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  MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR AND STUDY SESSION
MARCH 3, 2021
ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
             
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  
  Harry Greene, Councilmember  
  Joyce Jones-Ivey, Councilmember  
  Josh Nicolson, Councilmember  
  Steve Solomon, Councilmember  
Absent: Tim Bohen, Councilmember
             
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  Councilmember Solomon led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
             
UPCOMING MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
  Town Clerk Mike Standish announced the upcoming Town meetings.
             
COUNCIL REPORTS
  Councilmember Bohen joined the meeting.

Mayor Winfield recognized the Oro Valley Adopt A Roadway program and thanked citizens who participated in the program and have worked diligently to keep Oro Valley clean. 
             
TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
  Town Manager Mary Jacobs reported the following information:
 
  • Information regarding COVID 19 vaccinations 
  • Status update regarding the former Vistoso Golf Course
             
ORDER OF BUSINESS
  Mayor Winfield reviewed the order of business and stated that the order would stand as posted.

Mayor Winfield introduced Mr. Jonathan Rothchild as the new Town Attorney. 

Mayor Winfield provided the guidelines for participation in the Town Council's Regular and Study
Session Zoom meeting.
             
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
  There were no informational items. 
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE
  Oro Valley resident Chad Collet spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Rosa Dailey spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Rich Molnar spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Tom Stegman spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Ray Barth spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Craig MacKay spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Bill Sugars spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Richard Beam spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Gail Latier spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Jennifer spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident John Medlen spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Teresa Marrow spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Terry Hart spoke on behalf of Oro Valley resident Eric Freytag regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Robert Hersman spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Harold Volbol spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Marsha Thrall spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

 
             
PRESENTATIONS
             
1. Presentation of graduates from the 2021 Oro Valley Community Academy
  Principal Planner Millini Simms recognized the following graduates from the 2021 Oro Valley Community Academy.

Councilmember Greene                                                       Jonathan D. Russell
Antonia Landau                                                                    Joseph Affinati
Colleen Farrell                                                                      Joseph Coyle
Craig Wright                                                                         Kathleen Hernandez
Dan Shockley                                                                       Kyle Packer
Paige Shockley                                                                    Laura King Viviano
Daniel E. Sturmon                                                                Laura Malick Smith
Particia Sturmon                                                                   Les Krammer
David Dostie                                                                         Myra R. Hopper
Ed Thomas                                                                           Niranjan Vescio
Edward Schultz                                                                    Pam Barnes
Elizabeth Neill                                                                      Philip Fisher
Gary Bagnoche                                                                    Robert Henderson
Gary Mattson                                                                       Stephanie Krueger
Gary Smith                                                                           Stu Craig
James F. Beasley                                                                 Sandy Carter
Joanne Levine                                                                                       
             
2. Presentation - Youth Art Program by the Arts and Culture Ambassadors
  Arts and Cultural Ambassador Sasha Case introduced the pieces of artwork via video which were created by students from Quest for Education and Arts. 
             
CONSENT AGENDA
(Consideration and/or possible action)
  Councilmember Bohen requested that item (B) be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion.. 
             
A. Minutes - January 27, January 28, February 10, February 11 and February 17, 2021
             
   C.      Approval of appointment to the Stormwater Utility Commission
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Joyce Jones-Ivey to approve items (A) and (C) of the Consent agenda. 
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
B. Resolution No. (R)21-09, providing notice of intent to increase the potable water base rates, increase the potable water commodity rates and increase the reclaimed water commodity rate for the Oro Valley Water Utility
  Councilmember Bohen asked several questions regarding the Water Rate Analysis Report. 

Water Utility Director Peter Abraham addressed Councilmember Bohen's questions. 

