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June 18, 2014

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4 June 18, 2014 Town of Quartzsite NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER RATE CHANGE The Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed water rate change on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Coun- cil Chambers of Town Hall lo- cated at 465 N. Plymouth Avenue, Quartzsite. The Town Council may vote to approve the proposed water rates at that time. The proposed rate structure es- tablishes a fi ve-year planning cycle. The following chart provides a sum- mary of the proposed water rates for the next fi ve years. The pro- posed rate change will take effect on September 1, 2014. For more information contact Quartzsite Town Hall: 928-927-4333. Public hearing planned to raise water rates July 22nd Corner of Moon Mt. & Cowell • Quartzsite • 928-927-5400 QUARTZSITE'S ONLY YEAR ROUND SALON Sandy and Debbie ARE HERE FOR ALL YOUR OPEN YEAR ROUND! Hair, Massage, Manicure and Pedicure Services We have great lunch menus, serving at 12 noon sharp! Suggested donation is only $3.50. There's cards, books, games, puzzles, pool table, Wi-Fi available. Community Services, Volunteers Needed! Come join the fun at Quartzsite SENIOR Center 40 Moon Mountain Ave. For more information call 928-927-6496 Senior Center open all year! Monday - Friday, 10am – 2pm Interstate 11 meetings planned Arizona and Nevada to hold public and virtual meetings for the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study Meetings focus on draft Corridor Concept Report as study nears completion Two years ago, the Arizona and Nevada departments of transporta- tion launched a study to determine the feasibility of building a new multimodal interstate corridor link- ing Phoenix and Las Vegas, while stretching south to Mexico and potentially north to Canada. That study is now nearing completion and will include one more oppor- tunity for the public to get involved and provide comments. Three public meetings and a month-long online virtual meeting are scheduled for the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study to gather comments for the draft Corridor Concept Report, a document that will outline the vi- sion for the corridor, reinforce the justifi cation for building a new mul- tiuse interstate corridor and defi ne an implementation plan to move this project forward. The Corridor Concept Report and the supporting technical reports and work products will determine whether suffi cient justifi cation exists for a new multimodal transportation corridor. It will also establish poten- tial alternatives for the new I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor. The report will outline four chapters: the need for a high-capacity, multimod- al corridor to link economies; cor- ridor alignment recommendations that link metro areas and connect communities; the economic value of investment in the corridor; and a call to action, emphasizing the need for continued collaboration to move the I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor forward. Three public meetings will be hosted during the month of June: Tucson Area June 18, 6 to 8 p.m. MST/PDT (presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.) Tucson Electric Power Community Room: 88 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson Phoenix Area June 25, 6 to 8 p.m. MST/PDT (presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.) Palo Verde Energy Education Cen- ter: 600 N. Airport Road in Buckeye Las Vegas Area June 26, 4 to 7 p.m. MST/PDT (pre- sentation begins at 5:30 p.m.) Fifth Street Historical School: 401 S. Fourth Street in Las Vegas Virtual Public Meeting From June 18 through July 18, the public can also participate in a virtual meeting, reviewing the latest project information and providing feedback online. This month-long virtual meeting will be hosted on the project website, www. ADOT and NDOT have been work- ing together since the summer of 2012 on the Interstate 11 and In- termountain West Corridor Study, which includes detailed corridor planning of an interstate link con- necting the Phoenix and Las Vegas metropolitan areas, while extend- ing the corridor through southern Arizona to Mexico and potentially north to Canada. Congress designat- ed the future I-11 corridor between Phoenix and Las Vegas as part of the current surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The Interstate 11 and Intermoun- tain West Corridor Study is a two year, multiphase, high level study examining the feasibility, benefi ts, opportunities and constraints of a proposed new interstate highway corridor. The study is expected to be completed this summer. Funding to construct this new corridor has not been identifi ed. In addition to the Arizona and Nevada departments of transportation, other study partners are the Maricopa Association of Gov- ernments, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Railroad Administration. For more information about the I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study and to sign up for updates, visit SEE MAP PAGE 13 Beginning June 1st, Quartzsite Transit began pickups at both the Texaco Sun Mart and Pilot/Flying J in Ehrenberg the fi rst Tuesday of each month. The cost is $5. You can make reservations up to two weeks in advance. Available to our elderly, elderly disabled and dis- abled populations. Summer sched- ule is thru October 31st. Hours of operation are 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, exclud- ing holidays. Pickups will begin at 8:20am; scheduling may be done two weeks in advance. An adult must accompany riders under 10 years of age. There is limited oc- cupancy of 8 passengers depending on the size of the van available. To schedule a pickup call Quartzsite Town Hall at 928-927-4333. Or stop by 465 N. Plymouth, Quartzsite. Quartzsite Transit adds new stops in Ehrenberg

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