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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF CASA GRANDE
HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS
510 E. FLORENCE BOULEVARD, CASA GRANDE, AZ 85122
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
 
             
A.   Call to Order
Mayor McFarland called meeting to order at 7:25 p.m.
 
             
  Invocation
Offered by Pastor Phil Kelly
 
             
  Pledge of Allegiance
Led by Mayor Pro Tempore Varela
 
             
B.   Roll Call  
Present:
Donna McBride, Council Member  
 
Lisa Fitzgibbons, Council Member  
 
Matthew Herman, Council Member  
 
Mary Kortsen, Council Member  
 
Dick Powell, Council Member  
 
Ralph Varela, Mayor Pro Tempore  
 
Craig McFarland, Mayor  
Also Present:
Larry Rains, City Manager
Steven Weaver, Deputy City Manager
Brett Wallace, City Attorney
Celina Morris, Finance Director
Mark McCrory, Police Chief
Paul Tice, Planning & Development Director
Dawn Jett, Human Resources Director
Kevin Louis, Public Works Director
Gloria Leija, City Clerk
Steve Hardesty, Community Services Director
Scott Miller, Fire Chief
             
C.   Minutes
Moved by Council Member Powell, seconded by Council Member Fitzgibbons to approve City Council minutes of August 7, 2017, and City Council Special minutes of August 7, 2017 and accept for the record the minutes of Arts and Humanities Commission- March 21 and May 3, 2017, The Casa Grande Youth Commission- May 13, 2017 and Board of Appeal- August 13, 2014. The motion carried with a 7-0 voice vote.
 
             
D.   Claims
Moved by Council Member Herman, seconded by Council Member McBride to approve the claims dated August 2 and 15, 2017. The motion carried with a 6-0 voice vote, with Council Member Fitzgibbons abstaining due to a conflict of interest.
 
             
E.   Meeting Agenda Approval
Moved by Mayor Pro Tempore Varela, seconded by Council Member Kortsen to approve the Meeting Agenda, with the following change:
  • Moving agenda item N. Reports before item M.1 Executive Session.
The motion carried with a 7-0 voice vote.
 
             
F.   Special Presentations
None
 
             
G.   Consent Agenda
All items listed with an asterisk (*) are considered routine matters and will be enacted by one motion and one roll call vote of the Council. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member or member of the public so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence of the agenda.
 
  Moved by Council Member Mary Kortsen, seconded by Council Member Lisa Fitzgibbons to approve the consent Agenda for items G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9 and G10. The following roll call vote was recorded:
 
AYE: Council Member Donna McBride
  Council Member Lisa Fitzgibbons
  Council Member Matthew Herman
  Council Member Mary Kortsen
  Council Member Dick Powell
  Mayor Pro Tempore Ralph Varela
  Mayor Craig McFarland
  Mayor McFarland then declared that all items in these minutes identified by an asterisk (*) preceding the title of that item were passed and adopted.
             
  *G.1   
Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 3025
Designating Henry & Horne, L.L.P. as the City’s Independent Certified Public Accountants for FY 2017-2018

 
  By a 7-0 roll call voice vote under the Consent Agenda, Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 3025, designating Henry & Horne, L.L.P. as the City’s independent certified public accountants for FY 2017-2018; authorizing expenditure of public funds in an amount not to exceed $81,000.00; and authorizing the execution of an agreement.
             
  *G.2   
Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 3026
Conditionally Accepting Dedication of Public Right-Of-Ways and Easements for Utilities from CG 280 L.L.C.,
Casa Grande 25 Investments, L.L.C. and Casa Grande Industrial Corporation

 
  By a 7-0 roll call voice vote under the Consent Agenda, Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 3026, conditionally accepting dedication of Public Right-Of-Ways and Easements for Utilities from CG 280 L.L.C., Casa Grande 25 Investments, L.L.C. and Casa Grande Industrial Corporation.
             
  *G.3   
Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 3027
Conditionally Accepting Dedication of Public Right-Of-Ways and Easements for Utilities From NCP Casa Grande, LLC

 
  By a 7-0 roll call voice vote under the Consent Agenda, Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 3027 conditionally accepting dedication of Public Right-Of-Ways and Easements for Utilities from NCP Casa Grande, LLC
             
  *G.4   
Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 3028
Accepting the Proposal for Professional Services from Gravity Research, L.L.C. to Provide Project Management Consulting

 
  By a 7-0 roll call voice vote under the Consent Agenda, Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 3028, accepting the proposal for professional services from Gravity Research, L.L.C. to provide project management consulting; authorizing expenditure of public funds in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 annually, plus costs; and authorizing the execution of a contract.
             
