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October 2017

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Local town officials recently solidified a partnership with Sahuarita Unified School District (SUSD) to bring additional recreation amenities to town residents. The Town Council adopted an Intergovernmental Agreement with the school district providing more than $1.2 million to design and construct new sports fields with lighting systems at the new K-8 school, currently under construction on Rancho Sahuarita Boulevard, just south of Sahuarita Road.

The Town and SUSD will coordinate the use of the park facilities and parking lots, with the parks open to residents evenings and weekends. The partners will also share maintenance duties to assure the facilities are maintained in accordance with town standards. The project adds an additional three sports fields – one multi-use sport field and two multi-use diamonds (for baseball or softball) – to the Town’s thirteen available fields. 

The multi-use diamonds will be lighted, increasing the total number of usable fields after dark to fifteen. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018, just in time for the 2018/2019 school year and fall sport leagues. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 25. Several key stakeholders, including Mayor Tom Murphy, were present to mark the occasion. 

Anza Trail Patriot Day Ceremony

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Sahuarita Police Officers were honored to attend the annual Anza Trail School Patriot Day Ceremony on September 11. Thank you to the students and volunteers whose hard work made the event a great success. Various dignitaries were in attendance, including Pima County Superintendent Dustin Williams, US Navy Senior Chief Rodney McGee, Homeland Security Honor Guard & Bagpipes, Legion Riders and Patriot Guard Riders. 

Coffee with a Cop at Jerry Bob's

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On September 1 at Jerry Bob’s, Sahuarita Police Officers held a Coffee with a Cop event, where officers met and chatted with customers over a cup of coffee. These regular events are an opportunity for officers to interact with the community they serve in an informal and friendly capacity. Residents have an opportunity to get to know some of the officers that protect and serve them on a daily basis. Officers also get a chance to learn about the residents of the community and their concerns for the welfare of Sahuarita.

The next Coffee with a Cop will be held on Monday October 9th at the McDonalds on Sahuarita Rd. at 10 a.m. 

Sahuarita Public Works Honored for Exemplary Roads Project

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The Town of Sahuarita was the winner of the American Public Works Association (APWA) 2017 Public Works Project of the Year in the Structures category for the Pima Mine Road Bridge Replacement. The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who, working together, complete public works projects. The managing agency on the project was the Town of Sahuarita, the primary consultant was TranSystems and the primary contractor was Borderland Construction Company.

Town of Sahuarita Manager's Choice Employee Award

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The Town of Sahuarita is accepting nominations for the Manager’s Choice Employee Excellence Award.  The Manager’s Choice Awards program is a town-wide employee recognition program that acknowledges superior performance by employees.
Employees may be nominated for special achievement and superior performance in the following categories: safe practices and wellness, customer service, special accomplishments, heroism, volunteerism, and ingenuity. Descriptions of each category can be found on the Town website.
 
Members of the community, employees (or a team of employees), and the Town Manager, can nominate any employee for recognition.  All employees are eligible for the award – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees.
 
The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2017.  The award(s) will be announced in December. For more information on the nomination process, form and eligibility please visit the Town of Sahuarita website here.  
 
For information or questions please contact Teri Bankhead at tbankhead@sahuaritaaz.gov or (520) 344-7110

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Report Park and Road Issues to the Town: There's an App for That!

YourGov allows anyone with a smart device to report non-emergency, Town-owned park or road issues at the location of the issue or when able; it allows for anonymous or registered user reporting. 

The app allows a phone snapshot of the issue to be attached, along with as much typed in description as needed; with GPS on, shown as a blue circle on the map, the location coordinates are automatically added, or you can manually move the map around to the correct location. 

Once sent from your device, the issue is converted in near-real time to a work request, which automatically alerts appropriate Parks and Recreation or Public Works personnel of the new issue.  Alerted town staff will review, validate, prioritize, and then assign the work request to a town employee’s day-to-day workflow to fix the issue. Please note, for emergency and/or life threatening town infrastructure related issues, please call 911.

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If a reported item is for an issue not maintained by the Town, Town personnel will report it to the appropriate agency.  If the reported item is outside town boundaries, it will not be sent to the town; instead, it will be sent to Cartegraph, who will attempt to notify the appropriate municipality.

Use of the app is simple. Create an issue by selecting the “+” (plus sign) on the app.  Satellite or normal map views are available to help pinpoint the issue; the issue being created is shown as a white circle with an orange outline. To move the issue circle location, touch the screen to relocate it, as needed. YourGov will show on the map any issues already reported that have not been completed as a white circle with a black outline; these can be reviewed to check if the new issue in question has already been reported. 

The website (PC) version of YourGov works similarly to the app version, with the exception of automatic GPS location of the issue, and likely touchscreen use. To choose the issue location, either type in a street address, or move/zoom/click to the location of the issue using a mouse.  The web version of YourGov can be accessed at https://yourgov.cartegraph.com/.  On Cartegraph’s website, http://www.cartegraph.com/solutions/yourgov, there is a short, generic video and other additional information about YourGov.

Sahuarita’s website has a YourGov use and information page; go to the Town’s homepage at http://sahuaritaaz.gov/yourgov.

For more information on YourGov, please contact Public Works (PW) at 344-7100, or the PW Streets Division contact John Garcia at 445-7802 (work) or 250-2979 (cell).  Remember, it’s “YourGov.”

PUBLIC NOTICE


OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The Finance & Investment Advisory Committee will hear recommendations to amend the Town's Wastewater Code (STC Title 13), including potential fee increases.  The hearing is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm.
 
The Sahuarita Town Council will consider adopting changes to various fees in the Sahuarita Town Code at its regular meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017.  Items under consideration can be obtained here.  This item will appear on the action portion of the Council’s agenda to allow an opportunity for public comment. 
 
Council will also consider potential increases to sanitary sewer fees and will hold a public hearing to hear public comment on the issue during the regular Town Council meeting on November 13, 2017 at or after 6:30 p.m.  Data supporting the increased fees will be available in the Town Clerk’s Office no later than October 12, 2017.
 
All meetings will be held at the Sahuarita Town Hall Council Chambers, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way, Sahuarita, AZ, 85629. 
 
Questions or comments may be directed to the Town Finance Department (520-822-8838 or amarriotti@sahuaritaaz.gov).

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