Desert Messenger

August 16, 2023

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WHAT'S INSIDE 2 Shop Local Scavenger Hunt 3 Extreme heat affects Quartzsite 3 Cool off at Senior Center 4 Quartzsite Tidbits 4 BLM protects Bill William River 5 Food Bank updates 5 Brush Pile closed 6 Editorial 6 Desert Messenger 20th anniversary 7 Letters to the Editor 7 Internet Access Survey 8 The Salvation Army Update 8 New Thrift Store manager 9 ESA Scams 9 SHOW DATES 2023-24 10 Gardening with Dennis 10 Town Texting 11 Cristobal Retires! 12 Publication Schedule 13 Heat Tracker 14 I-10 construction updates 15 I-10 Truck parking system 16 Maui donations 17 Council updates 17 VFW Competition 18-19 In Memoriam 19 AA Meetings 20 Puzzle Page 21 Ballot Measures deadlines 22 Classifi eds 22 Paul Winer's Cartoon 23 BLM Construction photos "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" 928-916-4235 August 16, 2023 VOL. 19 # 361 Alwa y s FREE! SEE GENERAL PLAN PAGE 15 N�� �� ��� 1 9 t h YEAR! ������ | S������ ���� ������-���� TESLA charging station progress August 16 August 16 Town of Quartzsite begins Community Engagement for 2024 General Plan By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear The Town of Quartzsite announced a series of public workshops aimed at shaping the Town's 2024 Gen- eral Plan. The town is preparing to update its General Plan, which acts as the foundational policy document guiding the future vision of the town for the next de- cade. Every 10 years, residents vote on amending the Town's General Plan. The next one will be voted on November 5th, 2024. Quartzsite Planning & Zoning Commissioners have been discussing amending the 2014 General Plan since July 2022. This unique and collaborative opportunity allows residents, businesses, and stakeholders to come together, voice their concerns, contribute innova- tive solutions, and actively engage in planning for Quartzsite's future. Participants will discuss various elements of the General Plan, including land use, infrastructure, economic development, community services, and more. The Kick-off Workshop will be held 10am- 2pm on Friday, September 15th. | Tuesday, August 8th, the Quartzsite Town Council approved a Tempo- rary Use Permit for Salome Concrete to operate a concrete batch plant to supply concrete for the 88-stall TESLA Project for an operational period of 45 days. Salome Concrete owner David Eeds told the council he plans on starting at 1am, instead of 3am, due to the heat. The work area is located north of Terrible's fuel sta- tion, which is on the corner of W. Main & Quartzsite Blvd. Eeds told Desert Messenger News he hopes to begin working as soon as possible. TESLA hopes to be open in September.

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