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Scottsdale Update - Oct. 12, 2017


A call to the community: design Scottsdale's city flag. The city is seeking design concepts for a new city flag through an open design challenge. Scottsdale hopes a new flag will become an immediately recognizable symbol of the proud and accomplished desert community known around the world for its blend of western heritage, natural beauty and modern art and culture. Designs may be submitted via the city's website or during business hours at any Scottsdale Public Library through 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

The city is changing its online paperless billing site. The new site is easier to use, mobile responsive and provides information to help you get the most from your city services. Current customers do not need to take any action yet - the change will occur later this year (notice was also sent via email). Additional reminders will be sent as the transition approaches. Call Utility Billing at 480-312-7668 with questions.

Vice Mayor Klapp receives community service award. Klapp received the Jeff Dennis Community Vision Award on behalf of the city's support of Duet. The nonprofit promotes health and well-being through a range of services to older adults who need one-on-one support. Learn more about the program and how you can help.

Scottsdale's Marine Corps Mural to receive some TLC. Scottsdale's Marine Corps Mural is a visual tribute to the men and women who serve our country and who fight to keep it safe. Summer sun and rains, however, have damaged some sections of the mural. Volunteers will gather Saturday, Oct. 14, to give the artwork some TLC. They will clean and paint the mural, which is located just north of the Civic Center Library.


Hear Todd Govig, the keynote speaker for the 2017 Scottsdale Mayor and Council Economic Development Breakfast.


Office of Diversity presents "American Lives: The Impact of Islamophobia." Hear personal stories and authentic perspectives about the Impact of Islamophobia at this free program - 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Civic Center Library.

HGTV's "Property Brothers" showcase Maricopa County Home Show: Oct. 20-22. Experience Pinterest-inspired workshops, a holiday shopping marketplace, and more than 1,000 booths showcasing flooring, closets, shutters, lighting, doors, landscaping, pools and more. The show takes place at WestWorld.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Donations sought to repair Scottsdale museum and its historic collection. Scottsdale's Little Red School House Historical Museum has suffered a serious flood, damaging historic archives and memorabilia. Now, museum supporters are seeking assistance to fund emergency repairs to the historic museum and to salvage portions of the collection that were damaged in the flood. Donate here.

Doing the drive-thru? Don't! Avoid idling and turn off your engine. Park the car and get some exercise.

Free loaner tools available for neighborhood cleanups. Take advantage of the cool(er) fall weather and plan a neighborhood cleanup. The city provides use of a roll-off container and landscape tools - at no charge. A minimum of five households or five volunteers is required.

City provides equipment to borrow for block parties. Get to know your neighbors. The city provides party equipment like pop-up canopies, ice chests, microphones, water coolers, game ideas and more.

Curb address painting kits available for loan. Is your house number hard to read, unlit or obscured by landscaping? Borrow this kit which includes stencils, masking tape, brushes and instructions. You supply the paint and elbow grease.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Wag your way to Dogtoberfest, Oct. 21. Get local resources for your furry friend. The event takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Granite Reef Senior Center. Admission is free with one dog food donation to support the Vista Del Camino P.E.T. Pantry. Call the center at 480-312-1700 for details.

Library presents program on Frankenstein, Oct. 24. Anthropologist Sharonah Frederick presents tales of this 16th century alchemist. The free program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Civic Center Library Auditorium.

You won't lose with G.A.I.N - Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods takes place Oct. 28. The goal of the program is to unite communities to create safer neighborhoods. Register your neighborhood block party or get more information.

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