Mar 102016

By Sam Conner
The Winslow City Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening amending an intergovernmental agreement between the city and the State of Arizona as a pass through agent between the state and La Posada Hotel for funding of the La Posada Train Depot Rehab Project.
City Manager Stephen Pauken said that La Posada officials had agreed to pay the 20 percent of the grant charged by ADOT to oversee the project.
Pauken also reported on city activities. He noted that the city and the Department of Corrections were going to work together in a special cleanup the weekend of March 12, and that there would be a special fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday, March 19.
Code Compliance Officer Shane Chatwin gave the quarterly report on code compliance.
An item for discussion and possible action regarding the Renaissance 5 project was tabled to a later meeting.
Two people spoke during the call to the public. A man said that Love Ministry and Pastor David Setalla had been very helpful in helping him and other elderly people in cleaning up and fixing problems, and were doing amazing good deeds. A woman spoke about steadily rising water bills. Pauken said that the situation would be studied.
In other action March 8, the council:
* Approved the consent calendar contained, including the check register, minutes of the Feb. 23 council meeting, appointment of Enrique Pacheco to the Planning and Zoning Commission and a special events liquor license for the Standin’ on the Corner Foundation for a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 7.
* Proclaimed March as March on Meals Month in Winslow.
A scheduled executive session for legal advice regarding pending litigation with the State of Arizona Industrial Commission versus the city in Maricopa County Superior Court was not held.