Welcome to the
month of November.
is the city and several school district Bond or Override
Elections. Please walk in your un-mailed early ballot or mark a
ballot at your designated precinct station.
Details on the City of
Scottsdale Bond Projects are at this website
Don’t miss next Saturday on your
calendar as it is an event-filled day in the city.
the details below.
celebrate Cowboy Artists’ of America’s golden anniversary and the
contributions of its 77 artists to fine art and western culture,
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
presents “A Salute to Cowboy Artists of America” and a Patron, the
Late Eddie Basha: 50 Years of Amazing Contributions to the
American West.” The
exhibition opens at 9:30 a.m. this coming Saturday, November 7.
3830 North Marshall Way-south of Indian School Rd
Members of the Cowboy Artists
organization will provide painting and sculpture
demonstrations. Sixteen of the Cowboy Artists will autograph
copies of B. Byron Price’s commemorative book
The Sons of Charlie Russell: Celebrating
50 Years of the Cowboy Artists of America.
The exhibition is included with museum
admission and is free to museum members. Adults $13
Seniors $11 Students $8 Under 5 yrs old free.
Annual Memberships are great bargains at $25 Students and
Seniors 65 yrs plus, Contributing $125 and Sustaining member $500.
SCHEDULE 9:30 a.m. ‒ 5 p.m.
Cowboy Artists of America
exhibition opens to the public
a.m. to 11 a.m.
Book signing by Cowboy Artists: “The Sons of Charlie Russell:
Celebrating Fifty Years of the Cowboy Artists of America,” a
commemorative book by author B. Byron Price
Baize, Teal Blake, John Coleman, Tim Cox, Loren Entz, Bruce
Greene, Martin Grelle, Oreland Joe Sr., Mehl Lawson, Paul Moore,
Bill Nebeker, Jim Norton, Clark Kelley Price, Grant Redden, Ron
Riddick and Jason Scull. Find details on the rest of the
Prix of Scottsdale Vintage Race Karts Saturday the 7th from 8 am
to 6 pm.
Several streets north of Indian School
Road and west of Scottsdale Road will be closed beginning Friday
evening at 9 pm and until Sunday, November 8th. On Saturday
the vintage cars will race at a top speed of 30 mph throughout the
day. See the event schedule at this link
There will be amplified outdoor music, food, retail sales and
liquor sales. Although the applicant failed on page 3 to mark
“all events on city property....”, it will use Marshall Way
bridge, Marshall Way, section of 5th Avenue, Craftsman’s Court,
3rd Avenue, Goldwater Blvd and Soleri. The city fee for this usage
is $87 nonrefundable Submittal Fee and $159 total for the use of
public property. This link is their Special Events Application.
They contacted 128 area businesses and only 6 had concerns about
the event—parking. Event contact is Sean Gillespie 480 652
1538 if you have questions.
American Cup Championship
Arabian Horse Show
Arizona Reining Horse
Association Autumn Slide Competition.
WestWorld is the
city’s equestrian center at 16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale.
(east of the 101 loop on Bell Road)
Update: The city’s new formatted website
now has the following Events Calendar available:
FOLLOW ON CITY CHANNEL 11:
Thursday, 5 November at 6 pm in
the Kiva (city hall) Transportation Commission
An important agenda item is a part of the
Transportation Master Plan
with proposed Transit Routes (7 maps) and Classification of
Streets (32 maps) city-wide. These decisions affect your
neighborhood and businesses that you might own or where you shop.
See details at this link.
Wednesday, Nov 11th from 8:45 am to 9:30 am, the Downtown
Merchants’ will meet with Transportation Director, Paul Basha.
COGS has been contacted by several
Downtown merchants and property owners concerned that at a recent
presentation of the Transportation Master Plan, that draft
included narrowing Scottsdale Road to one southbound and one
northbound lane from Camelback Road to 3rd Street. There are
approximately 38 to 40 acres of retail shopping area south of
Camelback Road yet according to the callers, there was never a
working group representing the Downtown or representatives from
the mature areas included in this Scottsdale Road plan.
There are approximately 40 to 50 lots in the Original Old Town
with the value of at least $1 million per lot. They feel
strongly that this kind of impact on their land and business
investment deserves to be heard as part of the planning and not as
an announcement in an already written Master Plan draft. You may
review the entire Transportation Master Plan draft at this link.
Ask questions, provide comments at the website or contact
or call Paul Basha 480 312 7651 The final recommendations go
to city council in December 2015. Send your E mail to all of city
going to recommend a YES or NO vote on the city Bond Election?
As Tuesday election day nears we get this question more often. The
answer is No. We have a broad and diverse membership as well as a
large COGS E-Newsletter readership. Our role is to provide
links to the facts, encourage forum attendance and to report the
positions expressed by the participants. Our members and readers
are intelligent and critical thinkers. They will make informed
decisions on the city election as well as the multiple
school-related bond/override elections. Our individual COGS Board
of Directors are free to express their own opinion on election
matters as long as it is clear that he/she is not speaking for The
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
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