Preregister for Candidates Forum tonight 7/7/2020

Dear Neighbors
 
Tonight (Tuesday) The League of Women Voters is hosting a virtual forum for Board of Supervisor candidates from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. They will be answering your questions.  Our District 2 candidates who will be participating are Jodi Rooney, Wiley Cline & James Gregory.  
NOTE: District 2 candidate Brandi Bateman had dropped out of the forum.  This afternoon she has dropped back in.  So there will be four District 2 candidates speaking. 
Ready to listen,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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Candidates for District 2 Answer Beaver Creek Questions

Six candidates are running for Yavapai County’s District 2 Supervisor’s position.
BCCA Board members got together last month to compile a list of questions that relate to our community of Beaver Creek. We’ll be posting the responses as they come in . . . Watch this space so that you can make an informed decision about our next Yavapai County supervisor.

 

Brandi Bateman
Responses
Wiley Cline
Responses
James GregoryResponses Jodi Rooney
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Local Closings and Transportation Update 3/30/2020

Dear Neighbors
Posted by Keith Leaman
Today our governor announced that public and charter school districts would remain closed through the end of the semester. He also announced a statewide Stay-at-Home executive order which will be in effect at least through April 30. Essential services for groceries and medicine are exempt from this. Restaurants may continue to offer take out. Many other services that are transportation related, social or medical service related, infrastructure and/or production related are also exempt. He recommends enjoying the outdoors at a safe social distance from others. This order goes into effect Tuesday at 5 PM.
This week we are fortunate to still have three local restaurants offering cooked meals for take-out: Robbie’s, 592-9191, El Patio, 592-0340, and Thai Garden, 592-9117. X Marks the Spot still has fresh food available, 567-4225. Our auto services, three gas stations w/minimarts, and Dollar stores remain open. Montezuma Dental is open for emergencies only. Canyon Medical is offering telemed and phone appointments and considering other. Please practice distancing at these venues while helping some of our small businesses stay afloat.
Yavapai Apache Transit, Cottonwood Area Transit and Beaver Creek Transit are all still running. CAT services are free during the COVID-19 outbreak, YAT is $1.25, and BC Transit is free although donations are gratefully accepted. BC Transit provides rides throughout the Verde Valley for food, medical and banking. Seniors and those with disabilities have priority and we take others as driver availability permits. We p/u prescriptions from area pharmacies, p/u orders from Walmart, and both deliver food bags and drive residents to food banks.
BCT is driving every Tuesday and Friday late afternoon to the Food Share in Camp Verde with rider pickups starting at 3:30 PM or will gladly p/u and deliver a food bag for those who have no transportation or need to stay home. First come first served, 301-2749. Multiple vehicles can be sent. The free local shuttle runs every Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM stopping near the YAT signs. Beaver Creek Transit will also take local residents who need a lift to the nearest YAT stop during the week.
 And how’s the Census going? So far only 25% of Arizona households have completed it. “Everyone can complete the Census at https://my2020census.gov/. Ten Questions, Ten Minutes. Completely Confidential and 100% Secure.” Although self-response has been extended to August 14, please get it done now. No need to wait.
Important resources:
  • Beth Franklin, 928-567-4034, Beaver Creek Library Coordinator, recommends trying out Ancestry for an interesting project while you are at home. Yavapai County Free Library District has made this program free to the public. Find it at www.ycfld.org .
  • Karin Ward, Beaver Creek School Superintendent, forwards that Suddenlink is offering to provide free Internet services for students for 60 days at locations that it serves. Families can call 1-800-251-7313 to talk to a representative. It should take about 5-7 days to establish the connection.
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Food Share Pick Up Information
 
Bread of Life Food Share: Tuesdays & Fridays 4:30 PM to 6 PM at 51 E Holloman St, Camp Verde. This is a drive-thru service. Please use the entry route across from ACE Hardware. A map is below.
Cancelled Monday, 3/23: The Bread of Life Pop Up Food Share is from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 3705 E Beaver Creek Rd, in Rimrock behind the Rimrock Post Office.
7th Day Adventist Church Food Bank: Every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to Noon at 1406 N Boothill Dr in Camp Verde.
Kiwanis Clothes Closet Food Share: Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in front of shop at 3095 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.
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Golf Course Properties Update 3/10/2020

