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					GRAHAM COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS)
                                                                (SS.SAFFORD, AZ October 20, 2008
STATE OF ARIZONA, COUNTY OF GRAHAM)

        The Graham County Board of Supervisors met in a regular session this date with the following
present:

         James A. Palmer                      Chairman
         Mark C. Herrington                   Member
         Drew John                            Member
         Terry Cooper                         Clerk
         Judy Dickerson                       Deputy Clerk

       Chairman Palmer called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Upon motion of Supervisor John, seconded by Supervisor Herrington, the minutes of the Board Meeting
Work Session and Special Session held on October 6, 2008 and the Board of Equalization Meeting held
on October 14, 2008 were unanimously approved.

       County Manager Terry Cooper requested approval of Resolution 2008-04 for Fair Housing. Upon
motion of Supervisor Herrington, seconded by Supervisor John, the request was unanimously approved.

                                                RESOLUTION 2008-04

         A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF GRAHAM COUNTY, ARIZONA ADOPTING A
         FAIR HOUSING POLICY MAKING KNOWN ITS COMMITMENT TO THE PRINCIPLE OF FAIR
         HOUSING, AND DESCRIBING ACTIONS IT SHALL UNDERTAKE TO AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHER FAIR
         HOUSING.

WHEREAS, the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended requires that all applicants for
Community Development Block Grant funds certify that they shall affirmatively further fair housing; and

WHEREAS, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (commonly known as the Federal Fair Housing Act) and the Fair Housing
Amendments Act of 1988 declare a national policy to prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing and
financing of housing or land to be used for the construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services, on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; and

WHEREAS, fairness is the foundation of the American system and reflects traditional American values; and

WHEREAS, discriminatory housing practices undermine the strength and vitality of America and its people; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Supervisors of Graham County do hereby wish all persons
living, working, doing business in or traveling through this community to know that:

Discrimination in sale, rental, leasing and financing of housing, or in the provision of brokerage services, on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; and

Within available resources, Graham County will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against in
housing issues on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin to seek equity
under existing Federal or State laws and to file a complaint with the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney
General’s Office or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and
The Graham County shall publicize this Resolution and thereby encourage owners of rental properties, developers,
builders and others involved with housing to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights under
the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and any applicable State or local laws
or ordinances; and

That Graham County shall undertake the following additional actions to “affirmatively further fair housing” such
as:

       Mail this resolution to the appropriate entities in real estate, banking and development communities;

       Locate brochures related to Fair Housing in the Planning and Zoning Office; and

       Post copies of this Resolution in the County buildings, such as the General Services Building, Courthouse,
        and the Health Department.
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PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE GRAHAM COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS on the 20 day of October, 2008.

_______________________________
James A. Palmer, Chairman
Graham County Board of Supervisors

ATTEST:                                    APPROVED AS TO FORM:
_______________________________            ______________________________
Terry Cooper, Clerk of the Board           Kenneth Angle, County Attorney

       Manager Cooper requested approval of the Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement between
Graham County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Coronado
National Forest. Upon motion of Supervisor John, seconded by Supervisor Herrington, the request was
unanimously approved.

         Under current events Supervisor Herrington reported on the following: Meeting with U.S.
Census Bureau on the 2010 Census; 10/10/08 Fair Parade, luncheon and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony;
10/14/08 Board of Equalization Meeting; 10/15/08 meeting with the AYSO on expansion of the soccer
fields at the fair grounds; 10/15/08 meeting with a teachers group to discuss the pros and cons of the
2008 Ballot Propositions; 10/17/08 meeting with constituents on ranch roads; 10/17/08 attended the
half time events to receive an honor for the County’s contribution through S.A.V.E., for the ball field
lights

        Supervisor John reported on the following: Attended an ATV Jamboree to honor Senator Jake
Flake; attended the Water Shed meeting; met with constituents to discuss subdivision ordinances and
regulations; attended the Prayer Breakfast; 10/10/08 Fair Parade, luncheon and Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony; meeting with Arizona Department of Real Estate to discuss subdivisions; attended Safford All
School Reunion football game.

