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Live Update of the Prescott City Council: April 9, 2019

09 April 2019  

It's the Live Update of the Prescott City Council. A Study Session at 2, voting at 3.

 Agenda  Agenda Packet 
Live (Windows Media) Video




A. Presentation of the proposed Development Impact Fees.  documentCouncil Memo Printout 

They anticipate an additional 15-18 police officers. 

They are asking for an additional 6 patrol cars. 

They expect to need another Firetruck, plus another 12 firefighters.





If they levy these impact fees, they are committing to building the facilities within 10 years. Many of these expenditures will require additional staff.

Fire Chief Light said that the Fire Department has inadequate response times to all areas. 

Because of that, they are proposing a new fire station someplace near the Watson Lake roundabout. 

"Right now we have gaps in our reliability," Fire Chief Light admits.

90th percentile rests at about 9 1/2 minutes, when the national standard is 6 1/2 minutes. 

Light suggests implementing the growth procedures strategically, not all at once. 

Top 10 users of the system: 9 of them are nursing homes.

YRMC calls the Prescott Fire Department to get a patient from their parking lot to their doors, because they are not authorized to transport patients.

B. Report on the Prescott Gap Analysis by Ron Drake Consulting. 

Tour of downtown area, many meetings, Community Visioning Sessions, Prescott High School student council.

"Inspire, equip, restore," Ron Drake said.

"Preserve, enhance, improve," Steering Committee mantra.

 documentCouncil Memo Printout  

a. Final Prescott Gap Analysis

Drake & Citizens agree. 

Establishments open later

Affordable downtown housing

1-6 months

  • Business collaboration
  • Influence/communicate message
  • Involvement in national tourism week
  • Partnership summit
  • Once a month alley day

6-18 Months: 

"Love your locals event" 

18 months - 3 years

Long term too.

Also possible subcommittees discussed. 

They are going much faster than I can type! I will try to get the powerpoint later!

But, here is the video:

Public Comments: 

Wants to see the Courthouse Gurley Street side blocked off to parking. Wants Montezuma blocked off, too in some manner. I'm a little confused as to exactly what he is thinking. Suggests charging for Bashford Courts parking.

4. ADJOURNMENT : Voting meeting to reconvene at 3:05.


 Agenda  Agenda Packet 

Watch the video here:



3. INVOCATION  Reverend Dave Groff with Prescott Life Church

4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  Councilwoman Scholl

5. ROLL CALL A. Roll Call

6. PROCLAMATIONS A. National Telecommunicators Week April 14-20, 2019 Read by Councilman Phil Goode

Over 200K calls per month.

B. Prescott Bike Month Read by Mayor Mengarelli

Bike Month is actually "Bike Months" for April and May. 

C. National Service Recognition Day Read by Mayor Pro Tem Billie Orr


A. Approval of minutes for the March 26, 2019 Special Meeting/Executive Session, the March 26, 2019 Study Session and the March 26, 2019 Voting Meeting.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. March 26, 2019 Special Meeting/Executive Session  b. March 26, 2019 Study Session  c. March 26, 2019 Voting Meeting B. Award of City Contract No. 2019-193 to AZ Western Contracting Inc. for the FY19 Sidewalk Repairs Project, in the amount of $262,863.00. Funding is available in the FY19 Streets Fund.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. FY19 Sidewalk Repairs Project Vicinity Map C. Prescott Animal Park Association (Heritage Park Zoo) Contract Renewal.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. Contract No. 98-008A2 D. Approval of City Contract No. 2019-210, with IK Consulting, in the amount of $30,000 for professional support services for continued Accela software implementation and training. Funding is available in the General Fund, Water Fund, Wastewater Fund and Streets Fund.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. IK Consulting Quote E. Prescott Heights Revision of plat to extend boundaries to incorporate an un-subdivided parcel containing an area detention basin.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. Aerial Map Displaying Subdivision and Parcel  b. Revision of Plat Map F. Adopt Resolution No. 2019-1684 approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with Yavapai County for consolidated court operations. Funding is available in the General Fund.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. Prescott County Consolidated Court Agreement - 2019  b. Prescott Consolidated Court Lease Costs  c. Resolution No. 2019-1684 G. Approval of Amendment to City Contract No. 2019-164A1 with Earth Resources Corporation for the Crushing of Concrete-Inert Waste Mix and Asphalt Millings in an amount of $110,000.00. Funding for the project is available in the FY19 Solid Waste and Streets Funds.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. Bid Tabulation-Crushing of Concrete Asphalt H. Approval to amend City Contract No. 2018-225 to increase the annual amount for Bennett Oil offsite fuel contract for the remainder of FY19. Funding is available within the operating budget of each department that utilizes fuel.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. Bennett Oil General Services Contract  b. June 12, 2018 Council Memo I. Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1683, amending the Intergovernmental Agreement (Contract No. 2013-195A5) with the City of Phoenix for the processing of recyclable materials.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  a. Prescott IGA Amendment for Processing Recyclable Materials  b. Resolution No. 2019-1683 - Amendment to PHX Recycling IGA

Councilman Goode asks to pull item 7D.

