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Live Update of the Prescott Council: August 14, 2018

14 August 2018  

It's the Live Update of the Prescott City Council meeting.

Downloads:  Agenda  Agenda Packet 




A. Delta Airport Consultants, Inc., will present to the Council on the following Airport Master Plan items: Master Planning Process and Status, Facility Plan Update, Airport Layout Plan Drawing, Terminal Area Plan Drawing, Public Disclosure Map, and Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP).

Council Memo Printout

a. Airport Layout Plan Presentation


Taxiway Charlie will be relocated. Phase II, Runway 3R21L to be extended to 10,000 feet. There will be a new Air Traffic Control tower, too, in order to provide better visibility. Additional development space is also included. 

You can watch the meeting live:

Existing contours for noise fall within airport or city property except for one small portion. 

Robin explains, "That doesn't mean we won't get noise complaints... Frequency of overflight noise is what usually generates noise complaints."

This is the 20 year plan 

Phase 1 1-5 years: $33.6 M - approximately 90% will be paid for by the FAA, leaving $3-4M for the City to pay. 

Phase 2 6-10 years, $80M, approximately 95% paid for by the FAA, leaving about $4 M for the City. 

Phase 3 11-20 years: $33 M, roughly 90% funded by the FAA. The new study may need to be redone in 10 years.

Lamerson notes that this is just a plan - and plans can change.

Next steps: Submitted to FAA for approval and Airspace Evaluation.

Complete Financial Feasibility & Evaluation Chapter.

Once this is done, it will allow the City to apply for funding.

Once the disclosure map is filed, it puts residents on notice. Also, airport impacts will be disclosed with future developments. 

Phil Goode would like signage in the neighborhoods, too.  

Other pro-active items are in the works, too, such as information as to how pilots can be a better neighbor. 

Prescott is the 34th busiest airport in the country. 

Blair asks how to weigh overflight noises for commercial vs. residents. 

Dr. Robin Sobotta said that it is important get the word out, even outside the City. 

Annexation can make a difference by controlling its destiny through zoning.

Goode points out that the costs can add up to $600K per year or more for the City. 

Mayor Mengarelli notes that if the City can get 10K emplanements, the FAA will provide $1M per year. 

Blair asks if the General Obligation debts are paid off. Yes. There is debt in the water category and for some road work, but there is a dedicated source to pay that debt. 

You can see and download the entire presentation here:


B. Review of the 2018 Arizona League of Cities and Towns Resolutions.

Council Memo Printout

Some legislation may help with tax collection. 

Mark Woodfill thinks that some of the tax collections may help, but it will not be the end answer. 


My interpretation of what City Attorney Jon Paladini is suggesting, "Be careful what you wish for! Especially at the Legislature, where things can change quickly!"

He did say, "The devil is in the details."

Goode points out that there are now over 70 named "genders" and NSQL3 is not needed. "We do not need the State doing this, it's overreach," said Councilwoman Billie Orr.

Dr. Robin Sobotta says NSQL4 needs more specificity regarding vicinity. Schools do not need to get permission for location. 

To sum up: 

Council appears to support everything except NSQL2, NSQL3.

Public Comment: Sandra Smith not in favor of NSQL3. Also concerned about the BFED3.


a. 2018 League Conference Resolutions Packet



Here is the live link to the meeting! 




Agenda Packet 




Associate Pastor Ken May from Prescott Christian Church


Mayor Pro Tem Orr



 Read on Prescott Month-September 2018



Read on Prescott/Literacy Awareness - Denise Murphy and Jennifer Hernandez

When Prescott Reads, Prescott Thrives!

52% of Prescott students showed reading proficiency. The goal is to get that number up to 72%.

Thank you for proclaiming September as literacy month in Prescott.


A. Award of City Contract No. 2019-055 to Badger Meter, Inc., for the purchase of radio read water meters in a total amount not to exceed $130,000.00 annually, for up to two years. Funding is available in the Water Fund. 