Dear Neighbors
 
This is a quick report of the BCCA meeting presentation from Doug and Patti Edgelow representing Equus Lake Montezuma, LLC.  Equus LM is the owner that let the option to purchase the Beaver Creek Golf Resort LLC properties (golf course and Ranch House Restaurant) die in escrow last month.
When the golf course was sold in 2004, ten parcels were removed from the golf course property and replatted with town home/condo lots. There are now 137 lots that are theoretically available for building however some are partially under water and likely will not be used for housing.
Mr Edgelow shared that Equus LM owns 33 lots around Lake Montezuma and is in the process of buying lots in another parcel. The nine lots on the south side of the lake, we understand will not be built on and will be utilized for non-motorized public recreation, perhaps installing a dock there. He plans to build on most but not all the 24 lots on the north side of the lake, probably 19-20 units. He had some conceptual drawings but no specific building plans. Septic regulations have changed since 2004.  He is in the process of working with ADEQ for permission to use a group septic system.  He does not anticipate completing this process and starting to build before the end of the year.
The focus of his presentation was that Equus LM is still interested in purchasing the Beaver Creek Golf Resort. However, his business partners wish to know that the general community is in support of their plans and that the water rights are confirmed. The group does not want to build a golf course.  Equus want to use the golf course property for agriculture which would include a vineyard and an orchard.  In the area of the maintenance shed, a 50-unit boutique hotel would be built (already zoned for this) and a tasting room would be operated in the old Pro Shop.  A zoning amendment is required for the agricultural use of the property since it has a zoning stipulation as a golf course. Equus and their partners want to know that the community is supportive of the change to agricultural zoning before finalizing the property purchase.
BCCA is arranging a community meeting so that residents can receive more information and ask questions. We may hold off a bit while the Edgelows put together some more specific information.
on behalf of the Beaver Creek Community Association Board
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PPE Meeting Rescheduled to 12/16/2019

Dear Neighbors
Rimrock Properties LLC has requested a change to their proposed rezoning request for the Primrose Peaks Estates. Leah Brock, Planner II, at Yavapai County Development Services has sent out information and has requested that the Rimrock Properties LLC Owner’s Agent, Larry Cepek, provide an additional mailing and a meeting for public participation on the change.  He has done so.
This meeting has been rescheduled by Rimrock Properties LLC’s agent to 6 PM on December 16 in the Beaver Creek School multipurpose room (cafetorium). The purpose is to get comments and concerns limited to the entrance location change from Bice Road to the extension of Brocket Ranch Road. The meeting will be limited to one hour, and comments limited to the proposed entrance location change.
Written comment forms for all attending will be provided.  In addition, comments may be made via email or by phoning Mr Cepek as indicated in his letter.
Click here for more links… to the revised PAD map, the letter sent to residents within 1000 feet from  Rimrock Properties LLC, the original PAD plan, and to BCCA’s response to the initial technical review.
Here is further information provided by Development Services:
This revised site plan consists of:
1. Deleting the Bice Road entrance.
2. Adding the general location of the  Brocket Ranch Road extension onto the vicinity map, as well its location at the south center of this property.
3. Changing the west end of project roads, as well as relocating three 6 unit buildings.
4. We will now have the right to easements to hook up to Arizona Water Company. The water system information on the plan is changed to reflect that.
The applicant has provided the following comments:
“Our traffic engineer is working on a revised TIA.  He believes there will be little change.  The intersection of Brocket Ranch Road and Beaver Creek road will need to upgraded to reflect the TIA, as well as Yavapai County Public Works design requirements. 
 
The owners of the property upon which the Brocket Ranch Road extension will be located want to dedicate the right of way to the county. This will require locating the actual ROW to best match the existing terrain.  To match the existing terrain will require both engineering design and boundary surveying.  This work is unlikely to be completed before any rezoning is approved.  Therefore, a stipulation may be needed.”
 
Hoping that this provides useful information,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Constructive Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 216
Sedona , AZ 86339
928-300-4641
larry.cepek.csi@gmail.com
November 22, 2019
Primrose Peaks Estates Entrance Change
Dear Neighbors:
The entrance to the project has been changed from Bice Road to Brocket Ranch Road. Therefore we request you evaluate the new change and notify me of any concerns you may have regarding this change.
 
