ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
September 21, 2010
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
|Satish Hiremath, Mayor |
Bill Garner, Vice Mayor
Barry Gillaspie, Councilmember
Joe Hornat, Councilmember
Mary Snider, Councilmember
Steve Solomon, Councilmember
Lou Waters, Councilmember
Ms. Beizer stated that numerous high-level leaders have been invited to the Economic Summit representing Education, large business, small business, community economic development partners, brokers, developers and the media.
Ms. Beizer explained that the main purpose of the Economic Summit is to build on the themes that Mayor Hiremath had outlined in his State of the Town Address which included the idea of working together to build a vibrant, prosperous economic future for everyone.
The goals of the Economic Summit include:
-Solicit ideas from those invited as well as other stakeholders within the community.
-Identify the needs and translate those into action through the development of the 2011 Community Economic Development Plan.
-Strengthen the communication and build a strong working relationship with the key partners.
Ms. Beizer gave an overview of the Economic Summit DRAFT Agenda.
Ms. Beizer stated that the Town Council’s role is to be an active, open, engaged listening group and to encourage the participants to state what their needs are and what they would like to see happen.
Discussion ensued regarding:
-Using other communities to look at successes and failures.
-Time frame and length of roundtable discussions.
-Process of informing the stakeholders about the expectations of the Summit.
Vice Mayor Garner left the telephone conference call at 4:04 p.m.
Assistant to the Manager Kevin Burke gave an overview of the boards/commission modernization plan.
The Working Groups will meet to review the scope, power, and duties of the boards/commissions.
Mayor and Council formed the following Working Groups:
-Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)
-Councilmember Gillaspie, Councilmember Snider, Mayor Hiremath
-Art Review Commission (ARC)
-Councilmember Waters, Councilmember Solomon, Councilmember Gillaspie
-Finance & Bond Committee
-Vice Mayor Garner, Mayor Hiremath, Councilmember Hornat
-Development Review Board (DRB)
Councilmember Solomon, Councilmember Gillaspie, Councilmember Waters
Assistant to the Manager Kevin Burke stated that after the Working Groups have met, the item will be brought back before Council for a formal vote at either the November 17, 2010 Regular Session meeting or the December 1, 2010 Regular Session meeting.
Discussion ensued regarding the expectations of the boards/commissions.
Town Manager Jerene Watson noted that various boards/commissions need vacancies to be filled as soon as possible in order to ensure that a quorum will be present.
Council directed staff to research and list the current board/commission members who are completing their second terms, thus making them ineligible for another term (per appendix C of the Council Parliamentary Rules and Procedures).
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Councilmember Solomon to adjourn the meeting at 4:27 p.m.
MOTION carried, 6-0.