        Supervisor Palmer reported on the following: Meeting with the Arizona Department of Real
Estate to discuss subdivisions; 10/10/08 Fair Parade, luncheon and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony; 10/15/08
meeting with the IT Department and County Supervisors Association on a communication plan;
10/19/08 attended a Pima neighborhood meeting to discuss the pros and cons on the 2008 Ballot
Propositions
        Demands and hand written warrants were unanimously approved upon motion of Supervisor
Herrington, seconded by Chairman Palmer. Pursuant to the provisions of A.R.S. §11-217, as amended in
1996, those demands/warrants for any supplier which total more than $1,000.00 are as follows:

SUPPLIER/PURPOSE                                                     AMOUNT OF WARRANT

Altech Refrigeration                                                 $3,044.70
Arizona Department of Economic Security                              $8,729.48
Boulevard Service                                                    $1,184.87
C.E.S. City Electric Supply                                          $4,809.11
Calence, LLC                                                         $1,248.11
Canteen / Compass Group                                              $20,240.81
Carquest                                                             $1,863.90
CDW Government, Inc.                                                 $6,295.29
Channen Day Attorney at Law                                          $4,500.00
Chap Ministries                                                      $2,500.00
City of Safford Utilities                                            $31,239.76
DIDS LLC – DBA Stree Time                                            $2,600.00
Ektron                                                               $2,016.00
Elections Operations Service                                         $21,074.65
ESRI                                                                 $1,817.83
Greenlee County Sheriff’s Department                                 $42,075.00
Home Depot Credit Services                                           $1,901.52
Intercomp, Inc.                                                      $2,875.44
Jeffrey Jorgensen                                                    $1,637.50
Josi Y. Lopez                                                        $3,600.00
Kenneth B. Larson PA C                                               $5,155.00
Medicap Pharmacy                                                     $1,445.06
Meredith Little                                                      $2,674.51
Michael D. Peterson, P.C.                                            $1,500.00
Morris Safford Funeral Home                                          $1,150.00
Mt Graham Regional Medical Center                                    $9,458.80
New Horizons                                                         $1,320.00
Noble Medical, Inc.                                                  $2,562.02
Parsons Brinkerhoff                                                  $43,825.72
Pitney Bowes 6569347                                                 $1,492.16
Professional Counseling Assoc.                                       $1,330.00
Quill                                                                $1,475.83
Quill Acct 2304735                                                   $1,879.59
Qwest                                                                $2,085.85
Safford Auto Supply                                                  $1,116.64
Shannon Morris                                                       $1,387.50
U.S. Post Office                                                     $15,000.00
Union Distributing Co.                                               $26,025.30
Wash Tub Laundromat                                                  $3,717.00
Waxie Sanitary Supply                                                $2,424.80
Xerox                                                                $1,127.83

         Colleen Goodwin made a presentation on the Sixth Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Program
and invited the board to attend the ceremonies to be held on December 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the
City of Safford Annex Building.
        Chairman Palmer announced that it was the date and time to hold a public hearing on the
following items, and Planning & Zoning Director Will Wright gave background information on the
applications:

       1.    Zoning map change requested by Jimmy Meredith REZ #720-08 (APN 106-20-337B) to
            change the present “A” (General Use) zone to “C-2” (General Commercial) zone for the
            purpose of opening a restaurant. Situs address is 1070 W. Swift Trail.

            Jodi Kusick spoke against the change stating issues with parking and noise.

            Jimmy Meredith explained that he did not intend to put a bar in and that the restaurant
            would be small and was intended to serve the residents of the area.

            Upon motion of Supervisor Herrington, seconded by Supervisor John, the request was
            unanimously approved.

       2. Development Plan DP 2008-13 for “Mountain View RV Park & Resort” (APN 103-25-030A).
          Applicant is Dealers Edge LLC. Property is approximately 32 acres on which 260 spaces will
          be placed. Situs address is southwest of Morris Road and Greenwell Road. No one spoke
          for or against the request. Planning & Zoning Director Will Wright explained that there is no
          analysis from ADWR and there has been no further activity on the project. No one spoke for
          or against this request. Upon motion of Supervisor John, seconded by Supervisor
          Herrington, the request was unanimously denied.

       3. Preliminary Plat, PP 2008-13 for “Sierra Del Sol” subdivision, (APN 113-03-002A). Applicant
          is Ted Prina. Property is 530 acres. Situs address is Hwy 191 and Artesia Road and Stockton
          Road.

            Ted Prina explained that the development would include residential and commercial
            property. He talked about law enforcement and fire protection for the development. Mr.
            Prina stated that he had a “Will Serve” letter from the City of Safford which addresses the
            issues of water and waste water.

            Virginia Valenzuela expressed continuing concerns about water quality and availability.

            Paulette LaBlance read a letter from Gordon Pike who represents the Artesia Concerned
            Citizens Group. In his letter Mr. Pike asked that the developer provide a statement from the
            City of Safford Council stating they will provide all utility information on the project prior to
            Preliminary Plat approval. He further asked that this information be provided in order that
            the public can comment before approval to go forward.

            Chairman Palmer explained that procedures had been followed in the efforts to get the
            Preliminary Plat approved and that future discussions on the issues would continue to be
            open to the public.

