Scottsdale Arizona


GET INVOLVED: OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR GOVERNMENT by azhttp

View plans for a new Soleri pedestrian bridge and plaza, Oct. 10 — Open house set Oct. 11 on Vista del Camino Park plans — Residents invited to participate in Downtown “Placemaking” workshops — Businesses offer programs to assist local charities — Volunteers needed for Oct. 5-6 Green Building Expo — Participants sought for Oct. 27 Keep Scottsdale Beautiful Day



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OCTOBER BRUSH AND BULK PICK UP SCHEDULE by azhttp

The city provides monthly brush and bulk item collection, offering residentsa convenient way to dispose of items too large for refuse containers.Residents are asked to have brush and bulk items out for pick up by 5 a.m.

on Monday the week of scheduled service.

 Here’s the upcoming schedule:** Bell Road to Cholla Street and Dynamite Boulevard to northern city

limits:  Week of Oct. 1.

 ** Cholla Street to McDonald Drive and Dynamite Boulevard to Happy Valley

Road – includes Sundown Drive between Cactus Road and Shea Boulevard:  Week of Oct. 8.

 ** McDonald Drive to Thomas Road and Happy Valley Road to Pinnacle Peak

Road: Week of Oct. 15.

 

** Thomas Road to McKellips Road and Pinnacle Peak Road to Bell Road:  Week of Oct. 22.

 For more information, contact the city’s Solid Waste Management division(480) 312-5600 or visit http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/recycle



HEALTH SCREENING FRIDAY AIMS TO REDUCE FALLS BY SENIORS by azhttp

Scottsdale senior citizens are invited to free health screening from noon to3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 N. ViaLinda. The screening is part of the “2 Fit 2 Fall” campaign to reduce falls

and injuries among the elderly.

 The screening includes hearing, vision, fall risk and blood pressure checks.Speakers also will give 10-minute presentations on medication interactions,body mechanics, nutrition, in-home safety, foot care, proper footwear and

how to decrease fall risk through good balance.

 The 2 Fit 2 Fall campaign is a collaborative effort by the Scottsdale FireDepartment, the Scottsdale senior centers and Scottsdale Healthcare toeducate seniors on the steps they can take at home and in their personal

lives to reduce their risk of falling.

 As part of the effort, the Scottsdale Fire Department is launching Home SafeHome, a program where trained volunteers visit seniors’ homes to conductvisual inspections and educate homeowners on fall hazards. If homemodifications are needed, SFD can refer the resident to nonprofit

organizations.

 For more information, call Fire Department Public Information Officer PattyJo Angelini at (480) 312-1815.



Events by azhttp

— Community Design Studio fall/winter lecture series begins tonight— Hispanic Heritage Community Celebration takes place Saturday



Loop 101 Freeway lane closures continue by azhttp

— Loop 101 Freeway lane closures continue, starting Friday at 10 p.m.— Scottsdale election cycle shifts to fall; candidate packets available— October is domestic violence month— Public is invited to comment on Alarm Systems Ordinance update— McDowell Sonoran Preserve trailhead earns top design award— Preserve stewardship orientation course takes place Saturday



NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER OFFERS EASY CITY ACCESS. by azhttp

To learn more about north-area issues and opportunities, residents are invited to visit the Pima North Neighborhood Resource Center.

The Pima North Neighborhood Resource Center is located at 8787 E. Hualapai Drive, on the southwest corner of Hualapai and Pima Road in the city’s Water Campus. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except during the noon lunch hour (noon to 1 p.m.).

The center houses city employees who provide building inspection, development plan reviews, storm water management, zoning and property maintenance enforcement and a north area-dedicated neighborhood liaison.

Pima North also offers the following information and services:

** Bus Schedules

** City Employment Opportunities

** City Utility Bill Drop-off Location

** Natural Area Open Space (NAOS)

** Notary Public

** Passport Processing (Wednesdays by appointment only)

** Trash, Brush & Recycling Collection

** Volunteer Involvement

** Voter Registration

** Water and Sewer Service

To help prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Pima North Neighborhood Resource Center is now accepting non-perishable food donations and $10 grocery gift cards to help Scottsdale residents in need.

More information on the center is available by calling (480) 312-6280.



RESIDENTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN DOWNTOWN “PLACEMAKING” WORKSHOPS by azhttp
September 28, 2007, 5:25 am
Filed under: Arizona, City of Scottsdale

Residents are invited to participate in a series of four workshops on

“Downtown Placemaking” beginning Oct. 11.

 The workshops are part of a process to update Scottsdale’s Downtown Plan,

which will guide the future of downtown over the next decade.

 

“Placemaking” is the art of creating or molding places that have meaning to

people, enduring patterns of community use and memorable physical qualities. These workshop sessions will be visually engaging, interactive and collaborative with discussion groups, Downtown walking audits and public brainstorming sessions.  Each session is intended to explore and identify opportunities to improve and enhance Downtown’s sense of place and identity.

 

Here’s the schedule:

 ** Oct. 11, 6 to 9 p.m. Session 1 will provide a foundation for

understanding “placemaking,” discusses its application in the Downtown, and invites the community to explore Downtown’s values and visions. The workshop takes place at the Coronado High School cafeteria, 2501 N. 74th St.

 ** Oct. 12, two sessions, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thesesessions include district walking tours that allow participants to gainfirst-hand experience of Downtown Scottsdale and identify opportunities and

challenges in the Downtown setting. Meeting at Scottsdale Stadium team shop, 7408 E. Osborn Road.

 ** Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fourth session provides residents andstakeholders the ability to create placemaking ideas and designs for

Downtown. The workshop takes place at the Coronado High School Library, 2501 N. 74th St.

 Interested parties can participate in any or all sessions but must registerby Oct. 5. Workshop registration is provided on-line athttp://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/downtown/updates/Placemaking.aspBecause workshops require considerable preparation and resources,participation is limited to 150 people per session. For more information on how you can participate in the Downtown Plan Updateprocess, visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/downtown/updates/virtualopenhouse.asp



HELP SHAPE CITYCABLE PROGRAMMING – TAKE THE ONLINE VIEWER’S SURVEY. by azhttp

Residents can help shape the programming at CityCable Channel 11 by

participating in a viewers’ survey available at the TV station’s home page:

http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/citycable11.asp

CityCable Channel 11 is Scottsdale’s municipal television station that

provides live broadcasts of City Council and other board and commission

meetings, plus news and feature programs about what’s taking place in

Scottsdale government.



AIRPORT ROADWAY, PARKING PROJECT UNDER WAY. by azhttp

A five-month roadway and parking lot improvement project is under way at the Scottsdale Airport. The project is divided into three phases. Completion is scheduled for early January 2008 — in time for the busy winter season. All businesses in and around the airport will remain open during construction. When completed, the project will result in a new three-lane, one-way roadway system in front of the terminal building — one drop-off lane and two through lanes. Parking improvements include a new terminal parking lot with 112 spaces and the reconstruction of the parking lot in front of the Aviation Business Center building with 164 spaces. Phase 1 includes the temporary closure of Airport Drive north of Butherus Drive. Traffic heading northbound will be detoured through the current airport terminal parking lot. Scottsdale Airport had almost 197,000 operations in 2006 and is one of the nation’s busiest single runway airports. For more information on the construction project or Scottsdale Airport visit www.scottsdaleairport.com

or call (480) 312-2321.

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