MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
January 9, 2019
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER

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

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Joseph C. Winfield, Mayor
Melanie Barrett, Vice-Mayor
Joyce Jones-Ivey, Councilmember
Josh Nicolson, Councilmember
Rhonda Piña, Councilmember
Bill Rodman, Councilmember
Steve Solomon, Councilmember

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Winfield led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

UPCOMING MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Town Clerk Mike Standish announced the upcoming Town meetings. 

COUNCIL REPORTS

Mayor Winfield acknowledged the upcoming Civil Rights Day holiday and reflected on his memories of Martin Luther King Jr.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Town Manager Mary Jacobs gave an update on the La Cholla Widening Construction Project. Ms. Jacobs also provided information regarding upcoming one minute periodic surveys that would be delivered through FlashVote to Oro Valley citizens. These one minute surveys would provide Council with statistically valid information including geographic analytics.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

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

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

1.

2018 Newly Elected Officials Training Trip Report


2018 Newly Elected Officials Training Trip Report

CALL TO AUDIENCE

Oro Valley resident Sasha Case

Oro Valley resident Sasha Case encouraged citizens to attend a dramatic reading of Love Letters, presented by the Oro Valley Theater Company on February 13th, 2019.

PRESENTATIONS

1.

Presentation - Youth Art Program by the Arts and Culture Ambassadors


Arts and Culture Ambassador Sasha Case introduced the pieces of artwork on display in the Council Chambers which were created by students from Innovation Academy, Immaculate Heart High School, Wilson K-8 School, and Copper Creek Elementary.

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

Minutes - December 5, 2018


12-5-18 Draft Minutes

B.

Request for approval of a Final Plat for the Valley Vista residential development located within the Rancho Vistoso PAD, east of Rancho Vistoso Boulevard along the future Moore Road Loop extension


Attachment 1: Conditions of Approval

Attachment 2: Final Plat

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Rodman and seconded by Councilmember Piña to approve Consent Agenda items (A) and (B).

MOTION carried, 7-0.

REGULAR AGENDA

1.

PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)19-01, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A REZONING REQUEST FROM CAMPUS PARK INDUSTRIAL TO MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL FOR AN APPROXIMATE 15-ACRE PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF RANCHO VISTOSO BLVD AND VISTOSO COMMERCE LOOP


Attachment 1 (O)19-01

Attachment 2: Zoning Map

Attachment 3: Tentative Development Plan

Attachment 4: Applicant Submittal

Attachment 5: Planning and Zoning Commission Minutes 11-8-18

Attachment 6: Staff Report to Planning and Zoning Commission

Attachment 7: October 15 Neighborhood Meeting Summary

Attachment 8: Letters of Concern

Attachment 9: Letters of Support

Attachment 10: General Plan Amendment Staff Report 9-19-18

Attachment 11: Conditions of Approval

Planning Manager Bayer Vella gave an overview of item #1 and outlined the following:

- Purpose
- Location
- PAD/Rezoning Amendment
- Lot Sizes and Density
- Tentative Development Plan
- Residential Encroachment
- General Plan Conformance

Director of Community and Economic Development J.J. Johnston continued the overview of item #1 and included the following;

- Employment: Goals and Policies
- Employment: Available Land
- Employment: Available CPI Land
- Employment: OV Economic Development Projections
- Employment: Recent OV Developments
- Employment: Sun Corridor
- Employment: Prospects for Regional Economy Excellent
- Employment: Local economic impact
- Employment: Residential

Mr. Vella continued the overview and included the following;

- Compatibility: Goals and Policies
- Compatibility: Transitions
- Compatibility: Site Layout and Buffers
- Compatibility: Loading Zones
- Compatibility: Building Height
- Public Participation
- Summary and Recommendation

Paul Oland, representative for the WLB Group and representing the property owner, presented the following regarding item #1;

- A Brief History Leading to this Proposal
- Staff Report Issues

Property owner Roger Ford provided his background and the history of the proposed property.

