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Live Update of the Prescott City Council: July 26

26 July 2016  

It's the Live Update of the Prescott City Council meetings - Study Session starts at 1PM and the Voting Meeting starts at 3PM.

Study Session





A. Public comment re possible regulations for structured sober living homes

Council Memo
July 12, 2016, Structurred Sober Living Operational Regulations PowerPoint presentationDropped from 170-110, 115. 
Purpose of the ordinance is to protect the residents of the home. 
Also to protect neighbor and community. 
This is just a piece of a complex puzzle, JP said. 
Hope to address minimum standards to protect against abuse and fraud. 
Goals must be to achieve a legitimate gov interest, and least drastic measures. 
“We can’t overreach,” Paladini said. “we want to do this one time, we want to do this right, we want to do what is legally defensible… What can we do that is realistic and enforceable, not only from a staffing perspective…” 
The good operators will operate will operate in a way that exceeds our minimal requirements. 
We may not achieve every goal… On our way to being the first city in the state to adopt an ordinance based on fair housing laws and ADA.
ARS 9-500.38 allows:

  1. Registry with minimal amount of information be available. 
  2. Supervision
  3. Establishment and maintenance of an operation plan to facilitate a rehab process, including discharge planning, ‘good neighbor’ plan. 

Wilcox asked what the consequences would be if they don’t meet the ordinance requirements. 
The City wants to limit the “streeting” of a resident. 
We cannot force anyone to travel anywhere as a government.
Can they force a group home to provide meals? Is it supposed to emulate a family? Or is it a rooming house?
Paladin notes that there is an enforcement issue. 
Wilcox wants to see the issue of smoking discussed. 
Billie Orr wants 24 hour supervision, someone awake at all hours. 
Lamerson asks how far a reach the City Council wants to go. 
Sandra Smith: Nutritional support is important to maintaining sobriety. 
Jeri Smith Fornara: Claims that some people are thrown out on the streets at 6:30 and aren’t allowed back in until 9 PM.
“This is not a joke any more.”
Cheryl Barclow: She has 2 in her area.  Asks whether it covers just drugs and alcohol - wants to know how other “addictions” are dealt with?
Limits 2 persons per bedroom, essentially. 
She wants to have supervisor be certified. 
Chuck Abbot: Lot of money involved for health and liability. He’s afraid they will mess with the good ones and let the bad ones get away. 
Marla: Trying to understand the difference between a group home and sober living. 
“These are businesses, they are in a home, taking money…”
Group home for the disabled 

  1. Some are licensed by the state (developmentally disabled)
  2. Some are not licensed by the state - structured sober living homes.
  3. For people who are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. 

“We are not a group home service that provides medical services.
Only discussing residential component now. 
Justin Bachman:  Owner/operator of a structured sober living home. Part of recovery community home that goes unsung. “I run one of the most structured homes in Prescott.”
“We’re game. We want to work with you guys…”
“I want our talks to be solution oriented.”
Identify the bad ones, get regulations, set policies, and we need to do it now. 
I see a success rate with “my women” of over 70%.
Involve yourself with he recovery people as well.
House managers, 4 days on, 4 days off. Residents have jobs. No cell phones, no laptops, “we eliminate distractions”. 
Tom Kimmerly: 50 years experience in alcoholism. New to the area. 
Sobriety: Either you die, institutionalized, in jails or get sober. 
Instead of setting minimum requirements, set maximum requirements. 
People “need to learn to start over.”
“I think if you set high standards for people, they will reach it.”
AA is a great program, but it’s just the beginning. 
“When I was drinking, I was full of chaos, and drama and bullshit.”
Melissa Thornburg: Director of Marketing and Outreach for Prescott House (?)
“We can have a win-win if we all work together.”
Motivational interviewing - learn to de-escalate
“We have a discharge plan, we cannot stop someone from leaving when they are angry. 
Acting within their fight, flight or freeze response. 
Creating something like a drunk tank. 
Ad Hoc committee to come up with community service options. As a group, we have lots of people who need service work. 
Sober centers.
Most places have a smoking area. 
Noise fines. 
“I want everyone to come out of this benefitting, and I believe we can if we all work together.”
Requires disability requirements inside facility.
Erin Bachman: You are deciding things without knowledge of addiction. 
“If we are not addressing the owners…”
24 hour supervision is not going to do anything. There’s a better way. 
People with additions need to help make the laws. 
“Since when did we stop working together?”
Should focus on supervision and accountability. 
We see this as being a collaborative effort, Oberg said. 
Brad ??? 
Thorough documentation of facilities.. Total supervision. Total responsibility from owners and mgmt.
Regulations:  Rigid - failure is not an option.  Thinks they should have a dumpster. 
Molly Mgin - managing partner for TreeHouse. College community for young adults in recovery. 
Interested in the opportunity - big gap in perception. Public residents afraid - on the other side, we all think of ourselves as good guys. 
Have a high functioning, good track record. Treatment works, we know this. 
When we do well, it changes everything.  WE want to be part of the solution. 
The seed of the solution is going to be a long process. People want to get this right. 


