Friday, November 14, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Town of Oro Valley Fall Festival A Big Hit!

The Town of Oro Valley Fall Festival went off without a hitch this year. The parking areas were packed and the crowd was impressive.

The Salt River Regulators Old West Gun Show performed several shows to heavy applause and the petting zoo and pony rides were a big hit with the kids as was "The Bug Guy's" exhibit of creepy crawlers found in Arizona like snakes, spiders, and scorpions! The exhibits, arts and crafts for children including tie-dying shirts and gourd animals, and pony rides were free of charge compliments of Oro Valley.

And it was nice to see Councilmember Hornat enjoying the festivities. (Source: Heather)

Oro Valley Police Sargeant's Badge For Sale

We're not sure why people want to collect badges but here's your chance to own a genuine Oro Valley Police Sergeants badge.  Web site Badgeswap has one for auction.  

The current bid is $75.    The auction ends on December 11.    The seller is Canadian

"Kudos to the Your Voice Project

On November 6 the Your Voice, Our Future Project received an award from the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association for Best Public Outreach General / Comprehensive Plan at the annual state conference in Yuma. This award specifically recognizes the achievements of Phase 1 Let’s Talk. This award recognizes best practices in planning - thank you to all our participants and volunteers! "(Source: Your Voice Update)
What steps can we take to conserve our community’s natural resources and open spaces?

What steps can Oro Valley take to conserve  natural resources and open spaces is the latest question being asked by the town's "Your Voice, Our Future" 2015 General Plan project. Have you "weighed in?" Read what some have the say. And add voice.
Oro Valley Home Sales Up In October But Offerings Remain High

Source: Long Realty
'In the Oro Valley area, October 2014 active inventory was 342, a 21% increase from October 2013. There were 58 closings in October 2014, a 21% increase from October 2013. Months of Inventory was 5.9, virtually unchanged from October 2013. Median price of sold homes was $239,500 for the month of October 2014, down 11% from October 2013. The Oro Valley area had 58 new properties under contract in October 2014, up 16% from October 2013." (Source: Long Realty)
Caldwell Banker Real Estate Says: Oro Valley Is #2 Arizona Most Expensive Real Estate

They  headline screams it but we don't believe it.  According to the Phoenix Business Journal,  The listing price of a four bedroom two bathroom home in Oro Valley Is $453,900.  The same "property" would sell for $524,200 in Scottsdale.  Prescott comes in behind Oro Valley At $432,600.  Even prestigious Cave Creek is behind Oro Valley in terms of the price of that home.  (Source)

As we all know, the listing price properties today is of no meeting when it comes to determining  the actual selling price of the property.  The real problem is not the asking price of the property its binding customers will actually buy the property at that price.
Want To Be A Message Therapist?

If so, Rubs, (10580 N. La Canada) has a job waiting for you.
Inside Tucson Business Names Oro Valley Finance Director Lemos CFO of the Year

"Oro Valley, Arizona (November 12, 2014) – The Town of Oro Valley is proud to announce that Finance Director Stacey Lemos took first place in the government category at the Inside Tucson Business annual CFO of the Year awards on November 5, 2014.

“As the Finance Director, Ms. Lemos demonstrates a consistent ability to analyze, articulate and lead the Finance Department to financial excellence,” said Town Manager Greg Caton. “As a leader of the department, Ms. Lemos’ work ethic is to produce quality work the first time around and ensure that all financial operations are running smoothly.”

In her nearly nine years as Finance Director for the Town of Oro Valley, Stacey Lemos has brought a level of credibility and professionalism that has earned the respect of her peers and the community she serves." (Town Of Oro Valley Press Release)

1 comment:

Richard Furash, MBA said...

So CM Hornat attended the OV Fall Festival. I'll bet he'll charge the taxpayers for his mileage to "enjoy the festivities."