Beaver Creek Road Cleanup Saturday 4/23/2016

Sponsored by Ancestral Gardens

One Hour Cleanup if everyone helps!

 
Saturday, 4/23 — As the Adopt-A-Road sponsors of one mile of Beaver Creek Road, please join the Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens for trash cleanup on April 23rd. Meet at Nikki’s Grill parking lot in McGuireville at 8 AM to pick up safety vests, trash grabbers and trash bags. Expected duration is one hour. The more the merrier and the quicker the cleanup, so we hope to see you there!
BCRoadCleanUp

LMPOA March Update

Dear Members
Our March meeting was cut short due to a medical emergency, so the board only got as far as accepting the February minutes which are posted on the website.

During February we mailed two official letters of recommendation for the ongoing trails and grant efforts of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition which we co-founded and support.  Those are posted on the website.

Currently we have arranged for a clean up collection of items on Friday, 3/18 of items for the dump.  If you have items and do not have a vehicle suitable to transport them in or cannot lift them, please call 301-2749, ASAP.  We have room to pick up some more stuff.  Two Yavapai County Probationer work vehicles and our own Rollins Park maintainer are doing the job.
The Camp Verde Refuse Transfer Station continues to be open for FREE dumping Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through April 2 from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Please don’t miss out.
Also a one time benefit is being provided for unincorporated area residents by Yavapai County and Sedona Recycles.  A FREE ELECTRONIC RECYCLING is scheduled this Saturday at Red Rock High School in Sedona from 8 AM to Noon only.  We will have a pick up truck or two sitting on the lot near Beaver Creek Self Storage from about 7:30 AM to 10 ish or until filled.  Otherwise it’s a nice Saturday drive.
Hope to see you doing some recycling,
Your LMPOA Board
PO Box 5292
Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342
928-592-2839
www.LakeMontezuma.us 

LMPOA Board Meeting 11/2/2015

A meeting of the Board of Directors of LMPOA was held Monday, November 2, 2015.  The featured presentation was given by Anthony Palermo of Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, ably assisted by Deputy Carlos Godina, also part of the County Community Relations Team.  They discussed ways in which Neighborhood Watch groups can keep the crime rate down in communities such as ours.  The following links are for some of the materials provided following the meeting:

Sue Brann, a community resident who leads a highly effective Block Watch Group in Lake Montezuma, spoke about the way her group has organized to patrol a large area by smart scheduling, and providing a master reference book of information about homes and residents. That master book is passed to the patrollers currently on duty each week, and is kept current through the year, so that those on patrol know what to expect on each block: e.g., when neighbors may be out of town, guests may be staying with unfamiliar vehicles, and so on. She also emphasized that the Block Watch’s mission is to look for suspicious activity, and to notify law enforcement if something is spotted, rather than to tackle the matter themselves. The Sheriff’s department contingent heartily agreed, and assured us that leads are all followed up. Congratulations to Sue and her group for a really successful, long-term positive result on the neighborhood. A good crowd of neighbors was on hand to talk about ideas and questions regards the Block Watch program, and to express concerns about  traffic and speeding enforcement.

The Board handled other business in their usual efficient manner, approved necessary minutes and financials, discussed pending recommendations, and scheduled lots of activity over the next couple of months. Work details were scheduled to put up holiday lights in Rollins Park — in time for Christmas and Holiday Fest, but not so early that we lose sight of Thanksgiving or the meaning of the season. Arrangements to stuff envelopes for mailings to our members, planning for the Annual Meeting in January, and so on, will keep your Board from dozing off between now and the end of the year.

Check this space for the official minutes later.  As always, to share in the conversation, you just gotta come on out to the meeting and tell it like you see it!

LMPOA Board Meeting October 5, 2015

The regular monthly meeting of the LMPOA Board was held Monday, October 5, 2015 at 5:00 at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.   Due to vacations and other reasons, only three Board Members were present, so a quorum was not met.

