Please bring a canned good or non-perishable item to donate to the local food bank.
Your local farmers and ranchers will be there to answer any questions about farming practices or what is grown in the county.
You will also have an opportunity to raise your own issues.
Please attend and bring a neighbor or two– farmer, suburban neighbor or both!
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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.
Adopt a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Board of Supervisors and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) that delineates the roles, responsibilities and expectations of all parties related to design, construction, and future operating and maintenance expenses involving the new MASH facility. The MOU includes the County’s forecasted financial obligation with any gap in funding to be garnered through donations via a non-profit organization with a qualified 501(c)(3) status. Also included are options available to the Board in the event of insufficient funding received through private donations. This item was heard in Executive Session on January 28, 2019, and February 25, 2019.
Information: You can submit Special Use Permits electronically (no paper required). Please note: All EDR application submittals go through the same standard review process as hardcopy paper submittals. Submittal of an EDR application does not expedite the review. Click HERE for Guide.
February 28, 2019 Public Meeting with Zoning, Infrastructure, Policy, Procedure & Ordinance Review Committee (ZIPPPOR)
UPDATE - Z2018096. Special Use Permit to run a home based dog sitting business. Location: Dog-Gone Purrr-Fect Pet Sitting and Doggie Daycare at 36735 N. 12th ST., Desert Hills. Owner: Noelle Alcaraz-Strasser. Status: No updates since December 2019.
V201701670 –Owner: Michael R/Amy Jo Remington. From the original September 2017 complaint -http://nophonews.com/16-neglected-animals-seized-at-new-river-ranch-for-deaf-youth/. Location: 48411 N 31st Ave., New River AZ 85087 (APN 202-11-042B). Status February 14, 2019: The Board of Adjustment approved the Temporary Use Permit in regards to the RV that was being used on the property. A follow up inspection will be conducted to ascertain whether the junk, trash and debris were removed and if the violation case can be closed.
Notes related to cases in 85087, 85086, and 85085 zip codes:
No new Board of Adjustment, Special Use Permits, or Zoning Cases are posted.
8 properties were notified of violations and 7 closed.
GROUNDWATER RECHARGE FREE FOR PUBLIC AGENCIES ON DISTRICT LAND
PHOENIX ─ Groundwater recharge is a process where water moves downward from the surface to an underground holding place called an aquifer. In the last 23 years, several public agencies have approached the Flood Control District of Maricopa County (FCD or District) for groundwater recharge on District land. Faced with high costs to accommodate both flood facilities plus an annual lease amounting to 10% of property value, the entities decided to pass on the opportunity or look elsewhere. The District Board of Directors passed a resolution last year allowing FCD lands to be used for groundwater recharge at no cost to other public agencies. This provision was contingent on Board approval for use of District facilities and the project must not interfere with or degrade FCD structures or incur additional cost to the District. For more, go to: https://www.maricopa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=623
Check out this Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) site for the short and long-term drought status report for Arizona, produced by the State Drought Monitoring Technical Committee (MTC). Drought Status webpage. You can also sign up for their newsletter.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
https://azdeq.gov/PHOENIX/Forecast - ADEQ provides a daily forecast for air quality and issues HPAs or Health Watches when these conditions exist. You can also SUBSCRIBE to receive air quality forecasts via email and/or text message. You can also contact Erin Jordan – 602-771-2215 desk/602-540-8072 cell.
Job Offers for 2020 Census
If you are looking for an excellent source of extra income, assisting communities to get a complete count of residents and job flexibility working for Decennial Census might be right for you. Opportunities range from working from home, field supervisor, recruiting assistant, office manager, admin manger, clerks, supervisory clerks and many more. You must be 18 years or older, a U.S. Citizen with a valid social security number, must complete and pass a background check, available to work days/evenings and/or weekends (depending on position), and you may not hold political position or engage in partisan political activities while on duty.
For more information on available Office Management positions please visit www.census.gov/fieldjobs. You must apply through USAJobs.gov. For Recruiting Assistants, Clerks and Field Positions please go to www.2020census.gov/jobs to access the online application and assessments.
Thursday, March 14, 7 AM (2nd Thursday of month). Make plans to attend the Anthem Area Chamber Morning Meeting, the 2nd Thursday of each month 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.
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5 to 7:00 PM. Join the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours. 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. Check back with https://www.facebook.com/anthemareachamber for location.
Saturday, March 2, 3 PM to 4:45 PM Water in Arizona: Past, Present, Future. Speaker: Dr. Paul Hirt, Professor of History, Senior Sustainability Scholar at ASU. Held at Black Canyon City Library 34630 School Loop Rd. Black Canyon City, AZ 85324.
Friday, March 8, 9 AM - Representative Town Hall meeting(2nd Friday of each month) at the Anthem Civic Building (3701 Anthem Way, Anthem). Catch up on the community news and then hear from Speaker: Reid Spaulding (Maricopa County Deputy Manager) and Jan Hancock (Maricopa Trail Park Foundation).
Saturday, March 9, 8 to 11 AM - Kiwanis Work Day @ New River Kiwanis Park Clubhouse (48606 N 17th Ave, New River, AZ 85087). Repair and clean up the park. Community meeting following from 11 to 12 at the club house.
Tuesday, March 12, 7 PM - NR/DHCA Monthly Community Meeting (2nd Tuesday of each month except for July & August) @ My Crossroads Christian Fellowship (42425 N New River Rd, New River AZ 85086). Catch up on the community news followed by our special speaker: Heather Macre, Member of the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors and DMFM Chief Mark Nichols, 5 year plan & budget
Thursday, March 14, 7 AM (2nd Thursday of month) Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce @ Hampton Inn in Anthem. Breakfast snacks, coffee & water provided. Business networking. Bring your business cards. Members may distribute marketing material. Open to Members and guests.
Tuesday, March 19, 12 -1 PM - Open Conversation with Supervisor Gates(3rd Tuesday of each month except as noted). Discuss any County issues with Supervisor Gates and/or his staff. Held at the Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Dept. Station #145, 1120 W Desert Hills Dr., Desert Hills. Public invited. Future meetings: April 16, May 21 but no meeting July & August.
Friday, March 22, 7:30 AM. Phoenix District 1 Breakfast Public Meeting at the Double Tree Hotel Phoenix North (10220 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051). Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. and the guest speaker will start at around 7:45 a.m.
Saturday March 23 & Sunday March 24, 10 AM to 4 PM both days - Anthem Days and the kickoff of Anthem's 20th anniversary will occur at Community Park (Community Park 41703 N Gavilan Peak Pkwy 85086). This is Anthem's premier business expo with booths/vendors, food court, live entertainment, carnival and more! See more at: http://www.onlineatanthem.com/events/anthem_days.php
Monday, March 25, 7- 8:30PM - Daisy Mountain Fire District board meeting. Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Dept. Station #145, 1120 W Desert Hills Dr., Desert Hills. Public invited.
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5 to 7:00 PM. Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. 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. Check back with https://www.facebook.com/anthemareachamber for location.
Saturday, April 13, 9 AM To 4 PM –Chamber Business Expo and Career Fair that puts LOCAL BUSINESS FORWARD and showcases ONLY LOCAL businesses and employment opportunities.
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.