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Live Update of the Prescott City Council: February 26, 2019

26 February 2019  

It's a busy day of meetings: 2 PM Study Session; 3 PM Voting Meeting & 5:30 Special Meeting on Water


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Watch it here:

A. Update on Eviation, the Cyber Warfare Range, and the Center of the Future by Jim Robb.

 Leland Moreno-Hilburn is making the presentation on Eviation. 

They will be flying this year, using the first all-electric aircraft. This is very exciting!!!

Discussing the elements of a Business Ecosystem. 

 He also discusses the Business Ecosystem Contributors. 

"Eviation is here now to evolve," Moreno-Hilburn said. 

He refers to an emerging organization called Northern Arizona Technology Alliance (NATA).

 Mayor Mengarelli asks what the plan for Paris is for this summer.

Declared 'Open for Business' in June at the Paris Air Show.

It will be the world's first all-electric regional aircraft in excess of $650 miles. 9 passengers. 

Blair asks how long it would take to recharge - 1/2 hour for every hour of flight.

The Claremont Group of Singapore has made a significant investment in Eviation, with a potential of $278M invested. 

Billie Orr - "The potential is gigantic... We need to move heaven and earth to help establish Eviation," she said.

Eviation is not seeking preferential treatment. "We will be your best partner with expectations that you will treat us well as well."

AZ is now #4 in the nation for GDP in Aviation and Defense. 

Eviation is encouraging other businesses to co-locate here in Prescott.

How much does the aircraft weigh? 14,000 pounds. 50% of that is batteries alone. 

1M electric cars are sold per year in the world - 750K to China alone. 

"It's not just the aircraft manufacturer, it is the leading aircraft manufacturer in the world," said Jim Robb.

"I am extremely concerned about how we're protecting ourselves globally, in the field of cyber-security," said Robb.

He introduces Dr. Jon C. Haass PhD., Dean of the College of Security & Intelligence. 

They hope to create opportunities that will bring high-paying jobs in cyber innovation to Northern AZ.

Cyber Security, Cyber Intelligence, Internet of Things, Security and More. live interactive map - 300K jobs needed to be filled. 

11-24 needed in Yavapai County

New initiative: National Initiative Security Technology. NIST. 

Enhance cybersecurity workforce development and education and best practices.

Yavapai College: Assoc. And Certificate program

Embry-Riddle: Dedicated College, BS and MS degrees

Cyber Range - Educate and Test

Global Security Ops Center - Boeing

Local Company: CyberCore 24/7 services

Need Fiber, ISP and Cyber Physical space. 

Northern Arizona Technology Alliance - organized, incorporated and 501(C)(3)

Now doing software development and coding. Average salary $106K per year.

"It is truly a regional thing here," Robb said.

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B. Presentation by Public Works on the draft Pavement Assessment Survey and the next steps of the Pavement Management Program.

 Council Memo Printout

A pavement assessment has been done recently using the IMS process. 

Right process, right method in right place at the right time. 

3325 street segments entered into program.

166,099 images attached to the street segments. 

Meeting is adjourned.



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You would not believe how many City personnel were in front of the room today to be honored for their hard work in managing the snow storm! And, you would also not believe how many cookies the public brought in!



Pastor Scott Savage, Corner Stone Church


Councilman Blair



A. Stand With Me, Be Drug Free Week

Read by Councilwoman Billie Orr.

B. Former Councilman Dick Cooper Recognition - 

In attendance, Mrs. Cooper, Supervisor Rowle Simmons, Mayor Mengarelli, Councilman Steve Blair, Mel ? Representing the Governor's Office. 

Dick Cooper was the first African American to be elected to the Prescott City Council. 

A representative from Governor Ducey's office is also here to recognize Former Councilman Dick Cooper. 

Mrs. Cooper noted that although Dick Cooper ran against Rowle Simmons, he considered Simmons to be an opponent, not an enemy. 

Prescott Council Voting Meeting

Posted by on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

He lived to be 84. 

"If you have a talent, whatever it is, if you don't use it for the good of the community, you wil use it." When he ran for mayor, his motto was, "Dick Cooper for Mayor, he puts people first." 

C. Recognition of Prescott High School Student Council Members

Read by Councilwoman Alexa Scholl.


A. Approval of draft minutes for the February 12, 2019 Study Session, February 12, 2019 Special Meeting/Executive Session and the February 12, 2019 Voting Meeting.

Council Memo Printout

a. February 12, 2019 Study Session Draft Minutes

b. February 12, 2019 Special Meeting/Executive Meeting Draft Minutes

c. February 12, 2019 Voting Meeting Draft Minutes

B. Approval of City Contract No. 2019-188 with CentralSquare Technologies in an amount not to exceed $126,437.69 for Inform CAD and Mobile software support and maintenance using Monterrey County, California, Contract No. A-13000 pricing.


