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  MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
JANUARY 22, 2020
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CAÑADA DRIVE
             
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM
             
CALL TO ORDER
  Mayor Winfield called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.
             
ROLL CALL
Present: Joseph C. Winfield, Mayor  
  Melanie Barrett, Vice-Mayor  
  Joyce Jones-Ivey, Councilmember  
  Josh Nicolson, Councilmember  
  Rhonda PiƱa, Councilmember  
  Bill Rodman, Councilmember  
  Steve Solomon, Councilmember  
             
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  Mayor Winfield led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
             
UPCOMING MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
  Town Clerk Mike Standish announced the upcoming Town meetings. 
             
COUNCIL REPORTS
  Councilmember Jones-Ivey announced that the Town would be holding a Parks and Recreation Master Plan Community Meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 and encouraged residents to attend. 

Councilmember Jones-Ivey recognized Analeise Perez, a fourth grade student at Wilson Elementary School and Savana Dorame, an eighth grade student also at Wilson Elementary School for their academic excellence and outstanding community service.
             
TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
  Town Manager Mary Jacobs reported that a portion of La Cholla Boulevard would be closed to through-traffic between Lambert Lane and Overton Road from January 27 through April 22, 2020.

Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan announced that a community meeting would be held in the Council Chambers on Thursday, January 23, 2020. This meeting would be used to help develop a system-wide comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. 
             
ORDER OF BUSINESS
  Mayor Winfield reviewed the order of business and stated that the order would stand as posted. 
             
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
  There were no informational items. 
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE
  Oro Valley resident Dr. Ted Dreisinger spoke in support of hiring an internal candidate for the succession of the Chief of Police.  
  Oro Valley resident Greg Kishi expressed support for hiring an internal candidate for the succession of the Chief of Police and also thanked Council for providing the Police Chief survey results to the public. 
             
PRESENTATIONS
             
1. Presentation of a painting to Chief Sharp by artist and Oro Valley resident, Harry (Mo) Greene
  Councilmember Piña introduced Dr. Harry Greene and presented his biography.

Mr. Greene presented Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp with a self-portrait painting of Chief Sharp.
             
2. Presentation on the history of Steam Pump Ranch
  Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan provided a presentation on the history of Steam Pump Ranch and included the following:
 
  • Steam Pump Ranch - Past to Present
  • Steam Pump Ranch
  • The Pusch/Zellweger era (1870's -- 1930's)
  • Proctor/Leiber era (1933 -2007)
  • Hank and Betty Leiber
  • 2004 Pima County Bond
  • The Commission and The Society Missions
  •  Acquisition and Improvements
  • Pump House and Ghosted Structure
  • Chicken Coop Preservation
  • Pusch House Repairs and Landscape
  • Programs and Events
  •  Looking Forward
  •  Next Steps

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding presentation item #2.
  The following individual spoke regarding item #2.

Oro Valley resident and Historic Preservation Commission member Eric Thomae
  Discussion continued amongst Council and staff regarding Steam Pump Ranch.
             
3. Presentation and discussion on the Town's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019
  Mr. Christopher W. Heinfeld representing Heinfeld Meech and Company presented the Town's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and included the following:
 
  • Financial Statements
  • Audit Approach
  • Final Notes

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding Presentation item #3.
             
4. *Presentation and possible discussion of the Town's Fiscal Year 2019/20 Financial Update through November 2019
  Interim Chief Financial Officer Kevin Artz presented item #4 and included the following:
 
  • General Fund
  • General Fund Highlights
  • Highway Fund
  • Highway Fund Highlights
  • Community Center Fund
  • Community Center Fund Highlights

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the Town's Fiscal Year 2019/20 Financial Update through November 2019.
             
CONSENT AGENDA
             
A. Minutes - January 6 and January 8, 2020
             
B. Resolution No. (R)20-03, authorizing and approving a wireless facilities site license with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC
             
C. **Approval to continue the following study session item to February 5, 2020:  Discussion regarding proposed code amendments to C-1, C-2, and Technological Park and equivalent planned area development districts regarding land uses and development standards such as building heights, setbacks, etc.
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Councilmember Bill Rodman to approve Consent agenda items (A) - (C).
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
REGULAR AGENDA
  There were no regular agenda items.
             
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
  Vice-Mayor Barrett requested a future agenda item to discuss commission meetings and their timing relative to Council meetings. 

Vice-Mayor Barrett requested a future agenda item for discussion and possible action regarding which routine documents should be placed on the Town's website. 
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE
  No comments were received.
             
ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR SESSION
  Mayor Winfield adjourned the regular session at 7:33 p.m.
             
STUDY SESSION
  Mayor Winfield recessed the meeting at 7:34 p.m.

Mayor Winfield reconvened the meeting at 7:42 p.m.
             
CALL TO ORDER
  Mayor Winfield called the study session to order at 7:42 p.m.
             
STUDY SESSION AGENDA
             
1. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE STATE-IMPOSED EXPENDITURE LIMITATION AND OPTIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS, INCLUDING THE PERMANENT BASE ADJUSTMENT OPTION
  Town Manager Mary Jacobs provided a brief background regarding the State-Imposed Expenditure Limitation, Options for Alternative Expenditure Limitations and the Permanent Base Adjustment.

Interim Chief Financial Officer Kevin Artz presented item #1 and included the following:
 
  • Background
  • Estimated State-Imposed Limitation
  • Why doesn't the State-Imposed Limitation work in Oro Valley
  • Home Rule Option
  • Permanent Base Adjustment Option
  • Capital Projects/One-time Override
  • Budget and Finance Commission

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding Study Session item #1. 

Mr. Artz continued the presentation and included the following:
  • Permanent Base adjustment to $1.65M
  • Base Adjustment to $1,650,000
  • Calendar

Discussion continued amongst Council and staff regarding study session item #1. 
 
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Mayor Winfield adjourned the meeting at 8:53 p.m.
                                                                                   _____________________________________
                                                                                   Michelle Stine, MMC
                                                                                   Deputy Town Clerk

I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the regular and study session
of the Town of Oro Valley Council of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 22nd day of January 2020. I further certify that
the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

Dated this _____ day of ____________________, 2020.


___________________________
Michael Standish, CMC
Town Clerk

    

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