Minutes of September, 2005 Meeting
Big Park Regional Coordinating Council
Minutes of September, 2005 Meeting
1. The Sept. 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. Twelve (12) members and three (3) alternates were present, which is a quorum.
2. No amendments to the agenda were made.
3. Mike Willett and Gay Hendin were present and gave details of the Enhancement Grant submitted to NACOG. The $500,000.grant application covers a .8 mile strip from Jacks Canyon Rd. to Bell Rock Plaza. Mr. Willett expressed optimism that the grant would be funded since it was rated # 1 in the NACOG region. The process will take one year and will involve community meetings. Questions of liability and maintenance still exist. The Council expressed its thanks to Mike and his staff for their work on the application. Thanks were extended also to Supervisor Chip Davis for his part in insuring matching funds from Yavapai Co.
4. Lloyd Halgunseth presented information to the Council on the role of Amateur Radio in emergency situations. The local group is active in the Verde Valley and works with governmental agencies to prepare for emergency communications.
Member, Craig Dible, presented information to the Council on Meals Ready to Eat and how they may fit into a family’s emergency planning.
5. The minutes of the Aug. 11, 2005 meeting were accepted unanimously as submitted.
6. Corresponding Secretary’s report: A card was sent to Carol Agers following her recent surgery.
7. Treasurer’s report: A report was submitted showing a current balance of $2,803.90. The Recreation Committee account has a balance of $869.08. The treasurer reported that the liability insurance premium has been paid. A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. The vote was unanimous in support.
8. Committee Reports:
1. Transportation Committee:
An announcement regarding the All American Road will be made during the week of Sept. 19th. The next meeting of the VVTPO will be held during the week of Sept. 12 and Dorothy O’Brien will attend as the Council’s rep.
2. Planning and Zoning Committee:
1. Board of Adjustments Mtg. Report: The requested change in the Visitors’ Center sign was not approved. An existing agreement with the property owner required his approval for any changes. The owner of the property was present and expressed his disapproval of any change to the sign.
2. Bell Rock Plaza II: The committee met with Bruce Miller, the developer. Mr. Miller has been very cooperative in making many changes to the original plans. Plans now go back to VOCA and then to the P & Z committee.
3. Farmers’ Market: The committee has been monitoring compliance with the special use permit. The owners are considering an application for a new permit or an application for a commercial venture.
4. The Egg House (Zanadu): The owner of this property visited the committee at its August meeting and explained his desire to turn the home into a tour house. He has since published his plans in Kudos and is seeking responses to his plan from the public.
3. Recreation Committee: Currently there is no committee chair since Matt Baugh has moved out of state. Bob Carlisle reported that the calendar is being printed and distributed monthly at Big Park School.
8. Old Business: None
9. New Business: None
1. Supervisor, Chip Davis, will hold the next community meeting on Oct. 24, 2005 at 6:30 in the VOCA clubhouse.
2. The Sheriff’s Office substation in VOC is now open. Judy Valentine is the secretary.
3. Carolyn Fisher reported that the Literacy Center at Big Park School is looking for volunteers.
4. Information about the proposed Sedona Library Annex was distributed.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:23 a.m.
Jane Petty, Secretary