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File #: 15-197    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT Staff Contact: Erik Strunk, Director, Community Services
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4932, 2. IGA AZ Game and Fish
RESOLUTION TO ADOPT INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY FISHING PROGRAM AT BONSALL PARK
Staff Contact: Erik Strunk, Director, Community Services
Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a new, four-year intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to continue the Community Fishing Program at Bonsall Park.
Background

The "Arizona's Community Fishing Program" is recognized nationally as one of the best in the United States. Through this program, the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks 21 designated urban lakes located in 11 different cities with trout, catfish and sunfish. The program is designed to introduce individuals to the joys of fishing, educate them on state laws and how to safely use bait and tackle equipment used for fishing. It does so in partnership with participating municipalities and volunteers who donate their time to educate. The program operates under the premise of "if people can't get out of town to fish, we will bring fish into town for the people" and is designed to provide convenient, affordable, accessible and fun fishing for anglers of all ages and abilities. The people who fish at these lakes are required to have an urban fishing license.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently notified the Glendale Community Services Department that it would like to continue its designation of the one-acre lake located at Bonsall Park as part of its "Arizona's Community Fishing Program" beyond the current June 30, 2015 program deadline. The new IGA agreement would continue the program for an additional four year period, until June 30, 2019.
Analysis

If approved by Council, Glendale Community Services Department would continue to be a member of this program and partner with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to...

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