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									MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SHOW LOW CITY COUNCIL HELD
ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE CITY HALL COUNCIL
CHAMBERS, 200 WEST COOLEY, SHOW LOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA

 1.   Call to Order.

      Mayor Fernau called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.

 2.   Roll Call.

      COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Rick Fernau; Vice Mayor Gordon
      Kearl; Council members Gene Kelley, Gerry Whipple, Virginia Evans, Rennie
      Crittenden, and Daryl Seymore.

      COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: None.

      STAFF PRESENT: Michael Maag, City Manager; K. Kane Graves, City Attorney;
      Ed Muder, Community Development Director; Kenneth Patterson, Public Works
      Director; Dennis Wiss, Airport Manager; Dennis Higginbotham, Real Estate
      Administrator; Bill Kopp, City Engineer; Sandra Angelo, Housing/Grants
      Coordinator; Tamra Reidhead, Deputy City Clerk; and Ann Kurasaki, City Clerk.

      GUESTS: Bob Saner, John Murphy, Bruce Ironside, Carl and Elaine DeCeasar,
      Jim McCoy, Steve Tackett, and others.

 3.   Invocation.

      Councilman Crittenden gave the invocation.

 4.   Pledge of Allegiance.

      Councilman Seymore led the Council and audience in the pledge of allegiance.

 5.   CONSENT CALENDAR:

      A.     Consideration of Resolution No. R2006-44 Adopting a Policy and
             Prescribing Procedures for Purchasing from the Mayor and Any Member
             of the Council. (Michael Maag)

      B.     Consideration of Resolution No. R2006-45 Authorizing and Supporting a
             City of Show Low Application for a Department of Commerce Economic
             Strength Development Program Grant for Infrastructure/Business
             Development. (Sandra Angelo)

      C.     Consideration of Approval of Final Plat for Central Park Estates, Unit IV.
             (Ed Muder)
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       D.     Consideration of Approval of Final Plat for Eagle Mountain Estates, Unit II.
              (Ed Muder)

       E.     Consideration of Resolution No. R2006-47 Extinguishing an Unnecessary
              Portion of a Utilities Easement. (Dennis Higginbotham)

       F.     Consideration of Resolution No. R2006-48 Extinguishing an Unnecessary
              Portion of a Blanket Sewer Easement. (Dennis Higginbotham)

       G.     Consideration of Acceptance of Homestead, Unit Four at Torreon. (Ed
              Muder)

       H.     Consideration of Minutes of Show Low City Council meetings:
              (1)   Regular Meeting of September 5, 2006.

       Mayor Fernau said Item 5-G, accepting Homestead, Unit Four at Torreon, had
       been pulled from the agenda.

       Regarding Item 5-C, the final plat for Central Park Estates, Unit IV, Mr. Muder
       said one of the conditions of approval for the preliminary plat was that the
       Council should determine the funding source and responsibility for roadway
       improvements to Central Avenue from the southern boundary of the Central Park
       Estates Planned Unit Development to the portion adjacent to Central Park
       Estates, Unit IV. He clarified that both major property owners in this area had
       agreed to pay their proportionate share for improvements to Central Avenue.

       Mr. Muder distributed copies of a Water and Sewer Funding Agreement
       regarding Item 5-D, the final plat for Eagle Mountain Estates, Unit II. The
       agreement involved the three property owners in the area, George Trail (owner of
       the Whispering Trails subdivision), Steve Tackett (manager of the Eagle
       Mountain Estates subdivision), and John Greenbank (manager of SilverDove
       Properties, the adjacent property owner south of Whispering Trails). He said the
       three had met and agreed to share the cost of water and sewer lines and roads
       that would benefit all the properties and improve 43rd Avenue. The provisions in
       the agreement would be part of the assurance agreement for each applicant’s
       subdivision. He felt this was a beneficial agreement for the City and all property
       owners involved.

       Councilman Crittenden noted that in the third paragraph of the agreement, Mr.
       Trail agreed to a specific date to have the sewer connection completed, but there
       was no date on the acceptance portion. Mr. Muder said there was no date but
       Mr. Trail had to provide an assurance. The City of Show Low would retain a
       certain portion of the assurance until 43rd Avenue was completed. The money
       would remain in the bank for the improvements once Unit II was approved.
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       Vice Mayor Kearl referred to Item 5-A, a purchasing policy from the Mayor and
       any Council member, and asked about the maximum amount allowed by state
       law. Mr. Graves said $1,000 was the maximum annual amount without
       competitive bidding. He said it was state law to adopt this policy and was just an
       administrative issue.

