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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Parade Grand Marshals by Bill Helm 7/8/2019

Dear Neighbors
Bill Helm, staff reporter/photographer of the Camp Verde Bugle & Verde Independent, has shared with us the complete article that he authored for those publications about our Beaver Creek 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal Betty Hart and Junior Grand Marshal Emily Worden.  It’s an honor to email his report on two wonderful, special local residents in the eNews.
Saluting Betty & Emily,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
2019 Beaver Creek Parade Marshals
Emily Worden recently graduated high school. Betty Hart is on the Beaver Creek School Board.
Both have been active in their communities as long as anyone can remember. Now both will represent Beaver Creek at this year’s Independence Day parade. Betty Hart has been selected as Grand Marshal and Emily Worden as Junior Grand Marshal of the Beaver Creek 4th of July Parade.
eNews file photo
For Hart, the Beaver Creek community she’s been a part of since 1996 “pulls out of you what you can do best.” “I think that’s wonderful that this community does that,” Hart said. It was at age “4 or 5″ when Hart first thought of becoming a teacher. “My mother was school nurse, and I had some great teachers,” she said. Hart has been an educator for much of her life, 15 years in the classroom and another 14 as an administrator. Though she retired in 1996 and moved to the Verde Valley that year with her mother, she’s more than busy enough with her duties on the Beaver Creek School Board. With three of her own children, as well as six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, being asked to serve as the parade’s grand marshal is “important to me.” She’s even picked out a red, white and blue outfit to wear in the parade.
Photo by Scott Worden

This year, Worden received both the BC Kiwanis Scholarship and the LM Civic Club Scholarship for her citizenship and scholastic achievements. She also volunteered last year with Habitat for Humanity’s Christmas parade. As she prepares to enter Whitworth University, a Christian school in Spokane, Washington, Worden is an artist if there ever was one. She describes her tastes and abilities in art as “super widespread,” and includes pen and ink, as well as watercolors, India inks and oils as her preferred mediums. “When I was younger, I was slightly better than the other kids at bubble letters,” Worden said. “So I kept at it.” Two things Worden knows she wants for her adult life. One, to work as an artist. The other, to serve her community. “I think community matters a lot, especially the one I grew up in,” she said. “I’m not sure anything is more important than connecting with your community.”

Bill Helm
Staff Reporter/Staff Photographer
Verde Valley Newspapers
Camp Verde Bugle
Verde Independent

Beaver Creek eNews 7/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Beaver Creek Kiwanis sincerely thank the individuals, businesses and organizations that came out to support and enjoy our annual parade and celebration.  So much community spirit was present!!!!  On another note, notifications of duck race prize winners have begun.  On Tuesday the winner list will be posted on the BCCA bulletin boards at Rimrock Resale and in Rollins Park and a copy left at the BC Adult Center.  A special thank you to all the prize donors! (Complete list also out soon.)
All this week BC Baptist Church has its annual Vacation Bible School open to the public.  On Tuesday morning is the Author’s Fair in the BC Public Library.  The BC Community Association and BC School Board meetings are today.  The Rimrock Farmers Market is going full swing every Wednesday evening.  (If you want to park at Rollins Park and get a shuttle ride to the Market, please call 301-2749 to schedule that.)  The Food Bank at Beaver Creek School is open this Saturday morning.
Information is below about a recent traffic accident assist from Copper Canyon Fire & Medical and about the free Saturday loop shuttle offered by Beaver Creek Transit.  Next week the  BC Community Association is sponsoring public participation meetings about the Primrose apartment complex proposal and the requested rezoning of 8 acres to commercial that could potentially be used for a shopping center.
And please check out the other meetings and services listed below.
Rested and ready to get out & about,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for 2nd Week in July
BC Baptist Church7/8 thru 7/12-The Vacation Bible School at Beaver Creek Baptist Church is from 9 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday of this week. Power Up is open to students in K to 6thgrade. Registration may be done at church or online at www.beavercreekbaptistchurch.com . Please call 928-567-4557 for additional information.
Tuesday, 7/9-The Local Author Fair is from 10:30 AM to Noon at the Beaver Creek Library. You don’t want to miss visiting with Julie Uli, Elaine Jordan, Bonnie Best, Carole Penfield, Wyonna Jaffe, and Deborah Murphy. (See flyer below)
Heads up for 3rd Week in July
  • Wednesday, 7/17-Lecture on Native Americans in the Progressive Era, CV Library, 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, 7/18-Northern Arizona Hospice speaker in the BC Adult Center, 9:30 AM
  • Thursday, 7/18-Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about 8 acre requested zoning change (potential shopping plaza) in the BC Adult Center, 6 PM
  • Friday, 7/19—Speak up for improvements to our I-17 interchange in the Cottonwood Recreation Center at 9 AM
  • Saturday, 7/20-Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about proposed Primrose apartment complex rezoning request at 3 PM at Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings, Activities & Classes 
2nd Week in July

Monday, 7/8–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. There will be a short presentation from the group interested in terminating any condo erection on the bank of the Lake. Discussion on rezoning requests including Primrose project and advertised shopping plaza. Still planning to speak at the State Transportation Board meeting about our dangerous interchange at McGuireville. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.

