August 2022 at City Hall and on the Campaign Trail

Updated: Sep 21


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Before jumping in to this month's review, I want to let all of you know how thankful I am for all the support you've shown me along the way! I couldn't do this without you! With the ballot officially set, we are counting down to the big day! At the time of this post, August 30, 2022, we are just 70 days away from the General Election on November 8th. I've started collecting donations, and distributing yard signs. If you would like to support the campaign in anyway, please check out the updated Support Umphrey for Sierra Vista page! Any help us greatly appreciated.

Picture from City of Sierra Vista Facebook Page

Now I will start this month's summary with the exciting news of our newest member to join our city council, Marta Messmer! Marta was officially appointed to the Sierra Vista City Council on August 11th. This was after receiving 11 applications and interviewing 4 of the applicants earlier in the month. And let me just say, this was not an easy decision, as each of the candidates displayed exemplary qualities. After the interviews, I felt the Council was left in the very fortunate position of not being able to make a bad decision. I'm confident we made a great one! I feel full of gratitude when I think about all the amazing people willing to serve in our community and who took the time to apply and interview for the vacant council seat. We really do have a thoughtful, service-minded community. Our annual City Spotlight was on on Tuesday, August 9th and gave our hard working staff the opportunity to share updates on recent accomplishments and plans for the future of our little City with over 100 people in attendance. For those who could not attend, the presentation slides are available online as well as the video of our department heads each presenting projects and plans for their department in the City.

Other events I had the privilege to this month were the Women's Equality Day Fort Huachuca, the Mayor/Manager Luncheon in Benson, the Veteran Stand Down, Business at Twilight at the Herald/Review Media's building, and I also had the pleasure of giving city updates to the Sunrise Rotary and San Pedro Kiwanis. This month in pictures:


 

Work Session for Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Agenda with video timestamps:

  1. Call to Order

  2. Presentation and Discussion:

  3. August 11, 2022 Council Meeting Agenda Items: Call to Order Roll Call Invocation – Randy Youngblood, Thunder Mountain Church Pledge of Allegiance Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards Item 2 Consent Agenda Item 2.1 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of July 28, 2022 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of August 3, 2022 Item 2.3 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of August 4, 2022 Item 2.4 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-058, Designating David J. Felix, Chief Financial Officer, as the person authorized to sign and submit the City’s Annual Expenditure Limitation Report for FY 2021 Item 2.5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-059, Designating David J. Felix, Chief Financial Officer, as the person authorized to sign and submit the City’s Annual Expenditure Limitation Report for FY2022 Public Hearing Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-060, a location transfer of a Series 6 Liquor License for Zameer Mallal on behalf of ADANAC, LLC, 325 W Fry Boulevard, Suite F, Sierra Vista, Arizona New Business Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Ordinance 2022-003, Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Property Tax Levy Item 5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-061, Appointment of Marta Messmer to the City Council, said term to expire December 31, 2024 Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

  4. Report on Recent Trips, Meetings, and Future Meetings

  5. Future Discussion Items and Council Requests

  6. Adjourn

 

City Council Meeting for Thursday, August 11, 2022

Agenda with video timestamps:

Call to Order Roll Call Invocation – Randy Youngblood, Thunder Mountain Church

Pledge of Allegiance

Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda

City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards

Item 2 Consent Agenda

Item 2.1 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of July 28, 2022

Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of August 3, 2022

Item 2.3 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of August 4, 2022

Item 2.4 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-058, Designating David J. Felix,

Chief Financial Officer, as the person authorized to sign and submit the City’s Annual

Expenditure Limitation Report for FY 2021

Item 2.5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-059, Designating David J. Felix,

Chief Financial Officer, as the person authorized to sign and submit the City’s Annual

Expenditure Limitation Report for FY2022

Public Hearing

Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-060, a location transfer of a Series 6 Liquor License for Zameer Mallal on behalf of ADANAC, LLC, 325 W Fry Boulevard, Suite F,

Sierra Vista, Arizona

New Business

Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Ordinance 2022-003, Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Property Tax Levy

Item 5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-061, Appointment of Marta

Messmer to the City Council, said term to expire December 31, 2024 Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

 

Work Session for Tuesday, August 23rd

  1. Call to Order

  2. Presentation and Discussion:

  3. Update on Subrecipient Agreement with United Way for Cares Act

  4. Discussion and Legislative Review by Triadvocates

  5. Report on Recent Trips, Meetings, and Future Meetings

  6. Future Discussion Items and Council Requests

  7. Adjourn

 

I'll be at the conference this week and I'll be attending the Annual Arizona Rural Transportation Summit for the first time. I looking forward to represent Sierra Vista and our SVMPO as a member of the Rural Transportation Advocacy Council, and promote our regional projects in need of funding. I'll be sure to include and update on how it goes with my September blog. Also, we have lots of upcoming opportunities to to meet and speak with candidates in September and October. Candidate Meet & Greet on 9/9 at 5:30PM, Council Forum on 9/21 at 5:30PM, NAACP Forum at the Library on 10/8 at 1 PM, HARW Meeting on 10/11 at 10:30AM, and CoolFMOnline Interview on 10/20 at 7PM.


That's all from me today. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at Carolyn.Umphrey@SierraVistaAZ.gov with any comments or questions you may have. Hope to see you at one of the upcoming events next month!


Best,





 

This blog is written by Carolyn Umphrey and does not represent the views or opinions of the City of Sierra Vista or its City Council. For official information and news from the City of Sierra Vista go to SierraVistaAZ.gov and/or check out the weekly City email newsletters for August 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. You can also learn about ways to get more involved and stay informed with City happenings at Engage Sierra Vista.


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