Tuesday, January 19, 2021- 5:30 P.M.   

Rui Pereira, Mayor

Kristi Henson, Vice Mayor
Chris Band, Council Member
Kristy Bedoian, Council Member
BG Bratcher, Council Member
Rebecca Rovey, Council Member

David Stander, Council Member
The Mayor of the Wickenburg Town Council finds that it is in the best interests of the Town and its community to conduct this public meeting primarily through technological access in order to serve the public purpose of assisting with the minimization of the potential spread of COVID-19. Council members will participate in the meeting via telephone, as authorized by A.R.S. Section 38-431(4), or in-person, in the Town Hall Council Chambers. A limited public audience will be allowed to attend in-person. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis with only 15 people allowed in the Council Chambers. Masks will be required. Doors will open at 5:00 PM.
Members of the public may attend by watching Cox Cable Channel 11, Facebook Live, or by calling into a conference call at 1-253-215-8782 meeting ID 533-193-3281 (alternate phone number 1-301-715-8592). If you want to make a comment regarding an item or Call to the Public, please email your comments of 250 words or less to by noon on Monday and they will be read into the record. Please note in the email what agenda item you want your comments read. If you are attending in person, you will need to fill out a Speaker Form and come to the podium when your name is called.
The Mayor hereby authorizes this action to serve the goal of protecting Town residents, staff, and in the interests of public safety.

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Wickenburg Town Council and to the general public that the Town Council will hold a meeting open to the public on the above date, time, and location. Minutes of its proceedings shall be taken and filed with the Town Clerk for Public Inspection.

ACTION MAY BE TAKEN BY THE COUNCIL ON ANY ITEM LISTED ON THIS AGENDA. Revisions to the agenda can occur up to 24 hours prior to the meeting. Revisions appear in all italic print.  Council may decide to change the order in which items are heard at the meeting.

As a courtesy to others, please turn off or put in silent mode all cell phones.

Meeting Times
Welcome to this Wickenburg Town Council meeting. Regular Council meetings are usually held the first and third Monday of each month at 5:30 PM in the Wickenburg Council Chambers, although the date or time may change and additional meetings may be called at other times and/or places. Contact the Town Clerk or watch for posted agendas for other meetings.


Speaking at Meetings
If you are interested in speaking to the Council during the Call to the Public or Public Hearings, you must fill out a speaker card (located at the entrance door) and deliver it to the Town Clerk prior to the convening of the meeting.
All persons attending the Council meeting, whether speaking to the Council or not, are expected to observe the Council rules, as well as the rules of politeness, propriety, decorum and good conduct. Any person interfering with the conduct of the meeting or otherwise not following the Council rules will be removed from the meeting.

To better serve the citizens of Wickenburg and others attending our meetings, the Council Chambers are wheelchair and handicapped accessible. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Town within 48 hours of the scheduled meeting at 928-684-5411 (Voice & TTY).

Copies of the agenda are available the day of the meeting in the Council Chambers or online at For questions about the Council meetings, special services or procedures, please contact the Town Clerk, at 928-684-5451 ext. 1517, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

A.   CALL TO ORDER - Mayor Pereira
C.   INVOCATION - Pastor Shawn Clark, Yarnell Assembly of God Church
The Invocation May Be Offered By a Person of Any Religion, Faith, Belief, or Non-Belief, as Well as By Council Members or Staff. A List of Volunteers is Maintained By the Town Clerk and Interested Persons Should Contact the Clerk for Further Information.
D.   ROLL CALL - Mayor Pereira
F.   TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT which may include discussion regarding Police, Fire, Capital Improvement Projects, Economic Development, Airport, Budget, Permits, Staff Recognition, Branding and Current Events - Vince Lorefice, Town Manager
G.   CALL TO THE PUBLIC - Mayor Pereira
Comments not related to an agenda item may be addressed during the call to the public.  However, public comments may only address issues that pertain to the jurisdiction of the public body.  Council Members will not be able to discuss or take legal action on matters raised during the call to the public.  Council may respond to criticism, ask staff to review a matter, or ask that a matter be put on a future agenda so it can be discussed.
1.   Approval of the Consent Agenda -
All items listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine matters and will be enacted by one motion and vote of the Town Council. There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council Member requests, in which event the item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.
a.   Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting of December 21, 2020 Click to View
b.   Consider Approving and Authorizing the Mayor to Execute the Renewal of Airport Property Lease Agreement with Master Aircraft Service, Inc. for Land at the Wickenburg Municipal Airport - Herschel Workman, Public Services Director Click to View
c.   Consider Authorizing the Town Manager to Sign New Property Deeds on Properties Contiguous to the Town Shop Located along Kellis Road and Chaparral Road - Steve Boyle, Community Development Director Click to View
d.   Consider Acceptance of a $5,000 Grant Award from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for Facility Improvements at Sunset Park - Tonya Forbrook, Grant Program Administrator Click to View
2.   Public Hearing and Consideration of Ordinance No. 1209, Amending Chapter 14 Zoning Article 14-17 Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations Section 14-17-2 Off-Street Parking Regulations to Exclude the C-2 Central Business and Decrease all Assembly, Commercial and Industrial Off-Street Parking Regulations by 50%; Amending Article 14-11 Commercial Districts Section 14-11-4 Yard, Height and Area Regulations by Decreasing the Street Side Yard Setback to 0 feet in the C-2 Central Business Zoning District and the Interior Side Yard Setback to 10 Feet when Property is Adjacent to a Residential Zone - Steve Boyle, Community Development Director Click to View
3.   Discussion / Direction to Staff / Review of Website Poll and Possible Approval of Funding for Special Events in February - Vince Lorefice, Town Manager Click to View
4.   Presentation Regarding the Status of the Oxbow / Kellis Electric Upgrade Project - Herschel Workman, Public Services Director Click to View
5.   Consider Ordinance No. 1213, Declaring the Document Entitled "Urban Camping Prohibited, January 19, 2021" as a Public Record; Adopting that Certain Document Entitled "Urban Camping Prohibited, January 19, 2021" by Reference Amending the Code of Wickenburg, Title 10 Offenses, Article 10-1 Unlawful Acts by Adding a New Section 10-1-25 Urban Camping Prohibited Related to Imposing Civil Sanctions for Urban Camping in Public Areas; Providing for Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances; Providing for Severability; and Providing Penalties - Les Brown, Police Chief Click to View
6.   Discussion / Possible Action Regarding the Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts Request to use Bed Tax Funds for Advertising the Center's Virtual Events - Vince Lorefice, Town Manager Click to View
7.   Presentation/Video by Ed Kientz Regarding Enhancements made to the Little Red Schoolhouse - Vince Lorefice, Town Manager Click to View
8.   Discussion and Direction to Staff Regarding the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Designation, Proposition 302 Funds, the Chamber Master Agreement and the Visitor's Center - Vince Lorefice, Town Manager Click to View
I.   EXECUTIVE SESSION - (Council May Vote to Go Into Executive Session Pursuant to A.R.S §38-431.03(A)(3) to Receive Legal Advice from the Town Attorney on Any of the Above Agenda Items.)
K.   ADJOURNMENT - Mayor Pereira
Posted on January 12, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Town Hall
155 N. Tegner, Suite A
Amy Brown, Town Clerk


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