            Upon motion of Chairman Palmer, seconded by Supervisor Herrington, the request was
            unanimously approved.
4. Final Plat FP 2006-06 for “Pinaleno Trails” subdivision (APN 104-15-012) requested by Ted
   Prina. Property is 65 acres. Situs address is Northwest Corner of Hwy 70 and Webster Road
   in Central. No one spoke for or against this request. Upon motion of Supervisor John,
   seconded by Supervisor Herrington, the request was unanimously approved upon
   contingency of the confirmation letter for sewer, the CC&R recorded and a variance for the
   height of a proposed wall near an R.V. storage area.

5. Road name requested by Debbie Claridge. Proposed name is “Summers Place” (APN 109-
   14-113). Situs address is west off Black Rock Road. No one spoke for or against this request.
   Upon motion of Supervisor Herrington, seconded by Supervisor John, the request was
   unanimously approved.

6. Road name requests by Arizona Land & Ranches Inc. Proposed road names are “Sky Island
   Road”, “Aravaipa Trail”, “Walnut Road”, “Gardner Road”, “Powers Road”, “Winchester
   Trail”, “Santa Teresa Road”, “Cedar Ridge Rd”, “West Peak Pass”, “Bluejay Pass”, “Song Dog
   Trail”, “Pronghorn Pass”, “Sheepwash Road”, “Red Tail Road”, “Rolling Hill Lp”, “Grey Hawk
   Pass”, “Aplamado Road”, “Phoebe Trail”, “Ringtail Loop”, “Pipestem Road”, “Skytop Ridge
   Road”, “Starpoint Lane”, “Rock Ridge Rd”. Situs address is Eureka Springs Ranch. No one
   spoke for or against this request. Upon motion of Supervisor Herrington, seconded by
   Supervisor John, the request was unanimously approved.

7. Zoning map change requested by Mitchell Shores REZ#719-08 (APN 106-16-053C) to change
   present “A” (General Use) zone to “C-2” (General Commercial) zone for the purpose of
   future development. The property is approximately 1.75 acres. Situs address is on the east
   side of Hwy 191 north of Swift Trail. No one spoke for or against this request. Upon motion
   of Supervisor John, seconded by Supervisor Herrington, the request was unanimously
   approved.

8. Preliminary Plat PP 2008-17 “Desert Forest” subdivision (APN 103-28-001B & 103-28-018B)
   requested by Forest Wright. Property is 44.36 acres. Situs address is on Stockton Road
   adjacent to the county fairgrounds.

   Tom Palmer with PLS Group discussed the proposed site and the “Intent to Serve” letter
   from the City of Safford for water and sewer. He talked about drainage issues, plans to deal
   with flooding, widening of the road and emergency exits.

   Upon motion of Supervisor Herrington, seconded by Supervisor John, the request was
   unanimously approved subject to connecting to City of Safford water & sewer, addressing
   drainage concerns, secondary access to the west & Stockton Road improvements.

9. Petition of Exception DP #2008-18 (APN 105-47-004) requested by the Corporation of the
   Presiding Bishop. Request for an exception in the height restriction in the Graham County
   Planning & Zoning Ordinance for the purpose of building a spire on the proposed temple
   and steeple on the proposed church. Situs address is 5291 W. Highway 70, Central. No one
   spoke for or against this request. Upon motion of Supervisor Herrington, seconded by
   Supervisor John, the request was unanimously approved.
        Under call to the Public Terry Cooper, for Joe Carter representing ADOT, announced a meeting
for public input on long range transportation plans for Graham County to be held on November 10, 2008
at the General Services Building.

        There being no further business and upon motion of Supervisor Herrington, seconded by
Supervisor John the meeting was adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

        Chairman Palmer called the first Work Session to order at 9:45 a.m. Those in attendance in
addition to the Board were:

          Steve Puzas             Highway Superintendent
          Michael Bryce           County Engineer
          Will Wright             Planning & Zoning Director
          Casey Faunce            Park/Fair/Racing Director
          Kenny Angle             County Attorney
          Terry Cooper            Clerk
          Preston Clonts          AYSO

          Various park issues were discussed including the need for additional soccer fields.

          The Work Session was adjourned at 11:25 a.m.

        Chairman Palmer called the second Work Session to order at 11:25 a.m. Those in attendance in
addition to the Board were:

          Steve Puzas             Highway Superintendent
          Michael Bryce           County Engineer
          Will Wright             Planning & Zoning Director
          Terry Cooper            Clerk

          Various highway issues were discussed and several areas were toured.

          The Work Session was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.


                                                  GRAHAM COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

                                                  __________________________________________
                                                  James A. Palmer, Chairman
ATTEST:

______________________________
Terry Cooper, Board Clerk

				
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