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REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE
EL MIRAGE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
10000 N. EL MIRAGE ROAD
6:00 PM -TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020

Minutes
             
1. ROLL CALL
Present: Mayor Alexis Hermosillo (via phone); Vice Mayor Roy Delgado (via phone); Councilmember Monica Dorcey (via phone); Councilmember Anita Norton (via phone); Councilmember David Shapera (via phone); Councilmember Donna Winston (via phone)
             
2. CALL TO ORDER - The meeting was held telephonically and called to order at 6:00 pm.

Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Silence
             
3. PROCLAMATION
             
1. Proclamation designating April 2020 as Fair Housing Month. (Grants Administrator)

Grants and Special Programs Administrator Autumn Grooms presented by stating that the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (The Fair Housing Act) and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 ensure full and fair access to housing opportunity.  Shelter is a basic human and people must not be denied equal access to and enjoyment of housing because of race, color national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status.  The City of El Mirage recognized and values the efforts of those who seek to identify and eliminate barriers to full and fair house opportunity.

Mayor Hermosillo proclaimed April, 2020, as Fair Housing Month.
             
4. CALL TO THE PUBLIC

Citizens desiring to speak on any issue within the jurisdiction of the public body may do so at this time. Comments shall be limited to three (3) minutes per person and shall be addressed to the City Council as a whole. At the conclusion of the Call to the Public, individual City Council Members may (1) respond to criticism made by those who have spoken, (2) direct staff to review or follow up on the matter, and/or (3) direct that the matter be put on a future agenda.

No public comment cards were received.
             
5. CONSENT AGENDA

All items listed under the Consent Agenda will be voted on with one motion. If discussion is desired regarding any Consent Agenda Item, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and voted on separately.
             
1. Consideration and action to approve the minutes of the Regular Council meeting held telephonically on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (City Clerk)
             
2. Consideration and action to approve the destruction of Personnel Records that have reached the end of their retention period as authorized under ARS §41-151.19.  (Human Resources)
             
3. Consideration and action to approve a contract with Fishel Company to complete capital improvement project #62088 - WRF Sanitary Disposal Upgrade in an amount not to exceed $100,000 (Public Works).
             
4. Consideration and action to request, and accept if awarded, a FY 2021, 2022, and 2023 Department of Public Safety (DPS) Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) Crime Victim Assistance Grant in an amount of approximately $380,000 for the Victim Assistance program and authorize the Finance department ot make the necessary budget adjustments. (Grants/Police)
             
5. Consideration and action to approve the agreement between the El Mirage Police Department and Arizona State University.  (Police) 
  Vice Mayor Delgado moved to approved Consent Agenda Items 1 through 5 as presented; seconded by Councilmember Shapera.  Roll Call vote taken.
  Vote: 6 - 0 Passed - Unanimously
             
6. REGULAR AGENDA
             
7. CITY MANAGER'S COMMENTS & SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

The City Council may not act upon any matter in the City Manager's summary but may have general comment or questions.

City Manager Dyches expressed her appreciation to Mayor and Council for their leadership during COVID-19 and prioritizing the safety of staff and the Community. Public access to all City facilities remain closed through April 30, 2020, with the intent to reopen on May 4, 2020; contingent upon the Governor's executive order. City departments continue to provide services with weekly updates being provided through the City Manager's report. City Manager Dyches acknowledged the great work being managed by Staff.
             
8. MAYOR'S COMMENTS and COUNCIL SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS

The Mayor and City Council may not discuss or act upon any matter in the summary unless the specific matter is properly noticed for legal action.

Vice Mayor Delgado announced the cancellation of April's CDBG meeting.

Mayor Hermosillo and Councilmembers Norton and Winston expressed their gratitude to the City Manager and staff for excellent work during COVID-19.
             
9. ADJOURNMENT - The meeting was adjourned at 6:09 pm.




ATTEST:


I hereby certify the aforementioned minutes are a true and accurate record of the Regular El Mirage City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and a quorum was present. 

 

    

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