Board of Supervisors

                                                                                                                January 18, 2006

                                                                                                                9:30 a.m.

 

                The Board met in a Regular Meeting at the Santa Cruz County Complex, 2150 N. Congress Drive, Room #120, Nogales, AZ.  Present: Manuel Ruiz, Vice-Chairman; John Maynard, Supervisor; Greg Lucero, County Manager; Holly Hawn, Attorney; Melinda Meek, Clerk of the Board.  Chairman Robert Damon, not present, due to a serious illness in the family.  Also present: Jennifer St. John, Keith Barth, John Destefano, Jeff Manning, Charline Manning, Kief Manning, Lisa Johnson, Kathleen Vandervoet, Cynthia Rose, Catherine Troy, Ramon Romo, Sheriff Estrada.

                The Meeting was called to Order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, led by John DeStefano.

                ADOPTION OF AGENDA:  Vice-Chairman Ruiz made a motion to adopt the Agenda as posted and to deviate as necessary; second by Supervisor Maynard; motion carried.

                CALL TO THE PUBLIC:  Cynthia Rose expressed concerns regarding the appointment of members to the Tubac Historic Zone Advisory Board and recommended that the Board of Supervisors appoint individuals who do not currently serve on the Board.

                REPORTS:

                BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:  Supervisor Maynard reported that he attended a Santa Cruz Valley Citizens Council Meeting on Monday.

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz reported that the Board will participate in the Arizona-Mexico Commission Border Outreach Conference Call with Governor Napolitano this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. and Congressman Raul Grijalva will be meeting with Supervisor Maynard and Mr. Lucero tomorrow.

                MANAGER:  None

                FINANCE:  Administrative Services Department Director, Jennifer St. John, reported $10,824,456 in the General Fund, of which $9,275,059 invested; $1,497,902 in the Road Fund, of which $1,130,754 is invested; $1,176,557 in the Flood Control District Fund, of which $743,905 is invested; $15,541,413 total for all funds, of which $13,772,722 is invested; $10,453,760 estimated end of month balance, compared to $8,124,000 cash at January 2005, a difference of $2,329,760.

                Miss St. John also reported that at 50% into the fiscal year, 53.25% has been collected and 39.28% has been spent.

                SHERIFF:  Sheriff Estrada introduced and welcomed Keith Barth, who was recently hired as a Deputy Sheriff.

                Sheriff Estrada reported that the current jail population is 84, 79 males and 5 females; 13 inmates have been sentenced to the County jail and 5 to the AZ Department of Corrections; 62 have been charged with felonies and 4 with misdemeanors; 29 (35%) are undocumented aliens; 4 have been committed to the County jail on a daily basis and 2 on a weekly basis.  52 persons were booked in during the past week.

                Sheriff Estrada further reported that over 200 pounds of marijuana were seized in the Tumacacori area and over 200 pounds in the Patagonia Lake Estates area.

                ACTION ITEMS:

                APPOINTMENT TO BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, DISTRICT #3:  Supervisor Maynard made a motion to appoint Molly Johnson to the Board of Adjustment, District #3; second by Vice-Chairman Ruiz; motion carried.

                TAX VALUATION ADJUSTMENT #101-29-050-2 – Guevara Adalberto S & Cecilia, Resolution No: S20050000081; 101-42-083-5 – Cirerol Roberto & Bertha Etal, Resolution No: S20050000082; 108-39-004-7 – Blood Ora J & Cynthia V, Resolution No: S20050000083; 103-23-069-4 – Peralta Guadalupe & Martha, Resolution No: S20050000084; 108-03-003-D-5 – Robert B George Fam Investment Ptnr, George Robert B, Resolution No: S20040000264; 113-07-004-D-8 – Janosko Richard/Ault Lisa A, Resolution No: S20040000265; 113-07-004-F-6 – Bracke Kathryn L, Resolution No: S20040000266 were approved as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office.  (JM;MR; carried.

