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Sun, Feb. 23

City council to name new commissioners

The Cottonwood City Council is expected to name a new member to the city Parks and Recreation Commission, and two new members to the city Industrial Development Authority, during its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

The council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the city Council Chambers, 826 N. Main St.

P&R Commissioner Ann Shaw-Jenkins’ term expired Aug. 17, according to a memorandum by Richard Faust, the city parks and recreation director.

Shaw-Jenkins has requested to continue for another three-year term, he said.

Faust said another application, received in April from Charles Tyler, also is being presented to the council for consideration for the P&R slot.

According to Tyler’s application, he lives in the 200 block of Palo Verde, and had lived previously in Clarkdale.

He has real-estate agent licenses from both Arizona and Washington, and has built and remodeled homes.

Tyler stated he has been active in volleyball, baseball, archery, and hunting and fishing, and had served in various wildlife and recreation organizations and committees in Arizona and Washington, as well as various activity and youth committees.

Council members are expected to appoint two new members to the city Industrial Development Authority.

City Clerk Marianne Jimenez said in a memo that the authority’s primary purpose is to “expand manufacturing, industrial and commercial enterprises (in) the city, through tax-exempt bonding.”

Two applications for the authority positions were submitted as of Friday: Michael E. Warren, a Cottonwood real-estate broker who lives in the 1700 block of Sawmill Road, and Patricia Ann Bonomo, a property manager and licensed realtor who lives in the 600 block of Ocotillo Street.

In other business, council members are expected to:

• Approve a resolution establishing sewer user charges for the 2002-03 fiscal year, with no change from the current rates.

• Approve an amendment changing the sewer user-fee due date. (Second and final reading.)

If the amendment is approved, city personnel would issue invoices for the sewer user fees by or before the fifth of each month, and the fees would be due by the 15th of that month, with late fees assessed at 1.5 percent per month.

• Award a bid for shade structures for Cottonwood Area Transit System (CATS) buses.

Staff recommendation: Accept the low bid of $11,745 from Skyline Steel, Inc., of Gilbert.

Shirley Scott, the city’s transportation manager, said CATS had received a state grant that includes $15,629, on a 93-to-7-percent match, for shade structures.

• Approve amending the city Police Department’s Policy and Procedure Manual, regarding sections on shotgun policy, firearms and ammunition, and use of force.

• Consider reclassification of the code-enforcement officer in the city’s Planning and Zoning Department.

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