MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
February 1, 2012
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Hiremath called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Satish Hiremath, Mayor
Lou Waters, Vice Mayor
Bill Garner, Councilmember
Joe Hornat, Councilmember
Mary Snider, Councilmember
Steve Solomon, Councilmember

ABSENT: Barry Gillaspie, Councilmember

EXECUTIVE SESSION

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to go into Executive Session at 5:01 p.m. pursuant to ARS 38-431.03(A)(1) to discuss personnel matters regarding the annual evaluation of the Chief of Police

MOTION carried, 7-0.

Mayor Hiremath stated that the following staff members would join Council in Executive Session:  Police Chief Danny Sharp, Town Attorney Tobin Rosen and Town Clerk Julie Bower.

RESUME REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Hiremath reconvened the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Satish Hiremath, Mayor
Lou Waters, Vice Mayor
Bill Garner, Councilmember
Barry Gillaspie, Councilmember
Joe Hornat, Councilmember
Mary Snider, Councilmember
Steve Solomon, Councilmember

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Onita Davis, President of the Oro Valley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132, led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

UPCOMING MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Communications Administrator Misti Nowak announced the upcoming Town meetings.

COUNCIL REPORTS

Vice Mayor Waters reported that the Town of Oro Valley would be hosting a presentation by Imagine Greater Tucson on February 8th from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall regarding regional development issues.  A second meeting was scheduled for February 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Town Hall at which Imagine Greater Tucson would be working on creating one final planning map.  More information could be found at imaginegreatertucson.org.

Councilmember Snider reported that Officer Zach Pierce was awarded the Outstanding Swat Officer award.  The full article could be found in this month’s Vista newsletter. 

Councilmember Hornat attended a conference in Phoenix entitled Legislature 101 - How to Deal with Legislative Representatives.  He also attended a workshop sponsored by the University of Arizona Water Resource Research Center regarding the status of the regional water supply.  He said that Southern Arizona was in good shape for water because water needs were well planned.  The water table had risen approximately two feet in 2008 and the Town’s supply of CAP water should continue to help the water table rise in the future. 

Councilmember Hornat attended the Buffelgrass pull on Saturday and he also attended the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) breakfast which featured three guest speakers who talked about multi-family housing and how it was needed in the community.

Councilmember Snider took advantage of the free water audit that was offered by the Oro Valley Water Department.  She said that the experience was enlightening and found out that she was over-watering her landscaping.  Since the audit, her water bill had dropped $35/month and she encouraged residents to take advantage of the service.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Parks, Recreation, Library & Cultural Resources Director Ainsley Legner reported that this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Oro Valley Steam Pump Ranch, the town would be celebrating Arizona’s Centennial and encouraged everyone to join the festivities.

Interim Town Manager Greg Caton announced that a meeting was scheduled for February 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Council chambers to discuss the possibility of the Oro Valley library becoming a Branch status versus an Affiliate status.

Water Utility Director Philip Saletta reported that Central Arizona Project (CAP) water was being delivered to the town as of January 24th.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Mayor Hiremath reviewed the order of business and stated that the order would stand as posted.

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

1.

Police Department Appreciation Letter


Appreciation Ltr 011712

CALL TO AUDIENCE

Oro Valley resident John Musolf

PRESENTATIONS

1.

Proclamation - Oro Valley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 Salute to Anna Ella Carroll Day on February 12, 2012


Proclamation

Mayor Hiremath proclaimed February 12, 2012 as Oro Valley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 Salute to Anna Ella Carroll Day.

2.

Proclamation in Recognition of Arizona’s Centennial


AZ Centennial Proclamation

Mayor Hiremath encouraged all citizens to celebrate Arizona's Centennial by supporting arts and culture in the Town of Oro Valley and in the State of Arizona.

CONSENT AGENDA

Councilmember Hornat requested that item (D) be removed from the Consent Agenda so that it could be discussed and voted on separately.

Vice Mayor Waters requested that item (B) be removed from the Consent Agenda so that it could be discussed and voted on separately.

A.

Police Department Statistics - November 2011


PD November Stats

C.

Cancellation of the March 21, 2012 Regular Session Town Council Meeting


MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to approve Consent Agenda items (A) and (C). MOTION carried, 7-0.


B.

Reappointment of Stephen Dean as the Town’s citizen representative on the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) Environmental Planning Advisory Committee (EPAC)


Reappointment Request - Stephen Dean

Vice Mayor Waters asked for clarification regarding the purpose of the Environmental Planning Advisory Committee.