                BOND FOR DUPLICATE WARRANT #2-197550 payable to Horne Ford, dated 6/1/05 in the amount of $69.99 was approved as submitted.  (JM/MR; carried)

                APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE: KIEF JOSHUA VINEYARDS, ELGIN, AZ:   Supervisor Maynard made a motion to approve contingent upon the approval from the following County Departments: the Building Dept., P & Z and the Health Department; second by Vice-Chairman Ruiz; motion carried.                                                             APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EVENT LICENSE for the Tubac Rotary Club for 4/8/06 was approved as submitted.  (MR/JM; carried)

                MONTHLY REPORTS were approved as submitted.  (JM/MR; carried)

                MINUTES of 9/28/05 were approved as submitted.  (JM/MR; carried)

                DEMANDS were approved in the total amount of $625,258.01 of which $286,696.38 are from the General Fund.  (MR/JM; carried)  Details of these expenditures are available for inspection during working hours and are to be considered part of these minutes.  General Fund:  $286, 696.38; Clerk of Superior Court Retrieval:  $1,379.00; Bad Check Collection:  $18,066.93; Citizen Corps/Cert Grant:  $3,046.00; Circles of Peace:  $2,500.00; Assessor’s Ret & Conversion:  $9,479.71; 2004 Grant (2004-GE-T4-005):  $85,579.14; Commissary Fund:  $2,233.88; Old Courthouse Fund:  $2,757.02; Road:  $76,861.99; Waste Tire Grant (ADEQ):  $4,440.40; Animal Control:  $8,697.75; Anti-Racketeering #2:  $5,989.54; Atty’s Victims Comp. Fund:  $2,174.20; HIDTA 16:  $17,058.97; Sheriff A.C.J.C. Grant:  $1,774.40; PIC-ACT:  $2,182.67; Bio-Terrorism Grant:  $24,783.54; T.B. Grant Fund:  $5,723.62; Flood District:  $4,595.98; Flood Reserve:  $3,013.55; W.I.A. Youth Program:  $7,596.55; WIA/TANF Set A Side:  $6,569.34; Dept of Educ. Recreation G:  $1,926.87; W.I.A. Adult:  $7,833.13; W.I.A. Dislocated Worker:  $3,877.60; W.I.A. Administration:  $1,452.31; Landfill:  $19,499.93

                To review these demands for this date, refer to Binder #13 which accompanies this book.

                Meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.  (JM/MR; carried)

 

 

 

AZ-MEXICO COMMISSION BORDER OUTREACH CONFERENCE CALL

1:30 p.m.

 

                The Board participated in the AZ-Mexico Commission Border Outreach Conference Call with Governor Napolitano’s staff and discussed border issues and projects.  Present: Manuel Ruiz, Vice-Chairman; John Maynard, Supervisor; Greg Lucero, County Manager; George Silva, County Attorney; Holly Hawn, Attorney; Melinda Meek, Clerk of the Board.  Also present: Ruben Fuentes, Ramon Romo, Sheriff Estrada and Lt. Rodriguez.

                The Conference Call adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

 

 

 

Melinda Meek                                               Robert Damon                    

                Clerk of the Board                                                                Chairman

 

Board of Supervisors

                                                                                                                January 25, 2006

                                                                                                                9:30 a.m.

 

                The Board met in a Regular Meeting at the Santa Cruz County Complex, 2150 N. Congress Drive, Room #120, Nogales, AZ.  Present: Robert Damon, Chairman; Manuel Ruiz, Vice-Chairman; John Maynard, Supervisor; Greg Lucero, County Manager; Holly Hawn, Attorney; Melinda Meek, Clerk of the Board.  Also present: Jennifer St. John, Mary Dahl, Victor Gabilondo, Ken Zehentner, Dennis Alvarez, Louie Chaboya, Gary Rose, Sheriff Estrada, Pedro Felix, Ramon Romo, Raul Rodriguez.

                The Meeting was called to Order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, led by Dennis Alvarez.

                ADOPTION OF AGENDA:  Supervisor Maynard made a motion to approve the Agenda and to deviate as necessary; second by Vice-Chairman Ruiz; motion carried unanimously.

                CALL TO THE PUBLIC:  Public Works Director, Victor Gabilondo, introduced the new Deputy Public Works Director/Acting City Engineer, Dennis Alvarez.

