Wednesday, April 5, 2023

April 13th Community News



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APRIL 19th - 9:00am

The following information is from the Yavapai County Planning & Development website.  Before attending the Board of Supervisors' Meeting, please check the BOS website to ascertain this item remains on their Agenda. 
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Verde Valley School Use Permit PLA22-000026

Meeting Location:  10 S. 6th St. Cottonwood, Az. - Virtual Meeting Link   

Meeting Date:  4/19/2023 9:00:00 AM

Click on the hyperlink to view a description of the project, the applicant’s letter of intent & site plan.  You can leave your comments on the project here and they will go directly to Yavapai County: Letter of intent/Site Plan/Public Comment Form  

Artists Open Studio Event
See Local Artists at Work - APRIL 28-30th, 10am - 5pm daily
Sedona-Cottonwood-Clarkdale-Camp Verde-VOC
Click HERE to view or download a combined 7-page announcement with the artists and locations listed.  Click HERE to go directly to the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition website for the latest information. 

DEADLINE is April 30th

The committee encourages all residents to take (and share) the brief, anonymous survey that can be found on the AiR website -  The survey asks for your opinion on themes and selection criteria.   

Click HERE to go directly to the survey. 

Click HERE to view or download the 9-page Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau March 31st Local Events newsletter in PDF format. 
Click HERE to view or download their 5-page April 3rd Business Bulletin. 

Click HERE to view or download a copy of the 11-page April Newsletter in PDF format from the Sedona Public Library.

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9:00 A.M. Thursday, April 13th, 2023
Representatives, Alternates and Committee members are automatically on the guest list and will receive the meeting links in a separate email message.  No need to RSVP.

Guests must RSVP to receive the ZOOM link and to be on the attendees list.   If you would like to join the meeting, send an email to with your name and email address. You will be added to the guest list.  We welcome you!

ZOOM Meeting
The ZOOM Waiting Room opens at 8:30am.  Each attendee will need to check in prior to the 9:00am start time.  Please arrive early so you can be checked in by the host.  See meeting protocols for rules pertaining to this meeting.  
  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call – Mary Pope
  3. Approval of Agenda - John Wichert
  4. President’s Report – John Wichert
    1. Meeting with YC Development Services
  5. Secretary’s Report – Mary Pope
    1. Approve March minutes
    2. Changes to Member Organizations and/or Representatives
  6. Treasurer’s Report – Patty Reski
    1. Current financial standing
  7. Unfinished Business
    1. 501(c) 3 Status – Patty Reski 
  8. New Business
    1. Drones in CNF - John Wichert
    2. Membership – Nancy Maple
      1. Revised Purpose/Scope (Discussion/Vote)
    3. Updated Policy on Committees (Discussion/Vote)
  9. Committee Reports
    1. Community Plan – Joe Skidmore
    2. P&Z – Bob Marriott
      1. Sedona Vista Village – Art Shows YC BOS decision
      2. Verde Valley School – YC P&Z decision
      3. Patel property request for federal flood mitigation funds
    3. APS Transmission line subcommittee – John Wichert
      1. USFS timeline
    4. Website Committee – Pat Robles
      1. Proposals (Discussion/Vote)
    5. VVTPO Liaison – Steve Fiedler
        9. Announcements

Next P&Z Meeting:  
Next EB Meeting: Tuesday May 2, 3pm, location TBD
Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, May 11, 9am via ZOOM

Meetings are posted on the BPRCC calendar and are open to the public.  Email for additional details.
Big Park Regional Coordinating Council: MEETINGS (
BPRCC Zoom Meeting Guest Etiquette
  1. Identify yourself with first and last name when you set up your zoom profile. 
  2. Arrive at least 10-20 minutes early.  Guests will be checked against our RSVP list and admitted by the co-host.
  3. We will lock the meeting at 9:15—no late entrance to avoid distraction.
  4. Audio Settings/Options
  5. Zoom will give you audio options - choose computer audio. Other audio options can generate disruptive feedback.
  6. While in the waiting room, test your audio to make sure it is working.
  7. When admitted to the meeting, your audio will be automatically muted.  When called on to speak, you will need to Unmute your audio first.
  8. Make sure you are familiar with the Raise Hand command on the toolbar.  This is the only means that the Chair and presenters can see that you wish to speak. and helps to maintain an orderly and efficient meeting. 
  9. The BPRCC Code of Conduct and Basic Rules of Parliamentary Procedure will be in effect at this meeting.  As a reminder, you will find them included with this message.  Click here to Download PDF 

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