Minutes of September, 1997 Meeting
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF
BIG PARK REGIONAL COORDINATING COUNCIL (BPRCC)
September 25, 1997
Village of Oak Creek Community Center
1. Call to order: 9:05 am by President Craig Stromme, followed by pledge to Flag.
2. Roll Call. The following Representatives and Alternates signed the Roll Call sheet: Carol Agers, Bob Aberg, John Bookwalter, Bob Brandin, Dick Byrnes, Carolyn Fisher, Dorothy Hores, Joanne Johnson, Dottie Lucas, Alice Musgrove, Craig Stromme, Bob Wier.
3. Secretary’s Report. The minutes of the Meeting of August 28 were approved.
4. Treasurer’s Report. Treasurer Dorthy Hores reported expenses for the past month of $58.00, leaving a balance of $381.84. In response to Ms. Hores’ request for volunteers for the Budget Committee, Carolyn Fisher and John Bookwalter agreed to serve.
5. Committee Reports.
A. Wastewater Treatment Committee. Dick Byrnes, acting Chairman, stated the following:
1. Jennifer Bartos, Yavapai County, who has been overseeing the operation of the Big Park Treatment Plant, has resigned.
2. On October 27, 1997, at 2:00 pm, as required by law, the Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting at the VOCA Community Center regarding the transfer of control of the Treatment Plant to the District. At the conclusion of the meeting the Supervisors will name the seven members of the new governing Board.
3. The action of the Supervisors approving the five requests of the Committee (contained in a letter sent to the Supervisors written by Dick Byrnes, and stated in the minutes of the Meeting of August 28 of BPRCC) has been voided by County Attorney Dave Hunt. Chip Davis is working to re-establish that approval, and Dick Byrnes assured the Council that some agreement would be obtained. After some discussion, Bob Aberg moved: Resolved, that the Council write a letter to the Supervisors stating that the officers of the Council support the Committee’s position, and authorize the Committee to represent the Council to the Supervisors. Seconded/Passed unanimously.
B. Roads Committee (Yavapai County Committee concerning improvements to Verde Valley School Rd. and Bell Rock Blvd. Dick Byrnes, BPRCC representative, reported the following.) The County will use all available funds to improve 1000 ft. section of VVS Rd. from Hwy. 179 to Slick Rock Dr. This work will begin October, 1997. Following completion, this section will not be disturbed for five years. In two years, it is expected that funding will be available to complete improvements on the rest of VVS Rd. and Bell Rock Blvd.
C. Big Park Community Plan (BPCP) (Alice Musgrove, representing ~‘ Chair Joan McClelland). Yavapai P&Z is reviewing the Revision and referring it to appropriate agencies. These comments and those of the public will be incorporated into a second draft.
D. Parks and Recreation Sub-Committee of BPCP. (Joe Sansing, representing Chair Jim Moore). Regarding creating a Boys’ and Girls’ Club (B&G Club) in the existing Fire Dept. building on Hwy. 179, a meeting was held with Don Hall, regional director of B&G Clubs, the Principal of the Big Park elementary school, and Scott Alvord, Fire Chief, Sedona Fire District. The conclusion was that the Fire district property would be ideal, and property just south of the sight could be purchased for about $50,000. The Council urged Mr. Sansing to contact the Bell Rock Homeowners’ Assn, since this Assn. must approve this use of the property. Mr. Sansing introduced Ruth Bayland of the Sedona B&G Club. She stated that the proposed VOC Club could fit under the umbrella of the Northern Arizona B&G Club. She offered ways of raising the necessary funds; she noted that five years was required to implement the Sedona B&G Club.
6. New Business.
A. Appointment of Nominating Committee for officers for 1998. In response to the request by President Stromme for volunteers, Craig Dible agreed to serve. More volunteers are needed.
B. Right Lane Turn Lane onto Cortez (Dorothy Hores). Dorothy Hores moved: The Council submit a letter to ADOT and Yavavpai County expressing our concern about the need for a right turn lane on the southeast corner of Hwy 179 and Cortez because of the planned construction of the Lukick Motel; also, the need for a right-hand turn lane should be reviewed at the intersection of Hwy 179 and Canyon Diablo, which is the location of the new Kokopelli Motel. Seconded/Passed, unanimously.
C. Carolyn Fisher and Alice Musgrove announced the availability of architectural drawings of the new Fire Station for Council Reps and Alts to view following adjournment.
7. Adjourn. At 10:55 am.
Secretary (Many thanks to Carol Agers who
took notes upon which these Minutes are based)
THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BIG PARK REGIONAL COORDINATING COUNCIL WILL BE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997, AT 7:00 PM.