AGENDA

GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019; 6:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

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Jackie McKinney, Mayor

  Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1       Allan Landavazo, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3       Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4

Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney




A.

Pledge of Allegiance

The members of the body and the public are invited to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
B.

Roll Call

C.

Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of December 11, 2018
D.

Discussion/Action Topics

1.

Final Plat Approval, Rehoboth School Subdivision

Mr. Bob Ippel, Executive Director, Rehoboth Christian School Association, has petitioned the Gallup City Council for final plat approval of the Rehoboth School Subdivision, being a replat of the Rehoboth Christian School Tract and Tract D-3-A of the Rehoboth Christian School Annexation. The property is generally located southwest of Churchrock Street and Tse Yaaniichi Street and North of Churchrock Street; containing 204.2493 acres.

 

The current subdivision consists of two (2) Lots and two (2) unidentified tracts of land containing a total of approximately 204.2493 acres. The purpose of this subdivision is 1, to replat the Rehoboth Christian School Tract and Tract D-3-A of the Rehoboth Christian School Annexation in order to contain all storm drainage for the Rehoboth Christian School on one lot and 2, to identify the two existing unidentified tracts.  The property lies within the Single Family Residential (SFR-B) Zoning District. The proposed lots meet the minimum dimensional requirements for the Single Family Residential (SFR-B) Zoning District.

The subdivision will dedicate a ten foot (10’) public utility easement along the frontage of proposed Lot 3, dedicate a forty foot (40’) public utility easement on the western portion of Lot 3, and dedicate a forty foot (40’) access easement on the eastern property line to the existing tank site. The subdivision will also vacate one existing sixty foot (60’) strip and one existing twenty foot (20’) public utility easement that are no longer in use. Vacation of easements requires City Council Approval.

The Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission approved said subdivision at their regular meeting on December 12, 2018. City Council is now being asked to approve vacation of the above referenced Public Utility Easements which will allow the plats to be recorded and complete the subdivision.

 

All required infrastructure currently exists and no additional infrastructure is required to be installed at this time.

Fiscal Impact:
None.
Recommendation:
Staff recommends approval of said subdivision
Speaker's Name
C.B. Strain
2.

Ordinance No. C2019-1; Amendments to Street Obstruction Ordinance

The current "Street Obstructions" ordinance contains provisions which no longer serve any purpose. It provides for a temporary permit to be issued by the city council to close streets, alleys, and sidewalks. However, almost all situations where a street, alley, or sidewalk would be closed would require a permit issued under some other provision of the code. Therefore, it is recommended that the ordinance be revised to only cover sidewalk obstructions.

The ordinance bans all obstructions on sidewalks. However, some partial obstructions that don't violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and allow for wheelchair passage would be beneficial, particularly in the downtown area. Therefore, it is recommended that items such as tables, chairs, and benches be allowed on public sidewalks so long as a five foot wide passageway for wheelchairs is maintained and a revocable permit is obtained. This is consistent with the new land development standards.

Finally, the proposed amendment transfers enforcement authority from the Police Department to the Building Inspector and Code Enforcement officers.
Fiscal Impact:
None.
Recommendation:
Adoption of the amended ordinance.
Speaker's Name
Curtis Hayes
3.

Appointment to the Metropolitan Dispatch Authority Board

Acting Chief of Police Franklin Boyd is recommended for appointment to the Metro Dispatch Authority Board.  Acting Chief Boyd will fill the vacancy created on the board with the departure of former Chief of Police Phillip Hart.
Fiscal Impact:
None.
Recommendation:
Approve the appointment of Acting Chief Franklin Boyd to the Metro Dispatch Authority Board.
Speaker's Name
Mayor Jackie McKinney
4.

Appointments to the Octavia Fellin Public Library Advisory Board

On November 13, 2018, the City Council adopted an Ordinance to establish a seven member Library Advisory Board as an official board of the City.  The following individuals are current members of the previous Library Advisory Board and are recommended for appointment to the new and official board established by the ordinance:  Barbara Stanley, Thomas Lynn Isaacson and Thomas Hartsock. 

At the last regular meeting, Dr. Janet Tempest, Shawn Nelson Turquoise Man, Duane Yazzie and Carolyn Kuchera were appointed to the board by the Council.  The Council also needs to specify which four members are being appointed to an initial term of four years and which three members are being appointed to an initial term of two years.
Fiscal Impact:
None.
Recommendation:
Approve appointments & specify 4 members to 4-year initial term & 3 members to 2-year initial term
Speaker's Name
Mayor Jackie McKinney
5.

Budget Adjustment For Octavia Fellin Public Library

The City has been awarded grant funding from the Fuhs Family Foundation (FFF) of the Community Foundation for Monterey County in the amount of Ten-thousand dollars ($10,000) for the purchase of new non-fiction books for the Octavia Fellin Public Library (OFPL).

Fiscal Impact:
Both revenue and expenditures for OFPL will increase by a total of $10,000
Recommendation:
Staff recommends Approval of Budget Adjustment in revenue and expenditures for OFPL
Speaker's Name
Tammi Moe
6.

Budget Adjustment for Walmart Community Grant Award

The Walmart Community Grants Team and Facility #906 has selected and awarded the Gallup Fire Department $2000.00.

The Gallup Fire Department respectfully requests budget adjustment approval in the amount of $2000.00, as Revenue and Qualified Expenditures for the purchase of Personnel Protective Equipment (Vehicle Extrication Gloves).

Fire Department will coordinate with Finance for approved account appropriation.
Fiscal Impact:
Budget increase of $2000.00 as Revenue and Qualified Expenditure for account # Line-Item 46-30 Safety Equipment.
Recommendation:
Staff Recommends Approval
Speaker's Name
Jesus "Chuy" Morales
7.

Budget Adjustment Approval for FY 19 NM Fire Protection Grant

The Gallup Fire Department is pleased to announce that our application for the FY 19 New Mexico Fire Protection Grant was reviewed and approved for an award of $25,650.

The Gallup Fire Department respectfully request approval for a budget adjustment of $25,650.00 as Revenue and Qualified Expenditure for the purchase of personal protective gear (PPE). The Fire Department will coordinate with Finance for approved account appropriation. 
Fiscal Impact:
Budget increase of $25,650.00 as Revenue and Qualified Expenditure for account line-item 46-30 Safety Equipment.
Recommendation:
Staff Recommends Budget Approval.
Speaker's Name
Jesus "Chuy" Morales
Documents:
  1. FY 19 Grant.pdf
E.

Comments by Public on Non-Agenda Items

The public is invited to comment on items not appearing on the published meeting agenda. 
F.

Comments by Mayor and City Councilors

G.

Comments by City Manager and City Attorney

H.

Motion to Adjourn

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