KART, GIITEM subsidies head scanty agenda

Garbage trucks, water tanks among spending decisions

KINGMAN - The Kingman City Council will tackle a scant agenda this evening, with only two items of business up for discussion, each an intergovernmental agreement.

Council will consider whether to approve an intergovernmental agreement with Mohave County that would allow the county to transfer $209,000 each year to the city of Kingman to help subsidize the KART bus service's yellow route, which crosses over into the county. The funds would come from the county's share of state Local Transit Assistance Funding.

Council will also consider approval for an intergovernmental agreement with the Department of Public Safety to continue the Kingman Police Department's involvement in the state's Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Missions, or GIITEM.

If approved, the agreement would provide 75 percent of the payroll costs to have two KPD officers continue assisting the local GIITEM unit's efforts at gathering intelligence on local gang activity. While it typically goes undiscussed, the consent agenda for the meeting also carries several items of import. Council will consider purchasing two new sanitation refuse trucks from the Rush Truck Center of Phoenix at a cost of $411,352. Members will also consider awarding a bid for the construction of a new tank at City Well No. 11 as well as restoration work on the Beale Springs and Rancho Santa Fe water tanks. The low bid for the project is from Paso Robles Tank, at a cost of $582,675, nearly a quarter-million dollars below the engineer's estimate.

Following the main meeting, Council is expected to go into executive session to conduct an annual performance review for City Manager Jack Kramer.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council chambers at 310 N. Fourth St. For full agenda details, visit www.cityofkingman.gov and look under "Agendas and Minutes."