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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, OCTOBER 26, 2006

 

Minutes

I.                    CALL TO ORDER – The meeting was called to order by Mayor Fred Waterman at 6:01 p.m.  Council led the public in the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence.

 

II.                  ROLL CALL – Present were:  Mayor Fred Waterman, Councilor Xavier Bedolla, Councilor Roy Delgado, Councilor Rick Monzon, Councilor Bill Conner, City Manager B.J. Cornwall, Attorney Fredda Bisman, City Engineer Chris Young, Lieutenant Joe Sousa, Fire Chief Scott Alvord, Finance Director Larry Price, City Clerk Edith Hoover, Deputy City Clerk Michael Standish.  Absent:  Vice Mayor Michele Kern.

 

III.                CONSENT AGENDA

 

1.                  Consideration and action approving November 30, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. as the date and time for the second Council Meeting in November.

 

2.                  Consideration and action to approve pre-purchase of construction materials from Dana Kepner Company Inc. in the amount of $315,000.00 to complete CDBG Phase I and Phase II Water System Improvement project on schedule.

 

3.                  Consideration and action regarding the award of contract for the Constructed Recharge Facility (PW06-WWTP02).

 

4.                  Consideration and action approving a Special Event Liquor License for the Knights of Columbus for a fundraiser for St. Teresita Church from 8:00 P.M. on December 31, 2006 to 1:00 A.M. on January 1, 2007.

 

5.                  Consideration and action approving the Memorandum of Understanding, 2006-2009 between the City of El Mirage and the El Mirage Fire Fighters Association (EMFFA) Chapter of the Northwest Valley Firefighters Local 4361.

 

Councilor Bill Conner made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda items; seconded by Councilor Roy Delgado.    

 

 

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

Nay:   

            Absent:           Vice Mayor Michele Kern

            Motion:           Carried

 

 

IV.               MAYOR’S COMMENTS

 

Mayor Fred Waterman said that there was a plane that crashed at take-off today at Luke Air Force but the pilot is fine.

 

V.                 REGULAR AGENDA

 

No items were submitted for the Regular Agenda.

 

VI.               COUNCIL SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

 

Councilor Roy Delgado thanked everyone for their help on renovating the library.  Many people turned out and he is very proud of what was accomplished.

 

Councilor Roy Delgado stated that there will be another project on November 11, 2006.  This will be to clean up a vacant lot at 127th Ave. just south of Thunderbird and turn it into a park.

 

VII.             CITY MANAGER SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

 

City Manager BJ Cornwall said that the Job Fair held at the Senior Center was a huge success and he wanted to thank Lorenzo Aguirre and staff for help putting it on.

 

The south-east corner of Cactus and El Mirage is now in escrow.

 

BJ commended the Fire Department for the MOU negotiations.

 

City Manager also reiterated the fact that Council passed the construction of a new recharge facility and is very pleased with the progress of the City.

 

 

VIII.           CALL TO THE PUBLIC

 

Chris Richardson, Vice President of the El Mirage Chapter of the Northwest Valley Firefighters local 4361 stated that he is pleased with the three year contract and wanted to thank the City.

 

IX.               EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

No Executive Session has been requested.

 

X.                 ADJOURNMENT

 

Councilor Bill Conner made a motion to adjourn at 6:11 p.m.; seconded by Councilor Xavier Bedolla.

 

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

                  Nay:   

                  Absent:           Vice Mayor Michele Kern

                  Motion:           Carried