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 a. CentralSquare Invoice (City Contract 2019-188)

C. Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1676 to Amend Contract No. 2019-047A1 Intergovernmental Agreement with the Yavapai County Flood Control District to accept funding in the amount of $615,000.00. The Amended IGA will reimburse design and construction costs related to drainage components of the projects, up to $615,000.00 for FY19. The balance of the project costs will be funded from the Street, Water or Sewer Funds, as budgeted for in FY19.

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a. Resolution No. 2019-1676

b. City Contract 2019-047 Approved IGA Between YCFCD and COP

c. City Contract No. 2019-047A1, Amended IGA between YCFCD and City of Prescott

D. Approval to purchase rifle rated ballistic plates to be used by uniformed police personnel in conjunction with their soft body armor in the amount of $41,000.00, (City Contract No. 2019-186) based on NASPO Value Point Master Agreement 2016-181 with Point Blank Enterprises, Inc pricing from FX Tactical in Peoria, Arizona.

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a. NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement 2016-181

E. Approval to purchase one mobile crash gate and five portable bollards using grant funding from the Arizona Department of Homeland Security from Delta Scientific Corporation as a sole source vendor in the amount of $65,000.00.

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a. Invoice and Sole Source Letter 01-2019

b. TB100-Crash-Rated-Portable-Bollards

c. Signed Sole Source Procurement Form

F. Approval to Accept Arizona Department of Homeland Security Western Region Award Committee (RAC) FY2016 Reallocation Grant funds, and to authorize the purchase of ten (10) pieces of Level IIIA Body Armor, in an amount not to exceed $6,204.00. Funding is available through the Fire Department's Grant Fund.

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G. Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1678 declaring Chapter 7-4, Solid Waste Management, as a public record and adoption of Ordinance No. 2019-1657 Amending Title VII, Chapter 7-4-25 - Municipal Solid Waste Fees.

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a. Resolution No. 2019-1678

b. Ordinance No. 2019-1657

c. PCC 7-4-25 Redlines 

H. Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1662, approving Reclaimed Water Sales Agreement with Hanson Aggregate LLC (City Contract No. 2019-136).

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a. Resolution No. 2019-1662

b. City Contract No. 2019-136

All consent items pass unanimously. 


A. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2019-1653 authorizing the acceptance of various easements for the Zone 16 Tank, Pump Station and Water Main Project.

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a. Ordinance No. 2019-1653

b. Exhibit A - Easement Spreadsheet

B. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2019-1656 authorizing the abandonment of a portion of a City Pipeline Easement.

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a. Ordinance No. 2019-1656

b. Map of Abandonment

C. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2019-1652 authorizing the purchase and acceptance of a public drainage and slope easement from Prescottonian Motel LP.

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a. Ordinance No. 2019-1652

b. Purchase Agreement

c. Public Drainage and Slope Easement

d. Vicinity Map



1. Public Hearing and consideration for an owner transfer liquor license application for a Series 6 Bar liquor license from Chad William Newberry, applicant, for Whiskey Row Pub; Location: 144 S. Montezuma Street.

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b. R19-1-702


A. Proposed Development Impact Fee Presentation.

One time development fees. The increases are pretty large.

Councilman Phil Goode asks if the impact fees have to be used within 10-15 years? Yes.

"We have to make sure that the projects planned must be coordinated with the fee schedule," Goode says. 

He asks if they would have to provide a refund if they don't do the projects within the alloted time. 

It would seem so, yes, is the answer, but it sounds like the presenter thinks there might be a work-around. He thinks that the impact fees might be so high than 

Council Memo Printout

No action. 

B. Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1680 for the Infrastructure Improvement Plan and Land Use Assumption.

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a. Resolution No. 2019-1680

b. Exhibit A - LUA and IIP for Street, Fire, and Police Facilities

Passes unanimously. 

C. Adoption of Notice of Intention to Set a Public Hearing to discuss, review an update to the City of Prescott’s Development Impact Fees Pursuant to A.R.S. §9-463.05, et seq.

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a. Notice of Public Hearing on Development Impact Fees

Passes unanimously. 


D. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2019-1644 amending City Code prohibiting use of privately-owned receptacles to distribute paper-based materials in the Downtown Business District.

Council Memo Printout

a. Ordinance No. 2019-1644

 The locations can look blighted. 

 Passes unanimously. 

E. Approval of City Contract No. 2019-157 for Modular News Racks from City Newsstands LLC in the amount not to exceed $39,500.00. Funding is available in the Bed Tax Fund.

