Community Events Sponsored by BCCA 3/9, 3/11/2019

Community Events Sponsored by BCCA

Saturday, 3/9 1 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The study team for Yavapai County’s Verde Connect Project is presenting information on the project which is looking for a new north-south road in the area bounded by SR 260, I-17, Cornville Rd & SR 89A.  The project includes a $25 million BUILD Grant to construct a bridge across the Verde River.  Your input would be appreciated.

Monday, 3/11, 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.   BCCA Board meeting.  Our agenda includes discussion of flooding and emergency preparedness.

Monday, 3/11, 6 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Public meeting to review the proposed plan and discuss the proposal for a communications tower for the CCF&M District which will include broadband equipment to provide Internet service for the district.  An increase in height by 20’ would also allow cell service carriers such as Verizon, ATT&T and Sprint/T-Mobile to use the tower for improved transmissions to this area.  Comment sheet will be provided at the meeting.

Watch the Weather & Beaver Creek Level 3/1/2019

Dear Neighbors
The National Weather Service is predicting 8 ft high at the Wet Beaver Creek flood gauge.  This is just into action territory.  NWS and Yavapai County are not predicting a major flood event at this time, but the amount of rain and snow melt in our water shed area may change this expectation quickly.
If you live in one of the flood plains, please have a to go bag ready.  Move extra vehicles to higher ground so that they will not stall and block roadways. Please leave if directed by YCSO to do so.  If you need to be rowed out later, you are endangering your life and those of the first responders.  It would be helpful for those involved to relocate to higher ground for 24 hours. A little inconvenience on your part helps the safety of all.  Better to respond to a false alarm than to be sorry later.
Thank you for being prepared,
. . . . . the calendar crew
National Weather Service Flagstaff Information
While we are still not expecting a widespread significant flooding event, there are some areas of concern that we wanted to bring to your attention with this weekend’s rainfall.
Rises will occur due to snow melt and rainfall on area creeks and streams late Saturday into Sunday. The areas of most concern are along Oak Creek and Wet Beaver Creek. The gauges along these waterways are forecast to rise to at least action stage. Oak Creek near Cornville is forecast to rise into minor flood stage.
Attached are the following hydrographs:
  • Oak Creek near Sedona
  • Oak Creek near Cornville
  • Wet Beaver Creek near Rimrock
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
National Weather Service Flagstaff
(928) 774-4414
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BCCA Business Directory deadline 2/28/2019

 
Last Chance to be included in
2500 copies
BEAVER CREEK BUSINESS DIRECTORY
The Beaver Creek Business Directory is being printed and mailed to all 86335 and 86342 Zip code mail recipients next month. If you would still like your business, trade skill, service, church, or organization listed, please contact Bob Burke at 928-301-0394 by 5 PM on Thursday, February 28.  Business cards welcomed.  Photos and artwork may be emailed to localbiz@beavercreekaz.us.
The Directory is sponsored by BCCA, the Beaver Creek Community Association for Rimrock, Lake Montezuma & McGuireville. Draft copy of directory cover below.

Neighborhood Communications Tower Meeting Scheduled for 3/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
Neighborhood Communications Tower Meeting
Monday, March 11, 6 PM
Beaver Creek Adult Center
4250 Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square (across from Cricket’s)
This is the text of the letter copied below.  Due to technical issues it is not easy to read in the eNews.  We will post copies of the letter, map, and plot construction design which will be mailed to property owners within 1000 ft at Rimrock Resale bulletin board on Beaver Creek Rd, the LM Post Office, and the BCCA bulletin board in Rollins Park as weather permits.  The CCF&MD owns this parcel and currently has a small tower on it. Fire Chief Terry Keller will be at the meeting. The eNews will also email this information to subscribers upon request.
From Luke Sefton, President & Principle engineer of Sefton Engineering Consultants:
Paul Giovanni, Chief Technology Officer with MerIT Technology Partners, plans to submit an application to Yavapai County for the installation of a communications tower on behalf of the Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District at 3660 E Stardust Circle which is near or adjoining your property.  This tower will have communications equipment for the Fire District and Broadband equipment to provide Internet service to the area.

Based on very positive community input, it has been recommended that cell service be added to the tower.  This would require an increase to the tower height to eighty feet from the originally intended sixty feet height.  This will allow the tower to be a three-carrier cell tower and encourage use of it by carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint/T-Mobile.  Verizon, in particular, requires and eighty feet minimum height for their cellular transmissions.

I would like to invite you to meet Paul Giovanni of MerIT Technology Partners and to hear about their plans for this location.  This would be an informal meeting to give you the opportunity to review the proposed plans and to discuss the proposal with them.

