10 Aug BPC Meeting Agenda and Community News


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USFS announces elevated wildlife crossings to be constructed – Comment by Aug 29.
The Kaibab and Coconino national forests are seeking public comments about a proposal to install up to three new wildlife highway crossings in Norther Arizona.   Please submit comments in writing directly to the USFS by August 29.   Email: comments-southwestern-coconino@usda.gov.   To download a copy of the USFS information, including additional ways to submit comments, click HERE

New Business in the Village!

Ribbon Cutting for Byland Spiritual Art Center, 10 Bell Rock Plaza, Ste 3 – Thursday August 10 from 11:30am to 12pmClick HERE for additional information.

 ADOT Long Range Transporation Plan (LRTP) 
Click HERE for a copy of the announcement, including links to the plan itself, online comment forms, email and phone & meeting information.
A virtual public meeting will be held Tuesday, August 22, 6-7:30pm.

Attached is a public notice required by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to inform APS customers of an upcoming hearing and public comment meetings related to their request, filed on Oct. 28, 2022, to increase rates (commonly referred to as a “rate case”).
At the end of the public process, the ACC will vote on the request at an open meeting and determine the new rates, which will take effect in December 2023, at the earliest. You are invited to participate in the public comment sessions. Additional information is available at aps.com/ratecase or azcc.gov (docket #E-01345A-22-0144).Public Comment meetings will be held at the Commission’s offices at 1200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 at 10am on July 31, August 2 and August 10.  Click HERE for a copy of the APS public notice with additional details.


Supervisor Michaels and Board President Hawley welcome your comments on the proposal.  Contact Supervisor Michaels at: (928) 649-6227 or  web.bos.district3@yavapaiaz.govContact Board President Hawley at 928-204-6735 or Email: Randy Hawley hawley@sedonak12.org

Click HERE to view or download the August Imagine PDF Newsletter for KidsReminder:  The Novel Night VOC library fundraiser is September 30th.  Click HERE for details.

Click HERE to view or download the 1-page 7/24 Sister Cities Newsletter

Click HERE to view or download the 10-page 7//28 Sedona Chamber of Commerce Local News in PDF formatClick HERE to view or download their 7-page 7/24 Business Bulletin in PDF format.


Representatives, Alternates and Committee members are automatically on the guest list and will receive the meeting links in a separate email message.  No need to RSVP.Guests must RSVP to receive the ZOOM link and to be on the attendees list.   If you would like to join the meeting, send an email to bigparkcouncil.inquiry@gmail.com with your name and email address. You will be added to the guest list.  We welcome you!
ZOOM MeetingThe ZOOM Waiting Room opens at 8:30am.  Each attendee will need to check in prior to the 9:00am start time.  Please arrive early so you can be checked in by the host.  See meeting protocols for rules pertaining to this meeting.
Guest Speaker(s):Yavapai County Supervisor, District 3 – Donna MichaelsSedona Oak Creek Unified School District President – Randy HawleySedona Fire District Fire Marshal – Chief Dori Booth
  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call – Mary Pope
  3. Approval of Agenda – John Wichert
  4. President’s Report – John Wichert
  5. Secretary’s Report – Mary Pope
    1. Approval of July Minutes
  6. Treasurer’s Report – Patty Reski
    1. Current Financial Standing
  7. New Business
    1. Nominating Committee
    2. Representative to USFS Stakeholders Meeting 9/19
  8. Committee Reports
    1. Art in the Roundabouts
    2. Dark-Sky
    3. Emergency Preparedness
  9. Announcements
  10. Adjourn
Reminders:Next P&Z Meeting:  August 18, 1pm via ZOOMNext EB Meeting: Tuesday September 5, 3pm, location TBDNext Regular Meeting: Thursday, September 14, 9am via ZOOM
Meetings are posted on the BPRCC calendar and are open to the public.  Email bigparkcouncil.inquiry@gmail.com for additional details.
BPRCC Zoom Meeting Guest Etiquette
  1. Identify yourself with first and last name when you set up your zoom profile.
  2. Arrive at least 10-20 minutes early.  Guests will be checked against our RSVP list and admitted by the co-host.
  3. We will lock the meeting at 9:15—no late entrance to avoid distraction.
  4. Audio Settings/Options
  5. Zoom will give you audio options – choose computer audio. Other audio options can generate disruptive feedback.
  6. While in the waiting room, test your audio to make sure it is working.
  7. When admitted to the meeting, your audio will be automatically muted.  When called on to speak, you will need to Unmute your audio first.
  8. Make sure you are familiar with the Raise Hand command on the toolbar.  This is the only means that the Chair and presenters can see that you wish to speak. and helps to maintain an orderly and efficient meeting.
  9. The BPRCC Code of Conduct and Basic Rules of Parliamentary Procedure will be in effect at this meeting.  As a reminder, you will find them included with this message.  Click here to Download PDF

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