Return to Governing Board Minutes
June 13, 2000
A public hearing, special meeting and work session of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Gene Eastin, President, Donald R. Campbell, Secretary, Nancy Stein, Member, Ed Contreras, Member, Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Raul Cardenas, Donna Schober for Phil Randolph, Bertha Landrum, Rufus Glasper, Ron Bleed, Pete Kushibab, Gina Kranitz, Larry Christiansen, Kay Martens for John Cordova, Art DeCabooter, Stan Grossman, Homero Lopez, J. Marie Pepicello, Carol Scarafiotti for Linda Thor, Tessa Martinez Pollack,Patti Johnson for Arnette Ward, Fred Gaudet,
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by President Gene Eastin.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 5:01 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:00 p.m.
(I.A.) CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF BUDGETS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-01
Rufus Glasper presented the proposed budget for Maricopa County Community College District for Fiscal Year 2000-01. Debbie Thompson reviewed the information which was provided in a slide presentation.
Mr. Eastin requested those to come forward who wished with questions or concerns on the Maricopa Community District Proposed Budget or the Proposed GateWay Charter High School Budget. At this time Michael Hunter, representing the Arizona Tax Researchers Association, came forward to speak before the Board. He indicated his appreciation for the Districts compliance with the Truth and Taxation laws and the level of forthcoming by the District. He also indicated that the position of ATRA is that they would like the Governing Board to adopt the Truth in Taxation amount.
Mrs. Stein asked that the following comment be noted in the record regarding the budget. I have stated reasons I have opposed the budget in the past Board meetings on March 28 and April 25. Therefore, I have not changed my mind.
(I.B.) NOTIFICATION OF TAX INCREASE
Mr. Eastin presented the notice of tax increase. Dr. Glasper provided information regarding the ability to spread the increased cost due to higher assessed property values and growth of the valley. The increase on an $80,000 home would result in an increase from $76.00 to $77.52 per year for the two percent increase.
(1-A) LEVY TO INCREASE TAXES - ROLL CALL VOTE - Approve through a roll call vote (as required by Arizona State Statute), Maricopa Community College District's increase in primary property taxes on existing property for Fiscal Year 2000-01. In accordance with relevant statutory and Constitutional provisions, the Maricopa Community College District is proposed to increase primary property taxes on existing property. This proposed increase is 2%, which equals $3,677,193 in additional property tax revenues. Mrs. Stein expressed her appreciation to Dr. Glasper for the Maricopa Assessment Process (MAP) and her confidence that, although the process had not yet started, it would provide benefits at the same time next year. Mrs. Stein also indicated that she could not in good conscience agree to an increase in taxes as recommended and suggested that the District budget be looked into for cost effectiveness.
MOTION NO. 8872
Linda Rosenthal moved that Governing Board approve, through a roll call vote, Maricopa Community College District's increase in primary property taxes for Fiscal Year 2000-01. Mr. Eastin called for the roll-call vote: Don Campbell - aye; Ed Contreras - aye; Linda Rosenthal aye; Gene Eastin - aye; Nancy Stein - no; and. Motion carried 4-1. Mrs. Stein was opposed.
(1-B) PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2000-01 BUDGET ADOPTION - Adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2000-01 Budget, totaling $664.2 million and authorize the expenditure of budgeted revenues realized or designated fund balances within the total amount budgeted for each fund (Current unrestricted, Auxiliary, Restricted and Plant Fund).
MOTION NO. 8873
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2000-01 Budget, totaling $664.2 million and authorize the expenditure of budgeted revenues realized or designated fund balances within the total amount budgeted for each fund (Current unrestricted, Auxiliary, Restricted and Plant Fund). Motion initially carried 5-0. After conferring with legal counsel, Mrs. Stein requested that her vote reflect nay. The motion then carried 4-1. Mrs. Stein was opposed.
(1-C) TRANSFER TO CIGNA MEDICAL PREMIUM RESERVE FROM QUASI-ENDOWMWNT FUND - Approve the transfer of up to $810,854 from the Cigna reserve in the quasi-endowment fund to cover the increased costs of medical insurance premium. Dr. Glasper provided information how the transfer to help to contributed to offset the increase in the next year benefits premium.
MOTION NO. 8874
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the transfer of up to $810,854 from the Cigna reserve in the quasi-endowment fund to cover the increased costs of medical insurance premium. Motion carried 5-0.
(2-A) PROPOSED 2000-2001 BUDGET FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL - Approve the proposed 2000-2001 GateWay Community High School budget. An overview on the proposed budget was presented by Fred Gaudet.
MOTION NO. 8875
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve the proposed 2000-2001 GateWay Community High School budget. Motion carried 5-0.
The Special Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
The work session began at 6:32 p.m.
LEGAL ISSUES IN BRIEF
General Counsel Pete Kushibab introduced members of his staff who presented information regarding issues that are addressed by their departments within the Legal Office. Presentations were made by the following individuals:
Margaret McConnell Assistant General Counsel for Business Law
Becki Currey Assistant General Counsel for Employment Law
Ruth Unks Risk Manager
Teresa Toney Manager of Governance
Mr. Kushibab followed up the meeting with a test. Members of the audience were asked to respond to potential situations, followed by legal opinion by Mr. Kushibab.
The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.