MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
June 6, 2012
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Hiremath called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Hiremath led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

UPCOMING MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Communications Administrator Misti Nowak announced the upcoming Town meetings.

SWEARING IN OF NEW COUNCILMEMBERS WITH TERMS EFFECTIVE JUNE 6, 2012 TO JUNE 8, 2016

Town Clerk Julie Bower swore in Councilmember Bill Garner and Councilmember Mike Zinkin with terms effective June 6, 2012 to June 8, 2016.  Councilmember Brendan Burns was sworn in earlier so that he could attend the meeting via telephone.

Mayor Hiremath recessed the meeting at 6:04 p.m.

Mayor Hiremath reconvened the meeting at 6:14 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Satish Hiremath, Mayor
Lou Waters, Vice Mayor
Brendan Burns, Councilmember
Bill Garner, Councilmember
Joe Hornat, Councilmember
Mary Snider, Councilmember
Mike Zinkin, Councilmember

Councilmember Burns attended the meeting by telephone.

COUNCIL REPORTS

No reports were received.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Town Manager Greg Caton announced that due to the extremely dry conditions, the Town had reenacted an ordinance, effective June 15th, which prohibited the use of consumer fireworks.

Town Clerk Julie Bower announced that there was new artwork on display in the Council chambers by artist Tom Ventura.

Deputy Chief Larry Stevens reported that Chief Sharp had the pleasure of hosting the mid-year meeting of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police Highway Safety Committee at the Hilton El Conquistador.  The conference focused on how to make the highway system as safe as possible. 

Deputy Chief Stevens reported that a man went missing from Sun City on Saturday and a reverse 9-1-1 phone call was initiated to help find the individual.  Another reverse 9-1-1 call was placed early Sunday morning which helped to successfully locate the individual who was missing for 24 hours.

Economic Development Manager Amanda Jacobs reported that the Shop Oro Valley Summer campaign was launched on Friday, June 1st.  Receipts totaling $25 or more from any Oro Valley business could be submitted at the Administration building for weekly prize drawings.  The campaign runs through July 31st.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

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

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

1.

Amphitheater Governing Board Commendation to the Town of Oro Valley and Oro Valley Police Department


Amphi Commendation

2.

Police Department Appreciation Letter


PD Appreciation Letter

Councilmember Snider thanked the Oro Valley Police Department for putting together an excellent annual report.

3.

Letter of thanks to Development & Infrastructure Services Department


Letter

Councilmember Hornat thanked Development and Infrastructure Services Department Director Paul Keesler and the DIS staff for the great service that they provide to the community. 

CALL TO AUDIENCE

Oro Valley resident Del Balston

spoke about the effectiveness of the Oro Valley Police Department and the posse members and urged Council not to conduct a management study of the Police Department.

Oro Valley resident Richard Tracy Sr.

spoke about a letter to the editor that he had previously written.

Oro Valley resident Donald Bristow

spoke about various code violations at local businesses and urged Council and staff to act upon them quickly in order to guarantee the safety of residents.

Oro Valley resident Debra Arrett

spoke about the renaming of Sun City to Sun City Oro Valley.  She urged Council not to perform a management study of the Oro Valley Police Department because she was concerned with the cost of the study and didn’t want to see any type of reduced services.

Oro Valley resident Ralph Kayser

was concerned with the recent Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) sponsored Leadership Exchange meeting held in San Diego, California and wanted to know who paid for the trip and what the benefit to the town was.

Oro Valley resident Cheryl Rodriguez

was concerned with improper parking at a job site in Rancho Vistoso near La Canada Drive and Moore Road because school buses could not get through to drop off students at their designated bus stop.

Oro Valley resident Stan Winetrobe

agreed that the Oro Valley Police Department was operating effectively and saw no need for a management study.

PRESENTATIONS

1.

Proclamation - Ventana Medical Systems Day


Proclamation

Mayor Hiremath proclaimed June 7, 2012 as Ventana Medical Systems Day.

2.