Council Memo Printout

a. RFP with City Newstands, LLP (City Contract No. 2019-157)

The money will come from Bed Tax monies, not the general fund.

Passes unanimously. 

F. Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1679 authorizing application for a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan from the Water Infrastructure Financing Authority of Arizona (WIFA).

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a. Resolution No. 2019-1679

The loans are all fixed-rate.

Motion passes unanimously. 

G. Legislative Update

Would allow for more regulation.

List partisan offices in 2020. 

Distracted driving ordinance looks good. 

Maurice "D" - a WWII vet, aged 96, passed away. Silver Star, Two Purple Hearts presented to him by General Patton.



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Presentation on the City of Prescott Water Portfolio Analysis.

Gary C. Woodard, of Water Resource Consulting, has analyzed the City of Prescott water usage.

He is using demand models. 

They are forecasts rather than projections

The scenario analysis allows for adjustment as conditions change.

He's done demand models for

  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Mesa
  • Peopria
  • Scottscale
  • Tempe


  • Smaller, wealthier older, more transient
  • Households continue to get smaller, bucking state and national trends
  • Dog ownership is irrelevant
  • Swimming pools are rare and an insignuficant source of demand (less than 1% 140 pools)

Water usage is dropping about 2% per year, an average of 143 AF.

Projections from ADWR are still showing an increase.

The blame mostly lies with the ADWR reporting format. 

Not understanding or accepting the trend creates challenges

Can cause fears, revenue projecrions and budgets. 

Decreasing demand is driving the price of water up.

 Prescott number of customers +1%

2% decrease in deliveries -1.26%

The Yavapai County assessor lost track of evap coolers

Parcel sales data are unusalbe

14 categories of non-residential customers complicate

You can't separate non-residential customers on septic

Teenagers use a lot of water - longer showers, more laundry, etc.

PPH (People Per Household) is dropping in Prescott.

  • Very few pools
  • Much less turf
  • Essentially no winter overseeding 
  • Little if any artificial turf

No indications that golf will leave Prescott.  

 Wet water vs. Paper water

Serious problems can arise when wet water and paper water get out of sync

In an examination of wells in Chino Valley, there is no trend for water supply drying up.

Prescott is in really good shape - a lot of foresight, good portfolio, moderate growth. 

Metering of multi-family units has a drastic effect on water usage.

Use the rebate program to create market for more efficient water measures. 

Surprised at low number of leaks.

Public Comments: 

Leslie Hoyt: What is the ultimate purpose of the study? What are the 3 most important things to accomplish once you understand?

They wanted to learn why, after 4000 new hookups, the city is using 1300 af less.

Gary's model will enable the city to make more realistic forecasts for the future. 

Ultimately, are we trying to save water? Leslie asks.

"I'm not going to recommend what you should do, I'm just trying to give you tools," Woodward said.

"I think many times we make fear-based decisions that are not accurate," Mengarelli said. 

"Nobody acts like they just won the water lottery," Woodward said. 

"We have the water, without worrying about the idea that we will run out of water," Blair said. 

This information may shine light on certain projects that are planned and may need to be reconsidered, Lamar commented. 

 Phil Goode asks if Woodward spoke to the impact fee group, Raftallis. The impact fee study used current use for planning. 

Goode asks if there would be advantages to dredging some reservoirs? Initial thought is probably not.

"This whole area needs to get real about water, and Prescott has been real for a long time. It's time for some other communities in this AMA to get real about water," Sischka said.

Peter ? : When/if are we going to need the pipeline? Answer We can't answer that tonight.

Gary Beverly: 1) The green box outdoor uses - no focus on reducing/restricting outdoor use.  2) Behaviorial efforts vs. Device based measures. Beverly claims that gray water systems are not legally allowed to use gray water systems.

"People are accusing us of turning Prescott into Phoenix, and that always has me scratching my head," Mayor Mengarelli said. He points to the landlock limitations, the growth rate. He says that he thinks the purchase of the Big Chino is a great asset that Prescott should not go backwards on that asset. 

Howard Mechanic: Asks if seasonal use should be determined? He asks if the use is related to long term climate change?

Woodward responds that he was asked to look into 2030, and climate change is not likely to have significant effect between now and 2030.

Seth ? Wants to bring forward the US Green Building standards. He thinks it could be a key marketing point. (?)

Have you accounted for the affect on LEED or Green Building programs in regard to water. He thinks it could establish a standard that could create critical mass in development.

A: It is a voluntary program that has grown in popularity, but still small in overall relationship to most building in cities. 

Michael Lamar asks Gary Woodward when he thinks the model is going to be complete. 

"It will not be in February, but it will be before April," Woodward said. 

"Many times we've not been in control of the information going to our community, and we're going to change that," Mengarelli said. 







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