                The Board recessed the Regular Meeting to convene as the Flood Control District Board.  (MR/JM; c.u.)

                FLOOD CONTROL:

                CONTRACT OF SALE FOR METAL STORAGE BUILDING FROM ANA DELIA GARZA:  Contract Specialist for the Flood Control District, Ken Zehentner, informed the Board that in the process of acquiring land for the Chula Vista Flood Control Project, a shed was discovered encroaching on the land; the proposal is for the Flood Control District to purchase the shed, demolish it and if/when the seller replaces the building or structure, that it not encroach on the Flood Control District’s property.

                Mr. Zehentner requested that the Board approve the Agreement.

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz made a motion to approve in the amount of $1,800 for the purchase; second by Supervisor Maynard; motion carried unanimously.

                The Board adjourned as the Flood Control District Board and reconvened the Regular Meeting.  (JM/MR; c.u.)

                REPORTS:

                BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:  Vice-Chairman Ruiz reported that the Board participated in a Conference Call with the Governor last week; he met with representatives from Sunset Magazine & the Tourism Council on Monday.

                Supervisor Maynard reported that last week, Santa Cruz County hosted the SEAGO Rural Transportation Summit at the Rio Rico Resort; on Saturday, he attended the Sonoita Crossroads Forum Annual Meeting; last night, he attended the Rio Rico Property Owners Association Annual Meeting at the Rio Rico Community Center.

                MANAGER:  County Manager, Greg Lucero, reported that he attended the County Manager’s Meeting last week.

                FINANCE:  Administrative Services Department Director, Jennifer St. John, reported $10,359,697 in the General Fund, of which $9,306,099 is invested; $1,687,626 in the Road Fund, of which $1,135,025 is invested; $1,171,831 in the Flood Control District Fund, of which $746,331 is invested; $14,953,126 total for all funds, of which $13,819,129 is invested; $10,704,697 estimated end of month balance, compared to $8,394,774 cash at January 2005, a difference of $2,309,923.

                SHERIFF:  Sheriff Estrada introduced and welcomed Pedro Felix, Jr., Deputy Sheriff, who recently graduated from CARLOTA and reported the recent death of a Deputy’s wife who was laid to rest yesterday.

                Sheriff Estrada reported that the current jail population is 91, 86 males and 5 females; 12 inmates have been sentenced to the County jail and 4 to the AZ Department of Corrections; 66 have been charged with felonies and 9 with misdemeanors; 28 are undocumented aliens; 4 have been committed to the County jail on a daily basis and 1 on a weekly basis.  60 persons were booked in during the past week.

                ACTION ITEMS:

                APPOINTMENT TO THE NOGALES/SANTA CRUZ COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD, DISTRICT 3:  Supervisor Maynard made a motion to appoint Jane Dolan to the Nogales/Santa Cruz County Library Board for District #3; second by Vice-Chairman Ruiz; motion carried unanimously.

                CONTRACT WITH ENCORE PLANNING GROUP FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES-GROWING SMARTER GRANT FROM AZ DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE:  Community Development Department Director, Mary Dahl, informed the Board that the County received a reduced Growing Smarter grant award to revise the Planned Area Development regulations in the amount of $5,600 and recommended that the Board authorize the Chairman to execute the Contract with Encore Planning Group; County staff time and resources will be documented as the required soft match; the Sonoran Institute is a partner in this project and will provide a $5,000 match to Encore Planning Group under a separate contract.

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz made a motion to approve; second by Supervisor Maynard; motion carried unanimously.

                INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE AZ DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTY AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR 2005 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM:  Supervisor Maynard made a motion to approve; second by Vice-Chairman Ruiz; motion carried unanimously.

                RESOLUTION NO. 2006-01:  Emergency Management Director, Louis Chaboya, informed the Board that this Resolution, if approved, adopts the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the standard for incident management and orders its implementation; Federal guidelines for Homeland Security Grant funding for Federal Fiscal year 2006 and beyond require NIMS compliance as a condition for grant eligibility, and requires that the Board of Supervisors receive incident management training. 

