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SPECIAL MEETING OF
THE COMMON COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF EL
13500 N. El Mirage
5:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 19, 2006
CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Fred Waterman called the meeting to
order at 5:00 p.m.
ROLL CALL – Present were: Mayor Fred Waterman, Vice Mayor
Michele Kern, Councilor Roy Delgado, Councilor Bill Conner, City Manager B.J.
Cornwall, City Engineer Chris Young, Finance Director Larry Price, City Clerk Edith
Hoover. Absent: Councilor Xavier Bedolla, Councilor Rick Monzon, Councilor Tensi
Reed, Attorney Fredda Bisman. Excused: Interim Police Chief Bryan Beamish,
Fire Chief Scott Alvord.
Consideration and action regarding giving the City Manager
signature authority to enter into a contract for the renovation/construction of
the Courthouse at the existing Youth Center.
City Manager BJ Cornwall stated
that the lease with Maricopa County for use of the judicial court in the City
of Surprise expires on December 31, 2006.
BJ exclaimed that he exhausted all
alternatives to find another location for the court and at this time, the best
decision for the City is to approve this plan which would make it the permanent
home for the Court in the City of El Mirage.
Councilor Delgado stated that he
would have liked to see three bids on the construction and renovation of the Youth
Center, but because of the January 1, 2007 deadline, Councilor Delgado agreed
with the single bid.
Councilor Delgado made a motion to
approve the renovation/contrstruction of the Courthouse at the existing Youth Center;
seconded by Vice Mayor Michele Kern.
VOTE: Yea: Conner,
Delgado, Kern, Waterman
Vice Mayor Michele Kern made a
motion to adjourn at 5:05 p.m.; seconded by Councilor Conner.