The meeting will be held on March 11, at 6 PM, in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
At this meeting MerIT Technology Partners will discuss the proposal and then discuss any concerns that you may have.  We encourage you to attend this meeting and to share your thoughts.  If you cannot attend, please feel free to contact me at 928-202-3999 orls@sefengco.com and I will be glad to discuss the matter with you.  Additionally, you may send the comment sheet to the address below.
Sincerely,
Luke A Sefton, P.E., CFM
President/Principle Engineer
Sefton Engineering Consultants
 COMMENT SHEET
Paul Giovanni–Wireless Tower–on 3660 E Stardust Circle
If you cannot attend the meeting, we would appreciate your time and feedback is very important to our process moving forward.  Please take a moment to fill out the information below as well as any comments you with to make regarding this project.
Name:
Address:
Phone:
Email:
Comments:
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
Please email comments to: ls@sefengco.com  or mail to:
Luke Sefton
40 Stutz Bearcat Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336
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Storm Warning 2/20/2019

Winter Storm Warning
Thursday & Friday
2-20-19

Update from National Weather Service

 

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 303 AM MST Wed Feb 20
303 AM MST Wed Feb 20 2019 …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM MST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches, with locally higher amounts on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, are expected. Lower amounts can be expected in the valley areas. * WHERE…Areas near Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Congress, Cottonwood, Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Jacob Lake, North Rim, Paulden, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Seligman and Valle. *
WHEN…8 PM today to 11 AM Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Look for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snow forecast from 8 PM Today to 11 AM Friday:
Camp Verde 4 to 6 inches
Chino Valley 10 to 16 inches
Congress 0 to 1 inches
Cottonwood 5 to 9 inches
Fredonia 4 to 8 inches
Grand Canyon 11 to 17 inches
Jacob Lake 9 to 15 inches
North Rim 18 to 24 inches
Paulden 10 to 16 inches
Prescott 15 to 21 inches
Prescott Valley 12 to 18 inches
Seligman 9 to 15 inches
Valle 9 to 15 inches
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Winter Weather Advisory & Activities 2/16/2019

Winter Weather Advisory
2-16-19
Dear Neighbors
The Canyon Medical Clinic Grand Opening which was scheduled for outside today in Lake Montezuma has been postponed until next Saturday afternoon. However the Clinic is still open today for both appointments and walk-ins.  928-592-9424.
The Valentine’s Pot Luck at the Beaver Creek Adult Center will still start at 5 PM today.  It will be warm and cozy in the Center with lots of good food, raffles, and stories to share.
Meanwhile the weather forecast is getting worse.  We don’t know what has happened to our usual beautiful February, but we won’t have a whole lot of sun for almost a week.  Starting tomorrow, several days have a 10 to 70% chance of snow in the forecast and showers, too, from tonight through Wednesday.  Who knows about the snow locally, but it’s always best to be prepared by planning ahead.
tired of winter,
. . . . . . . the calendar crew
Saturday, 2/16-The Beaver Creek Adult Center Valentine’s Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Bring a dish and join the fun. Raffle for great prizes. Open to the community. Everyone is welcome to attend. 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square.
Saturday, 2/23-The Grand Opening Celebration of the Canyon Medical Clinic is from 11 AM to 3 PM. Please come enjoy hamburgers & hot dogs, chips, popcorn and waters. The Clinic is located at 4200 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square.

Winter Weather Advisory

 URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 427 AM MST Sat Feb 16 2019 AZZ037-162345- /O.CON.KFGZ.WW.Y.0006.190217T1800Z-190219T0600Z/
 Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- I ncluding the city of Camp Verde 427 AM MST Sat Feb 16 2019 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 11 PM MST MONDAY… * WHAT… Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 7 inches, are expected. * WHERE…Areas near Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Congress, Cottonwood and Paulden. * WHEN…11 AM Sunday to 11 PM Monday. *
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Look for reduced visibilities at times. Snow forecast from 11 AM Sunday to 11 PM Monday:
 Camp Verde 1 to 3 inches
 Chino Valley 4 to 6 inches
 Congress 0 to 1 inches
 Cottonwood 2 to 4 inches
 Paulden 3 to 5 inches
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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Local Monuments Open with Restrictions 2/15/2019

Local National Monuments Open w/Restrictions
2-15-19
National Park Service  News Release
 
For Immediate Release – February 15th, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, MOCA/TUZI, 928-649-6195 x 229
Camp Verde, AZ – Montezuma Castle National Monument
Rimrock, AZ – Montezuma Well
Flooding has temporarily restricted activities at Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well
Due to overnight flooding in Beaver Creek, much of the loop trail at Montezuma Castle will be closed potentially through Wednesday. The outlet trail at Montezuma Well will also be closed to foot traffic until the creek water recedes. Both parks will remain open, but visitors must remain in designated areas while our maintenance staff remove mud and debris from the trails.
Crossing desert washes and flooded streets can be very dangerous. Visitors planning a trip to Central Arizona are advised to check weather reports and traffic information before departing.
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Swift Water Rescue 2/15/2019

On February 14, 2019 at 10 PM Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District was dispatched to a report of water rising in the area of Rimrock Dr. Upon arrival the street was found to be flooded so units repositioned and began assessing the area. A van tried to cross the road and was unable to go any further so a swift water technician team assembled and was able to make a rescue of all 4 occupants in the van and 2 dogs utilizing a haul system and a boat. The team then started doing low water rescues and going door to door to assist in evacuation of some of the residents, while some residents chose to shelter in their homes. The boat and haul team were again utilized to get an elderly person out of her house due to rising flood waters.
At another location, units comprising of swift water technicians from Copper Canyon Fire and Sedona Fire were able to successfully remove 8 people from a residence on foot. All people evacuated or rescued were evaluated for injuries and transported to a Red Cross location set up at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church. The location also had a setup to shelter small pets.  In all, 13 people and 2 dogs were safely removed to the Red Cross location.
There were units from Copper Canyon, Sedona and Verde Valley Fire used to rescue and transport people removed from their homes. Yavapai County Sheriffs were used to help with rescues and traffic control and Yavapai County Emergency Management was activated and were able to get resources to set up the Red Cross location and future needs.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
 
Photos courtesy of Mikki Weissinger

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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