Mar 262016

By Sam Conner
The Winslow City Council briefly discussed the Renaissance 5 project Tuesday evening. City Manager Stephen Pauken said that using federal money costs the taxpayer more because of Arizona Department of Transportation charges, noting that he will have more to say about that later.
Pauken also reported on city activities. He noted that at present, there are no commission and board vacancies. He also stated that a Citizens Leadership Academy was slated to begin March 23 and last seven weeks, and told why the recycling program was started.
Finance Director Elias Jouen gave the monthly financial report.
Two men spoke during the call to the public about the recycling program and Waste Management.
An executive session for legal advice regarding pending litigation with the State of Arizona Industrial Commission versus the city in Maricopa County Superior Court was held, but no action was taken when the council returned to regular session.
In other action March 22, the council:
* Approved the canvass of votes and election returns for the special election held March 8 in which the sales tax provision passed 750-363.
* Approved the consent calendar, including the check register, minutes of the March 8 council meeting, agreements with the Winslow Little League and the Winslow Umpires Association for the season, reappointment of Todd Roth and Christa Knox to the Arts Council, appointment of Michael Shumway to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Michelle Pennington to the Board of Adjustment and Laurie LaShomb to the Historic Preservation Commission.
* Proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and as Fair Housing Month in Winslow. April 5 was proclaimed as Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service.