Council Memo Printout

a. Copy of City of Glendale's Purchasing Agreement

B. Approval of draft minutes for the July 03, 2018 Special Voting Meeting, the July 10, 2018 Study Session, the July 10, 2018 Voting Meeting, the July 24, 2018 Special Meeting-Executive Session (9:30 a.m.), the July 24, 2018 and the Special Meeting-Executive Session (1:00 p.m).

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 a. July 03, 2018 Special Voting Meeting

b. July 10, 2018 Study Session

c. July 10, 2018 Voting Meeting

d. July 24, 2018 Special Meeting-Executive Session (9:30 a.m.) Meeting Minutes

e. July 24, 2018 Special Meeting-Executive Session (1:00 p.m.) Meeting Minutes

 C. Award of City Contract No. 2019-061 to Dukes Root Control, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $110,000.00 annually, for up to five years. Funding is available in the Wastewater Fund.

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a. H-GAC Contract #SC01-18 Dukes Root Control

b. Duke's Root Control Brochure

c. Duke's Root Control Guarantee 

d. Dukes Safety Data Sheet - Razorooter II

e. EPA Facts

D. Approval of Payment in the Amount of $102,505.67 to the Arizona Department of Revenue for Administration and Collections Services.

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E. Approval for Arizona Public Service (APS) to perform night work on Britni Drive and Willow Lake Road; and Mountain Lake Road and Willow Lake Road, 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. between August 15 and September 5, 2018.

Council Memo Printout

a. APS Construction Map - Willow Lake Road

b. APS Customer Outreach Letter

c. APS Night Work Location Map

F. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement with the Prescott Unified School District for School Resource Officer Services (IGA 2019-058). Funding coming from 75% PUSD and 25% from the General Fund.

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a. IGA (City Contract No. 2019-071) with PUSD

G. Accept the proposed Prescott Municipal Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for submission to the FAA for approval, and to approve the Public Airport Disclosure Map for transmittal to the Arizona Department of Real Estate to meet the A.R.S. §28-8486 public disclosure requirement. No financial impact. This Airport Master Plan was funded by a $1M FAA grant approved by Council in 2016.

Council Memo Printout

a. PRC City Council Airport Layout Plan



A. Appointment of members to the various Boards, Commissions, and Committees to fill existing vacancies occurring in Calendar Year 2018.

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New members were sworn in!  

a. 2018 BCC August Recommendations

B. Rescind current library fees for non-profit and non-commercial groups. No funding required.

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The Library cannot take credit cards online, because the fees are not high enough to justify the processing fee.

Mark Woodfill asked, "Don't we want to make the community friendlier to the community?"

Phil Goode said he will not support the change. 

Councilwoman Scholl thinks this is a step in the right direction.

Councilwoman Orr also agrees with the change in policy. She points out that the Library is going in the hole with these fees.

Sischka agrees with the change in policy, they've brought in an average of $5500.

Lamerson points to the cost-benefit analysis.


a. Library Advisory Board Meeting for Room Fees Recommendation

b. Current Meeting Room Fees

The policy passes 6-1. Goode in dissent.


C. Award of City Contract No. 2019-070 for Bureau of Land Management Reimbursement Agreement for Application AZA 036972, as part of the Deep Well Ranch / Pioneer Parkway Extension.

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a. BLM Cost Reimbursement Agreement

b. Chamberlain Development Reimbursement Agreement

c. Vicinity Map

A road will be built, and it needs to go across BLM Land. It would go across Pioneer Parkway from Commerce Drive. 

The developer will pay the costs of this. This will benefit the city in opening up trails and recreation.


Long term, there is a master plan for this road to continue up, and it will help create emergency ingress and egress.

Lamerson points to the development agreement in place with Deep Well Ranch. He asks if this will facilitate the development of the Deep Well Ranch? Yes.

Carries 7-0.


D. Award of City Contract No. 2019-064 to Badger Daylighting Corporation for the FY19 Utility Locating and Potholing by Vacuum Extraction Project, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00. Funding for this contract was budgeted in FY19 with the various CIP project budgets and is available from the Streets, Water, and Wastewater Funds.