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding Consent item B. 
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Harry Greene to approve Resolution No. (R)21-09, providing notice of intent to increase the potable water base rates, increase the potable water commodity rates and increase the reclaimed water commodity rate for the Oro Valley Water Utility.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION NO. (R)21-10, APPOINTING JUDGE JAMES HAZEL JR AS THE ORO VALLEY MAGISTRATE JUDGE AND APPROVING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, EFFECTIVE APRIL 19, 2021
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Josh Nicolson to approve Resolution (R)21-10, appointing Judge James Hazel Jr. as the Oro Valley Magistrate Judge and approving an employment agreement, effective April 19, 2021.

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #1. 
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Josh Nicolson to approve Resolution (R)21-10, appointing Judge James Hazel Jr. as the Oro Valley Magistrate Judge and approving an employment agreement, effective April 19, 2021.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
  Judge James Hazel spoke regarding his appointment and thanked the Council for the opportunity. 
  Mayor Winfield recessed the meeting at 7:32 p.m.

Mayor Winfield reconvened the meeting at 7:42 p.m.
             
2. PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE PUSCH GOLF COURSE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
  Town Manager Mary Jacobs provided a brief overview of item #2.

Assistant Town Manager Chris Cornelison presented item #2 and included the Pusch Golf Major Action Framework and Recommended Timetable. 

The following individuals spoke in support of the Pusch 9 Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Sasha Case
Oro Valley resident Jeannee Yermakoff
Oro Valley resident Anna Bifano
Oro Valley resident Niranjan Vescio
Oro Valley resident Art Scarla

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #2. 
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Councilmember Josh Nicolson to direct Town Staff to issue an RFP for an outside lease in quarter four of Fiscal Year 2021. Golf operators proposals may include contributions from the HOA's and from the Town that are under currently projected town contributions with town operations. The RFP should ask operators to identify areas where turf may be effectively removed without impacting the play of the current nine hole layout. 

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #2. 
 
Other: Councilmember Tim Bohen (ABSENT)
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Councilmember Josh Nicolson to direct Town Staff to issue an RFP for an outside lease in quarter four of Fiscal Year 2021. Golf operators proposals may include contributions from the HOA's and from the Town that are under currently projected town contributions with town operations. The RFP should ask operators to identify areas where turf may be effectively removed without impacting the play of the current nine hole layout.
  Vote: 3 - 4 Failed
 
OPPOSED: Mayor Joseph C. Winfield
  Councilmember Harry Greene
  Councilmember Joyce Jones-Ivey
  Councilmember Steve Solomon
  Mayor Winfield stated the majority of Council was satisfied with the framework as presented and confirmed that the direction to staff was clear.  
             
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
  Councilmember Solomon requested a future agenda item to consider censuring Councilmember Bohen for his remarks that he believed violated Town Policy regarding staff. Seconded by Councilmember Greene.
             
ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR SESSION
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Harry Greene to adjourn the Regular Session at 9:34 p.m
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
  Mayor Winfield recessed the meeting at 9:34 p.m.

Mayor Winfield reconvened the meeting at 9:43 p.m.
             
CALL TO ORDER
  Mayor Winfield called the Study Session to order at 9:45 p.m.
             
STUDY SESSION AGENDA
             
1. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN UPDATE
  Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz Trahan gave an overview of the Study Session item #1 and introduced Mike Svetz of PRO's Consulting, Rebeca Fields with Kimly Horn and Klindt Breckinridge with The Breckinridge Group. 

Mr. Svetz, Ms Fields and Mr. Breckinridge presented the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update and included the following;
 
  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan
  • Community Input and Prioritized Needs
  • Park Classifications
  • Levels of Service
  • Equity Mapping - TOWN
  • Connectivity Analysis
  • Concept Plans
  • Capital Improvements
  Discussion ensued amongst Council, staff, Mr. Svetz and Ms. Fields regarding Study Session item #1. 
  This item will be continued to the March 17, 2021, Council meeting. 
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Mayor Winfield adjourned the meeting at 11:33 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 3rd day of March 2021. I further
certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.


___________________________
Michael Standish, CMC
Town Clerk

    

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