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2006-01 as presented by staff; second by Supervisor Maynard; motion carried unanimously.  Resolution on file in the Clerk of the Board’s Office.

                TAX VALUATION ADJUSTMENT #112-13-001-B-1 – Fancher Harry Etal/Cook Hollis/Tubac Baptist Mission, Resolution No: S20030000164; 112-13-001-B-1 – Fancher Harry Etal/Cook Hollis/Tubac Baptist Mission, Resolution No: S20040000267; 112-13-001-B-1 – Fancher Harry Etal/Cook Hollis/                                    Tubac Baptist Mission, Resolution No: S20050000088 were approved as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office.  (JM/MR; c.u.)

                MINUTES of 10/5/05 were approved as submitted.  (MR/JM; c.u.)

                Meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Melinda Meek                                               Robert Damon                    

                Clerk of the Board                                                                Chairman

 

Board of Supervisors

                                                                                                                February 1, 2006

                                                                                                                9:30 a.m.

 

                The Board met in a Regular Meeting at the Santa Cruz County Complex, 2150 N. Congress Drive, Room #120, Nogales, AZ.  Present:  Robert Damon, Chairman; Manuel Ruiz, Vice-Chairman; John Maynard, Supervisor; Carlos Rivera, Deputy County Manager; Holly Hawn, Attorney; Gloria S. Gonzalez, Deputy Clerk of the Board.  Also present:  Jennifer St. John, Sheriff Tony Estrada, John Hays, Mary Dahl, Dr. Marcelino Varona, John DeStefano, Bonnie Long, Gary Rose, David Munger, Cynthia Rose, Doris Whitley, Carol Cullen, Bruce Pheneger, Octavio Gomez and Kathleen Vandervoet.

                The Meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, led by Dr. Marcelino Varona.

                ADOPTION OF AGENDA:  Vice-Chairman Ruiz made a motion to adopt the Agenda as posted and to deviate from Agenda sequence as necessary; second by Supervisor Maynard; motion carried unanimously.

                CALL TO THE PUBLIC:  Kathleen Vandervoet stated that the Zonta Club Young Women Leadership Training Program was held at the 1904 Courthouse this past weekend, she thanked the Board for making the facility available; 43 7th and 8th grade young women attended and were given training in leadership; Supervisor Maynard’s wife Judge Maley, Judge Paez, Judge Bracamonte, Lee Ann Ayers and Emily Wilson were among the curriculum leaders; this coming Saturday the same young women will have the opportunity to choose an office to run for and carry out their campaign; the young women explored the 1904 Courthouse and were fascinated by its history.

                Dr. Marcelino Varona congratulated Mr. Lucero for participating in the P. F. Changs Marathon; he stated that Mr. Lucero widely promotes health and fitness and should be complimented because he did a fantastic job running the full marathon; he invited the Board to the Nogales/Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce luncheon today at the Esplendor in Rio Rico and to the Tubac Farmers Market Hispanic Marketing  business luncheon on February 15th at the Esplendor.       

                The Board recessed the Regular Meeting to convene as the Flood Control District Board.  (JM/MR;c.u.)

                FLOOD CONTROL:

                DIRECTOR’S/PROJECT REPORT:  Submitted in writing.

                MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE CITY OF NOGALES:  None

                MONTHLY REPORT FROM TOWN OF PATAGONIA:  None

                PUBLIC COMMENT:  None

                The Board adjourned as the Flood Control District Board and reconvened the Regular Meeting.  (MR/JM;c.u.)

                REPORTS:

                BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:  Vice-Chairman Ruiz reported he attended the Small Counties and CSA Legislative Policy Meetings in Phoenix; he will be attending the Health Committee Hearing before the Senate February 6; he participated in a teleconference with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reed, dealing with lobbying reform.

                Supervisor Maynard reported that he attended the Arizona Association of Counties Legislative Day and met with Representatives Paton, McClure and Burns about the proposals the State Legislature will be reviewing this year; Rio Rico will be having a roadside clean up on February 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a. m. everyone is invited.      

