Section 1 - County Reports and News affecting our area including upcoming meetings for the County Board of Supervisors, Board of Adjustment, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Transportation Advisory Board
Section 2 - Notices and News that affect our area.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute an Intergovernmental Services Agreement (IGA) between the Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) and the Deer Valley Unified School District #97 for MCAQD to provide up to $288,421 in federal DERA sub-award funding to Deer Valley Unified School District #97 for the replacement of seven diesel-powered school buses. This Agreement will provide up to $288,421 in funds to support the State Clean Diesel Program and benefit air quality by replacing one 1997, three 1999, and three 2000 model year diesel school buses with seven new 2019 ultra-low sulfur diesel buses. Matching funds of 75% will be provided by Deer Valley Unified School District #97.
Approve the appointment of Jay Ruffner Jr. to the State Board of Equalization as nominated by Supervisorial District 3. The term of appointment will be effective June 27, 2018 through December 31, 2020. The mission of the Board is to provide a fair and impartial venue for property owners, county assessors and the Department of Revenue to challenge the valuation and classification of real and personal property that is subject to taxation.
Approve the appointment of Jay Ruffner Jr. to the State Board of Equalization as nominated by Supervisorial District 3. The term of appointment will be effective June 27, 2018 through December 31, 2020.
No Planning & Zoning cases scheduled for our area on the BOS agenda.
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 11-424.01(A) ”fix the salaries for the Constables in 16 precincts including North Valley at $48, 294 and $67,000 commencing a four year term on January 1, 2019. The North Valley Precincts for Constables and Justice of Peace covers Anthem and Desert Hill - see map at https://recorder.maricopa.gov/reviewer/default.htm?DistrictType=J&DistrictCode=011). Constables upon their first election will receive salaries of $48,294. Constables upon their re-election will receive salaries of $67,000. These precincts set for salary adjustments have more the 16,000 registered voters. The remaining 9 Constable Precincts are not up for re-election and do not meet the criteria for salary adjustments. One of the 9 is the Desert Ridge precinct that covers New River.
County received $408,697.86 of National Forest Fees for FY 2017-18/FY 2017.
Note: Under federal law, local governments (usually counties) are compensated through various programs for reductions to their property tax bases due to the presence of most federally owned land.
Donations and Parks Souvenir Fund have been increasing and therefore provided funding otherwise not available at no cost to taxpayers.
Approve the reappointments of Board of Supervisors (BOS) District 3 representatives to the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) to serve one-year terms, commencing on July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Samuel T. Crump
Anthony (Tony) Gutowski
Change to the District 3 representative for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. Anne Lynch has resigned. The BOS appointed Eric Mears effective June 13, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The Commission acts in an advisory role to the Board of Supervisors on matters pertaining to parks and recreation.
Z2018012 Applicant: Nick Wood, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P. Location: SEC of Carefree Hwy. and 7th St. Request: Modification of Conditions to the C-2 PD Zoning (cases Z97-48 & Z2006038) to allow the installation of attached signage – Discount Tire. NR/DHCA had no objections.
Z2018037 Applicant: Leodra Bowdell, Phoenix Permit Service, LLC Location: The lot north and adjacent to Burger King on the NWC of Carefree Hwy. and 7th St. Request: Modification of Conditions ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, and ‘e’ to the C-2 PD Zoning (Case #Z98-100 to permit a commercial development without an Improvement District sewer system – 7th Street Commercial Building. NR/DHCA had no objections since there two of the stipulations are:
The onsite septic system designs will be submitted to MCESD for approval. Wastewater discharge will consist of typical sewage only, and will not include any motor oil, gasoline, paint, varnish, solvent, pesticide, fertilizer, or other material not generally associated with toilet flushing, food preparation, laundry, or personal hygiene
The owner will abandon the septic systems and connect to a public sewer system when one is available, and participate in a fair share of the public sewer system funding.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
ADEQ provides a daily forecast for air quality and issues HPAs or Health Watches when these conditions exist. Please visit azdeq.gov/environ/air/ozone/ensemble.pdf or call (602) 771-2367 for tomorrow’s forecast or SUBSCRIBE to receive air quality forecasts via email and/or text message.
CONTACT: CONTACT: Erin Jordan – 602-771-2215 desk/602-540-8072 cell
State Transportation Board approves 2019-2023 Five-Year Construction Program
Program includes Interstate 17: Anthem to the Sunset Point Rest Area: This project allows for the design and widening of I-17 in areas between Anthem and Sunset Point, with specific areas and projects still under study.
$15 million (ADOT) and $10 million (Maricopa Association of Governments) for design in FY 2019
$168 million for widening in FY 2021 and FY 2022 (this includes $128 million from ADOT and $40 million from MAG)
Mission: Our mission is to provide interdisciplinary, collaborative STEM experiences that foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Vision: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders!
