September 27, 2017 5 to 7 PM Public Open House to comment on potential safety improvements to New River Road between Desert Hills Drive and Interstate 17. Event held at the New River Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room (48827 N. Black Canyon Highway New River, AZ 85087). The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) wants community input regarding turning movements, sight visibility at approaches, speed consistency, and general safety along this roadway. Stop by anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to share your comments with MCDOT team members. For more information, please contact MCDOT Public Information Officer Ron Coleman at (602) 506-4038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this E-News
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 an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Deer Valley Unified School District and Maricopa County by and through its Department of Public Health (MCDPH) to provide funding for School-based Tobacco Use Prevention and Education Services; School Health Index (SHI) and School Health Implementation Plan (SHIP). Funding is in the not-to-exceed amount of $6,500.00 for the budget period beginning September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. The IGA term is September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2020.
Pursuant to A.R.S. §11-251.07 approve the 2017 Report of Active Special Taxing Districts existing under Title 48 in the County during the preceding year except those municipal and county improvement districts excluded per statute. The 2017 Report of Active Special Taxing Districts shall be on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Board and retained per ASLPR guidelines. Note: This includes a letter submitted and approved to add a property at 37027 N 19TH ST PHOENIX 85086 to the Daisy Mountain Fire District. See http://maricopa.siretechnologies.com/sirepubtest/cache/2/ukbercmwwpj04abzxq1v23so/98918209152017075831155.PDF
Planning and Zoning does not plan to have any items for our area on the agenda.
Consider approval of the amendment of Resolution 2001-01 (Permits to Work in Dedicated Maricopa County Right-of-Way) to comply with recently enacted Arizona House Bill 2365 (HB 2365). House Bill 2365 (HB 2365) passed during the 2017 Arizona Legislative Session and became effective August 9, 2017. It requires the County to establish rates, fees, and terms for; the installation, modification, or replacement by a wireless provider of a utility pole located in a right-of-way; the collocation of a small wireless facility in a right-of-way; and the collocation of a small wireless facility on a county utility pole. This issue was discussed at the September 12th community meeting with Gerard (P&D) and Brady (Env McDOT). Resource posted to Facebook.
UPDATE B201501260 - Shell Stationat 3906 W. New River Rd (1-17 and New River Road) - latest inspection 8/24/17 Electrical Other (AP Test Power 1000 amps APS). Passed.
UPDATE BA2015053 - Reid Steward request VARIANCE ON SETBACK AT FRONT OF LOT at 2620 W WOLFTRAP Rd. The revisions submitted 6/16/17 still fall short of what’s needed for an application involving hillside and little was changed from the last submittal. Civil Hearing is Oct. 26th, 2017 at 9 AM with Mr. Merkow.
CLOSED V201700902. 1238 E Cavalry Rd, New River. Complaint - Drainage Inquiry. Grading without an Approved Building Permit Sign Regulations. Stockpiling - Septic and electric too close to the well - sign - possible business being run in a residential zoning district Record Status: 9/8/17 CLOSED: Sign down. Grading returned to pre-grading condition with no adverse impact on neighboring property
NEW - V201701207 Commercial Business Operation in a Rural/Residential Zoning District without an Approved Special Use Permit. Parking and/or Storage of a Non-Accessory Vehicle(s). Notified 8/2/2017. Civil Hearing is Oct. 26th, 2017 at 9 AM with Mr. Merkow
NO UPDATES - Z2017065. Deer Valley Senior Living Facility. Request for Special Use Permit request to develop and operate a group care facility, assisted living, nursing home, or similar use on the Southeast corner of North 19th Avenue and West Yearling Road (Assessor Parcel #: 210-10-024). This is a bit out of our area but close enough to warrant looking at. Internal review due 7/12/2017. NR/DHCA found no reason to deny.
NO UPDATE V201701454. Business in Residential Area - Parking and/or Storage of a Non-Accessory Vehicle(s) Miscellaneous Junk, Trash and Debris. Location: 39612 N CENTRAL AVE, Desert Hills. Owner: Michael W./Sue K Ewens. Notified 8/30/2017. Compliance Review 9/29/2017.
NO UPDATE V201701358. Arena Illumination is Too Bright - Commercial Business Operation in a Rural/Residential Zoning District without the Proper Zoning. Location: 102 W. Desert Hills Dr., Desert Hills. Owner: Michael W./Sue K Ewens. Compliance Review 9/21/2017.
NO UPDATE V201700927. Complaint - Junk, Trash and Debris / Dilapidated building/ dried weeds / inoperable vehicles on N 3rd STREET. Notified 6/20/17.Marked as legal action 7/27/2017. Civil hearing on Sept 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM with Mr. Merkow.
NO UPDATE V201700882: Commercial Business Operation in a Rural/Residential Zoning District without the Proper Zoning Entitlement. Verified and Notified. Compliance Review 7/8/2017.
The Maricopa County Public Health department created a mobile device application called "Maricopa Healthy" to encourage and inspire a healthier lifestyle through providing healthy recipes, park and trail information, and local activities that all lend a hand to living a healthier lifestyle.