  *G.5   
Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 3029
Accepting a Bid from O’Rielly Chevrolet, Inc. to Provide Four (4) 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Vehicles

 
  By a 7-0 roll call voice vote under the Consent Agenda, Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 3029, accepting a bid from O’Rielly Chevrolet, Inc. to provide four (4) 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Vehicles; authorizing expenditure of public funds in an amount not to exceed $135,898.00; and authorizing the execution of a contract
             
  *G.6   
Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 3030
Accepting a Bid from Tate’s Auto Center Holbrook to Provide Nine (9) Ford F-150 Pickups

 
  By a 7-0 roll call voice vote under the Consent Agenda, Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 3030, accepting a bid from Tate’s Auto Center Holbrook to provide nine (9) Ford F-150 Pickups; authorizing expenditure of public funds in an amount not to exceed $272,015.00; and authorizing the execution of a contract.
             
  *G.7   
Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 3031
Accepting Bids from Various Vendors for the Installation of Up-Fit Equipment for Ten (10) 2017 Police Pursuit Vehicles

 
  By a 7-0 roll call voice vote under the Consent Agenda, Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 3031 accepting bids from Various Vendors for the Installation of Up-Fit Equipment for Ten (10) 2017 Police Pursuit Vehicles; authorizing the expenditure of public funds in a total amount not to exceed $170,000.00; and authorizing execution of contracts with, or purchase orders to, various vendors.
             
  *G.8   
Final Adoption of Ordinance No. 3032
Tax Levy

 
  By a 7-0 roll call voice vote under the Consent Agenda, Council passed and adopted Ordinance No. 3032, Levying upon the assessed valuation of the property within the City of Casa Grande subject to taxation a certain sum upon each one hundred dollars of valuation sufficient to raise the amount estimated to be required in the annual budget, less the amount estimated to be received from fines, licenses and other sources of revenue; providing funds for various bond redemptions, for the purpose of paying interest upon bonded indebtedness; and providing a general fund for general municipal expenses; all for the fiscal year ending the 30th day of June, 2018.
             
  *G.9   
Resolution No. 5067
Approving the Participation in the League of Arizona Cities and Towns for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

 
  Larry Rains, City Manager, reported in his Council Routing form that Mayor and Council approve the expenditure of $29,890.00 to the Arizona League of Cities and Towns. 

The Arizona League of Cities and Towns calculates annual membership dues based on a population formula. The membership dues are equal to a base fee of $4,160.00 plus 50 cents per resident. The population of Casa Grande, based on Department of Economic Security (DES) 2015 estimates, used for the dues calculation is 51,460.
 
The Arizona League of Cities and Towns represents the collective interests of cities and towns at the State Legislature, provides timely information on important municipal services, creates skill-sharpening workshops, develops networking opportunities, offers technical assistance,  and distributes a variety of publications pertaining to municipal government in Arizona.

By a 7-0 roll call vote under the Consent Agenda Council passed and adopted Resolution No. 5067 approving the participation in the League of Arizona Cities and Towns for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018; and expenditure of public funds in an amount not to exceed $29,890.00
             
  *G.10   
Resolution No. 5068
Approving and Adopting the Updated Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016

 
  Kevin Louis, Public Works Director, recommended in his Council Routing form that Mayor and City Council adopt the Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan of 2016.

Pinal County and neighboring jurisdictions within the County know that with careful selection, mitigation actions in the form of projects and programs can become long-term cost effective elements for reducing the impact of natural and certain human-caused hazards.  The elected and appointed officials of Pinal County and five of the nine participating jurisdictions demonstrated their commitment to hazard mitigation in 2004-2005 by preparing the first set of Single Jurisdiction Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans.  The 2005 Plans were approved by FEMA and required full FEMA approved updates prior to the five year expiration. In 2010 FEMA approved the updates for the 2010 Pinal County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
 
During the period of May 2015 through February 2017 participating jurisdictions, including the City of Casa Grande, worked collaboratively with the Arizona Division of Emergency Management to review, evaluate and update the 2010 plans into a single consolidated Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. In June 2017, FEMA approved the updates for the 2016 plan. This document is intended to continue to guide the County and participating jurisdictions towards greater disaster resistance in full harmony with the character and needs of the community and region.
 
