07 January 2019

Review: Mesa City Council Study Session 03 Jan 2018

This was the first meeting this new year 2019. If you have the time, take a look and listen to the streaming Video that was uploaded to YouTube - five days later only 15 people have bothered to view it. Does that tell you anything about the continuing failure to engage and involve the public in the government you elected???
At the rate that is going it certainly looks like the same-old "business-as-usual" . . .SHAME.
The most time spent on a single item starts at 10:48 into the uploaded video supplied by Mesa Channel 11 that is inserted below: It's a whopping 191-page "clean audit" provided by an independent third-party accounting form that few people can understand. City Manager Chris Brady gives it a good-go as you can see by the smile-on-his-face, backed up Irma and Mike, while he fields questions and discussions around the table from just a couple of City Councilmembers. Today Candace Cannistraro [and "her crew"] might shed some light on the details taking another look at that single ITEM 6: Take action on the following recommendation from the Audit, Finance and Enterprise Committee:
*6-a File #19-0003
Accepting the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018
Accepting the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018.
Attachments: 1. Overview of Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual
2. Presentation - Audit, Finance and Enterprise Committee
3. City of Mesa June 30 2018 CAFR

Today there's both another Study Session

FINAL AGENDA CITY COUNCIL MEETING @ 5:45 pm is inserted farther down [13 pgs] 
Source: Mesa Legistar Council, Committee & Board Research Center
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MESA CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION from Thu 03 Jan @ 07:30 am
Published on Jan 3, 2019
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Streaming 47:10 vid uploaded to YouTube
 
Alternative option from City-owned Mesa Channel 11  please visit:http://mesa11.com/vod/?show=1722 

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City Council Study Session
Meeting Agenda - Final
Roll Call (City Council members participate in person or by telephone conference call.)
1 Review items on the agenda for the January 7, 2019 regular Council meeting.
2 Presentations/Action Items: 19-0006

Hear a presentation, discuss, and provide direction on the auction of City-owned property on the northwest corner of Thomas and Recker Roads. Item  2-a
3 Hear reports on meetings and/or conferences attended.
4 Scheduling of meetings and general information.
5 Adjournment.¹

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File #: 19-0006   
Type: Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Study Session
On agenda: 1/7/2019
Title: Hear a presentation, discuss, and provide direction on the auction of City-owned property on the northwest corner of Thomas and Recker Roads.
Attachments: 1. Presentation
2. Council Memo 

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Memorandum 
TO:  Mayor and City Council
THROUGH: Karolyn Kent, Assistant City Manager
FROM: 

Kim Fallbeck, Real Estate Administrator
Angelica Guevara, Development Services Project Manager
SUBJECT: Thomas and Recker Land Auction
DATE: January 3, 2019
This memo is intended to provide information on the Thomas and Recker Land Auction.  The property is approximately 132.54 acres and is located at the northwest corner of Thomas and Recker roads. 

The City acquired the property in 1998 with General Obligation Bonds for $4,026,000 with the intent of using it for future open space needs and public use. 
The property has a current appraised value of $15,600,000. 
It has a sewer lift station accessed on Star Valley Street from Recker Road that will be carved out and retained by the City. 
Since the property was purchased by the City using General Obligation Bonds, $4 million of the sales proceeds will be used to pay down outstanding principal or invest in another project for public use within two years after the property transfer.
Based on the current interest in this property, and the surrounding development, residential land use is anticipated by City staff.  The final development patterns and densities will be determined as part of the land entitlement process.
Staff has reviewed the process that the Town of Gilbert used for a live auction and combined it with the City policies expressed in Management Policy 208. 

In addition to the City’s notice requirements, staff recommends following the Arizona Revised Statutes requirements for notice, which provide for more notice in the newspaper and additional physical property postings at the property for sale.  
Staff proposes the following schedule:
 January 16, 2019 Post Auction Notice on City Website and Post Site
 January 18, 19, and 20, 2019 Advertise in Local Newspaper
 February 4, 2019 Pre-Auction Conference
 February 19, 2019 Deadline to Receive Questions
 February 21, 2019 Deadline for Staff to Post Answers
 March 7, 2019  Auction and Review of Bids
 March 11, 2019 - tentative Open Escrow
TBD Council Reviews Proposed Purchase Contract from Highest Bidder


Bidders will be required to provide a $250,000 Cashier’s Check to participate in the auction which will be held on Thursday, March 7th. 

Bids will be made in $50,000 increments and the successful bidder will be required to provide an additional Cashier’s Check totaling 5% of the winning bid amount to open escrow upon review and approval by the City. 
March 11, 2019 is the tentative date for opening escrow.
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PRESENTATION Thomas and Recker Land Auction [10 pgs]
City Council Study Session
January 7, 2019
Christine Zielonka, Development Services Director and Beth Huning, City Engineer 

The Property
• Northwest corner of Thomas and Recker Roads

• 1/3 mile north of the Loop 202
• Approximately 132 acres
• NamoTalley located to the north and Red Mountain Ranch is located to the east
• Current appraised value $15.6M     

Future Land Use
• Interest From Residential Developers

• Use Will Primarily be Restricted to Residential
• Final Approval of Land Use and Intensity by Council
• Public Involvement
• Planning and Zoning Board Hearing for Recommendation

Development Review and Approval Process
•Entitlement application process can start while in escrow

