It’s now been two months since the city of Sedona implemented paid parking meters along State Route 89A in Uptown.

And while there have been a few bumps along the way, the city is hoping to smooth things out as time goes on. The 101 paid parking spaces on Main Street became operational as of June 28.

The lack of affordable housing in Sedona is not a new issue but as more and more long-term rentals are becoming short term, city officials are concerned the issue will become even worse.

To address this problem, city staff is recommending a major amendment to the Sedona Community Plan, which would increase the number of multi-family dwellings allowed per acre within Sedona.

Like many communities, the city of Sedona places an emphasis on protecting and preserving its history via many avenues, including work done by the Sedona Historic Preservation Commission and through grants.

Earlier this summer the city of Sedona concluded dispersing funds to those historic landmarked properties that submitted eligible applications to participate in the 2016-17 Historic Preservation small grant program.

The city’s revenue is up, despite some drops in areas.

The city of Sedona recently released its monthly tax report for May. Tax reports are a few months behind the current month due to when individual reports are filed and the time it takes to compile them.

A pair of Sedona homeowners have had their claims with the city denied following an Aug. 2 sewer backup on View Drive that left both homes with several inches of standing raw sewage.

A letter dated Aug. 18 from a claims specialist from Arizona Risk Retention Pool, of which the city of Sedona is a member, was issued to Geoff and Danna Messer as well as Hildegard Szuklitsch and their legal representation.

As the city of Sedona’s yearlong transportation study comes to an end, the next step will be to decide how to best use the information in it, and when.

Sedona City Council members scratched that surface on Aug. 9, when discussing the city’s second public online traffic survey. They did this while going over the pros and cons of four of the 13 potential projects designed to reduce traffic.

It’s been eight years since the cost to license a dog in Sedona was last raised.

That will soon change.

The increase was one of several items discussed and approved regarding the Humane Society of Sedona during the Tuesday, Aug. 8, Sedona City Council meeting.

It’s the last thing they expected to come home to.

On the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 2, Danna and Geoff Messer went for a walk but when they returned home they quickly noticed a strong smell. The bathtub and toilet in their guest bathroom was full of raw sewage spilling onto the floor.

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