MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
June 2, 2010
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER - 6:00 p.m. 

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Paul Loomis, Mayor
Bill Garner, Vice Mayor
K.C. Carter, Councilmember
Barry Gillaspie, Councilmember
Mary Snider, Councilmember
Pat Spoerl, Councilmember

1.

RESOLUTION NO. (R)10-30 CANVASS OF THE VOTES DECLARING AND ADOPTING THE RESULTS OF THE ORO VALLEY GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON MAY 18, 2010


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Town Clerk Kathryn Cuvelier reviewed the Canvass of Vote for the General Election held on May 18, 2010.  She reported that the candidates receiving the highest number of votes were Satish Hiremath for Mayor and Joe Hornat and Lou Waters for Councilmembers.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Gillaspie and seconded by Councilmember Carter to adopt Resolution (R)10-30.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

PRESENTATIONS TO PAUL H. LOOMIS FOR HIS SERVICE AS MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY FROM JUNE 1998 TO JUNE 2010 AND TO KENNETH "KC" CARTER FOR HIS SERVICE AS COUNCILMEMBER OF THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY FROM JUNE 2004 TO JUNE 2010

Councilmember Barry Gillaspie presented gifts of appreciation to Councilmember Pat Spoerl, Councilmember K.C. Carter and Mayor Paul Loomis in recognition of their service to the Town of Oro Valley. He also read a Proclamation honoring Mayor Paul Loomis for his service and contributions to the Town of Oro Valley.

Mayor Loomis thanked the Town Council, staff and citizens for their help and support. He further congratulated the new Council.

2.

SWEARING IN OF NEW MAYOR AND THREE COUNCILMEMBERS WITH TERMS EFFECTIVE JUNE 2, 2010 TO JUNE 4, 2014


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Town Clerk Kathryn Cuvelier administered the Oath of Office to Mayor Satish Hiremath and Councilmembers Joe Hornat, Mary Snider and Lou Waters.

Mayor Hiremath opened the floor for comments from the Council.

Mayor Hiremath recessed the meeting at 6:23 p.m. The meeting resumed at 6:40 p.m.

3.

EXECUTIVE SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM


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

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Councilmember Gillaspie to go into Executive Session at 6:40 p.m. for the following purpose: 

1.

 Pursuant to A.R.S. section 38-431.03(A)(1) discussion regarding appointment of a new Council member to fill one vacancy with a term to expire June 2, 2012.


2.

 Pursuant to A.R.S. section 38-431.03(A)(3) discussion and consultation for legal advice regarding professional service contracts.


3.

 Pursuant to A.R.S. section 38-431.03(A)(3) discussion and consultation for legal advice regarding Project Launch.


4.

Pursuant to A.R.S. section 38-431.03(A)(3) discussion and consultation for legal advice regarding Memorandum of Understanding between Public Safety Employees and the Town of Oro Valley


Mayor Hiremath announced that in addition to the Town Council, the Interim Town Manager, the Interim Assistant Town Manager, the Town Attorney and the Town Clerk, Procurement Administrator Brian Garrity would be present in Executive Session for Item 2 and Economic Development Manager Amanda Jacobs would be present for Item 3.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

4.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING FILLING OF COUNCIL VACANCY WITH TERM EFFECTIVE UNTIL JUNE 6, 2012 (This item has been withdrawn from the agenda)


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5.

RESUME REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM


CALL TO ORDER - 9:04 p.m.

ROLL CALL

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Mayor Hiremath led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

UPCOMING MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Communications Specialist Kelsie Hanson reviewed the upcoming meetings and events.

COUNCIL REPORTS

Councilmember Snider congratulated the parents and the community members who volunteered their time and efforts to help with the seventh annual Project Graduation for the graduates of Canyon del Oro High School and Ironwood Ridge High School.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Parks and Recreation Director Ainsley Legner announced that tomorrow morning (June 3, 2010) citizens would be taking part in the "largest swimming lesson in the world" which would hopefully break the Guinness world record.  The event will be held at the Oro Valley Municipal Pool.

6.

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS (No action required)


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CALL TO AUDIENCE

Richard Tracy, Oro Valley resident, congratulated the new mayor and councilmembers.  He also thanked former Mayor Loomis and Councilmember Carter for their service.

7.

CONSENT AGENDA


At the request of Councilmember Gillaspie, Mayor Hiremath pulled items F and G from the Consent Agenda.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Gillaspie and seconded by Vice Mayor Garner to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of Items F and G.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

A.

