Today: Jan 24 , 2020

Live Update of the Prescott City Council: June 25, 2019

25 June 2019  

It's the Live Update of the Prescott City Council. Study Session at 1 PM; Voting Meeting at 3 PM.


 Agenda  Agenda Packet 

Live (Windows Media) Video




A. Presentation on General Traffic and Transportation Operations and Improvements.

Council Memo Printout

51 City owned Traffic Signals

Most operate stand alone

Favor mainline operation

In ground detection

Two existing interconnect systems

Downtown system: Gurley, Marina, to McCormick and Montezuma. Uses timing offsets, peak directional flow.

Sheldon/Montezuma/Whipple/WCR System - Sheldon @ Marina to WCR @ Gail Gardner Way. Timing based, limited progression. 

Steve Blair offers specific suggestions as to potential issues.

Efficiency measures in use:

  • Right turn overlaps
  • Permissive and protected perm. Lefts
  • Favor main line movements 
  • Time of Day (TOD) timing patterns

Misc. Concerns:

  • SR89 Widening in the Dells
  • Overnight RV parking on streets
  • Rosser Street (cross town connector)
  • Enforcement

Rosser Street (cross town connector)

Challenges to overcome

No grid system, uneven blocks & close intersection spacing

Uneven volumes and demand from side streets

Phil Goode thinks that a study would be good, but it would be expensive. He thinks they need a better comprehensive plan.

They are wondering why striping is taking so long?

Moving Forward

  • Implement WCR Corridor Intelligent Transportation Systems Project ((% paid from Streets Impact Fee) 14 signals
  • Consider flashing yellow arrow or trailing left implementation
  • Upgrade signal detection and timing at intersections
  • Implement more TOD timing plans 
  • Opportunities for future coordination and expansion

Speed Limits

  • Prima facia speed laws (25 MPH)
  • Local ordinances (15 MPH in alleyways)
  • Arterial Speed Zone Policy 
  • Standard Practice/Engineering judgment
  • 85th % speeds


  • Road side zoning and development
  • Geometrics, sight visibility, Ped/Bike facilities

Speed Limit Review Locations

  • Copper Basin Road
  • Sheldon Street
  • Williamson Valley Road
  • Iron Springs Road
  • Willow Creek Road

Speed Limit impact

  • Enforcement levels and speed traps
  • Citizen perception

Some speeds are being slowed down - for example, through the Dells it will be 45 MPH, not 50.

Build-outs are great, but they limit what can be done in the intersection.


  • Don't fit don't park signing on Gurley Street
  • 2 or 3 HR parking & the Parking Garage

Traffic Concerns

  • All-way pedestrian crossing at Gurley 
  • Delivery Truck Parking - Cortez 3 lane concept

B. Presentation of Proposed Water Policy Changes

These policy changes are presented as a draft, not as a final decision. 

Councilman Goode is concerned that some of the incentives we've offered will no longer be valid. 

This new policy doesn't name a certain AF as being allocated (which nobody pays attention to anyway)

This new policy will be relying heavily on the new models.

Phil Goode thinks they are creating a too liberal "growth policy".

Phil Goode thinks if they look at a smaller number of acre feet that can be administratively approved to start with, they can always expand it later in the future. 

Blair agrees with Goode. He wants reports on how much water is being used.

Howard Mechanic - is concerned about the lack of mention regarding safe yield.

Council Memo Printout

C. Presentation on Groundwater Recharge.

Council Memo Printout

Due to time constraints, this issue was postponed.



 Agenda  Agenda Packet 




Pastor Whitney Walters with Willow Hills Baptist Church


 Councilman Lamerson



Rodeo Week 2019

Read by Councilman Steve Sischka.


A. Approval of minutes for the June 11, 2019 Executive/Special Session, the June 11, 2019 Study Session and the June 11, 2019 Voting Meeting.

Council Memo Printout

a. June 11, 2019 Executive Session

b. June 11, 2019 Study Session

c. June 11, 2019 Voting Meeting

B. Adopt Resolution No. 2019-1703, approving Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with City of Phoenix for Processing of Recyclable Materials (City Contract No. 2019-251).

Council Memo Printout

a. Prescott PHX Recycle IGA Contract No. 2019-251

b. Resolution No. 2019-1703

C. Adopt Resolution No. 2019-1705, approving the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Prescott Unified School District for School Resource Officer Services IGA (City Contract No. 2019-256). Funding coming from 75% PUSD and 25% from the General Fund.

Council Memo Printout

a. Resolution No. 2019-1705

b. IGA Prescott Unified School District School Resource Officer

D. Approval of Annual Support and Licensing payment to Tyler Technologies (City Contract No. 2019-249) in the amount of $135,509.12 for the MUNIS Financial System (Various City Funds).

Council Memo Printout

a. Tyler Technologies Invoice

E. Adopt Resolution No. 2019-1713 of the Mayor and Council of the City of Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, extending in force the City’s current water management policy.

