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>>>>>>>ALERT- SPECIAL NEWS
Four NRDHCA board members (Ed Taylor, Alan Muller, Neil Rifenbark & Darren Forstie) were up for re-election in March, 2019. They were all re-elected on March 26th and we thank them for their community involvement
District 3 Farm-City Breakfast
The Maricopa County Farm Bureau, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension and your Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, invite you to join them for a catered breakfast on the farm
Date/Time: April 3, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: AZ Wholesale Nursery at: 24032 N. 19th Ave, 85085
Please bring any of these items to donate to the local food bank: (Most Needed Items: Peanut Butter, Canned Protein, Canned Ravioli, Canned Fruits (no sugar added or packed in 100% fruit juice), Canned Vegetables (no or low sodium), Dry or Canned Beans, Cereal (whole grain or 100% whole wheat - boxed)
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.
In this E-New
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 proclaim April 2019 as National County Government Month.
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Recreation and Public Purposes Lease between the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Maricopa County (County) for three parcels of land on which the County plans to develop recreational facilities for the Vulture Mountain Recreation Area (VMRA).
Approve new traffic controls (No Stopping, Standing, Parking Any Time) on unincorporated right-of-way at the following locations:
1. A No Stopping, Standing, Parking Any Time Zone on Interstate 17 Frontage Road from 145 feet south of New River Road north to New River Road (east side only).
2. A No Stopping, Standing, Parking Any Time Zone on New River Road from Interstate 17 Frontage Road to 130 feet east of Interstate 17 Frontage Road (south side only).
April 10: No agenda is posted but tentatively there will be no P&D cases for our area.
BA2018073 (1st reported 10/29/2018). Applicant/Owner: Joanna McBride, API 203-07-459@ 3010 W. Feather Sound Dr in Anthem. Has 2 requests:
1) Proposed terrace wall 2 feet from side (southeast) property line where 14 feet is the minimum required per R1-35 RUPD standards as approved with Z95-53 and;
2) Proposed hillside disturbance of 1,438 sq. ft. outside the lot’s buildable area
Maricopa County P&D staff states that the request fails to meet the statutory test for variance approval
BA2018027 (1st reported in April 2018). Stewart Cameron @ 2620 W Wolftrap Rd. Request: Septic System to be outside of building envelope and building to be set 12' closer to road encroaching setback. NR/DHCA recommendation: Denial. Status: Closed on 03/22/2019 by Raymond Banker due to inactivity. No resubmittal received by applicant.
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.
March 14 – No cases for our area
March 29 – No cases for our area
April 11 –agenda is not posted but this case is scheduled for meeting
UPDATE - LU20190019: Land Use Case – Home Business. Request from: Don Curtis @ 1411 E Blue Wash Rd. New River, AZ, 85087. Status: Approved by staff on 3.13.19
UPDATE - LU20190009: Land Use Case - Request for Mobile Veterinary Practice by Christine McCormick (37506 N 11th Ave Phoenix, AZ, 85086). Status: Marked as Case Approved on 03/05/2019 by Raymond Banker
Feb – March for Zip Codes 85085, 85086, 85087
No new Board of Adjustment, Special Use Permits, or Zone Cases are posted.
13 properties were notified of violations and 22 closed.
1 administrative remedy for case submitted 2/25/19 at N 37TH AVE. New River
Executed Compliance Agreement with terms: 1) Payment of a $300.00 NCF upon execution; 2) (Re)submit all necessary applications to address the unpermitted construction/grading issues by 5/3/19; and 3) Bring property into compliance by no later than 7/31/19 with completed permits. Daily fines of $30.00 to accrue from execution and to increase to $50.00 on 8/1/19 if terms are not met. All daily fines to be waived if terms are met and case can be closed.
March 27 – FY2020 Budget and Five Year Capital Improvements and Major Improvement Program approved.
Next meeting Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Flood Control District
Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)
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.
Wednesday, April 3, 8 to 10 AM, Farm-City Breakfast at AZ Wholesale Nursery (24032 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85085) with Maricopa County Farm Bureau, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension and your Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, invite you to join us for a catered breakfast on the farm. Help us combat hunger in our community by bringing needed food items.
Tuesday, April 9, 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: Gregory Epperson, Managing Supervisor. Water and Waste Management Division.
Thursday, April 11, 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 collateral. Open to Members and guests.
Thursday, April 11,7 PM (2nd Thursday of month) Kiwanis Board Meeting at the Community Park )48606 N 17th Ave, New River, AZ 85087)
Friday, April 12, 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 Speakers: Micah Grondin (Tonto National Forest – Cave Creek Ranger District), Heather Macre (Member of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board for the Central Arizona Project)
Saturday, April 13, 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.
Saturday, April 13, 9 AM To 4 PM –Chamber Business Expo and Career Fair @ Ace Hardware Plaza, 3440 W Anthem Way, that puts LOCAL BUSINESS FORWARD and showcases ONLY LOCAL businesses and employment opportunities.
Tuesday, April 16, 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: May 21 but no meeting July & August.
Saturday, April 27, 8 AM to 11 AM Friends of Daisy Mountain Trails Road Litter Pickup. Could be done sooner if we have enough volunteers. Meet at corner of Whisper Court and Gavilan Peak Rd. to receive your safety vest and instructions. Sponsored by Friends of Daisy Mountain Trails.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3 to 5 PM Water, Black Canyon City & Me event. Theme “Conserving Water and Natural Beauty” at the Black Canyon City Community Library, 34701 S Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324.
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.
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
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.