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REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE

EL MIRAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

13500 N. EL MIRAGE ROAD

6:00 P.M., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2006

 

Minutes

 

I.                    CALL TO ORDER:  Mayor Fred Waterman called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.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, Councilmember Xavier Bedolla, Councilmember Roy Delgado, Councilor Rick Monzon, Councilor William Conner, City Manager BJ Cornwall, Attorney Fredda Bisman, City Engineer Chris Young, Asst. Police Chief Ken Holmes, Fire Chief Scott Alvord, Finance Director Larry Price, City Clerk Edith Hoover, and Deputy City Clerk Michael Standish.  Absent:  Tensi Reed.

 

III.                CONSENT AGENDA

 

Consideration and action approving the second reading of Ordinance No. O06-08-17, amending Chapter 11, Section 11-1-7, “Curfew” of the City Code of the City of El Mirage, Arizona.

 

Consideration and action approving the minutes of the July 20, 2006 and August 31, 2006 Council Meetings.

 

Consideration and action regarding Resolution No. R06-09-24, authorizing the City to submit a grant application to the Gila River Indian Community for funds and to execute awarded agreements.

 

Consideration and action approving Resolution No. R06-08-22, declaring as a public record that certain document entitled “Chapter 5 – City Court.”

 

Consideration and action approving Ordinance No. O06-08-16, amending a part of the El Mirage City Code that certain document titled “Chapter 5 – City Court” and declared to be a public record by Resolution No. R06-08-22.

 

Councilmember Bill Conner made a motion to approve all items on the Consent Agenda except items 4 & 5, of which need to be removed for further consideration; seconded by Councilor Delgado.

 

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

                  Nay:

                  Absent:           Tensi Reed

                  Motion:           Carried

 

IV.               MAYOR’S COMMENTS

 

The Mayor thanked the Fire Department for the memorial service they held on September 11, 2006.

 

The Mayor also recognized the two new Councilmember’s Adam Super and Roger Cleveland and congratulated them on there primary election victory.

 

The two new Councilmember’s will take there seats at the first meeting following the General Election in November 2006.

 

V.                 REGULAR AGENDA

 

Consideration and action for a request by Scott King of 61st Place Architects, agent for Roger Jussaume, for Site Plan Approval for a labor office addition at 11909 NW Grand Ave.

 

Senior Planner Mark Smith stated that the site was previously used as a car sales office and is now used as a labor office.  The owner of the existing office wants to put an addition on to further develop his business and to enhance the look of the area.

 

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to approve the addition; seconded by Councilmember Monzon.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:           Tensi Reed

                        Motion:           Carried

 

Consideration and action to convene into Public Hearing to solicit citizen participation in the City application for 5310 accessible vehicle.

 

Housing Coordinator Leonard Rivera stated that the City’s current Dial-a-Ride van will eventually need to be replaced and the need for another bus to transport citizens is increasing.

 

Mr. Rivera exclaimed that many senior citizens rely on the “bus” to transport them for medical appointments, social services and facilities, employment, meals, shopping, and recreational or social activities.

 

No public comments were received.

 

 

 

Councilmember Conner made the motion to approve the request from Leonard Rivera; seconded by Vice Mayor Kern.

 

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

                        Nay:               

                        Absent:           Tensi Reed

                        Motion:           Carried

 

Consideration and action to close Public Hearing to solicit citizen participation in the City application for 5310 accessible vehicle.

 

Vice Mayor Michele Kern made a motion to close the public hearing; seconded by Councilmember Conner.

 

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

                        Nay:               

                        Absent:           Tensi Reed

                        Motion:           Carried

 

Consideration and action to approve Resolution No. R06-09-25.  A Resolution of the City Council of the City of El Mirage.  Maricopa County, Arizona, authorizing the City to submit an application to Maricopa Association of Government and Arizona Department of Transportation for Section 5310 Transportation funds for Elderly Individuals and/or Individuals with Disabilities.

 

Vice Mayor Michele Kern made a motion to approve Resolution No. R06-09-25; seconded by Councilmember Bedolla.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:           Tensi Reed

                        Motion:           Carried

 

 

Consideration and action approving Resolution No. R06-08-22 declaring as a public record that certain document entitled “Chapter 5 – City Court.”

 

Consideration and action approving Ordinance No. O06-08-16, amending a part of the El Mirage City Code that certain document titled “Chapter 5 – City Court” and declared to be a public record by Resolution No. R06-08-22.

 

Councilman Conner made a motion to commit to refer Resolution No. R06-08-22 and Ordinance No. O06-08-16, Chapter 5 – City Court to a committee of the City; seconded by Councilman Delgado.

 

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

                        Nay:

                        Absent:           Tensi Reed

                        Motion:           Carried

 

VI.               COUNCIL SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

 

Councilor Monzon reported that he spoke with Brian Cullan, President of Pacific Environmental Resources Corp., in regards to waste water plant refurbishment.  Perc submitted documents to El Mirage for evaluation and review.

 

Councilor Monzon spoke with the El Mirage Chief of Police and Detective Section in regards to status regarding three illegal actions within our city.  No further discussion needed.

 

Councilor Monzon stated that he worked with one of the community churches in regards to public safety and the need for crossing marks at Verbena St. and the work will be done soon.

 

Councilor Monzon  also worked with the Cactus Park HOA regarding a letter to our City Manager requesting 129th Ave. be studied for traffic situations.

 

Councilor Monzon reported St. Vincent de Paul donated five television sets to the Senior Center for people unable to afford a set. 

 

During the month of August, our SVDP team helped 44 families (equals 254 people).  Food coupons in the amount of $470 dollars were distributed.  The five conferences gave out a total of $8,100 to the needy.  Rick Monzon would like to congratulate SVDP for a “job well done”.

 

At present, Councilor Monzon is obtaining his ISO Business License to perform audits/assessments in regards to: management responsibility, contract; design, and document reviews, control of customer supplies,  product identification and traceability, inspection and tests, corrective and preventive action, handling, storage, packaging, preservation, and delivery, control of quality records, training and statistical techniques.

Councilor Delgado stated that it was an honor to represent the City of El Mirage in the Flag Parade at the League of Cities and Towns in Tucson.

 

As a representative for the City of El Mirage, Councilmember Delgado reported on the CDAC meeting from the previous night.

 

Councilor Delgado also commented that it would be a great asset to the community if the City was able to tap into the funds generated from the Arizona Lottery.

 

VII.             CITY MANAGER SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

 

City Manager BJ Cornwall exclaimed that the construction of Wal-Mart is on schedule and the steel beams are already in place.

 

Regarding the Glendale lawsuit, Mr. Cornwall stated that there has been a new court date set, which is October 16, 2006 at 3:00 P.M.

 

BJ also thanked the Fire Department for the memorial service they held on September 11, 2006.

 

The City Manager also said that the temporary traffic signals are up at the intersection of Thunderbird and Dysart.

 

VIII.           CALL TO THE PUBLIC

 

There were no responses from the public.

 

IX.               EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

No Executive Session has been requested.

 

X.                 ADJOURNMENT

 

Councilmember Roy Delgado made a motion to adjourn at 6:30 P.M.; seconded by Councilmember Conner.

 

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

                              Nay:               

                                    Absent:           Tensi Reed

                                    Motion:           Carried