OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE APACHE COUNTY
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
November 7, 2017
St. Johns, Arizona
Present were: Chairman Joe Shirley, Jr, and Vice Chairman Doyel Shamley. Supervisor Alton Joe Shepherd was in route to the meeting. Also present was Interim County Manager/Clerk of the Board Ryan Patterson and Chief Deputy Attorney Joe Young. County Attorney Michael Whiting participated via the telephone.
Chairman Shirley called to order the Board of Supervisors meeting at 8:32 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors chambers, County Annex Building, 75 West Cleveland Street, St. Johns, Arizona, and welcomed all in attendance.
Ben Dugdale led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Brannan Eagar gave the invocation.
Chairman Shirley called for the Health District items.
Chris Sexton, Health Director, requested renewal of the contract with Jourdan Brown, RN to provide clinical services as a subcontractor. This has been budgeted in FY 2017/2018 budget. Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shirley. Motion passed.
Mr. Shamley moved to adjourn the Public Health Services District meeting, seconded by Mr. Shirley. Motion passed.
Chairman Shirley called for the Library District item.
Leroy Tanner, on behalf of the Library requested approval to close District libraries on Friday, November 24, 2017 and Saturday November 25, 2017 due to low demand for library services on this holiday weekend. Mr. Shamley moved approval, second by Mr. Shirley. Motion passed.
Mr. Shamley moved to adjourn the Library District meeting, seconded by Mr. Shirley. Motion passed.
Chairman Shirley called for the regular agenda items.
Mr. Patterson presented the Consent Agenda Items A-D. Mr. Shamley moved approval Seconded by Mr. Shirley. A. Request approval of demands as distributed to the Apache County Board of Supervisors between October 17, 2017 to November 7, 2017. Payee Amount AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE 1,019.06 APACHE COUNTY HSA 3,596.67 APACHE COUNTY MEDICAL 162,824.30 APACHE COUNTY TAX WITHHOLDING 155,872.71 ASRS LEGACY EORP 1,089.96 AZ STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM 101,980.74 COLONIAL LIFE AND ACCIDENT INS 1,230.54 CORRECTIONS OFFICER RET PLAN 7,426.99 CORRECTIONS OFFICER RETIREMENT PLAN 520 5,698.23 EORP LEGACY 1,288.26 NATIONWIDE 19,005.00 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOL EODCRS 1,030.62 PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL 401 7,699.10 PUBLIC SAFETY SHERIFF RET 44,109.23 SECURITY BENEFIT GROUP 1,580.00 SUPPORT PAYMENT CLEARINGHOUSE 1,962.25 4IMPRINT 1,979.02 ALLEGRA 2,248.72 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES INC (IT DEPT) 1,076.48 AMAZON COM INC 1,215.99 ARCHER MANUFACTURING 2,280.00 ARIZONA STATE FORESTRY DIVISION 13,825.72 AZ COUNTIES WORKERS COMPENSATION PLAN 60,648.33 BENDER, JUDITH A 8,350.00 BRADCO 5,452.50 CDW GOVERNMENT LLC 11,109.93 DATABANK IMX LLC 10,251.84 DELL COMPUTER CORPORATION 1,433.58 DIAMOND DRUGS INC 3,566.93 DOUBLE RADIUS 1,461.78 ELECTRONIC CENTER INC 2,172.00 EMERY K LA BARGE ATTORNEY AT LAW 1,017.50 EMPIRE MACHINERY 3,782.24 FOUR CORNERS WELDING & GAS SUPPLY 5,308.57 FRONTIER 1,298.21 GROWMAIL 1,038.92 HATCH CONSTRUCTION 2,288.04 HIGH COUNTRY SIGNS LLC 1,036.25 HILLYARD/FLAGSTAFF 2,358.46 HUGHES SUPPLY INC (LAKESIDE) 2,821.00 INTAB INC 1,099.79 INTERIOR COMPLEMENTS 1,130.53 KATHLEEN M MCGUIRE PSY D LLC 2,137.50 LESLIE, LATISHA D 1,860.00 MCCOOK BOILER AND PUMP COMPANY 6,294.00 NAVAJO TRIBAL UTILITY AUTHORITY13,739.49 NAVAJO TRIBAL UTILITY AUTHORITY 1,085.55 NAVOPACHE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 12,152.64 PACIFIC PONDEROSA CO INC 12,685.47 PTS OF AMERICA LLC 4,935.00 QUILL CORP 5,745.28 REIDHEAD SAND AND ROCK`1,296.12 SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES INC 2,033.85 SHELL OIL 1,454.47 STRADLING, CHERYL 1,080.86 THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 6,250.00 TIMBER MESA FIRE AND MEDICAL DISTRICT 1,351.87 TJP COMMUNICATIONS 2,505.25 UNITED RENTALS 2,468.73 VALLEY AUTO PARTS 3,903.90 VERIZON WIRELESS 2,223.03 WHITE MOUNTAIN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 1,506.54 WOODLAND