LMPOA Newsletter


 New Year’s Greeting and Invitation

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holidayfest2015 Board Members w/Assignments
  • Janet Aniol: President, Transportation,
  •                      Yavapai College
  • Jim Bowser: Vice President,
  •                      BC Adult Center Liaison
  • Phil Edwards: Secretary,
  •                      Flag Superintendent
  • Alan Spacone: Treasurer
  • Ron Melcher: Membership,
  •                        Transportation
  • Sharon Olsen: Association Bulletin Board Postings
  • Lisa Taylor: Memory Stones

Project Managers

Grace Lahr: Weed Buster
Chris Nicol: Web Master & News Reporter
Mike Nelson: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Media Posting
Mikki Weissinger: Holiday Fest Funding
Dear Members,2016 is almost here, so your board would like to wish you a Happy New Year and peaceful and prosperous months ahead!  It’s also time to put the annual association meeting on your calendars for Saturday, January 23, at 2 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center in the Village Square.  David Williams, Land Use Planning Manager for Yavapai County, will be speaking about what are and are not land use violations and what happens after a complaint is made.  Please bring your questions for our guest.  There will be some good refreshments this year to enjoy before, during and afterward with neighbors.

In August two amendments to the by-laws were submitted after a year or more of discussion on the general topics. After additional discussion a membership vote on each will be taken at the annual meeting. The first is to make the organization more inclusive of residents and to make the association eligible to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit by including residents who do not own property. This would also make the organization more attractive for donations and grants should our members wish to do a project such as provide a dog park for the area. The second is a name change to the Montezuma Rimrock Community Association. In the past three years the association area has seen approximately 400 new families purchase homes and others move into rentals. Many now get their mail on the Rimrock rural delivery routes. That proposed amendment would change the name of this organization in order to recognize the names of both post offices, historic names, the fire district and the two national monuments that bookend our location.

Article I. Name.
The name of this corporation shall be Montezuma
Rimrock Community Association, Inc. hereafter
referred to in these By-Laws as “MRCA”.merryxmas
Article III. Membership.
Section I. Eligibility for membership shall be
residence in or ownership of………
Section II. Membership shall be on a unit basis:
one (1) membership and one (1) vote for each
household or corporate property whether owned
or leased, and no distinction shall be made
regarding the amount of property owned or leased.
We look forward to visiting with you in January in person or by email or phone call. Additional board members and volunteers would be appreciated. Please contact Secretary Phil Edwards via the LMPOA phone # or email address prior to the annual meeting if you would like to be on the board so that your name can be on the ballot.
Information about the school and fire districts, two of the projects that we support and some important dates follow.

Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year from all of us!

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El Niño Winter

Received from Fire Chief Keller:

Here is the presentation that was given by Brian Klimowski with the NWS this past week at our El Nino prep meeting. Without going into the science, the prediction is for a wet winter and lots of snow on top creating the potential for flooding if we get a rain on snow event…

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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!

McGuireville, Rimrock, Lake Montezuma, Beaver Creek – Shop Local!


Business in the Beaver Creek Community

The Beaver Creek Community hosts numerous locally run shops, offering a balance of variety among the small businesses. Here you can find the location and images of these facilities.  If you own a business or have a favorite that we have missed, please send us a comment or email a photo. We’ll add the listing if it’s legal and it’s local.  Shop Local!


