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Live Update of the Prescott Council: February 27, 2018

27 February 2018  

It's the live update of the Council meeting.



Agenda Packet 




A. Presentation by the Prescott Area Young Professionals Advisory Committee.

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B. Review of Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) Comprehensive Traffic Study.

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We need to take of it ourselves, Chris Bridges says. There isn't a lot of funding available. 

The majority of the workforce is in Prescott. 

They are trying to deal with the bottleneck on I17. They will email the presentation to me. 





 Agenda Packet 

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3. INVOCATION  Father Ian Emile Dunn with All Saints Anglican Church

4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  Councilman Lamerson

5. ROLL CALL A. Roll Call


7. PROCLAMATIONS  "Stand with Me, Be Drug Free Week"

Presented by Mayor Pro Tem Billie Orr. 

8. PRESENTATIONS  Mayor's Commission on Prevention, Addiction, and Recovery

This is a followup on sober living homes. They went from over 200 homes to less than 35. 

Mission: Build upon the success of the City's regulations and the Prior Mayor's  Ad hoc Committee on Structured Sober Living. 


  • Acknowledge and continue the City's successful efforts working with the recovery industry to improve care, treatment and oversight for patients in recovery. 
  • Utilize existing resources to improve and increase opportunities for drug abuse prevention education and training. 
  • Continue to monitor the city's structured sober living homes to ensure proper care and treatment of people in recovery. 
  • Improve community efforts to integrate and guide people in recovery to higher educaiton and career opportunities to help them become productive members of society. 
  • Analyze the City's structured sober living home rules/regulations over time to ensure these policies remain effective. 
  • Advise Council on any policy issues related to prevention, addiction and recovery. 


  • Identify best practices and provide recommendations to the community and City to introduce new initiatives or support existing efforts to achieve excellence in the areas of prevention, addiction and recovery. 
  • Continue the monitoring of Structured Sober Living Homes int eh City of Prescott and identify national and local trends that could impact the number of homes, quality of care to clients, or impact to neighborhoods affecting quality of life or safety. 
  • Demonstrate positive impacts, including economic, the recovery industry contributes to the City.
  • Research best practices and identify ways the City can support positive integration/reintegration of those  in recovery to the community with an emphasis on business and education opportunities. 

6 Members
2 year term
1 meeting per month


A. Acceptance of Resource Advisory Committee Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USFS) in the amount of $38,095.00 and approval not to exceed $25,000.00 for the rental of specialized equipment.  

Council Memo Printout 

a. USDA - RAC Grant Cooperative Agreement  b. Rental Equipment Quotes 

B. Approval of Auction utilizing City Contract No. 2017-256 with Harris Auction, and City Contract No. 2017-257 with Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers to sell the thirteen (13) surplus assets listed in Attachment A.  

Council Memo Printout

 a. Attachment A-Surplus Vehicles 

C. Adoption of Resolution No. 2018-1632 authorizing the city to intervene in the administrative hearing before the Federal Energy Resources Commission in connection with ITC Holdings' Application for the Big Chino Pumped Storage project.  

Committee Memo Printout  

a. Resolution No. 2018-1632 

Before making any moves, the Council will be apprised. 

D. Adoption of Resolution No. 2018-1630, which assures the City of Prescott is in compliance with Federal aviation fuel tax collection requirements as per 49 U.S.C. §47107(b)  

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 a. Resolution No. 2018-1630 

E. Approval to perform night work on State Route 89 in conjunction with the City's State Route 89 Widening Project, Sunday through Thursday, 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for two weeks in April 2018. There are no associated costs for the night work.  

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F. Award of City Contract No. 2018-168 to Allen Instruments & Supplies, in an amount not to exceed $14,583.69, using Arizona State Contract Number ADSP013-04434.  

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 a. Allen Instruments & Supplies GPS Quote 

G. Award of City Contract No. 2018-156 to Galfab Acquisition LLC, using HGAC Contract No. RH08-16, to purchase three (3) ea. six cubic yard vertical stationary compactors in an amount not to exceed $39,671.25. Funding is available in the FY18 Solid Waste Fund.  

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 a. HGACBUY Quote 1-31-18 H-GAC

These will be in the Bashford Courts area. 

All items passed unanimously. 



A. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2018-1608, accepting a Deed of Easement from the United States of America, for the State Route 89 Lift Station Project  

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 a. Ordinance No. 2018-1608  b. Deed of Easement  c. SR 89 Lift Station Aerial map 

B. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2018-1607, for abandonment and sale of April Drive to David and Kristy Everson.  