Mr. Oland continued his presentation of item #1.

Mayor Winfield opened the public hearing.

The following individuals spoke in support of item #1. 

Oro Valley resident Camille McKeever
Oro Valley resident Stephen Dobbs

The following individuals spoke in opposition to item #1. 

Oro Valley resident Timothy Bohen 
Alyssa Page 
Oro Valley resident Debra Arrett 
Oro Valley resident Lynn Hebner 
Oro Valley resident Anna Clark 
Oro Valley resident Julie Lotzer 

The following individual spoke on item #1. 

Oro Valley resident Geri Ottoboni 

Mayor Winfiled closed the public hearing.

Mayor Winfield recessed the meeting at 6:20 p.m.

Mayor Winfield reconvened the meeting at 6:34 p.m.

Recess

meeting reconvened 7:59 pm

Mr. Ford spoke regarding the proposed 15-acre property located at the northwest corner of Rancho Vistoso Blvd and Vistoso Commerce Loop.

Discussion ensued amongst Council, staff and Mr. Oland regarding item #1.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Rodman and seconded by Councilmember Solomon adopt Ordinance No. (O)19-01, a rezoning from Campus Park industrial to Medium High Density Residential, subject to conditions in Attachment 11, finding that the request is consistent with the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan and with and additional condition that the minimum lot size is 5000 feet and the average lot size is 6000 ft.

MOTION failed, 2-5 with Mayor Winfield, Vice-Mayor Barrett, Councilmember Jones-Ivey, Councilmember Nicolson, and Councilmember Piña opposed.

MOTION: A motion was made by Mayor Winfield and seconded by Councilmember Jones-Ivey to deny Ordinance No. (O)19-01, a rezoning from Campus Park Industrial to Medium High Density Residential, finding that the request is not consistent with the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan.

MOTION carried, 6-1 with Councilmember Solomon opposed.

2.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A MASTER SIGN PROGRAM FOR THE PLACITA DE ORO SHOPPING CENTER LOCATED AT 11901 N. FIRST AVENUE


Attachment 1 PZC Draft Meeting Minutes and Staff Report

Senior Planner Patty Hayes gave an overview of item #2 and presented the following:

- Purpose
- Master Sign Program
- Colors
- Wall Signs and Illumination
- General Plan
- Summary

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #2.

The following individual spoke in support of item #2.

Gary Danks

Discussion continued amongst Council and staff regarding item #2. 

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice-Mayor Barrett and seconded by Councilmember Nicolson to approve the master sign program for the Placita De Oro shopping center as shown in Attachment 2.

MOTION carried, 7-0.

3.

RESOLUTION NO. (R)19-01, ESTABLISHING A BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMISSION AND ESTABLISHING THE TASKING AND OPERATIONS OF SAID COMMISSION BY ADOPTING THE DOCUMENT KNOWN AS THE "OPERATING PROCEDURES ORO VALLEY BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMISSION" AND MAKING SUCH A DOCUMENT A PUBLIC RECORD (THE RESOLUTION AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS WILL BE UPLOADED ONCE FINALIZED)


Mayor Winfield presented item #3.

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #3.

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice-Mayor Barrett and seconded by Councilmember Piña to approve Resolution No. (R)19-01, establishing a budget and Finance Commission and establishing the tasking and operations of said Commission by adopting the document known as the "Operating Procedures Oro Valley Budget and Finance Commission", but with the following amendments:

1. Substituting the work "three" in place of the word "one" in both
    
    Section 3 of the Resolution, and in the last sentence of the second paragraph under the Heading "Membership" in Exhibit A of the Resolution 

    To provide a sunset with the option by Council to renew in two years


MOTION carried, 7-0.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

No future agenda items were requested. 

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments were received. 

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Mayor Winfield and seconded by Councilmember Piña to adjourn the meeting at 9:22 p.m.

MOTION carried, 7-0.