As stated in our original letter to you, there is a shortage of affordable workforce housing in the Verde Valley. Rimrock Partners, LLC of the Village of Oak Creek is proposing a project located north of Beaver Creek Road and Brocket Ranch Road Intersection to address that shortage. Main access to the property will be off of Brocket Ranch Road extended northward. The proposed project will provide, on approximately half of the 46.72 acres of undeveloped land, affordable workforce and retirement rental housing. The northerly portion of the site along I-17 will remain open space, with development on the southerly portion of the site. It is proposed over time to build 64 studio units, 64 one bedroom units, 102 two bedroom townhouses, and 72 three bedroom townhomes, for a total of 302 housing units, The project will require county re-zoning to a Planned Area Development.
Amenities will include fenced raised gardens, covered open shelters with picnic tables, fenced small swimming pool, multi-purpose building and playgrounds. A perimeter walking trail is part of the plans. Over half of the property will be open space. Wastewater will be treated to Class A effluent, and disposed of on-site using shallow subsurface drip lines to irrigate landscaping. Arizona Water Company will supply drinking water.
To rebut a false rumor, the project will NOT be government housing for the homeless. The project will provide affordable rented homes for persons such as teachers, government workers, construction workers, clerical workers, and health care professionals, as well as, retired persons.
Your comments and/or concerns about the location change are valuable to both Yavapai County and us. You are invited to call me or send me a letter or an email. Also,
NOTE: The meeting has been rescheduled to 12/16/2019 at Beaver Creek School, at 6pm.
a meeting will be held at the Beaver Creek Adult Center at 4250 E. Zuni Way, Rimrock, Arizona 86335 on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6 PM 
and invite you to attend. Comments and concerns will be limited to the entrance location change from Bice Road to Brocket Ranch Road.
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Sincerely,
Larry Cepek
Owner’s Agent and Project Engineer
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Primrose Peaks PAD Change Request 11/22/2019

Leah Brock, the Planner for Yavapai County Development Services  who is our contact for the Primrose Peaks PAD zoning request, has written us that the developers, Rimrock Partners, LLC,  have submitted an updated Site Plan to reflect using a Brocket Ranch Road extension as the main entrance, rather than the original entrance plan extending off of Bice Road.  PAD stands for “Planned Area Development” and refers to the plans submitted by a developer when asking for a zoning change from the County. Here is a link to the revised PAD.  You can see the change clearly by looking at the small inset map in the upper left-hand corner of the diagram. This is the letter sent to residents within 1000 feet asking for Citizen Participation comments.

For comparison, the original PAD Plan is here. This is the link to BCCA’s response to the initial technical review.

Special Events This Week 10/25/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
Beaver Creek School is still looking for a full-time custodian. If there are any questions please call the front office and ask for Lyndel Kelley, 928-567-4631. Applications can be printed off the school website at www.bcs.k12.az.us or picked up in the main office of the school. An IVP fingerprint clearance card is required and information on where to get it is available at the front office.
A neighbor in McGuireville has reported an attempted telephone scam. The scammer claimed to be representing APS and threatened to cut off electric service if a phone number was not called in half an hour and the bill paid. Fortunately, our neighbor did not comply and instead reported the call and checked with APS. APS does NOT request payment via phone call. Please be cautious about any phone requests for personal information or money.
Coming up this weekend is the Dance and Sing the Night Away at the BC Adult Center and the Fall Star Party at Beaver Creek Library (meet inside, view outside), both on Saturday. On Sunday, we have Succulents & Sips at Emerald Waves Healing. The Halloween Spooktacular and the Haunted House are of course on Thursday. These are followed the next two days by the Annual Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale at the Adult Center.
These are in addition to the meetings and activities listed below. Maybe this is the week to pick out and try something new to you.
Enjoying the best month of the year,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for October 26 through November 1
Saturday, 10/26– ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” TO COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS from 10 AM. to 3 PM. Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the 161st birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “Rough Riders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898. (See the complete info at www.calendarwiz.com/Rimrock )
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Saturday, 10/26-Dance & Sing the Night Away from 5 to 8 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Eric Williams 1-Man Band, singers and more. $10 includes refreshments & prizes. Call 928-567-4556 for more information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 10/26-The Autumn Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is from 6 to 8 PM outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing for “Fall Sky Night”. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details. (See flyer below)blue_star.jpg
 
Sunday, 10/27-Succulents & Sips is at Emerald Waves Healing from 4:30 to 6 PM. Tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin. $15 per person or $25 for two. Includes tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin. $15 for one person, $25 for two. Contact Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for the details.
Thursday, 10/31-Trick or Treat & Haunted House. 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Emerald Waves Healing. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Thursday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District, businesses, organizations, & neighbors are sponsoring this charming event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples, witch’s brew, candy & other treats are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. Please email janiol19@aol.com for additional information. (See flyer below)
 
Friday & Saturday 11/1 & 11/2-The Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale returns to the Beaver Creek Adult Center each day from 9 AM to 3 PM inside the Center at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma and outside in Rollins Park. A large variety of original artworks, local authors’ novels, and homemade bath and body products will be displayed. Jewelry, candles, lights, purses, scarves and custom-made clothing will also be on sale. All are created by local artists. This is a perfect place to start your holiday shopping. Come join us for a fun-filled day. No admission fee. For more information contact Paul & Joyce O’Connor at pajorocks@msn.com
Friday, 11/1-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in October 25 – 11/2
 
Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
 
Saturday, 10/26-Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need. The instructor is Wendy Cook-Roberts. She has been doing a monthly class at the Camp Verde Library for about a year and has offered to also do one at BCAC. Wendy is proficient with iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and most Windows computers. She says, “What I don’t know I can find out and I am not afraid to say, ‘let’s look that up'”.
Saturday, 10/26-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December.  More details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
 
Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 10/29–The BC Kiwanis Board  meets at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center main room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org 
Saturday, 11/2–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM this Saturday on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.


