Minutes of July, 2003 Meeting
Minutes of January 2003 Meeting of Big Park Regional Coordinating Council
Minutes of July, 2003 Meeting of Big Park
Regional Coordinating Council
of July 10, 2003 called to order by President Zona Fink at 9:05AM at
the VOCA Meeting Room. 12 members were present, which is a quorum.
minutes of the June 12 meeting were approved as corrected.
Secretary – Correspondence was received regarding the Citizens
Gas proposal to extend the gas pipeline into Sedona. The
correspondence was in favor of delaying any action by Citizens until
the path of the new SR 179 is resolved.
report – Bob Carlile reported (for Don
Beard) that after payment of the annual liability insurance bill
($1,035 vs. a budget of $1,300), the June ending balance for the
Regular account is $1,763. The Recreation account balance is now
down to $8. Report was approved.
Community News – Gail Shaw reported:
Public Outreach Team
has been formed with Jim Gibson representing Yavapai County, Gale
Shaw representing Big Park and Susan Soloman representing the City
179 – a draft of the plan to
establish the “Needs Based” implementation process for
the project has been written but will require additional changes
before it becomes official. Public meetings related to the project
will commence in the fall;
Newsletter – the deadline for
submitting material for the newsletter is the 20th
of each month. The next issue will be published next week.
Patterson reported that the primary focus of the Transportation
committee has been SR 179. ADOT believe that the project is
presently a little behind schedule but not seriously so.
Formation of the DAPs presently is planned for the fall.
pipeline sub-committee: Will continue to
sort out the issues related to the proposed pipeline extension and
make every effort to have a recommendation for the BPRCC to
discuss at the August 14 BPRCC meeting.
and Zoning Committee:
by Capite family-- Judy Cooper reported
the P&Z recommends approval of the zoning variance requested
by the Capite family at 1440 Verde Valley School Road. The
recommendation was approved by the Council.
Family Dwellings development: Coldwell
Banker is proposing a new 50 unit multiple family development near
the entrance to Las Piedras. The P&Z committee has some
reservations regarding the proposal related to density and
conformance with zoning ordinances. The proposal is still in
preliminary stages, however.
of a School – A subcommittee of the
P&Z was been formed to develop a recommendation for possible
ordinance changes related to the definition of a School. Some of
the concerns are:
County’s proposal may encourage “misuse” of a
facility designated as a “school”.
County is not in the Curriculum business so it needs to limit the
scope of its proposed definition.
that the County set up a Special Use Permit system in order to
minimize the risk of misuse of a “school” facility
and protect Community interests. Such a system would require
public hearings and head off potential conflicts.
McClelland Resignation – it was
announced that Joan McClelland will be resigning from the BPRCC
P&Z committee to become a member of the Yavapai County P&Z
Commission. The Council approved the appointment of Bob Johnston
to replace Mrs. McClelland.
Improvement Update – Dorothy Hores
reported that the new playground equipment for the park has been
ordered at a cost of more than $34,000 and should be delivered
within a couple of weeks. In support of the park improvements,
Yavapai County has agreed to:
the new equipment (approximately $6,000 savings to the project);
a par course.
motion was approved by the Council authorizing a letter from BPRCC
thanking Supervisor Chip Davis and the County for their generous
and enthusiastic support of the project.
Program Update—Dorothy Hores
reported that the summer swim program has been extremely
successful. The only problem so far is that some Hotel customers
have complained that the pool is too crowded.
Abatement – Lloyd Marlowe reported
from the recent Noise Abatement meeting that the discussion
centered on the proposed new air traffic control tower for the
Sedona airport. The project would cost approximately $1 million,
90% of which would be funded by the Federal Government. There have
been some local funding commitments, but there is still presently a
shortfall of approximately $50,000 to complete the project.
Valley Land Preservation Institute –
Marybeth Carlile reported that the goal of the Institute is to
preserve undeveloped Open space in the Verde Valley. The Institute
has concentrated on two main efforts so far:
of a planning council to begin (this fall) to perform a science
based investigation of Verde Valley conditions;
with developers who have land and show them the potential
advantages of having open space to enhance their development.
Institute wants to ensure that future projects are economically
viable. The board will have representatives from all areas in the
Verde Valley, including the Yavapai Apache Nation. The group grew
out of the March, 2002 Open Space forum and the perceived need to
coordinate Regional open space needs and committing to responsible
development of the region. New Members are welcome (&
Community Clean-up day
– Zona Fink reported that timing for the next Community
Clean-up day has not been determined and that Volunteers are needed
to organize and set up the event. The Council agreed that this
should be pursued.
Valley Water Issues: Due to the length of
the meeting, Dorothy Hores’ discussion on VV Water Issues
will be deferred to the August meeting.
Basin Regional Council -- Zona Fink
announced that Big Park will be hosting this group which has been
established to deal with “common” Verde Valley area
issues in a coordinated fashion.
BPRCC Meeting – Beginning with the
September meeting, BPRCC monthly meetings will be held in the Fire
Station in Big Park (behind Webers IGA).
adjourned at 10:55 AM.
approved August 14,2003