Minutes of April, 2003 Meeting
BIG PARK REGIONAL COORDINATING COUNCIL (BPRCC)
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
April 10, 2003
Village of Oak Creek Community Center
i. The SR 179 scope development team will have some meetings in the Phoenix. To support this effort by BPRCC reps., an expenditure provision is requested from the Council of $450, including development of a Transportation library. Although unbudgeted, these funds would be obtained from the left-over fund balance from 2002. Motion approved to support the $450 expense.
ii. Vice Chairman Jim Patterson reported Bike lane(s) should be included in the SR179 scoping requirements, consistent with new AZ law (HB 2503). The City of Sedona have requested bike lanes on both sides of their portion of SR 179. It was also reported that ADOT is establishing a website for the SR 179 project.
i. Coyote Station Update—Judy Cooper reported that a meeting was held with local reps and the Shell Oil Company to discuss the canopy color on the new Shell gas station. The Shell Oil rep agreed to replace the Yellow canopy with one of a brown color, similar to the other buildings in the Coyote Station complex. KSB and Joanne Johnson were acknowledged as key in the success of this effort. It was agreed that the Big Park Council send a letter of thanks to KSB for its support and, after the canopy color is changed, to the Shell Oil Company.
ii. “The Orchards” Development – Chairperson Judy Cooper presented the proposed comment letter to the Yavapai County P& Z Commission. The comments raised some concerns related to:
1. Location of the project relative to the 100 year flood plain;
2. On site Sewage disposal facilities location;
3. Safe access and egress for the home sites relative to the flood plain;
4. Park Land access;
5. Water source confirmation.
These recommendations were approved by the Council.
i. Community Park Update—Dorothy Hores reported that the Big Park area is essentially land locked and that it will be difficult to find a stand- alone site of approximately 10 acres in size to support a Park location. There may be some opportunity, however, to develop smaller pocket parks linked together with pathways. Park funding of $10,000 has been promised by both the Kiwanis and VOCA for development of the Park complex. Based this support, Chip Davis agreed to seek matching funds from Yavapai County. There will be another meeting next week with the County, Big Park and school PTA to establish a plan on what “we” want in the park, again with strong County support.
ii. Swimming Program Update—It was announced that the Hilton (Steve Miller) have agreed to host the swim program again this summer on Sundays. May 4th will be opening day – from noon to 4PM. Volunteers are needed to cover 2 hour shifts. It was agreed the Council send a letter of thanks to the Hilton for its support.
iii. Skateboard day–- The next skateboard outing will be on April 19th and one additional day will be scheduled before the end of school.
1. VOCA will be sponsoring a Silent Auction fundraiser on Friday, May 9th from 5PM to 8PM. Proceeds will go towards Park improvements;
2. A Funfest will be held on May 19th at Big Park Community School.
Meeting adjourned at 10:20 AM.