       Councilman Kelley noted that the purchasing policy didn’t mention whether a
       Council member’s spouse also was limited to a maximum annual amount. Mr.
       Graves said that the statute only mentioned the Mayor and Council, not any
       family members. Per City Code, any project or purchase over $10,000 required
       a competitive bid. For any business conducted with a spouse, the conflict of
       interest statute would take precedence.

       Vice Mayor Kearl referred to Item 5-B, an Economic Strength Development
       Program grant for infrastructure and business development. He asked why the
       staff summary report specifically named Canyon Pipe and Supply. Sandra
       Angelo, Housing/Grants Coordinator, said the project would provide safer access
       to 40th Street, and Canyon Pipe was the only business located there. Any
       business at that location, not just Canyon Pipe and Supply, would benefit from a
       right-turn lane. She explained that the grant criteria required showing economic
       benefit to the area.

       Mayor Fernau made a correction to Item 9-B, page 11, of the September 5, 2006
       meeting minutes, noting that the second paragraph should say “no certificate of
       occupancy would be issued for the building adjacent to Dollar General.”

       COUNCILMAN CRITTENDEN MOVED TO APPROVE THE CONSENT
       CALENDAR AS PRESENTED, EXCEPT ITEM 5-G (ACCEPTANCE OF
       HOMESTEAD, UNIT FOUR AT TORREON), AND THE SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
       MINUTES AS AMENDED; SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN EVANS;
       PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 6.    NEW BUSINESS:

       A.     Consideration of Request Submitted by Property Owners in the Ellsworth
              Heights Subdivision to Annex the Subdivision into the City of Show Low –
              #P-0606. (Ed Muder)

              Mr. Muder said Ross Smith, on behalf of the property owners in Ellsworth
              Heights, submitted a letter requesting annexation of their subdivision into
              the City. He said the subdivision was the area behind the current Park
              Pineway shopping center.
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              Mr. Muder said the Council discussed possible annexations of the
              Fawnbrook and Ellsworth Heights subdivisions at a retreat in September
              2004. Both subdivisions experienced serious septic system problems and
              were considering connecting to the City’s sewer system. At the retreat,
              staff advised that if they wanted to connect to the City’s sewer system,
              they would have to be annexed and their streets upgraded to City
              standards.    Since that time, Fawnbrook property owners initiated
              annexation proceedings.

              Mr. Muder said staff met with the Ellsworth Heights property owners to
              discuss annexation. They planned to form an improvement district to
              finance improvements to their sewer and roads, including ribbon curbing.
              Sidewalks were never included in the discussions. If needed, they
              committed to upgrading their water system. The annexation would not be
              effective until the City accepted the improvements.

              Mr. Muder said if the Council wished to proceed with this annexation, the
              blank petition would be filed with Navajo County. Within 30 days of the
              date of the filing, property owners would be notified and a public hearing
              would be held before the Council. After the 30-day period, signatures
              would be obtained and the signed petitions filed with the county. The
              Council would then be presented with an ordinance for annexation.

              Mr. Muder said in the letter Mr. Smith submitted, over 80% of the property
              owners who had responded were in favor of correcting the sewer
              problems and being annexed into the City of Show Low.

              Mayor Fernau asked about any flow problems in the Ellsworth Heights
              water system. Mr. Muder said the hydrants were placed in the system a
              few years ago. He thought there might be some flow issues but nothing
              major. Mr. Patterson said he had contacted Pineview Water Company
              and did a fire flow test, which didn’t meet the current standards. He said it
              hadn’t been retested yet, but he would look into it.

              Vice Mayor Kearl asked when the improvement district was formed,
              whether it would allow them to choose the infrastructure areas to include
              or if they would have to put all the utilities under it. Mr. Muder said the
              Fawnbrook owners, for example, went to the county and formed their
              improvement district, including streets and sewer. They would have
              options on ways to fund it.

              Councilman Seymore asked if this subdivision were annexed, whether it
              would be required to have sidewalks. Mr. Muder said any application
              received prior to September 14 didn’t need to comply with the sidewalk
              requirement. The Ellsworth Heights plat was done 30 years ago and their
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              annexation request was received in August. Councilman Seymore was
              not in favor of forcing them to construct sidewalks but wanted clarification
              so people didn’t come back to ask about it.

