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.
May 23 meeting – No agenda posted yet but these are tentatively scheduled to be heard
BA2018083 Rasa Property. Applicant/Owner: David Shaw / Raza Properties, LLC Location: 1238 E. Calvary Rd. Request: Variance to permit: 1) Existing side yard setback of 25’ where 30’ is the minimum permitted. Planner: Eric Smith. Status: NR/DHCA is studying this.
Other BOA Cases of interest
NEW BA2019019. Applicant: Carolyn Oberholtzer. Location: Shell Station, 3906 W New River Rd. (Parcel 202-12-045) Request: Variance to permit off site advertising sign size of 14 ft x 48 ft and increased height of 66 ft. Status: 4/22/19 assigned to Jaclyn for review. R. Applegate. NR/DHCA opposed.
Information: You can submit Special Use Permits electronically (no paper required). Click HERE for Guide.
April 12 – Stakeholders Meeting (no decisions made – collecting input)
TA2018002 – Text amendment requested by an applicant (not the county) to update the current MCZO ordinance for Group Homes. Status: NR/DHCA attended and suggested a few tweaks that appeared to be accepted; we will be checking https://www.maricopa.gov/2778/Active-Regulatory-Process to see if they are implemented.
April 25 – Planning and Zoning Commission meeting
TA2018002 – Continuedto May 30 ZIPPOR meeting (see below)
Z2018096 (Cont. from 4/11/19) Applicant: Rose Law Group Location: Generally located on the east side of 12th St. approx. 1,500’ northeast of the intersection of Cloud Rd. and 12th St. Request: Special Use Permit (SUP) for pet sitting and dog daycare - Dog Gone Purr-Fect Pet Sitting and Doggie Daycare. Status: County Staff recommends: Approve with conditions. NR/DHCA had no objections.
May 3 - Stakeholders Meeting (no decisions made – collecting input)
NEW Z2019019 Anchorpoint Welding. Applicant: Hans and Gall Thiele. Related Case: V201801196 - Business in Residential Area. Location: 35011 N. 10th Street. (Parcel 211 -52-105B). Request: Special Use Permit to operate its small welding business. Status: Permit will take off violation. All daily fines to be waived if terms are met and case can be closed. NR/DHCA is opposed to SUP.
NEW Z2019027 JTM Trucking. Owner: Teresa Mittleider Location 34722 N 16th Street. (Parcel 211-52-071). Request: Special Use Permit to store/park trucks on their large residential property. NR/DHCA has no objections.
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, May 9, 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 marerial. Open to Members and guests.
Thursday, May 9, 7 PM (2nd Thursday of month) Kiwanis Board Meeting @ Kiwanis Community Park, 48606 N 17th Ave, New River, AZ 85087.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6pm – 10pm. CPR and AEDfor the Community and Workplace, utilizing the American Safety and Health Institute curriculum and certified instructors. Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, 43814 N New River Road, New River, AZ 85087 (map). More at https://goo.gl/Me4pSX.
Friday, May 10, 9 AM- Representative Town Hall meeting(2nd Friday of each month) @ Anthem Civic Building (3701 Anthem Way, Anthem). Catch up on the community news and then hear from Speakers: County Assessor’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Lesley Kratz and/or Legislation Officer Ryan Boyd.
Saturday, May 11, 8 to 11 AM - Kiwanis Work Day @ New River Kiwanis 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, May 14 7 PM - NR/DHCA Monthly Community Meeting @ My Crossroads Christian Fellowship (42425 N New River Rd, New River AZ 85086). Catch up on the community news followed by our special speaker: Brian McQuiston, Plumbing Masters.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6pm – 10pm. First Aid for the Community and Workplace, utilizing the American Safety and Health Institute curriculum and certified instructors. Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, 43814 N New River Road, New River, AZ 85087 (map). More at https://goo.gl/4CvuCV
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 2 to 3 PM Water, Black Canyon City & Me event “Wild and Scenic: The Natural and Cultural Importance of the Agua Fria River” presented by Dr. Connie Stone @ Pioneer Masonic Lodge 82 (formerly Albins Civic Center), 19055 EK Mine, Black Canyon City.
Tuesday, May 21, 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: June 18, September 17; no meeting July & August (summer break).
Thursday, May 23, 5-8 PM – Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours @ Anthem Law, 42104 N Venture Dr suite D-126, Anthem, AZ 85086. Mix and mingle with local business owners and community leaders. Guests are always welcome.
June 15, 8 AM start - Ham Radio Technician Class. 3 consecutive Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, June 15th, June 22nd, and June 29th @ Daisy Mountain Fire Station 145, 1120 W Desert Hills Dr, Desert Hills AZ 85086 (map). Details at https://rebrand.ly/12aa9.
June 6, 8 AM. County Coffee - County Coffee with Supervisor Bill Gates(1st Thursday of each month except as notified) at the North Mountain Brewing, 522 E. Dunlap Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020 Special Speaker: Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego as part of National County Government Month. Future meetings: September; no meetings May, July & August.
July 24, 5 to 8 PM, AZ Well Owner Workshop @ Canon School, 34630 S School Loop Rd, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324. Sign up at http://bit.ly/Well_Workshop to get FREE book on wells. This is another FREE Water, Black Canyon City & Me event
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.