The plan presented to you this evening has been prepared in compliance with section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S. C. 5165, enacted under Sec. 104 the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Public Law 106-360 of October 30, 2000, as implemented at CFR 206.6 and 201.7 dated October, 2007.

The costs of projects or programs identified in the plan are far less than the costs associated to responding to the types of potential disasters.  With this plan adopted, the City Of Casa Grande is eligible to apply for Federal and State grant funding to support our efforts.  Some examples of project include the following:
  •  Acquisition of real property and/or demolition/relocation of buildings to convert property into open space
  • Retrofitting structures and facilities to minimize damages from high winds, earthquakes, floods, wildfires or other natural hazards
  • Elevation of flood prone structures
  • Minor and localized flood control projects, such as flood wall systems that are designed specifically to protect critical facilities
New projects are introduced through the City's annual budget process.  Two of those in this past year's budget were the Cottonwood-Arizola Drainage Improvements along with the Downtown Master Drainage Study both underway now.

By a 7-0 roll call vote under the Consent Agenda Council passed and adopted Resolution No. 5068 approving and adopting the updated Pinal County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016.
             
H.   Public Comments  
  Braydon Biggs, Business Engagement Community Impact Coordinator for United Way of Pinal County, expressed his support for the Transit Study that was presented during the Study Session held prior to regular Council meeting.  He noted that many local residents are in need of transportation.

Rina Rien, 173 South Hancock Trail, also expressed her support for the Transit Study.  She noted that with the potential job growth, the City will need to make an investment in affordable housing and transportation. 
             
I.   Award of Contracts  
             
  I.1   
Consider Ordinance No. 3034
Accepting a Bid from CDW Government, LLC for the Purchase of Computer Hardware and Software

 
  Celina Morris, Finance Director, addressed agenda items I.1 and I.2 together.

Director Morris recommended City Council approve the use of a CDW-G contract vehicle, the National IPA, to purchase replacement computer hardware and original equipment manufacturer software in an amount not to exceed $130,000, and review the below information.

The City of Casa Grande relies extensively on information technology (IT) to meet its public obligations. A key component of this effort is maintaining staff and citizen-accessible computers in a sustainable, fiscally responsible manner while also accounting for broader changes in technology.
 
This project is expected to meet two main goals over its proposed 3-year timeframe:
 
1) Meet the anticipated End of Extended Support for Microsoft Windows 7 in 2020.
2) Implement a sustainable 5-year computer replacement program at the same time.
 
A number of affordable computer manufacturer makes and models have been researched over the past year to reach those outcomes. These computers would be Microsoft Windows 10 based with hardware that’s more capable of running contemporary software.
 
Hardware purchased under this program will be subject to an equitable deployment schedule for each Department. Preference will be given to computers that see daily use, accommodate the public or reside in other shared areas such as conference rooms.
 
Older hardware replaced under this program will be assessed case-by-case to determine if it should be used as a temporary replacement elsewhere or pulled from production and scrapped for replacement parts.

This is a 3-year project. Staff anticipates a need for $130,000 each year. Each replacement computer will include a 5-year warranty. In effect that would then set its replacement cycle and make the budget process more predictable.

No more security or reliability patches will be released for Microsoft Windows 7 once it reaches End of Extended Support. This will have a severe impact on network and data security. Failing to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 will also impact the long-term use of many on premise software packages and cloud solutions.

Dealing with this matter now is intended to spread out the associated costs over a longer, more affordable timeframe instead of requesting a much larger sum closer to the critical target date. Waiting would also set an unrealistic replacement schedule due to volume and limited personnel.

Discussion:

Responding to Council Member Herman, Aaron Card, Information Technology Manager, stated that CDW Government, LLC., is not the only company providing the hardware and software.  They are a reseller. However, the City is very comfortable with them, because the City has had good experience with them and they offer lower rates.

City Clerk Leija read by title only Ordinance No. 3034, accepting a bid from CDW Government, LLC for the purchase of computer hardware and software; authorizing the expenditure of public funds in an amount not to exceed $130,000.00; and authorizing execution of a contract with, or purchase order to, CDW Government, LLC.
  Moved by Council Member Lisa Fitzgibbons, seconded by Council Member Mary Kortsen to adopt Ordinance No. 3034
 
AYE: Council Member Donna McBride
  Council Member Lisa Fitzgibbons
  Council Member Matthew Herman
  Council Member Mary Kortsen
  Council Member Dick Powell
  Mayor Pro Tempore Ralph Varela
  Mayor Craig McFarland
  Mayor McFarland declared Ordinance No. 3034 passed to a second reading.
             