              COUNCILMAN SEYMORE MOVED TO DIRECT STAFF TO FILE THE
              BLANK PETITION WITH THE NAVAJO COUNTY RECORDER FOR
              THIS PROPOSED ANNEXATION; SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN
              CRITTENDEN; PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

       B.     Consideration of Approval of Preliminary Plat for Whispering Trails. (Ed
              Muder)

              Mr. Muder said George Trail submitted a preliminary plat for a 72-lot
              subdivision called Whispering Trails. The proposed development was
              approximately 29.64 acres, with a 20-foot setback from all lots. A public
              road connected SR260 (Clark Road) and 43rd Avenue; all other
              subdivision roads were private.

              Mr. Muder said the property was recently rezoned through Ordinance No.
              2006-17. He said condition no. 4 of the ordinance stipulated that the
              developer would be responsible for a public street linking 43rd Avenue
              and SR260. He said at its regular meeting of September 12, the Planning
              and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the preliminary plat by
              a vote of 7 to 0, subject to specified conditions. He read the conditions
              aloud.

              1.     All development shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and
                     local requirements as well as all conditions of approval as outlined
                     in Ordinance No. 2006-17.

              2.     The developer shall be responsible for obtaining and complying
                     with the requirements of an AZPDES (Arizona Pollutant Discharge
                     Elimination System) permit.

              3.     Street names shall be finalized at the final plat stage.

              4.     Utility easements satisfactory to the Public Works Director shall be
                     included on the final plat and all related improvement plans.

              5.     The developer shall be responsible for complying with all ADOT
                     (Arizona Department of Transportation) requirements related to
                     SR260.

              6.     Improvement plans for the first phase of this development shall
                     show utility expansion and improvements to 43rd Avenue.
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                     Improvements to 43rd Avenue shall be required as part of the first
                     phase of this development unless otherwise stipulated as part of an
                     enforceable agreement, approved by the City, between property
                     owners.

              Mr. Muder said the Water and Sewer Funding Agreement, which included
              the Eagle Mountain Estates, Unit II subdivision, was an enforceable
              agreement.

              COUNCILMAN    CRITTENDEN   MOVED   TO    APPROVE   THE
              PRELIMINARY PLAT FOR WHISPERING TRAILS, SUBJECT TO THE
              CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL SPECIFIED BY THE SHOW LOW
              PLANNING   AND    ZONING  COMMISSION;   SECONDED    BY
              COUNCILWOMAN EVANS.

              Vice Mayor Kearl asked if the funding agreement needed to be referenced
              in any way. Mr. Graves said it would be part of the assurance of
              construction and not needed in the motion.

              Councilman Seymore asked if there was an emergency access on Tract D
              onto SR260. John Murphy of Murphy Engineering said there were two
              emergency accesses, one in each unit. Councilman Seymore asked if
              they would be paved. Mr. Murphy said it would be a road base standard
              with a gate through the wall on 43rd Avenue.

              MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

       C.     Consideration of Approval of Preliminary Plat for Pine Haven. (Ed Muder)

              Mr. Muder said Leonard Reichardt of BC2, L.L.C. submitted a preliminary
              plat for a subdivision called Pine Haven located at the northwest corner of
              Whipple Road and Central Avenue. The proposed development was
              approximately 39.70 acres, with a 20-foot setback from all lots. The road
              proposed for the current Owens alignment would be public; all other roads
              in the subdivision would be private. The developer indicated that only site-
              built homes would be in the development.

              Mr. Muder said at its regular meeting of September 12, the Planning and
              Zoning Commission recommended approval of the preliminary plat by a
              vote of 6 to 1 (Commissioner Matteson voted against the motion), subject
              to specified conditions. He read the conditions aloud.

              1.     All development shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and
                     local requirements.
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              2.     The developer shall be responsible for obtaining and complying
                     with the requirements of an AZPDES (Arizona Pollutant Discharge
                     Elimination System) permit.

              3.     Street names shall be finalized at the final plat stage.

              4.     Utility easements satisfactory to the Public Works Director shall be
                     included on the final plat and all related improvement plans.

              5.     The developer shall be responsible for ensuring that sidewalks are
                     constructed along both sides of the Owens extension.

              6.     Vehicle turn-arounds which meet the requirements of the City
                     Engineer shall be provided at each permanent access point.

