Paradise Valley town manager tenders resignation June 12

Paradise Valley Town Manager Kevin Burke announced his resignation from the municipality just before noon Tuesday, June 12. He is reportedly taking a position with the city of Peoria, as that entity’s future public works director. Mr. Burke’s official resignation signifies a 60-day notice, with his last day being Saturday, Aug. 11. “Thank you for […]

Top Town of Paradise Valley officials notch bonus payments

Two key members of the Town of Paradise Valley — Town Manager Kevin Burke and Town Attorney Andrew Miller — were awarded a one-time payment for their performance at the June 8 town council meeting. Pursuant to each of their employment agreements, an annual performance evaluation shall be conducted for the previous calendar year. Based […]

Burke: Paradise Valley Town Council set for busy fall

Paradise Valley Town Council will begin its next legislative session Thursday, Sept. 8 at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, with an eye to overhauling the allowed trash service, mitigation to cell phone coverage problems and an update to how the municipality will handle SB 1350 impacts to local neighborhoods. “We have four months to […]

Local privacy concerns persist as SB 1449 defines statewide drone rules

Municipal leaders at the Town of Paradise Valley and the city of Scottsdale say SB 1449 has stripped them of their ability to regulate unmanned aircraft flying above their jurisdictions — at least for the time being. But officials at both municipalities say they are continuing to look at the new legislation signed into law […]

Paradise Valley likely to pursue increase to wastewater fees

The Town of Paradise Valley appears likely to pursue a wastewater fee increase that could go into effect as soon as July. Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, April 14 hosted a study session on the results of a recent wastewater rate study conducted by Pat Walker Consulting where members of council gave the proverbial head […]

Paradise Valley Town Council talks trash at community conversation

Paradise Valley Town Council Thursday, April 14 hosted a community conversation event meant to allow town leaders and members of the general public to better understand concerns and trepidation about the existing rules governing trash haulers and the potential for those guidelines to change. Town leaders say primarily noise concerns and wear and tear of […]

Legal opinion forces shift to Paradise Valley photo enforcement program

In light of a March 16 legal opinion rendered by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, the Town of Paradise Valley is modifying its photo enforcement program to comply with the new legal perspective. Paradise Valley first implemented its photo radar program in 1987. At the request of Arizona House of Representatives member Sonny Borrelli, Attorney […]

Burke offers fiscal year 2016-17 Paradise Valley municipal budget

Paradise Valley Town Manager Kevin Burke has presented town council his recommended budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The local governing board got its first glance at the financial document Thursday, March 10 during a 4-hour work session discussion at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Mr. Burke’s recommended budget includes a total amount spent to […]

Paradise Valley eyes new sewer system IGA with city of Scottsdale

The town of Paradise Valley and city of Scottsdale appear poised to enter into an intergovernmental agreement where Scottsdale will provide sewer services for the municipal township. The Paradise Valley sewer system includes 70 miles of pipe servicing 2,098 parcels while 1,531 parcels are served with a septic service. Depending on where you live in […]

Burke brings Paradise Valley sewer fund deficit into focus

The amount of money dedicated to pay for the management and treatment of wastewater generated by town residents and commercial enterprises is operating at a structural deficit — something Paradise Valley Town Council is looking to cure. Since the late 1980s the Town of Paradise Valley has been paying the city of Scottsdale a yearly […]