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06/21/16

Good evening, COGS E-News Reader. Please be ALERT and informed because this Tuesday, 21 June City Council has several agenda items that affect every part of the city.

 ON THE CONSENT AGENDA: Unless pulled by a council member, these get one vote for all without discussion nor public comment.

Southern Scottsdale: Agenda item #4  T Mobile wireless 45 foot tower was negotiated with neighbors to lower from the requested 50 feet and to move the location from residential impact to fronting  4425 N. Granite Reef Road as a church steeple. The allowed wireless tower height is 30 feet in this area.  Agenda # 13 Fire Station 603  land acquisition of 1.5 acres on the south side of Indian Bend Rd near 84th Street. What is unusual is that this vacant land is already under contract to a developer to build a memory care complex. The property owner has refused to sell to the city. The city's appraisal set the value at $1,250,000 for the combined parcels. (about $20/sq ft).  The developer has spent thousands of dollars on design and site planning. The city can acquire it by condemnation/eminent domain for public use. This is related to Agenda # 31 to authorize paying $50,000 maximum to an outside legal firm "in the acquisition of property for the construction of a fire station".

Northern Scottsdale: Agenda # 5 & 6 Reata Ranch Guest Ranch requests abandonment of multiple roadway easement footage on E. Rio Verde Roadway from 128th to 132nd St,  on east side of 132nd St, on west side of 132nd St for 450 ft south of E. Rio Verde Drive, and on the western side of N. 132nd St for 770 feet south of E. Rio Verde Drive, west side of N. 136th St for 280 feet adjacent to the project  Agenda #6 is Final Plat approval for new 326 lot residential/resort subdivision on approx. 220 acres for Reata Ranch Guest Ranch. The resort portion of the development is required to have at least 110 resort units. This is adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

City-wide:   Agenda # 10. Repeals specific sections in the Zoning Ordinance 455 related to Special Events Ordinance which has been updated 2016. Question: When will the council review the draft of the Special Events User Guide before it becomes effective?  Agenda #18  authorizes the annual payment to the Cultural Council of $4,513,288 detailed in the Management Services Agreement. Agenda # 24 is interesting. This authorizes Phoenix to take our biogas (sewage product) processed in their 91st Avenue plant and for Scottsdale to receive a share of the biogas sales revenue.

ON THE REGULAR AGENDA Each agenda item is discussed and 3 minute public comment is permitted   Agenda # 32 One Scottsdale Rezoning (20-ZN-2002#3) request to amend the existing Planned Community District zoning with comparable Planned Regional Center zoning. This will allow building heights up to 90 feet, 900 additional residential units, and 1,066,145 additional sq ft of non-residential area on 76 acres at the NE corner of Scottsdale Road and Loop 101--north of the freeway.   Agenda #35 Waterview mixed use development.  This project at 73rd Street north on Camelback Road (across from the W Hotel and east of the AZ Canal) is proceeding with two options: Alternative A= hotel on Camelback with 4 story hotel-bridge above 73rd Street plus multifamily residential to the north on 73rd St. Alternative B= Increase maximum dwelling units and no hotel on Camelback Road.   The hotel uses available building bonuses to get 90 feet on some sections. See the details at case 19-ZN-2015. The developer has offered to bury the 69 k power lines on the canal for 1400 feet, build a pedestrian bridge across the canal, provide a private park available to neighbors and to provide $75,000  to mitigate additional traffic potential through the Villa Monterrey and Scottsdale Terrace neighborhoods.

CITY EVENTS EARLY THIS WEEK:

Tuesday, June 21  8 am in Kiva (city hall)   Tourism Development Commissioners will decide on 5 year funding using your bed-tax revenue.  Details: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Asset66494.aspx

Wednesday, June 22nd:

9:02 AM Nominations open for disabilities awards  This is a recurring event.

The public is invited to nominate deserving people for the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Awards. The awards serve to thank those who provide counseling, education and More...

 

1:00 PM Council - Public Notice - 06-22-16 - City of Scottsdale's 65th Birthday Party

06-22-16 Public Notice  More...


1:00 PM Scottsdale’s turning 65; help us celebrate

Cost: The program is free and open to the public Contact: Call 480-312-1700 for more information. Description: We’re turning 65. Celebrate this milestone at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, More...


4:30 PM Planning Commission-Study Session & Regular Meeting-06-22-16 (Click the link to see the Study Session Agenda)

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