June 2022 at City Hall, Fort Huachuca, and Around Town

Updated: Jul 6


June has been a busy month and before I jump into it I want thank all of you who have taken the time to sign my petition online or in person! And if you or someone you know hasn't signed yet, there's still 10 days left to sign. You can sign online here or reach out to me and I'll bring a paper petition to you. :)


It was a busy month on Fort Huachuca, beginning with the news that the Secretary of Defense, Honorable Lloyd J. Austin, announced Fort Huachuca as the 2022 Army recipient of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence! You can read more about what that means for Fort Huachuca, here. We also recently learned that Fort Huachuca was successful in securing 2.8 million from the Department of Defense (DoD)’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program. The REPI Program is a tool designed to protect military missions by helping remove or avoid land-use conflicts near installations and addressing regulatory restrictions that inhibit military activities. The funding associated with Fort Huachuca will be used to inform land and water management plans for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the construction of an additional Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network stormwater recharge project, the establishment of two conservation easements on private ranches along the San Pedro and Babocomari Rivers, and several other local restoration projects. In addition to all that great news, there were significant ceremonies taking place on post this month, several of which I had the honor and privilege of attending. On June 16th I attended the Garrison Change of Command Ceremony. Col. Jarrod Moreland relinquished command of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca to Col. John Ives. I think Col. Moreland did a fine job as Garrison Commander and I am pleased that we didn't have to say good-bye just yet, since the Morelands will remain on Fort Huachuca as Col. Moreland takes on new duties as the chief of staff at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence. I have no doubt that Col. Ives will be an effective Garrison Commander. In his remarks during the ceremony he stated "It's good to be home!" I love hearing that! We've already started brainstorming ideas as Col. Ives is eager to get the ball rolling. On the 23rd of June I attended the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame Reception to welcome this year's inductees and even got to catch up with LTG Laura Potter, who flew in for MI Hall of Fame Week. The following day I attended the Change of Command Ceremony for the 111th MI Brigade as Col. Loren G. Traugutt relinquished command to Col. Brendon K. Dever, a Cochise County native. Later that day was the 35th Military Intelligence Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the first one in 3 years because of COVID-19. You can watch the full ceremony here, but heads up, you may want to have some tissues nearby. The MI Hall of Fame Week concluded with a Luncheon & Awards Ceremony where three soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian received awards for excellence in military intelligence.


And because Fort Huachuca is the Home of the Buffalo soldier I had the pleasure of attended the Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony at Tompkins Park on June 4th hosted by the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers (SWABS) as well as the Sierra Vista Africa-American Community Coalition's (SVAACC) Juneteenth Celebration and the NAACP's Candidate Meet & Greet on June 18th.


 

Work Session for Tuesday, June 7th

Agenda with video timestamps:

  1. Call to Order

  2. Presentation and Discussion:

  3. May 12, 2022 Council Meeting Agenda Items: Call to Order Roll Call Invocation – Brian Loieselle, Desert Grace Church Pledge of Allegiance Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda Presentations and Awards 2021 Police Department Awards City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards Item 2 – Consent Agenda Item 2.1 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of May 24, 2022 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of May 26, 2022 Public Hearing Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-033, New Series 10 Liquor License for Brenda E. Sallard on behalf of Family Dollar, Inc. dba Family Dollar Store #24189 located at 21 E Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, Arizona New Business Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-034, Addendum to the City Attorney’s Contract Item 5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-035, Amendment to the City Council Policy and Procedure Guidelines Item 6 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-036, Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Sierra Vista, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cochise County Community College District 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, June 9th

Agenda with video timestamps:

Call to Order Roll Call Invocation – Brian Loieselle, Desert Grace Church Pledge of Allegiance Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda Presentations and Awards 2021 Police Department Awards City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards Item 2 – Consent Agenda Item 2.1 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of May 24, 2022 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of May 26, 2022 Public Hearing Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-033, New Series 10 Liquor License for Brenda E. Sallard on behalf of Family Dollar, Inc. dba Family Dollar Store #24189 located at 21 E Fry Boulevard, Sierra Vista, Arizona New Business Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-034, Addendum to the City Attorney’s Contract Item 5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-035, Amendment to the City Council Policy and Procedure Guidelines Item 6 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2022-036, Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Sierra Vista, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cochise County Community College District Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

 

