December 2020 Meetings

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Welcome to the Hummingbird Capital of the United States! That's how I'm going to start greeting people new to Sierra Vista. ;)

Hmmmm... Maybe we should add that to our signs when you enter SV, too? As of this past Thursday, we made it official by unanimously approving a resolution proclaiming Sierra Vista the Hummingbird Capital of the United States. I can't think of a better way to end the year, a year that has been difficult for so many. During which, the local hummingbirds became a sign of hope in our community. These little hummingbirds travel great distances every year, always returning to Sierra Vista. They've become a symbol of hope and resilience while reminding us of the brighter days ahead. And now that we've made it official locally, the next step will be seeing that Sierra Vista is recognized at the State level as being the Hummingbird Capital of the United States.


These past couple of meetings were long ones. And it was also Council Member Gwen Calhoun's and Council Member Kristine Wolfe's last work session and meeting. Both of whom have been incredible mentors to me. I greatly admire their dedication to a life of public service, and I strive to emulate their commitment in my own public service journey. It’s been a tremendous honor to serve on council with both of them. I have so much gratitude for all they've taught me and all they've done, but the ultimate beneficiary of their service is the people of Sierra Vista. I truly believe our little city is a better place because of their service and dedication. I will miss working with both of them on council but look forward to working with Dr. Angelica Landry and Gregory L. Johnson starting next month.


We should be getting dates soon on when we'll be meeting for our strategic planning session and I'm excited to work on that with my fellow councilmembers and Mayor.

Work Session for Tuesday, December 8th

Agenda with video timestamps:

1. Call to order - 3:01 p.m.

2. Presentation and Discussion:

A. December 10, 2020 Council Meeting Agenda Items:

Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda

Awards and Presentations

Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Outgoing Commissioners

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

Consent Agenda:

Item 2.1 Approval of the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of November 10, 2020

Item 2.2 Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of November 12, 2020

Item 2.3 Approval of the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of November 19, 2020

Item 2.4 Resolution 2020-069, Reappointment of Jessica Kunkel and Joseph Hayes to the Parks and Recreation Commission, said terms to expire December 31, 2022

Item 2.5 Resolution 2020-070, Reappointment of Ronald York and Neil Gago and Appointment of Barbara Fleming to the Employee Benefit Trust, said terms to expire December 31, 2023

Public Hearing

Item 3 Resolution 2020-071, Approving the Submission of the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) PY 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Item 4 Ordinance 2020-007, Proposed City Code Amendment to Chapter 36, Commissions

Item 5 Resolution 2020-072, Adoption of the Development Fee Schedule that corresponds to the Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plans in Accordance with A.R.S. 9- 463, and City Code 154.10-20

Item 6 Ordinance 2020-008, 2020 Amendments to the Tax Code of the City of Sierra Vista

New Business

Item 7 Resolution 2020-073, Transfer of Funds from the General Fund to the Park Development Fee Fund

Item 8 Resolution 2020-074, Approval of Payment Plan with Castle & Cooke Arizona for Sewer Interceptor

Item 9 Resolution 2020-075, Proposed Amendments to Infill Incentive District Policy

Item 10 Resolution 2020-076, Approval of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) prepared by Arizona Department of Transportation on behalf of the City of Sierra Vista per the Federal Transit Administration’s regulation 49CFR Part 673

Item 11 Resolution 2020-077, Addendum to the City Manager’s Contract

Item 12 Resolution 2020-078, Proclaiming the City of Sierra Vista as the Hummingbird Capital of the United States

Item 13 Resolution 2020-079, Resolution in Support of Amtrak service in the region

Call to the Public

Comments and Requests of the Council

B. Presentation by Hannah Bolik on her Mayor and Council 3rd Grade School Project

C. Summary Presentation on Proposed Minor Amendments to the Tribute Specific Plan

D. Council Executive Report

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

F. Future Discussion Items and Council Requests

G. COVID-19 Status Report

3. Adjourn

City Council Meeting for Thursday, December 10th

Agenda with video timestamps:

Call to Order: 5:00 p.m.

Invocation – Pastor Jerry Preiss, Hope and Healing Christian Church

Pledge of Allegiance

Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda

Awards and Presentations Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Outgoing Commissioners City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards Consent Agenda: Item 2.1 Approval of the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of November 10, 2020 Item 2.2 Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of November 12, 2020 Item 2.3 Approval of the City Council Special Meeting Minutes of November 19, 2020 Item 2.4 Resolution 2020-070, Reappointment of Ronald York and Neil Gago and Appointment of Barbara Fleming to the Employee Benefit Trust, said terms to expire December 31, 2023 Public Hearing

Item 3 Resolution 2020-071, Approving the Submission of the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) PY 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) Item 4 Ordinance 2020-007, Proposed City Code Amendment to Chapter 36, Commissions Item 5 Resolution 2020-072, Adoption of the Development Fee Schedule that corresponds to the Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plans in Accordance with A.R.S. 9-463, and City Code 154.10-20 Item 6 Ordinance 2020-008, 2020 Amendments to the Tax Code of the City of Sierra Vista New Business Item 7 Resolution 2020-073, Transfer of Funds from the General Fund to the Park Development Fee Fund Item 8 Resolution 2020-074, Approval of Payment Plan with Castle & Cooke Arizona for Sewer Interceptor Item 9 Resolution 2020-075, Proposed Amendments to Infill Incentive District Policy Item 10 Resolution 2020-076, Approval of the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) prepared by Arizona Department of Transportation on behalf of the City of Sierra Vista per the Federal Transit Administration’s regulation 49CFR Part 673 Item 11 Resolution 2020-077, Addendum to the City Manager’s Contract Item 12 Resolution 2020-078, Proclaiming the City of Sierra Vista as the Hummingbird Capital of the United States Item 13 Resolution 2020-079, Resolution in Support of Amtrak service in the region

Call to the Public

Comments and Requests of the Council

Adjournment

That's all for this month and this year, in terms of council meetings.


I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Please remember to social distance, wear a mask when you have to go out, and wash your hands often.


As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at Carolyn.Umphrey@SierraVistaAZ.gov.


Your Council Member,





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