•Public Participation/Public Hearings with the Planning and Zoning Board with City Council Approval for:
 -Minor General Plan Amendment
 -Rezoning -Subdivision Plat
•Close escrow after Council approves entitlements
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> ITEM 4: 16 Contract Awards all on the Consent Agenda

> ITEM 5: 6 RESOLUTIONS all on the Consent Agenda
Item *5-d 
Approving and authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Purchase Agreement and a Development Agreement with Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. for the development of approximately 2.5 acres of property, of which approximately 1.3 acres is City-owned, on the northwest corner of Country Club Drive and Main Street.
The Purchase and Development agreements will facilitate the development of a mixed-use, transit-oriented development. (District 4)
Attachments: 1. Council Report with Exhibits
2. Resolution
3. Development Agreement with Exhibits
4. Purchase Agreement with Exhibits

> ITEM 6: Take action on the following recommendation from the Audit, Finance and Enterprise Committee:
*6-a 19-0003
Accepting the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018
Accepting the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018.
Attachments: 1. Overview of Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual
2. Presentation - Audit, Finance and Enterprise Committee
3. City of Mesa June 30 2018 CAFR
NOTE: Attachment 3 is 15.0 MB It's 191 Pages! ....takes a few minutes to download

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ITEM 7: Introduction of the following ordinances and setting January 28, 2019 as the date of the public hearing on these ordinances:

*7-a 19-0014 ZON18-00246 (District 4) 
Within the 400 and 500 blocks of North Center Street (east side); and within the 400 and 500 blocks of North Pima, North Lewis, and North Sirrine (both sides); and within the 500 block of North Pasadena north of 526 North Pasadena (both sides) (32.8± acres). 
Located east of Center Street and north of University Drive.
Rezone from RM-2, RM-2-HL, RM-4, DR-2, DR-2-HL, DR-3, DB-1, and LC to ID-2 and ID-2-HL.
This request will establish a zoning designation that reflects the historic development pattern of the area.
City of Mesa, applicant; multiple owners.
Staff Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

P&Z Board Recommendation:  Approval with conditions (6-1), as ratified on December 13, 2018

Page 9 City of Mesa Printed on 1/4/2019
January 7, 2019City Council Meeting Agenda - Final


*7-b 19-0032 ZON18-00688 (District 6) 
Within the 2100 to 2400 block of South Signal Butte Road (east side).  Located south of Baseline Road on the east side of Signal Butte Road (7.4 ± acres).  Rezoning from RM-2-PAD to RM-2-PAD-PAD; and Site Plan Review. 
This request will allow for an attached single-residence subdivision. 
Tim Nielsen, Farnsworth Construction Company, applicant
Sunland Springs Golf Company, LLP, owner.
Staff Recommendation:  Approval with conditions
P&Z Board Recommendation:  Approval with conditions (7-0), as ratified on December 13, 2018

*7-c 19-0034 ZON18-00692 (District 4) 
Within the 1000 block of East University Drive (north side).  Located west of Stapley Drive on the north side of University Drive (1± acres).  Rezoning from OC to RM-4. 
This request will allow for residential development.
Kempton Fuller, Arthereal Design, applicant
Wallin Holdings, LLC, owner.
Staff Recommendation:  Approval with conditions
P&Z Board Recommendation:  Approval with conditions (7-0), as ratified on December 13, 2018

*7-d 19-0035 ZON18-00693 (District 6) 
Within the 2800 and 2900 blocks of South Hawes Road (east side) and the 8400 block of East Guadalupe Road (south side).  Located at the southeast corner of Guadalupe Road and Hawes Road (10± acres).  Rezoning from RS-43 to RM-2-PAD-AF; and Site Plan Review. 
This request will allow for a multi-residential development.
Brennan Ray, Burch & Cracchiolo, applicant
Hawes Section Corner, LTD, Partnership, owner.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions
P&Z Board Recommendation: Approval with conditions (7-0), as ratified on December 13, 2018

*7-e 19-0033 ZON18-00689 (District 6) 
Within the 3200 and 3300 blocks of South Power Road (east side).  Located north of Elliot Road on the east side of Power Road (9± acres).  Rezoning from LI-PAD to RM-2-PAD-AF; and Site Plan Review. 
This request will allow for a multi-residential development.
Brennan Ray, Burch & Cracchiolo, applicant
Garage Town, USA, LLC, owner.
For continuance to the March 18, 2019 City Council meeting.
Staff Recommendation:  Denial
P&Z Board Recommendation:  Denial (6-1), as ratified on December 13, 2018
> ITEM 8 Discuss, receive public comment, and take action on the following ordinances 

*8-a -18-1382 ZON18-00592 (District 6) 
Within the 10200 and 10300 blocks of East Hampton Avenue (south side).  Located north of U.S. 60, east of Crismon Road (17.7± acres).  Rezoning from LI and LI-BIZ to LC-PAD; Site Plan Review and Council Use Permit for multi-residence use in the LC zoning district. 
This request will allow for the development of a medical, commercial and residential mixed-use campus. 
Kevin Howard, Kevin B. Howard Architects, Inc., applicant
Ski Properties, LLC, VJ Crismon, LLC, Sterling Hospitality, LLC and Legacy Hospital, LLC, owner.
At the Planning and Zoning Board meeting, this request also included the consideration of Special Use Permits for a reduction in parking and assisted living. 
The Special Use Permits were approved by the Planning and Zoning Board subject to Council approval of the Rezoning, Site Plan and Council Use Permit.
Staff Recommendation: Approval with conditions
P&Z Board Recommendation: Approval (Vote: 5-0)


 

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