MANAGER:  None

FINANCE:  Administrative Services Department Director, Jennifer St. John, reported $10,647,016 in the General Fund, of which $9,306,099 is invested; $1,738,612 in the Road Fund, of which $1,135,025 is invested; $1,184,790 in the Flood Control District Fund, of which $746,331 is invested; $15,548,779 total for all funds of which $13,819,129 is invested; $9,771,882 estimated end of the month balance, compared to $8,124,043 cash at February 2005, a difference of $1,647,939.

                SHERIFF:  Sheriff Estrada reported that the current jail population is 78, 75 males and 3 females; 17 inmates have been sentenced to the County jail and 2 to the Arizona Department of Corrections; 75 have been charged with felonies and 3 with misdemeanors; 25 (30%) are undocumented aliens; 3 have been committed to the County jail on a daily basis and 2 on a weekly basis.  51 persons were booked in during the past week.

                Sheriff Estrada further reported that last Thursday, DPS seized 330 pounds of marijuana from two 16 year old boys from the Nogales High School; on Friday, two Patagonia residents were arrested with 140 pounds of marijuana and a Rio Rico resident was arrested with 2,600 pounds of marijuana at the Border Patrol Agualinda checkpoint; on Monday, a 21 year old Tucson resident was apprehended with 1,640 pounds of marijuana by Metro and Border Patrol Agents; last night, Metro Agents seized 627 pounds of marijuana being carried by mules, no individuals were apprehended.     

                TUBAC COMMUNITY CENTER:  Bonnie Long thanked the Board, Mr. Lucero, Mary Dahl, Victor Gabilondo, John Hays, Judge Maley, Sheriff Estrada, Jennifer St. John and especially Melinda Meek for their continuous support; she presented the Board with a list of group activities supported by the Tubac Community Center Foundation North County Facility.

                Supervisor Maynard thanked Bonnie Long for all her efforts and time she volunteers at the facility.

                ACTION ITEMS:

                DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPOINT/REAPPOINT MEMBERS TO THE TUBAC HISTORIC ZONE ADVISORY BOARD:  Community Development Department Director, Mary Dahl, stated that the terms of Buck Clark, Bunny Hanson and David Yubeta are expiring effective tomorrow; a notice was published for interested parties to submit letters of interest; 13 letters of interest were received, two of them were from sitting Board Members, David Yubeta and Bunny Hanson; living in or near the historic zone and/or possessing special knowledge of building design, construction or history of the area are the qualifications for serving on the Historic Advisory Board.

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz asked Ms. Dahl if term limits were specified in the Tubac Historic Advisory Board bi-laws; Ms. Dahl replied that the Board of Supervisors approved no formal bi-laws and guidance is through the Ordinance itself where term limits are not specified.

                Chairman Damon asked Ms. Dahl if the Board could add term limits in the future; Ms. Dahl replied that the Ordinance can be revised to add term limits for Historic Zone Advisory Board members and the Historic Advisory Board can submit the amended bi-laws for the Board’s approval.

                Attorney Hawn stated that legally, the Ordinance needs to be amended specifying terms limits to the Tubac Historic Zone Advisory Board.

                Supervisor Maynard asked Ms. Dahl if she reviewed all the letters of interest; Ms. Dahl replied that to the best of her ability all of the interested persons fall under the criteria specified in the Ordinance; Supervisor Maynard thanked all the persons that submitted letters of interest and e-mails he received from the community.

                Supervisor Maynard made a motion to appoint Sally Hanson, David Yubeta and Marilynn Lowder to the Tubac Historic Zone Advisory Board for a two-year term effective February 2, 2006.

                Chairman Damon asked Supervisor Maynard if he wanted to withdraw his motion because there was no second; he replied that he made a motion.

                Motion died for lack of a second.

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz stated that he received several e-mails as well, he received an e-mail from a Board Member that praised two of the members that are seeking reappointment but mentioned that David Yubeta was only present in the last two meetings and has a problem with his reappointment; he asked the Board to consider Cynthia Rose and Terri Leverton.

                Chairman Damon stated that he also received letters of interest wanting to be part of the committee and that all of them are qualified; he recommended to appoint Sally Hanson, David Yubeta and Cynthia Rose.

