Friday, January 27, 2023

Bits and Pieces

OVHS local  historian event on February 19
Meet Wynne Brown, local author and historian on February 19 at 3pm.  Wynn will present her book: “The Forgotten Botanist – Sara Plummer Lemmon’s Life of Science and Art." at the Oro Valley Country Club. Visit the Oro Valley Historical Society website to purchase tickets for the presentation and dinner. Proceeds for the event will allow the Oro Valley Historical Society (a non-profit 501c3) to continue its mission to promote research, education, preservation and dissemination of history of the Greater Oro Valley area.

Riverfront Park play area refurbishment progress on time while Aquatic Center reopening delayed
Town Staff continues to make progress on replacing the surface of the Riverfront Park play area.  The area is scheduled to be reopened after February 3.  Things are not progressing as well with the maintenance and repair activities at the Aquatic Center. "The facility's improvement project has experienced delays
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related to the arrival of equipment necessary to the completion of the project. Due to these delays the project timeline has been extended and a new reopening date of Monday, February 13th is what we will be targeting."(Source: Parks and Recreation Bulletin)

New Car Wash for Village Center considered next week
Next Wednesday, The Oro Valley Town Council will consider an application for use of an area adjacent to ""In N’ Out Burger". The area is in the Oro Valley Village Center (aka Oro Valley Marketplace). The request was unanimously approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. As there is an existing queuing problem at "In N’ Out",  town staff added a provision for approval requiring the reconfiguration of the existing "In N’ Out" drive  prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the car wash. 

The meeting next Wednesday is a public hearing in town council chambers. No one from the public spoke at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. (Read more about the Planning and Zoning Commission decision here. Learn more about what is being proposed here.)
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