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Minutes of December, 2005 Meeting


Big Park Regional Coordinating Council

Minutes of December, 2005 Meeting


1.      The Dec. 8, 2005 Big Park Regional Coordinating Council meeting was called to order by President Don Beard at 9:00 a.m. at the Big Park Fire Station meeting room.  Ten (10) members and four (4) alternates were present, which is a quorum.

2.    Agenda:  One announcement and a report by the All American Road Committee were added.

3.   The minutes of the Nov. 10, 2005 meeting were accepted unanimously as submitted. 

4.      Corresponding Secretary’s report:   None

5.      Treasurer’s report:  A report was submitted showing a current balance of $2,767.83.  The Recreation Committee account has a balance of $1,477.41.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.  The vote was unanimous in support. 

6.      Committee Reports:

A.      Transportation Committee:

1.  Report:  Executive Committee – SR 179:  Zona Fink summarized discussions/requests regarding a temporary sign at SR 260 and

       I-17 directing traffic to Sedona during construction on SR 179. ADOT will not put up this sign as it would have a negative impact on Village businesses and it would direct traffic along an indirect route to Sedona.

B.      Planning and Zoning Committee:

1.  Revision of PAD ordinance:  Comments have been submitted and the Council believes designated open space in a proposed development should be able to be used by residents and that this isn’t covered in the ordinance revision.  Members were encouraged to attend the County P & Z meeting on Dec. 21, 2005. 

2.  Bell Rock Vista: The final plat plan was approved on the consent agenda by the Supervisors in November.  VOCA will monitor the project through its CC & Rs.

3.  Lighting Ordinance:  Representatives met with County officials to discuss the lighting ordinance and the home on Pinto Dr.  As a result of that meeting, there is a proposal to change the ordinance so that all lights on similar sized properties must be shielded.  A motion was made and seconded to support this ordinance change.  The motion carried unanimously.

4.  Comment Sheet – Amendment H 5219, add Section 468:  This change allows for “corrections” during building/development.  A motion was made and seconded to recommend no objection. The motion carried unanimously.

5. Comment Sheet – Amendment H 5221, Section 301 – Definitions:  This change raises the number of unrelated persons who can reside together.  It brings the ordinance into compliance with State law for licensed facilities in residential areas.  A motion was made and seconded to recommend no objection.  The motion was carried unanimously.

6.  Comment Sheet – Amendment H 5222:  This amendment deletes the restriction that occupancy in a guest house be limited to 120 days over a 12 month period.  It also clarifies the use of guest houses for secondary medical use.  A motion was made and seconded to recommend that the 120 day language remain for non-medical use of guest homes.  The motion carried unanimously.

7.  Comment Sheet – H 5220, Section 202.E:  This amendment deals with the expansion of nonconforming uses.  A motion was made and seconded to recommend that the ordinance be rewritten to clarify language and make it less ambiguous.  The motion carried unanimously. 

              C.      Recreation Committee:   No report

               D.  All American Road Committee:  The committee requested that their name be changed to “Commission.”  Following discussion, it was decided that the name could not be changed to follow our policies and procedures.  The group is currently working on a Federal grant to provide seed money.  ($30,000)   Any monies received will be deposited in the account of the Village Park Recreation, Inc., a 501 C3 corporation.

7.   Old Business:  The CC & Rs for Casa de Piedras were received and met requirements for membership on the Council.  A motion was made and seconded to add this new homeowners association to the Council.  The motion carried unanimously.

8.      New Business:  The proposed slate of officers for 2006 was presented:

       Bert Berkshire – President

       Al Thiele – Vice President

       Tim Westbay – Secretary

       John Gillam – Treasurer

       There were no nominations from the floor.  A motion as made and seconded to accept the slate of officers by acclamation.  The motion carried unanimously.

9.  Announcements:

                   A.  Zona Fink reported that the Big Park Water Co. will not need to increase rates for current customers to offset costs for arsenic treatment.  They have been granted the right to charge new customers a fee that will cover and the deadline has been extend, allowing for changes to be made over a five year period.

                   B.  Carolyn Fisher announced that the Village Library Service Center will open as scheduled on Dec. 13th.  Hours will be Tues. – Sat., 2 -6 pm.

                   C.The SR 179 enhancement grant from NACOG has been awarded for $475,000.  The monies will be used for enhancements to the road within the Village.  The grant is administered by Yavapai Co.

                   D.  Don Beard announced that there will be a “mixer” following the January meeting for all members.



The meeting was adjourned at 10:25 a.m.


Jane Petty, Secretary


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