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.

Events this Week 8/12/2019

Dear Neighbors
It used to be that things didn’t get really busy around here until mid-September. That sure changed! Today BCCA meets in the afternoon at 3 PM and the BC School Board meeting is at 6 PM. On Tuesday the BC Kiwanis meet in the AM and Wednesday morning blood pressure checks are available in the BC Adult Center. Wednesday evening is the Al-Anon meeting and the Rimrock Farmers Market followed by a possible Friends of Beaver Creek Library meeting on Thursday. The Public Participation meeting for the proposed Primrose Peaks Estates is Saturday afternoon. A FREE smart device help table is available at the BC Adult Center during Saturday morning.
On a sad note, we have lost another community volunteer and friend to many.   Sharon Casmier died on Wednesday, August 7, at age 76 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She lived in Lake Montezuma from February 2003 until September 2016. Sharon was active in the Beaver Creek Garden Club as an Arizona Master Gardener and the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club. The local Garden and Christmas Tours were enhanced by her participation and generous sharing of her beautiful home and landscaping. Funeral Mass will be held in Sumner, Washington on August 19. Her husband Richard P Casmier can be contacted at 12909 130th Ave Ct E, Puyallup, WA 98374 or
Our Beaver Creek businesses have been making some changes. Rask’s Auto Service is now in McGuireville just west of the gas station. Curtis and Yolanda are located in the green two-bay building next to Lucas Hunt’s A Tow Truck operation. Rask’s phone number is the same, 567-7345, and A Tow Truck can be reached at 254-8145. Rimrock Automotive & Cycle Repair has opened at 3180 E Beaver Creek Rd managed by Alex Ferguson at 567-4174. Cricket’s Sandwich Shop will have a new tenant. Date of opening is not yet announced, but word on Zuni Way is that long time owner (35 years) Kay Nye has shared her fabulous cinnamon roll recipe with the new chef.
Dreaming about cinnamon rolls,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Rimrock Rag Doll Crafters
from Sam Fisk w/photos
The Christmas House Project is off and running as of an hour ago.  We have five (maybe six) ladies who will be making Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls as well as Amish Dolls for the Christmas House this year to be sold or donated at the shop.  We are just donating them.  Whatever happens after that is fine, whether the dolls are sold to raise funds for the project or given to families.
We need donations of stuffing….polyfluff, cotton or wool, leftover bags or new.  We are excited to be helping the Beaver Creek Kiwanis raise Christmas funds for families and to contribute to our community.  Flyers are up at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet and at the Lake Montezuma Post Office.  So far we have received only one bag.  We desperately need more……lots more!  Thank you in advance to all who help us
Thank you to our “A Universe of Stories” Youth Summer Reading Program Sponsors
  • Yavapai County Library District
  • Arizona State Libraries
  • Friends of Beaver Creek Library- and Board Members, Special Thanks to Gail Mello
  • Beaver Creek School- Maintenance, Administrative and Office Staff- Maintenance- Harry Moore, Gabe, Dawn, Dave, and Megan. Administration and Office Staff- Lyndell Kelly, Ori Womack, Sharon Brooks, Kat Sacco and Karin Ward.
  • Verde Valley Astronomy Club- Special thanks to Larry Campisi, and the VV astronomy club.
  • Lowell Observatory- Special thanks to Jelena Lane and Joshua Hogan.
  • Beaver Creek Transit- Janet Aniol and Edward Borowski.
  • Canyon Valley Medical and Robbie’s
  • Our Super Volunteers- Adults- Karlene Voepel, Jane Kaufman-Balis, and Kenn Trout
  • Youth- Mia Lehto, Catherine Worden, Quinn Franklin, Griffin Franklin, and Dylan Cooper!
  • Local Businesses and the Community Newsletter for distributing Advertising!
Scheduled This Week:  August 12 through 17
Monday, 8/12–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Discussion of procedures for public participation meeting on Primrose Peaks Estates. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. The agenda is posted at
Monday, 8/12–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:
Tuesday, 8/13–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.
Wednesday, 8/14–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 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 problems.
Thursday, 8/15–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School Board Room. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Saturday, 8/17–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, 8/17–The Primrose Peaks Estates public participation meeting is at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Building (Auditorium). There will be a presentation of information and an opportunity to comment of ask questions.
Orientation for Volunteer Reading Tutors at Beaver Creek School
T he Sedona Literacy Center  is recruiting volunteers (no experience necessary) to work with 2 nd  and 3 rd  grade students who need a little extra help catching up with their classmates in reading and writing at Beaver Creek School.  This is one-on-one work, done in a group setting on Friday mornings.  The program has been in operation since 1988 in the Sedona area and has the support of the school district.
We will hold an Orientation for interested persons on Sept. 5 th  from 10 AM to noon at the  Beaver Creek School District Board Room.  While we need several new volunteers, we also always need substitutes for our regular tutors when they are sick or gone.  Find out more about the history of the program and upcoming training and tutoring days at .  Contact Carolyn Fisher at   for more information if you can’t attend the Orientation.  Attending the orientation does not obligate you to participate.  Please come see if this is something that you would enjoy doing.
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BC Saturday Activities 8/10/2019

Dear Neighbors
On Saturday morning the Beaver Creek Food Bank at BC School is open to everyone.  Afterward there is a donation Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
Please read the information from Fire Marshal Ken Krebbs.  Currently burn permits are available at the fire station.  Burning may be done from 8 AM to 4 PM after calling 649-1397 to activate the permit for the day of burning and to check weather conditions.  All permit conditions must be met or a fine of $50 may be issued if the burning is found not to be in compliance.
Saturday, 8/10–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  4810 E Beaver Creek Rd at the back of the 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.
Saturday, 8/10-The Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. Join your neighbors at the Center for biscuits & gravy, fruit, coffee & juice – all for a suggested donation of $6. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 .
Looking forward to biscuits & gravy,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District has opened our burn season.
Our burn season will be active again effective August 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019. Burn permit holders will need to be sure to have a valid permit from our Administration office in Camp Verde or from our fire station in Rimrock and activate it through the Cottonwood Dispatch Center (649-1397) prior to burning to ensure that the weather and wind conditions are proper and safe for the day.
Ken Krebbs, MSL
Fire Marshal
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District
928-593-0377 cell
928-567-7901 office


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
All the best,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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