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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. - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2004
TO ORDER: Mayor called the meeting to order at 6:01p.m. and led
the public in the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence.
CALL: Present were: Mayor Fred Waterman,
Vice Mayor Michele Kern, Councilmembers Xavier G. Bedolla, Roy Delgado, Rick Monzon,
Kathleen White, City Manager BJ Cornwall, Attorney Fredda Bisman, Police Chief Dick Yost, Fire Chief Roy Levenda,
Finance Director Diana Betancourt, City Clerk Edith
was Councilor Tensi Reed. Excused was Vice Mayor Michele Kern
to attend a MAG meeting.
and action regarding approval of a Special Event Liquor License for The Knights
of Columbus #10915 to hold a New Year’s Dance at St. Theresita Church, 14016
Verbena on Friday, December 31 2004 from 8:00p.m. to 1:00a.m.
and action regarding approval of an employment agreement with Kimberly Furphy
as the Water Regulatory/Safety Training Coordinator terminating on June 20,
and action regarding approval of an IGA with the City of Scottsdale for the sharing of certain computer modules to the AZTEC Case
and action regarding approval of an IGA with Maricopa County to extend the lease agreement for court facilities.
and action regarding approval of meeting minutes from the October 14, 28
November 4, 17 and December 2 Council meeting.
Delgado made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilor Bedolla.
VOTE: Yea: Bedolla, Delgado, Monzon, Waterman, White
Absent: Reed, Kern
City Council Contact Center line should be available tomorrow. The number is
posted in the water and public works departments. Information will go out in
the water bills and be advertised in the newspaper. Generally, this is for
citizens who want to get in contact with Councilmembers, there will be a form.
Councilor Delgado asked what the time frame is to respond. Mayor
explained that if it goes directly to a Councilmember, there is no time frame
but the departments will have two working days to respond. Councilor White
thinks there should be an imposed deadline. Councilor Monzon asked if there
were procedures he can follow. Mayor said no. When someone calls in with a problem or
request and it can be taken care of by a department, it will be transferred to
the appropriate department. If they ask to speak to a particular
Councilmember, that person would get the message. Councilor White stated that
if it is in regards to a specific subject that an individual handles such as
her involvement with transportation, then it could be delegated to them.
Councilor Monzon asked whether it would be advisable for the information to be
shared at Council meeting such as how many and the subject of the calls to be
sure responsibility is delegated. As of now, Mayor will handle all the calls
unless directed to a specific Councilor.
Hoover, Interim Human Resources
Manager. They feel this is a good time to add this position due to the
resignation of the City Engineer. Councilor Delgado asked if this was an open
position announcement. Edie stated this is a reclassification, in other words
this person is being promoted; therefore it will not be open to others. She
read the job description.
White made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilor Monzon.
Consideration and action regarding the appointment of one
Councilmember to the Commissioner Review Board.
Edith Hoover explained that due to the recall of Bruce
Baker, we need a new member for this board. Mayor has temporarily accepted
this appointment. Councilor White nominated Councilor Monzon. He would be
glad to accept.
Councilor Bedolla made a motion to appoint Councilor
Monzon to the Commissioner Review Board; seconded by Councilor Delgado.
Consideration and action approving Resolution No.
R04-12-61, authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the Maricopa County
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and execute awarded agreements.
Regan Roach, Code Enforcement Officer, is overseeing
these programs. The two projects we are applying for are the water line
replacements in two areas of the original town site totaling $600,000. There
are not enough hydrants but the lines cannot support the pressure needed. This
is a five year plan. CDBG money can only be used for the original town site
area. Councilor Delgado asked which streets were involved. A and B streets
are the high priority, El Mirage and End street. The second plan (B) is for
Primrose, Alto and Palm.
The other part of this resolution is the HOME program.
This would rehabilitate four homes and buy three properties that are not
eligible for rehabilitation. This is in conjunction with Habitat for
Humanity. People would qualify through Habitat, we would purchase the property
then Habitat would build the home. Councilor Delgado asked if there was
already a contractor. Regan explained this would be done through the bid/procurement
Councilor White made a motion approve; seconded by
and action regarding approval of a contract with AZM, Inc. for the installation
of the Police Department modular buildings.
due to the contract not being received in time to be looked at by Council.
Delgado made a motion for this to be tabled till Friday December 17th
at 5p.m.; seconded by Councilor White.
and action regarding Resolution No. R04-12-62, adopting a Notice of Intent to
assess new and/or increased City Development Fees.
Fredda Bisman, explained the process regarding increasing fees set out by
State Law. Mayor clarified that we have not done this Notice of
Councilor Delgado made a motion approve; seconded by
SESSION – CANCELED
and consultation with the City’s attorney in order to consider its position and
instruct its attorneys regarding the public body’s position regarding contracts
for services that is the subject of negotiations. A.R.S Sec. 38-431.03.A(4)
and consultation with the City’s attorney for legal advice regarding the Open
Meeting Law. A.R.S Sec. 38-431.03.A(3)
SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS
Monzon suggested we use this time to go down the table and have everyone
explain what they have been doing since the previous meeting as a form of
Monzon has been busy with St. Vincent de Paul. They served 107 people over
Thanksgiving. They will do this again next Saturday. They sent out questionnaires
and put together food boxes accordingly. He would like to see our toys for
tots and St. Vincent de Paul work together next year.
White has been working with City staff on the toy drive. She has been working
with Chief Yost regarding the quad complaint.
Bedolla has also been working the toy drive. The school district (whom he works
for) is helping 180 families.
Mayor Waterman attended a Christmas party for migrant
children at the Pueblo and worked on the toy drive. He attends 5 or 6
meetings throughout the week such as WESTMARC. The City has a grant committee
that will become 501C3, which means a non-profit organization.
Delgado worked on the toy drive and the CDGB grant information.
MANAGER SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS
Mirage and Olive project should be done in the next week. The City will be
receiving the PM-10 street sweeper that we applied for through a grant. It
should be delivered next week. The contract was signed for the independent
audit that was requested by the public and they will be here December 20th
& 21st. John F. Long foundation has donated $5,000 to the CAP
program. We have contacted the County and MAG to look at opening the dead end
roads in the City. The County has a contract to look at all roads from Bell to
I-10. We should see the report in spring. Happy Holidays.
TO THE PUBLIC:
Ortiz, 13605 B Street wants to know
when they are going to clean the streets.
White made a motion to adjourn at 6:55p.m.; seconded by Councilor Monzon.