  I.2   
Consider Ordinance No. 3035
Accepting a Bid from CDW Government, LLC for the Purchase of Mobile Technology Hardware and Software

 
  Celina Morris, Finance Director, addressed this item with agenda item I.1.

Finance Director Morris recommended that the City Council approve the use of a CDW-G contract vehicle, the National IPA, to purchase replacement mobile technology hardware and original equipment manufacturer software in an amount not to exceed $222,900, and reviewed the below information.

The City of Casa Grande relies extensively on information technology (IT) to meet its mobile response obligations. A key component of this effort is maintaining mobile technology in a sustainable, fiscally responsible manner while also accounting for broader changes in the IT industry. 
 
This project is expected to meet three main goals over its proposed 3-year timeframe:
 
1) Meet the anticipated End of Extended Support for Microsoft Windows 7 in 2020.
2) Implement a sustainable 5-year mobile technology replacement program for Planning & Development, Public Works, the Police Department and the Fire Department.
3) More accurately capture the primary and secondary costs associated with the deployment of mobile technology.
 
A number of affordable mobile technology manufacturer makes and models have been researched over the past year to reach those outcomes. This mobile technology is expected to utilize Microsoft Windows 10 on ruggedized hardware that’s more capable of running contemporary software packages such as the Tyler Technologies CAD / RMS solution.
 
Hardware purchased under this program will be subject to an equitable deployment schedule among Planning & Development, Public Works, the Police Department and the Fire Department. In the case of public safety, preference will be given to mobile response units that see consistent use.
 
Older hardware replaced under this program will be assessed case-by-case to determine if it should be used as a temporary replacement elsewhere or pulled from production and put into an emergency reserve pool.

This is a 3-year project. Staff anticipates a need for $222,900 each year. Each replacement will include a 5-year warranty.  In effect that would then set its replacement cycle and make the budget process more predictable.

No more security or reliability patches will be released for Microsoft Windows 7 once it reaches End of Extended Support. This will have a severe impact on network and data security. Failing to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 will also impact the long-term use of many software packages such as the Tyler Technologies CAD / RMS solution.

Research conducted by staff in search of a cheaper route exposed a considerable amount of mobile technology hardware used by public safety that cannot even be upgraded to Microsoft Windows 10 because of its age. 

In the case of the Police Department this has even larger ramifications. Staff fully expects the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to eventually treat Microsoft Windows 7 as a security risk. That could jeopardize continued Arizona Criminal Justice Information System (ACJIS) access.

Dealing with this matter now is intended to spread out the associated costs over a longer, more affordable timeframe instead of requesting a much larger sum closer to the critical target date.

City Clerk Leija read by title only Ordinance No. 3035 accepting a bid from CDW Government, LLC for the purchase of Mobile Technology Hardware and Software; authorizing the expenditure of public funds in an amount not to exceed $222,900.00; and authorizing execution of a contract with, or purchase order to, CDW Government, LLC.
  Moved by Mayor Pro Tempore Ralph Varela, seconded by Council Member Dick Powell to approve Ordinance No. 3031
 
AYE: Council Member Donna McBride
  Council Member Lisa Fitzgibbons
  Council Member Matthew Herman
  Council Member Mary Kortsen
  Council Member Dick Powell
  Mayor Pro Tempore Ralph Varela
  Mayor Craig McFarland
 
Mayor McFarland declared Ordinance No. 3035 passed to a second reading.
             
  I.3   
Consider Ordinance No. 3036
Accepting the Proposal for Professional Services from Entellus, Inc. to Provide Professional Engineering Design Services

 
  Kevin Louis, Public Works Director, recommended the Mayor and City Council approve a professional engineering design services contract with Entellus, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for Drainage Master Study and Plan within the City corporate and planning boundaries, and review the below information.