                Supervisor Maynard stated that he spoke to David Yubeta and asked him specifically the reason he was not attending the meetings regularly and his reply was that he has been out of town for extended periods of time and since his job was reclassified and would be committed to the committee; he asked the Board to reconsider David Yubeta for reappointment because he is a valuable member of the committee; he asked Bruce Pheneger if the Board should or should not consider Mr. Yubeta for the position. 

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz stated that there is a consensus for Mr. Yubeta’s appointment and does not have a problem with his reappointment.   

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz made a motion that Sally “Bunny” Hanson, Cynthia Gay Rose and David Yubeta be appointed to a two-year term for the Tubac Historic Advisory Board; second by Chairman Damon; motion carried.

                Chairman Damon called for the vote:  Ruiz:  Aye; Damon:  Aye; Maynard:  Nay             

                REQUEST APPROVAL OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT SERVICES:  Deputy County Manager, Carlos Rivera, stated that this is an Amendment to the existing Contract allowing the County to receive an additional $60,000 in funds.   

                Vice-Chairman Ruiz made a motion to approve; second by Supervisor Maynard; motion carried unanimously.

                REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE TO REPRESENT SANTA CRUZ COUNTY IN CENTRALLY ASSESSED TAX APPEAL CASES INCLUDING QWEST CORPORATION V. ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ET AL. TX2006-050003:  Attorney Hawn stated that traditionally the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has represented each of the Counties who are involved in centrally assessed valuations; she is requesting that the Arizona Attorney General’s Office be given permission to represent Santa Cruz County in the Qwest case.

                Supervisor Maynard asked Attorney Hawn if a similar decision was made by the Board a year ago; Attorney Hawn replied that it has been standard operating procedure but this time she is requesting that the motion of the Board be to authorize the Attorney General to handle centrally assessed tax appeal cases, including the Qwest Corp. case and not to come before the Board each time for the AG’s participation.

                Supervisor Maynard made a motion; second by Supervisor Ruiz.

                Under discussion, Vice-Chairman Ruiz asked Attorney Hawn if she wanted the motion to read exactly as it is listed on the Agenda; Attorney Hawn replied yes.

                Supervisor Maynard withdrew his motion.

                Supervisor Maynard made a motion that the Board authorizes the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to represent Santa Cruz County in centrally assessed tax appeal cases including Qwest Corporation v. Arizona Department of Revenue et al. TX 2006-050003; second by Vice-Chairman Ruiz; motion carried unanimously                   

TAX VALUATION ADJUSTMENTS 101-32-021-6 – Villa Guillerminia, Resolution S20050000085; 112-44-090-1 – Freeland George R & Rita E, Resolution No: S20050000086; 101-29-002-3 – Paco Raul & Carmen B, Resolution No: S20050000087; 112-12-025-0 – Ram Walter F & Katherine Georgelos Ram, Resolution No: S20050000089; 103-23-314-5 – Norzagaray Jose & Cecilia, Resolution No: S20050000090; 0480102-01-8 PUC – ICT Group – Nogales 1, Resolution No: M20050900008; 0580107-01-0 PUC – ICT Group – Nogales 2, Resolution No: M20050900009; 9450727-01-3 – Clifford Manufacturing Inc., Resolution No: 001 were approved as submitted by the County Assessor’s Office.  (MR/JM;c.u.)

MINUTES of October 12, 2005 were approved as submitted.  (MR/JM;c.u.)