Presentation from Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) regarding Oracle Road noise walls and other issues


Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Project Manager Robin Raine gave an overview of the following Oracle Road projects/issues:

-Project area
-Wildlife crossings
-Sound barrier walls

The purpose of the project was to:

-Improve traffic capacity
-Improve traffic movement and access
-Enhance safety
-Meet current design standards

The project design phase was anticipated to take place from 2011 to 2013 and the construction phase was anticipated to take place from fall 2013 to fall 2015.
 
The proposed project improvements would consist of the following:

-Widen roadway
-Improve drainage
-Retaining walls and sound barrier walls
-Replace shared-use path

CONSENT AGENDA

Councilmember Zinkin requested that item (C) be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion.

A.

Minutes - November 2, 2011, April 11 and May 16, 2012


11/2/11 Minutes

4/11/12 Minutes

5/16/12 Minutes

B.

Cancellation of the July 18, 2012 Regular Session Town Council Meeting


D.

Appointment of Vice Mayor Waters and Councilmember Snider to a Council Subcommittee on Arts and Culture


E.

Resolution (R)12-30 Authorizing and Approving the First Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Town of Oro Valley and the Town of Marana for Reciprocal Hearing Officer Services under Arizona Revised Statutes section 9-500.12


Resolution No. (R)12-30

Amendment No. 1

F.

Resolution No. (R)12-31, authorizing and approving the naming of a currently unnamed wash located at Lambert Lane, west of Congressional Way, extending through the Villages at La Cañada and ending at the confluence of the Canyon del Oro Wash as the “KC Carter Wash”


Resolution No. (R)12-31

KC Carter Wash Location

KC Carter Wash ortho photo

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Councilmember Garner to approve Consent Agenda items A-B and D-F.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

C.

Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. Quarterly Report: January 1, 2012 - March 31, 2012


TREO FPA

TREO Third Quarter Report

Councilmember Zinkin wanted future reports to show what the potential benefits would be to the Town from the various projects.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Zinkin and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to approve item (C).

MOTION carried, 7-0.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.

REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF A PAD EXEMPTION AND MASTER SIGN PROGRAM FOR ROONEY RANCH AREA D, LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF ORACLE ROAD BETWEEN FIRST AVENUE AND PUSCH VIEW LANE


Attachment 1 - Conditions of Approval-CDRB Recommended

Attachment 2 - Applicant’s Submittal

Attachment 3 - Existing Rooney D Sign Guidelines

Attachment 4 - Rooney Ranch D Map

Attachment 5 - Comparison Table

Attachment 6 - 4/10/12 CDRB Report

Attachment 7 - 4/10/12 DRAFT CDRB Minutes

Senior Planner Matt Michels gave an overview of the item and outlined the location of Rooney Ranch PAD Area D.  He outlined the request for approval of a new Master Sign Program for Rooney Ranch Area D and discussed the following elements of the proposed Master Sign Program:

-Standards for wall, monument, traffic, pedestrian and directional signs
-New design standards for monument signs
-Revised color palette for wall sign text
-New MSP would permit halo-illuminated, internally illuminated or a combination of any palette color

Applicant Mark Jones stated that the signage was inconsistent throughout the development and that the signs had experienced a great deal of wear and tear over the years.  He had an issue with Condition of Approval #7 which stipulated that all sign areas shall meet Oro Valley Zoning Code standards because the current Code only allowed 300 sq. ft. but certain businesses, such as Target, received previous permission to use a 500 sq. ft. sign or less.

Robert Austin, Representative of the Rooney Ranch Center, stated that Condition of Approval #7 could potentially create legal troubles with the existing anchor tenants since there were contractual obligations in place as to what was or wasn’t allowed for signage.
 
The following individual spoke in opposition to item 1.

Oro Valley resident Bill Adler


MOTION: A motion was made by and seconded by to

MOTION carried, 7-0.

Mayor Hiremath recessed the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Mayor Hiremath reconvened the meeting at 8:24 p.m.

2.

PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)12-08, AMENDING THE ORO VALLEY ZONING CODE REVISED, CHAPTER 23, ZONING DISTRICTS, SECTION 23.6, PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS


Attachment 1 - Ordinance No. (O)12-08

Attachment 2 - Current Code Graphic

Attachment 3 - Proposed Code Graphic

Attachment 4 - April 3rd PZC Staff Report

Attachment 5 - April 3rd PZC Minutes

Principal Planner Chad Daines gave an overview of the item and outlined the following:

-Definition of an accessory building
-Proposed amendment
     -Applies to R1-72 and R1-144

Mr. Daines clarified that the proposed amendment would:

-Allow reasonable use of property on very large lot areas
-Provide adequate protections for adjacent areas

Mayor Hiremath opened the public hearing.

The following individual spoke in favor of item 2.

Oro Valley resident Gil Alexander


Mayor Hiremath closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Councilmember Zinkin to Approve Ordinance No. (O)12-08, amending the Oro Valley Zoning Code Revised, Chapter 23, Zoning Districts, Section 23.6, Property Development Standards for Single-Family Residential Districts to apply only to the R1-144 district.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

3.

SECTION 22.2 OF THE ORO VALLEY ZONING CODE REVISED AND THE GENERAL PLAN RELATIVE TO GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS


a.

RESOLUTION NO. (R)12-32, DECLARING AS A PUBLIC RECORD THAT CERTAIN DOCUMENT ENTITLED CHAPTER 22, REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES, SECTION 22.2, GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT PROCEDURES, ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT “A” AND FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK


Attachment 1 - Resolution No. (R)12-32

Attachment 2 - Exhibit "A" -Zoning Code Amendment

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hornat and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to Approve Resolution No. (R)12-32, declaring as a public record that certain document entitled Chapter 22, Review and Approval Procedures, Section 22.2, General Plan Amendment Procedures.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

b.

PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)12-09, AND RESOLUTION NO. (R)12-33, AMENDING SECTION 22.2 OF THE ORO VALLEY ZONING CODE REVISED AND THE GENERAL PLAN TO UPDATE PROCEDURES RELATIVE TO GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS


Attachment 1 - Ordinance No. (O)12-09

Attachment 2 - Resolution No. (R)12-33

Attachment 3 - April 3rd PZC Staff Report

Attachment 4 - April 3rd PZC Minutes

Attachment 5 - GPA Timeline

Attachment 6 - Threshold Comparison

Attachment 7 - Current Zoning Code Language

Attachment 8 - Current General Plan Language

Principal Planner Chad Daines gave an overview of the item and outlined the following main components:

-Timing of neighborhood meetings
-Major Amendment Acreage Threshold
-Inconsistencies between the Zoning Code and General Plan

Mayor Hiremath opened the public hearing.

The following individuals spoke in opposition to item 3.

Oro Valley resident John Musolf


Oro Valley resident Shirl Lamonna


Oro Valley resident Bill Adler


The following individual spoke in favor of item 3. Oro Valley resident Gil Alexander


Mayor Hiremath closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Zinkin and seconded by Councilmember Snider to continue item 3b to no date certain.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

4.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF COUNCIL LIAISON TO THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (BOA) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013


MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hornat and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to appoint Councilmember Zinkin as the liaison to the Board of Adjustment for fiscal year 2012/13.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Councilmember Garner requested a future agenda item to discuss the Sign Code violation schedule, seconded by Councilmember Zinkin.

Councilmember Zinkin requested a future agenda item for September for discussion and possible action to lower the utility tax 1/2 of 1%, seconded by Councilmember Garner.

Councilmember Burns requested a future agenda item to examine a bicycle library for the Town, seconded by Councilmember Snider.

Councilmember Zinkin requested a future agenda item prior to November for discussion and possible action to look at the ramifications of a tax holiday for businesses, seconded by Councilmember Garner.

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments were received.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Mayor Waters and seconded by Councilmember Snider to Adjourn the meeting at 9:36 p.m.

MOTION carried, 7-0.