Minutes of February, 2003 Meeting
Big Park Regional Coordinating Council
Minutes of February, 2003 Meeting
i. Chairmen & members– 2003 Committee membership approved as follows: Tom Hutchinson (Chairman); Vice Chair TBD; Bob Aberg; Jim Gibson; Joanne Johnson; Bert Berkshire; Richard Byrnes; Bill Stevens; Shari Walter; Jim Patterson; Gary Hoffman; Bill Kusner.
ii. Committee has received the SR179 Environmental report. Tom Hutchinson will review and then make the report available for others to review – please contact Tom if interested in reviewing the report. The Committee has received a draft copy of the needs assessment for management of SR 179 from the City of Sedona; people interested in serving on the SR 179 committee should contact Tom Hutchinson. It was also announced that a preliminary approval was given for a Shuttle service to Sedona with a target implementation of approximately 12 months. Those interested in serving on the Shuttle implementation committee should contact Tom Hutchinson or Zona Fink. A SR 179 Beautification sub committee has been organized by Jim Gibson to advise the Transportation committee on opportunities to optimize the appearance of the “new” SR179 through The Village of Oak Creek.
i. Chairman and Members—2003 P&Z membership approved as follows: Judy Cooper (Chairman); Carol Agers (Vice Chair); Carolyn Fisher; Jim Gibson; Dorothy Hores; Joanne Johnson; Bill Kusner; Lloyd Marlowe; Dorothy Vandelinde. Committee Alternates are: Lois Doucette; Ruth Kane; Joan McClelland; Mel Rycus.
ii. The revised County zoning ordinances were effective January 16.
iii. Due to the difficulty of scheduling Big Park Council meetings consistent with the County P & Z decision timetable (would need to hold 2 BPRCC meetings per month), the BPRCC P&Z committee will alert Big Park Homeowners Associations by sending out P&Z agenda items directly to the HOAs 1 week before the regular P&Z committee meetings. It was also announced that the County will be considering an expansion of the definition of site built homes to include certain factory built homes at its March 19 meeting.
iv. Coyote Station—The County Board of Adjustment rejected the Propane tank location proposed by the developer as well as the request for a larger monument sign than would be permitted by code (these decisions were consistent with the recommendations of the BPRCC P&Z committee). The Propane tank will be located underground at extra expense to the developer and the monument sign will remain 64 sq. ft. but include multi advertising on the sign.
v. Shell Canopy color – There was extensive discussion about the canopy over the fuel pumps for the new Shell gasoline station, particularly with the bright yellow color that most Big Park residents find objectionable and inconsistent with the local environment. The Council agreed that it will send a letter to the Shell Oil Company President, expressing a very strong objections. It was also suggested that individual residents could and should also send letters to Shell and that the Shell President’s name and address would be included in the Vocalizer. The address is: Mr. Brian Hart; President, Shell Oil Company; 330 Bakker Cypress Rd.; Houston, TX 77094.
i. Member Approval—2003 Recreation Committee membership was approved as follows: Dorothy Hores (Chairperson);Bud Heiberger (Vice Chair); Sam Bomar; Jan Oswald; Jim Patterson; Mathew Baugh; Louisa Connell; Harvey Grady; Mark Mumaw; Cliff Roberts.
ii. Park site—Dorothy Hores announced that she had met with Supervisor Chip Davis regarding the proposed park site in the Jacks Canyon area. It was decided that because the Forest Service requirement to have the park site contiguous with private land would require a 25-30 acre park site, that the Jacks Canyon area site be dropped from consideration. Chip Davis suggested there may be some land in one of the flood plain areas that could be suitable and agreed that the County would work with the Rec. Committee to identify other potential park locations.
1. Bob Carlile asked that the following statement be included in these minutes in order to correct an error in the November BPRCC meeting minutes: The Pine Valley community has strong concerns about the park issue. The PVPOA Board voted at its November meeting 6 for and 2 against to only explore the park issue. However the November minutes of the Big Park Council state that the PVPOA Board voted to support the park concept, which is incorrect. The Council agreed to include this correction in the minutes of the Feb. BPRCC meeting.
iii. Skateboarding—Bob Carlile reported that he and Dick Byrnes supervised another successful skateboarding outing in January with other outings planned for February 15 as well as mid March. There are typically 8 or more skateboarders at these events and a lot of enthusiasm for maintaining the outings.
iv. The next meeting of the Rec. Committee will be February 25 at 3PM in VOCA.
i. Saturday, March 1 from 9am to 4pm at the Cottonwood Fire Training Facility in Cottonwood;
ii. Saturday, March 29 from 9am to 4pm in Prescott’s Pioneer Park
Meeting Adjourned at 10:25AM