LMPOA AGENDA – Monday, July 11, 2016


                                          Monthly Meeting – All invited

Monday, July 11, 2016, 5:00 PM     
Beaver Creek Adult Center
Pledge of Allegiance   
The Board had hoped to take a July break, but received a zoning map change amendment and 6 zoning ordinance amendments for LMPOA comment.  Our comments are usually along the lines of “support, support with request for additional requirements, don’t support, have further questions or suggestions” or sometimes “no comment”.
Public participation is appreciated.  There is a 2 minute time limit for public participation/comments from individuals. Courteous interaction with the board, members, and guests is expected.
  1. I.        New Business:   ZMC Amendment
  • Discussion and possible comment on application for Zoning Map Change to Commercial 2 for the RR BBQ property owned by Mulligans Grille LLC, Kathy Watts.  Comments or questions to Development Services are requested ASAP.  The application is tentatively scheduled to be heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission on August 18.
11.  New Business:  Zoning Ordinance Amendments
            NOTE:  The following ZOAs were discussed at the Feb 16, 2016 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.  They are tentatively scheduled to be heard at the Planning and Zoning meeting in Cottonwood on August 18 and in Prescott on Sept 8.  They tentatively will be heard at the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting on October 5 in Prescott. 
  • Section 205 ZOA  Exemptions from zoning clearances and exemptions from definition of structure
  • Section 208 ZOA  Allows proposed changes to be made by Development Services Planning Staff
  • Section 301 ZOA  Definition changes
  • Section 410 ZOA  Temporary housing must meet setbacks, unless approved at the discretion of the Development Services Director
  • Section 420 ZOA Commercial Outside patios
  • Section 516 ZOA Combines Density Districts and regulations with the appropriate Use Districts
Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Ordinance.  256 pages
Adjournment.   Next regular board meeting will be Monday, August 2, at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek  Adult Center.
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Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342


Parade and Duck Race, Music and Festivities

Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade and Celebration
On Monday, July 4, Beaver Creekers (Rimrock, Lake Montezuma & McGuireville) come out early to celebrate Independence Day at Rollins Park in the Lake Montezuma Village Square.  The Kiwanis Donation Pancake Breakfast starts off the celebration in Rollins Park from 7 to 9 AM.  The parade begins at 9 AM from Sycamore Park at the bridge and travels down Montezuma Avenue to near the Village Square.  Festivities follow immediately afterward in Rollins Park which include music, free food until gone, award of parade ribbons, free books and games and information tables.  The Kiwanis Duck Race starts at Noon on Wet Beaver Creek in Sycamore Park and finishes at the bridge.  The morning is extra special if you are actually in the parade.  Don’t forget to sign up for it by stopping by the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or calling 928-567-7428.  For other information about participating, please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050.
Before the parade: Kiwanis Donation Pancake Breakfast:  7 to 9 AM, LM Village Square
The Beaver Creek Parade: starts at 9 AM on Montezuma Ave by Sycamore Park and continues past Lake Montezuma Village Square
After the Parade, in Rollins Park at the LM Village Square:
Free hot dogs served by the Beaver Creek Baptist Church, until gone
Water served by the Grace Community Lutheran Church
Free ice cream cups served by the Beaver Creek Adult Center until gone
Parade ribbons awarded and lots of music from the Beaver Creek Philharmonic
Free books provided by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library
50/50 Raffle drawing by the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District Auxiliary
Games, face painting, and more until Noon
Community information tables
Water game with the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District First Responders
Spin the Wheel at Montezuma Family Dental
Also after the July 4th Parade, an invitation is extended to the community to attend an Open House at the Lake Montezuma Medical Building to meet our local dentist, Dr. Ryan Carter DDS, Montezuma Family Dental. While there, “Spin the Wheel” for an opportunity to win a free dental exam or another prize. The Medical Building faces the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The MRM (Montezuma-Rimrock-McGuireville) Health Services Board is looking forward to seeing you at the Open House!
The Kiwanis Duck Race starts at Noon in Sycamore Park and ends near the bridge


That’s the Spirit!

. . . See full details in the latest issue of Beaver Creek eNews from the Calendar Crew at Beaver Creek 4th of July. . .

Welcome to Fourth of July Weekend in the Beaver Creek area.  Monsoon has started so there may be some thunderstorms today and Saturday.  But the Sunday and Monday forecasts are for sunny, clear and just below 100 degree weather, ideal for celebrations and BBQ!
A reminder from Battalion Chief Steve Sarkesian of Copper Canyon Fire & Medical that even though the monsoon season is upon us, please remember that vegetation is still dry.  He reports that on Wednesday afternoon the Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire crews were dispatched to a brush fire in the area of Bice Rd.  Upon arrival the fire was located in the area of Beaver Creek.  The area grew to about ½ acre in size and was quickly extinguished by fire crews from Montezuma Rimrock.   Camp Verde and Verde Valley crews also assisted.  A total of 10 personnel were on scene.  The cause of the fire was undetermined after investigation.
The annual firework show begins at 9 PM on Sunday, July 3, from Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde and the Beaver Creek Fourth of July Parade and Celebration is in Lake Montezuma from 7 AM through Noon, Monday, July 4.  Today is the last day to buy 50/50 Raffle Tickets and the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Duck Race tickets are still available throughout Rimrock, Lake Montezuma and McGuireville.  Look for the Kiwanis Duck Race signs.  This year there are super cash awards from the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and lots of fine prizes donated by businesses.
Congratulations to Pat and Karen Dufresne who are the Beaver Creek Parade Marshals for 2016.  And congratulations to Briana Buchert who is the 2016 Junior Parade Marshal. Please don’t miss cheering for the honorees, and your friends and neighbors on Monday morning.
The celebration activities are listed below.
Ready to eat pancakes and hot dogs and wave our flags
……..the calendar crew

