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1. CALL TO ORDER
2. INTRODUCTIONS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
3. INVOCATION Reverend Dale Skurla with Lutheran Transitional Ministry Association
4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Mayor Pro Tem Scholl
5. ROLL CALL
A. Downwinders Day of Remembrance
Read by Mayor Mengarelli, Sheri Hanna, widow of former Councilman John Hanna called in and thanked them for the Proclamation.
B. 100th Anniversary Bucky O'Neill Post 541
Read by Councilman Phil Goode.
7. CONSENT AGENDA Items listed on the Consent Agenda may be enacted by one motion and one vote. If discussion is required by members of the governing body, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.
Recommended Action: MOVE to approve Consent Agenda Items 7. A. through 7. E.
A. Approval of Minutes from the January 12, 2021 Executive Session, and the January 12, 2021 Voting Meeting.
B. Approval of City Contract No. 2021-099 with ePlus Technology Incorporated for Fortinet Annual Support and Maintenance in an Amount not to Exceed $38,512.10 using National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) Contract 01-97 Pricing. Funding is Available in the General Fund.
C. Approval of City Contract No. 2021-098 to Dukes Root Control, Inc., for Application of Root Control Herbicide in City Sewer Mains, in an Amount not to Exceed $140,000.00 Annually, for up to Three Years. Funding is Available in the Wastewater Fund.
D. Approval of City Contract No. 2021-104, a Professional Services Agreement with Streetlight Data Inc. in the Amount of $30,000 for Collection and Processing of Digital Traffic Data.
Funding is Available in the FY21 Street Fund.
E. Approval of CSP20-005, a Comprehensive Sign Plan Amendment at the Depot Marketplace Shopping Center to Add a Center Pylon Sign at the Intersection of Sheldon Street and Montezuma Street. Location: 303 N Montezuma Street (APN 113-18-005); Property Owner: Zemplen Joy De Personal Trust; Applicant: Bootz & Duke Sign Company.
All items pass unanimously.
8. CONSENT ORDINANCE Recommended Action: MOVE to adopt Consent Ordinance Items 8. A. and 8. B.
A. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-1740 Authorizing the Acceptance of a Water Line Easement, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PRESCOTT, YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A WATER LINE EASEMENT, FROM EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY, INC., AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND STAFF TO EXECUTE ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS TO EFFECTUATE SAID ACCEPTANCE.
B. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-1744 Replacing Prescott City Code Chapter 1-20.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PRESCOTT, YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA, AMENDING TITLE I, CHAPTER 1-20 (CITY PERSONNEL), SECTION 1- 20-1 THROUGH 1-20-25, BY DELETING CHAPTER 1-20, SECTIONS 1-20-1 THROUGH 1-20-25 IN THEIR ENTIRETY AND ADDING A NEW TITLE I, CHAPTER 1-20, SECTIONS 1-20-1 THROUGH 1-20-7; AND RENAMING THIS NEW CHAPTER 1-20 “HUMAN RESOURCES”
Ordinance Consent Agenda passes unanimously.
9. LIQUOR LICENSES
A. Public Hearing and Consideration for a New Series 3 In State Microbrewery Liquor License Application from Drew William Pool, Applicant, for Wren House Brewing Co. Location: 6396 Lear Lane.
Recommended Action: 1) MOVE to close the public hearing; and 2) MOVE to approve/deny/make no recommendation for Liquor License No. 129870 for a new Series 3 In State Microbrewery liquor license for Wren House Brewing Co. Location: 6396 Lear Lane.
10. REGULAR AGENDA
A. Adoption of Resolution No. 2021-1767 Approving City Contract No. 93-116A2 an Amendment to City Contract No. 93-116 to the Intergovernmental Agreement for Sewage Treatment Service Between the Iron Springs Sanitary District and the City of Prescott.
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PRESCOTT, YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PRESCOTT TO ENTER INTO AMENDMENT NUMBER 2 TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT SERVICE BETWEEN THE IRON SPRINGS SANITARY DISTRICT AND THE CITY OF PRESCOTT FOR THE DISTRICT’S TRANSFER OF ITS ASSETS (CASH AND INFRASTRUCTURE) TO THE CITY AND FOR THE CITY’S CORRESPONDING COMMITMENT TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE DISTRICT’S EFFLUENT AND MAINTAIN THE SYSTEM ON AN ONGOING BASIS, AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY STAFF TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE ABOVE.
