1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
51 City owned Traffic Signals
Most operate stand alone
Favor mainline operation
In ground detection
Two existing interconnect systems
Downtown system: Gurley, Marina, to McCormick and Montezuma. Uses timing offsets, peak directional flow.
Sheldon/Montezuma/Whipple/WCR System - Sheldon @ Marina to WCR @ Gail Gardner Way. Timing based, limited progression.
Steve Blair offers specific suggestions as to potential issues.
Efficiency measures in use:
- Right turn overlaps
- Permissive and protected perm. Lefts
- Favor main line movements
- Time of Day (TOD) timing patterns
- SR89 Widening in the Dells
- Overnight RV parking on streets
- Rosser Street (cross town connector)
Rosser Street (cross town connector)
Challenges to overcome
No grid system, uneven blocks & close intersection spacing
Uneven volumes and demand from side streets
Phil Goode thinks that a study would be good, but it would be expensive. He thinks they need a better comprehensive plan.
They are wondering why striping is taking so long?
- Implement WCR Corridor Intelligent Transportation Systems Project ((% paid from Streets Impact Fee) 14 signals
- Consider flashing yellow arrow or trailing left implementation
- Upgrade signal detection and timing at intersections
- Implement more TOD timing plans
- Opportunities for future coordination and expansion
- Prima facia speed laws (25 MPH)
- Local ordinances (15 MPH in alleyways)
- Arterial Speed Zone Policy
- Standard Practice/Engineering judgment
- 85th % speeds
- Road side zoning and development
- Geometrics, sight visibility, Ped/Bike facilities
Speed Limit Review Locations
- Copper Basin Road
- Sheldon Street
- Williamson Valley Road
- Iron Springs Road
- Willow Creek Road
Speed Limit impact
- Enforcement levels and speed traps
- Citizen perception
Some speeds are being slowed down - for example, through the Dells it will be 45 MPH, not 50.
Build-outs are great, but they limit what can be done in the intersection.
- Don't fit don't park signing on Gurley Street
- 2 or 3 HR parking & the Parking Garage
- All-way pedestrian crossing at Gurley
- Delivery Truck Parking - Cortez 3 lane concept
These policy changes are presented as a draft, not as a final decision.
Councilman Goode is concerned that some of the incentives we've offered will no longer be valid.
This new policy doesn't name a certain AF as being allocated (which nobody pays attention to anyway)
This new policy will be relying heavily on the new models.
Phil Goode thinks they are creating a too liberal "growth policy".
Phil Goode thinks if they look at a smaller number of acre feet that can be administratively approved to start with, they can always expand it later in the future.
Blair agrees with Goode. He wants reports on how much water is being used.
Howard Mechanic - is concerned about the lack of mention regarding safe yield.
Due to time constraints, this issue was postponed.
1. CALL TO ORDER
Pastor Whitney Walters with Willow Hills Baptist Church
4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
5. ROLL CALL
Rodeo Week 2019
Read by Councilman Steve Sischka.
7. CONSENT AGENDA
C. Adopt Resolution No. 2019-1705, approving the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Prescott Unified School District for School Resource Officer Services IGA (City Contract No. 2019-256). Funding coming from 75% PUSD and 25% from the General Fund.
H. Award of City Contract 2019-248 to Lester's Joinery for the replacement of the Grace Spark's Activity Center windows in the amount of $63,300.00. Funding is available in the Facilities Management Fund.
Consent agenda passes unanimously.
8. CONSENT ORDINANCE
This ordinance has been postponed.
9. LIQUOR LICENSE AGENDA
A. NEW LICENSES
1. Public Hearing and consideration for a New liquor license application for a Series 7 Beer & Wine Bar liquor license from Kathryn Gentner Phelan, applicant, for Soul Ride; Location: 230 S. Montezuma Street.
A citizen is protesting the liquor license - to prevent the pervasive normalization of drinking behavior with biking behavior. She says it is within 300 feet of Mile High Middle School.
She points out that the context of this business is within an interscholastic area.
Despite the citizen protest, the license application was approved.
The motion passes 6-0.
10. REGULAR AGENDA
Dr. Askari thanks the Council.
He wants to make sure that Northern Arizona residents will no longer have to go to Phoenix!
After 2 years of going through P&Z, Dr. Askari says this was harder than medical school!
Motion passes 6-0.
Motion passes unanimously, 6-0.
C. Approval of Contract Amendment 2019-069A2 to Dibble Engineering for Airport general architecture and engineering services for Prescott Regional Airport, revising contract language to align with the current City Procurement Code.
Many exciting things at the Airport:
- Received Outstanding Airport Award in Western Region.
- Broken records with enplanements.
- Skywest will add additional seasonal flights this November and December. Schedule to be announced in the near future.
This motion is to adhere to current procurement code.
Passes unanimously 5-0 (Councilman Sischka had to excuse himself.)
D. Approval of Authorization of Services No. 6, 7 and 8 (Amendment Contract Nos. 2019-069A6, 2019-069A7, and 2019-069A8) to Dibble Engineering for additional services for the New Airport Passenger Terminal Design for a total cost of $101,318.26.
Construction costs are projected to be higher than expected. They will be looking for $3M in savings.
Motin passes unanimously, 5-0.
This helps to rehabilitate and replace aging and deteriorate piping. It will also increase efficiencies of the lift station.
Motion passes unanimously. 5-0
F. Public Hearing for the FY2020 Budget, Expenditure Limitation, and Tax Levies; at Special Meeting Adoption of Resolution No. 2019-1709 Adopting the Final FY2020 Budget, Expenditure Limitation, and City Job Roster
$220,068,922 for the Fiscal Year 2020. It is an increase of 15.1%.
Phil Goode is voting against the budget because it does not call for the original Annual Required Contribution (ARC) for the PSPRS. However the budget does call for the Council to pay the current ARC. Because of the reduction of the current PSPRS debt, the ARC has been reduced by PSPRS. They are making ALL required payments, plus all funds from revenue from the Prop 443 tax that is collected.