Two Feathers Healing Arts
4210 Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342 | (928) 202-0316 |

Beauty Salons

Attitudez on Maine
4200 Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342 | (928) 592-0530 |


Beaver Creek Chiropractic – Dr. David B. Lehenbauer  
4220 E Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342 | (928) 567-0006  |

Montezuma Family Dental  
4283 Pima Way, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342 | (928) 202-4787  |

Real Estate

Beaver Creek Realty

Rimrock, AZ 86335 |   928-567-7448   |



Crickets Dessert and Sandwich Shop
4225 Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342 | (928) 567-5761 | Hours:  (Tues-Sat: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm)  (Sun-Mon: Closed) |
El Patio Bar & Grill
1955 E Cornville Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 592-0340 |
Nikki’s Creek Side Grill
2110 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-4044 |

Robbie’s Restaurant

5155 N. Dave Wingfield Rd., Rimrock, AZ 86335|(928) 592-9171|

Hotel / Motel

Beaver Creek Inn 

4225 N. Montezuma Ave, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86335 844-503-7009  | Free Breakfast | Pets Allowed |

Vehicle Repair

Beaver Creek Service Center
3718 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-5652 |
Nth Degree Auto Detailing
3170 E. Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 239-0303 |
Rask’s Auto Service
3180 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-7345 |
Reliable Auto and Diesel Repair
4630 N Culpepper Ranch Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 592-9154 | Hours: (Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm) (Sat-Sun: Closed) |

Honey – Arts & Crafts – U-Haul Rentals and Supplies

Honey Hole
3675 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 592-0300 | New Location Now Open

Pet Grooming

Doggy Styles 

3200 Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 592-9235 |

Gas Stations

Beaver Creek Gas Mart
3675 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 592-0300 |
McGuireville Mini Mart
2105 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-4605 |
76 / Beaver Hollow
1955 E Cornville Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-4605 |

Discount Stores

Dollar General
3255 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 399-7170 | Hours: (Mon-Sun: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm) |
3125 East Beaver Creek Rd, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86335 | (928) 592-9285 | Hours: (Mon-Sun: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm) |

Antiques/Thrift Stores

Candy’s Creekside Cottage
2130 E Beaver Creek Rd, McGuireville, AZ 86335 | (928) 592-9310 |
Jim’s Trading Post
2115 E Beaver Creek Rd, McGuireville, AZ 86335 | (928) 554-5526 |
Rimrock Resale Shoppe
2110 E Beaver Creek Rd # 3, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-4272 |
Rod Bearclaw Trading
2110 E. Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 215-6164 |


Beaver Creek Baptist Church
3705 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-4557 |

Faith Baptist Church
Lake Montezuma Square, Lake Montezuma AZ 86342 |

Grace Community Lutheran Church

5100 N Stevenson Dr, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-4608 |

Montezuma Chapel
3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-4804 |

Freedom Assembly of God
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 |(928) 899-3895 |

Post Offices

US Post Office
4220 Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma, AZ 86342 | (928) 567-5059 | Hours: (Mon- Fri: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm) (Sat: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm) (Sun: Closed) |
US Post Office
5235 N Lookout Point Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335 | (928) 567-4721 | Hours: (Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm) (Sat-Sun: Closed) |

Spooktacular Halloween and Big Fall Events

punkinsThe great pumpkin landed at the Halloween Spooktacular Saturday in Rollins Park, along with dozens of tiny ballerinas, fairies, witches, zombies, caped crusaders, mutant ninja turtles, puppy dogs, and tiny children out for their first Trick or Treat event.  Bigger kids of all ages happily trooped around, oohed and aaahed at each others’ coolness or scariness or downright silliness,  There were treats galore, spotlights, movies, popcorn, hot dogs and music.  Everybody was home in bed by 8:30.   Nicely done, Kiwanis and LMPOA and all who helped make it safe and fun.

Now, we’ve all had our Flu Shots, and fall is starting to roll out with major social events  . . . like Taco Tuesday at MRFD this week! Also this week, on Monday, 11/2  is the LMPOA Board Meeting with Anthony Palermo, YCSO Community Relations Specialist,  speaking on “How to Form a Neighborhood Watch” at 5 PM in the BC Adult Center.  All are invited to attend.

November 5 it’s science fiction at the Library,  Then, November 6, and 7th, it’s Arts & Crafts Sales at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, Trails Day will be at Sycamore Park November 7th.  See the Beaver Creek eNews for all the details.

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!