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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, SEPTEMBER 9, 2004
TO ORDER Mayor Robles
called the meeting to order at 6:00pm and led the pledge of Allegiance and moment of
CALL Present were: Mayor Robert
Robles, Vice Mayor Michele Kern, Councilmembers Xavier G. Bedolla, Roy Delgado, Tensi
Reed, Kathleen White, City Manager BJ
Cornwall, Attorney Fredda Bisman,
Police Chief Dick Yost, Fire Chief Roy
Levenda, Finance Director Diana Betancourt, City Clerk Edith Hoover
was: Councilmember Bruce Baker
AGENDA No Consent Agenda items
COMMENTS No comments
and action regarding convening into Public Hearing for the purpose of hearing
public comment regarding the rezoning of the Lot 1 of Clayton Industrial Park
at the southwest corner of Butler Drive and El Mirage Road from I-2 (General
Industrial) to B-3 (General Services).
Delgado made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember White.
VOTE: Yea: Bedolla, Reed, Delgado, Robles, Kern, White
Smith, Sr. Planner stated that this
request is in line with the general plan and would be a good fit for commercial
business to serve the surrounding industrial business. Councilor Delgado asked
when the ground breaking would take place and would it effect the road
construction. Mark Smith explained this is just for the zoning, they would
need to come back with a site plan for the uses & the design would then be
approved by the Planning Commission then development agreements would come to
Council. No questions from the public.
and action regarding closing the Public Hearing and reconvening into Regular
White made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember Bedolla.
and action regarding a request by McGuire Construction, agent for McGuire
McClanahan Clayton LLC, for the rezoning of the Lot 1 of Clayton Industrial
Park at the southwest corner of Butler Drive and El Mirage Road from I-2
(General Industrial) to B-3 (General Services).
Mayor Kern made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember Delgado.
and action regarding approval of acceptance of a grant from MAG for one PM 10
certified street sweeper. The project proposed by the City of
El Mirage has been authorized for FY 2004 CMAQ funding in the
amount of $137,047.02. The City of El Mirage agrees to
provide a 5.7% cash match which is $7,811.68.
Young, City Engineer explained that
although we have two street sweepers, one is in disrepair, it breaks down
constantly- it is a bad street sweeper. With one sweeper we can sweep the
streets every 3.5 to 4 weeks, we would like to move that up to 1.5 to 2 weeks
by adding another sweeper. They will have 1.5 to 2 full time employees
sweeping the streets. The price includes the sweeper, a vactor, and training
for 2 employees in Texas. Vice Mayor Kern asked if the travel was included in the
training. Chris said no. Vice Mayor Kern asked if that had been budgeted. (inaudible)
Councilor Delgado asked what will happen to the broken down machine. Chris
said they are looking at the options. More than likely they will look to sell
it. He also said that they will ensure the new machine is maintained
properly. Chris from H & E equipment was present to answer questions. He
explained that the training includes plane fare and food, it is an extensive
two day training class.
Delgado made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember Bedolla.
and action to renew Exhibit A and B of an existing Intergovernmental Agreement
(IGA) # 106006, with the City of Phoenix for Fire dispatch and related
Chief Roy Levenda explained that in 2002 this agreement was approved.
Each year the fees and charges change.
and action regarding an Economic Development Agreement with Grand
Auto Plaza, L.L.C. at the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Greenway Road.
Manager BJ Cornwall
explained that this is to make whole Grand Auto. Several years ago they were
directed to get an easement to run sewer. They expended $39,000 before it was
found out the County would not allow a permit for that. This agreement rebates
them the $39,000 through sales tax.
Mayor Kern made a motion to approve subject to changing the wording from “3%
sales tax” to “sales tax in effect”; seconded by Councilmember White.
SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS Councilor
Delgado attended two real good classes at the League conference and the water
issues we are facing are not unique. There are grants out there for us to go
MANAGER SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS All
of the contract for the Olive Ave road repairs have been signed so we are moving
forward and starting on schedule Monday September 20th. We are in
design phase for the striping of El
Mirage Rd. form Peoria to
Thunderbird, including turn lanes, which should be done next week. After that
is complete we should be able to have the work done within 30 days. School
district is hoping to have the cross walks done on Saturday. BJ attended the
MAG meeting and the census will begin September 1st 2005. He also attended the United Way West Valley
Environmental scan, not many people attended but he would like to thank those
who did. All the information has been forwarded to ASU, we will receive a
report back. This morning he met w/ John F. Long, he wants Council to know
that he is happy to be working with El Mirage & he wants us to move forward
with the new City Hall. He wanted to commend Edie & staff as well as Jo
Anne Garrett for their work on the recall election. Thank you very much.
Tomorrow is the deadline date for letters of interest for the City Advisory
committee, so please turn in your letter. It will be an excellent committee.
There are currently 8 letters received.
TO THE PUBLIC
Ortiz 13605 B St. Presented petitions asking for an independent investigation
into the money issues with the wastewater treatment plant and wells.
Cutright: He was hoping Mr. Baker would have been present so he could
encourage him and thank him for the work he had done in the City and the Mayor.
Sometimes public servants are the least appreciated. He wants them to know
that when they step down and become regular citizens, they did a good job &
they are not failures.
SESSION No request for an
Executive Session was received.
Delgado made a motion to adjourn at 5:45
p.m.; seconded by Councilmember Bedolla.