B. Requests for information re July 26, 2016, Voting Meeting agenda items










A.  Proclaiming August 2016, as Child Support Awareness Month

B.  Proclaiming August 6, 2016, as Vietnam Veterans Day in the City of Prescott



A. Approval of minutes for City Council meetings held on July 12, 2016

Council Memo
July 12, 2016, Study Session Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2016, Special Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2016, Voting Session Meeting Minutes

B. Approval to purchase Fire Department personal protective equipment (turnouts) from L.N. Curtis and Sons, using HGAC Contract No. EP11-14 pricing, in the amount of $33,750.00 (City Contract No. 2017-006; General Fund 100%)

Council Memo
Turnout Specification
Turnout Suit Product Detail

C. Award of City Contract No. 2017-071 to Classic Garage Floor Coatings in the amount of $19,585.50, for coating of the floor at Fire Station No. 71 (White Spar; Facilities Management Fund)

Council Memo
Classic Garage Floor Coatings quote dated June 3, 2016

D. Award of City Contract No. 2017-070 for Fire Alarm/Intrusion Monitoring and Fire Suppression Services for various City facilities to B&W Fire Security Systems in an estimated annual amount of $55,000.00 (Facilities Management Fund/Various Other Funds)

Council Memo

E. Adoption of Ordinance No. 4990-1528, authorizing purchase and acceptance of a public utility easement from Joe and Jessie Poblano for the Small Water Mains Phase 3 Project (City Contract No. 2017-072; Water and Streets Funds)

Council Memo
Ordinance No. 4990-1528
Agreement for Sale of Public Utlity Easement (City Contract No. 2017-072)
Public Utility Easement Aerial Map

F. Adoption of Ordinance No. 4988-1526 authorizing acceptance of a water line easement from the Antelope Hills Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness (City Contract No. 2017-067)

Council Memo
Ordinance No. 4988-1526
Water Line Easement Agreement, City Contract No. 2016-067
Aerial Vicinity Map

G. Award of City Contract No. 2017-022 to the Thatcher Company of Arizona, Inc., for the purchase of aluminum sulfate and sodium hydroxide using National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (NIPA) contract pricing in an amount not to exceed $40,000.00 (Wastewater Fund)

Council Memo
Quote No. 201675 – Thatcher Company of Arizona, Inc.
Form C – Pricing Schedule

H. Adoption of Resolution No. 4347-1556 approving Amendment No. 1 to City Contract No. 2015-204A1, an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Prescott and the Arizona Department of Revenue re administration of privilege and use taxes

Council Memo
Resolution No. 4347-1556
Amendment No. 1 to IGA, City Contract No. 2015-204A1

I. Approval of annual support and maintenance for Zetron, Inc., public safety dispatch system software in the amount of $21,330.34 using State of Arizona Contract No. ADSPO13-036612 pricing (City Contract No. 2017-069)

Council Memo
Zetron, Inc., Invoice

J. Adoption of Resolution No. 4349-1558 approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office (City Contract 2017-068), permitting the Prescott Regional Communications Center access to and use of the CodeRED Emergency Notification System (50.50% recovered from other PRCC partners, 49.50% City General Fund)

Council Memo
CodeRED Draft IGA, City Contract No. 2017-068
CodeRed Resolution No. 4349-1558
Yavapai County CodeRED Policy
CodeRED Service Agreement

K. Adoption of Resolution No. 4344-1553 setting the annual business license fee

Council Memo
Resolution No. 4344-1553
This item was pulled from the consent agenda. It passed, 4-3, Lazzell, Lamerson and Blair in dissent. 