Before and after school programs in Deer Valley offer homework help, group games, arts and crafts, hands-on science and STEM opportunities, and quiet areas for reading. If you are interested in working with children, Deer Valley Unified School District is looking for qualified individuals to work in the before and after school programs. You can apply on www.dvusd.org or contact Eva Harlow at Eva.Harlow@dvusd.org for more information. Consider emphasizing that you want to help the New River Elementary School (K-6) or the Desert Mountain School (K-8).
MAG - Maricopa Association of Governments Redesigned Website
MAG Staff reported on some federal legislative items of interest. One of those efforts is to extend the Border Crossing Card zone from its current 75-mile limit to the entire state. Border Crossing Card holders are frequent, low-risk travelers to the U.S. who have undergone rigorous security checks. A University of Arizona study found that extending the limit to the entire state would result in a $181 million increase in revenues in the first year. Senator John McCain and Representative Martha McSally are in support. Draft legislation on a five-year pilot project is under review. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, who chairs the Homeland Security Committee, also is supportive. MAG’s liaison on this issue, Capitol Strategies, is working on vehicles for legislation both in the House and Senate.
Public Lands Day
Throughout September (culminating on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 30) 30 Great American Places will be featuring thirty public land locations throughout the country – one for each day of the month – as a way to highlight the breadth of America’s public lands, the people cherish these great American places, and the values these lands contribute to our hunting and fishing heritage.
Thursday, September 28, 5 to 7 PM (4th Thursday of month) Hosted by Wild Vines, 41111 N Daisy Mountain Dr, # 117, Anthem, Arizona 85086. FREE; no RSVP required.
Thursday, October 12, 7 to 8:15 AM (2nd Thursday of month) Anthem Area Chamber Morning Meeting at the Hampton Inn in Anthem. Breakfast snacks, coffee, & water provided. Business networking. Bring your business cards. Members may distribute marketing material. No registration fee. No RSVP required. Open to Members and guests.
New River Kiwanis Community Park is at 48606 N 17th Ave (from New River Rd take 15th Ave North 1/2 mile then left to Park), New River AZ 85087
September 30, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Installation Dinner at New River Kiwanis Community Park. This is our 30th year Anniversary Installation of Officers event. Dinner is served and it would be great to see you all attend. This is an open event.
October 14, 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM Kiwanis Work Day at New River Kiwanis Community Park
The Great American Seed Up
Held at Uptown Farmers Market & North Phoenix Baptist Church 5757 N Central, 85012
Friday Evening Sept 22nd – 5 to 9 PM! - Doors open for seed buying at 5 PM and you can buy seeds till 9 PM. Seed the Untold Story – featuring Bill McDorman starts at 6:30 with Q&A.
Saturday Sept 23rd – 10 AM to 2 PM! Doors open for seed buying at 10 AM and you can buy seeds till 2 PM. Seed Saving, Storage, and Starting Classes – Happening throughout the day.
The next breakfast will be on Friday, September 29th, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North, located at 10220 N Metro Pkwy E, Phoenix, AZ 85051. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM and the speaker will start at around 7:45 AM. Our guest speaker will be Inger Erickson – the Director of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Inger was named Parks and Recreation Director for the city of Phoenix in December 2015. Inger began working for the city in 1988 as a lifeguard at Coronado Pool.
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 PM - Daisy Mountain Fire District Citizen Corp (volunteers) Meeting (3rd Tuesday of every month)at Fire Station 141 (43814 N New River Rd). Guests are welcomed. 2nd hour is training.
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 to 8:30 PM - New River/Desert Hills Water Issues. Community discussion with guest speaker Doug Dunham, ADWR Ombudsman. Meeting held in the Anthem Civic Building at 3701 W Anthem Way, Anthem.
Arizona Game and Fish Department Ben Avery Shooting Facility Classes. See https://www.azgfd.com/shooting/basf/classes/ Note: Beginner class (Annie Oakley and Ben Avery Sure Shots Introductory Programs) are temporarily suspended but there are other classes available.
Thursday, October 5, 8 to 9 AM - County Coffee with Supervisor Bill Gates(1ST Thursday of each month except for July & August). Location: Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032
Tuesday, October 10, 7 to 8:30 PM -NR/DHCA Monthly Community Meeting (2nd Tuesday of each month except for July & August)at the DMFD #141 Fire Station. Speakers: See www.nrdhca.org.
Friday, October 13, 9 to 11 AM - Representative Town Hall meeting (2nd Friday of each month)at the Anthem Civic Building (3701 Anthem Way, Anthem). Speakers: Heather Carter, State Representative from State LD15 and Ben Graff, CAP Director
October 14, 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM Kiwanis Work Day at New River Kiwanis Community Park
October 14, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Kiwanis Litter Pick-up starting at New River Kiwanis Community Park
October 14-15; 21-22; 28-29 @ 9 AM to 5 PM - Pioneer Harvest Fest 2017at the Pioneer Living History Museum (3901 W. Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086, Exit 225). Pumpkin patch, hayrides, gold panning, BB Gun Range, food, and live music are only a hint of what you and your family will enjoy at Harvest Fest 2017. Check out our activities at www.pioneeraz.org.
Tuesday, September 26, 7 to 8 PM - New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/DHCA) Board Meeting at DMFD #141, 43814 N New River Rd (near New River Rd and Circle Mountain Rd).
Tuesday, September 26, 8 to 9 PM - New River Kiwanis Board Meeting at DMFD #141, 43814 N New River Rd (near New River Rd and Circle Mountain Rd.).
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.