The Flagstaff City Council met digitally Tuesday afternoon to consider numerous agenda items. Council approved an agreement with Northern Arizona Healthcare to reimburse the upsizing of a waterline. The Water Services Division of the city has allocated a maximum of half a million dollars to this reimbursement. A new restaurant by the name of “Lumberjax,” which will occupy the previous location of the Mayor, was approved for a liquor license. A six-million-dollar contract with Eagle Mountain Construction was approved in a split vote. The project will include improvements from Navajo Drive to Beal Road and replace existing infrastructure, such as sewer mains, storm drains, streetlights and sidewalks. Sidewalks were a major part of the discussion, as community and council members posed varying perspectives in regard to accessibility and convenience of the infrastructure. Lastly, council discussed fire prevention and preparedness. Focus areas include further restrictions, personal protective equipment for firefighters and forest thinning.
Written by Scout Ehrler