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  MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
MARCH 4, 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 6:00 p.m.
             
ROLL CALL
Present: Joseph C. Winfield, Mayor  
  Melanie Barrett, Vice-Mayor  
  Joyce Jones-Ivey, Councilmember  
  Josh Nicolson, Councilmember  
  Rhonda Piña, 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 encouraged citizens to volunteer their time or donate to the Canyon Del Oro Project Graduation Event. Citizens can visit cdoprojectgraduation.com for more information regarding volunteer, donation or sponsor opportunities. 

Councilmember Jones-Ivey also encouraged citizens to participate in A Day of Remembrance for MOD Pizza & Canyon Del Oro High School event on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This event is a day of remembrance and fundraising. A portion of all proceeds will go to Canyon Del Oro's Project Graduation. 
             
TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
  Town Manager Mary Jacobs provided a brief update regarding the drainage improvements taking place at Naranja Park in preparation for the new playground structure.

Public Works Director Paul Keesler provided a brief update regarding the chip-sealing project at Naranja Park.
             
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
  President and CEO of the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Oro Valley resident Dave Perry voiced his concerns regarding the proposed impact fees for Oro Valley.
             
PRESENTATIONS
             
1. Presentation of Youth Art by the Arts and Culture Ambassadors
  Arts and Cultural Ambassadors Shasha Case and Gail Munden introduced the pieces of artwork on display in the Council Chambers which were created by students from Innovation Academy, Immaculate Heart High School and Quest Academy for Education and Excellence. 
             
CONSENT AGENDA
             
A. Minutes - February 19, 2020
             
B. Resolution No. (R)20-10, authorizing and approving an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Town of Oro Valley and the Pima County Recorder to provide election services for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election and the November 3, 2020 General Election
  Motion by Councilmember Bill Rodman, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to approve Consent Agenda items (A) - (B).
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING RESOLUTION NO. (R)20-11, PROVIDING NOTICE OF INTENT TO INCREASE THE POTABLE WATER BASE RATES, DECREASE THE RECLAIMED WATER COMMODITY RATE AND DECREASE THE RECLAIMED WATER GROUNDWATER PRESERVATION FEE FOR THE ORO VALLEY WATER UTILITY
  Oro Valley Water Utility Director Peter Abraham presented item #1 and included the following:
 
  • Notice of Intent (NOI) to Change Water Rates
  • Schedule
  • Questions
  Motion by Councilmember Bill Rodman, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to approve Resolution No. (R)20-11, providing notice of intent to increase the potable water base rates, decrease the reclaimed water commodity rate and decrease the reclaimed water groundwater preservation fee for the Oro Valley Water Utility
  Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #1. 
  Motion by Councilmember Bill Rodman, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to approve Resolution No. (R)20-11, providing notice of intent to increase the potable water base rates, decrease the reclaimed water commodity rate and decrease the reclaimed water groundwater preservation fee for the Oro Valley Water Utility.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A RANCHO VISTOSO PAD TEXT AMENDMENT AND CONCEPTUAL LANDSCAPE PLAN TO CONVERT A NATURAL OPEN SPACE AREA INTO A CONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPED BUFFER YARD LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ORACLE ROAD AND RANCHO VISTOSO BOULEVARD AT THE RANCHO VISTOSO CENTER, 1901527. THE REQUEST INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS.

A. RESOLUTION NO. (R)20-12, DECLARING THE PROPOSED RANCHO VISTOSO PAD TEXT AMENDMENT A PUBLIC RECORD

B. PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)20-02, RANCHO VISTOSO PAD TEXT AMENDMENT TO CONVERT A REQUIRED OPEN SPACE AREA TO A CONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPED BUFFER YARD

C. CONCEPTUAL LANDSCAPE PLAN FOR THE OPEN SPACE AREA
  Motion by Councilmember Bill Rodman, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to approve Resolution No. (R)20-12, declaring the proposed Rancho Vistoso PAD Text Amendment a public record.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
  Senior Planner Hannah Oden presented items 2B and 2C and included the following:
 
  • Purpose
  • Location Map
  • Applicant Request 
  • Item B: Proposed Text Amendment
  • Existing Conditions
  • Item C: Conceptual Landscape Plan 
  • Public Outreach
  • General Plan and Zoning Code Conformance
  • Summary and Recommendation

Mayor Winfield recessed the meeting at 6:58 p.m.

