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March 6, 2013

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Page 18 COUNCIL UPDATES by Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, Arizona Friday, February 22nd, Quartzsite Town Council held a special meeting at 2:00pm. Council voted to terminate all existing appointments to the Planning and Zoning Commission 6 to 1 (Pat Workman against). Council met in executive session to meet with the applicants who have not requested public interview. Two candidates requested their interview be held in public. After almost an hour and half, Council returned and approved four of the seven candidates: Jesse Hearne ��� 3 year term, Dennis Kuehl ��� 3 year term, James Murphy - 3 year term, Norman Simpson ��� 2 year term. Terms will start in March 2013 and ending in February of the applicable year. Staff is to invite candidates who were not in attendance for future 425 N. Central (Hwy. 95) HOURS interviews. During their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 26th, council approved a one year contract with Interim Town Manager, Laura Bruno, 5-2 (Mayor Ed Foster and Council member Pat Workman voted against). Council approved Carolyn Gutherie to the Health and Development Services Board with a term ending April 2015. Vendor Board updates by Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, Arizona The Vendor, RV Parks, & Swap Meet Board has been busy, meeting twice a month. Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Tues. at 7pm, thru March, at Town Hall. For the February 26th meeting, swap meet/show owners/managers were invited to attend to discuss tranportation options for next season. However, the only venue represented was QIA Pow Wow Director, Cathy McGilvery, who discussed options of getting swap meet owners to charter vans/small busses for next season. McGilvery explained the wagon rides during the GPAA Gold & Treasure Show were popular, however the animals could get spooked with traf���c during January. She will explore options and report at the next meeting. QPD Chief Jeff Gilbert 8:00am-4:30pm 7 DAYS/WEEK March 6, 2013 explained there is no extra lanes available for special transportation vehicles. Options of routes were explored, with plans for future discussions. The board approved to host a Vendor Appreciation Dinner rather than the early morning breakfasts as in the past three years. The hope is more vendors will be able to attend. The dinner will be held at the new Community Center on Monday, January 13, 2014. The board also discussed holding a Year-Round Business Appreciation Dinner to be held in the park sometime in late spring/early summer. Even though the board���s focus is on vendors, they want to make clear the year-round businesses are appreciated for staying open to serve residents during the slow, hot summer. Suzan Fonda, Town Vendor Permit/Liason reported on the responses from the vendor survey. Linda Goldberg shared her experience marketing the town of Hemet at the Big Tent and in Yuma. Vendors had many suggestions on advertising, both in print and online, as well as many venue issues. Volunteers will compile lists of possible advertising options. Next meeting is planned for March 12th at 7pm at Town Hall. All vendors, park & swap meeting owners/managers are welcome, as well as folks who enjoy the presence of our vendors. Bring your friends and neighbors and submit your creative solutions. C&B DEADLINE IS WED. MARCH 13 Betty Crenshaw CML Owner 37 Years Experience Email: MOBILE SERVICE ONLY LOCK & KEY PROPANE Refills ��� Tanks OPD Valves Custom Hoses Recertification Auto pay RV DUMP Cash or Credit Card WATER R/O Ozone Water RV Potable Water R/O ICE R/O WATER 5 GAL/ $1 RV PARK with full hookups 928-927-3714 928-927-6589 RVs Autos Residential Commercial Bonded - Insured BLM Approved Serving Quartzsite and Surrounding Areas for MARCH 20TH issue of the Desert Messenger Phone: 928-916-4235 AWC enrichment classes Quartzsite ��� Personal Enrichment Classes Available at Arizona Western College March/April Arizona Western College (AWC) in Quartzsite will host personal enrichment courses in the months of February and March. Featured courses include Painting, Introductory to Basic Computers, and Zumba. Art I - Painting- The Painting class is designed for students of any experience level who would like to have classroom time to work on and complete new projects of their choosing, or continue works-in-progress. Students may work in any one of three media of their choosing: Oil paint, Acrylic paint, or Watercolor paint. The instructor is available for individual assistance to students on techniques and technical issues related to their projects. Questions or techniques which have a broad bene���t to the class will be discussed with interested students as a group. Thursdays, March 7-March 28, 2013. 6pm-8pm. $40 Basic Computers- This course introduces the fundamentals of basic computer operations so you can plug it in, turn it on and have fun. Also receive introduction into Windows 7. The class is stress free and will make you glad you���ve joined the digital generation. Tuesday & Thursday March 5-March 28, 2013. 1:40pm-2:40pm. $40 Zumba- Come ready to dance and enjoy ���tness like you have never done before. Learn Latin dance steps such as the cha-cha, salsa and merengue while exercising. Maintain your ���tness level through dance. Exercise and dance at your own pace. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. Wednesday & Friday, April 10May 10, 2013, 9:15am-10:00am. $40 Register Today! It���s never too early to sign up for courses. AWC Quartzsite, 695 N Kofa Ave. Call 928-927-8299 WE���RE BACK! Looking forward to seeing our Friends! Don���s Rocks Decorative Landscaping Hauling, Dumptruck & Backhoe Services Call Don 928-927-3080 208-255-6955

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