When it comes to trash hauling within the city of Sedona, things will remain status quo.
Even though a formal vote was not taken, the Sedona City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 25, directed staff to no longer pursue a single-hauler trash and recycling program. Their decision was based on the results of a request for proposals from two local haulers as well as the push back the city had received from the public.
The all clear was given this morning shortly after a strong smell from a burnt out roof motor on top of Sedona Red Rock High School caused the main office and one other building to evacuate on Friday, Oct. 28.
The evacuation was made as a precaution and no fire was located, according to the school. Classes and normal activity has resumed.
Yavapai College District Governing Board member Al Filardo has announced his resignation, effective Thursday, Dec. 1, ending his tenure on the board two years before the expiration of his term.
Filardo announced his resignation at the YCDGB meeting Oct. 11, referencing the board’s 3-2 vote in favor of suspending the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee as the reason for his departure. Filardo was a charter member of the committee, having been instrumental in its creation.
According to Filardo, the VVBAC had represented the post-secondary education concerns of the Verde Valley region ably for a year and a half, only to be effectively disbanded without a discussion of whether or not the committee had fulfilled its mission.
Sedona residents rarely hold back when it comes to expressing their displeasure with traffic, especially during the busier times of the year. But now they will be able to let their voices be heard in a slightly different way.
As part of the yearlong, $250,000 transportation master plan conducted by Phoenix-based Kimley-Horn, an online survey will allow residents to have a say in the planning process.
It’s estimated that nearly 3,000 people come out each year for Safe and Fun Trick-or-Treat, the Sedona Main Street Program’s annual Halloween event.
With warmer-than-normal temperatures forecasted for that day, even most ghosts and goblins may turn out.
By Zachary Mack
Third Annual Spooky Fiction Contest Winner
“Don’t forget, a minimum of one hour volunteering at Shady Hill Retirement Community before the end of the month, ladies!”
I was overwhelmed with these requirements. Volunteering was necessary to boost my chances for university. I signed up for five o’clock, the 30th of October. I set a reminder on my phone before heading home to catch up on my AP science.
By Patricia Watson
Third Annual Spooky Fiction Contest Second Place Winner
It was a dark and stormy Halloween night .... Well not really. This is Arizona; it was actually a balmy late afternoon, but it was Halloween, and I was on my way to Paul’s house for a Halloween party.