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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, January 13, 2005
TO ORDER: Mayor called the meeting to order at 6:00p.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,
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
Discussion and consultation
for advice from legal counsel and to consider the City’s position and instruct
its representatives regarding the acquisition of real property and possible
litigation involving property acquisition. A.R.S. 38-431.03(3) (4) and (7).
DUE TO THE PARTICIPANTS RUNNING LATE
and action regarding Resolution R05-01-01 declaring that said Council deems the
granting of a certain electric franchise to Arizona Public Service Corporation
beneficial for the City of El Mirage; declaring that there shall be submitted
to the voters of the City the question of whether or not a franchise shall be granted;
designating the election date and purpose of the election; designating the
deadline for voter registration; and authorizing the City Clerk to conduct a
May Special Election for the purpose of an Arizona Public Service Franchise
Election as a “Mail Ballot” Election. Pursuant to A.R.S. 16-409(B) and to
require voters to pay return postage and prescribing the form of the ballot.
and action regarding approval of minutes of the special meeting of December 17
& 22 and regular meeting of December 15.
and action authorizing the City Manager to authorize expenditures on the Olive Avenue Road Construction Project up to the Engineer’s estimate of $1,322,022
for the amount of $217,735; waiving El Mirage City Code 3-4 Purchasing.
Kern made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilor Delgado.
VOTE: Yea: Bedolla, Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman, White
and action regarding resolution R05-01-03 authorizing the Mayor
to sign a development agreement for Rocking H Investments d.b.a. DVC Concrete
& Stucco at 12475 W. Alice Avenue.
Smith explained this has already been
signed by the owner. Councilor Delgado asked if they will have a sale office
there. The answer was yes but Mark was not sure if they are selling product or
services. Mayor asked if there would be retail sales tax, the answer
is no. Councilor Delgado asked about the possibility of jobs. The answer is
yes there will be job opportunities.
Reed made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilor Delgado.
and action regarding resolution R05-01-04 authorizing the Mayor
to sign a development agreement for RBK Development, Inc. d.b.a. Rancho El
Mirage Plaza at 13915 N. Dysart Road.
Smith explained this is a retail
center. Councilor Delgado stated this is a bad area for water retention. Mark
explained that they are required to handle the drainage on site and part of the
road. The redesign of the intersection should take care of the problems. BJ
stated that they already have four of the tem available leases. Councilor Reed
asked if the intersection will be completed by the time the building goes up. BJ Cornwall
Delgado made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilor White.
and action regarding resolution R05-01-05 authorizing the Mayor
to sign a development agreement for Ernst Family Trust d.b.a. Grand Auto Center
at 12555 N.W. Grand Avenue.
Smith explained what this project
entails and that the owners have signed the agreement. Councilor Delgado asked
how many acres this is. The answer is 3.5. Councilor Delgado asked if they
were retail and about job opportunities. BJ stated all three areas will be retail.
SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS: NONE
MANAGER SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS:
on the road improvements. The Olive Rd project is 95% complete… the second
phase El Mirage Rd is in the bid phase, tentative to begin on the 30th.
Mentioned where Christmas trees can be dropped. He is happy that Council just
approved over 10 retail businesses to the City.
TO THE PUBLIC: NONE
Discussion and consultation for advice from legal
counsel and to consider the City’s position and instruct its representatives
regarding the acquisition of real property and possible litigation involving
property acquisition. A.R.S. 38-431.03(3) (4) and (7)
Discussion and consultation with the City's attorney
in order to consider the City's position and instruct its attorney regarding
the City's position regarding a contract that is the subject of negotiations,
concerning the City's recreational programs. A.R.S. Section 38-431.03.A(4).
Kern made a motion to go into Executive Session at 6:13p.m.; seconded by Councilor
Kern made a motion to reconvene into Regular Session at 7:45p.m.; seconded by
Kern made a motion to adjourn at 7:46p.m.; seconded by Councilor Bedolla.