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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE

EL MIRAGE SENIOR CENTER

14010 N. EL MIRAGE ROAD

5:30 P.M. – WednesdayJULY 14TH, 2004

 

Minutes

 

CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Robles called the meeting to order at 5:30pm.

 

ROLL CALL:

Present were:  Mayor Robert Robles, Vice Mayor Michele Kern, Councilmembers Bruce Baker, Roy Delgado, Tensi Reed, Kathleen White, City Manager BJ Cornwall, Finance Director Diana Betancourt, Fire Chief Roy Levenda, Attorney Fredda Bisman, City Clerk Edith Hoover and Lieutenant Tony Giunta.

Absent were:  Councilmember Xavier G. Bedolla and Police Chief Dick Yost.

 

SPECIAL SESSION:

 

Consideration and action regarding approval of a contract amendment to the contract with Black & Veatch for the Municipal Water System Rate Study.  This amendment adds a task to the contract requested by the City’s Bonding Agent, to include an Engineer’s Feasibility Study Report and associated meetings.

Diana Betancourt further explained the item & why it makes sense for Black & Veatch to do this since they have done the majority of the document.  Ken Martin from Black & Veatch was present to answer questions.  Councilmember Delgado asked why this wasn’t included in the original contract, why we aren’t going out for 2 more bids, and what will this get us. 

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember White.

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Reed, Delgado, Robles, Kern, White

Nay:    Baker

                        Absent: Bedolla

                        Motion: Carried

 

Consideration and action regarding convening into public hearing for the purpose of hearing public comment regarding the FY2004-2005 Final Budget.

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember White.

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Reed, Delgado, Robles, Kern, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Bedolla

                        Motion: Carried

 

Randy Thomas:  Hopes the Council has done their homework.   Mentioned the City vehicle use and allowances.

 

Consideration and action regarding closing the public hearing and reconvening into Regular Session.

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember Baker.

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Reed, Delgado, Robles, Kern, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Bedolla

                        Motion: Carried

 

Consideration and action regarding Resolution No. R04-07-41, approving and adopting the spending limitation and the budget for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.

Councilmember Baker made a motion to approve; seconded by Vice Mayor Kern.

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Reed, Delgado, Robles, Kern, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Bedolla

                        Motion: Carried

 

 

Consideration and action regarding approval of an agreement with Area Agency on Aging to provide the services of the El Mirage Senior Center.

Councilmember Delgado is concerned whether we have adequate staff for this item.

Councilmember Baker made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember White.

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Reed, Delgado, Robles, Kern, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Bedolla

                        Motion: Carried

 

Consideration and action regarding Resolution No. R04-07-42, adopting a Notice of Intent to implement a Sanitation Administration Utility Fee.

Diana Betancourt explained that the City currently does not recover any administrative costs associated with sanitation.  Councilmember Delgado asked if this includes growth.  Ken Martin of Black & Veatch said this covers only 2004-05.

Councilmember White made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember Delgado.

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Reed, Delgado, Robles, Kern, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Bedolla

                        Motion: Carried

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Delgado made a motion to adjourn at 6:15pm; seconded by Councilmember White.

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Reed, Delgado, Robles, Kern, White

Nay:               

Absent: Bedolla

                        Motion: Carried