Monday, 7/8–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
Tuesday, 7/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Wednesday, 7/10–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN. 
Wednesdays, thru 9/25- The Rimrock Farmers Market offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond at candyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com for more information or to participate.
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
Saturday, 7/13–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
On July 3  at 5:21 PM Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District was dispatched to a rollover on Hwy 260 East Bound at approximately mp 214. Upon arrival crews encountered a construction vehicle on its side blocking one east bound lane. There was one patient in the vehicle. The patient was treated by units on scene and then flown via medical helicopter to an area hospital. The cause of the accident was unknown to Copper Canyon Fire personnel. Highway 260 east bound was closed for about 2 hours.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
FREE Local Saturday Shuttle
The Beaver Creek Transit Saturday Van will run from 10 AM to 1:45 PM, continuous 45-minute loops, starting and stopping in the lot across the street from the Ranch House parking lot.  The Buggy will make five local loops in the Beaver Creek area stopping in Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and McGuireville. Driver Roz will drop off & pick up between stops if there is a safe place to pull off of the road. On the last run, the Buggy will drop off on Wickiup Mesa if requested. There is no charge.  The driver will not take donations on these runs.
The stops are LM Village Square, Montezuma Haven, BC Gas Mart, Towers Dr, BC Library, Dollar General (crosswalk in front of fire station, Bice Rd mailboxes, McGuireville RV Park, Kiwanis Clothes Closet & Family Dollar, BC Gas Mart, the Smoke Shop parking lot and return to Lake Montezuma.
This service is very much a community effort.  Thank you to the Beaver Creek Community Association which purchased the buggy and to the Beaver Creek Adult Center which provides the nonprofit 501(c)3 partnership.  Thank you to the Lake Montezuma Civic Club, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the Yavapai Apache Nation and to the Kiwanis Key Club (high school students) who have provided the initial funding for the Saturday route.  And last, but not least, heartfelt gratitude to Rask’s Auto Service now in McGuireville for keeping the van operating for the past 10 years.  There would be no Saturday run without Rask’s preventive maintenance and resourceful repairs. Nor would there be without our drivers!  
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4th of July Beaver Creek Events

Duck Fun

Beaver Creek 4th of July Pancakes, Parade, Celebration & Duck Race

On Thursday, July 4, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave theSycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9 AM and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square. Montezuma Avenue in this section will be closed to other traffic from about 9 until 9:30 AM
This year the Grand Marshal is Betty Hart and the Junior Marshal is Emily Worden. Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats, etc) are requested to sign up at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or the Beaver Creek Adult Center. (If you can’t sign up, please just show up at 8:15 at Sycamore Park to fill out your announcement information.) The festivities and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by the bridge at Sycamore Park. For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Vice President, at 928-606-4050. Scheduled events are over about 12:15 PM, so there is plenty of time afterward for family get togethers.
For the past several weeks merchants have been selling Duck Race tickets. Thank you, thank you to the businesses that have been helping the Beaver Creek Kiwanis raise funds for community projects. This year more than $6000 in prizes have been donated by merchants and individuals to make this one of the best races ever. The newest two donations are a gift card from Rask Auto Service and a check from the Storage Corral in Camp Verde. Some of the other donations are on a flyer below. All will be listed at the event!
The Beaver Creek Celebration schedule of events is below. The music and entertainment during the morning is the best we’ve seen in many years. Thank you to the talented folks who are donating their time and to all the volunteers throughout the day!
4th of July 2019
Schedule of Events
7:00 to 9:00 AM— Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – by Donation    Pancakes, sausage, strawberries, whipped cream, orange juice, coffee
7:00 to 8:00—- Live music, Keyboard by Karen Smith
8:00 to 9:00— Live music, Guitar by Kenn Trout
Sale of Duck tickets, raffle prizes, etc throughout
9:00— Parade on Montezuma Ave from Sycamore Park to Rollins Park, narrated by Pastor Ken Miller
9:45— Flag Ceremony and presentation by Camp Verde American Legion Post 93 followed by the National Anthem and God Bless America by the Worden Family
Announcements—Beaver Creek Kiwanis Officers
Free Hot Dogs— from Beaver Creek Baptist Church
10:15 Music— Guitar by Dave Rice
11:00— Flamenco Del Sol – Spanish Dances by Herlinda Woolbert
11:30— Live Music by Reno & Sheila
Kids Games— Basketball shots, beanbag toss, face painting by Beaver Creek Kiwanis students & kids
Free Ice Cream— from Beaver Creek Adult Center
Free Old-Fashioned Lemonade & games— from Grace Lutheran Community Church
Water Game— Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District First Responders
11:00— Announcement of Parade winners
12:00— Duck Races at Sycamore Park Bridge
Games, Food, Vendors and Special Announcements Throughout


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