BISBEE WIRE/council agenda/where the city spends our dough


This is a tweener with just agenda info. However if you want to check how the city is spending  your dough, see below.


............................ COUNCIL AGENDA

This is the rescheduled council meeting from 1/2. SPECIAL SESSION

Tuesday January 8, 7:00 pm 1415 Melody Lane Building G background here: Of interest... Item 1. If you would like to see how the city spends its money, go to the above background pdf and then scroll down to look at accounts payable prepared by the Treasurer. It lists the department, who was paid, the account number that was charged, the amount and the date. The council votes to approve this item every regular meeting. Occasionally a council person will look at the spending and ask what a particular dollar outlay was for.

In this report there are some blacked out entries that designate how/where the amounts were paid. In the City Manager section of spending there is $227 for reimbursement for mileage, however the explanation of where or what this travel was for, was was blacked out.  In the Fire Dept. section,  $92 was paid for uniforms/sarah but the company name was blacked out. In two other entries Print and Stitch was the company paid and was not blacked out. In the Transient Room Tax (Bed tax) section, the location was blacked out for two reimbursements for $26 each for travel. Sanitation fund also had a blacked out entry for a $75 physical. (may be a privacy issue) Item 3 is to see if FEMA funds are available for clearing a firebreak around some areas of OB

Item 4 petition objecting to outsourcing of wastewater treatment plant will likely go to executive session for discussion. The petition signers object to the outsourcing of the plant. There is no remedy asked in the petition. The petition is solely for registering residents' objection to the council decision to award a contract to Jacobs for WWT plant. Item 5 evaluation of CM will likely go into executive session for discussion.. ....According to the City Charter 2.14 (c)(1) ( the person being evaluated may opt to have it done in public or private session. If the council goes into executive session then Mr. Smith will have chosen to have the evaluation done in private. This item was put on the agenda by Ms. Cline and Mr. Lindstrom. Generally the mayor with the aid of the CM constructs and controls the agenda. However any two councilpersons can request to put an item on the agenda and it must be done.... (an item from the previous scheduled meeting has been pulled. It was to have changed CM zoning Division 2 article 5.2.4, by adding cocktail lounges and taverns as permitted uses. Seemed to be basically a housekeeping measure to conform zoning to actual use.) ...........


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE DISCUSSED, CONSIDERED AND/OR DECIDED UPON AT THIS MEETING: GENERAL BUSINESS: 1.        ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:  Subject to availability of funds 2.       Approval of the Consent Agenda                                                         A.     Approval of the Resignation of Renee Harper from the Evergreen Cemetery Committee. B.     Approval of the Special Event Liquor License Application submitted by Community Synergy Solutions Corp. for an event to be held on Subway Street and at Club Kilimanjahro on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 4:00PM to 2:00AM; Serena Casey, Applicant.

NEW BUSINESS 3.        Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution R-19-01; Approving Application for and possible Administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant, which is part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), to support cutting a Fire Break in areas around Old Bisbee that have the highest wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fire Risk. Britt Hanson, City Attorney  

4.        Discussion and Possible Direction regarding a Petition filed by Donna Pulling regarding residents of Bisbee objecting to the outsourcing of the Operation and Maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. David M. Smith, Mayor Per ARS § 38-431.03(a)(3) and (a)(4), the City Council may vote to go into executive session for discussion or consultation for legal advice with the City Attorney or Attorneys of the Public Body and to consult with the attorneys of the public body in order consider its position and instruct its attorneys regarding the public body's position regarding contracts that are the subject of negotiations, in pending or contemplated litigation or in settlement discussions conducted in order to avoid or resolve litigation.

5.        Discussion and Possible Approval of a Motion to go into Executive Session to discuss the Employment Evaluation of City Manager, Robert E. Smith, per ARS § 38-431.03(a)(1), discussion or consideration of employment, assignment, appointment, promotion, demotion, dismissal, salaries, disciplining or resignation of a public officer, appointee or employee of any public body. Anna Cline, Councilmember Ward III Gabe Lindstrom, Councilmember Ward III

Per ARS § 38-431.03(a)(1), the City Council may vote to go into executive session for discussion or consideration of employment, assignment, appointment, promotion, demotion, dismissal, salaries, disciplining or resignation of a public officer, appointee or employee of any public body.

6.        City Manager's Report:


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