Scottsdale Update - Aug. 2, 2018

HEADLINES

Scottsdale streamlines an important part of the public process. A special group of more than 150 residents volunteer their time and expertise on one of Scottsdale's 25 boards, commissions, task forces and committees - and a new online application streamlines the process for Scottsdale residents who would like to apply for a board or commission appointment.

Vista del Camino serves as hydration station through September. These stations help protect vulnerable individuals during the summer by providing relief from the heat. Vista is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

"Beat the Heat" provided assistance to 160 homebound Scottsdale seniors in need. The city's Human Services staff recently delivered care packages consisting of donated water, food, snacks and other relief items. While delivering the packages, social workers were able to assess the needs of homebound seniors. With the support of Scottsdale Community Partners and local donors, the city provided an estimated $12,000 in supplies to program recipients.

Focus on safety as students head back to school. School's starting and that means more cars, bicyclists and pedestrians will be on the streets. Remember, it's everyone's responsibility to know the rules of the road whether you're walking, bicycling or driving.


VIDEO OF THE WEEK

The Scottsdale Police Department gives tips on how to drive safely in school zones.


EVENTS

Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - An American original. From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday year 'round, Old Town galleries open their doors to collector and casual patrons alike to enjoy featured artists, a cultural environment and refreshments.

Hula to the Safety Luau Aug. 4. Learn practical tips on water safety ... all while having fun. The free program takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Eldorado Aquatic Center. Highlights include games, a mock rescue, and live hula and fire dancers.

Browse the city calendar for more events.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month. Arizona consistently ranks among the worst states for drowning. But drowning is preventable. Show your support and commitment to water safety by wearing a purple ribbon during August. Get one at any Scottsdale fire station or aquatic center.

Pinnacle Peak Park seeks volunteers. Do you want to be a steward of our beautiful Sonoran Desert and share your knowledge of this special environment? If yes, Pinnacle Peak Park has a variety of volunteer opportunities. We accept applications annually at the beginning of August with training starting in October.

"Bag & tie" your perishables and grass to beat the August heat. Reducing spillage during the summer heat minimizes odors and pest problems. It's more than a good idea, it's the law. Get more refuse tips.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Scottsdale brush and bulk pickup running behind schedule. Crews are running about a week behind schedule due to storm activity. Continue to place brush and bulk items out as scheduled.

Water conservation rebates are available. Scottsdale Water has rebate incentives to help you reduce indoor and outdoor water use, decrease salinity in our wastewater and save money. Review the applications and requirements and apply soon.

Get schooled with Scottsdale Water's free education programs. Will your kids be learning about thunderstorms, desert plants, dams or water chemistry in the classroom? If not, we can help - by spreading the word to your students' amazing teachers. A free educational program is available to schools in the Scottsdale Water service area.

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