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ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR AND SPECIAL SESSION
JULY 15, 2020
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  
  Joyce Jones-Ivey, Councilmember  
  Rhonda Piña, Councilmember  
  Bill Rodman, Councilmember  
  Steve Solomon, Councilmember  
Absent: Josh Nicolson, Councilmember
             
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  Councilmember Rodman led the audiance in the Pledge of Allegiance
             
UPCOMING MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
  Town Clerk Mike Standish announced the upcoming Town meetings.
             
COUNCIL REPORTS
  Councilmember Nicolson joined the Zoom meeting.

Councilmember Solomon reported that he attended a recent Suffolk Hills HOA meeting.

Mayor Winfield acknowledged Oro Valley residents for their diligence with wearing a mask, social distancing and following CDC guidelines. 
             
TOWN MANAGER'S REPORT
  Town Manager Mary Jacobs provided the following information during the Town Manager's Report;
 
  • Ms. Jacobs welcomed Bernard Eaton as the new General Manager for Antares Golf
  • Information regarding Proposition 480 is available on the Town's website
  • The Aquatic Center had seen a large demand for lap swimming. As a result and to help meet the demand, lap swimming would be available on Mondays at the Community and Recreation Center Pool.
  • The Town was working with Davidson Strategic to help develop and implement a customized program designed to assist businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
             
ORDER OF BUSINESS
  Mayor Winfield re-organized the agenda as follows: Regular Agenda item #4 would be moved to item #2 and the remaining items would follow in order. 
  Mayor Winfield provided the guidelines for participation in the Town Council's Regular and Special Session Zoom meeting.
             
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
  There were no informational items. 
             
CALL TO AUDIENCE
  No comments were received.
             
PRESENTATIONS
             
1. Proclamation - Drowning Impact Awareness Month
  Mayor Winfield proclaimed August 2020 as Drowning Impact Awareness month and urged all communities and citizens of Arizona to participate in efforts to reduce drowning risk, strengthen families, and protect children and teens. 

Jody Layton, Program Coordinator for the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona accepted the proclamation. 

Anne-Marie Braswell, Community Relations Manager for the Golder Ranch Fire District, spoke briefly regarding Drowning Impact Awareness month. 
             
2. Proclamation - Child Support Awareness Month
  Mayor Winfield proclaimed August 2020 as Child Support Awareness month. 

Justine McDilda, Outreach Coordinator for the Division of Child Support Services, accepted the proclamation.
             
3. Presentation and possible discussion of the Town's Fiscal year 2019/20 Financial Update through May 2020
  Finance and Budget Administrator Wendy Gomez presented the Town's FY 19/20 Financial Update through May 2020 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 FY 19/20 Financial Update through May 2020.
             
ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR SESSION
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett to adjourn the Regular Session at 6:43 p.m.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
SPECIAL SESSION
             
CALL TO ORDER
  Mayor Winfield called the Special Session to order at 6:43 p.m.
             
SPECIAL SESSION AGENDA
             
1. PUBLIC HEARING: RESOLUTION NO. (R)20-38, APPROVING THE ADOPTION OF THE FINAL BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF ORO VALLEY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020/21, INCLUDING APPROVAL OF THE 10-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) FROM FY 2020/21 THROUGH FY 2029/30 AND THE FY 2020/21 SALARY CLASSIFICATION PLAN
  Chief Financial Officer David Gephart presented Special Session item #1 and included the following:
 
  • FY 20/21 Final Budget
  • Changes from Tentative Budget
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
  • In Summary

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding Special Session item #1. 
  Mayor Winfield opened the public hearing.

No comments were received.

Mayor Winfield closed the public hearing. 

Discussion continued amongst Council and staff regarding Special Session item #1. 
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Bill Rodman to approve Resolution No. (R)20-38, approving the adoption of the final budget of the Town of Oro Valley for the fiscal year 2020/21, including the FY 2020/21 Salary Classification Plan, and further move to approve the Town of Oro Valley 10-year Capital Improvement Program for FY 2020/21 through FY 2029/30
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
ADJOURNMENT OF THE SPECIAL SESSION
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Joyce Jones-Ivey to adjourn the Special Session at 7:16 p.m.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
RECONVENE THE REGULAR SESSION
  Mayor Winfield reconvened the Regular Session at 7:17 p.m.
             