The existing Casa Grande Drainage Master Plan (DMP) is outdated and was last revised in 1987. This master plan was established using Arizona Highway Department (now known as Arizona Department of Transportation) methodologies which are now obsolete. Unfortunately, the 1987 DMP was not fully implemented due to budgeting constraints and recent developments may have contributed to stormwater flooding in different areas during and after heavy rains. Casa Grande has experienced substantial growth increasing its incorporated areas and planning limits. There is a need to verify infrastructure built based on the old DMP is supported by a new Drainage Master Study and Plan.  This will be a drainage guide that will be used to help manage the planning of all future growth. The new Drainage Master Plan will cover approximately 275-square miles of the City's planning boundary to include all 110.6 square miles of City corporate boundary.
 
Staff went through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process for professional services and received ten Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from consulting firms. A review panel was established and using the criteria and selection process specified in the published RFQ for the project, Entellus, Inc. was selected as the top ranked firm.
 
Under this contract, Entellus, Inc. will provide professional design services for the master drainage study & plan. The project will develop and recommend cost-effective strategies to mitigate flood hazards and protect public safety. This includes identification and quantification of drainage problems & flood hazards, hydrological & hydraulic analyses, sediment analysis, public & stakeholder outreach and, development of an effective drainage master plan. The project will also create a list of flood mitigation projects including conceptual designs for problem areas to meet the City’s short, intermediate and long-term needs.
 
Staff negotiated a scope of work that will accomplish the goals established for this project while arriving at a fee that will not exceed our budget amount of $300,000.  This includes a base project cost of $248,222 with optional tasks available at the sole discretion of the City in an amount of $51,740.
 
Funding for this project are included in the current budget identified as project number 17-128 in account 201-21-200-100-7109 for the City of Casa Grande Master Drainage Study.

Discussion:

Responding to Council Member Powell, Public Works Director Louis reported that the recent rain in Casa Grande was measured to be a 200+ year rain event.  The City's drainage structures are designed to a 100 year rain standard. After the rain, Public Works' staff identified where the failures happened during the rain event, and will plan to address these areas to help reduce the chances of the drainage structures failing in the future.

Mayor McFarland noted that he went out on Sunday morning to tour the flooded areas, that damaged street signs, sidewalks, drains, street lights, etc. These areas experienced 3-4 inches of rain, which is not common for Casa Grande.  He wants to make sure that these areas that experienced flooding will be addressed in the Drainage Master Study and Plan.

Public Works Director Louis stated that the main benefit of the drainage master study will be to look at today's standards, and how it will impact all parts of the City.  As development occurs, the City wants to make sure the developers know what they need to do to manage the flows.  As previously noted, the City's design standards are structured to meet a 100 year rain event.   The City could design to higher standards, but it would not be cost effective. The 100 year mark is the standard in the United States. The City will be looking for strategies to manage the flows; e.g., upstream, downstream, in the city, etc. 

Responding to Mayor McFarland, Director Louis stated that staff took the opportunity to identify the failure points in housing developments, and will work with the Homeowners Associations (HOA) to offer recommendations to help reduce the potential of future flooding in their developments.

Council Member Herman requested that staff provide a report on the problems identified that caused the flooding and what the City is trying to do to prevent the flooding problems from reoccurring in the future.  He would like the report to be published to allow the residents to review the report.

City Clerk Leija, read only by title Ordinance No. 3036, accepting the proposal for professional services from Entellus, Inc. to provide professional Engineering Design Services; authorizing expenditure of public funds in an amount not to exceed $300,000.00; and authorizing the execution of a contract.
  Moved by Council Member Dick Powell, seconded by Council Member Matthew Herman to approve Ordinance No. 3036
 
AYE: Council Member Donna McBride
  Council Member Lisa Fitzgibbons
  Council Member Matthew Herman
  Council Member Mary Kortsen
  Council Member Dick Powell
  Mayor Pro Tempore Ralph Varela
  Mayor Craig McFarland
  Mayor McFarland declared Ordinance No. 3036 passed to a second reading.
             
J.   Boards & Commissions

None
 
             
K.   Ordinances, Resolutions, and Other matters or Subjects Requiring Action by the Council

None
 
             
L.   Public Meetings, Public Hearings, Open Record Reviews, and Closed Record Reviews

None
 
             
M.   Executive Session:  
             
  M.1    38-431.03. Executive sessions

Upon a public majority vote of the members constituting a quorum, a public body may hold an executive session but only for the following purposes: 
  1. Discussion or consideration of employment, assignment, appointment, promotion, demotion, dismissal, salaries, disciplining or resignation of a public officer, appointee or employee of any public body, except that, with the exception of salary discussions, an officer, appointee or employee may demand that the discussion or consideration occur at a public meeting. The public body shall provide the officer, appointee or employee with written notice of the executive session as is appropriate but not less than twenty-four hours for the officer, appointee or employee to determine whether the discussion or consideration should occur at a public meeting
  • Evaluation of the City Manager's Performance

Moved by Council Member Kortsen, seconded by Mayor Pro Tempore Varela, to hold an executive session as requested above. The motion carried with a 7-0 voice vote.
 