All other items pass unanimously.

Goode asks about the $30K and where it is coming from. He thinks it is an allocation from the General Fund, He thinks it should come from water and wastewater funds.

Phil Goode notes that PSPRS has lost 1.36% in the first 6 months, and then there's a 2% admin fee, which adds up to a nearly 4% loss.

He is determined that the General Fund assets need to be protected.

37 users are from water/wastewater fund, and 39 from other City staff and Community Development.

This software is used a lot. Many services would not be able to be performed if it were not for this software.

It passes 7-0.


8. ORDINANCE CONSENT  Adoption of Ordinance No. 2019-1658 amending the City Procurement Code to require that real estate leases with options to purchase must follow procedural and substantive requirements.  documentCouncil Memo Printout  A. Ordinance No. 2019-1658 for Lease with Option to Purchase Code Amendment

Passes 7-0.

9. LIQUOR LICENSE AGENDA A. ACQUISITION OF CONTROL  1. Public Hearing and consideration for an Acquisition of Control liquor license application for a Series 12 Restaurant liquor license from Dennis Richard McCormick, applicant, for Palace Restaurant & Saloon; Location: 120 S. Montezuma Street.   documentCouncil Memo Printout   a. LIQUOR LICENSE SERIES NUMBER DEFINITIONS   b. R19-1-702

Everything is going really well.

Wants to set up some sort of a round table discussion as to how certain events are being handled. IE: Bike week, improve traffic.

 Passes 7-0.


A. Award of City Contract No. 2019-207 to Kinney Construction LLC. for the Gurley Street and McCormick Street Water Main Replacement Project, in the amount of $882,409.70. Funding is available in the FY19 Water Fund Budget. 

 documentCouncil Memo Printout  

a. Vicinity Map 

The main is approximately 100 years old, failures on Gurley and McCormick recently.

Skyler Reeves: He is asking how many bad weather days are included? And also asks that the 4th of July week is clear of equipment.

The sequencing of the construction has been pre-arranged. It's a 90 day contract.

Passes 7-0. 

B. Public Hearing on Development Impact Fees. 

 documentCouncil Memo Printout 

Blair is concerned about fees for commercial development."The projects are the projects. If Council wishes to not charge impact fees, we can raise our waer fees," Mark Woodfield says.

Blair expresses concern that the commercial fees could drive businesses to Prescott Valley.

Sischka said that it's a question of which entity will be hit the least.

Sandy Griffis: It is a risk and a reward. She has a problem with new growth absorbing these fees. Over the last few years the missed growth cost $2.7-3 M of fees coming in. She looks at a letter she wrote to Mayor Wilson in 2008.

Citizens want and expect local government to provide better services.
Don't want to pay taxes to offset these expenses.
Nothing changes. 

She suggests that they look at other options - "Let's put our heads together and look at other options."

She is asking not to close public hearing and look at it for 30 days more.

There are time constraints to consider.

Councilwoman Scholl notes that a CAFMA bill will be over $4K on a $400K+ house.

The council is concerned that they may not be able to complete the projects in the next 10 years. 

The question is asked whether they are under legal time constraints. They have to have them in place within 5 years of the last impact fees.

If you don't want to collect from development, then it needs to be added to water rates. "The question is, "From where does Council want to collect the money?"

According to the calendar a final vote will take place in 3 weeks.

Mark Woodfill reminds them that this discussion has been going for 8 months.

Sischka said the bottom line was, "Where will we hurt the least?"

Billie Orr thinks they should look at delivery of services.

Public hearing closed.

C. Site Plan and Water Service Agreement for proposed Peaks View Apartment project. 

 documentCouncil Memo Printout  

a. Aerial Vicinity Map  

b. Zoning Vicinity Map  

c. Site Plan  

d. Water Service Agreement-Peaks View Apartments 

69 & Robin Drive.

Also wants a water allocation of 23.25 af

"Modern western" look.

It appears to meet all requirements. 

Motion passes unanimously. 

D. Accept Low Bid of $67,699.06 from Jebco Construction to construct an ADA accessible bathroom at the Prescott Boys and Girls Club. Re-allocate $37,645.81 in unspent CDBG funds to current Boys and Girls Club Requisition #1180413. 

 documentCouncil Memo Printout  

a. Low Bid from Jebco 

BGCC helps about 80-100 kids per month.

Goode says he supports this project. (He is the liaison to the CDBG committee.)

City Manager asks that they request water-friendly fixtures.

Motions pass unanimously. 

E. Legislative Update

Vacation rental bill moving through.

SB 1001still moving. 

HB2702: Wayfare decision bill. Part of the budget discussions.

HB2464: WIFA has been signed by governor.

Digital Goods bill - a little stalled, but not part of budget.

Hotshot funding requested $7M over 2 years.

HB 2318: Texting while driving, will be considered by end of week. Hoping to be considered this week and signed by Governor Ducey soon.

Mayor Mengarelli commends Steve Pierce and his services.

"For evil to succeed, all it needs is for good men to do nothing." MLK





Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.