Friday, October 3, 2014

Bits and Pieces

A Family Needs Your Help-Let's Show Them How We Do It Oro Valley 

There is a family with severe needs that require your generosity.

Oro Valley's Pusch Ridge Preschool sent out an email to parents asking for donations of clothes, shoes, bedding, and toys, both new and used. A grandmother has received urgent custody of three grandchildren, a 4 year old boy, and a 3 and 1 year old girl, after being removed from their mother's care for "extreme neglect." This consisted of unspeakable atrocities such as being sequestered for most of the day, they are malnourished, have not had dental or medical care, are speech delayed, and have social and emotional problems.

Please drop off any items you think could assist these children and their grandmother to Pusch Ridge Preschool at 10361 N. Oracle Rd. Oro Valley 85737. If you have any questions please contact either Stacey, school director, or Lindsey at 520-797-7527.
Burns Residency Challenge Resolved

Sunday, The Arizona Daily Star reported that it "The Pima County Attorney’s Office won’t take action to remove Oro Valley council member Brendan Burns from office for allegedly moving out of town."   The issue was raised by Mayor Hiremath to the attorney's office because Burns was temporarily living outside of Oro Valley for domestic reasons.  This issue can now be officially declared dead.
Walk For Diabetes IS Sunday

"Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk. With strong support from the business community including sponsorship and corporate teams, this event raises over $24 million to find a cure for diabetes and to support our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes.

Walk Date: Sunday, October 5th at Rillito Downs Race Track; 1st Ave and River Rd, Tucson, AZ. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m."  (Submitted by Oro Valley Resident Diane Bristow)
Oro Valley Seeks Board and Commission Members

"The following Boards and Commissions currently have vacancies:
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board 
  • Planning and Zoning Commission 
  • Stormwater Utility Commission 
  • Water Utility Commission"
If you are interested you can apply online. (source: Town Of Oro Valley Press Release) However,  before doing so, we recommend that you read our posting on what it takes to be appointed to an Oro Valley Board or Commission.
Oro Valley Seeks "Volunteer Of The Year" Nomination

"The Town of Oro Valley is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Volunteers of the Year. Nominees should embody the spirit of volunteerism by going above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to better our community. One man and one woman will be selected based on the outstanding nature of their volunteer efforts and will be recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception on December 11, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort. Nominations are open to anyone who has volunteered for a Town-sponsored project, program, department, committee" Nominations must be in by October 31.

 Contact Misti Nowak ( more information. (Source: Town Of Oro Valley Press Release)
Council Approves State Grant To Assess Condition of Steam Pump Ranch

A state grant, $10,000 plus $7,000 of cash and in-kind contributions by the Town Of Oro Valley will fund a study of Steam Pump Ranch. "The assessment will contain a detailed analysis of the condition of structures within the Historic Core. The updated condition report will indicate the financial requirements for the appropriate level of preservation per structure which will then provide a framework in regard to future funding prioritization. " 

According to Town Manager Caton, the study will provide input into the currently-engaged town study on how to proceed with Steam Pump Ranch (Source: 10-1-14 minutes of Oro Valley Town Council meeting)

The council also gave authorization to proceed with a $125,000 appropriation for a protective cover over the pump house at Steam Pump Ranch as requested in FY 2014/15 Budget
Oro Valley Town Council Grants 3 Liquor Licenses

Wednesday, the Oro Valley Town Council approved liquor licenses for zPizza, Red Lobster, and Dickey's Barbecue Pit. There was no public opposition to these licenses. (Source: 10-1-14 minutes of Oro Valley Town Council meeting)

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