Council Memo Printout

a. Bid Tabulation - FY19 Utility Locating Potholing

Part of the design process to determine where pipes are. 

Phil Goode says it reminds him of trying to find a stud in the wall - you have a stud finder and still drill 3 holes!

Motion passes 7-0.

E. Approval of the 2018 Arizona League of Cities and Towns Resolutions.

Council Memo Printout

a. 2018 League Conference Resolutions Packet

Councilwoman Scholl is in favor of NSQL3 - she thinks it will potentially cause a problem with bringing businesses into the state. Blair agrees with Scholl.

Orr does not agree that the City of Prescott discriminates against anyone. She changes her mind to supporting NSQL3. Goode thinks there is no evidence of a situation that is in need of this legislation. He has not changed his mind. "Good public policy is based on evidence," Goode says.

The Attorney states that he thinks this would add gender identity to a protected class. He reminds them that this is conceptual. Sischka asks where the line is drawn for an employer. Sischka is concerned that it is a moving target. Paladini suggests a neutral stance. 

Phil Goode is concerned about GAHRE 1, and does not support it. Sischka, Lamerson, Orr, Blair are in agreement with Goode.

Lamar thinks it is worth exploring the exploration of the PSPRS monies transfer. 


Sandra Smith: Points out that some behaviors are dangerous.

BFED1 support 7-0

BFED2 support 7-0

BFED3 support 6-1 (Lamerson in opposition)

GAHRE1no support 7-0

GAHRE2 Neutral 7-0

GAHRE3 Support 7-0

NSQL 1 support 7-0

NSQL 2 No support 7-0

NSQL 3 : utral 6-1, Goode in opposition

NSQL 4 Support 7-0

PSMAC 1: Support 7-0 

League Staff 1: Support if the City remains whole: 7-0


F. Approval of a three-year contract with Dibble Engineering for Airport general architecture and engineering services for the Prescott Municipal Airport, with options for two (1) year extensions. Has no immediate financial impact as individual Authorization for Services will submitted for approval to Airport Staff prior to a project being initiated, and be brought before City Council for approval as required, in accordance with the City Procurement Code.

Council Memo Printout

a. Dibble Supplements for RSOQ#18AP002

b. SOQ for Airport Design & Engineering Services

c. Engineering Consultant Agreement with Dibble Engineering, City Contract No. 2019-069

Only Dibble submitted a bid, they've been working with airports since 1962. "With the help of this partner, they made this mountain move... We need a rock solid partner to work with, and we think Dibble is that partner." Dr. Robin Sobotta

Motion passes 7-0

G. Approve an amendment to City Contract No. 2011-003A1, which extends the lease term with Guidance Helicopters Inc. by ten years: and to Approve Guidance Helicopter’s request to enter into a sublease with Eviation Aircraft Inc. for the airport property known as the MacCurdy Building.

Council Memo Printout

a. City Contract No. 2011-003A1

City Manager Lamar points out that the City is very excited to be partnering with Eviation, an electric aircraft company.

"We're super excited to have them in Prescott," Dr. Sobotta said. 

H. Award of City Contract No. 2019-072 with Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. to review, update and develop a Development Impact Fees Study with Associated Documents, and provide an Analysis and Development of Utility and Solid Waste Rates, in an amount not to exceed $236,000.00.

Committee Memo Printout

a. Raftelis Scope of Work -Prescott DIF and Rate Study

This is a not-to-exceed contract. Red Oak, now called Raftelis. 

The first study two studies are for impact fees. They will include looking at the League resolution.

Each phase incorporates the ARS Statutes requirements.

The last study done cost $400K. There will also be several public meetings, when possible, the public meetings will be consolidated which will save costs. 

Phil Goode points out that it's a big number, but it's a requirement and mandated. He asks if proposed legislation will negate some of the effects. Not likely.

"The greatest handicap of deafness does not lie in the ear, but in the mind."




Lynne LaMaster

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