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Primrose Peaks Public Meeting held 8/17/2019

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, the Primrose Peaks public meeting was held by BCCA at the Beaver Creek School. Over 200 people attended, and many spoke about their concerns and issues with the proposed development. Residents were overwhelmingly negative to the proposal.

Here is a link to the Power Point slide presentation which Janet Aniol presented at the meeting.

Here is the diagram of the proposed site layout.

Primrose Estates Meeting scheduled for 8/17/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
There seems to be some misunderstanding of the Public Participation process of notification concerning potential zoning change requests.  
The potential applicant is required to notify property owners within 1000 ft if the acreage is one acre or more and also the community association about a participation meeting.  The community association (BCCA) usually broadcasts this information much farther so that others who are interested will be aware of the potential zoning change and often sets up the meetings to make sure that they happen.  In the case of Primrose, the meeting notice was mailed to residents by the applicant, was in a detailed Bill Helm Bugle article and twice in the Beaver Creek eNews.  All of which led to the venue being too small.  So the do over meeting is scheduled for:
Saturday, 8/17, at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room. 
 
There is a sequence in the zoning change process that is followed by Yavapai County.  After the public meeting, the applicant must submit a report to Development Services.  If the process is continued, then the zoning change request will be scheduled on the agenda of a Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. (At this point an orange sign with the meeting date should appear on the property.)  Additional comments from the public and organizations may be made at this time.  The P&Z Committee will vote on a recommendation to the YC Board of Supervisors.  The BOS will then hear the applicant and the public again and make a final decision.  Some informative reading on this subject is on pages 20-22 of the Yavapai Planning and Zoning Ordinance for Unincorporated which is at the County web site.
The current petition is a great way to let your feelings on this issue be known.  Copies to the applicant, to Development Services and for the Planning and Zoning Commission may be of benefit to the signers.  Written comments may be presented at the meetings and online at Planning@yavapai.us
All the best,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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BCCA Public Meetings this Week 7/18 – 7/20/2019

Dear Neighbors

This is an important week for you to speak up if you have an opinion or information to share. The Beaver Creek Community Association has scheduled public participation meetings on Thursday evening for a requested 8-acre zoning change from residential to C2 and on Saturday afternoon at 3 PM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station for a potential 300-unit apartment complex east of I-17. The Friday morning meeting in Cottonwood at 9 AM in the Recreation Center is vitally important if you wish to see safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings.

The parcels for the requested C-2 zoning are 405-07-14-036 & 037 located south of Beaver Creek Rd, next to Beaver Creek Self Storage and north of Valley Vista Rd. Robbie’s is across the street to north of these parcels. The agent held a very limited public meeting in Camp Verde which few residents knew of and attended. A Clark’s Market was offered at that time. The zoning request asks for hard zoning only without a specific plan or grocery store.  (See letter of invitation from BCCA and letter of intent from the agent below.)
The public meeting for the potential apartments will include a presentation with traffic study information. The owners appear to be open to suggestions. The access would be through an extension of Bice Rd before it goes under the tunnel. Parcel 405-23-180 is 47 acres of which the western boundary abuts I-17. The construction would be in a valley not generally visible. The project would be designed as a PAD which means that what the Board of Supervisors agrees to is what can be built.
BCCA will collect comment sheets at these meetings. If you can’t make the meeting please help us by sending an email comment to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us. Individuals may also comment directly to Yavapai County Planning & Zoning,
If you can only make one meeting, please attend the Friday 9 AM State Transportation Board meeting at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S 6th St. The public gets to speak first, so you don’t have to stay for the whole meeting. This is our once a year chance to tell ADOT about how dangerous it is to exit McGuireville south to Camp Verde and how scary it is to enter McGuireville from Camp Verde, etc. The board members do listen. An easy way to get there is to take Cornville Rd to 89A. Go straight on 89A and cross the bridge onto Mingus. Take Mingus to the stop sign on 6th St. Turn left and find the rec center next to the library on the left- hand side of the street.
See you at some meetings,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Meetings This Week
 
Thursday, 7/18–Public participation meeting  sponsored by BCCA about 8-acre requested zoning change to C2 (potential shopping plaza) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 6 PM.
Friday, 7/19—Speak up for safety improvements to our I-17 interchange at McGuireville at the State Transportation Board meeting in the Cottonwood Recreation Center at 9 AM.
Saturday, 7/20–Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about proposed Primrose 300 apartment complex rezoning request at 3 PM at Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.
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