BUILDING CENTER 1,646.42 AZ DEPT OF REVENUE 2,599.53 BLUE HILLS ENVIRONMENTAL 30,257.76 ADHS AZ HEALTH CARE COST 22,400.00 AMAZON COM INC 2,584.12 AMIGO CHEVROLET 6,649.59 AZ STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM 2,435.00 AZ SUPREME COURT 2,590.00 BAUMAN HOME AND AUTO INC 1,445.74 BRADCO 29,203.11 CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION 25,393.01 CELLULAR ONE NE AZ 1,468.22 CHEVRON USA INC 1,722.71 CMI INC 17,146.25 EMPIRE MACHINERY 17,487.56 FILEONQ INC 3,920.60 FRONTIER 4,522.93 GALL’S INC 2,454.75 GMCO CORPORATION 7,467.32 GOLIGHTLY TIRE 1,362.73 HOME DEPOT 2,643.00 INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES 2,898.33 MAJESTIC MUSIC LLC 1,304.20 MOUNTAIN COMFORT HEATING AND COOLING 7,279.46 NAVOPACHE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE 3,804.55 OKANOGAN TRAIL CONSTRUCTION 43,268.00 PERFECT PRINTZ LLC 1,370.22 QUILL CORP 5,392.16 RUSH TRUCK CENTER 6,173.16 SOUTHWEST ROCK PRODUCTS LLC 14,431.87 SW ECOLOGY LLC 5,160.31 SWEETLANDS COMPLETE AUTO 1,666.72 TRUCK WORKS HOLDINGS LLC 14,512.89 US IMAGING INC 1,277.55 CROWNE PLAZA SAN MARCOS RESORT 1,028.46 AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE 1,000.94 APACHE COUNTY HSA 3,282.09 APACHE COUNTY MEDICAL 161,339.30 APACHE COUNTY TAX WITHHOLDING 145,974.80 ASRS LEGACY EORP 1,089.96 AZ STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM 101,283.91 COLONIAL LIFE AND ACCIDENT INS 1,230.54 CORRECTIONS OFFICER RET PLAN 7,354.94 CORRECTIONS OFFICER RETIREMENT PLAN 520 5,224.00 EORP LEGACY 1,288.26 NATIONWIDE 1,105.00 NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOL EODCRS 1,030.62 PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL 401 7,699.10 PUBLIC SAFETY SHERIFF RET 40,587.69 SECURITY BENEFIT GROUP 1,580.00 SUPPORT PAYMENT CLEARINGHOUSE 1,879.57 AAA ARIZONA INC 1,584.00 AGUERO, ROBIN R 1,215.80 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES INC (IT DEPT) 1,212.41 APACHE COUNTY FAIR 15,000.00 AZ DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY 9,900.00 AZLGEBT 4,000.00 BILLS DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS (NAPA) 1,008.44 BOB BARKER COMPANY INC 2,261.03 BRADCO 2,875.02 CHANGEPOINT INTEGRATED HEALTH 1,100.00 CHRISTENSEN, BRENT L 1,492.50 CREATIVE MULTIMEDIA INC (CMI) 17,146.25 DIAZ, CECILIA 1,043.70 EW PARKER ENTERPRISES 74,000.00 GMCO CORPORATION 11,200.98 JCG TECHNOLOGIES INC 3,072.54 ORACLE ENGINEERING GROUP INC 4,830.00 PFIZER INC 3,314.76 PIMENTEL CONTRACT CLEANING 2,912.00 PRO PETROLEUM 17,027.33 PUBLIC AGENCY TRAINING COUNCIL INC 1,140.00 QUILL CORP 2,547.14 RB LASTING IMPRESSION 1,220.15 RDO EQUIPMENT CO 1,066.10 REDW LLC 1,147.50 ROBERTS TIRE SALES INC 2,486.30 SANOFI PASTEUR INC 2,113.63 SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES INC 2,606.89 SEQIRUS USA INC 4,159.06 TJP COMMUNICATIONS 3,814.16 TRAK ENGINEERING INC 1,313.79 TRINITY SERVICES GROUP INC 15,648.05 VALLEY AUTO PARTS 2,474.06 VERIZON WIRELESS 6,778.03 X DIAMOND RANCH 4,975.00 GOVCONNECTION INC 1,008.48 APACHE COUNTY TAX WITHHOLDING 5,729.57 Demands are payments made, or to be made, by the County. Specific details of the demands may be requested through the County public record request process. B. Request approval of minutes dated October 3, 2017, October 10, 2017 and October 17, 2017. Treasurer’s Office: C. Request approval of a “Certificate of Removal” and Abatement of Taxes” pursuant to ARS 42-18351 (1). Total taxes to be abated: three hundred-eleven dollars and 76 cents ($311.76): total interest to be abated eighty-eight dollars and 07 cents ($88.07); total fees to be abated: zero, for a total of three hundred ninety-nine dollars and 83 cents ($399.83). The list of parcels to be abated is available on the county website or in the County Managers Office. Community Development: D. Request approval of a Conditional Use Permit allowing Verizon Wireless to place a 125’ rusticated monopole wireless communications tower within a 30’ x 30’ compound on a 120-acre parcel near highway 180/191. Property is located on private land south of Springerville, Arizona on Picnic Creek Road, parcel 104-26-003C. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the Conditional Use Permit on October 5, 2017. Motion passed.
