Scottsdale Arizona


Senior Center Hosts Father’s Day Bash on June 19 by quotes

Residents are invited to honor their father by attending the Granite Reef
Senior Centers’ Father’s Day Bash.

It’s an event for dads of all ages at 1 p.m. June 19 at the center located at 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. The program includes a live comedy show, hot dogs and ice cream.

Cost is $2 per person for Scottsdale residents; and $3 for nonresidents.
Registration is required and can be done in person at the center or by
calling (480) 312-1700.

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City Council Appoints New City Auditor by quotes

A University of Missouri finance executive who has held auditor positions in Arizona, Oregon and Missouri has been appointed as Scottsdale’s new city auditor by the City Council.

Sharron E. Walker is currently director of financial reporting and taxation at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She will begin her new job with Scottsdale on June 15. The Council approved her appointment on June 2.

“We’re pleased to be able to have someone of Sharron’s caliber and
experience in this very important role,” said Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane.
Previously, Walker was the first director of the Division of School Audits
at the Arizona Office of the Auditor General from 2001 to 2008. She was deputy director of the Oregon Audits Division from 1995 to 2001, and audit manager with the Missouri State Auditor’s Office prior to that. She has also served in a municipal government audit position for City Utilities of Springfield, Mo.

For more information on Walker’s appointment, visit:
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/News/06-04-2009-news.asp

For more information on the City Auditor’s Office, visit:
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/departments/City_Auditor.asp



New Bubble Fountain a Playground for the Senses by quotes

The Scottsdale Mall area has a cool, new fountain – guaranteed to prompt a giggle and take the edge off of the late-spring heat.
The fountain is located in the vaulted walk-through space outside Orange Table and Blue Moose restaurants, 7373 Scottsdale Mall, next to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

When a passerby walks through the tower, scented bubbles float down creating a fun and refreshing atmosphere to greet the onset of summer. The bubble scents alternate between citrus, mint and salt water.

Artists Mellisa McGurgan and Marco Rosichelli recognize the appeal and fascination of water to the desert dweller. Water cools, cleanses, and entertains. This fountain without flowing water will invoke a universal playground for the senses.

For more information on the Scottsdale public art program, visit:
http://www.scottsdalepublicart.org/



Multi-Use Path Projects Set to Begin This Summer by quotes

Getting around Scottsdale on bicycle, skates or walking shoes will get
easier thanks to a variety of projects set to launch this summer. The
projects include:

  • Construction of a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the Crosscut Canal
    between Thomas and Indian Schools roads.
  • A tunnel under Chaparral Road to link sections of the multi-use path
    along the Indian Bend Wash. The improvements will allow users to use the path without having to cross back and forth on Hayden Road.
  • The opening of a tunnel along the Arizona Canal that will allow trail
    users to go under Goldwater Boulevard and not have to cross traffic.

All projects are scheduled to be completed next winter. Combined with the addition this spring of bicycle lanes along Indian School Road between Pima and Hayden roads, the improvements help solidify Scottsdale’s standing as one of six “bicycle friendly” cities in Arizona as determined by the League of American Bicyclists.

A community must demonstrate achievements in engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation and planning to achieve recognition from the league.

For more information on Scottsdale’s multi-use paths and bicycle lanes,
visit: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Assets/documents/traffic/Adopted+Transportation+Master+Plan/Bicycle+Element.pdf

To view a map of Scottsdale bike paths, trails and lanes, visit:
http://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/dmc/liw.aspx. Click on the “continue”
button and then the “key map” button. The bikeways feature is located on the left side of the screen, under community features.