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11 December 2018  

It's the live update of the Prescott City Council! First up, @ 1 PM, a Study Session with the Kirkland Mind discussion. Voting Meeting starts at 3.

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 Agenda  Agenda Packet 

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. DISCUSSION

A. Presentation by the Bureau of Land Management regarding the Kirkland Mine decision.

17% of the land in Arizona is privately owned. Did you get that? Only 17%.

Watch the presentation live here:

164 acres, including 160 acres. 

That's a mining claim owned for 30 years. 

Plan is for an 80 acre pit, a stone quarry operation. No blasting, no chemical treatments. They will be mining from a "waste pile" aka a "stock pile".

Here is more information: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=renderDefaultPlanOrProjectSite&projectId=80330&dctmId=0b0003e880f154f1

The mine company will avoid a wash, with a buffer of 50 feet.

They did an environmental assessment. 

They added 5 additional studies, and two supplements. 

  • Screening Analysis
  • Geochemical Assay/Testing Report
  • Evaluation of Potentially Jursidictional Waters
  • Evaluation of Skull Valley Ranch Wells as a water supply for dust control
  • Supplemental water source report
  • Traffic Impact Study
  • Supplemental Traffic Analysis

Phil Goode takes exception to the way the Traffic Impact Study was conducted, and said that it was inadequate. 

He says that the route through the City of Prescott is most likely the least to be used. 

They had a lot of interest, nearly 1000 emails and letters, over 1400 pages. 

Since 2015 until now, the mine has been in compliance. 

"I don't live in Kirkland, I do live in Prescott," Lamerson said, emphasizing his need to consider Prescott.

Council Memo Printout

a. Bureau of Land Management News Release

b. Kirkland Mining and Reclamation Plan of Operations

B. Introduction and presentation of proposed annexation of a portion of the Stringfield Ranch located west of Williamson Valley Road at Pioneer Parkway and encompassing approximately 700 acres.

The development is similar to the American Ranch Development development. The developer thinks it makes the most sense to do it within the City limits. 

This would help finish out the Circle Trail's last mile. The City would purchase the land from the State Trust, and the development would reimburse the costs. 

Points out that local builders bring a lot of economic development and supports the local market.

Thinks it will take a year to do construction for a phase of 50 lots. 

CC&Rs will mandate that all homes be built using water sense standards. Will encourage rainwater collection, drought tolerant landscaping.

It won't be a golf or equestrian community, designed for folks who like to have shops or RV garages and wanting recreation. 

34% open space.

Blair suggests that a Prop 400 process presentation will be needed. He would be likely to approve, it sounds like. 

This is barely an introduction to the project. 

It would likely need a total of 53 AF of water with the complete buildout.

Phil Goode commends him for requiring the water sense standards.

Sandy Smith asks about the wildlife corridor that goes through there.

Council Memo Printout

4. ADJOURNMENT


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1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. CALL TO ENTER EXECUTIVE SESSION

4. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. LEGAL MATTERS

Discussion or consultation for legal advice with the city’s attorneys of the public body. (A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(3)); Discussion or consultation with the city’s attorneys of the public body in order to consider its position and instruct its attorneys regarding the public body's position in contemplated litigation. (A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(4))

1. Proposition 126 Amending the Arizona Constitution Article IX, Section 6 and Section 25, and Article XIII, Section 2, Prohibiting the Taxation of Any Service that was Not Taxed as of December 31, 2017.

5. ADJOURNMENT


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 Agenda  Agenda Packet 

Watch live here:

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. INTRODUCTIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

3. INVOCATION

Reverend Jay Wilcher with First Congregational Church

4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilman Lamerson

5. ROLL CALL

A. Roll Call

6. PRESENTATIONS

Recognition of the Citizen's Academy Second Class

7. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Approval of draft minutes for the November 27, 2018 Study Session, the November 27, 2018 Voting Meeting and the November 27, 2018 Special Meeting/Executive Session.

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Council Memo Printout

a. November 27, 2018 Study Session Minutes

b. November 27, 2018 Voting Meeting Minutes

c. November 27, 2018 Special Meeting/Executive Session

B. Adopt Resolution No. 2018-1666 repealing City Resolution No. 1022 and instructing the Board of Directors of the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Prescott to take necessary and proper action to dissolve said corporation.

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a. Resolution No. 2018-1666

b. Resolution No. 1022

C. Adopt Resolution 2018-1664 to repeal Resolution No. 4412-1621 terminating the Prescott Unified Development Code.

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a. Resolution No. 2018-1664

D. Award of City Contract No. 2019-143 with Unifirst Corporation for uniform rental services in an annual estimated amount of $40,000.00 utilizing Arizona State Contract No. ADSPO18-208350 pricing. Funding is available in various city funds.