Mayor Winfield reconvened the meeting at 7:02 p.m.

Chris Laria with The Planning Center, and representing the applicant, provided an overview of the proposed Rancho Vistoso PAD and Conceptual Landscape Plan and included the following:
 
  • Regional Context Map
  • Location Map
  • General Plan Land Use Map
  • Zoning Map
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Project Evolution and Outreach
  • Landscape Buffer Sections
  • Continued Work
  • Questions

Mayor Winfield opened the public hearing.

No comments were received.

Mayor Winfield closed the public hearing.
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Councilmember Steve Solomon to adopt Ordinance No. (O)20-02, the Rancho Vistoso PAD Text Amendment, to permit construction of a landscaped buffer yard within the open space area, based on the finding that the application is in conformance with the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan and Zoning Code.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Councilmember Steve Solomon to approve Item C, the Conceptual Landscape Plan, subject to the conditions in Attachment 3, based on the finding that the application is in conformance with all Zoning Code requirements.

Attachment 3
Conditions of Approval
Rancho Vistoso Center Conceptual Landscape Plan
(Case No.1901527)
 
Planning

1. Address the following comments on the associated Landscape Plans:

a. Mesquite and palo verde trees, whether from a nursery or transplanted, must be spaced 20' apart
    (Section 27.6.C.2.j). Move transplanted plants on the northern portion of the project farther apart. Or,
    a letter may be submitted by a landscape architect documenting in writing that a particular variety
    will thrive at a closer distance without negative impact to adjacent trees or vegetation and approved
    by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.
 
b. Revise the screen wall for vehicle headlights at the southwest portion of the project to be a minimum
    of 42" (3.5') high (Section 27.6.C.5.xi).  
 
c. A duplicate of plant 179 was marked in the field and must be reflected on the plan set.

d. A remaining palo verde tree by plant 145 must be inventoried and reflected on the plan set.

e. Plant 150 must be reflected in the inventory table with a corresponding treatment.

f. Verify the caliper of vegetation by plant 152 and 159 and include in the landscape plan if plants meet
    the criteria per Section 27.6.B.4.c.ii.                                                                         
  Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item C. 
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Councilmember Steve Solomon to approve Item C, the Conceptual Landscape Plan, subject to the conditions in Attachment 3, based on the finding that the application is in conformance with all Zoning Code requirements.

Attachment 3
Conditions of Approval
Rancho Vistoso Center Conceptual Landscape Plan
(Case No.1901527)
 
Planning

1. Address the following comments on the associated Landscape Plans:

a. Mesquite and palo verde trees, whether from a nursery or transplanted, must be spaced 20' apart
    (Section 27.6.C.2.j). Move transplanted plants on the northern portion of the project farther apart. Or,
    a letter may be submitted by a landscape architect documenting in writing that a particular variety
    will thrive at a closer distance without negative impact to adjacent trees or vegetation and approved
    by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.
 
b. Revise the screen wall for vehicle headlights at the southwest portion of the project to be a minimum
    of 42" (3.5') high (Section 27.6.C.5.xi).  
 
c. A duplicate of plant 179 was marked in the field and must be reflected on the plan set.

d. A remaining palo verde tree by plant 145 must be inventoried and reflected on the plan set.

e. Plant 150 must be reflected in the inventory table with a corresponding treatment.

f. Verify the caliper of vegetation by plant 152 and 159 and include in the landscape plan if plants meet
    the criteria per Section 27.6.B.4.c.ii. 
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
  No future agenda items were requested.
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE
  No comments were received. 
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to adjourn the meeting at 7:19 p.m.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
                                                                  _________________________________
                                                                  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 session
of the Town of Oro Valley Council of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 4th day of March 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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