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REGULAR MEETING OF THE
OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE
EL MIRAGE ELEMENTARY
13500 N. El Mirage Rd.
6:00 P.M, Thursday, June 23, 2005
CALL 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.
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, City
Engineer/Operations Director Chris Young, Police Chief Dick Yost, Fire Chief Roy Levenda , Acting Finance Director Bob
Dye, City Clerk Edith Hoover
1. Consideration and action regarding Resolution
R05-06-18, approving posting locations for agendas, public hearings, and other
publications requiring legal postings.
2. Consideration and action regarding Resolution
R05-06-19 authorizing staff to request and administer a Growing Smarter
Planning Grant for an addendum to the General Plan for possible annexation
Delgado made a motion to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Councilor
Bedolla, Delgado, Kern, Monzon, Reed, Waterman, White
A. Presentation by Tom Campanella of the Dysart Community Center regarding the current activities, the number of participants and future
Tomas Campanella Jr. Executive Director for Dysart Community Center gave an update of the summer day camp program which has 170
participants and 25 students on a waiting list. They are currently recruiting staff;
he did not anticipate the high number of participants. They work with the City
Fire and Police Departments. They hope to have some Police volunteers for
mentoring roles. They have 140 children in the baseball programs. They are
using a program modeled after Glendale’s. This is a growing process with the purpose of
providing a comprehensive, recreational program for the kids to learn it and to
have fun. They have spent about $3000 on uniforms. They have bought
equipment; some of the things from the shed were outdated and unsafe. He feels
the program is going well. They are looking for soccer and preschool kickball
for the fall. They will continue to offer the after school programs.
Councilor Delgado asked about Pop Warner Football. Tom has been in discussion
with Mr. Macky and believes the issue is the lack of a site for football. Vice
Mayor Kern asked what the percentages are of El Mirage citizens and Mr.
Campanella answered about 95%. Vice Mayor also asked if there is a projection
of things to come. Tom stated yes there will be. Councilor White thanked Tom
for his worked and stated her daughter is having a great time.
COUNCIL SUMMARY OF CURRENT
EVENTS - NONE
CITY MANAGER SUMMARY OF
BJ Cornwall announced that Gentry Field has been
closed temporarily based on a report from Southwest Risk, our insurance company.
We are awaiting approval by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad of the final
design plans for the Dysart and Thunderbird intersection. Weeds are a problem
and we are dealing with them. We have crews out now and have enlisted the help
of adult probation and Perryville Prison. We are attempting to start an “adopt
a street” program. Mayor and BJ have been working with the City of Surprise to
allow our residents to swim in the Surprise pool for the same cost as Surprise
CALL TO THE PUBLIC - NONE
Discussion and consultation for legal advice with the
City’s attorneys regarding the public records law as applied to investigations
A.R.S. Section 38-431.03(A)(3)
Reed made a motion to convene into executive session at 6:35p.m.; seconded
by Councilor Delgado.
Delgado made a motion to close executive session and reconvene into Regular
Session at 7:02p.m.; seconded by Councilor Reed.
Reed made a motion to adjourn at 7:03 p.m.; seconded by Councilor Delgado.