Paradise Valley continues crusade for reliable cell phone service

After years of speaking to industry experts seeking solutions to spotty cell phone reception, the Town of Paradise Valley continues its quest to find an answer to cure dropped calls for residents. Because of the community’s geography and land-use patterns, traditional macro cell sites are limited within town limits. Sloping hillsides and mountains create challenges […]

Town council hopefuls offer political insights at candidate debate

The Paradise Valley residents running for town council discussed top municipal issues and topics at an Aug. 2 forum at Mountain Shadows, giving folks an opportunity to gain insight into the local candidates perspective before casting their vote later this month. Uncontested mayoral candidate, Jerry Bien-Willner gave a statement on his likely appointment, before candidates […]

Dalke named Paradise Valley interim town manager

The Town of Paradise Valley has selected Brian Dalke as its interim town manager. During a Wednesday, Aug. 1 meeting, Paradise Valley Town Council entered into executive session before voting 6-0, to appoint Mr. Dalke. Councilmember David Sherf was absent. The town council named three finalists for the position in July, after Town Manager Kevin […]

Paradise Valley begins quest for next top official

Efforts are under way to recruit the next town manager for the Town of Paradise Valley. On July 19, town council met for an initial kick-off conversation to begin searching for a town manager. The meeting, which lasted less than one hour, mostly discussed the next steps, future meeting dates for council and what details […]

Hermosa Inn dips toe into new fit of Paradise Valley footprint

Seeking to meet the needs of its guests, Paradise Valley’s Hermosa Inn is looking for town approval for some slight adjustments to the property’s footprint. The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, is a beloved resort within the Town of Paradise Valley housed mostly within a residential community. It was annexed into the town […]

3 Arizona finalists named for interim Paradise Valley town manager

Paradise Valley’s elected officials will be considering three individuals to fill the position of interim town manager while a national search ensues. A July 11 Paradise Valley Town Council executive session and special meeting culminated in three municipal professionals — Ken Buchanan, Cynthia Seelhammer and Brian Dalke — being named as finalists to be interviewed […]

You have arrived: Paradise Valley sets out to expand its identity

The effervescent nature of Paradise Valley is seeking to take physical form throughout areas of the municipality, as a new plan makes its way to Paradise Valley Town Council this fall. Dubbed as the Visually Significant Corridors Master Plan, the conceptual document is one of town council’s quality of life initiatives and has been included […]

Alleged makeshift Villaresi resort operation awakens Paradise Valley neighborhood

A residential home within the Villaresi neighborhood in the Town of Paradise Valley is allegedly being used for commercial events, is upsetting neighbors, the local homeowners association and residents there contend a lawsuit may soon come to fruition. The home at 6347 E. Royal Palm Drive, within a 12-lot gated community, is being solicited as […]

Statement of Direction approved by council for Lincoln Medical Plaza

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission will soon consider a redevelopment application for the Lincoln Medical Plaza. Town Council reviewed the Statement of Direction in a study session prior to a public hearing and vote later in the evening on June 14. A Statement of Direction is a document issued by Town Council giving the Planning […]

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 […]