A. Application for a Series 15 Special Event Liquor LicenseChanging Childhood Poverty - Coalition for Compassion and Justice
'Tis Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St.
Applicant:  Temmy Bowler
City Application No. 16-0051S
Date/Time of Event Liquor Sales:  Saturday, September 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pmThe application has been reviewed and determined to be in compliance with City requirements.

Coalition for Justice Council Report
Coalition for Compassion and Justice, Application Information
Location Map
Liquor License Series Number Definitions
ARS 4-203.02: Special event licenses: rules

B. Application for a Series 15 Special Event Liquor LicenseSharlot Hall Historical Society of Arizona - Fundraiser
415 W. Gurley St.
Applicant:  Nancy L. Hans
City Application No. 16-0047S
Date/Time of Event Liquor Sales:  Saturday, August 20, 2016, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pmThe application has been reviewed and determined to be in compliance with City requirements.

Sharlot Hall Council Report
Sharlot Hall Historical Society of Arizona, Application Information
Location Map
Liquor License Series Number Definitions
ARS 4-203.02: Special event licenses: rules

C. Application for a Series 16 Fair/Festival Special Event Liquor LicenseThumb Butte Distillery
Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St.
Applicant:  Dana A. Murdock
City Application No. 16-0054S
Date/Time of Event Liquor Sales:  Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pmThe application has been reviewed and determined to be in compliance with City requirements.

Thumb Butte Council Report
ARS 4-205.11: Craft distillery festival license; craft distillery fair license ; craft distillery fee

D. Application for a Series 16 Fair/Festival Special Event Liquor LicenseDesert Diamond Distillery
Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St.
Applicant:  John W. Patt
City Application No. 16-0055S
Date/Time of Event Liquor Sales:  Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pmThe application has been reviewed and determined to be in compliance with City requirements.

Desert Diamond Council Report
ARS 4-205.11: Craft distillery; craft distillery fair license; craft distillery feeIII. REGULAR AGENDA

A. Public Hearing and consideration of a person and location transfer liquor license application for a Series 6, Bar liquor license from Patricia Cecilia Briggs, applicant for Prescott Public House, located at 218 W. Gurley St.

Prescott Public House
Liquor License Series No. Definitions
R-19-1-702, Arizona Laws & Regulations Relating to granting a Liquor LicenseMotion passes unanimously - wants to bring hospitality to the bar Business.

B. Approval of payment of Upper Verde Watershed Protection Coalition membership dues in the total amount of $104,000.00 for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 (Alternative Water Fund)

Council Memo
FY 2016 Coalition Invoice
FY 2017 Coalition InvoiceThe Watershed Restoration Initiative:Less than 2% of total precip is recharge

Goal: Improve aquifer recharge before it is lost to evaporation

Watershed Restoration and Management plan 2014 prepared.

  • Woodland/grassland Restoration
  • Enhance Recharge
  • Urban Runoff
  • Aquifer Protection

Meets tomorrow:

Watershed task force

Scenario planning events

Literature review research

Proposal for Hydrologic Effects of Vegetation management

Slaughterhouse Gulch Restoration Project

Biomass Task Force & Market Development

Letters to Governor

Meetings with Industry Stakeholders

Product Testing

Resource Conservation Partnership


Contributions over $1M, plus many hours of in-kind donations. 

Motion passes unanimously. 

C. Award of City Contract No. 2017-027 to SAK Construction, LLC, for cured-in-place sewer pipe rehabilitation in Fiscal Year 2017 on an individual job order basis, utilizing pricing through The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) Contract No. R5143, in an amount not to exceed $750,000.00 (Water and Streets Funds)

Council Memo
City Contract 2017-027
Description of Firm
Map of Initial Projects - Area 1
Map of Initial Projects - Area 2

Cured-in-Place piping - tested over the last year, and it works great, according to Henry Hash. Creates a jointless pipe within a pipe. 5K feet in Granite Creek done last year. The cost is about 1/3 the regular excavation. It also reduces the diameter, but because it is jointless and smooth, the actual capacity is increased. 

Motion passes unanimously. 