Council Memo Printout

a. Resolution No. 2019-1713

F. Approval of City Contract No. 2019-255 with Albert Holler and Associates for five year of tax audit services for $42,000.00 per year. Funding is available in the Revenue Funds.

Council Memo Printout

a. City Contract No. 2019-255

G. Award of City Contract 2019-247 to Renco Roofing for the replacement of the Grace Spark's Activity Center roof in the amount of $30,479.00. Funding is available in the Facilities Management Fund.

Council Memo Printout

a. RENCO Roofing, Roof Recoating & Proposal & Installation Agreement

H. Award of City Contract 2019-248 to Lester's Joinery for the replacement of the Grace Spark's Activity Center windows in the amount of $63,300.00. Funding is available in the Facilities Management Fund.

Council Memo Printout

a. Lester's Joinery & Millwork LLC

b. Sole Source Procurement

Consent agenda passes unanimously. 


A. Adopt Resolution 2019-1706 Declaring the document titled "Chapter 3-10: Water Conservation Code" a public record, and Ordinance No 2019-1676 Amending Title III, Chapter 3-10.

Council Memo Printout

a. Ordinance No 2019-1676 

b. Resolution No. 2019-1706 

c. Chapter 3-10, Water Conservation Code Redlines

This ordinance has been postponed. 




1. Public Hearing and consideration for a New liquor license application for a Series 7 Beer & Wine Bar liquor license from Kathryn Gentner Phelan, applicant, for Soul Ride; Location: 230 S. Montezuma Street.

Council Memo Printout


b. R19-1-702

A citizen is protesting the liquor license - to prevent the pervasive normalization of drinking behavior with biking behavior. She says it is within 300 feet of Mile High Middle School. 

She points out that the context of this business is within an interscholastic area.

Despite the citizen protest, the license application was approved.

The motion passes 6-0.


A. Final Plat for Whispering Rock (FNP19-003), A Commercial Subdivision of 79.66 acres.

Council Memo Printout

a. Aerial Vicinity Map

b. Whispering Rock Preliminary Plat

c. Whispering Rock Final Plat

Dr. Askari thanks the Council. 

He wants to make sure that Northern Arizona residents will no longer have to go to Phoenix!

After 2 years of going through P&Z, Dr. Askari says this was harder than medical school!

Motion passes 6-0.

B.Appointment of Deputy City Attorney Matt Podracky as Interim City Attorney During City Attorney's Military Deployment.

Council Memo Printout

Motion passes unanimously, 6-0.

C. Approval of Contract Amendment 2019-069A2 to Dibble Engineering for Airport general architecture and engineering services for Prescott Regional Airport, revising contract language to align with the current City Procurement Code.

Council Memo Printout

a. 2019-069 Dibble Engineering PSA On-Call Design and Engineering Services

Many exciting things at the Airport:

- Received Outstanding Airport Award in Western Region.

- Broken records with enplanements. 

- Skywest will add additional seasonal flights this November and December. Schedule to be announced in the near future.

This motion is to adhere to current procurement code.

Passes unanimously 5-0 (Councilman Sischka had to excuse himself.)


D. Approval of Authorization of Services No. 6, 7 and 8 (Amendment Contract Nos. 2019-069A6, 2019-069A7, and 2019-069A8) to Dibble Engineering for additional services for the New Airport Passenger Terminal Design for a total cost of $101,318.26.

Council Memo Printout

a. Authorization of Services 6 - Supplemental Survey, City Contract No. 2019-069A6

b. Authorization of Services 7 Proposal - Bid Analysis and Construction Contract Award Assistance, City Contract No. 2019-069A7

c. Authorization of Services 8 - New Terminal Redesign Services Associated with CMAR VE, City Contract No. 2019-069A8

Construction costs are projected to be higher than expected. They will be looking for $3M in savings.

Motin passes unanimously, 5-0.

 E.  Award of City Contract No. 2019-242 to AUI, Inc. for the annual sewer main pipe bursting project in an amount not to exceed $750,000.00 annually. Funding is available in the Wastewater Fund.

Council Memo Printout

a.  Exhibit A - Vicinity Map

b. Exhibit B - CES Cooperative Purchasing Agreement

c. Exhibit C - AUI Proposal

This helps to rehabilitate and replace aging and deteriorate piping. It will also increase efficiencies of the lift station.

Motion passes unanimously. 5-0


F. Public Hearing for the FY2020 Budget, Expenditure Limitation, and Tax Levies; at Special Meeting Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1709 Adopting the Final FY2020 Budget, Expenditure Limitation, and City Job Roster

Council Memo Printout

a. Resolution No. 2019-1709 - FY20 Final Budget

b. Budget Legal Forms FY20

c. Position Roster FY20

$220,068,922 for the Fiscal Year 2020. It is an increase of 15.1%.

Phil Goode is voting against the budget because it does not call for the original Annual Required Contribution (ARC) for the PSPRS. However the budget does call for the Council to pay the current ARC. Because of the reduction of the current PSPRS debt, the ARC has been reduced by PSPRS. They are making ALL required payments, plus all funds from revenue from the Prop 443 tax that is collected. 


Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.