authorizing the Mayor to sign a
Development Agreement for a commercial development at 10201 N. 121st Avenue in the City Of El Mirage.
and action regarding Resolution No. R04-06-34, authorizing the Mayor to sign a
Development Agreement for a commercial development at 12102 W. Thunderbird Road in the City of El Mirage.
Baker made a motion to continue items A, A1, A2, A3, B and C to the first
meeting in July, seconded by Councilmember Ortiz.
Presentation of Plaques of Appreciation to Vice Mayor
Norma Valdez, Councilman Almond Cutright, Jr. and Councilwoman Alice Ortiz.
Cutright: As he steps down he has
the confidence that he did what he thought was right, he voted his opinions.
He couldn’t ask for better people to work with.
Ortiz: She has been here so long and
has seen how much they have accomplished. Thankful for the years she has
served the community and she is going to take some time off. She steps down
with pride and dignity.
Valdez: Thankful for everyone who
supported her as she did her best. Wishes everyone the best and hopes to live
in the best community in a few years. Hopes the new Council keeps their
promises. Good luck to everyone.
Clerk Hoover read the Plaques of Appreciation and Mayor Robles presented them
to Vice Mayor Norma Valdez, Councilman Almond Cutright, Jr., and Councilwoman
Alice Ortiz and thanked them for their service to the residents of El Mirage.
Presentation of the
Oath of Office to Xavier Bedolla, Jose “Roy” Delgado and Kathleen White.
Municipal Court Judge Michael Lester presented the Oath
of Office to Xavier Bedolla, Jose “Roy” Delgado and Kathleen White.
and action regarding the appointment of a Vice Mayor.
Baker made a motion to open up the nomination and nominate Michele Kern as the
next Vice Mayor seconded by Councilmember Delgado.
VOTE: Yea: Baker,
Bedolla, Delgado, Kern, Reed, Robles and White
SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS:
White: Thanks everyone who
supported her. Promises to do the best she can. Special mention to her
husband and daughter. She is excited about being here and getting to work.
“Roy” Delgado: Also thanks everyone
who supported him and will work hard for you even if you did not vote for him.
The business of the City is first. Invited everyone to the Youth Center after
Bedolla: Thanked God, his parents, everyone who supported
them, the AZ Republic and AZ COPS. He is here to serve the citizens.
MANAGER SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS:
the new Council. Thanked the old Council. We have had great response to the
survey that went out; he will be bringing the results to the Council. Thank
you to Tom Murphy and the Dysart School
District for helping with the survey.
The City hall committee met again and it went well, they are a great group and
making progress. We are still meeting with the grocery store chain. Things
are progressing and he hopes to have a commitment from them in 30 days. Due to
low claim, we are receiving $7273 back from AZ Risk Retention Pool.
TO THE PUBLIC:
Ramirz- 12902 W Peoria Ave: Congratulations
to new Council and citizens. Believes they must Workshop the Agendas.
Think about the Finance over site committee.
Thomas-12045 W Flores Dr: Congratulations to the new Council
and the new Vice Mayor. The citizens look forward to the changes. The
politics here must change.
Barvitz-12510 W Rosewood Dr: Congratulations to the new Council. He
described himself as a pain, not a nice person and politically incorrect. Asks
that they not take it personally. All he wants is to see the City move forward
and help anyway he can. He is proud of Michele Kern and is glad she is Vice
Mayor. Asks that they do not micro manage staff.
Diando- Rio Salado Health Systems: Congratulations
to the new Council. Explained the services his group could offer.
asked for a speech from our new Vice Mayor. She is very honored by the
nomination and everyone’s faith in her to do a good job. She will do
everything she can to represent them well and do the job to the best of her
offered his congratulations to the new Council members. He believes they can
all work together and do the best for the City and the citizens. The sky is
SESSION: No session requested
Councilmember White made a motion to adjourn at 6:40 p.m.; seconded
by Councilmember Bedolla.