Budget Work Session for Monday, June 13th


 

Work Session for Tuesday, June 21st

  1. Call to Order (sound wasn't picking up in the beginning)

  2. Presentation and Discussion:

  3. June 21st, 2022 Council Meeting Agenda Items: Call to Order Roll Call Invocation Pledge of Allegiance Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda Awards and Presentations Recognition of Kennie Downing, Chief Procurement Officer, and Helen Lee, Contracts Management Analyst, for achieving their Certified Procurement Professional Certification from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP-CPP) Recognition of City Hall Employees of the Year Proclamation declaring the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards Item 2 Consent Agenda Item 2.1 Discussion and Possible Approval of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of June 9, 2022 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-037, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 106-71-331 (313 N 6th Pl) Public Hearing Item 3 Consideration of Draft PY 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Annual Action Plan Item 4 Consideration of Draft Substantial Amendments to the CDBG Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2019-2023) and PY 2019 Annual Action Plan to program 3rd CDBG-CV CARES Act Allocation ($77,209) New Business Item 5 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-038, Tentative Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Item 6 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-039, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-002L (4029 E Golden Acres Dr) & 107-56-002S (4095 E Golden Acres Dr) Item 7 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-040, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-013B (No Address) Item 8 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-041, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-003F (No Address) Item 9 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-042, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-003G (No Address) Item 10 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-043, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-004 (4545 E Glenn Rd) & 107-56-003H (No Address) Item 11 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-044, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-003C (No Address) Item 12 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-045, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-003D (No Address) Item 13 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-046, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-008 (4109 E Monsanto Dr) Item 14 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-047, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-002F (Multiple Addresses) Item 15 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-048, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-477 (No Address) Item 16 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-049, Authorization to proceed with the collecting of signatures for the South City Annexation Area, consisting of 19 Commercially Zoned Tax Parcels 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

 

Council Meeting for Thursday, June 23rd

Call to Order Roll Call Invocation Pledge of Allegiance Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda Awards and Presentations Recognition of Kennie Downing, Chief Procurement Officer, and Helen Lee, Contracts Management Analyst, for achieving their Certified Procurement Professional Certification from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP-CPP) Recognition of City Hall Employees of the Year Proclamation declaring the month of July as Parks and Recreation Month City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards Item 2 Consent Agenda Item 2.1 Discussion and Possible Approval of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of June 9, 2022 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-037, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 106-71-331 (313 N 6th Pl) Public Hearing Item 3 Consideration of Draft PY 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Annual Action Plan Item 4 Consideration of Draft Substantial Amendments to the CDBG Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2019-2023) and PY 2019 Annual Action Plan to program 3rd CDBG-CV CARES Act Allocation ($77,209) New Business Item 5 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-038, Tentative Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Item 6 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-039, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-002L (4029 E Golden Acres Dr) & 107-56-002S (4095 E Golden Acres Dr) Item 7 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-040, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-013B (No Address) Item 8 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-041, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-003F (No Address) Item 9 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-042, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-003G (No Address) Item 10 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-043, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-004 (4545 E Glenn Rd) & 107-56-003H (No Address) Item 11 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-044, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-003C (No Address) Item 12 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-045, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-003D (No Address) Item 13 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-046, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-008 (4109 E Monsanto Dr) Item 14 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-047, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-002F (Multiple Addresses) Item 15 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-048, Pre-Annexation Agreement for APN # 107-56-477 (No Address) Item 16 Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution 2022-049, Authorization to proceed with the collecting of signatures for the South City Annexation Area, consisting of 19 Commercially Zoned Tax Parcels Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

 

As you can see it was a busy and productive month. We approved the largest budget in our City's history, as well as approved the largest pre-annexation of commercial property as well. With July around the corner I want to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July as well as share some upcoming events this month you'll be sure to spot me at.

July 2nd - Grand Opening of Urban Axe Yard at 12 noon

July 3rd & 4th - The 55th Annual 4th of July Celebration starts this Sunday!

July 6th - There's a great opportunity to meet candidates for the upcoming Primary and General elections this Wednesday, July 6th at the Herald/Review Media Office from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the 2022 Election Candidate Meet & Greet! Register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heraldreview-candidate-meet-greet-tickets


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 June 3 and June 10th. You can also learn about ways to get more involved and stay informed with City happenings at Engage Sierra Vista.


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