3/7/23 Town Council Summary
March 7, 2023 Town Council Meeting Summary
Item #1 Town Council Visioning Workshop - APPROVED
Incoming and outgoing council members collectively meet to discuss the vision of the organization moving forward.
Item #2 Feb. 7, 2023 Council Regular Meeting Minutes - APPROVED
Item #3 Acceptance of Feb. 2023 paid bills - APPROVED
Item #4 Acceptance of cash receipts and disbursements Jan. 2023 - APPROVED
Item #5 Call to the Public
Seven citizens addressed the council during call to the public.
#6 Current Events
March 11 - Desert Gardens Seminar featuring presenter, Dr. Jackie Soule, 9:30am
March 11 - Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 7:00am-11:00am
March 17-19 - Spring Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
March 25 - For the Love of Story -featuring Arizona authors and writers, 3:00pm
As a reminder, all events are available on our website: https://www.carefree.org/calendar-events-and-activities
#7 Recognition of outgoing Planning & Zoning Commission members
Mayor Crane thanked each of the outgoing board members for their dedication and commitment to the Town. The outgoing members were recognized and received a plaque commemorating their service. The Town thanks the following individuals for their service:
#8 Planning & Zoning and DRB Commission Term Limits - DISCUSSION ONLY
Gary Neiss presented the first reading to consider an ordinance to adopt term limits to match the Town Council term limits. No action is required tonight.
#9 Capital Improvement Funds for pedestrian crosswalk improvement project - APPROVED
Town Engineer, Mark Milstone, discussed the need for the design consultant to complete the design process to meet today’s standards. Milstone noted that the Tow received Maricopa Association of Government (MAG) funding to improve these three crosswalks.
Mayor Crane asked to have the design plans available for public view prior to going to council. Mr Milstone expects to receive designs in May, at which time they will allow a public information process to gain input from residents.
#10 Authorization to execute Joint Agency Agreement (JAA) with Maricopa Association of Government (MAG) to fund crosswalk improvements along Tom Darlington Drive, to include Wampum Way, Ridgeview Place, and Cave Creek Road - APPROVED
MAG is the distributing agency; the money is funded by Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). This process is a requirement through MAG to accept these funds.
This meeting was livestreamed and recorded.
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/live/dJhWp-gGbCM?feature=share