Last City Council Meeting of 2019

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Agenda for Council Meeting with timestamps:

  • Call to Order [0:12]

  • Roll Call

  • Invocation – Reverend Donna Smith, Graceful Passages for Vets

  • Pledge of Allegiance – Berean Academy Color Guard

  • Item 1 Acceptance of the Agenda [3:27]

  • Awards and Presentations [4:01]

Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Commissioners

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Award

First Lego League Robotics Presentation

Buena Robotics Nerds Team Presentation

  • City Manager’s Report: Upcoming Meetings, Bid Openings and Bid Awards [35:36]

  • Item 2 Consent Agenda [38:30]

Item 2.1 Approval of the City Council Regular Meeting Minutes of November 14, 2019

Item 2.2 Resolution 2019-091, Reappointment of Alvin Slarve to the Sierra Vista Library Advisory Commission, said term to expire December 31, 2021

Item 2.3 Resolution 2019-092, Reappointing Berlynda Schaaf and John Matthew Moreno and Appointing Wesley Hewitt to the Parks and Recreation Commission, said terms to expire December 31, 2021

Item 2.4 Resolution 2019-093, Reappointing George Broxton III to the Tourism Commission, said term to expire December 31, 2021

Item 2.5 Resolution 2019-094, Reappointment of Francisco J. Flores to the Sierra Vista Airport Commission, said term to expire December 31, 2021

Item 2.6 Resolution 2019-095, Reappointment of Ronald Faulkner and Appointment of Mathew Haupt to the Sierra Vista Environmental Affairs Commission, said terms to expire December 31, 2021

Item 2.7 Resolution 2019-096, Reappointment of Patricia Olson, Bradley Snyder, David Thompson and appointment of David Grieshop to the Planning and Zoning Commission, said terms to expire 2021

Item 2.8 Resolution 2019-097, Reappointment of Lori Schectman and Kelly Norris to the Commission on Disability Issues, said terms to expire December 31, 2021

Item 2.9 Resolution 2019-098, Reappointing Cristina Reinert and Jodi Gaston and Appointing JenMarie Zeleznak to the Arts & Humanities Commission, said terms to expire December 31, 2021

Item 2.10 Resolution 2019-099, Renewing the Approval of Off-Track Wagering Facility, for Turf Paradise at P.C.’s Lounge, 4700 East Highway 90, Sierra Vista, Arizona

Item 3 Resolution 2019-075, Approval of the Modifications to Refuse Services and Fee

Schedule - Tabled Item

  • Public Hearing

Item 4 Resolution 2019-100, Modifications to Refuse Rates [54:40]

Item 5 Resolution 2019-101, Amendments to Chapter 52 Solid Waste Collection and Disposal, City Code of Ordinances, to allow private recycling collectors, and declaring a public record [1:15:27]

  • New Business

Item 6 Ordinance 2019-008, Development Code Text Amendments to Accessory Dwelling Units, Section 151.02.004 Definition, Section 151.06.010 Accessory Dwelling Units and Section 151.22.006 Matrix of Use Permissions by Zoning District [1:20:29]

Item 7 Resolution 2019-102, Accepting the Donation of an Animal Rescue Trailer by the Friends of the Animal Shelter [1:45:39]

Item 8 Resolution 2019-103, Official Intent to be Reimbursed for Certain Capital expenditures [1:50:18]

Item 9 Resolution 2019-104, Authorizing the City to accept the grant offer from the Arizona State Parks Non-motorized Grant Program [1:52:36]

Item 10 Resolution 2019-105, Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement Supporting the Operation of the Cochise County Tourism and Economic Council [1:54:08]

  • Call to the Public [1:58:56]

  • Comments and Requests of the Council [2:10:13]

  • Adjournment

I'm grateful to the Herald/Review's taking the time to cover the Refuse Enterprise Fund issues with two separate articles in the December 11th paper. I did, however, feel the need to submit a letter to the editor to clarify a couple of points. You can read my letter here. You can also read the articles I wrote my letter in response to here and here. All fees and rate changes are set to take effect in March of 2020, and the council will be voting on the changes to the rate at the beginning of next year.

A full house for our last meeting of the year.

This past year has felt like one of the fastest years of my life. I've learned a great deal and have worked hard to make decisions that are well informed, thoroughly thought through, and are in the best interests of the people of Sierra Vista. I am so grateful for your continued support over the past year and truly hope that this blog has helped keep you informed on what I've been working on over in City Hall. I plan to have one more blog post up before the end of the year covering what I learned at the 2019 City Summit, so watch your inbox for that. And as always please contact me at Carolyn.Umphrey@SierraVistaAZ.gov with any comments or questions. I love hearing from you!


Your council member,



C.U. in City Hall Blog

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