Text to 911 service will launch countywide in April. Major mobile carriers (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile) are implementing next generation 911 technology that offers this functionality, and the Scottsdale Police Department is currently testing it. Public launch and education on the service will begin April 2; call takers will be assigned to receive texts 24 hours a day. The largest benefit is for the deaf and hard of hearing community, who have not had the ability to contact law enforcement effectively since the advent of cell phones. Call if you can, text if you can’t.
Drawn to art? Check out Celebration of Fine Art, Jan 13-Mar 25. Watch art as it’s being created as more than 100 artists set up working studios at Celebration of Fine Art, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Housed in the big white tents southwest of Hayden Road and the Loop 101, Celebration presents a variety of art in all styles – from traditional to contemporary.
Scottsdale is proceeding with construction of new trailhead facilities, including parking lots, restrooms, water fountains, and equestrian facilities at Fraesfield Trailhead and Granite Mountain Trailhead and Pima Dynamite Trailhead on our McDowell-Sonoran Preserve. These facilities will be similar to those at Toms Thumb Trailhead and consistent with the preserve charter.
(Dec 7, 2017) Our Board has released the newly revised Owner’s Manual that is available on our Residents-Only site. Items have been updated and this document includes direct links to various vendors and government agencies. It is recommended you save/print this and keep it in a convenient place for easy access.
Flood Insurance Rate Maps for a portion of Scottsdale have been revised, meaning a reduction in flood insurance premiums for more than 800 property owners. The changes come after an area along Rawhide Wash was restudied, from north of Happy Valley Road to south of Pinnacle Peak Road. Click here to see revised 10-year & 100-year maps
Along with 2 other fire stations, a project is underway to replace the current temporary Desert Foothills Fire Station 13 with a new fire station on the southwest corner of Jomax and Hayden roads using funds approved in the November special election. Completion of the 10,220 sq.ft. facility is expected in the summer of 2018 on land already owned by the City.
The current plan can be seen under Project 1_UP_2016. For more information, contact project manager Gary Meyer at 480-312-2367 or GMeyer@ScottsdaleAZ.gov. A detailed analysis of fire department coverage requirements is also available.
The spring brings warm weather and an increased threat of wildfires to Scottsdale and the Southwest deserts. Be prepared and stay safe by following these tips. And look at tips on this site under Scottsdale/Wildland Fire Prevention, too.