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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE

EL MIRAGE SENIOR CENTER

14010 N. EL MIRAGE RD

5:00 P.M.THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2004

 

MINUTES

 

CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Robles called the meeting to order at 5:00p.m.

 

ROLL CALL:

Present were:  Mayor Robert Robles, Councilmembers Bruce Baker, Roy Delgado, Kathleen White, City Manager BJ Cornwall, Finance Director Diana Betancourt, Attorney Fredda Bisman, City Clerk Edith Hoover and Police Chief Dick Yost.

Absent were: Vice Mayor Michele Kern (she is ill), Councilmember Tensi Reed and Fire Chief Roy Levenda

 

SPECIAL SESSION:

 

Consideration and action regarding Ordinance No. O04-07-26, levying upon the assessed valuation of the property within the City of El Mirage subject to primary and secondary taxation a certain sum upon each $100.00 of valuation sufficient to raise the amounts estimated to be required in the annual budget less the amount estimated to be received from other sources; providing funds for various bond redemptions, for the purpose of paying interest upon bonded indebtedness and providing funds for municipal expenses; all for the Fiscal Year ending the 30th day of June, 2005, and declaring an emergency.

Diana Betancourt asked for approval of this Ordinance levying primary tax of $1,235,442.00 & a secondary tax of $295,900.00

 

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

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Delgado, Robles, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Reed, Kern

                        Motion: Carried

 

Consideration and action regarding Resolution No. R04-07-44, authorizing the Mayor to sign a Development Agreement for a Planned Area Development at the northeast corner of El Mirage and Greenway Roads in the City of El Mirage.

TABLED

 

Consideration and Action regarding a Maintenance Assumption Agreement with Sundial Community Association, Inc.

Fredda Bisman explained this is the end result of many discussions.  It is a more common agreement to have the HOA responsible for the maintenance.  Because of a notation on the plat, a formal agreement needs to be recorded.

 

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

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Delgado, Robles, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Reed, Kern

                        Motion: Carried

 

Consideration and action regarding a Quit Claim Deed from the City of El Mirage to the Sundial Community Association, Inc. for common areas.

There was one tract that the City did own; this would turn it over to the HOA.  Councilmember Delgado asked whether the City was receiving consideration for this.  Fredda explained the consideration is that the City will be relieved of the responsibility of maintaining this area.  The Mayor wanted to be assured nothing would come back to haunt us down the line.

 

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

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Delgado, Robles, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Reed, Kern

                        Motion: Carried

 

Consideration and action regarding a Maintenance Assumption Agreement with Rancho Mirage Homeowners Association.

The City does own land in this case; otherwise this is the same as the Sundial Association

 

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

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Delgado, Robles, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Reed, Kern

                        Motion: Carried

 

Consideration and action regarding approval of a Quit Claim Deed from the City of El Mirage to Rancho Mirage Homeowners Assoc., assigning all its rights, title and interest in the Common Area.

Again, this is the same as the Sundial Association.  Councilmember Baker asked about whether the common area was brought back up to standard.  It was explained that was the Sundial One situation.  Councilmember Delgado asked about maintaining water lines & such in this areas.  Fredda explained that in the Quit Claim Deed, the City reserves the right to service such things.

 

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

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Delgado, Robles, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Reed, Kern

                        Motion: Carried

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Councilmember Delgado made a motion to adjourn at 5:12p.m; seconded by Councilmember White.

 

VOTE:            Yea:    Baker, Delgado, Robles, White

Nay:   

                        Absent: Reed, Kern

                        Motion: Carried