MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
May 4, 2016
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Hiremath called the meeting to order at 6:01 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

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 and events.

COUNCIL REPORTS

Councilmember Hornat reminded the public that the May 19th regular Town Council meeting was on a Thursday.

Councilmember Garner reported that the first annual Slide the City special event was held on Saturday, April 30 and was very successful.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Water Utility Director Philip Saletta announced that May 1st marked the 20th anniversary of the ownership and operation of the water utility by the Town.  On May 1, 1996, operations for the Canada Hills Water Company and Rancho Vistoso Water Company were transferred to the town.  At that time, there were 9,800 water service connections and now, there were approximately 19,300 water service connections.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Mayor Hiremath reviewed the order of business and said it would stand as posted.

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

CALL TO AUDIENCE

Oro Valley resident Tom Comi

said the current playing conditions at both El Conquistador golf courses were the best in years but was concerned that the current conditions couldn't be maintained without additional capital improvements.  He strongly encouraged Council to implement the town's December, 2014 proposal to add the needed funding for golf course improvements.

Oro Valley resident Dana Whitson

was concerned with the safety of the crosswalk at Canada Hills Drive, crossing La Canada Drive, due mainly to southbound traffic.  He urged Council to install a crosswalk signal at this location to alert southbound drivers on La Canada Drive of pedestrians crossing.

Vice Mayor Waters directed staff to look into the crosswalk concern at Canada Hills Drive.  Town Manager Greg Caton said staff had made a request to the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to help fund improvements to the crosswalk but the request was denied.  Mr. Caton said the town was looking at alternative funding options to increase the safety of the intersection.

PRESENTATIONS

1.

Art Ambassador Sasha Case - Veteran and Youth Art Exhibit


Art Ambassador Sasha Case gave an overview of the Veteran and Youth Art Exhibit.  Erin Carpenter, Madeline Penna and Jenna Hurst from Canyon Del Oro High School discussed and presented their artwork on display in the Council Chambers.

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

Minutes - April 13 and 20, 2016


4/13/16 Draft Minutes

4/20/16 Draft Minutes

Councilmember Zinkin requested to remove item (A) from the Consent Agenda for discussion.

Councilmember Zinkin requested to amend the April 20, 2016 regular Town Council meeting minutes regarding Regular Agenda item #4 pertaining to possible direction regarding potential Oro Valley bonding to fund an incubation center at Innovation Park.  Councilmember Zinkin said they never discussed bonding options and he would like the minutes to reflect that.

Mayor Hiremath directed staff to amend the minutes to reflect that there was discussion for direction regarding potential Oro Valley bonding to fund an incubation center at Innovation Park and that ultimately, no direction was given to the Town Manager.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Zinkin and seconded by Councilmember Hornat to approve item (A) with the proposed changes.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS LIVING MEMORIAL AT NARANJA PARK


Letters of Support

Naranja Park Map

Economic Development Manager Amanda Jacobs presented item #1.

The following individuals spoke in support of item #1.

Oro Valley resident Dick Eggerding
Oro Valley resident Steve Didio
Oro Valley resident Allan Dankwerth

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the proposed memorial.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to approve designating a Veterans and First Responders Living Memorial at Naranja Park.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

2.

PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)16-04, REZONING AN APPROXIMATE 141-ACRE PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LA CHOLLA BOULEVARD AND LAMBERT LANE FROM R1-144 TO R1-43 AND USE OF THE MINIMUM LOT SIZE AND BUILDING HEIGHT FLEXIBLE DESIGN OPTIONS


ATTACHMENT 1 - (O)16-04

ATTACHMENT 2 - TENTATIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

ATTACHMENT 3 - SITE ANALYSIS

ATTACHMENT 4 - PZC STAFF REPORT

ATTACHMENT 5 - LA CHOLLA COMMONS CONCEPT PLAN

ATTACHMENT 6 - LA CHOLLA AREA LOT SIZES

ATTACHMENT 7 - NEIGHBORHOOD CONSENSUS TABLE

ATTACHMENT 8 - ADDITIONAL CORRESPONDENCE

ATTACHMENT 9 - FORMAL LETTERS OF PROTEST

ATTACHMENT 10 - PZC MEETING MINUTES

Senior Planner Michael Spaeth presented item #2 and outlined the following: -Purpose -Location Map -Tentative Development Plan -General Plan - Neighborhood Compatibility -General Plan - Road Widening -General Plan - Land Use -General Plan - Environment -Conservation Subdivision Design -Flexible Design Options -Public Participation -Summary and Recommendation

Mayor Hiremath opened the public hearing.

The following individual spoke in support of item #2:

Oro Valley resident Karen Stratman

The following individuals spoke in opposition to item #2:

Oro Valley resident Ken Gardiner
Oro Valley resident Carol Hunter

The following individual spoke on item #2:

Oro Valley resident Bill Fritz

Mayor Hiremath closed the public hearing.

Paul Oland, representative for the WLB Group and representing the property owner, spoke on the proposed rezoning.

Discussion ensued amongst Council, Mr. Oland and staff regarding the proposed rezoning.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Zinkin and seconded by Councilmember Burns to adopt Ordinance No. (O)16-04, approving the proposed rezoning and use of the minimum lot size and building height flexible design options, subject to the conditions included in Attachment 1, with the addition that the last sentence under Engineering condition of approval #5 shall read: The reduction shall be to an amount that has the effect of making existing residential structures located on immediately adjacent downstream properties, as shown on the Tentative Development Plan, eligible to be removed from the TOWN/FEMA floodplain AND LOTS 64-69 BE DESIGNATED AS SINGLE STORY LOTS, finding that the request is consistent with the General Plan.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

Mayor Hiremath recessed the meeting at 7:54 p.m.

