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Minutes of January, 2006 Meeting


Big Park Regional Coordinating Council

Minutes of January 23, 2006 Meeting

1.   The January 12, 2006 meeting of the Big Park Regional Coordinating Council was called to order at 9:00 a. m. by President Don Beard in the Big Park Fire Station meeting room, immediately followed by the pledge to the flag.


2.   In attendance were twelve (12) members and four (4) alternates, a quorum.


3.   Agenda: No items were added to the Agenda, which had been prepared by the Executive Committee, and circulated prior to the meeting.


4.   The minutes of the December 9, 2005 meeting were accepted as submitted.


5.   Corresponding secretary’s report: None.


6.   Treasurer’s Report; The treasurer report a current balance of $2,457.83, with the Recreation Committee showing a balance of $1,477.41. This report was approved unanimously by the Council. The proposed budget for 2006 was also presented and approved, and is attached to the minutes. In addition, it was voted to expend up to $100 to send flowers to our colleague Zona Fink, who suffered a broken hip, and will likely be out of action for several weeks.


7.   Election & Installation of new officers. In accordance with the recommendation of the nominating committee’s report in December, the following were elected and installed:

President:             Bert Berkshire

Vice President:    Al Thiele

Secretary:            Tim Westbay

Treasurer:            John Gillam


In his first official act, the President named Jane Petty as Corresponding Secretary.


8.   Committee Reports:

A.   Transportation Committee: No report.

B.   Planning and Zoning Committee:

1.  Chevron Station Remodeling: The developer advised that it will have four units, and a southwestern look.

2.  Ordinances: The County did not include our request for the 120 maximum day stay in guest houses, which we had urged; The definition of OPEN SPACE is still unclear, despite our effort to have it defined more clearly; the County Planning and Zoning Committee will meet January 1 8th per usual.

C.   Recreation Committee: No report.


D.   All America Road Committee: No report.


9.   Old Business: None


10. New Business: None


11. Announcements:


Dorothy O’Brien noted that we (BPRCC, All American Road Committee, and KSB) are in agreement with ADOT and other community organizations, that we will raise the money for maintenance, enhancements, etc., and they will construct, stripe and sign Bike lanes from mile marker 3 10-302.5 on SR 179. We will also work with the Sedona City Council to administer street sweeping through their existing contract with their vendor. . . .paying them or a quarterly or other mutually acceptable basis.


Dorothy also announced that Supervisor Davis had appointed her as District 3 alternate to the Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee, working with Steve Estes as the regular “delegate”.


Carolyn Fisher announced that the Library annex has opened, and urged us to use it.


ILX announced that the Big Park kindergarten class had won $500 in prize money for their work at the Red Rock Fantasy


Gail Shaw Simpson introduced herself as the “official” reporter who is now covering the Council for the Villager.


President Bert announced that at forthcoming meetings, he would include an Open Forum section for any resident to offer his/her comments.


12. The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Tim Westbay, Secretary




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