                DEMANDS were approved in the total amount of $1,105,756.10 of which $372,134.71 is from the General Fund.  (MR/JM;c.u.)  Details of these expenditures are available for inspection during working hours and are to be considered part of these minutes.  General Fund:  $372,134.71; Prosecution HIDTA (PIMA):  $62,740.08; Bad Check Collection:  $2,225.62; Exercises:  $84,302.35; DOMSTC PREP HAZRD MAT TRAI:  $15,697.65; Law Library:  $1,272.78; Old Courthouse Fund:  $1,067.51; Road:  $88,101.53; Animal Control:  $3,749.66; Anti-Racketeering #2:  $14,651.39; HIDTA 16:  $1,685.79; PIC-ACT:  $1,413.41; Community Punishment Program:  $1,087.00; Juvenile Intensive Probation:  $1,167.76; Maternal & Child Health Grant:  $12,171.00; Gear Up:  $68,437.02; Bio-Terrorism Grant:  $6,117.14; T.B. Grant Fund:  $23,182.33; H.I.V. Program:  $10,005.55; Flood District:  $2,737.79; Flood Reserve:  $3,545.00; W.I.A. Youth Program:  $6,449.98; W.I.A. General:  $1,242.62; WIA/TANF Set a Side:  $1,820.34; Dept. of Educ. Recreation G:  $3,946.19; W.I.A. Adult:  $8,238.92; W.I.A. Dislocated Worker: $5,498.77; W.I.A. Administration:  $1,161.71; Weed & Seed (WIA):  $1,200.00; C.D.B.G. Projects:  $3,125.00; Phase 1-Runway Overlay DES:  $250,731.44; Landfill:  $37,121.97

                To review these demands for this date, refer to Binder #13 which accompanies this book.

                Meeting adjourned at 10:20 a.m. (MR/JM;c.u.)

 

                                                                                                                                STUDY SESSION

                                                                                                                                2:00 p.m.

 

 

                The Board met in a Study Session.  Present:  Robert Damon, Chairman; Manuel Ruiz, Vice-Chairman; John Maynard, Supervisor; Greg Lucero, County Manager; Holly Hawn, Attorney; Gloria S. Gonzalez, Deputy Clerk.  Also present:  Victor Gabilondo, Jennifer St. John, Karl Moyers and Gary Shadrick.

                SONOITA – ELGIN SOLID WASTE FACILITY:  1.  Convert Sonoita-Elgin Solid Waste Facility into a Transfer Station;  2.  Trade in 2-Cat 963 C TL & 1 Cat 973 TL for one new Caterpillar 963 C Track Loader; 3.  Elimination of Free Disposal for Borderland; 4.  Internalization of Waste Hauling Services at Tubac/Amado Transfer Station to Rio Rico Municipal Solid Waste Facility; 5.  Change Hours of Operations for all County Solid Waste Facilities; 6.  Total re-organization of Solid Waste Division.:  County Manager, Greg Lucero, stated the County tried to create a Regional Solid Waste Committee between the City of Nogales and the Town of Patagonia, negotiations broke down; the City of Nogales had a different agenda than the Town of Patagonia; the end result was the City never got into a full discussion on how to handle all the solid waste; after negotiations with the City of Nogales they agreed to pay $26.00 per ton and currently at $32.00 per ton; the IGA with the City is annual with a six month termination clause but if the City pulls out, the cost per ton will increase to approximately $50.00; if no changes are made, the landfill would have to be subsidized.

Solid Waste Manager, Karl Moyers, reviewed the City of Nogales one year contract and the possibility of losing the City’s solid waste from coming into the Rio Rico Landfill and if this occurs, the life of the landfill would increase by four years to 2020, but the average cost per ton would increase to more than $50.00 per ton over the next 15 years under current operating procedures.

Mr. Moyers recommended to the Board adopting items 1-4, 7 & 8 as follows:  1.  Convert the SELF to a MSW Transfer Station and operate the landfill as an inert, C & D Landfill, requiring a capital investment of $125,000 or annual debt service of $26,250/year over 5 years, including the purchase of a scale, a pup trailer, 4 more roll off containers, software and construction of the scale ramps and transfer station retaining walls; 2.  The County’s lease on the two 963 tracked loaders expires in October 2006; management recommends to return both leased loaders and trade in the 973 landfill equipped tracked loader, resulting in a net decrease in expenditures of $244,215; 3.  Internalize all solid waste hauling, resulting in a net decrease in expenditures of $10,000; 4.  Decrease hours of operations at all three facilities to 48 hours at RRLF and 19.5 hours at both the SELF and TATS, decreasing cost by $40,000; 5.  Convert two full time employees to 4 part time employees, resulting in a net decrease of $27,234; 6.  Elimination of one FTE would decrease costs by $38,662; 7.  Placing a Scale at SELF would increase revenues by approximately $20,000; 8.  Eliminate all free disposal (including County Depts., Borderland Food Bank and other public entities), except for Avatar, would increase revenues by $88,652.

