September 2021 at City Hall & Around Town

Updated: 6 hours ago

This past Saturday, September 18th, I had a blast being one of five judges for the signature Men Who Cook for the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra! If you never been, it's a fun fundraiser where local, celebrity chefs compete with their favorite culinary offerings. Attendees enjoy food, a silent auction, and of course, live music. The next Men Who Cook will be in March as part of the Symphony's 27th Season schedule. You can find more information at thier website or facebook page.


On Tuesday, September 21st, I attended the ceremony for the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperative monitoring and management of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) and surrounding areas within Cochise County between the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Gila District, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca, Cochise County, and the City of Sierra Vista. This was a historic moment for our area and I believe, this MOU is the first of its kind. It affirms the commitments by these four agencies with regards to water and ecological conservation of the San Pedro River and Sierra Vista subwatershed area. We live in a beautiful, unique place and all of us want to keep it that way. You can read the City of SV's official press release on the signing here. On Wednesday, September 22nd, I attended a Mayor/Manager Luncheon. The first we've had in a long time. The City of Sierra Vista was the first to host the lunch for all the Cochise County mayors, councilmembers, supervisors, city officials, and congressional staff for CD2 in attendance. We all had an opportunity to network and share updates on issues and projects in our cities, as well as discuss efforts being made or need to be made to improve our county. I'm thankful Mayor Mueller started up this event and it will once again become a regular meetup, because it's important that our city council touch base every so often with our colleagues across the county. All of us in Cochise County benefit when we communicate our ideas and work together on common goals. I'm looking forward to attending the next one, which will be in Willcox.

Work Session for Tuesday, September 7th

Agenda with video timestamps:

  1. Call to Order

  2. Presentation and Discussion:

  3. September 9th, 2021 Council Meeting Agenda Items: 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 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of August 12, 2021 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-058, Designating the City of Sierra Vista as the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City of Sierra Vista Public Hearing Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-059, application for a Location/Owner Transfer, Limited-Liability Company, Series 7 Liquor License for Cary Leroy Brown on behalf of BASH Enterprises LLC dba Urban Axe Yard Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-060, Declaration of Intent for the Increase of Sewer Connection Fees, and declaring a 30-day public record New Business Item 5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-061, Official Intent to be Reimbursed for Certain Capital Expenditures Item 6 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-062, Authorization for the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Bureau of Land Management, Fort Huachuca, and Cochise County concerning water and ecological conservation Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

  4. Discussion on Final Report FY20-21 Strategic Plan

  5. Discussion on Implementation Plan for FY22-23 Strategic Plan

  6. Discussion on Council Policy and Procedure Manual and Chapter 30

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

  8. Future Discussion Items and Council Requests

  9. Adjourn

City Council Meeting for Thursday, September 9th

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 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of August 12, 2021 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-058, Designating the City of Sierra Vista as the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City of Sierra Vista Public Hearing Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-059, application for a Location/Owner Transfer, Limited-Liability Company, Series 7 Liquor License for Cary Leroy Brown on behalf of BASH Enterprises LLC dba Urban Axe Yard Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-060, Declaration of Intent for the Increase of Sewer Connection Fees, and declaring a 30-day public record New Business

Item 5 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-061, Official Intent to be Reimbursed for Certain Capital Expenditures Item 6 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-062, Authorization for the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with Bureau of Land Management, Fort Huachuca, and Cochise County concerning water and ecological conservation Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

Work Session for Tuesday, September 21st

  1. Call to Order

  2. Presentation and Discussion:

  3. September 23, 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 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of September 7, 2021 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of September 9, 2021 Item 2.3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-063 Acceptance of Sewer Easements for Veritas Christian Community School Public Hearing Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-064 Submission of the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) PY 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) New Business Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Ordinance 2021-008, Adoption of Development Code Amendments to Section 151.02.004, Definitions; Section 151.06.008, Communications Facilities Section; and 151.20.002, Architectural and Design Review Applicability Call to the Public Comments and Requests of the Council Adjournment

  4. Discussion of Economic Opportunity Advisory Group

  5. Council Executive Report

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

  7. Council Member Rodriguez – Be Healthy SV Town Hall

  8. Future Discussion Items and Council Requests

  9. Adjourn

Council Meeting for Thursday, September 23rd

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 Discussion and Possible Action of the Special City Council Meeting Minutes of September 7, 2021 Item 2.2 Discussion and Possible Action of the Regular City Council Meeting Minutes of September 9, 2021 Item 2.3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-063 Acceptance of Sewer Easements for Veritas Christian Community School Public Hearing Item 3 Discussion and Possible Action of Resolution 2021-064 Submission of the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) PY 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) New Business Item 4 Discussion and Possible Action of Ordinance 2021-008, Adoption of Development Code Amendments to Section 151.02.004, Definitions; Section 151.06.008, Communications Facilities Section; and 151.20.002, Architectural and Design Review Applicability Call to the Public

Comments and Requests of Council

Adjournment

It's been a busy time of year here in Sierra Vista, and there's still a lot coming up on the schedule. Below are some of the events my family and I plan to attend next month.

Event

Date

Link

Annual Lodge Oktoberfest

October 1st & October 2nd

Art in the Park

October 2nd & 3rd

Dine Under the Stars

October 2nd

5th Annual Sky Island Tour

October 2nd

Vineyards in the Park

October 2nd

Rec & Roll in Space

October 9th

15th Annual Bearcat Pull for the Special Olympics

October 17th

facebook event

(link to registration form in description)

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 e-newsletters for September 3rd, September 17th, and September 24th. You can also learn about ways to get more involved and stay informed with City happenings at Engage Sierra Vista.


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