Educators Rising State Champions - Educators Rising is a national organization that helps students explore teaching as a potential career path. This year, we only had one state champion - Anna Sigalov, Boulder Creek High School - E-Portfolio.
Parents of new K-8 students can register this summer between July 2 and July 19 (closed July 4 and July 5) at Boulder Creek HS: Monday – Thursday from 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Boulder Creek High School is located at 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy in Anthem
MAG - Maricopa Association of Governments Redesigned Website
Trail Map - https://geo.azmag.gov/maps/recreation/ MAG and the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance put this map on the MAG site. Has quite a bit of data that Ken’s group has been working on. We explored this map a bit. It has land ownership, major regional trails county wide, a little saguaro symbol that links you to parks/sites, and more.
Thursday, July 12, 5 to 7 PM (2nd Thursday of month). Make plans to attend the Anthem Area Chamber Morning Meeting, the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7 - 8:15am, at the Hampton Inn in Anthem. Breakfast snacks, coffee & water provided. Business networking. Bring your business cards. Members may distribute marketing collateral. No registration fee. No RSVP required. Open to Members and guests. Agenda:
Thursday, July 26, 7 to 8:15 AM (4th Thursday of month). Join the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours, 5-7pm on the 4th Thursday of each month (Jan-Oct). Mix and mingle with local business owners and community leaders. Guests are always welcome. Bring your business cards. Light appetizers, refreshments, and catered or cash bar available.
Shopping Extravaganza Ticket Sales - Now until tickets are gone before event. Support the Daisy Mountain Fire Fighters Charites collaborating with DMFM Citizen Corp. This event will be October 6 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Outlets at Anthem. Get your tickets now from DMFM Citizen Corp. Enjoy exclusive shopping discounts, lunch, wine and chocolate tasting, a gift bag, and a chance to win $25,000 in retail gift cards! Tickets are only $25, and $15 goes back to Daisy Mountain Fire Fighters Charites for every ticket we sell! Contact Ann Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-293-8628. You can also Click Here to buy online. When buying online, be sure to designate Daisy Mountain Fire Fighters Charites as your charity of choice.
CANCELLED for July & August - County Coffee with Supervisor Bill Gates(1st Thursday of each month except for July & August). Next Meeting: September 6, 2018
CANCELLED for July & August -NR/DHCA Monthly Community Meeting(2nd Tuesday of each month except for July & August)at the DMFD #141 Fire Station. Next Meeting: September11, 2018.
CANCELLED for July & August - Open Conversation with Supervisor Gates(3rd Tuesday of each month except for July & August). Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Dept. Station #145, 1120 W Desert Hills Dr., Desert Hills. Public invited. Future Dates: September 18, October 23. Note: No meeting July & August.
July 3, 6-10 p.m. (fireworks at 9:30 p.m.) Independence Day Celebration @ Anthem Community Park (41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway). Thousands of people Valley-wide come together to celebrate the annual Anthem Independence Day Celebration. Along with a fireworks display, fun rides, activities and festival food, families bring blankets and lawn chairs and sit back to enjoy the fun-filled event. More at http://www.onlineatanthem.com/events/independence_day_celebration.php.
July 12, 7 to 8 PM - FREE - Learn Continuous Chest Compression CPR), Anthem Civic Building (3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ). Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical is conducting this FREE one-hour course uses the Arizona Department of Health Services SHARE curriculum and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact. Class is partially lecture and partially hands-on. It may help you save the life of someone you know.
Friday, July 13, 9 to 11 AM - Representative Town Hall meeting (2nd Friday of each month) at the Anthem Civic Building (3701 Anthem Way, Anthem). Speaker: Kate Brophy-McGee, State Senator for LD28 and Tom Van Dorn, Phoenix Black Mountain District Commander (covers Phoenix area around us)
Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 PM - Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical Department Citizen Corp (volunteers) Meeting @ Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical # 141 @ 43814 N New River Rd. Everyone welcomed.
Thursday, July 23, 7 to 8:30 - Daisy Mountain Fire District board meeting. Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Dept. Station #145, 1120 W Desert Hills Dr., Desert Hills. Public invited.
Tuesday, July 24, 7 to 8 PM- New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/DHCA) Board Meeting @ Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Dept. Station #145, 1120 W Desert Hills Dr., Desert Hills.
Tuesday, July 24, 8 to 9 PM - New River Kiwanis Board Meeting @ Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Dept. Station #145, 1120 W Desert Hills Dr., Desert Hills
Note: Introductory Firearms Program Classes are currently closed for the summer. They will resume on Oct. 20, 2018. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Registration will open again about 2 weeks prior to the first class.
Desert Foothills Astronomy Club (DFAC). Meetings places, dates and times are based on speaker availability. For more information on the meeting and activities, see the DFAC Events page at www.dfacaz.org.