              7.     Driveways shall be designed in such a manner so that all lots
                     directly accessing Owens shall do so in a “front first” manner.
                     Backing onto Owens shall be prohibited.

              8.     Both the Whipple and Central subdivision access roads shall be
                     built as primary ingress/egress. The Whipple entrance shall be
                     gated and used for emergency access until such time as Whipple is
                     improved. The entrance may then revert to a primary entrance.

              9.     All lots backing Owens which access a private street shall have a
                     non-vehicular access easement along Owens.

              Vice Mayor Kearl noted that Commissioner Matteson had concerns about
              traffic and asked if the agreement addressed his concerns. Mayor Fernau
              thought Commissioner Matteson’s concern was whether the developer
              was providing sidewalks. He wanted the developer to put money aside for
              sidewalks. Mr. Muder said staff agreed but City Code tried to make it fair
              to everyone.

              Vice Mayor Kearl thought there was some dissent regarding a traffic
              study. Mr. Muder said Commissioner Matteson indicated a possible need
              for a traffic study. However, it was a requirement of a planned unit
              development, not a preliminary plat. He said there would be a study
              session after the next Commission meeting to discuss it.

              Councilman Whipple asked about the access onto Whipple that would be
              gated for emergency use only until Whipple was improved. He asked if
              the developer or the City would construct the improvements. Mr. Muder
              said the improvements to Whipple discussed by the Commissioners
              involved the sidewalk issues on Whipple and Central. There was some
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              discussion of a traffic study and possibly turn lanes. Mr. Patterson said
              that turn lanes were not normally designed in the preliminary plat stage.
              They came in the improvement plan stage.

              Councilman Whipple asked what would happen if Whipple was improved
              sooner than planned and the developer made a gated main entrance onto
              Whipple, impacting traffic. Mr. Patterson said City Engineer Bill Kopp
              would look at the preliminary plat to see how many lots there were and
              require the developer to prepare an impact study.

              Vice Mayor Kearl asked if procedures were in place at the final plat stage
              to let future Council members know of concerns this Council had
              regarding the development. Mr. Muder said if sidewalks were required,
              then the money would be put in an escrow account for Whipple
              improvements. He said the Commission recommended that the Whipple
              entrance be gated until Whipple was improved.

              Councilman Whipple asked if there were some improvements on Whipple
              that could be done right now for which the developer would pay. Mr.
              Muder said not knowing if the City’s improvements to Whipple would be
              done in the next year or two, staff preferred having the developer’s money
              in an account rather than having him do something now that might not fit
              with the City’s future plans. The developer needed to know soon what his
              liabilities would be for Whipple to see if the project would move forward.

              Councilman Seymore wanted to see a checklist of conditions added to the
              preliminary plat. Mr. Muder said the preliminary plat had to be approved
              by the Commission and the Council. The Council had the right to add any
              conditions to the preliminary plat. Mr. Maag said that one condition could
              be to put engineering costs for turn lanes and sidewalks into an escrow
              account. Mr. Muder said that was why staff wanted to meet with the
              Commission and approve this process to be fair to all applicants.

              Mr. Maag said the traffic study would trigger the need for turn lanes and
              the Council could mandate a traffic study.

              Mr. Murphy said the way the process usually worked was once a
              preliminary plat was done and improvement plans started, he met with the
              City Engineer. If the City Engineer had traffic concerns, he would ask for
              a traffic impact analysis, which would include whether or not turn lanes
              were warranted. He said the developer could eliminate the entrance onto
              Whipple and just keep it as an emergency access. If traffic was spread
              onto Central and Whipple, it would not impact either street. There was a
              condition to construct sidewalks on both sides of the Owens extension and
              the developer agreed to provide them. There was also a requirement to
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              put sidewalk improvements on Whipple and Central. He said these were
              a lot of improvements for one developer to provide to the City. He didn’t
              think this developer should be singled out to provide an unusual amount of
              offsite public improvements.

              Mayor Fernau asked if he would consider putting sidewalks on one side of
              Owens, although he felt that Central and Whipple needed sidewalks on
              both sides.

              Mr. Murphy said the developer was willing to have some kind of detached
              path or walkway on Central if the City would consider letting him do that in
              front of the development. He said the problem was not knowing what was
              planned for Whipple. There might be a need for three lanes there but it
              wasn’t known now. It would be difficult to estimate what his costs or
              liabilities would be. He said the developer would be happy to do Owens
              and Central and then have the City come back and do Whipple. The
              developer could make it an emergency-only access on Whipple.

