May 2021 at City Hall (1st Half)

Updated: May 18


Before we get into this week's meeting, I wanted to mention the exciting news that Sierra Vista is Officially the Hummingbird Capital of Arizona! I'm so grateful to former Councilmember Gwen Calhoun for coming up with the idea of pursuing an official title for our special city, and to Judy Hector, our City's Marketing and Public Affairs Manager for gathering all the key points we needed to make our case for the official designation, and our Representative Gail Griffin for sponsoring the bill and making sure the legislation made it to the Governor's desk. Governor Ducey signed the legislation on May 12th, making it official!


I'm so happy to hear that the 4th of July is back on! That means the Midday Ceremony and other annual activities in Veterans Memorial Park will resume this year. The fireworks display will also once again feature both a ground and aerial display, with attendees welcome to get up close by viewing the show from the sports fields along Tacoma Drive or to view from afar at their favorite spots throughout the community.


Also, the item for the JP5 Court Agreement was removed from the agenda because Cochise County asked for additional time to review it. Hopefully, we'll be seeing it on the agenda for the first week of June.

Work Session for Tuesday, May 11th

Agenda with video timestamps:

  1. Call to order - 3:00 p.m.

  2. Presentation and Discussion:

  3. May 13th, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda Items: Call to Order Roll Call Invocation 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 Approval of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of April 22, 2021 Item 2.2 Resolution 2021-027, Granting an Electrical Utility Easement to Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative for the Canada Vista Subdivision Item 2.3 Resolution 2021-028, 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 2.4 Resolution 2021-029, Designating David J. Felix, Chief Financial Officer, as the person authorized to sign and submit the City’s Annual Expenditure Limitation Report for FY 2022 Public Hearing Item 3 Resolution 2021-030, Codification of Code of Ordinances and declaring a 30-day Public Record Item 4 Resolution 2021-031, Development Code Text Amendment to Section 151.22.026, Recreational Vehicle Park (RVP) Overlay District and declaring a 30-day Public Record New Business Item 5 Resolution 2021-032, - Authorization to Accept Arizona Department of Administration, Office of Grants and Federal Resources, Arizona 9-1-1 Program (GFR Grant Number: GFR- ADOA-AZ911-22-02A) Item 6 Resolution 2021-033, Authorization to Accept Arizona Department of Administration, Office of Grants and Federal Resources, Arizona 9-1-1 Program (GFR Grant Number: GFR- ADOA-AZ911-22-02B) [Item Removed] Resolution 2021-034, First Amended Court Co-Location and Operations Agreement with Cochise County Item 7 Resolution 2021-035, Arizona State Parks and Trails Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Application Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

  4. FY 2021-2022 SEACOM

  5. FY 2021-2022 Balanced Budget

  6. Draft FY 2022-2023 Strategic Plan

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

  8. Future Discussion Items and Council Requests

  9. Adjourn

City Council Meeting for Thursday, May 13th

Agenda with video timestamps:

Call to Order

Roll Call

Invocation – Pastor Greg Rowles, God is Good 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 Approval of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of April 22, 2021 Item 2.2 Resolution 2021-027, Granting an Electrical Utility Easement to Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative for the Canada Vista Subdivision Item 2.3 Resolution 2021-028, 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 2.4 Resolution 2021-029, Designating David J. Felix, Chief Financial Officer, as the person authorized to sign and submit the City’s Annual Expenditure Limitation Report for FY 2022 Public Hearing Item 3 Resolution 2021-030, Codification of Code of Ordinances and declaring a 30-day Public Record Item 4 Resolution 2021-031, Development Code Text Amendment to Section 151.22.026, Recreational Vehicle Park (RVP) Overlay District and declaring a 30-day Public Record New Business Item 5 Resolution 2021-032, - Authorization to Accept Arizona Department of Administration, Office of Grants and Federal Resources, Arizona 9-1-1 Program (GFR Grant Number: GFR- ADOA-AZ911-22-02) Item 6 Resolution 2021-033, Authorization to Accept Arizona Department of Administration, Office of Grants and Federal Resources, Arizona 9-1-1 Program (GFR Grant Number: GFR- ADOA-AZ911-22-02B) Item 7 Resolution 2021-035, Arizona State Parks and Trails Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Application Call to the Public

Comments and Requests of the Council

Adjournment

Our next Work Session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25th, and our new City Council Meeting will be on Thursday, May 27th. With Councilmember Pacheco resigning, the Mayor and Council will have to appoint someone to complete the remainder of her term (from now until Dec. 2022). Our city clerk will officially announce the vacancy and begin taking applications on Thursday, 5/20. Per City Code, she will accept applications through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 5/26. Then Executive Session will be scheduled for Thursday, 5/27 at 3:30 for Mayor and Council to review and narrow the candidate pool to schedule interviews.


To submit a question or make a public comment on the proposed RV Park Overlay District click here.

To submit a question or make a public comment on the Codification of Code of Ordinances click here.


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.


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 e-newsletters for April 30th, May 7th, and May 14th. You can also learn about ways to get more involved and stay informed with City happenings at Engage Sierra Vista.


C.U. in City Hall Blog

Subscribe and be the first to receive updates!

Thanks for subscribing!