             
N.   Reports
 
  Council Members participated in offering the below reports:

Council Member Fitzgibbons:
  • Encouraged everyone to look at the City's new website, which includes a new tab called "Our City - Healthy Community.  This section provides information on how to find different services.
  • Reported that currently there are several homeless coalitions.  She participates in one coalition as a member. These coalitions are trying to come together to address the homeless issues. A fact sheet is being handed out to the homeless that provides a list of  agencies and the services they provide.
Council Member Kortsen:
  • Acknowledged Council for their participation in various organizations; e.g., Council Member McBride assisted with recruitment for the Mayor's Reading Club; Council Member Herman is a representative of the Youth Commission; Council Member Fitzgibbons is involved with the homeless and transit committee; Council Member Varela and Mayor McFarland participate in several service organizations.  She commended the Council for taking the extra time to be involved in various organizations.
Council Member Varela:
  • Reported that Louie Sanchez, Walmart Distribution Manager, will receive the Valle de Sol Annual Hispanic Leadership Award. 
  • The City has been given a Triple A Bond Rating.
Council Member Powell:
  • Reported that since he has served on the Council, Robert's Rules has been followed for conducting City Council meetings. However, at the Council meeting of August 7, 2017, the procedure for the consolidated fee schedule began with a work session.  At this study session, discussion was held on amending the fee schedule relating to animals.  At the regular meeting, the Mayor didn't request that staff make revisions to the fee schedule, but it was done.  Then, staff tied the revision relating to animals to Resolution No. 5066.  There was confusion at this meeting, and the motion passed did not conform to Robert's Rules.  Under Robert's Rules of Order, the Resolution that appeared on the agenda could not be amended without the Resolution first being considered (first and second motion), followed by amendments and votes on the amendments, then consideration of the original motion with the amendment(s).  In the future, he hopes Council will follow Robert's Rules of Order to address amendments.  His proposed amendment, which he didn't get an opportunity to offer, was to create a budget and plan for the airport to ensure the improvements are made.
Council Member Herman:
  • Reported that he was excited that many people (youths, students, etc.) took part in observing the Solar Eclipse.
  • Noted that on June 25, 2009, Council Members toured several communities facilities to seek ideas for the City's Community Center. Today, he is excited to see the Community Center construction is moving forward. 
Council Member McBride:
  • Reported that the Police Department is doing a great job with community outreach; e.g., Coffee with a Cop, etc.
  • Council Member Herman and she will be presenting at the League's Youth Commission session.
  • She attended the Chamber's Biz Luncheon and was happy to see many neighboring leaders at the luncheon to show their support for Casa Grande.
Mayor McFarland:
  • Reported that Lowe's hosted a Boys and Girls Club fund raising event, which raised $900.00.  He expressed his appreciation to the Fire and Police Departments for attending this event.
  • Members of the Council will be attending the League of Arizona Cities and Town Conference August 22-25, 2017.
  • He attended a meeting with a Public Relations firm that is working Pinal County, to manage their social media; e.g., website, Facebook, etc. This firm has invited Pinal County Communities to send them information on events that are occurring in their communities.  Additionally, this firm will help with the Arizona Office of Tourism marketing efforts.
             
O.   Adjournment
 
  Moved by Mayor Pro Tempore Ralph Varela, seconded by Council Member Matthew Herman to adjourn the meeting at approximately 8:30 p.m.
 
AYE: Council Member Donna McBride
  Council Member Lisa Fitzgibbons
  Council Member Matthew Herman
  Council Member Mary Kortsen
  Council Member Dick Powell
  Mayor Pro Tempore Ralph Varela
  Mayor Craig McFarland
  ________________________
Craig H. McFarland
Mayor
ATTEST:


 
 
___________________________
Gloria Leija, MMC
City Clerk
 

CERTIFICATION
I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the regular meeting of the City Council of Casa Grande, Arizona held on the ______ day of _________ 2017. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

Dated this _____ day of__________, 2017



_______________________________
Gloria Leija, MMC
City Clerk

    

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