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Minutes of March, 2005 Meeting


Big Park Regional Coordinating Council

Minutes of March 2005 Meeting

Approved at the April 14, 2005 BPRCC meeting



1.      The March 10, 2005 Big Park Regional Coordinating Council meeting was called to order by President Don Beard at 9:00AM at the Big Park Fire Station Meeting Room.  Fifteen members were present, which is a quorum.

2.      The minutes of the February 10, 2005 meeting were approved with two corrections.  “VVPTO “was corrected as was the spelling of Bill Kusner’s name.

3.      Corresponding Secretary’s report – The letter approved at the February meeting was sent in support of the All American Road.

4.      Treasurer’s report – John Gillam, treasurer, reported that there was a current balance of $3,574.52.   Dues were received from all but three (3) associations.  The Recreation committee account had a balance of $881.30.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.  The vote was unanimous in support.  An audit committee (John Gillam, Carolyn Fisher, and Al Thiele) was established.  A report from the committee will be presented at the April meeting.


5.      Committee Reports:

1.      Transportation Committee:

1.      All American Road:  Bill Kusner reported on the work of the Citizens for the Red Rock Scenic Byway Committee.  The application for designation will be submitted for review to ADOT on April 18.  The report will be refined and then submitted three weeks later.  Notification should come in August 2005.  Zona Fink thanked the Associations within BPRCC that sent letters of support for the All American Road application. A motion was made and seconded that the Citizens for the Red Rock Scenic Byway will become a subcommittee of the BPRCC Transportation Committee.  Their responsibility would be the oversight of the American Road if that designation is obtained.  The vote was unanimous in support.

2.      Executive Committee Report:  Zona Fink reported that the committee had not met, but gave an update from ADOT:  Engineering complete for segments 1 and 2; a roundabout at Canyon Dr. added to the plan; utility meetings underway; titles for right of ways being secured and the corridor maintenance plan complete.

3.      Roundabout Legislation; The proposed legislation controlling the future construction of roundabouts has been revised and is pending.

4.      VVPTO Meeting Report:  Zona Fink reported on a meeting held March 9, 2005.  The committee strives to coordinate transportation issues among our neighboring communities.                                                                                                                    A possible sign on I -17 to direct traffic onto Rt. 260 during construction of Rt. 179 was requested by the City of Sedona.  ADOT will look into the request, but has a concern over loss of business in the VOC.                                                             Monies may be moved from the Cornville Rd. project to the Jacks Canyon project by the County.                                                                                                               ADOT reported that it had met again with the Sedona Fire District regarding their concerns about Rt. 179 construction.                                                                               Another request was made to remove the “blue signs” advertising businesses along 179.  The concerns will be taken to Supervisor Davis.                                                    Discussions were held with Sedona regarding the current application for NACOG funding.  A suggestion has been made that Seg. 1 and 2 should apply this year with Sedona applying later.

5.      Announcement:  President Don Beard presented Joanne Johnson with a large zoning map of the Village and thanked her for her continued service to the community.

2.      Planning and Zoning Committee:

1.      Mobil Sign:  Members were given a draft of a letter to be sent to the Exxon/Mobil Corporation from the BPRCC.  Members were asked to submit any input to the President.  The letter will go back to the Planning and Zoning Committee for final review and will come back to the Council in April for a vote. 

2.      Potential lot split:  Zona Fink reported that a representative for owners of property off Arabian have discussed a desire to split two parcels into three or four smaller ones.  Issues including drainage, access and density were raised by the P & Z committee.  The representative will explore these issues with the owners and bring back the requested information to the P & Z committee.

3.      Helipad Suit:  A motion for summary judgment has been received by the County and the Committee received a copy.  The Committee will review the information and contact the County Attorney.

3.      Recreation Committee – The monthly calendar is being distributed at Big Park Community School.  Many thanks for this work were expressed by the Council members.

6.      Old Business – The homeowners at Las Piedras are scheduling a meeting with the developers of the various projects in their area and Jennifer Livingston of ADOT to coordinate trail access as well as maintenance along 179.

7.      New Business: 

1.      Announcements – Commissioner Chip Davis will hold a community meeting at the Big Park School library on April 28 at 6:30.

       Sheriff Steve Waugh will attend the April meeting.

       The Central Basin Regional Council will hold an Economic Forum on March 30, 2005.  The Guest speaker will be Mark Lautman, Chairman of the New Mexico Economic Development   Commission. 

       Proposed HOA legislation was discussed that would require associations to establish and        maintain web sites. This and many other bills are of interest to all members of the Council.

       President Don Beard recognized Zona Fink for all the work she does on behalf of the        community.



Meeting was adjourned at 10:04 AM.


Jane Petty



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