BCCA

Beaver Creek
Community Association

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!

FREE & Low Cost FOOD

FREE & Low Cost FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule

 October 2015 Schedule in Beaver Creek area

(Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for food delivery)

Organization

Registration

Cost

Dates

Beaver Creek School

Community Food Bank

2nd Saturday each month

Free Food Distribution

4810 E Beaver Creek Rd

567-4631

Call Monday – Friday for

Emergency Food Box

Free

Bring bags

Saturday, 10/10

7:45 to 9 AM

Free Food & Clothing

Every Wednesday

Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.

Free

Bring bags

Wednesdays,

10/7, 10/14, 10/21, & 10/28

9:30 AM to Noon

Hot Meals & Food Boxes

Every Tuesday

Just come to the Camp Verde Community Centerat 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)

Free

Tuesdays,

10/6, 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27

5:00 PM Start

Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening

Community Hot Meal

1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville

Same as above

Free

Bring bags

Free

Tuesdays,

10/6, 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27

3:00 to 6:00 PM

Wednesdays,

8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

6:00 PM

Bountiful Baskets—Fruits & Vegetables

Camp Verde Elem School

200 Camp Lincoln Rd

Register atwww.bountifulbaskets.org

Order for Camp Verde

Week A & pay online from noon Mon thru Tues eve

$17.50

Includes fees;

Bring bags or boxes

Saturdays,

10/10 & 10/24

9:15 AM

(open for 20 minutes)

Beaver Creek Adult Center

Bread & Veggies

Every Wednesday after 12

4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square

Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food

Free

Bring a bag

Delivered on Weds, but food remains until gone

 

Minutes from the August 3rd Meeting

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Approved Minutes from the August 3rd Board Meeting are available for review here.

You will also find posted the July and August Financial Reports and the Proposed Bylaws Amendments which will be under discussion over the next few weeks.  Your comments will be appreciated, whether you are a member or an area resident who has not yet become a member of LMPOA.  Use the Comments box at the bottom of this page, or express your views in person at the October 5, 2015, meeting.

 

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Join us October 5th for the next meeting.  Be Involved!

Don’t Mess with Mother Nature

A quick and violent storm shook Lake Montezuma and Rimrock Sunday 8/23/2015, leaving uprooted trees, branches, and downed power lines behind it.  Our emergency preparedness was tested, with winners and losers.  See this writeup about emergency notifications in the Beaver Creek eNews.  Nice job and a huge thank you to everybody who worked late and early to get the lights back on while we stayed safe.

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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

Property Tax

Property Tax Increase Passed by Yavapai College District

June 9th,the Yavapai College District Board voted 3-2 to increase property tax assessments 2%. The average homeowner in the Yavapai Community College District will see a nearly $7 per year increase on their property taxes for fiscal year beginning July 2015. This will add up to an additional $825,000 the college will receive each year, according to the Board.

Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge Installed 3/25/2015

This is the real deal! Sixty eight tons of steel suspended over Beaver Creek and installed in the dead of night with two hours to spare. Film courtesy of Banicki Construction.

Dropped Residential Dog Limit

Yavapai County Drops Residential Dog Limit Proposal, 4/3/15
Yavapai County Proposed Animal Ordinance H15016–WITHDRAWN   

The presentations on the proposed Yavapai County animal ordinance change to limit dogs to five per single family residence have been cancelled.  Yapavai County Development Services is not going forward with this proposal.  The scheduled meeting at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station for April 22nd has been cancelled.   The proposed ordinance will not be on the Lake Montezuma POA agenda for Monday, April 6.

At this time Yavapai County intends to utilize a more positive application of current codes on property management and health and sanitation for animal hoarding situations.  Commercial puppy breeders located on residential property are already required to have use permits which will be enforced.  Complaints about vicious animals will be directed to the Yavapai Sheriff’s Office.
– The Calendar Crew

Animal Control