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a. Offer and Acceptance Form

b. Award Letter from State of Arizona to Unifirst

E. Award of City Contract No. 2019-044 to Arnold Machinery Company, Inc., for the sole source purchase and installation of a stick assembly for the Transfer Station Crane Arm in a total amount not to exceed $33,741.42. Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

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a. City of Prescott Allied Stick Estimate, dated Nov. 20, 2018

F. Award of City Contract No. 2019-146 for FY19 Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition membership dues in the amount of $52,000.00. Funding is available in the Alternative Water Fund.

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a. Coalition Invoice FY19, City Contract No. 2019-146

G. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Agreement for Potable Water (City Contract No. 2017-362) with Hassayampa Holdings, a 102 multi-family project on APNs 113-03-071B, 113-03-054B, and 113-03-052B at 609 Bagby Drive.

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a. Amendment No. 1 to City Contract No. 2017-362A1

H. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Agreement for Potable Water (City Contract No. 2014-114) with Parlay LLC, 160 multi-family units on APN 106-20-006 at 3147 Willow Creek Road.

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a. Amendment No. 1 to City Contract No. 2014-114A1

I. Adoption of Resolution No. 2018-1663 extending and amending the Calendar Year 2018 Water Management Policy.

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a. Resolution No. 2018-1663

J. Approval to purchase one (1) ea. 2019 Isuzu cart delivery truck from Midway Chevrolet using State Contract No. ADSPO14-063239 pricing in the total amount of $64,109.49 (City Contract No. 2019-148). Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

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a. Midway Chevrolet Quote Dated 11/28/18 for City Contract No. 2019-148

K. Approval to accept grant awarded to the Prescott Police Department by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in the total amount of $48,000 for one (1) traffic enforcement vehicle. There will be no fiscal impact to the city.

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Consent Agenda passes, except for B,C,F,I

B is pulled.

C is a comment by Councilman Goode, noting that City Attorney Paladini and Clerk Maureen Scott have found outdated regulations that can be changed or removed. Passes unanimously. 

F. About the Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition - and that they are doing a thoughtful and helpful job. They are now looking at biomass, and creating juniper chips for water retentions for a fresh direction. Generating tangible benefits for the City. Passes unanimously. 

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8. ORDINANCE CONSENT

1. Adopt Ordinance No. 2018-1637 amending the membership of the Building Safety Advisory and Appeals Board reducing the membership from nine members to five members, and setting the membership qualifications.

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A. Ordinance No. 2018-1637

9. LIQUOR LICENSE AGENDA

A. NEW LICENSES

1. Public Hearing and consideration for a new liquor license application for a Series 10 Beer & Wine Store liquor license from Sheri Shaw, applicant, for Back Alley Wine Bar; Location: 156 S. Montezuma Street, Suite E.

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a. LIQUOR LICENSE SERIES NUMBER DEFINITIONS

b. R19-1-702

Motion passes unanimously. 

B. PERSON TO PERSON TRANSFER

1. Public Hearing and consideration for an Owner Transfer liquor license application for a Series 6 Bar liquor license from Keith and Jill Redmann, applicants, for BirdCage Saloon; Location: 160 S. Montezuma.

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a. LIQUOR LICENSE SERIES NUMBER DEFINITIONS

b. R19-1-702

Motion passes unanimously. 

10. REGULAR AGENDA

A. Acceptance of an Arizona Water Protection Fund Grant in the amount of $79,401.00 to create a master plan for the Granite Creek Corridor. Funding is available in the Grant Fund.

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a. AZWPF Grant Award

Concerns about stability, flooding, and identify the stakeholders. 

Competing needs - recreation, use it to get to work, create list of tasks to tackle. 

Improve usability of trail. 

Want to create formal plan for vegetation going forward. 

Funds to be received in April or May, 2019. Then it is expected to take about a year.

Phil Goode compliments the Prescott Area Young Professionals.

Access and exit points are being looked at.

Mayor Pro Tem Billie Orr names some of the people and entities involved in the cleanup.

Motion passes unanimously. 

B. Amendment to Comprehensive Sign Plan for Touchmark at the Ranch to remove a condition of the original approval.

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a. Approved Comprehensive Sign Plan

b. Sign Location

c. Proposed Improved Sign for Day/Night

d. January 12, 2016 Council Minutes

Night lighting will be very low impact. 

Motion passes unanimously. 

 

C. Approval to purchase one (1) ea. 2019 Isuzu rear load truck from Midway Chevrolet using Sate Contract No. ADSPO14-063239 pricing in the total amount of $125,724.66 (City Contract No. 2019-149). Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.

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a. Midway Chevrolet Quote dated 11/28/18 for City Contract No. 2019-149

Motion passes unanimously. 

Quote: Mother Theresa: We shall never know all the good that a simple smile will do.

11. ADJOURNMENT

 

 

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