Comments welcome at public meeting for proposed ordinance on "Nuisance Parties and Unlawful Gatherings." At the direction of the Scottsdale City Council, the City Manager and City Attorney through a team of city staff – including police and code enforcement representatives - developed a recommendation on how to update the city's public nuisance ordinance to address unruly parties or gatherings and is recommending that a "Nuisance Parties and Unlawful Gatherings" ordinance be considered for adoption by the City Council. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road. The proposed ordinance specifically addresses unruly parties or gatherings and makes it easier to hold property owners accountable for repeated unruly gatherings or parties on their properties. Those who can't attend the meeting can find other ways to provide comments here.
Know what's below before digging. Aug. 11 is National 811 Day – the perfect day to remind yourself to always check before you dig. Have you ever wondered about the different colored markings on roads or in yards? They're a sign that a contractor or homeowner put safety first and identified utility lines prior to excavation. Call 811 or go to E-Stake to request a utility line locate at least two working days prior to digging.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Watch the old 68th Street Bridge transform into a safer new structure.
"Slide the Rails," Saturday. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park hosts this new "last splash bash" for families to enjoy before the kiddos head back to school. The event runs from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 3. Cost is $10 for those 3 and older, free to those younger.
Hula to the Safety Luau, Saturday. Learn practical tips on water safety … all while having fun. The program takes place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Eldorado Aquatic and Fitness Center. Highlights include games, a mock rescue, and live hula and fire dancers. Regular pool admission fees apply.
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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. Learn about drowning prevention.
Focus on safety as students head back to school. School starts in August 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.
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.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Paiute Neighborhood Center hosts open house. Get to know this neighborhood nugget from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the center, 6535 E. Osborn Road. You'll meet center staff, learn about the Hirsch Academy charter school, get safety information and find out about the various services and programs available.
Vista del Camino's Career Center offers free job searching assistance. The center offers a public space for job seekers to apply online, update their resume and explore job opportunities. A team of career coaches and employment specialists is available to assist by appointment. The center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 7700 E. Roosevelt Drive.
Haul your unwanted brush and bulk items to the landfill. Residential Solid Waste customers may haul up to 2,000 pounds of unwanted material to the landfill once a week at no charge. Proof of residency is required.
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