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 a. Ordinance No. 2018-1607  b. Aerial Map of Area of Abandonment  c. Agreement for Sale of Real Property  d. Application for the Vacation Abandonment of a Public Way

It is not build-able, it is worth $200 probably. 

Both ordinances pass unanimously. 


A. Approve the Downtown Management Agreement Between the City of Prescott and the Prescott Downtown Partnership, City Contract No. 2018-166. Funds are available in the Bed Tax Fund for $45,000.00 annually.  

It is a 3 year agreement.

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 a. PDP Prescott Downtown Partnership 2018, City Contract No. 2018-166 

Passes unanimously. 

B. Award of City Contract No. 2018-164 to Earth Resources Corporation for the Bashford Court Alley Pavement Reconstruction & Willis and Cortez Street Improvements Projects, in the amount of $1,632,220.00. Funding is available in the Streets, Water and Wastewater Funds  

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 a. Map of Bashford Court Alley and Willis & Cortez Street 

Fixing surface in the alley, attempting to reduce snow and ice accumulation.

Blair asked if heat coils were considered. Yes, but it would not work for various technical reasons.

Passes unanimously. 

C. Adoption of Resolution No. 2018-1633 to authorize payoff of City of Prescott Municipal Property Corporation Bond 2007.  

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 a. Resolution No. 2018-1633 

Would generate approximately $600K.

Passes unanimously. 

D. Acceptance of Arizona Department of Public Safety Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant; Federal Grant #2016-VA-GX-0046; CFDA 16.575 and approval to hire an additional Victim Advocate as specified in the Grant.  

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 Passes unanimously. 

E. Approval of grant applications to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in the total amount of $116,000.00, for an unmarked traffic enforcement vehicle and funds for DUI and traffic enforcement. There is no fiscal impact to the city.  

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Passes unanimously. 

F. Award of City Contract No. 2018-161 to Cooperative Educational Services (CES) and City Contract No. 2018-162 to AUI, Inc. for pipe bursting in an amount not to exceed $750,000.00 annually. Funding is available in the Wastewater Fund.  

Method of upsizing and replacing piping, innovative.

Council Memo Printout

 a. Exhibit A - Vicinity Map  b. Exhibit B - AUI Pipe Bursting Proposal  c. Exhibit C - CES Cooperative Purchasing Application 

G. Legislative Update

To see more information about the bills below, check out the Bill Status Inquiry on the AZ Legislative website. Type in the number of the bill for further details.

Bills of Interest:

SB 1262: FS admin to adjust their assumed rate of return from the current 7.4% to approximately 4.7%, would increase 27% increase in contributions. The problem is that a legislature is trying to do something that they don't know what they are doing. 

HB 2501: PTSD Worker's Comp: Passes out of House 57-2 An alternative has been proposed. 

SB1465 & HB 2529: Sober Living Homes; Certification. House Bill highly likely to pass. DHS would be the governing agency. There would be a 2 year to adopt rules. It's a better bill than it was 2 days ago. Expected to pass, Governor is in support. Industries and Cities in support. This will override Prescott's regulations, probably, but 2 years to wait.

SB 1451: Patient Referral inducements; prohibited compensation: Can't solicit or offer payment to induce people for referrals. Has only civil penalties, not criminal penalties. 

HB 2604: Consolidated election dates; voter turnout. Likely need to take this to court.

SB 1407: Hotshot Budget Appropriation: A budget issue. 

HCM2005: Flight Hours requirement waiver: Passed House 55-3. Not assigned to Senate Committee yet. 

Bills of Concern:

HB2514 HURF Distribution:

HB2579: Video service:

HB 2500: Real estate signs: Passed 39-20. League holding meeting on this with interested cities on Wednesday. 

HB2387: Municipal TPT; speculative builders: Passed House W&M, but not rules.

HB2116:Limitations of actions, dedicated property: Passed House 39-21, limits a developer's liability. 

HB2333: Home-based businesses: House 36-20. Allows a lot of flexibility for Home Based Business owners. 

HB2371: Mobile Food Vendors: Passed 36-20

Other Bills from Previous Updates:

SB 1374: Local government violations: Failed in committee.

SB1382: Vacation Rentals: Passed Senate 30-0, would require all online vacation rental sites to collect and remit sales tax. 

HB2479: TPT; Digital Goods and Services: on House COW today

HB1499: CFD Directors: Passed House 30-0. Governing body may be the Board of Directors.

HB 2005: Municipal Economic Development, sale, lease: Passed House 32-26, assigned to Senate committee. Would like additional language added. 

HB2097: Pension funding policies, passed out of House 58-0


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