CONSENT AGENDA
             
A. Minutes - July 1, 2020
             
B. Resolution No. (R)20-37, acceptance of a Water Utility Easement from Amphitheater School District Number 10
             
C. Resolution No. (R)20-33, authorizing the approval of an archery Shooting Range Development Grant Agreement between the Arizona Game & Fish Department and the Town of Oro Valley in the amount of $50,000 for the construction of a permanent restroom facility at the Naranja Park archery range
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to approve consent agenda items (A) - (C).
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
1. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON AN AGREEMENT ABOUT FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS TOWN GOLF OPERATIONS WITH 1) THE CANADA HILLS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION/CANADA HILLS MASTER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AND/OR 2) THE VILLAGES OF LA CANADA MASTER ASSOCIATION
  Town Manager Mary Jacobs provided a brief overview of item #1.
  Motion by Councilmember Bill Rodman, seconded by Councilmember Joyce Jones-Ivey to approve the agreement with the Canada Hills Community Association/Canada Hills Master Community Association and The Villages of La Canada Master Association.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE ORO VALLEY PRIMARY EMPLOYER INCENTIVE PROGRAM
  Economic and Development Director JJ Johnston presented item #2 and included the following:
 
  • Purpose of Proposed Primary Incentive Program
  • Primary Employer Incentive Program
  • Minimum Primary Employer Qualifications
  • Menu of Potential Incentives (cont.)
  • Summary
  • Questions

The following individual spoke in support of item #2.

Oro Valley resident and President and CEO of The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce Dave Perry

The following individual spoke on item #2. 

Oro Valley resident Tim Bohen 

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #2. 
  Motion by Councilmember Bill Rodman, seconded by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett to approve the proposed Oro Valley Primary Employer Incentive Program.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
  Mayor Winfield recessed the meeting at 7:52 p.m.

Mayor Winfield reconvened the meeting at 8:02 p.m.
             
3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A PROPOSED ZONING CODE AMENDMENT TO THE ECONOMIC EXPANSION ZONE

A. RESOLUTION NO. (R)20-34, DECLARING THE PROPOSED ZONING CODE AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 22.10, SECTION 24.9, SECTION 27.9 AND OTHER ASSOCIATED SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE RELATED TO THE ECONOMIC EXPANSION ZONE IN ATTACHMENT 1 AND FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK, A PUBLIC RECORD

B. PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)20-05, AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 22.10, SECTION 24.9, SECTION 27.9 AND OTHER ASSOCIATED SECTIONS OF THE ORO VALLEY ZONING CODE
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Joyce Jones-Ivey to approve Resolution (R)20-34, declaring the proposed code amendments to the Economic Expansion Zone, Section 24.9 and other associated sections of code in Attachment 1 and filed with the Town Clerk, a public record.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
  Economic and Development Director JJ Johnston presented item #3 and included the following:
 
  • Purpose
  • Proposed Code Amendment
  • Previous discussions
  • Pre-grading
  • New Public outreach requirements
  • General Plan Conformance
  • Public outreach for code amendment
  • Summary and recommendation

Mayor Winfield opened the public hearing.

The following individual spoke in support of item #3B.

Oro Valley resident and President and CEO of The Greater Chamber of Commerce Dave Perry

Mayor Winfield closed the public hearing. 

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #3B. 
  Principal Planner Milini Simms provided an overview of the potential areas for pre-grading.
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield to approve Ordinance No. (O)20-05, amending the Zoning Code Section 22.10, Section 24.9, Section 27.9 and other associated sections of the code related to the Economic Expansion Zone (EEZ) with the exception that the pre-grading requirements remain the way they currently are. 
  Discussion continued amongst Council and staff regarding item #3B.
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield to approve Ordinance No. (O)20-05, amending the Zoning Code Section 22.10, Section 24.9, Section 27.9 and other associated sections of the code related to the Economic Expansion Zone (EEZ) with the exception that the pre-grading requirements remain as they are. 
  Vote: 3 - 3 Failed
 
OPPOSED: Councilmember Rhonda Piña
  Councilmember Bill Rodman
  Councilmember Steve Solomon
Other: Councilmember Joyce Jones-Ivey (ABSTAIN)
  Motion by Councilmember Steve Solomon, seconded by Councilmember Bill Rodman to approve Ordinance No. (O)20-05, amending the Zoning Code Section 22.10, Section 24.9, Section 27.9 and other associated sections of the code related to the Economic Expansion Zone (EEZ).
  Vote: 3 - 3 Failed
 
OPPOSED: Mayor Joseph C. Winfield
  Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett
  Councilmember Josh Nicolson
Other: Councilmember Joyce Jones-Ivey (ABSTAIN)
  Discussion continued amongst Council and staff regarding item #3B.
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to continue item #3B to the September 2, 2020 Town Council meeting and receive clarification from Legal Counsel.
  Vote: 6 - 0 Carried
 
Other: Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett (ABSTAIN)
  Mayor Winfield recessed the meeting at 10:07 p.m.