              Mayor Fernau suggested putting money aside at today’s costs for future
              curb, gutter, and sidewalks along Whipple.

              Councilman Seymore said if the developer improved Central and Owens,
              maybe the City could improve Whipple. He felt it was generous if the
              developer did Central plus both sides of Owens since the City still didn’t
              know what would happen on Whipple.

              Mr. Maag said if a traffic analysis were done and a turn lane on Whipple
              was warranted, then some amount should be set aside for improvements
              to Whipple. Mr. Murphy said they would just put an emergency-only
              access gate on Whipple. Mr. Maag still felt it was good to put aside
              money for future Whipple improvements.

              Councilman Whipple noted that recommendation no. 9 of the Commission
              Decision stated that the Whipple entrance would be gated and used for
              emergency access until such time as Whipple was improved. Mr. Muder
              said that was a Commission-added condition. Staff was trying to be
              consistent with what had been done in the past. Timber Ridge had a
              gated entrance onto Whipple until improvements to Whipple were done.

              Councilman Kelley said any changes to the City Code needed to be
              expedited. Mr. Maag said this developer had three collector streets along
              his development which made it difficult.

              Vice Mayor Kearl felt the Council needed to retain some flexibility as there
              was no one way that worked for every development. One hundred
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              thirteen lots at a major intersection weren’t the same as 43 lots in the
              hinterlands. If sidewalks on collector roads were the standard, then the
              City needed to deal with that. The location of this development was
              unique. Mr. Muder agreed with being flexible, but standards in the City
              Code were important so that when developers came in, staff could deal
              fairly with all of them.

              Councilwoman Evans asked if the open space was a detention pond. Mr.
              Muder thought it was a detention pond or a drainage area but open space
              wasn’t required for standard preliminary plats. It was a requirement for
              multi-family developments and planned unit developments. Mr. Murphy
              clarified that it was open space and the trees would be left there.

              COUNCILMAN   CRITTENDEN   MOVED   TO   APPROVE  THE
              PRELIMINARY PLAT FOR PINE HAVEN, SUBJECT TO THE
              CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL SPECIFIED BY THE SHOW LOW
              PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION, AND FURTHER APPROVE
              THE    COMMITMENTS    MADE   BY   THE    DEVELOPER’S
              REPRESENTATIVE FOR IMPROVEMENTS ALONG CENTRAL
              AVENUE; SECONDED BY COUNCILWOMAN EVANS.

              Mr. Muder asked for clarification of the motion and whether it should
              include the sidewalks on Central and one side on Owens or not. Mayor
              Fernau felt the motion should include the sidewalk on Whipple, one side
              on Owens, and both sides of Central to include a path and landscaping.

              COUNCILMAN CRITTENDEN AMENDED HIS MOTION AND MOVED
              TO APPROVE THE PRELIMINARY PLAT FOR PINE HAVEN, SUBJECT
              TO THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL SPECIFIED BY THE SHOW
              LOW PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION; AMENDING
              CONDITION NO. 5 THAT STATES, “THE DEVELOPER SHALL BE
              RESPONSIBLE   FOR   ENSURING    THAT   SIDEWALKS    ARE
              CONSTRUCTED ALONG BOTH SIDES OF THE OWENS EXTENSION,”
              TO “THE DEVELOPER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING
              THAT A SIDEWALK IS CONSTRUCTED ON ONE SIDE OF OWENS
              AND UPGRADING THE LANDSCAPING AND PATH ON CENTRAL
              AVENUE”; AND ADDING CONDITION NO. 10 THAT STATES, “THE
              DEVELOPER SHALL COMMIT TO PAY FOR SIDEWALKS ON
              WHIPPLE AT TODAY’S COST”; COUNCILWOMAN EVANS
              SECONDED THE AMENDED MOTION.

              Councilman Whipple asked if there would be some type of fence on one
              side of Owens where houses backed up to the road. Mr. Muder said yes,
              adding that was probably the side where the sidewalk would be placed.
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              MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

       D.     Consideration of Resolution No. R2006-46 Revoking Resolution No.
              R2006-37 and Authorizing an Application to the Greater Arizona
              Development Authority for Financial Assistance Pursuant to Title 41,
              Chapter 10, Article 8, Arizona Revised Statutes. (Michael Maag)

              Mr. Maag said on August 15 the Council adopted a nonbinding resolution
              approving a GADA (Greater Arizona Development Authority) application
              for road improvements. Since that time staff identified three other projects
              that might be good candidates for low-cost bond money. These included
              police vehicles, a jet fuel truck, and airport hangar construction.

