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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE

EL MIRAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

13500 N. EL MIRAGE RD.

5:30 P.M. – WEDNESDAY – APRIL 13, 2005

 

Minutes

 

 

I.            CALL TO ORDER  Mayor Fred Waterman called the meeting to order at 5:31p.m and led the public in the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence.

 

II.            ROLL CALL  Present were Mayor Fred Waterman, Vice Mayor Michele Kern, Councilor Xavier Bedolla, Roy Delgado, Rick Monzon, Tensi Reed, City Manager BJ Cornwall, Attorney Fredda Bisman, Police Chief Dick Yost, Fire Chief Roy Levenda, Finance Director Diana Betancourt and Deputy City Clerk Michelle Szweda.

Absent were: Councilor Kathleen White (school) and City Clerk Edith Hoover (family emergency)

 

III.            CONSENT AGENDA

 

1.                  Consideration and action regarding approval of meeting minutes from the January 27, February 10, February 24, February 28, and March 2, 2005 Council meetings.

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the February 24 meeting minutes as she would like some corrections; seconded by Councilor Delgado.

 

VOTE:            Yea: Bedolla, Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman

                        Nay:

                        Absent: White

                        Motion: Carried

 

IV.            SPECIAL AGENDA

 

A.                 Consideration and action regarding convening into  public Hearing for the purpose of hearing public comment relative to a new liquor license for John James Coury for Arizona Valley Desert Distributing, L.L.C. for a Series 04 – Wholesaler.

 

A1.      Consideration and action regarding closing the Public Hearing and reconvening into Regular Session.

 

A2.      Consideration and action regarding a new Series 04 – Wholesaler Liquor License for John James Coury for Arizona Desert Valley Distributing, L.L.C. located at 12329 N.W. Grand Avenue, Suite N, El Mirage, AZ  85335.

 

Police Chief Dick Yost asked that this item be tabled until he hears back from the State.

 

Councilor Delgado made a motion to table Item A, A1 and A2; seconded by Vice Mayor Kern.

 

VOTE:            Yea: Bedolla, Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman

                        Nay:

                        Absent: White

                        Motion: TABLED

 

B.                Consideration and action regarding Resolution No. R05-04-09, authorizing an application to the Greater Arizona Development Authority for financial assistance pursuant to Title 41, Chapter 10, Article 8, Arizona Revised Statutes, and declaring an emergency.

 

Greg Swartz from Piper Jaffray explained that the purpose is to restructure existing debt and to provide flexibility by eliminating restrictions.

 

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

 

VOTE:            Yea: Bedolla, Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman

                        Nay:

                        Absent: White

                        Motion: Carried

 

C.                Consideration and action regarding an award of bid for the construction of the Canterbury Drive water production facility project to PCL Contractors in the amount of $212,878.00.  With a 10% contingency for a total of $234,165.80.

 

Lucky Roberts, Water Resources Manager, explained this item.  PCL was the lowest bid and they have a bid bond.  Vice Mayor Kern reiterated her disappointment with the location of this site.  Lucky explained that they did all they could to minimize the impact to the neighborhood.  This is the best location.  Councilor Delgado asked if there was a reason for the extra 10%.  Lucky explained that is just in case there is some unforeseen cost.  Lucky stated this will be sunk down four feet and landscaped.  They had an open house for the residences of the area to address concerns.

 

Councilor Monzon made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilor Delgado.

 

VOTE:            Yea: Bedolla, Delgado, Monzon, Reed, Waterman

                        Nay: Kern

                        Absent: White

                        Motion: Carried

 

D.                Consideration and action regarding Resolution No. R05-04-10, approving final plat of a subdivision to be known as Thompson Ranch Phase 3 located northeast of Thompson Ranch Road approximately one-half mile north of Grand Avenue in the north half of Section 12, Township 3 North, Range 1 West G&SRB&M.

 

Mark Smith, Senior Planner explained this item.  Councilor Delgado asked about open space.  Mark explained this is the third phase; about 10% of the entire subdivision is open space.  They discuss open space requirements.  Fredda Bisman, City Attorney, explained that since the Preliminary Plat was already approved, this is just a formality.

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilor Monzon.

 

VOTE:            Yea: Bedolla, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman

                        Nay: Delgado

                        Absent: White

                        Motion: Carried

 

E.                 Consideration and action regarding Resolution No. R05-04-11, authorizing the Mayor to sign a Development Agreement for a commercial development at 12336 W. Butler Drive in the City of El Mirage (MCS Enterprise, LLC)

 

Mark Smith explained the item.

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to approve; seconded by Councilor Reed.

 

VOTE:            Yea: Bedolla, Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman

                        Nay:

                        Absent: White

                        Motion: Carried

 

V.                        ADJOURNMENT

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to adjourn at 5:54p.m.; seconded by Councilor Reed.

 

VOTE:            Yea: Bedolla, Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman

                        Nay:

                        Absent: White

                        Motion: Carried