Desert Messenger

January 5, 2011

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P��� 16 POSITIVE COMING FROM “PERCEIVED” NEGATIVE If you’ve been in Quartzsite for any length of time, you’ve probably heard that “the town is trying to push the vendors out”. Shortly after the Dec. 28th Quartzsite Town Council meeting agenda was posted, a furry of rumors spread regarding pro- posed agenda items regulating tents. One ���.D�����M��������.��� particular item caused vendors to be in fear of losing their tent structures, due to the vague text in the zoning regulation. The “Saguaro Telegraph” began, with help from Mayor Ed Foster, Jennifer “Jade” Harris-Jones, and Big John. By Tuesday evening, multiple vendors had contact- ed this publication with their questions. Council members heard of the rumblings as well, as vendors were in an uproar. PNEUMATIC CLASSIFIER Produce 10 gallons of 1/4” GOLD CONCENTRATE every 5 minutes! Save labor with more time for mining! Operates with your leaf blower. First of its kind on the market. EXCLUSIVE QUARTZSITE AREA. See at Gold Miser on Hwy. 95 or call Smokey 702-292-3676 or 509-949-4595 for a personal FIELD DEMO READER’S OASIS BOOKS 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 Arizona Community Health Care Edward H. Kowaleski, M.D. Board Certified Family Practitioner NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED. NEW LOCATION Palm Plaza 255 N. Central Quartzsite, AZ 85346 OPEN FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 928-927-4226 N Palo Verde x Main St. At the Citizens Coalition meeting on Monday, Dec. 27th, Mayor Foster met with fearful vendors, explaining his interpreta- tion of the proposed legislation. He said if the council knowingly passed the new reg- ulations, property owners could sue each council member in violation of Arizona Proposition 207, passed by voters in 2006. Prop 207, the “Private Property Rights Protection Act”, requires the government to reimburse land owners when regula- tions result in a decrease in the property’s value, and also prevents government from exercising eminent domain on behalf of a private party. Foster explained that by passing this legislation, it would devalue the property of the swap meets/RV Parks. He talked at length about how one lawyer told him, it was a basic slam dunk win for the property owners. On Tuesday, Dec. 28th, Town Hall was filled to standing room only with vendors angry about the proposed regulations. Also on the agenda was the creation of a Ven- dor, Swap Meets & RV Parks Municipal Board. This new board was approved, al- lowing for the first time, a non-resident to be able to sit on the board. This five mem- ber board will act as a voice for the vend- HAM RADIO Amateur Radio Bible Net 147.360 MHZ 8:00 AM Every Day Except Sunday Open to all HAMS Please check in with us. Ironwood Accounting 225 Central Blvd North of Horizon Community Bank P O Box 4389 Quartzsite, AZ 85359 ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING NOTARY FAX / COPIES TAX – Business & Individual Email: SHIPPING Office/Fax: 928-927-8543 JoAnn Cunningham from her many friends in Quartzsite! J������ 5, 2011 ing community in Quartzsite. Interested parties should turn in a Volunteer Form at Town Hall. The positive that came from this vendor panic, is that vendors showed up and actu- ally witnessed the legislation being pulled from the agenda by Building Official, Al Johnson. They also witnessed the creation of a new municipal board focused on ven- dors, swapmeets, and RV parks that will serve the needs of our vendors. Will the rumors still fly? by Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear DESERT GOLD RV DEC. ENTERTAINMENT Most shows and dances start at 7pm. Re- freshments are served at half time. Bingo night is Monday at 7pm. The door is opened at 5:30pm for purchase of packs. Minimum buy-in is $5. A gospel jam is held each Tues- day at 7pm and a variety/ country music jam is held each Saturday at 1pm. Jan 5 Sunnyside Bluegrass Band Show $3 Jan 7 Jeanne and Jerome Show $5 Jan 9 Balyeat Family Bluegrass Gospel, Free Will Offering Jan 12 Richard Lee Cody Show $5 Jan 13 III Generation Bluegrass Show $5 Jan 14 David Bradley Show w/Bob Anderson $6 Jan 19 Kerry Christensen Show $5 Jan 21 John Rex Reeves,$6 in advance, $7 at the door. This is a nationally and internationally known country music star. You’ve seen him in Branson and on RFD TV’s Midwest Country (this will be his only appearance at Desert Gold this season). Jan 23 Charlie Cornelius Roast - 6pm$3 Jan 26 Hey Boyz Show $5, last appear- ance this season. Jan 28 Barefoot & Boots Dance $3 Please visit our website, www.desertgol- to see the schedule for the entire season. Click on the Rec Hall tab and then the month you are interested in. Desert Gold RV Park is located 46628 Highway 60, in Brenda, AZ 928-927-7800. www. Hwy. 95 N. Central

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