Mayor Hiremath stated that the Environmental Planning Advisory Committee heard and discussed the environmental components to regional issues and would then make recommendations to the PAG Working Group.

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Mayor Waters and seconded by Councilmember Hornat to Approve the reappointment of Stephen Dean to the Pima Association of Governments Environmental Planning Advisory Committee for a term ending June 30, 2015.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

D.

Resolution No. (R)12-06 Authorizing and executing a License Agreement between the Town of Oro Valley and the Oro Valley Historical Society to allow for the planting, cultivating and maintenance of historical gardens and to permit guided site tours on the site known as Steam Pump Ranch


Reso 12-06

License Agreement

2009 LIcense Agreement

Councilmember Hornat noted that the Historical Society had done many great things for the community.  He requested that a brief summary of the work performed be submitted for review.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hornat and seconded by Councilmember Gillaspie to Approve item (D) with the condition that a brief summary of activities shall be submitted.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.

RESOLUTION NO. (R)12-07, AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING AMENDMENT NUMBER 1 TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF PIMA COUNTY AND THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY FOR PROVISION OF CIRCULATOR BUS SERVICE


Resolution No. R12-07

IGA Amendment 1

Service Cost Projection

Orginal MC Packet Jan 5, 2011

Brochure

Assistant Development and Infrastructure Services Director Kevin Burke gave an overview of the proposed amendment for circulator bus service and outlined the new Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride service and transit fares.

The following individual was undecided on item #1.

Oro Valley resident John Musolf


The following individual spoke in opposition to item #1.

Oro Valley resident Bill Adler


The following individual spoke in support of item #1.

Oro Valley resident Terry Thompson


MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Mayor Waters and seconded by Councilmember Solomon to adopt Resolution No. (R)12-07. MOTION carried, 7-0.


2.

RESOLUTION NO. (R)12-08, AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT TRANSIT SERVICES DIVISION SUN SHUTTLE DIAL-A-RIDE FARE INCREASE


Resolution No. R12-08

Service Cost Projection

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Councilmember Garner to adopt Resolution No. (R)12-08. MOTION carried, 7-0.


3.

FISCAL YEAR 2011/12 FINANCIAL UPDATE THROUGH DECEMBER 2011


Attachment A - General Fund

Attachment B - Highway Fund

Attachment C - Bed Tax Fund

Attachment D - Roadway Impact Fee Fund

Attachment E - Water Utility Fund

Attachment F - Stormwater Utility Fund

Attachment G - Vacancy Savings Report

Attachment H - Summary All Funds

Finance Director Stacey Lemos outlined the Town’s financial position through December 2011 and gave an overview of the following funds:

-General Fund
-Highway Fund
-Bed Tax Fund
-Roadway Impact Fee Fund
-Water Utility Fund
-Stormwater Utility Fund

4.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PLACEMENT OF A-FRAME SIGNS FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT LOCAL BUSINESSES


Interim Development and Infrastructure Services Director Paul Keesler gave an overview of the placement of A-frame signs for non-profit organizations at local businesses.  Mr. Keesler outlined the permitting process and recommended that, if adopted, the non-profit signs would fall under the same rules and criteria as the regular business signs.

The following individual spoke in support of item #4.

Dave Perry, Oro Valley resident and President of the Northern Pima Chamber of Commerce


MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Solomon and seconded by Councilmember Garner to allow non-profit organizations to purchase a permit for A-frame signs that travels with the sign and the display of the sign would be governed by the same standards currently in place for temporary A-frame signs within twenty (20) feet of businesses. MOTION carried, 7-0.


5.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PLANNING AND ZONING WORK PLAN AND THE GENERAL PLAN ENERGY ELEMENT


Attachment 1 - Work Plan

Attachment 2 - P&Z Report 01.03.12

Planning Manager David Williams said that staff did not have a presentation but would entertain any questions that Council had.

The following individuals spoke in support of item #5.

Oro Valley resident Betty Stamper


Oro Valley resident Bill Leedy


Oro Valley resident Bill Adler


MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Gillaspie and seconded by Councilmember Garner to sustain the Planning and Zoning Work Plan as is. MOTION carried, 6-1 with Councilmember Hornat opposed.


FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Councilmember Snider requested a future agenda item regarding the possible formation of a Transit Advisory Commission, seconded by Councilmember Gillaspie.

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments were received.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to Adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m.

MOTION carried, 7-0.