ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
December 4, 2013
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
|Satish Hiremath, Mayor |
Lou Waters, Vice Mayor
Brendan Burns, Councilmember
Bill Garner, Councilmember
Joe Hornat, Councilmember
Mary Snider, Councilmember
Mike Zinkin, Councilmember
Mayor Hiremath led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Communications Administrator Misti Nowak announced the upcoming Town meetings and events.
Vice Mayor Waters reported that an article about the Town of Oro Valley was recently published in US Airways magazine and credited this accomplishment to the Town's Economic Development Department in cooperation with Visit Tucson.
Councilmember Snider attended an Arizona Town Hall event held at the Grand Canyon South Rim at which they discussed early childhood education.
Town Clerk Julie Bower announced that new artwork was on display in the Council Chambers by artist Lowell Richardson.
Communications Administrator Misti Nowak made an additional announcement regarding upcoming Town meetings and events.
Mayor Hiremath reviewed the order of business and stated that the order would stand as posted.
Councilmember Snider Trip Report (Nov. 3-6, 2013)
Councilmember Zinkin Trip Report (Nov. 12-16, 2013)
Letter of Appreciation for Oro Valley Police Department
Senior Planner Matt Michels presented Certificates to graduates of the Community Academy:
Councilmember Zinkin requested that item (B) be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion.
Minutes - November 6, 2013
(Re)appointments to various Boards and Commissions
Approval of Model Home Architecture to Fulfill the La Reserve Planned Area Development (PAD) Standards for the Pusch Ridge Subdivision Located in La Reserve
Resolution No. (R)13-68, authorizing and approving a subgrantee agreement between the Town of Oro Valley and the Arizona Department of Homeland Security to fund overtime and mileage under the Operation Stonegarden program
Resolution No. (R)13-69, authorizing and approving a subgrantee agreement between the Town of Oro Valley and the Arizona Department of Homeland Security to fund the purchase of equipment under the Operation Stonegarden program
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to Approve
MOTION carried, 7-0.
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Zinkin and seconded by Councilmember Garner item (B) with the exception of adding August 6, 2014 as part of the 2014 Town Council Meeting schedule.
MOTION failed, 3-4 with Mayor Hiremath, Vice Mayor Waters, Councilmember Hornat, and Councilmember Snider opposed.
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Councilmember Hornat item (B) as presented.
MOTION carried, 5-2 with Councilmember Garner and Councilmember Zinkin opposed.
Finance Director Stacey Lemos spoke regarding the non-utility development impact fees and gave an overview of the impact fees study as listed below:
-Impact fee law changes
-History of OV Impact Fees
-Land use assumptions
-Infrastructure Improvement Plan (IIP)
-Capital Plans - Based on 15-Year Town CIP
-Comparison of combined fees - Parks, Police, Transportation
Mayor Hiremath opened the public hearing.
The following individuals spoke on item #1:
Oro Valley resident Bill Adler
Oro Valley resident and President of Southern Arizona Home Builders Association David Godlewski
Mayor Hiremath closed the public hearing.
Water Utility Director Philip Saletta discussed the following topics regarding Water Utility Impact Fees:
-Compliance with new requirements
-Land Use Assumptions
-Infrastructure Improvement Plan
-Comparison of Combined Fees Potable and Alternative Water
-Approval Process - Schedule
Ms. Lemos outlined the Town and Water Utility Impact Fees proposed approval process and schedule.
No action was taken on item # 1.
Town Manager Greg Caton gave a brief overview of item #2.
Discussion ensued amongst Council regarding the proposed Joinder Agreement.
Human Resource Director Ron Corbin gave an overview of the defined benefit and defined contribution plan.
Town Manager Greg Caton gave a re-cap of the process that would enable participation in the Elected Officials' Retirement Plan.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Mayor Waters and seconded by Councilmember Snider to deny Resolution No. (R)13-70, authorizing the execution of a joinder agreement with the Elected Officials' retirement plan and payment of the unfunded liability to purchase credited service for current Councilmembers.
MOTION carried, 7-0.
Councilmember Zinkin amended his previous future agenda item request regarding definitions of Independent Living, Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Hospice by removing his request to freeze applications. He further clarified that this item be brought before Council at the first meeting in February.
No comments were received.
MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Mayor Waters and seconded by Councilmember Snider to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m.
MOTION carried, 7-0.