D. Award of various Public Works “On-Call” Professional Services Contracts

Council Memo
Attachment A- Listing of Firms and On-Call Contract Amounts

35 different "on-call" contracts. Here is the information for why they did this: 

One of the most significant benefits to an “On-Call” contract list is the reduction of time to get a project started. By state statue, a request for professional services must adhere to the qualifications-based selection process. The steps consist of: 1) development of a scope of work; 2) advertising for the qualifications related to the work; and 3) receiving statements of qualifications. Once qualifications are received, a group of reviewers is formed based on their experience and submittal. Each reviewer looks at the proposals and ranks them according to the minimum standards requested in the scope of work and the past experience of the firm. The qualification process generally takes 2-4 months each time the City needs professional services. This process is repeated for each contract. Once the firm is pre-qualified, the scope and fee negotiations begin. When the scope and fee have been negotiated, the item is brought forward to the City Council for consideration.
Using the On-Call professional services contract process, each firm has been pre- qualified and approved for individual task order contract(s) up to the On-Call contract amount. When an On-Call contract is in place, the services can be procured very rapidly, improving customer service, delivery of capital projects, and reducing staff time. It is important to note that when a firm is on the “On-Call” list or the City has entered into an “On-Call” contract, it is not a guarantee that any particular amount of work will be authorized. 

E. Approval of SI16-005, Site Plan for twelve (12) residential units in six (6) separate duplex buildings, and Water Service Agreement No. 16-012 (City Contract No. 2017-012) [Zoning:  Multi-Family Medium (MF-M); APN 110-05-002B; Property Owner: Robinson Duplexes, LLC]

Council Memo
Aerial Location Map
Zoning Map
Site Plan
Water Service Agreement 16-012, City Contract No. 2017-012

Wilcox noted that it is dangerous to turn left on Gurley from Robinson - she is recommending a sign that says "No left turn on Gurley" further up the road. 

Motion passes unanimously. 


F. Approval of CC16-002, Comprehensive Sign Plan for Thumb Butte Medical Center [Zoning: Neighborhood Oriented Business (NOB); APN 106-20-433 Owner: Hosn Hojatollah Askari, 3191 Stillwater Drive, Prescott, AZ 86305]

Council Memo
Aerial Location Map
Free-Standing Sign Graphic (Original)
Free-Standing Sign Graphic (Revised)
Wall Sign Graphic
Applicant's Letter

They are asking for a 17' high sign, 60 sf instead of 32, P&Z voted 4-3 to recommend approval. So, they redesigned the sign, and took it back to P&Z (voluntarily), which informally, but unanimously agreed to it. 

Motion passes unanimously. 


G. Approval of purchase of one (1) ea. 2016 Caterpillar 930M wheel loader and one (1) ea. 2016 Caterpillar 938M wheel loader from Empire CAT using City of Tucson Contract No. 120377 pricing, in the total amount of $363,249.56 (City Contract No. 2017-021; Solid Waste Fund, 1% Streets Fund)

Council Memo
Empire CAT quote dated June 12, 2016 replacing Asset No. 880
Empire CAT quote dated June 12, 2016 replacing Asset No. 1217

These Caterpillars are used constantly. 

Motion passes unanimously. 


H. Approval of purchase of one (1) ea. 2017 Peterbilt refuse chassis from Rush Truck Center and one  (1) ea. Scorpion side load body from Arizona Refuse Sales using City of Tempe Contract No. T15-097-01 pricing in the total amount of $270,505.15 (City Contract No. 2017-026; Solid Waste Fund)

Council Memo
Rush Truck Center quote dated June 23, 2016 

Funding budgeted, old one to be auctioned off. 

Motion passes unanimously. 


I. Approval of purchase of two (2) ea. Scorpion side load bodies from Arizona Refuse Sales using HGAC Contract No. RH08-14 pricing in the total amount of $232,368.49 (City Contract No. 2017-025; Solid Waste Fund)

Council Memo
Arizona Refuse Sales HGAC quote dated June 3, 2016

By adding in new bodies, it will be almost like brand new trucks. Old bodies sold at next auction. 

Motion passes unanimously. 



Mayor Oberg's comment: The Constitution should protect the people from the frailty of their rulers.  


Lynne LaMaster

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