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REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE

EL MIRAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

13500 N. El Mirage Rd.

6:00 P.M, Thursday, March 24, 2005

 

Minutes

 

I.      CALL TO ORDER Mayor called the meeting to order at 6p.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, 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

 

III.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

1.   Consideration and action to approve a contract with J. C. Paving in the amount of $17,531.13 for asphalt paving, concrete work, striping and concrete parking blocks for the expansion of the Police Department.

 

2.   Consideration and action to authorize payment in the amount of $13,983.75 to Arizona Department of Water Resources for the Annual Water Withdrawal 2004.

 

3.   Consideration and action regarding the second reading of Ordinance O05-03-04 amending the Zoning Ordinance regarding Notices of Hearings.

 

4.   Consideration and action approving Resolution R05-03-08 certifying authority to apply for a LRSP Heritage Fund Grant.

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Councilor Delgado.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

IV.      MAYOR’S COMMENTS

Mayor announced that the first executive session item has been removed.

 

V.      REGULAR AGENDA

 

A.  Consideration and action for the approval of the Audited Financial Reports for Fiscal Year Ended 2003-2004.

 

Dennis Osuch from Cronstrom & Trbovich, explained the audit report.

 

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

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

B.  Consideration and action regarding an agreement with the Dysart Community Center to become responsible for the recreation programming for the City.

 

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

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

VI.      COUNCIL SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS - NONE

 

VII.      CITY MANAGER SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

BJ Cornwall: the road improvement of El Mirage has been completed except the signage, we have commissioned a warrant study for the intersection of Peoria & Dysart, we are close to getting 90% design work completed for temporary improvement of Dysart & Thunderbird and we are discussing this with the City of Surprise.  We received the Hanson Pipe project.  He introduced Anthony Kern the new Code Enforcement Officer.

 

VIII.      CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Randy Thomas 12045 W Flores Dr.  last week he picked up the Recall Packet from the City Clerk’s Office.  His intention was to begin to collect signatures for the recall of Councilor Tensi Reed.  She has missed one third of the meetings.  He feels this is disgraceful.  He has struggled with the idea of adding another expense to the City’s taxed budget.  They have other options… ask her to resign or live up to her duty.  He asked Councilor Tensi Reed to do the right thing.  Make a public comment that she will do what she was voted in to do and do what is best for the City.

 

IX.      PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Councilor Delgado announced the Annual Wellness Fair will take place at the school April 9th from 10am-2pm.  There is also an event at Gentry Park at 12 by the Churches.

 

X.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

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).

REMOVED

 

Discussion and consultation with the City’s attorney for legal advice relating to reporting structure for Council appointees.  A.R.S. 38-431.03(A) (3).

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to convene into executive session at 6:23p.m.; seconded by Councilor Reed.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

Councilor Delgado made a motion to close executive session and reconvene into regular session at 6:45p.m.; seconded by Councilor Bedolla.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

XI.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Councilor Delgado made a motion to adjourn at 6:46p.m.; seconded by Councilor Bedolla.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried