Friday, September 12, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Water Utility Commission Studying Water Rate Change For 2015

The Oro Valley Water Department is reviewing water rates for 2015.  The water utility commission will review a rate study in October. There will be a public hearing in November. Any proposed change will be presented to the town council in December.  If approved, rates will change in February.

Oro Valley Public Art Tours Are Back

Oro Valley's Economic Development department has announced that Oro Valley's public art tours are back.

The next tour is this Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The tour begins and ends at Oro Valley Town Hall.  You must reserve a seat if you want to go.  Seats are limited to 10 individuals. Register here.

Oro Valley Super Bowl Tonight

Like football? Tonight, Ironwood Ridge hosts CDO. "The Nighthawks (2-1) have won the last three meetings, including a 42-14 drubbing [of CDO] in 2013." (Source)  Game time is 7 PM.  Want to read more?

Caton Authorizes Funds For Cleanup

One Of Many Wash Downs Caused By Storm
Monday's monsoon "Storm of the Century" was a doozy.   Oro Valley received at least 3" of rain.  It was pounding down.

"Town staff have been out in the field every day since the storm, assessing damage, addressing safety concerns and clearing debris. Due to the large volume of storm damage, additional resources are being allocated to expedite the recovery process.

'The Storm we had on Monday hit our community very hard, and we have been in clean-up mode ever since,' commented Town Manager Greg Caton. 'Recognizing that we need to make quicker progress to clean up our streets, I have reallocated all appropriate staff resources to work on this effort, as well as funding to contract with outside resources to clear and haul debris. We ask for the patience of the community as clearing the debris will take weeks.'

In the next few days, the Town will provide additional information to the public via press releases, the Town's website and social media about specific work being performed in their neighborhoods as well as links to information on storm recovery and preparing for future events." (Town of Oro Valley Press Release)

The town has a massive cleanup challenge.  Let's hope they can get to it soon.
Oro Valley Library Power

The Oro Valley branch of the Pima County Library has 3 upcoming events.
  • September 27: Landscape Plants for Arizona: Increase Curb Appeal with Proper Planting
  • October 11: Making Masks - Fantasy and Reality!
  • October 14: Memory Power
Learn more here.
Prevent Auto Breakins Now

There have been 30 auto breakins in the past 2 weeks. Thieves go into cars that are unlocked during the night and steal whatever they can.  It is happening in communities where homes are relatively close together and where cars are easily accessible from the street.  Watch a KGUN 9 report of this.

These are crimes of opportunity.  If you don't want to have a problem:

1. Lock your car or put it in your garage
2. Do not leave anything in your car
"Save Our Kids Golf Scramble"

Mentoring Tucson's Kids
is sponsoring a golf event at "The Golf Club At Vistoso."  It is on November 7.   The event is called the "Save our Kids Golf Scramble."

"The event will be a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. A tasty Mexican buffet lunch will follow golf in the clubhouse. As always, there will be great prizes to be won and a lot of fun to be had by all."

Visit the links to learn more and to sign up for the scramble.

"Oro Valley Receives National Award For CitizenParticipation

Oro Valley, Arizona (September 11, 2014) - On September 4, the Town of Oro Valley received the 2014 Silver Circle Award in Citizen Participation from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA), for the Your Voice, Our Future Public Participation Plan." (Town of Oro Valley Press Release)

1 comment:

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Thirty auto break-ins in two weeks with six of them in one night (Sept. 8). Why doesn't the OVPD set up a sting operation to catch these guys? They know the M.O. Why don't they leave some unlocked cars in driveways around town with some valuable items inside, then wait nearby for the thieves to show up?