Recommended Action: MOVE to adopt Resolution No. 2021-1767.
Some of the Iron Springs Sanitary District customers are in the city limits, some are not. The ISSD anticipates a vote for dissolution.
Councilman Goode discusses his support and notes that it has been examined overall many times.
Councilwoman Rusing notes that these are "wonderful, iconic neighborhoods" out in the Iron Springs area.
Some are in the City and some are in the County.
Resolution passes unanimously.
B. Adoption of Ordinance No. 2021-1743 Amending City Code, Title XVII General Engineering Standards, Chapter 4, Section 4.7.2 Water Main Pipes and Materials; Amending Quad City Standard Detail 100Q and Deleting COP Standard Detail 200P-2 to Prohibit the Use of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe for New Water Main Installations.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PRESCOTT, YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA, AMENDING TITLE XVII, GENERAL ENGINEERING STANDARDS, ARTICLE 4 - WATER, SECTION 4.7.2 WATER MAIN PIPES AND MATERIALS; AMENDING QUAD CITY STANDARD DETAIL 100Q; DELETING COP CITY STANDARD DETAIL 200P-2; AND, ADDING SEVERANCE AND PENALTY PROVISIONS.
Recommended Action: MOVE to adopt Ordinance No. 2021-1743.
Mike Fann had requested a postponement of this matter until February 23rd, which will give members of the industry to make a presentation.
The PVC pipe would be replaced with ductal iron.
Councilman Blair supports Fann's request.
Sishka notes that the problem isn't the quality of the product, it is the quality of the installation. He is willing to hear out the industry.
The City Engineering department says that they are willing to hear from the industry, but they will not change their recommendation.
Councilwoman Rusing wants to do the vote now. She points out that it doesn't matter whether or not they change the product, but what won't change is Prescott's soil, which is heavily granite.
Councilman Goode notes that there are varieties in the soil. He points to 26 different failures in just the last few years. He points out that a 2 year warranty is not sufficient in this case. He points to $4M in failures. "I won't vehemently object to a postponement, but I don't see any reason to oppose it."
Sischka asks if they are discussing water only, or water and sewer. Answer: Only water.
Peter Krupknik: He's a geologist. He says it is an engineering/soil issue. He asks if the city has the correct inspectors.
Ralph Hess: He agrees with the postponement, but also wants them to postpone with other citizens on other projects.
Sandy Griffis: Thanks Craig, City Engineer. She wants to help collaborate, and possibly could consider new approaches. She thanks the City for their consideration.
Mayor Mengarelli notes that in the future, there could well be other materials that would be a better fit, and the ordinance needs to be written flexibly to accept potential new materials.
Since the water system delivers anywhere from 30PSI to 160PSI, and those variations make PVC a bigger challenge.
Steve Sischka moves to continue/table this item until February 23.
Passes unanimously, although reluctantly, from some councilmembers.
C. Approval of City Contract No. 2021-105 with Kimley-Horn for Engineering and Design Services for the Granite Creek Corridor in the Amount of $179,178.00. Funding is Available in Both the General Fund and from Public Works.
Recommended Action: MOVE to approve City Contract No. 2021-105.
Councilwoman Rusing points out that already this project has attracted new investment downtown.
Motion passes unanimously.
D. Legislative Update Recommended Action: This item is for discussion only, no formal action will be taken.
Items in the budget:
Proposed income tax cut starting in 2022. Impact tax estimate, starting in FY: 2024, about 680K/year.
Short term rental limitations - supported by the League of Cities.
Review by State if any City or Town reduces law enforcment budget by more than 10%.
Body cameras: Before a PD releases any portion of a body camera video, they would have to redact people from the video that are bystanders and not involved.
SB 1101: Would help with tourism & marketing budget.
Prime Contracting: Simplify this. Less than 100K, taxed at POS. Otherwise, delayed.
Cancer assumptions: It would become irrefutable. It would also include some sort of funding mechanism to help supplement it.
Alexa asks how meetings are being conducted at the State level. Senate all virtual, the House hybrid.
Quote: "The pitcher has only a ball, I've got a bat." Hank Aaron.
"About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure." Tommy Lasorda.