Water – Improvements On Winslow’s Agenda

The new ordinance allows them to function in residential areas after obtaining a conditional use permit and in commercial areas or industrial areas without obtaining a permit. The only place they will not be allowed is in agricultural residential areas.

The council also approved Ordinance No. 878. This allows the city to sell two lots, Lots 3 and 4 of Block 46, located in the Mahoney Addition to Preston Lee DeSpain and Vickey Lee DeSpain. The lots are in a commercial area, but the purchasers want to obtain a special permit allowing them to construct a house on the lots.

The council approved donating $250 and the use of city property free of charge to the Because We Care Party for the graduating class of 2003. The party is held the night of graduation and is aimed at keeping recent graduates from consuming alcohol.

The council had first readings on several ordinances.

Ordinance No. 879 allows the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture use the runways and taxiways at the Winslow-Lindberg Regional Airport. The city has had an agreement with the Forest Service since 1961 and it is requesting the agreement to be expanded for another 20 years. The agreement requires the Forest Service to repair and pay for runway damage they cause landing and taking off.

Ordinance No. 880 approves the sale of Lots 2 and 3 of Block 54 in the Mahoney Addition to Sidney R. and Paula Moore. The land will have a reversionary clause that returns the property to the city if no improvements occur within two years.

Ordinance No. 881 creates a buffer zone for the Santa Fe Subdivision. With this agreement, the city will be responsible for moving, water and maintaining 25 acres. Roche said he believes the city can do the work with the current staff because they were maintaining 50 acres of the golf course, which includes the new buffer zone.

The council approved Resolution No. 1210, which established March 12, 2002 as the date of the Primary Election and the City Hall as the poling place.

The council also approved Resolution No. 1211, adopting a citizen participation program as a key component in the process of reworking the Winslow General Plan. This citizen program follows the Growing Smarter Legislation of 1998 and 2000.

The council decided to donate $500 from City Clerk Linda Sampson’s Dues and Membership portion of the budget to give to the Trail of Many Tracks. The money will help cover the cost of printing brochures currently being handed out at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The brochures are aimed at increasing tourism in the Four Corners area.

The council had planned to present Earl and Charlene Benham with a proclamation thanking them for their dedication to the city of Winslow. The Benhams were unable to attend the meeting, so the presentation was postponed.

The board was scheduled to vote on Ordinance No. 876, which limits home occupations inside the city limits of Winslow. The city sent the resolution back to Jane Zukowski, City Planner, and the Planning and Zoning Commission to answer some questions before the council makes their final vote. The questions the council requested be answered were, "How are the changes going to effect those people who currently have home occupations but do not reside in the home," and "What about the people living in Residential Area 1-12?"

Under current zoning laws, people can have a home occupation in a residential area, but not live in that home. Under the new ordinance, that will change.

Zukowski said that for the people who currently have a home occupation but do not reside in that house will not have to close their business. The new ordinance, if approved, would only effect businesses started in the future.

Under current zoning laws, Residential Area 1-12 can only have a Class I home occupation. Zukowski defined a Class I occupation as having no traffic, no deliveries and no employees that do not reside within the home. The new ordinance will keep the same restrictions on RA 1-12.

City Administrator John Roche brought up the issue of possibly changing RA 1-12 zoning restrictions to allow home owners to conduct a Class II home occupation. Zukowski defined Class II as a home occupation that has some traffic, one delivery a day and employees that do not live at the residence.

Zukowki added that the Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss these two changes and bring the ordinance back to the council for a vote at a later meeting.

On the consent calendar, the council took the following action:

o Approved the emergency repairs of the transmission of a police patrol car by AAA Transmission Service of Phoenix for $1,650. The car was in Phoenix on police business when the transmission stopped working. The repairs will be done in Phoenix.

o Approved the purchase of a primary contactor for water well no. 2. The contactor on the well is not functioning properly, so the council approved purchasing a new one from Presco for $1,480. The city staff will install the new contactor.

o Approved the purchasing of crack sealant from Superior Supply for $2,340. The sealant is used during the winter months to prevent moisture from entering street asphalt through cracks.

o Approved the purchase of two grinder pumps for the Wastewater Division from U.S.A. Bluebook for $2,190. The pumps are used at the wastewater plant to separate raw sewage during the treatment process.

o Approved the purchase of valves and accessory kits for the Water Division from Dana Kepner for $1,680. The valves and kits will be used to replace broken valves in the water lines and fire hydrants.

o Approved payment for the legal services in conjunction with the city’s water rights.

o Approved awarding a contract with Loren Sadler Architect/Woodson Engineering to prepare plans and construction for the McHood Park/Clear Creek Reservoir State Lake Improvement Project. The funds to cover the cost of the contract and project will come out of the State Lake Improvement Funds.

o Approved replacing of a range hood at the airport café by Boyer Metal for $10,590. During the recent renovations to the café, it was found that the range hood was out of compliance with Building and Fire Codes. Before the café can reopen, the range hood must be replaced.

o Approved the replacing of deteriorated driveways at the intersections of Aspinwall and Warren Avenues and Fourth Street and Warren Avenues by McCauley Construction for $1,680.

o Approved the installation of an eight-foot fence around the Clear Creek water storage pond, located at the Maple Street bridge. The pond is lined with vinyl liner and it would be very difficult for animals or a person to get out of the pond when it contains water. The fence will be purchased from Pioneer Fence and Vinyl of Snowflake for $7,075.

o Approved a change order for the Clear Creek Irrigation Project. The change order required $51 more to be paid to McCauley Construction, who has recently completed the project.

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