OCTOBER 5, 2011

Scottsdale P & Z Open Houses

Proposed changes to development impact fees for water services to be discussed

Come learn more about proposed ordinance changes to development impact fees for water, water resources and wastewater at one of two upcoming public meetings.

The first meeting is Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Scottsdale Airport Terminal lobby, 15000 N. Airport Drive. The second meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Information presented at both meetings will be identical. There also will be an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes.

The proposed ordinance changes for water, water resources and wastewater development impact fees are a result of recent changes to Arizona state law. (A.R.S. §9-463.05)
Please contact James Dorf, Senior Management Analyst at 480-312-5674 for more information.

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Increasing Taxes on Municipal Bond Investments

PHOENIX – “The Arizona State Treasurer’s Office manages $3.3 billion of local government tax dollars for more than 150 Arizona cities, towns, counties and special taxing districts. Higher taxes for municipal bonds during this artificially created low interest rate environment will increase the cost of financing for municipalities.  Those costs will ultimately be passed along to city, county and state taxpayers.

“The goal for our economy should be long-term, sustainable job creation, not increases in short-term revenues. We need real reforms and real reductions in spending, not tax increases that will only continue to fund our already bloated and out-of-control federal government. 

“President Obama rolled the dice in 2009 with a $862 billion stimulus package that failed to prevent unemployment from rising over 8.0 percent. Today, Arizona is faced with 9.3 percent unemployment and a national rate of 9.1 percent. In the business world we call that a negative return on investment.  The President now sees it as an opportunity to double-down with another $447 billion stimulus gimmick.

“Raising taxes on municipal bond investment will not help create jobs. The President’s proposal will bring more volatility into the markets and take more money out of the private sector; neither of which will have a positive return for Arizona or our national economy.”

SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Business to Business

Country Club Boutique, established in Carefree since 1978, owner Marti Vardakis, is retiring. The premises at 30 Easy St. adjoining Palm Desert Realty, is now available for lease. Call Harry S. Vardakis for information. 480-488-3099.

Free Pet Loss Support Group meets 7 - 8:30 p.m. October 6 and then every other Thursday in the 2nd floor meeting room at Animal Health Services, 37555 N. Cave Creek Rd. Surviving loss, dealing with emotions, deciding if it's time and helping children cope. Call 480-488-6181 or visit www.ahsvet.com for more information.

Elwood Motor Sports and Collisions where quality still prevails, offers FREE estimates and they’ll help with your deductible. They work will all insurance companies. They specialize in collision repair, mechanical repair, professional detailing, performance parts and installation and custom tailor work. Call 37608 N. Cave Creek Road, #100 in Cave Creek. Call 480-575-6964.

Dr. Debra Richel and Dr. John Amaro have 59 years of combined clinical practice. You’ll experience the effectiveness of the treatment combination of Acupuncture and chiropractic. Asian and Western herbal therapies, meridian therapy and laser acupuncture are available. For your appointment call Dr. Amaro, Carefree Acupuncture & Chiropractic 480-488-9647 and Dr. Richel, Princeton West Chiropractic & Acupuncture at 480-488-5537. Carefree Office Center, 7518 E. Elbow Bend, Suites 6 and 7 in Carefree.

The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture Inc. has taught more than 20,000 medical, chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic and podiatric physicians the principles of acupuncture since 1973. The International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture P.C. (the original institute) now exists to teach support staff, physician assistants, nurses and technicians to assist in a practice of acupuncture by a physician whose license enables them to employ acupuncture. Call 800-327-1113 or e-mail seminars@iama.edu.

The news is out about Anne’s Closet, the Ladies’ Boutique! They are celebrating their Grand Opening with 10% off everything in the store. Stop in and see the great selection everyone is talking about at 29850 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 110 (SW of the intersection of Cave Creek Rd. and Tatum Blvd.). Call 480-515-6199 for more information.

Visit Out West Quality Upholstery & Interiors for Your Hacienda showroom in Cave Creek. The offer full-home interior design, feature hacienda-style furniture and accessories and design custom window treatments, bedding and more. 38252 W. Jacqueline Drive, #C, Cave Creek. Call 480-575-8000 or e-mail outwestaz@gmail.com.

Bingham Equipment Company is the trusted brand of confidence since 1955. For 54 years, the Bingham Companies have been developing the power to help you succeed by delivering quality products and services from a location near you. Take advantage of $0 down and 0% APR for up to 60 months on select Kubotas. See their ad in this issue. Call 888-220-7421, visit Bobcat of Phoenix at 21828 N. 7th St. or visit www.BinghamEquipment.com.