Attending: Janet Aniol, Steve Sprinz, Maggie Holt, Karin Krippene, Sharon Brooks, Virginia Bartling Absent: Marie Kraetz
Committee chairs attending: Bill Merkley, Margo Price
Janet called the meeting to order at 5pm with Maggie recording.
It was duly moved, seconded, and carried to waive the reading of and approve the minutes of the previous meeting as distributed.
Maggie reported account balances. Maggie mentioned the large water bill recently received and paid. Steve will read the meter for a month or two to verify readings.
There being no public agenda items, Janet moved to information items. Not included on the agenda was Verde Earthworks' upcoming availability to accomplish curbside recycling on Fridays starting soon. Karin thanked everyone who helped BCAC with their rummage sale.
Parking Space - Bill discussed the rationale used relating to the hoped for improvement to the parking situation surrounding the blocking of the ADA-compliant walkways at Rollins Park. Final consensus of the committee was to move the crosswalk to lead to BCAC, adding 1 handicapped space on the post office side and 1 compact-car space on the Cricket's side. It was duly moved, seconded, and passed to accept the committee's report. The committee will now meet with Verl Cook to seek County approval and assistance.
Emergency Food Requests - Karin Ward reviewed regular food distribution (with POBs to BC School employees who regularly help on the Saturday mornings that food is distributed) as well as the backpack program, emphasizing that the food distribution serves all members of the community, especially seniors and school kids. Passing the hat at community meetings will help the program purchase meat, no longer available from providers. Karin also reviewed the various attributes of the school addition, noting that groundbreaking will likely occur before Christmas. In answer to a question, she stated that 98% of students are on reduced-cost or free lunch program. Margo has turned in grant requests to D'backs Fdn to fund field facilities. She is also working on the Safe Routes to School program with the County.
Committee Reports (revisited):
Park Information - Bill will schedule the overseeding after reviewing scheduled activities for Rollins Park, trying for Oct 11-15.
Community Plan/Vision 2020 - Sharon reported the plan is still being formatted and that it is hoped to be able to present it to BCRC this month.
Golf Club - Crosswalks have been striped and signs installed. The committee is still working on possible financing for purchase of the property.
Membership - Because Marie has health issues, Janet requested help for her. Karin said she will man a table for LMPOA at the NB BBQ.
P&Z - Sharon reported no new issues.
Trails, etc. - Janet reported there is nothing pressing, noting that the rest stops have reopened and that ADOT continues to work on adding a southbound climbing lane through Copper Canyon. The temporary asphalt plant will come down in 2-3 weeks, and the concrete barriers at the 293 Interchange will stay. Three drivers will attend training in Chino Valley next week in anticipation of receipt of the Beaver Buggy. At least 1 person, perhaps 2, will attend "Train the Trainer" in Phoenix in November. Drivers are actively being recruited.
Water - Karin reported that WBC is in the top 5 scour-prone bridges and is now #1 for study. Tim Stottler has informed Virginia that WBC has high priority because of its being the only ingress/egress for Lake Montezuma.
Website - Steve remarked on the new interactive photo gallery where residents can post their own photos. Virginia mentioned a desire to have accomplishments listed on the website and offered to help. It was duly moved, seconded, and passed to have a special meeting to research accomplishments.
Ø Following discussion of the upcoming Spooktacular, it was duly moved, seconded, and approved to fund up to $50 for the event.
Ø Tammy is requesting approvals of associations for the Verde Valley Regional Trails Concept Plan. The 91-page plan will be made available on the website or in hard copy in a binder.
Ø Montezuma Path has been worked down to Sycamore Lane to date.
Next meeting is November 1.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:15pm.
Margaret A. Holt, Secretary pro tem
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