A packed crowd anxiously waited to hear if the Sedona City Council was in favor of seeking outside bids to handle destination marketing and tourism promotion for the area.
In the end, however, it turned out to be much ado about nothing.
While a vote was not taken, the council unanimously agreed on Tuesday, Jan. 11, that issuing a request for proposal is not needed at this time. However, council felt that while a request for qualifications is not necessary right now, it may be considered at a later date.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department responded to calls involving a bobcat Thursday, Jan. 12, after it attacked four people in separate incidents within 2.5 miles in the Sedona area.
The initial attack occurred at around 8:30 a.m. when a man was bitten and scratched by a bobcat sitting under his vehicle. Game and Fish and Sedona police officers attempted to locate the animal and at 2 p.m., they were alerted that three staff members at Los Abrigados Resort were attacked by a bobcat.
All good things must come to an end.
After more than 20 years in operation, merchants and board members decided to sunset the Sedona Main Street Program during a meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 12.
But instead of being disappointed, SMSP Vice President and longtime member John DiBattista said it should be looked upon not as the end of a program but rather a celebration of its achievements.
For more than a decade, the former Sedona Cultural Park has sat empty aside from being a way for some to access a pair of popular trailheads.
Many have wondered what will come of the privately-owned area that sits on nearly 40 acres in West Sedona. And while a glimpse of what may be built there was seen 18 months ago, little information has been made public since then.
Yavapai Food Council has been helping those who are food insecure in a variety of ways and the numbers for 2016 are in.
Executive Director Amy Aossey sent out a report detailing the council’s accomplishments.
A total of 345,715 meals were distributed countywide. The nonprofit achieved this number working with volunteers in the community, faith-based organizations, schools and donors.
The city is halfway through its first wastewater master plan update in nearly two decades and according to staff and consultants, everything is flowing right.
An update was given to the Sedona City Council during its Tuesday, Jan. 10, meeting.
The Sedona Community Plan identifies Oak Creek’s water quality as a key issue. The wastewater master plan will address this issue by looking at areas that are on septic systems to determine if those areas can be connected to the sewer collection system, thus potentially reducing one of the threats to Oak Creek’s water quality, a city report states.
After two-and-a-half hours of discussion regarding the ongoing transportation master plan, the Sedona City Council came to the consensus that more work still needs to be done.
The $250,000 study was the main topic during the Tuesday, Jan. 10, council meeting. The item was for discussion and direction only for staff and consultants Kimley-Horn. The study still has several phases with a completion date expected for May.
Consultant Brent Crowther led the discussion by showing numerous options the firm is proposing as potential ways to mitigate traffic in town. Some were based upon last fall’s survey that received more than 2,000 responses, which Crowther said was far more than expected. He said the top recommendations from survey takers were new roads, wider roads and transit for visitors and residents.