Friday, May 22, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Zinkin promotes Oro Valley

Council Member Mike Zinkin recently completed a video extolling the virtues of Oro Valley. He prepared the video for the National League of Cities and Towns. Mike is Oro Valley's representative to the group. Watch the video. Tell us what you think.

Family fun passes for the Oro Valley Aquatic Center now available

Oro Valley, Arizona (May 14, 2015) - Do you want to save big money this summer and have fun at the coolest pool in town? Then be sure to purchase your Oro Valley Aquatic Center Family Fun Pass. The passes admit a family up to six, and are valid from Memorial Day (May 25) through Labor Day (Sept. 7). Cost for Oro Valley residents is $120; non-resident cost is $150. That's three months of unlimited access for the entire family! (The daily drop-in rate for a family up to six is $15.)

Visitors will enjoy an interactive splash pad, 130-foot water slide, 25-yard heated recreation pool, 50-meter heated competition pool, four springboard diving boards, family changing rooms, shaded bleachers, rest areas and a concession stand.

Passes can be purchased at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, located in James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia. (Source: Oro Valley Press Release)

Free drive-in movie at the driving range Saturday night

"Oro Valley, Arizona (May 13, 2015) - Join your friends and neighbors for a FREE Drive-in Movie on the Driving Range! On Saturday, May 16 at approximately 7 p.m., the Town of Oro Valley will show a family-friendly (rated G or PG) movie on a giant, inflatable screen right on the driving range at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center, 11555 N. La Cañada Drive. You are welcome to drive in your golf cart or bring blankets and chairs to sit on the lawn. Food and beverages will be available for purchase." (Source: Oro Valley Press Release)

Is Oro Valley a speed trap?

KVOA interviewed Oro Valley Police Department Lt. Olsen. The article posted is that Oro Valley is not a speed trap.

According to Olson,"On average, we're writing about five speeding tickets a day. You know, over the course of 365 days, and if you consider that Oracle Road has about 50,000 vehicles traveling up and down it each day, that's one speeding ticket for every 10,000 cars. (Source: KVOA)

The article is based entirely on what the department says.

Commenting on the article, Oro Valley resident Chuck Davis wrote: "In this case, perception is reality. people believe it so its true. DO NOT SPEED IN ORO VALLEY. As a resident, I think that is a good thing."

Oro Valley to hold open house event in recognition of Building Safety Month

"Oro Valley, Arizona (May 20, 2015) - On Thursday, May 21, 3 - 5 p.m., the Oro Valley Development and Infrastructure Services Department will host a Building Safety Month Open House. The event, which is free to the public, will be held in Town Hall Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Members of the community are invited to stop by and meet Oro Valley building safety staff, share messages of support and learn about the services provided by the Town's building safety inspectors."(Source: Oro Valley Press Release)

Very Small Bits
  • The Oro Valley Community Center sign was ordered on April 15 from territorial sign company. Oro Valley paid $16,571.
  • The permanent sign for Naranja Park should go up within a few days.
  • The mold found in the occupied area of the community center is 1 square foot in size
  • Visit Tucson markets to the spanish speaking market at Vamos a Tucson
  • Only one Oro Valley resident spoke at Wednesday's public hearing on the Oro Valley 2015-16 budget.

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