Lake Montezuma/Rimrock Transportation News

Lake Montezuma

January Transportation Report

January 6, 2010


Trails & Pathways Committee

The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 19, at 2:30 PM at Bill Stafford's home. Please call 567-4820 for further information. The following meetings will be on February 16 and March 16.  

BC Trails & Pathways Committee representatives met on November 9 with Supervisor Davis and Area Roads Superintendent Verl Cook who were both very supportive of starting a community trails and pathways system in the Lake Montezuma-Rimrock area.

1. Safety concerns were discussed about pedestrian and bicycle use on Montezuma Avenue on the Rimrock side of the Beaver Creek Bridge in the area known as the "switchbacks".


2. BCTP committee would like to improve the shoulders along Montezuma Avenue from Rollins Park to Sycamore Park perhaps concentrating on the eastern side and continue shoulder improvements on the other side of the bridge.


3. Many members of the community have asked for a pedestrian bridge across Wet Beaver Creek  next to the bridge.


Supervisor Davis stated that research needed to be done first and that the right-of-way in the proposed community path area needed to be mapped out. He emphasized that the shoulder used as a path would be part of the community trail system that is just starting to be developed here. And Chairman Stafford replied, "This is the beginning of a long journey to improve our trail system in the LMRR Area and on the adjoining public lands and we really appreciate your positive attitude."


At the December meeting, it was decided to begin mapping existing trails in the part of Coconino National Forest that interfaces with the quadrant of the community including Thunder Ridge POA, Montezuma Estates POA, and the eastern side of the Lake Montezuma POA. This requires documenting GPS coordinates for each of these trails which is required by CNF prior to discussing the locations of new trails. Residents of these areas who would like to hike and record coordinates are requested to contact Bill Stafford or come to the next BCTP meeting. 


5310 Grant Award Notification


The Beaver Creek Adult Center in collaboration with LMPOA has received their ADOT Section 5310 Grant award letter. Funding will be provided for a lift-equipped van. Representatives of the organizations will attend a webinar scheduled for next week in order to get the details about the timeline for delivery of this vehicle. A fund raiser will be planned to help support vehicle operations, and volunteers will be requested soon.


Restriping of Yavapai County ROW around Rollins Park and Lake Montezuma Square

Yavapai County Public Works has agreed to do the restriping in this fiscal year. The restriping is not scheduled at this time, and will probably be worked in at some point convenient for area Public Works personnel and contractors. We are very appreciative that restriping will occur sometime this year.

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