Light agenda for Council

Potential revenues from sales tax increase will be discussed

KINGMAN - The Kingman City Council has a light agenda Monday evening, though a series of appointments and a departmental report are likely to extend the meeting's length beyond a handful of minutes.

Following the main agenda, City Finance Director Coral Loyd will give a report discussing the potential revenue that might be generated if the city were to pursue increasing its sales tax by .25, .40 or .50 percent.

The single item of new business for Council is an ordinance that, if adopted, would ban bikes from a skateboarding facility in Firefighters Park without the requirement that the city post "no bike" signs.

The ban itself is not new. In fact, the city has always prohibited people from using bikes in the facility at 2001 Detroit Ave., since it cannot secure the kind of insurance that would cover both uses. But while bikes have been effectively banned from the premises, the city code requires postings at the park informing people of the prohibition.

The signs, however, have been routinely vandalized or stolen, leading to the creation of the new ordinance. If passed, the city would no longer be obligated to post "no bike" signs in the park, though it still intends to do so. In the case the signs are stolen again, however, bike-users in the facility would still be subject to enforcement of the prohibition.

Council will also make appointments to several city commissions. These include the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Golf Course Advisory Commission, and the Historical Preservation Commission.

The terms of Planning and Zoning Commissioners Dave Adams, Sandi Minkler and Alan Mossberg are all scheduled to expire at the end of the year. All three members are eligible for reappointment, though Adams requires at least a supermajority vote of at least six of the seven Council members.

Nine other citizens have also applied for the commission: Mike Blair, Bill Delmar, Daniel Del Monaco, Scott Kern, Scott McCoy, Vance Miller, Debra Sixta, Ronald Tanner, and Todd Tarson. The commission has recommended Council consider Adams, Minkler, Mossberg, Miller and McCoy for appointment.

The Golf Course Advisory Commission is recommending reappointment of one member, Donald Greenwald, and is recommending Greg Parker, Michael Munsterman and Frank Gurzi for new membership. The Historical Preservation Commission is recommending Council consider reappointing Patsy Voigt, as well as appointing Margaret Foote as a new member. Voigt's reappointment would require a supermajority vote.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 310 N. Fourth St. For more information or full agenda details, go to http://cityclerk.cityofkingman.gov/council_docs.asp.