Michael Latham, Presiding Superior Court Judge and on behalf of Doyel Shamley, District III Supervisor, requested approval for the purchase of property located at 351 N. Butler Street, Eagar, Arizona, parcel 104-11-026A in the amount of seventy-three thousand dollars ($73,000). The property is the future site of the proposed Legacy Teen Center in Round Valley. Judge Latham stated this property is close to the Round Valley High School, so it will be within walking distance and is hoping to continue to build these types center through out Apache County. Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shirley. Motion passed.
Supervisor Shepherd arrived at the meeting.
Barry Williams, Apache County Schools Business Consortium: Discussion and possible approval to enter into a three-year agreement for professional services with Infinity Communications and Consulting and the agreement is for Category One E-rate consulting services and all costs are paid by the Apache County Schools Business Consortium. Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Vote was unanimous.
Malena Bazurto, Economic Development, District III, provided an update and power point presentation on Community Development Block Grant projects and Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects in Apache County. No action as needed or taken.
Ferrin Crosby, County Engineer, requested approval to purchase parcel 104-26-002E located south of the Round Valley Road Yard. The property will be used to store road material, probation equipment and firewood. This property will replace the current state land lease. Purchase price is eighty-one thousand, five hundred ten dollars. ($81,510.00). Mr. Shepherd moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.
Ferrin Crosby, County Engineer, requested approval of the Affidavit of Non-Collusion and Navajo Nation Debarment & Suspension form for the Apache County IGA with Navajo Nation Division of Transportation regarding the N-203 & Kin Dah Lichi’i Olta’ School road project, a partnership between the Navajo Division of Transportation (NDOT) and Apache County District II for school bus route improvement (the IGA was approved by the Board of Supervisors on October 10, 2017). Mr. Shamley moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shepherd. Vote was unanimous.
Ferrin Crosby, County Engineer, requested approval of a proposed reorganization of District III and Engineering Department as follows: Eliminate the District III Road Manager position (range 62) and replace with a Field Operations Manager (range 50); Engineering Department will eliminate the County Surveyor position (range 68) and create a Senior Project Engineer (range 62). There will be no salary increases and will result in a net savings of twenty-four thousand three hundred ninety-seven dollars ($24,397). Mr. Shepherd moved approval, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.
Doyel Shamley, District III Supervisor introduced representatives from Concord Blue Energy. Scott Knoll and Tim Miller provided an update regarding woody-biomass facility and construction in Apache County. No action was needed or taken.
Mr. Patterson provided notification of meetings where two or more members of the Apache County Board of Supervisors may be in attendance:
The Arizona Counties Association (AACo) Annual Conference November 14-17, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 North San Marcos Place, Chandler, Arizona.
Eastern Arizona Counties meeting on November 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the County Supervisors Association, 1905 W. Washington Street in Phoenix.
The Small Counties Forum meeting on November 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the County Supervisors Association building, 1905 W. Washington Street, Phoenix.
The County Supervisors Association meeting on November 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the County Supervisors Association building, 1905 W. Washington Street in Phoenix.
No action was needed or taken.
There was no one wanting to address the Board during call to the public.
Mr. Shepherd moved to adjourn to the work session, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.
A work session was held on the following issues: 2017 Salary Study, personnel and policy issues, lobbyist services, county manager duties and recruitment process, sponsorship of County legislative bills, Emergency Management services, Apache County goals and strategic planning, update on Veteran Affairs, update on firewood cutting and splitting equipment, and Apache County economic development. The work session was held immediately following the Board meeting in the County Manager’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 75 W. Cleveland Street, in St. Johns, Arizona. No action was taken.
Mr. Shepherd moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Shamley. Vote was unanimous.
Approved this 5th day of December 2017.
/s/ Joe Shirley, Jr. /s/ Ryan Patterson
Chairman of the Board Interim Clerk of the Board