Mr. Moyers concluded by stating that Items 1 and 2 are already planned for implementation at the end of this fiscal year, however, to accomplish this, the County needs to purchase three new roll off containers at a cost of $15,000; Items 7 & 8, additional revenues of $108,652 are estimates only; the County would have to implement the recommendations first to actually obtain real data; Items 4, 5 or 6, the in-kind contribution from other County Depts. would be approximately 50% of the amounts suggested to affect the financial equation and achieve balance.

The Board will schedule a Study Session for next Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. and  Mr. Moyers will make a power point presentation at the meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.       

 

 

 

Melinda Meek                                               Robert Damon                    

                Clerk of the Board                                                                Chairman

 

Board of Supervisors

                                                                                                                February 8, 2006

                                                                                                                9:30 a.m.

 

                The Board met in a Regular Meeting at the Santa Cruz County Complex, 2150 N. Congress Drive, Room #120, Nogales, AZ.  Present: Robert Damon, Chairman; Manuel Ruiz, Vice-Chairman; John Maynard, Supervisor; Greg Lucero, County Manager; Holly Hawn, Attorney; Melinda Meek, Clerk of the Board.  Also present: Jennifer St. John, Gary Shadrick, Rich Bohman, Sheriff Estrada, Leslie Kramer, Bill Eshrig.

                The Meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, led by Gary Shadrick.

                ADOPTION OF AGENDA:  Supervisor Maynard made a motion to approve the Agenda as posted and to deviate as necessary; second by Vice-Chairman Ruiz; motion carried unanimously.

                CALL TO THE PUBLIC:  Administrative Services Department Director, Jennifer St. John, recognized Irma Mendoza for her 30 years of employment with Santa Cruz County and thanked her for dedication, hard work and loyalty.

                Rich Bohman, Tubac resident, expressed the importance of retaining the transfer station in the Tubac area.

                REPORTS:

                BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:  None

                MANAGER:  County Manager, Greg Lucero, updated the Board on current legislation.

                FINANCE:  Administrative Services Department Director, Jennifer St. John, reported $10,404,659 in the General Fund, of which $9,306,099 is invested; $1,654,861 in the Road Fund, of which $1,135,025 is invested; $1,176,116 in the Flood Control District Fund, of which $746,331 is invested; $14,800,882 total for all funds, of which $13,819,129 is invested; $10,289,659 estimated end of month balance, compared to $8,124,043 cash at February 2005, a difference of $2,165,616.

                SHERIFF:  Sheriff Estrada reported that the current jail population is 88, 80 males and 8 females; 24 inmates have been sentenced to the County jail and 3 to the Arizona Department of Corrections; 87 have been charged with felonies and 1 with a misdemeanor; 27 (30%) are undocumented aliens; 2 have been committed to the County jail on a daily basis.  50 persons were booked in during the past week.

                Sheriff Estrada further reported that the Tubac Festival begins today; a freak accident occurred last week when a woman ran over herself on Circulo Aguilar; he met with Texas Congressman John Culberson (sp) in Tucson this week, who is proposing legislation that would provide $100 million per year to border counties for at least 5 years, which could mean $2 million per year for Santa Cruz County.

                ACTION ITEMS:

                PERSONNEL:  The Board waived the hiring freeze to fill a vacant Court clerk position in Justice Court #1.  (MR/JM; c.u.)

                APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EVENT LICENSE for the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary on 2/11/06 was approved as submitted.  (JM/MR; c.u.)

                MINUTES of 10/19/05 were approved as submitted.  (JM/MR; c.u.)

                STUDY SESSION:

                SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS AND RATE STRUCTURE: County Manager, Greg Lucero, and Solid Waste Manager, Karl Moyers, provided the Board with reorganization options related to solid waste operations in Santa Cruz County.

                Meeting adjourned at 10:55 a.m.  (MR/JM; c.u.)

 

 

 

Melinda Meek                                               Robert Damon                    

                Clerk of the Board                                                                Chairman