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ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR AND STUDY SESSION
MARCH 17, 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  
  Tim Bohen, Councilmember  
  Harry Greene, Councilmember  
  Joyce Jones-Ivey, Councilmember  
  Steve Solomon, Councilmember  
Absent: Josh Nicolson, 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 recognized Kaitlyn Edmonds, an eighth grade student at Casas Christian School, for her academic excellence and outstanding community service.

Mayor Winfield reported that Oro Valley Police Department Chief Kara Riley had been voted "Best Community Leader" and Naranja Park was voted "Best Park" in the annual Best of the Northwest publication. 

Councilmember Greene reported that an art exhibit from the Southern Arizona Art Guild had been displayed at the Community and Recreation Center.
             
TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
  Town Manager Mary Jacobs reported the following information:
 
  • Update regarding the OVSafesteps program
  • Status update regarding the former Vistoso Golf Course
  • Congratulated the Oro Valley Parks and Recreation team and Oro Valley Police Chief Kara Riley on their Best of the Northwest recognition
             
ORDER OF BUSINESS
  Mayor Winfield reviewed the order of business and stated that the order would stand as posted.

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
  Bob Hagen spoke regarding the proposed Westward Look annexation.

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

Oro Valley resident Roy Hoff spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

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

Ranay Guifarro spoke regarding the proposed Westward Look annexation. 

Oro Valley resident Patricia Sturmon spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course.

Mat Bailey spoke regarding the proposed Westward Look annexation. 

Sue Bradley spoke regarding the proposed Westward Look annexation. 

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

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

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

Oro Valley resident Michael B. spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Stephen Panebianco spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

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

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

Oro Valley resident Gayle Mateer spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Jon Rowley spoke regarding the proposed Westward Look annexation. 

Oro Valley resident Janice Friel spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Nancy Olson spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

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

Oro Valley resident Cindy Wicker spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Oro Valley resident Gordon Parkhill spoke regarding the Vistoso Golf Course. 

Jean Glattke spoke regarding the proposed Westward Look annexation. 

Vice Mayor Barrett requested that staff follow-up on Mr. Jon Rowley's comments about the Westward Look, closing the loop on making sure that privacy is agreed to shown on concept plans that Mr. Rowley mentioned. Vice Mayor Barrett would also like to have the staff follow-up on any potential need to update the traffic study as mentioned by Ms. Jean Glattke and Vice Mayor Barrett would like to have the staff follow-up on Ms. Janice Friel's comments about looking into a burial site on the golf course.
             
PRESENTATIONS
             
1. Proclamation - Education and Sharing Day, Oro Valley
  Mayor Winfield proclaimed March 24, 2021 as Education and Sharing Day in Oro Valley.

Rabbi Zimmerman accepted the proclamation. 
             
2. Presentation and possible discussion of the Town's FY 20/21 financial update through January 2021
  Finance and Budget Administrator Wendy Gomez presented the Town's Fiscal Year 20/21 financial update through January 2021 and included the following;
 
  • General Fund Revenues
  • General Fund Expenditures
  • General Fund
  • Highway Fund
  • Community Center Fund

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the Town's Fiscal year 20/21 financial update through January 2021.
             
CONSENT AGENDA
  Vice Mayor Barrett requested that item (B) be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion. 
             
A. Minutes - February 18, February 19 and March 3, 2021
             
C.         Approval to authorize expenditure of budgeted funds in PAG/RTA fund for the paving of Limewood 
             Drive region dirt roads for $125,000
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett to approve items (A) and (C) of the Consent agenda. 
  Vote: 6 - 0 Carried
 
Other: Councilmember Josh Nicolson (ABSENT)
             
B. Request for Final Plat approval of the Linda Vista Luxury Rentals and Office Space development, located on the northwest corner of Oracle and Linda Vista Boulevard
  Vice Mayor Barrett requested clarification on Consent Agenda item (B). 

Planning Manager Bayer Vella provided clarification regarding item (B).
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Councilmember Tim Bohen to table item B until further analysis was provided to Council. 
  Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the proposed final Plat approval of the Linda Vista Luxury Rentals and Office Space development, located on the northwest corner of Oracle and Linda Vista Boulevard.
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Councilmember Tim Bohen to amend the main motion to Continue item B until further analysis was provided to Council. 

Discussion continued amongst Council and staff regarding item B.

Vice Mayor Barrett withdrew her motion to Continue item B until further analysis was provided to Council. 
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield to make a substitute motion to approve item (B) of the Consent Agenda. 

Discussion continued amongst Council and staff regarding item B. 
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield to approve Consent Agenda item B. 
  Vote: 5 - 1 Carried
 
OPPOSED: Councilmember Tim Bohen
Other: Councilmember Josh Nicolson (ABSENT)
  Mayor Winfield recessed the meeting at 8:19 p.m

Mayor Winfield reconvened the meeting at 8:31 p.m.
             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE FY21/22 - FY22/23 TOWN COUNCIL STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP PLAN
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Harry Greene to continue the Fiscal Year 21/22 - Fiscal Year 22/23 Town Council Strategic Leadership Plan to the April 7th Council meeting. 
  Vote: 6 - 0 Carried
 
Other: Councilmember Josh Nicolson (ABSENT)
  Mayor Winfield encouraged Council to provide written comments to staff by March 31st. 
             
2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A POSSIBLE CENSURE OF COUNCILMEMBER BOHEN FOR ALLEGED VIOLATION(S) OF TOWN PROCEDURES AND POLICIES
  Councilmember Solomon recognized that Councilmember Bohen had apologized to the Town Manager prior to the meeting and therefore did not request further action on this item. 
             
ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR SESSION
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett to adjourn the Regular Session at 8:36 p.m.
  No vote taken as Councilmember Bohen requested a Future Agenda Item.
             
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
  Councilmember Bohen requested a future agenda item to consider dividing the 1/2 cent sales tax currently used for the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center to also include funding towards the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.  No second received. 

Councilmember Bohen withdrew his request for the future agenda item regarding the utilization of the 1/2 cent sales tax. 
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett to adjourn the Regular Session at 8:38 p.m.
  Vote: 6 - 0 Carried
 
Other: Councilmember Josh Nicolson (ABSENT)
             
CALL TO ORDER
  Mayor Winfield called the Study Session to order at 8:39 p.m.
             
STUDY SESSION AGENDA
             
1. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN UPDATE
  Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz Trahan, Mike Svetz of PRO's Consulting, Rebeca Field with Kimly Horn and Klindt Breckinridge from the Breckinridge Group provided follow-up to Council's written comments and questions. 

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding Study Session item #1.
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Mayor Winfield adjourned the meeting at 10:05 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 17th day of March 2021. I further
certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.


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Michael Standish, CMC
Town Clerk

    

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