Upcoming Town Council Meetings 3/6/2012 & 3/8/2012

Gilbert Town Council Study Session
3/6/2012
4 pm
Council Chambers
50 E Civic Center Dr.
Gilbert, AZ.

Agenda

Gilbert Town Council Meeting
3/8/2012
7:00 pm
Council Chambers.
50 Civic Center Dr.
Gilbert, AZ.

Agenda

As a reminder, the Study Sessions are open the public. However, discussion of agenda items is reserved for the Council and staff. No decisions are made or action taken during the Study Session. Thus, public comment is not taken. Council Meetings are also open to the public, and the public is invited to comment. The Council makes decisions and takes action during the Council meetings.

Items of Interest:

Intergovernmental Agreement. The Council will consider approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Mesa and Maricopa County for Power Road improvements from Pecos Rd to State Route 202.

The specific road widening project is Power and Williams Field, a tricky intersection, due to flood control issues. The original design was a dual alignment, which was approved a couple of years ago. Some construction has already begun. However, was that dual alignment the right decision?

The Council must decide whether to scrap the dual alignment that was approved some years ago, and pay the costs to unravel it, in favor of a single alignment. Council Member Jordan Ray brought up this issue at the 2/21 and 2/23 Council meetings, and the Council asked staff to gather additional information.

Look to Council member Ray to pursue getting to the facts. It’s a cost versus benefit decision that will affect several different entities, including the impact on economic development, ASU East students who must cross 6 lanes of traffic, not to mention the effect on apartments and businesses in the area.

Approval of a Purchase Order with Midway Chevrolet in an amount not to exceed $281,587.25 for the purchase of 7 Chevrolet Tahoe police pursuit replacement vehicles for the Police Dept.

The question here will be, is this the best price?

THE BUDGET

How are we doing since the Gilbert voters said NO to Prop 406, a sales tax increase that we voted down on May 18, 2010?

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