However, a nice crowd of well-informed and vocal residents were on hand to talk about pending issues and hear a succinct presentation from Supervisor Tom Thurman and County Director of Development Services Steve Mauk regarding the Pros and Cons of incorporating for a small community.  Lots of intelligent questions and answers later, revealed the crowd not in favor of pushing forward toward incorporation. The Board will hear more comments at the next meeting, and consider setting up a task force for further study if community members want to pursue the issue. Last meeting, a gentleman came to the meeting with a research packet and recommended this as a pretty good way to enable the community to get some muscle behind applications for grants or other funding, as well as to enforce local zoning or other ordinances, elect and pay a Mayor, and open up the ability to assess taxes toward possible viability for the Golf Course and Ranch House.

Our proximity to national monuments Montezuma Well and Montezuma Castle was noted at our last meeting as a factor that might allow us to keep the size of an incorporated area or special tax district quite small; however, Thurman pointed out that normally the County will approve only when 50 percent of the residents plus 1 are in favor of forming such an entity. The trick would be to make the boundaries small: surrounding area to the Golf Course, for example. Unfortunately, that would also exclude most businesses which could provide tax revenue.

Mauk recommended consulting the Arizona League of Cities and Towns as THE resource for information on incorporating and special districts. Both Mauk and Thurman emphasized that the budget for forming a small town corporation can be sizable!  County services such as police, building inspections, and road maintenance become no longer available from the County without special requests and costs to the incorporated community.

The controversial proposed National Monument in Sedona was also discussed. Both the topic of forming a task force on incorporation and issuing a letter of support or non-support for the Sedona National Monument were tabled for next meeting, and will have much more discussion. The Sedona decision is completely up to Barack Obama, but our letter of support and others from the Sedona area will surely sway that outcome.

Thank you to resident “Mr. Park” Bill Merkley, who attended and was pressed into duty to help with bids for much-needed work on the trees in Rollins Park.

A letter of support for use permits for the new Montezuma Family Dental has been sent and a letter of support for a parking and supplies location for a U-Haul was considered but will be voted on by the Board with quorum at the next meeting.

Plans for the Halloween Spooktacular were discussed, and individuals encouraged to SIGN UP EARLY for being part of the trunk-or-treat treat provider group.  Sign up by contacting Janet Aniol or Grace Lahr TODAY so that all treat providers can be properly vetted prior to October 31st.  Showing up late with goodies is not an option  for obvious safety reasons concerning our kids!

A special meeting was tentatively scheduled for October 19th at 5:00 PM to make the necessary approvals with quorum, and then the next regular meeting will be the first Monday in November with YCSO guest Anthony Palermo who will provide neighborhood block watch information.  Stay tuned here for the official minutes, but if you want to hear some really interesting stuff and speak your mind about community issues, you gotta come out to the meeting!

Beaver Creek 4th of July

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A great time was had by all at the  July 4th Beaver Creek Parade. The parade left the Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9:00 AM and traveled south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square. Grand Marshals Pastor Ken and Leeza Miller presided over a fun family ceebration of Independence Day. Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats) put on a great show. The festivities and pancake breakfast was in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race on Wet Beaver Creek featured a flotilla of feisty rubber ducks who paddled madly for the finish line. Congratulations to Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Event Coordinator, and all who helped make this a great event.
  • BC Kiwanis donation pancake breakfast: 7 to 8:45 AM
  • Beaver Creek Parade: 9:00 AM, from Sycamore Park to Rollins Park. Line up 8:30 – 8:45 AM
  • Led by Camp Verde Post 93 American Legion Riders
  • Grand Marshals Ken and Leeza Miller
  • Flag ceremony concluding the parade by Cornville American Legion Post 135
  • Free hot dogs served by BC Baptist Church immediately after parade
  • Water served by GC Lutheran Church after parade
  • Free ice cream cups from BC Adult Center
  • Parade ribbons awarded and lots of music
  • Balloons and face painting and more until Noon
  • Community information & vendor displays
  • Water game fire truck from Montezuma Rimrock Fire District
  • Live music by the Beaver Creek Philharmonic
  • and of course, the world-renowned Duck Race at Sycamore Park: Noon