MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
SPECIAL SESSION
October 28, 2015
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
 
SPECIAL SESSION AT OR AFTER 3:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Hiremath called the meeting to order at 3:00 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

1.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR A HAND COUNT AUDIT BY PIMA COUNTY OF A RANDOMLY SELECTED ORO VALLEY RACE (MAYORAL OR COUNCILMEMBER) FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2015 RECALL ELECTION


SOS Memo re Hand Count

Legal Services Director Tobin Sidles presented item #1.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to approve Pima County's request to include an Oro Valley race in it's hand count audit under the following circumstances:  1. Pima County agrees it is convinced it has the legal authority to request this hand count outside the statutes and it agrees no lawsuit would be filed by Pima County against Oro Valley or any of its officers.
2. The result of this hand count may not be used to affect the outcome of any election under the statutes, if it is, the Town's permission is withdrawn because it then violates state law.
3. Pima County agrees to pay all the associated costs of the hand count.
4. If any lawsuit is filed, Pima County agrees to pay any and all of the costs associated with any defense and any appeal as necessary.

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the request from Pima County to approve a hand count audit for an Oro Valley race for the November 3, 2015 recall election.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Councilmember Garner to adjourn the meeting at 3:21 p.m.

MOTION carried, 7-0.