Thursday, May 18, 2023

Bits and Pieces

Battle of the Bands Tomorrow Night
This free concert  runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Riverfront Park amphitheater (551 W. Lambert Lane). It features four local high school bands comprised of students from Canyon Del Oro High School, Ironwood High School, Tucson High School and Sahuaro High School. The bands will bring their musical talents to a live audience with a three-song setlist. The winning band will be selected by a panel of judges and will receive a recording session with Luna Recording Studio. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded. Admission to the concert is free, and food trucks will be on site with items available for purchase. (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)

New rooftop solar permitting process cuts wait time to 24 hours 
"The Town of Oro Valley is pleased to announce a more efficient permitting process for Oro Valley homeowners looking to install rooftop solar. The Community and Economic Development (CED) Department recently implemented SolarAPP+, a web-based app that automates the permitting process. Previously, customers had to wait up to 10 business days for staff to complete the permit review and issuance process. With SolarAPP+, permits can now be issued within 24 hours because it automatically performs a compliance check based on inputs supplied by the contractor to ensure the proposed system is safe and code compliant." Learn more about the program here. (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release) 

Town starts "The OV Edge" newsletter for businesses
The "OV Edge newsletter is intended to keep busy business owners up to date with important developments in the Town of Oro Valley. The Town of Oro Valley Community and Economic Development team understands that a healthy economy is driven by a healthy business community. Learn about some of our programs and incentives designed to help your business thrive." Read more here. (Source: Town of Oro Valley OV Edge May 2023 Issue)

Northbound Lane closures on Oracle Road start May 22 as Town performs median maintenance
 "The Town of Oro Valley Street Operations will perform bi-annual median maintenance on Oracle Road (State Route 77) from Ina Road to milepost 84 (just north of Big Wash Overlook Place) starting May 22 through May 26. This will be what is considered a moving operation, which means that various sections of the northbound left lane starting at Ina Road will be closed everyday between 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as crews work north to milepost 84. Construction signs, arrows, message board and traffic control will be in place during work hours. Drivers are asked to pay attention and use caution while driving in the work zone. Outside of construction hours, all northbound lanes of Oracle Road will be open. (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)