Mayor Winfield reconvened the meeting at 10:13 p.m.
             
4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING PROPOSED CODE AMENDMENTS TO THE C-1, C-2, AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK ZONING DISTRICTS AND EQUIVALENT PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS REGARDING LAND USES AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS SUCH AS BUILDING HEIGHTS, SETBACKS, ETC

A: RESOLUTION NO. (R)20-35, DECLARING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE ORO VALLEY ZONING CODE, RANCHO VISTOSO PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT AND LA RESERVE PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT RELATED TO THE COMMERCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK ZONING DISTRICTS IN ATTACHMENT 1 AND AS FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK, A PUBLIC RECORD

B. PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE NO. (O)20-06, AMENDING:
  1. THE RANCHO VISTOSO PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT CAMPUS PARK INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT (EXHIBIT A)
  2. THE LA RESERVE PLANNED AREA DEVELOPMENT CAMPUS PARK INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT (EXHIBIT B)
  3. THE ORO VALLEY ZONING CODE REVISED C-1, C-2, AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK ZONING DISTRICTS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED SECTIONS (EXHIBIT C)
  Economic and Development Director JJ Johnston presented item #4B, 1-3 and included the following:
 
  • Purpose
  • Proposed code amendments
  • Previous discussions
  • No significant changes to areas near residential
  • Allowing low-impact employment uses
  • Proposed uses less impact than existing uses
  • Commercial and office mixed-use example
  • Creating commercial & employment mixed-use centers
  • Apply consistent standards for employment uses
  • General Plan conformance
  • Public outreach for code amendment
  • Summary and Recommendation

Mayor Winfield opened the public hearing. 

The following individuals spoke regarding item #4B.

Oro Valley resident and President and CEO of The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce
Oro Valley resident Tim Bohen

Mayor Winfield closed the public hearing. 
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Joyce Jones-Ivey to approve Resolution No.(R)20-35, declaring the proposed code amendments to the C-1, C-2 and Technological Park zoning districts and equivalent Planned Area Development districts in Attachment 1 and filed with the Town Clerk, a public record.  
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
  Motion by Councilmember Bill Rodman, seconded by Councilmember Steve Solomon to approve Ordinance No.(O)20-06, amending the Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development Campus Park Industrial Section, the La Reserve Planned Area Development Area E, and the Oro Valley Zoning Code C-1, C-2 and Technological Park zoning districts and other associated sections.
  Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding item #4B.
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield to amend the main motion to not allow the height in Innovation Park for residential use including senior care and that vehicle sales in C2 remain a conditional use permit.
  Vote: 5 - 2 Carried
 
OPPOSED: Councilmember Rhonda Piña
  Councilmember Steve Solomon
  Motion by Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, seconded by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield to approve Ordinance No.(O)20-06, amending the Rancho Vistoso Planned Area Development Campus Park Industrial Section, the La Reserve Planned Area Development Area E, and the Oro Valley Zoning Code C-1, C-2 and Technological Park zoning districts and other associated sections with exception to not allow the height in Innovation Park for residential use including senior care and that vehicle sales in C2 remain a conditional use permit.
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
5. RESOLUTION NO. (R)20-36, APPROVING A NEW ORO VALLEY ANNEXATION STRATEGY REPEALING AND REPLACING THE EXISTING ANNEXATION POLICY ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. (R)03-06
  Strategic Initiative Manager Amanda Jacobs provided a brief overview of item #4.
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to approve Resolution No. (R)20-36, approving a new Oro Valley Annexation Strategy repealing and replacing the existing annexation policy by adopted by Resolution No. (R)03-06;
  Vote: 7 - 0 Carried
             
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
  No future agenda items were requested. 
             
ADJOURNMENT
  Motion by Mayor Joseph C. Winfield, seconded by Councilmember Rhonda Piña to adjourn the meeting at 11:03 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 and special
session of the Town of Oro Valley Council of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 15th day of July 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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