Mayor Hiremath reconvened the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

3.

PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)16-06, AMENDING SECTION 22.9 OF THE ORO VALLEY ZONING CODE REVISED RELATED TO MINOR FINAL PLAT AMENDMENTS


Attachment 1 - (O)16-06

Attachment 2 - Other Jurisdictions Criteria

Attachment 3 - Planning Work Plan

Attachment 4 - Planning and Zoning Commission Staff Report

Attachment 5 - Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes

Planning Manager Bayer Vella presented item #3 and outlined the following:

-Purpose
-Proposal
-Summary and Recommendation

Mayor Hiremath opened the public hearing.

The following individual spoke in support of item #3.

David Glinski, builder and member of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association

Mayor Hiremath closed the public hearing.

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the proposed ordinance related to minor final plat amendments.

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Mayor Waters and seconded by Councilmember Snider to adopt Ordinance No. (O)16-06, amending Section 22.9 of the Oro Valley Zoning Code relating to Minor Final Plat Amendments, finding the amendment would allow the ability to approve minor changes which are consistent with the approved subdivision plat and that Council shall be notified of each administrative approval.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

4.

PUBLIC HEARING: RESOLUTION NO. (R)16-16, AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING AN INCREASE TO THE BASE RATE FOR THE STORMWATER UTILITY FEE, REPLACING RESOLUTION NO. (R)07-127


Attachment 1 - (R)16-16

Attachment 2 - Fee Schedule

Attachment 3 - Stormwater Rate Analysis Report

Attachment 4 - Public Notice

Attachment 5 - Comments Received

Attachment 6 - Resolution (R)07-127

Development and Infrastructure Services Director Paul Keesler presented items #4 and #5 and outlined the following:

-Stormwater Utility Management Program
-Utility Funding
-What is an ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit)
-Commercial Stormwater Utility Fee Example
-Stormwater Utility Fee Review
-Rate Review and Analysis Timeline
-Rate Review & Analysis Results
-Reason for Fee Increase
-What Does the $1.60/Month Increase Pay For
-Public Comment Summary
-Recommendation Summary

Mayor Hiremath opened the public hearing.

The following individual spoke in support of items #4 and #5:

Oro Valley resident and member of the Oro Valley Stormwater Utility Commission Mike Stankiewicz

Mayor Hiremath closed the public hearing.

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the proposed Stormwater Utility fee increase.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to approve Resolution No. (R)16-16, authorizing and approving an increase to the base rate for the Stormwater Utility fee, replacing Resolution No. (R)07-127.

MOTION carried, 5-2 with Councilmember Garner and Councilmember Zinkin opposed.

5.

PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)16-07, AMENDING THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY TOWN CODE, CHAPTER 15, ARTICLE 24, SECTION 15-24-13, STORMWATER UTILITY FEE SYSTEM, SUBSECTIONS 15-24-13(A)(9), 15-24-13(C)(4), 15-24-13(G)(3) AND 15-24-13(G)(4), DECREASING THE EQUIVALENT RESIDENTIAL UNIT (ERU) VALUE THEREBY INCREASING THE RATE FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY STORMWATER UTILITY; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS, ORDINANCES, AND RULES OF THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PRESERVING THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES THAT HAVE ALREADY MATURED AND PROCEEDINGS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEGUN THEREUNDER


Attachment 1 - (O)16-07

Attachment 2 - Town Code Changes

Attachment 3 - Stormwater Rate Analysis Report

Attachment 4 - Public Notice

Attachment 5 - Comments Received

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Vice Mayor Waters to approve Ordinance No. (O)16-07, amending the Town of Oro Valley Town Code, Chapter 15, Article 24, Section 15-24-13, Stormwater Utility fee system, subsections 15-24-13(a)(g), 15-24-13(g)(3) and 15-24-13(g)(4), decreasing the equivalent residential unit (ERU) value thereby increasing the rate for commercial properties for the Town of Oro Valley Stormwater Utility; repealing all resolutions, ordinances, and rules of the Town of Oro Valley in conflict therewith; preserving the rights and duties that have already matured and proceedings that have already begun thereunder.

MOTION carried, 5-2 with Councilmember Garner and Councilmember Zinkin opposed.

6.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT THE ORO VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER


Exhibit 1 - Preliminary Assessment

Finance Director Stacey Lemos presented item #6 and outlined the following:

-Background
-Two Options for Consideration
-Project Financing Options
-Council Approval Requested
-Next Steps

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the proposed energy efficiency improvement project at the Oro Valley Community Center.

Mayor Hiremath said item #6 would be continued to the May 19 regular Town Council meeting.

7.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION FOR A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO SELECT A FIRM TO ASSIST WITH THE RECRUITMENT OF THE NEW TOWN MANAGER


Councilmember Zinkin presented item #7.

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to assist with the recruitment of a new Town Manager.

Town Council directed staff to start the RFP process to recruit a new Town Manager by utilizing cooperative contracts to expedite the process.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Councilmember Zinkin requested a future agenda item to be placed on the May 19 regular Town Council meeting agenda to discuss rezoning the golf course property, seconded by Councilmember Garner.

Councilmember Garner requested a future agenda item to discuss the possibility of bonding to fund stormwater improvements, seconded by Councilmember Burns.

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 9:54 p.m.

MOTION carried, 7-0.