Minutes - April 28 and May 5, 2010


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B.

April 2010 Building Safety Monthly Reports


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C.

Coyote Run Monthly Report - April 2010


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D.

Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau Quarterly Report: January 1, 2010 - March 31, 2010


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E.

Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. Quarterly Report: January 1, 2010 - March 31, 2010


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F.

OV1205-23C Approval of a one year time extension for the Bighorn Commerce Center development plan to May 20, 2011. Property is located on the northeast corner of Oracle Road and Rams Field Pass. (PULLED FOR DISCUSSION)


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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Gillaspie and seconded by Vice Mayor Garner to continue Item F to the July 7, 2010 Council meeting to allow more time for additional input from residents.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

G.

Resolution No. (R)10-31 Authorizing and approving the Town of Oro Valley Public Works Department Transit Services Division Coyote Run service reductions (PULLED FOR DISCUSSION)


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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Gillaspie and seconded by Councilmember Snider to continue Item G until the June 16, 2010 Council meeting to allow staff more time to clarify some items.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

H.

Reappointment of Karen Chatterton and John Scheuring to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) for a term to expire on June 30, 2012


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I.

Reappointment of Richard C. Davis and Winston Tustison to the Oro Valley Water Utility Commission (OVWUC) with terms effective from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013.


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J.

Resolution No. (R)10-32 Adopting a Memorandum of Understanding Between Public Safety Employees and the Town of Oro Valley Pursuant to Chapter 4, Section 4-1-8 of the Town Code, Public Safety Employee Relations and Processes


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K.

**Resolution No. (R)10-34 Authorizing and approving an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement between the Town of Oro Valley and Pima County for the Community Development Block Grant Program and Home Investment Partnership Program


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8.

PUBLIC HEARING - RESOLUTION NO. (R)10-33 ADOPTION OF THE TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010/2011 AND SETTING THE LOCAL ALTERNATIVE EXPENDITURE LIMITATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010/2011


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Interim Assistant Town Manager and Finance Director Stacey Lemos explained that the approval of Resolution (R)10-33 would adopt the Tentative Budget for fiscal year 2010/2011 in the amount of $116,208,785 and set the Local Alternative Expenditure Limitation.  She reviewed a PowerPoint presentation and explained that the maximum cap included all budgeted expenditures plus contingency reserves.  She explained that the Council had the authority to make further changes to the final budget prior to final adoption as long as the maximum expenditure cap was not increased.

Ms. Lemos reviewed possible budgetary impacts (if approved by Council) for the following:
  ~ .45% Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and .16% Corrective Officers Retirement Plan (CORP) = $52,274
  ~ Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)/Bonus payments to employees:
        - .5% COLA = $107,365
        - 1% COLA = $214,730
        - 1% Bonus = $196,730
        - 1.5% Bonus = $295,095
  ~ Metropolitan Tucson Convention Visitors Bureau (MTCVB) = $71,800
  ~ Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) = $43,521
  ~ IronKids Triathlon = $8,000

Ms. Lemos also explained that following the Tentative Budget adoption, the final Budget and public hearing would be scheduled for June 16, 2010.

Mayor Hiremath opened the public hearing.

Bill Adler, Oro Valley resident, commented that the current levels of service provided by Coyote Run Transit would not be met with the current budget allocations.  Mr. Adler said that an increase of the utility tax could raise the $250,000 necessary to maintain Coyote Run at its present service levels.  He stated that the Town could allow some services to stagnate but people who are transit dependent needed to have that service provided.  He commented that there was an obligation to the community to continue this service. 

Richard Tracy, Oro Valley resident, commented about the increase in the Town’s budget.  He stated that he understood that some monies were coming from grant funds but he was unsure if any of the grant monies were matching funds.  He also expressed concern regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the police officers and wondered if a budget increase would be needed and where the money would come from if necessary.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Gillaspie and seconded by Councilmember Hornat to adopt Resolution (R)10-33, adopting the Tentative Budget for fiscal year 2010/2011 and setting the local alternative expenditure limitation for fiscal year 2010/2011 in the amount of $116,208,785.

MOTION carried, 6-0.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS - None presented. 

CALL TO AUDIENCE - No speakers.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Snider and seconded by Councilmember Waters to adjourn at 9:30 p.m.

MOTION carried, 6-0.