COGS 2016 DUES: Thanks so
much for supporting our volunteer work
with your $10 annual contribution.
Because 2016 is a city election year,
we will again be hosting nonpartisan
Candidate Forums throughout the city.
Our expenses will increase as we must
rent the buildings and senior center
Contact our COGS Treasurer if you
are uncertain when you joined or
renewed. The Bylaws state that “Annual
dues shall be $10 to be paid in
January. New memberships paid from
September to Dec shall be considered
through the following year."
You can go to our website at
www.cogsaz.net and click on
PayPal is available or mail your
check to 7904 E Chaparral Rd Ste A-110
PMB 127 Scottsdale 85250.
THIS IS PARADA WEEK: No, this is
not a City of Scottsdale event.
Previously planned and executed by the
Scottsdale Jaycees, the name Parada
del Sol is now owned/registered to a
private LLC. Yes. Your city streets
will host this annual week and we
appreciate the private group that
didn’t let it die. How can YOU
Wear western hat,
shirt, and/or boots during the week.
Ask your fellow employees to Go
Attend: The Saturday
morning parade that begins at 10 am on
Scottsdale Road and ends in Old Town.
Enjoy: The Trails End
street activities on Main Street,
Brown Avenue and 1st Avenue and 1st
Visit: The Western
Spirit: Museum of the West and watch a
special 1 pm showing of “The
SKYSONG FARMERS’ MARKET-
Attend every Wednesday 3:30 to 6:30
pm. on the SE corner of McDowell
Rd/Scottsdale Rd. It
25-30 vendors that features local
growers, farmers and ranchers selling
fresh herbs, certified organic greens,
grass-fed beef, fish, and artisan
bread. Adding flavor to the market are
vendors with specialty items from
France, Tunisia, India, the Middle
East and Mexico, making this farmer’s
market a mouth-watering,
multi-national and multicultural
experience. Unique to this farmer’s
market are live musicians and monthly
or twice-monthly food demonstrations
where visitors can learn tips on
cooking, preparing and preserving food.
(info from Scottsdale Gateway
Change of Hours for Palomino Library
starting March 5th.
Scottsdale’s Palomino Library will be
open from 1-5 on Sundays and will no
longer be open on Saturdays. The
Palomino Library is located at 12575
E. Via Linda Road on the campus of the
Desert Mountain High School.
City Council 15 minute meeting this
approved 5 liquor licenses, approved
“Gallery” final plat at 3156 N 71st
Street to have 18 residential units,
approved Paiute Park new playground
$84,912.57 and new playground at
Papago Rotary Park $99,940.81,
approved two airport bids $68,608.98
and $392,535. and approved bed tax
funds for the 2017 Snaffle Bit
Futurity Event--not to exceed $75,000.
Note: The Basis Charter 4th through
12th grade new school at 128th Street
and Shea Blvd. case was continued to
February 23rd council meeting.
Saturday 20 Feb beginning 7:30 am
Drop off your Hazardous Waste at 9191
San Salvador in the city’s Corporate
Yard. Tuesday,February 23rd
5 pm Basis Charter School case
will be heard before city council.
March 1st 5 pm Equestrian complex
for 54 horses proposed at 68th
St/Cactus Rd case will be heard at
FREE Landscape Workshops hosted by
city experts. Register now for the
March through April sessions on
desert plant care, SW trees and shrubs
and landscape makeovers. Register
“workshops” or call 480 312 5690.
Do you live near Fashion Square or any
of these other proposed projects?
Thursday,Feb 11th at 6 pm
will be a
public/neighborhood meeting at Thirsty
Lion located on the southern side of
Fashion Square near Barney’s. The
requested height increase and new
construction additions will be
3425 N. 70th St
Public Input open house at 3 pm
Thur, Feb 25 for planned 3 story/15
unit complex. South
of Camelback Rd/Granite Reef
proposed wireless tower Neighborhood
meeting at 7 pm Monday, Feb 22.
Details on the alternative 45 ft tower
and ground equipment new location on
the north side of the church will be
Last issue we erroneously wrote “6
parking spaces per 1,000 employees”
which should have been per
1,000 square feet of proposed
For the Coalition of Greater
Scottsdale (COGS) Board of Directors,
Kirtley, Chair e-mail
Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite G5, PMB 518
Scottsdale, AZ 85250