Cyclists draw ire: Town resident says issue remains despite police enforcement

Paradise Valley municipal officials and law enforcement personnel have worked together to mitigate concerns regarding rampant cyclists on the town’s residential streets, however, one local homeowner says the issue remains. Heidi McCauley resides on east Quartz Mountain Road, along the north side of Mummy Mountain, where a local team of cyclists use her residential street […]

Anton: Paradise Valley Medical Plaza helped heal me in my time of need

As a result of a tragic automobile accident, see YouTube (James Anton Distracted Driving), I know what it is like to seek medical solutions from Texas to California. Without a doubt, my best find was right here in our town at Paradise Valley Medical Plaza. Dr. Terry Maffi and his staff treated my severely scarred […]

Arrested Development: Paradise Valley municipal scrutiny stunts Smoke Tree Resort rebirth

Paradise Valley Town Council reviewed Smoke Tree Resort’s major special use permit amendment for the first time since the project received a recommended denial by the Planning Commission. A Thursday, March 28 Town Council study session included a 60-minute overview of the project. Community Development Director Jeremy Knapp described the purpose of the meeting as […]

Lincoln Medical Plaza SUP application undergoes council deliberations

After more than three months, Paradise Valley Town Council received another update on the Lincoln Medical Plaza application regarding a major special use permit amendment for a new medical building on the site. Senior Planner Paul Michaud delivered the update on the proposed two-story medical center at 7125 E. Lincoln Drive during the council’s March […]

Paradise Valley ambulatory contract, needs and frequency under review

In a relatively small community, the Town of Paradise Valley has hundreds of emergency calls for service each year, resulting in more than 300 ambulance transports annually. Paradise Valley is evaluating its ambulance services, as the contract with PMT Ambulance is set to expire on Sept. 30. On March 14, Paradise Valley Town Council took […]

Thomasson: Thank you for your input on Sanctuary Resort

The Sanctuary’s request to add to their Casa III House has generated a great deal of very valuable discussion about the impact of a terrace and additional rooms generating noise from events on the neighborhood. I have learned a lot over the last month and very much appreciate the honest, thoughtful and passionate feedback many […]

A dip in revenue: Photo radar remits dramatically decrease in FY 2017-18

The Town of Paradise Valley’s historic photo radar system yielded the lowest net revenue accrued in the past five fiscal years, records show. While funds collected from tickets issued to speeders and red-light runners has topped $1 million in recent years, fiscal year 2017-18 saw only $147,040 in fees. In 1987, the Paradise Valley Police […]

Planning Commission recommends Smoke Tree SUP denial

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission has recommended denial of Smoke Tree Resort’s Major Special Use Permit Amendment. On March 5, the Planning Commission hosted a public hearing, followed by a vote on the project. The Commission voted 4-3 to recommend denial, with Commissioners Daran Wastchak, Thomas Campbell and Jonathan Wainwright dissenting. Smoke Tree Resort was […]

Paradise Valley continues to explore alternative measures to cover PSPRS obligations

Paradise Valley officials are mulling over exploring the use of taxable bonds as payment for portions of their unfunded liability in the Public Safety Pension Retirement System. Municipalities throughout the country have historically provided pensions to their public safety personnel — including the Town of Paradise Valley. Pensions were meant to attract quality workers and […]

Dembow: Don’t toss out Sanctuary’s Casa Three application prior to its review

I’m emailing you to frame Councilwoman Julie Pace’s well penned article on the Sanctuary SUP application for Casa Three. Serving with two members who live in Stone Canyon (Council members Pace and Moore) and having the privilege of knowing several residents who live in the neighborhood I understand the community concerns well. There is zero […]