Minutes of June, 2005 Meeting
Big Park Regional Coordinating Council
Minutes of June, 2005 Meeting
1. The June 9, 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. Eleven (11) members and four (4) alternates were present, which is a quorum.
2. The agenda was amended with items added under Old Business and Announcements.
3. Steve Gudovic, President of the Big Park Water Co. spoke to the Council regarding the Executive Order issued by President Clinton in 1999 that lowered the MCL arsenic level to 10 ppb. The deadline for compliance is 2006. Big Park Water Co. has been allowed, through a decision by the Arizona Corporation Commission, to collect an “Arsenic Impact Hook-up Fee Tariff” from all customers who apply for new meters. These fees will offset the cost of arsenic removal equipment. The company will seek to recover the balance of the cost from their existing customers, but hopes to keep these charges to a minimum. Currently the Company is testing three pilot plans to determine which plan will work best to lower the arsenic levels when equipment is purchased later. Big Park serves 2800 customers in the Village and is the largest water provider in our area.
4. The minutes of the May 12, 2005 meeting were accepted unanimously with two changes to the spelling of names.
5. Corresponding Secretary’s report: A letter was sent to Canyon Villa B&B and letters were sent supporting funding for a satellite library in the Village. The Corresponding Secretary will send additional copies of the letter regarding the library to other individuals involved in the decision making process.
6. Treasurer’s report: John Gillam, treasurer, reported that there was a current balance of $3,987.30. The Recreation Committee account had a balance of $869.08. A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. The vote was unanimous in support.
7. Committee Reports:
1. Transportation Committee:
1. Joanne Johnson reported that there would be no meeting in June of the Transportation Committee since there are no agenda items to address.
2. Executive Committee Report: Zona Fink announced that the All American Road nomination is now in Washington, D.C. for review.
An agreement has been reached with VOCA for an easement on a strip of 1,000 yds. along SR 179. VOCA will retain ownership, but the land may be used for enhancements during the rebuilding of the road.
2. Planning and Zoning Committee:
1. No meeting was held during May.
2. County Comment Sheet: Zona reported on a proposed change in an ordinance governing mobile homes built prior to 1976 when HUD began imposing various codes. The change will make it impossible for these pre 1976 homes to be relocated in Yavapai. Since other counties have already passed similar ordinances, Yavapai Co. has become a “dumping ground” for these older mobile homes that do not meet code standards. A motion was made and seconded to support the proposed new ordinance. The motion was carried unanimously.
3. Recreation Committee: A motion was made and seconded to discontinue the liability insurance coverage for this committee’s work. The motion carried unanimously.
8. Old Business:
1. Dorothy O’Brien reported that many residents within Las Piedras have raised concerns regarding a recent Red Rock News article about the Art Center to be built in the Village. Henry Reiter, developer, will attend their upcoming homeowners meeting as well as the June meeting of the P&Z Committee. The major concern was the sale of art work at the development.
2. A motion was made and seconded to write a letter to the Yavapai Board of Supervisors supporting the Transportation Enhancement Grant application for SR 179. The motion carried unanimously.
9. New Business:
1. A motion was made and seconded to support the Fine Arts and Craftsman Show to be held at the VOCA clubhouse in Sept. There will be no monetary donation by the Council. The group holding the show will donate proceeds to the Council to offset the costs of printing the monthly calendar that is distributed at Big Park School. Bob Carlile has volunteered to produce the calendar through 2006. The motion carried unanimously.
1. CBRC Grant: No report
2. Reply from Exxon/Mobil: President Don Beard read a letter of reply from Exxon/Mobil. It stated that Win Oil had followed local laws when constructing the new sign and therefore Exxon/Mobil would take no action against Win Oil. The letter suggested that Win Oil could be contacted:
Win Oil Co.
Attn: Mr. Jeff Pugliano
700 E. Butler Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ (928-779-2998)
A motion was made and seconded to send a letter to Mr. Pugliano stating that we are aware they followed Yavapai Co. requirements, but that the aesthetics of the sign are not in keeping with the community or the proposed designation as an All American Road. A draft of this proposed letter will be presented to the Council at its July meeting.
It was suggested that HOA’s may also chose to send letters.
3. Don Beard reported that a group had visited Dorothy Hores.
4. Zona Fink announced that the Board of Adjustments will consider a request by a homeowner in the Wild Horse Mesa area to construct a guest house whose size exceeds current zoning regulations and will not meet setback requirements. The guest house, at 1380 sq. ft., would in reality be a second residence on property zoned RCU-2A. Members of the P& Z Committee will attend the meeting to voice opposition to the requested changes.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:12 a.m.
Jane Petty, Secretary