              Mr. Maag explained that the Council had previously discussed the
              feasibility of a City-owned hangar and leasing it to tenants. He noted that
              Mr. Wiss had talked to a number of people interested in doing business at
              the Show Low Regional Airport. Mr. Wiss said he was working with an air
              charter operator, an air ambulance operator, and a combined firefighting
              office for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs. There was
              also a gentleman in Pinetop that worked with aircraft and a turbine jet
              engine mechanic that were looking to relocate.

              Mr. Maag said the City would be financing the bond through GADA. Staff
              would bring this to the Council in final form on October 3 or 17. If this was
              not done this fall, GADA would issue bonds again next spring but there
              was no guarantee what the interest rate would be at that time.

              Vice Mayor Kearl asked staff to provide information on what the optimum
              debt service would be since there were four disparate items and each one
              would be financed differently. He said a commercial hangar owned by the
              City to entice the businesses mentioned was very attractive but
              questioned if the City wanted to go into debt to buy a hangar and how
              quickly the money could be recouped. He said it would be different than a
              20-year payback for Old Linden Road.

              Mr. Maag said the bonds were being issued at a AAA rating, which had
              the lowest possible interest rate. There were eight municipalities within
              Arizona taking advantage of this issuance, meaning the City would pay
              one-eighth of the closing costs.

              Councilman Kelley was in favor of this item but wanted more details about
              the projected income from the hangar and how long it would take to repay
              the debt.
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               COUNCILMAN KELLEY MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. R2006-
               46 RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. R2006-37 AND AUTHORIZING AN
               APPLICATION TO THE GREATER ARIZONA DEVELOPMENT
               AUTHORITY    FOR   FINANCIAL   ASSISTANCE    FOR   ROAD
               IMPROVEMENTS, POLICE VEHICLES, AN AIRPORT FUEL TRUCK,
               AND AIRPORT HANGAR CONSTRUCTION; SECONDED BY VICE
               MAYOR KEARL.

               Councilman Whipple asked that the motion include that details about the
               projects and debt repayment be given to the Council for review before the
               bond documents were brought before the Council for approval.

               COUNCILMAN KELLEY AMENDED HIS MOTION AND MOVED TO
               ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. R2006-46 RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO.
               R2006-37 AND AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION TO THE GREATER
               ARIZONA    DEVELOPMENT     AUTHORITY    FOR   FINANCIAL
               ASSISTANCE FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, POLICE VEHICLES, AN
               AIRPORT FUEL TRUCK, AND AIRPORT HANGAR CONSTRUCTION
               WITH THE STIPULATION THAT DETAILS ABOUT THE PROJECTS
               AND DEBT REPAYMENT BE GIVEN TO THE COUNCIL FOR REVIEW
               PRIOR TO BOND ISSUANCE APPROVAL; VICE MAYOR KEARL
               SECONDED THE AMENDED MOTION; PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 7.    CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

       Any citizen desiring to speak on a matter that IS NOT scheduled on this agenda
       may do so at this time. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person
       and shall be addressed to the City Council as a whole, and not to any individual
       member. Issues raised shall be limited to those within the jurisdiction of the City
       Council. Pursuant to the Arizona Open Meeting Law, the City Council cannot
       discuss or act on items presented at this time. At the conclusion of the call to the
       public, individual City Council members may (1) respond to criticism made by
       those who have spoken, (2) ask staff to review a matter, and (3) ask that a matter
       be put on a future agenda.

       None.

 8.    SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS:

       A.      Council Members

               Councilman Crittenden clarified that the Council would continue the study
               session after the conclusion of tonight’s regular meeting.
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              Vice Mayor Kearl thanked those who attended the Community Forum III
              held in the library. Ideas were shared and discussed about downtown
              Show Low. He said several who attended were from the Torreon area
              and he appreciated their participation. He suggested that one opportunity
              to support the community would occur on October 29 and 30 at Show Low
              Main Street’s fundraising golf tournament. He urged citizens to enter a
              team or help sponsor this event.

       B.     Mayor

              Mayor Fernau said the Run to the Pines car parade would start at the
              Double D Furniture parking lot at 4:00 p.m. Friday. There would be
              several hundred vehicles going east on the Deuce of Clubs and then
              south on White Mountain Road. He invited the public to view the cars.

