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Arizona City



Arizona City FD Nov 14, 2023



P.O. BOX 6



(520) 466-5542 


The Governing Board of the Arizona City Fire District will meet in Regular Session on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at 14022 S. SUNLAND GIN ROAD ARIZONA CITY, AZ 85123. The Board may vote to go into executive session on any agenda item, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38- 431.03(A)(3), (A)(4) for legal advice and to consult with its attorney on the matter as set forth in the agenda item. Board Members, other participants, or the general public may attend by telephonic conference. The following topics, and any matters related thereto, will be subject to Board consideration, discussion, approval, or other action. All items are set for possible action.


A G E N D A 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call/Quorum
  4. Welcome to Guests
  6. Fire Chief’s Report: The report is a summary of recent activities from each of the District’s divisions including, but not limited to, Administration, Operations and Technical Services.


f reStaff Reports: Monthly staff reports concerning recent Fire District activities.


  1. Correspondence: Recent correspondence or other information that the Fire Chief believes would be important to the Governing Board.


  1. Consent Agenda: (All the items under the consent agenda will be approved under one motion unless one of the Governing Board members pulls an item(s) for further discussion)


  • Approval of written minutes of October 10, 2023.
    • Approval of Financial Documents: 10/1/23 through 10/31/23


(Account Balances as of 10/31/2023):

General fund: $ 625,510.66

Capital outlay fund, buildings: $ 885.10

Capital outlay fund, communications: 199.79

Capital outlay fund, fire hydrants: 56.97

Capital outlay fund, apparatus & vehicles: $317.44

Capital outlay fund, firefighting equipment: 189.89 {00276282}


9. Call to the Public:

Comments from the public: Those wishing to address the Arizona City Fire District Board need to request permission in advance by filling out a “request to address the Board

card”. The District Board is not permitted to discuss or take action on any item raised in the call to the public. However, individual Board members may be permitted to respond to criticism directed to them. Otherwise, the Board may direct that staff review the matter or that the matter be placed on a future agenda. The District Board cannot discuss or take legal action on any issue raised during the Call to the Public due to restrictions of the Open Meeting Law.


10. Old Business:


a. Discussion and Possible Action re: Replacement for CPA Firm; Saunders (Board Chairman Dean Craun/ Fire Chief Jeffrey Heaton).

b. Executive Session: Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.03(A)(3)(4), the Arizona City Fire District Board may go into executive session to seek legal advice and direction regarding the potential financial and legal liability concerning the District.

c. Discussion and Possible Action. The Board may vote on whether to retain a third party independent investigator to review the actions of the Board and the Fire Chief as it relates to the Fire Chief’s Employment Contract, Personnel Policies and Procedures, and District Expenditures.


11. New Business:


a. Community Service Events (Fire Chief Jeffrey Heaton)

b. Discussion and Possible Action. Demote Board Chairman Dean Craun to Board Member. (Board Member Ken Davis)

c. Discussion and Possible Action. Censor and Sequester Board Chairman / Board Member Dean Craun. (Board Member Ken Davis)

d. Discussion and Possible Action. Conflict of Interest / No Disclosure, Removal of Fitzgibbons Law Offices, P.L.C., Denis M. Fitzgibbons. (Board Clerk Allen Rogers)


12. Next Meeting Date: Regular Business Meeting December 12, 2023


13. Agenda items for next meeting are due by: December 5, 2023


14. Adjournment


I, Shirley Sutherland, Administrative Assistant of the Arizona City Fire District, do herby swear that I posted the foregoing notice and agenda at the District’s office building on Sunland Gin Road, and the District’s bulletin board at the Arizona City Post Office and the District’s Web page on Friday November 17, 2023 prior to 6 pm.


Shirley Sutherland, Administrative Assistant


This notice is posted in accordance with A.R.S. 38.431.02. All members of the public are invited to attend this meeting. Two packets containing the agenda, together with non-confidential supporting documents, will be available for public viewing at the meeting. Meeting materials may also be obtained by contacting Shirley Sutherland, Administrative Assistant at (520) 466-5542.

If any person with a disability needs any type of accommodation, please notify Shirley Sutherland, Administrative Assistant at (520) 466-5542 at least 8 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.





Many questions have been raised by the community in concern regarding proceedings of the Arizona City Fire District Board of Directors.

We elect them in Public Trust

They take office by taking an oath to uphold the bylaws of the organization and to serve on the board of directors in the best interest of the people that elected them = Public Trust Click on Hand on Bible for Arizona Uniform Oath of Public Service.

1st, all governing bodies are subject to operation under 1. The Law 2. Bylaws of said organization.

The Freedom Of Information Act

The public has a right to know, outlined in Freedom of Information Laws. Click on the image for more info.

The community has a right and privilege under Open Meeting Law to know in advance of meetings, not just time, date and location, but also the agenda. Minutes of such meetings need to be readily available and published.

We will try and fill in those blanks to help you in your pursuit of what you need to know!

Here's where we will start:

No one has been able to obtain a copy of the By Laws of the Arizona City Fire District Board of Directors. Here it is! Click on the image and download a full copy in .pdf format.


Arizona Open Meeting Act of 2010:

The community has a right and privilege under Open Meeting Law to know in advance of meetings, not just time, date and location, but also the agenda. Minutes of such meetings need to be readily available and published. Click on the image to learn and read that act. This is something we all need to know!