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Fri, Aug. 23

New library site, Chevron station replacement discussed tonight

Camp Verde Town Council hears planning-and-zoning issues July 23, including a conceptual plan for the proposed 73-acre Verde Cliffs (part of the original PAD for the Cliffs and west of the Cliffs) to include a site for a new library.

According to the report in the council’s packet, “Mr. Simonton [a new owner] has indicated that he would be willing to donate a five-acre site to the town. Simonton is willing to accommodate the community’s need for a library site, which will necessitate smaller lot sizes in order for this development to be financially viable. He is requesting the council to grant him the higher density residential zoning for a portion of this project.”

The council will also review the site plan for the proposed Verde Travel Center (fast food, fueling, convenience store and trading post) at the southwest corner of Arizona 260 on the new frontage road currently under construction.

A Chevron station is currently located on the site and will be torn down. The P&Z Commission voted 4-0 for approval for this new travel center expected to be completed by the summer of 2004.

Also on the agenda, the council will:

• Consider approval of an ordinance to amend the zoning map to accommodate light industrial uses for a parcel at 4750 Old Highway 279 adjacent to the Hayfield Wash. The application was submitted by Raymond Clanton, owner of parcel, for the purpose of leasing the land for industrial use such as a FedEx regional sort facility (no permanent structures, truck loading only). P&Z recommended approval 4-0.

• Consider a possible zoning map change approval to Housing and Hardware Corp. to accommodate multiple dwelling units at 344 S. Seventh St. at the intersections of Seventh, Hollamon and Cliffs Parkway, currently zoned residential higher density. The P&Z Commission voted in favor 4-0.

The council meets July 23, 6:30 p.m., 473 S. Main St., Room 106.

On other matters besides P&Z issues, the council will:

• Consider awarding a contract to replace glass windows with block on the north side of the council chambers/courtroom, an unbudgeted item.

• Talk about colors for the Interestate 17 bridge and retaining walls. ADOT has suggested purple (like the Diamondbacks’ color) for its trim, according to a manager’s report given by Bill Lee at last week’s council session. The General Services director recommended at the time a change to brown, green or blue.

Included in the consent agenda, generally a blanket approval by council, is adoption of the final plat for the Verde Valley Business Park located at 3523 Arizona 260 on 14.5 acres (off access road for Yavapai County Justice Facility). Council approved the preliminary plat in April with some stipulations.

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