Meeting/Events - Community (non-NR-DHCA)
our Community (non-road)
- APS’s plans to build an overhead power line in our area
LATEST NEWS March 2013 -
Click HERE for more details.
- Links to Information on Dark Skies and Light Pollution.
Light pollution is an issue that more people are
becoming aware of with growing
Check out the following websites:
Desert Foothills Astronomy Club: www.dfacaz.org - serves as an educational resource for the north valley. Promotes the hobby of astronomy, and increase public awareness of light pollution issues.
- Educational Website:
to learn more about the adverse
effects of excessive artificial light.
It has a wealth of information and resources on the different facets of light pollution.
“We have to work together to raise awareness for this because I can't even tell you how often I talk to people who don't even know what "light" pollution is! “
~ Mary Jenkins
- Article on light pollution:
- Wireless Communication Facilities (such as a cell
tower facility usually consisting of an antenna, connection cables, an equipment
facility, and support structure) in New River-Desert Hills residential
for the NR/DHCA position.
- Arizona state government showing you the money!!
If you’re wondering how the state of Arizona is spending your money, you can
now go online and find out - see
- OHV rules off-highway. See the AZ Game and Fish
Department Web page designed to inform off-highway vehicle (OHV)
enthusiasts about the rules at
- Fire Bans. Report all wildfires to 911 - Prevent
fires – think before you act. A burning cigarette is a small fire
ready to become a larger one – don’t throw it out your vehicle
window. Go to
http://www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php or call the fire
restrictions toll-free hotline at 1-877-864-6985 for current
information and contact information.
- Save Daisy Mountain - go to
Community Action Program Assistance
will be at the New River Kiwanis building,
48606 N 17th Ave, once a month to make it easier to apply for these programs. In time or crisis or unusual stress people
often need to reach out for immediate help. ANYONE income eligible (you do not have to be a senior) will be able to set up an appointment for assistance with utility discount programs, utility deposits, utility payment assistance, move in rental assistance, eviction prevention, mortgage foreclosure assistance, telephone assistance, emergency food and clothing, and other programs.
HERE for flyer. To set up your appointment and for more information, please call 623-979-3911.
Fire District News (Daisy Mountain), Citizen Corp, & Community Emergency
News (http://www.daisymountainfire.org) :
UPDATE FOR MARCH - MARCH MEETING WILL
BE MARCH 18. April will return to the regular 4th Monday of each month, 7:00 PM - Daisy
Mountain Fire District Board Meeting: Daisy Mountain Fire
Dept, 43814 N New River Rd. October Agenda -
click here. Everyone invited.
2012 - 2013 Budget presentation -
Emergency Preparedness Training:
Runs 8 consecutive Thursday evenings at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department (DMFD) station - #141 (43814 N. New River Road).
DMFD offers this FREE class developed by the Department of Homeland Security
for Local Community Preparedness and tailored for the Daisy Mountain
communities. Training is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old. Next class will start March 7 (7 PM to 10 PM) and run 8 consecutive Thursday eventings.
Developed by the Department of Homeland Security for Local Community
Preparedness, this 24 hours of training is provided FREE of charge. This is
8 consecutive Thursday evenings (7 PM to 10 PM). This class is tailored to
the Phoenix area and more specifically, the Daisy Mountain communities.
Training is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old. Register now.
This training will enable you to identify and reduce potential hazards in your home and
workplaces. You will also learn what steps to take that will prepare you
for a disaster. To register or get more information, please visit
CERT@DMFD.org or call Paul
Schickel at (623) 695-1424.
3rd Tuesday of each month,
6:00 PM - Citizen Corp Meeting (CERT and Fire Corps)
at the Fire Station 141 (43814 N New River Rd., New River, AZ)
- CERT members and general public invited.
IS-22 -- Are You
Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness -
This class may be taken as an independent studies course on your
CPR and AED class for the Community and Workplace. This class utilizes the American Safety and Health Institute curriculum and certified instructors. August 30 - 6 PM to 10 PM. Space is limited so registration is required. Cost: $15, but is free to Citizen Corps Volunteers. Click
for more ..
First Aid class for the Community and Workplace. This class utilizes the American Safety and Health Institute curriculum and certified instructors.
September 6 - 6 PM to 10 PM. Space is limited so registration is required. Cost: $15, but is free to Citizen Corps Volunteers. Click
for more ..
Road Projects - MCDOT (Maricopa County
Department of Transportation)
MCDOT Contact: Roberta Crowe, Public Information Officer -- Phone: (602) 506-8003.
Fig Springs Road - NO UPDATES SINCE Feburary 10 - Work continues on the MCDOT is preparing a “scoping” report for the proposed improvements to Fig Springs Road - approximately 0.90 miles from New River Road to 7th Avenue. It is currently an unpaved, non-engineered road constructed partially on public right-of-way. The Project is being designed as a paved Rural Minor Collector, with improve substandard roadway geometry for safety and accessibility. The included drainage improvements will create all weather access. Over the next few weeks, MCDOT will have personnel conducting various surveys and inspections. No timeline has been given for the project.
- New River Road - - NO UPDATES FOR DECEMBER 2012
Road Projects - ADOT
(Arizona Department of Transportation)