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REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE
EL MIRAGE ELEMENTARY
13500 N. EL MIRAGE RD.
6:00 P.M, THURSDAY, November 4, 2004
TO ORDER Mayor Waterman called the
meeting to order at 6:00pm and led the Pledge of Allegiance and moment of
CALL Present were: Mayor Fred
Waterman, Vice Mayor Michele Kern, Councilmembers Roy Delgado, Rick Monzon, Tensi Reed,
Kathleen White, City Manager BJ Cornwall, Attorney Fredda Bisman, City Engineer Chris Young, Police
Chief Dick Yost, Fire Chief Roy Levenda, Finance Director Diana Betancourt, City Clerk Edith Hoover
was: Councilmember Xavier G. Bedolla
COMMENTS There will be presentations
and the public will have an opportunity to speak about the agenda item before
and action regarding resolution R04-11-58 establishing an increase to water and
wastewater rates, rate components, fees and service charges each year for the
next five years and repealing all resolutions in conflict.
Betancourt, Finance Director explained the background of this item. The rate
study was approved January 2004. The study was created using the Capital
Improvement Plan for 2005-2009 and that established that the City needs over 29
million dollars in water and sewer infrastructure improvements. These projects
are based on the 2004 Water Master Plan completed by Malcolm Pernie. We have
mandates from Federal, State and County agencies. Ken Martin from Black & Veatch
is present to answer questions. Diana went through the figures (see attached)
Ren Ray, member of Citizens Advisory Committee, a 15 member committee of
citizens. The committee has met many times and feel that the water rate
increase is fair and inevitable.
White made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilmember Monzon.
VOTE: Yea: Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Waterman, White
SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS NONE
MANAGER SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS
Olive Avenue is open. The El Mirage and Surprise hazardous waste
event is November 20th at the Surprise Aquatic Center
TO THE PUBLIC NONE
White made a motion to adjourn at 6:17 p.m.; seconded by Vice Mayor Kern.
VOTE: Yea: Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman White