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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, May 26, 2005

 

Minutes

 

 

I.      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.

 

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 Bill Farrell for Fredda Bisman, Police Chief Dick Yost, Fire Chief Roy Levenda, City Clerk Edith Hoover

 

III.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

1.   Consideration and action regarding approval of Resolution R05-05-16 authorizing a three year cooperation agreement between the City and the Maricopa County Community Development Block Grant/Home Programs for fiscal years 2006-2008.

 

2.   Consideration and action regarding approval of Resolution R05-05-17 declaring and adopting the results of the Special Election held on May 17, 2005.

 

Councilor White made a motion to approve the consent agenda; seconded by Councilor Monzon.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

IV.      MAYOR’S COMMENTS

Mayor read a commendation for Pete Sarzoza for extraordinary customer service.

 

V.      REGULAR AGENDA

 

A.   Consideration and action regarding convening into public hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding a Series 12- restaurant liquor license for Henry Galindo for Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant, 12420 W. Thunderbird Rd. (the Mercado)

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to convene into Public Hearing; seconded by Councilor Delgado.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

Police Chief Yost explained the liquor license process and explained the Police department does not find reason to oppose.

 

Caroline Wells 12901 W Desert Cove.  She would like them to oppose this license.  She feels it is not compatible with the location.  She is concerned about the applicant and the number of Police calls to this location.

 

Vice Mayor asked what a series 12 liquor license is.  Chief says they can sell all types of liquor.  Based on what the department found and the rules they follow, there is no reason to oppose this.

 

A1.   Consideration and action regarding closing the public hearing and reconvening into Regular Session.

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to close the public hearing and reconvene into regular session; seconded by Councilor Reed.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

A2.Consideration and action regarding a Series 12- restaurant liquor license for Henry Galindo for Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant, 12420 W. Thunderbird Rd. (the Mercado)

 

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

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

B.  Consideration and action regarding the necessity for Work Study Sessions and their effectiveness.

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion that Work Studies will be scheduled on an as needed basis; seconded by Councilor White.

 

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:  They met with Burlington Northern/Santa Fe regarding Dysart & Thunderbird intersection; it will be a minimum of three months for just the temporary signalization.  The Senior Center project is done ahead of schedule and on budget.  Cactus and El Mirage is in the bid phase.  Code enforcement has started 210 cases 15 of which are criminal cases.  We are going to bring in temporary help.  We have been working with the Perryville prison to have prisoner help clear our weeds, until then, we will bring in a temporary crew.  We received $500,000 from CDGB and $280,000 for the HOME program.  The APS franchise agreement passed.

 

VIII.      CALL TO THE PUBLIC -- NONE

 

IX.       EXECUTIVE SESSION

Discussion and consultation for legal advice with the City’s attorneys to consider the City’s position and instruct its representatives regarding the acquisition of real property through annexation and possible litigation involving property acquisition through annexation.

A.R.S. 38-431.03(3)(4) and (7).

 

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

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

Councilor Reed made a motion to reconvene into regular session at 7:16p.m.; seconded by Councilor Delgado.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried

 

IX.       ADJOURNMENT

Councilor Reed made a motion to adjourn at 7:17p.m.; seconded by Vice Mayor Kern.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:

                        Motion: Carried