              Mayor Fernau said the Show Low chapter of the Experimental Aircraft
              Association was sponsoring a fly-in at the St. Johns Regional Airport
              Saturday from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. They would offer free rides to kids ages
              10 to 17 and breakfast served.

              Mayor Fernau said a group from Torreon would meet at the library
              tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. to pull weeds. Anyone wanting to help was
              welcome. Wal-Mart donated $100 worth of mulch and bulbs to plant at the
              library. This resulted from the public forum held by Vice Mayor Kearl.

       C.     City Manager

              Mr. Maag said there were new cameras installed in the Council Chambers
              that would provide a better picture to those watching City 4 TV.

              Mr. Maag said the City owed a debt of gratitude to Congressman Renzi for
              his efforts on Show Low’s behalf for securing $750,000 to help with
              constructing the Scott Ranch Road extension. This funding was in
              addition to the $1 million he secured for this project in 2005.

              Mr. Maag said the building that housed the Council Chambers would be
              vacated in November and that new chambers would be built upstairs at
              the library, 180 North 9th Street. The magistrate and justice courts would
              move to the former north junior high school campus. Due to the move, no
              meetings in November would be televised, including Council, Commission,
              and school board.

              Mr. Maag said the City’s portion of the construction at the White Mountain
              Road and Woolford intersection would be completed today. The signal
              light would be operational on Friday.
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              Mr. Maag said Navajo County had presented the City with an American
              flag for the main upstairs conference room at the library. He thanked the
              county for the gift.

              Mr. Maag said 24 police officers recently completed their annual physical
              agility testing with 17 scoring over 500. A score of 380 was considered
              passing, so for over 70% of the officers to score 500+ was exceptional.
              No one could recall anyone ever achieving a perfect score of 600.

              Mr. Maag thanked Alta Sierra Veterinary Clinic for providing a low-cost
              rabies clinic on Saturday at which 60 dogs were vaccinated. The City
              provided this service at least once a year.

              Mr. Maag said many people were enjoying the new library. Since its
              opening in July 2006, the number of patrons now averaged 500 a day, an
              increase of almost 20% over last year.

              Mr. Maag said the City’s final budget for fiscal year 2006-07 would be
              available on the City’s website in the next couple weeks.

              Mr. Maag said Show Low DEAL, the City’s award-winning afterschool
              program, had registered 40 kids this fall, the largest participation since it
              began two years ago.

              Mr. Maag said preparation work was being done to put up Christmas lights
              in City Park, the aquatic center, Festival Marketplace, and library. The
              lights wouldn’t be turned on until November. A special display was
              planned this year at the aquatic center with trees decorated with LCD
              lights that changed colors while Christmas carols were playing.

              Councilman Crittenden reported that he attended the Navajo County Fair
              for the first time. He commented on all the exhibits and encouraged
              others to attend next year.

              Councilman Seymore said he had previously encouraged the City to
              spend money to participate in the Fourth of July parade next year and said
              he would propose spending more on the Christmas lighting this year to
              make it bigger and better.

 9.    SCHEDULING OF MEETINGS:

       Scheduling of meetings, which may be brought up at this time.
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       Special meetings were scheduled for Thursday, September 21, beginning at 5:15
       p.m. and Tuesday, September 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall
       conference room to interview applicants for the General Plan Advisory
       Committee.

       Mr. Maag said since the Council Chambers were being moved, staff asked that
       the Regular Council meeting scheduled for November 21 and the Planning and
       Zoning Commission meeting for November 28 be canceled. Staff needed time to
       set up the new chambers.

       Mr. Maag said the Mayor and Council Members Association Meeting would be
       held at Licano’s at noon on Monday, October 2. He added that the Council
       Retreat would be held Saturday, October 21, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Licano’s.

10.    ADJOURNMENT.

       There being no further business to be brought before the Council, MAYOR
       FERNAU ADJOURNED THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SHOW LOW CITY
       COUNCIL OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 AT 8:32 P.M.

ATTEST:                                         APPROVED:


________________________________                ________________________________
Ann Kurasaki, City Clerk                        Rick Fernau, Mayor

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                                  CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of
the REGULAR MEETING of the City Council of Show Low held on September 19,
2006. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was
present.

Dated this _____day of ________________, 2006.

(SEAL)
                                                ________________________________
                                                Ann Kurasaki, City Clerk

								
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