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1. CALL TO ORDER
Pastor Charles Perkins with Prescott Presbyterian Church
4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
5. ROLL CALL
A. Roll Call
Mayor Mengarelli is absent today. Everyone else is present!
A. Citizens Academy Graduates
Mayor Pro Tem Billie Orr is handing out the certificates.
7. CONSENT AGENDA
C. Approval of City Contract No. 2020-061A1, an Amendment to City Contract No. 2020-061 with Superior Supply, Inc., for the Purchase of Asphaltic Concrete Rubber Crack Sealant in an Amount not to Exceed $30,100.00. Funding is Available in the Airport Fund.
D. Approval of City Contract No. 2020-062A1, an Amendment to City Contract No. 2020-062 with CBJ Asphalt & Concrete Contractors, LLC for FY20 Pavement Preservation – Crack Sealing at the Airport, in an Amount not to Exceed $45,150.00. Funding is Available in the Airport Fund.
Consent agenda passes unanimously, 6-0
8. CONSENT ORDINANCE
c. Vicinity Map
Consent ordinance agenda passes unanimously.
9. REGULAR AGENDA
A. Appointment of Members to the Acker Trust Board, Advisory & Appeals Board, Art in Public Places Committee, Board of Adjustment, CDBG Citizens Advisory Committee, Library Advisory Board, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, Planning & Zoning Commission, Prescott Preservation Commission and Tourism Advisory Committee
Waiting on info:
Money for park
Short term rentals - one failed, one is still making progress
Fire sprinklers: Affects about 15-20 buildings in Prescott
Private Attorney retention contracts for cities
Preserve Local Funding
PSPRS Cancer presumption bill - awaiting House assignment
PSPRS expenditures - waiting House
Residential rentals: Couldn't levy tax higher than 5%
Prime Contracting: Appears to be dead for the session
2843 dead for session
Tourism marketing Authorities: Passed Senate, going to House.
d. Sole Source
g. Archway Sign
This is the beginning phase for the project. Not exact.
Blair asks if delivery trucks can get through.
Concern for firetrucks has been alleviated.
This will take several months - hopefully by the end of the fiscal year.
Motion passes unanimously.
D. Presentation from Consultant Jim Robb Regarding Economic Development Services and Approval of City Contract No. 2017-260A6, Amendment No. 6 to City Contract No. 2017-260 with the Robb Group, LLC for Economic Development Services in an Amount not to Exceed $52,000.00. Funding is Available in the General Fund.
b. A6 Contract
- Business eco-system starts with our technology.
- Business attraction
Protect our culture and citizens that want to stay here.
Stagnant Economic Growth = Regional Income Deficiencies
35% of our citizens in Yavapai County travel over 50 miles for work.
1 in 4 have financial insecurity.
"We have to figure out how to help our citizens stay here."
300 jobs average wage $85,000 % benefits - Regional wage potential as based on increase in tech employment.
Prescribed Economic Growth Objectives
"We have to interface with the rest of Arizona to get them to work with us," Robb said.
We didn't have an organization that can come together for us in the area.
Northern Arizona Technology Alliance
Help get insurance and other benefits. Yavapai College and ERAU are working together.
Cyber Warfare range - at Yavapai College, 1000 sf available. Open on F,S,S.
500K cyber jobs in the US right now.
Kids from middle school and high school can take this program!
ASU WP Carey School of Business - coming up to work with ERAU to put program together. Lots of support from Boeing, Microsoft, etc.
Cyber Warfare Range - open up at May 1.
Goode: "Having all the stakeholders gathered together and working together... Takes a lot of marketing, meetings and communication."
Innovation technology summit. Andy Lombard, #2 at Arizona Commerce Authority - bringing Innovation competition in the fall.
Motion passes unanimously.
They would not be committing the entire $1.8M to this project.
Councilwoman Rusing offers her support.
Councilwoman Scholl asks how much staff would like to leave in this account.. She recommends not approving more than $1.5M.
Sischka doesn't want to overspend, but is willing to commit to spend an appropriate amount that may be needed.
Billie Orr offers accolades to the council members that came before the current council.
Rusing points out that time is of the essence.
Javita Cline (sp?): Representing Care for the Earth. 63 personally signed letters in support of HB 2284.
Amber Fields: Thanks the Council for their support. Says landowners have not accepted the current offer. Probably the State will set aside some of the $5.4M, but not all of it.
Tom Rusing: Save the Dells supporting this proposal. Points out that the downtown and open space and environment also encourages people to live here. "This is a lot of money potentially on the table.... Support from the City makes a big difference."
Paula Burke: Encourages the Council to support this.
Up to $1.5M, contingent upon HB2284 becoming an effective law. (Not getting vetoed.)
F. Approval of City Contract 2020-167with Motorola for the Purchase of Police Department Handheld Radios, in an Amount not to Exceed $367,000, Using State of Arizona Contract No. ADSPO13-036880 Pricing. Funding is Available in the General Fund.
Blair asks if this is the best equipment to purchase.
Points out the importance of compatibility and reliability.
Asks if they are still the state of the art technology? Yes.
The last time they were replaced was 12-14 years.
Motion passes unanimously, 6-0.