Good evening COGS E-News Reader:
(1) The only national roping event hosted in the Valley was just
cancelled at WestWorld. (2) The Scottsdale Gallery
Association and other Downtown merchants’ Petition is on the
Tuesday Council agenda (3) This week’s three public Bond Election
Forums were sparsely attended—why?
Cancellation of the 2015/2016 Lasso del Sol.
The only national roping event hosted in the Valley by the United
States Team Roping Championships just got the boot from WestWorld.
The team ropers from all over the US, Canada, Brazil and other
cattle areas will have to handle that they were uprooted from
their WestWorld contract and schedule by shiny and expensive cars.
According to the USTRC statement,
“The Barrett-Jackson car auction moved
its dates to later in January, which caused the Sun Country
Circuit Horse Show to move one week earlier. By doing so, Sun
Country Circuit took the dates of the Arizona National Quarter
Horse Show which forced it to move on the Lasso Del Sol dates.
Unfortunately, there is no suitable alternative date option for
Lasso Del Sol in December or January. USTRC is working with
WestWorld to resolve this issue for 2016/2017.“
Because Scottsdale claims to be a welcoming western town, we
hope the ropers are willing to return in 2016/2017. If not,
Prescott and Tucson will welcome them.
Scottsdale schools Fall Break is coming.
Why not enroll your children grades 1 to 5th
in the city Parks & Recreation
program at Mountainview Park. Planned
activities fill the day from 8:30 am to 4 pm from October
12th through the 16th. The fee starts at $80 per
child for the week. Get details at this link:
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, October 6th
5 pm City Council in the Kiva (city hall)
Consent Agenda (a single vote
approves all/no public discussion) Approving a $4,341,590.57
Hayden/Thunderbird Roads waterline replacement contract; accepting
Tribal Gaming funds of $33,000 and $1,519,500; receiving$100,000
for overtime and associated DUI enforcement and education expenses
and $24,100 for six moving radar systems from AZ Governor’s
Highway Safety Office; accepting $60,226 and $81,900 grants
through Homeland Security programs and last item-- seeking
approval through a Text Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance related
to Special Events. Regular Agenda (public comment accepted and
voted individually) Agenda item #12 Maricopa Association of
Governments annual dues $40,898. .. Item #13 Conservation program
investment in the Northern Arizona Forest Fund $120,000
contract... Item # 14 Establish a Citizens’ Bond Oversight
Committee if the November 3rd Bond Election passes...Item #15
Artisan Markets Petition regarding their Special Events Permit
approved on public property has been challenged by 200 plus
gallery owners, restaurant owners and merchants in Old Town, Arts
District and the 5th Avenue District.
Council can (1) agree with the
petitioners (2) direct staff to some action (3) ignore the
petition with “no action.”
Wednesday, October 7th
Fire Department Citizen’s Fire Academy Opening Night 4:30 pm
at Indian School Road/Granite Reef Road headquarters; 5
p.m. Planning Commission Remote Hearing on the Outpost case
1 GP 2015--(gas station and commercial development on the
northwest corner of Pima and Dynamite). This will be a No-Action
hearing at Copper Ridge School cafeteria 10101 E Thompson Peak
Parkway. Public comment is encouraged.
Thursday, October 8th
Tourism Advisory Task Force 2 pm special meeting in
SkySong to consider the Loloma site at Goldwater/1st Street as an
alternative to the proposed tourist center currently called
Arizona Center. ....7 to 9 pm is the
46th year of the ArtWalk on Main Street and Marshall Way.
Stroll the galleries in the cool evenings scheduled for this week
then dine late on an outside patios.
Saturday, October 10th FREE Electronic Recycle Collection Day
7:30 am to 2 pm south of via Linda at 9191 E. San Salvador Drive.
Call 480 312 5600 for details.
***Friends of the Scenic Drive need volunteers to help
clear roadside litter. When finished the result is 13 miles
of litter-free Scottsdale Road from Happy Valley Rd. to the
Carefree Hwy. They provide convenient sign-in locations, a
friendly welcome, complimentary donuts and water plus safety vests
and supplies. RSVP at
or call 480 361 6498 Horst Berkner will answer your questions.
Saturday 10th and Sunday the 11th is the McCormick-Stillman
RailFair 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Enjoy family fun
with train displays, moonwalks and face painting. The train ride
and carousel are $2 with children under 3 yrs old free.
Tuesday, October 13th City Council Work Study Session 4 pm
in Kiva. There are two items on the agenda #1 McDowell
Corridor Strategies Priority update and #2 Where oh where are the
city’s 1.5 acres at SkySong? Councilman Smith asked this question
when SkySong filled more acreage with another building. The answer
might come this night!
Sunday, October 18th the Old Adobe Mission on Brown
Avenue in Old Town will receive a historic marker from the Grand
Canyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The ceremony begins at 4 pm. More information about DAR is
Sunday, October 25th 5 PM COGS
ANNUAL POTLUCK for members and our newsletter readers.
Mark your calendar now for a dynamic
Sunday evening with well-informed and active fellow
Scottsdale residents, valuable merchants and interesting
council members. The southwestern appetizers, amazing salads,
clever casseroles and way-too-rich desserts in previous years will
have you moaning with a full belly. We have donated water,
sodas, beers and wines. If you prefer something else, please bring
it. We will be on a private home patio located near Downtown
Scottsdale.... has a great firepit for evening chill
When you RSVP we will send you the address. Do plan to join us.
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Sonnie Kirtley, Chair e-mail
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8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
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