Bee Removal Sycamore Park 6/29/2016

Wednesday AM Sycamore Park &
Frontage Beaver Vista Rd Closed
For Bee Removal
Bee Removal by Montezuma Rimrock Fire Crew and Yavapai County Personnel
 Sycamore Community Park
Starting at 5:45 AM tomorrow Sycamore Park, 4170 E Beaver Vista Rd, in Lake Montezuma will be closed for at least 3 hours for bee hive removal.  Since one location of the hives is 60 feet up in a very tall tree, Montezuma Rimrock Fire District first responders will be assisting Yavapai County personnel with the removal.  Beaver Vista Rd in front of the park will be closed for approximately 3 hours.  Please avoid the area.  The hives will be removed.  The bees may be unsettled.  Camp Verde Fire District crews will be taking Beaver Creek area calls during this time.

NEW Rimrock Farmers Market

Saturdays, 6/4 thru 10/8– THE RIMROCK FARMERSMARKET STARTS THIS WEEK END! It will be held in Sycamore Park on Saturday’s from June 4 to October 8th. Hours are from 8 AM to Noon.  Join us at the park. Welcome!  For further information please contact Gerry Quotskuyva at the market, in his studio located at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd or on the Rimrock Farmer’s Market Facebook page.

Press release:  The RIMROCK FAMERS MARKET starts today!

Gerry Quotskuyva

It’s held at Sycamore Park from 8 AM to 12 PM.  Please support a new local venture by stopping by to check out the beautiful produce from local gardeners who have your health in mind.  Snapshots of the primary vendors are on the Facebook page.  The primary sponsor, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis who helping to make this VV Ancestral Gardens project happen, will be selling their 4th of July Duck Race tickets.  Sunny will be performing soothing flute music during the inaugural celebration today.

The Rimrock Farmer’s Market has been organized and permitted by Gerry Quotskuyva, president of Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens.  Members of the organization are assisting in the direction of the market and volunteering their time in support of this community service.  Gerry has personally inspected each of the vendor’s gardens.  More volunteers to help out would be appreciated.  Please see Gerry at the event or at his studio if you are available to assist.
In addition, the VV Ancestral Gardens membership does the cleanup along the stretch of Beaver Creek Rd from the McGuireville Bridge to the central business area of Rimrock.  Photos of the group doing the cleanup are from member Nancy Rowland.
VV Ancestral Gardens Crew

McGuireville Memorial Day

McGuireville hosts the 3rd Annual Memorial Day Tractor & Engine Show, Saturday, May 28
Posted by the Calendar Crew:
For the third year in a row, McGuireville will delight your senses as it reverts to the sights and sounds of “The Good Old Days”. You will have an all American good time at the 3 rdAnnual McGuireville Memorial Day Tractor and Engine Show held on Saturday, May 28th , starting at 9:00 AM. Fun for the family will include tractor/hay rides, face painting, antique shopping, and even a puppet show. Antique tractors and hit and miss engines will be on display by the members of Arizona Flywheelers. In honor of Memorial Day, American Legion Post #135 out of Cornville will be conducting a flag raising ceremony at 1:00 PM. The Beaver Creek Philharmonics will be strumming their guitars and banjos playing fantastic bluegrass music. At 2:00 PM there will be a Dutch oven peach cobbler cooking demonstration at Candy’s Creekside Cottage. If you haven’t been to McGuireville in a while, come see all the changes. The Feed Store stocks the best dog food in town, Candy’s Creekside Cottage is in full bloom, Jim’s Trading Post has ever-changing inventory, 2 nd Time Around has expanded inventory and Nikki’s Grille is turning out some fantastic food specials.
This event is co-sponsored by the McGuireville Merchants, Beaver Creek Kiwanis and the Arizona Flywheelers.
Press release and 2015 event photos submitted by Candy Hammond


What is the “Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority”? Well it’s the same firefighters, same trucks, same Fire Chief and the same fire station with a new name on the shirts and on the trucks that we’ll have to get used to. See below for more info or talk to a Fire Board Member.
At a special meeting held at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station on Wednesday May 18th the Boards of the Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire Districts voted to enter into a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Agreement between the two districts. This action creates a separate legal entity to be known as Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority.

For the full details, check the latest Calendar Crew link here.

MRFD New Ambulance

MRFD New Ambulance Now in Service
 MRFD Logo
Press Release 4/28/2016–
The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District has placed into service a brand new Ambulance.  The new Braun Northwest built ambulance is powered by a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 chassis.  This new unit replaces MRFD’s 2004 Ford ambulance, which was recently removed from the fleet due to engine failure, and was mrfdNewAmbauctioned off.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District would like to thank the Camp Verde Fire District and Verde Valley Ambulance, who both provided “loaner” ambulances to MRFD while we waited for this new one to arrive, and while MRFD’s other ambulance was being repaired, as it had unfortunately also recently suffered catastrophic engine failure.  MRFD is excited about their new ambulance and we are confident that it will improve the district’s ability to provide quality EMS care to the residents of the Beaver Creek Area as it employs some of the latest technologies in ambulance design.