Minutes of March, 2003 Meeting
Big Park Regional Coordinating Council
Minutes of March, 2003 Meeting
A meeting has been set up to inform the public about the progress of these meetings on Wednesday, March 26 at 5 pm in the VOCA Community Center. At that meeting, people will have the opportunity to volunteer to serve on one of the Design Advisory Panels that will be organized for each of the segments of the project. The present plan is to divide the project into four segments and the VOC segment of the highway to be the first portion to be constructed.
To support the scoping meeting process, a small budget outlay may be required from BPRCC for travel to Phoenix for meetings with ADOT.
i. A schematic proposal for the VOC portion of SR 179 was presented at the February Trans. Committee meeting and will be presented again later in this meeting to all BPRCC members and the audience.
ii. Vice Chairmen – Joanne Johnson and Jim Patterson have agreed to be Co- Vice Chairpersons of the Transportation committee. A confirming motion was approved.
i. Junk Car Ordinance—Judy Cooper reported that the present ordinance specified no limit in the number of Junk vehicles, while the proposed new County ordinance specifies a limit of 2. The present definition of junk car is “a vehicle in such a state that it can’t be profitably restored or sold for parts”. The BPRCC P&Z committee supports the proposed ordinance with the stipulation that:
1. Provisions be added to require storage within the side & rear setbacks of property;
2. Junk vehicle definition be modified to state that “any vehicle that is not currently licensed and/or cannot operate under its own power”.
The recommendation was approved by the BPRCC.
ii. Factory built homes – County Zoning Ordinance amendment would allow factory built homes in the R1L zone. The definition of Factory Built Home is “a dwelling unit or habitable room mostly made offsite and assembled on site and that meets local Building Codes”. The Committee recommendation was that the Council not oppose the proposed amendment as long as County controls and public input are maintained. This would require adding a provision for an administrative review process including a comment period to the ordinance. The recommendation was approved by the Council.
iii. Coyote Station—Nothing new to report.
i. Announcements—Dorothy Hores announced that Bud Heiberger has agreed to serve as Committee Vice Chair. This recommendation was approved by the BPRCC. It was also announced that Kiwanis has contributed $250 for the Recreation Committee’s activities.
ii. Park site—The three potential park sites identified by Chip Davis were found to be unsuitable. There are an additional eight sites identified by the NAU study that will be reviewed. Chip Davis will attend the March 25th Committee meeting where potential park sites will be the primary item of discussion.
The focus of the presentation was to outline the potential for maximizing the visual appeal and controlled, orderly, & efficient traffic patterns for SR 179 through the Village. Dave mentioned that we (VOC) have a unique opportunity to influence the design and, in effect, choose our destiny. Some of the specific alternatives discussed included:
Implementing such a plan would significantly contribute to the positive image of the VOC and make it appear more inviting for the many visitors. Local citizens will have an opportunity to volunteer to assist in the design process through participation in the Design Advisory Panels (DAPs) that will be organized for each of the planned SR 179 Design Segments.
Meeting Adjourned at 10:45AM