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CITYSCAPE A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CITY OF FLAGSTAFF PROGRAMS, EVENTS & INFORMATION

THE RIO DE FLAG FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT

SOUTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

NEW ONLINE BILL PAY


Flagstaff City Council council@flagstaffaz.gov | (928) 213-2015

New user-friendly online payment portal available to Flagstaff customers www.flagstaff.az.gov/eservices

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Mayor Coral Evans Elected to a two-year term in 2016 cevans@flagstaffaz.gov Vice-Mayor Jamie Whelan Elected to a four-year term in 2016 jwhelan@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Celia Barotz Elected to a four-year term in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 cbarotz@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Charlie Odegaard Elected to a four-year term in 2016 codegaard@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Jim McCarthy Elected to a four-year term in 2016 jmccarthy@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Scott Overton Elected to a four-year term in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014 soverton@flagstaffaz.gov Councilmember Eva Putzova Elected to a four-year term in 2014 eputzova@flagstaffaz.gov Flagstaff City Hall 211 W. Aspen Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928)213-2000

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2018 Mayor/City Council candidate election The next Primary Election for Mayor and Councilmembers will be on August 28, 2018 and the General Election will be held on November 6, 2018. Both of these elections will be held in conjunction with the statewide election. If you are interested in running for one of these offices, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (928) 2132076 or visit: http://flagstaff.az.gov/ CandidateInfo

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anaging your municipal services account and paying your bills is now streamlined with Flagstaff’s new, innovative payment portal! Point & Pay, the City’s official payment processor, offers a simplified transition to the City’s newly redesigned portal for municipal services accounts. The Point & Pay solution provides new and existing customers with an engaging user experience and access to an array of intuitive features, including email notifications about upcoming due dates. Existing customers will be able to manage their current account in the same manner, but the new payment portal proves more beneficial with design consistency and eliminates any prior issues with recurring payment schedules. With the Autopay feature, or the ability to set it and forget it, customers can comfortably rely on the accuracy and consistency of the new Point & Pay online portal. You will need your customer account number and billing zip code to validate your account for the first time. The new portal which is now live, will allow you to receive paperless statements, schedule

one-time and recurring payments and view your account information online. Sign up for eBills and City of Flagstaff will send email notifications each time a statement is ready to view online. Use Quickpay (no login required), or login and manage one-time and recurring eCheck, debit, or credit card payments. Go green and instead of throwing away that paper bill each month, login to view statements, usage and account activity. Payments can be made via MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or electronic check (eCheck). Please note that the current payment processor’s service expired on January 14, 2018 and logins and autopayments will not be transferred from the old portal. If you have questions about the new payment portal or account creation, please reach out to 1-888891-6064 (Option 2) or email City of Flagstaff at solutions@flagstaffaz.gov between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday-Friday.


WINTER2018 Toward two decades of transportation improvements

Flagstaff’s

MINIMUM WAGE

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he Flagstaff City Council appointed the Citizens’ Transportation Tax Commission last fall to advise them on priority projects and services for transportation funding for the next two decades. The transportation sales tax expires in 2020. In November 2017, the Commission received updates on current conditions from regional experts on roads, transit service and pedestrian and bicycle facilities. At the Commission meeting on December 12, 2017, the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization presented the Regional Transportation Plan. Commissioners learned about the plan process and the trade-offs involved in recommending 20-years of transportation projects. Much has been achieved with the current transportation tax and much remains to be done. The Commission has more meetings prior to making their recommendation to City Council in March or April 2018. Commission meetings take place on Mondays in the City Council Chambers from 4-7 p.m. The meetings are scheduled for: February 5, 2018 Initial project prioritization February 26, 2018 Advanced project prioritization March 5, 2018 Preliminary recommendation March 19, 2018 Final report completion Commissioner members include: Nick Kraft, Chair Christina Caldwell, Vice-chair Lucinda Andreani Robert Davis Ginny DeBartolomeo Heather Fernandez Joanne Keene Julie Leid

Rick Lopez Gail Lowe Meghan Remington Mark Spinti Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom Jack Welch Abigail Wellumson

The Commission takes public comment at the beginning of each meeting. For more information on the Commission, please contact Caleb Blaschke at cblaschke@flagstaffaz.gov.

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lagstaff citizens voted in support of Proposition 414, a citizen initiative to increase the minimum wage on November 8, 2016. On March 21, 2017 City Council elected; by a super majority vote, to amend the timeline of Prop. 414. Amending the timeline of Prop 414 will further its purposes by adjusting future minimum wage increases. Effective January 1, 2018 Flagstaff’s minimum wage is $11 per hour. Each January 1 thereafter, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted, per the minimum wage table below, up to $15.50 by the year 2022. For tipped employees, employers

are allowed to pay a maximum of up to $3.00 per hour less than non-tipped employees provided that the tipped employees earn at least minimum wage for all hours worked each week including all tips. The City’s Office of Labor Standards Division (OLS) was established to ensure compliance with the law by investigating complaints and violations of Flagstaff’s Minimum Wage Ordinance. The OLS is also tasked with providing educational, technical and awareness services, as well as engaging in community and business partnerships.

The following multi-year table shows the effective date and minimum wage rate. Please visit, www.flagstaff.az.gov/minwage. for more information. Minimum Wage

Max tip credit for tipped employee

Hourly wage if max tip credit applied

January 2018

$11.00

$3.00

$8.00

January 2019

$12.00

$3.00

$9.00

January 2020

$13.00

$3.00

$10.00

January 2021*

$15.00*

$3.00**

$12.00**

January 2022*

$15.50*

$2.50**

$13.00**

January 2023+

Based on Consumer Price Index

$2.00**

TBD**

Year

*or $2.00 above state minimum wage whichever is higher **Tip credit will decrease by $.50 each year until January 1, 2026

The City of Flagstaff is pleased to welcome Valeria Chase as the new Off Campus Life and Neighborhood Liaison. This position plays an important role in bridging relationships between the City of Flagstaff, Northern Arizona University (NAU) and our neighborhoods. She has lived in Flagstaff for 20 years and earned her degrees from NAU. Her connections and experience with both students and long-term city residents will be an asset to this position and we look forward to working together. www.flagstaff.az.gov • WINTER 2018

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Tourism & Visitation

Arizona Sonoran Mega-Region Conference from left to right CVB Director Trace Ward; Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans; Arizona Governor Doug Ducey; Deputy City Manager Shane Dille

Visitors from Sonora represent big opportunities

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lagstaff is a destination for all seasons. With that seasonal travel comes the need for strategic marketing, outreach and partnerships with different visitor origin cities and countries which have the propensity to travel at different times of the year. For instance, French visitors may be visiting our city throughout the year, but the French people primarily travel during the US summer season. On the other hand, when looking at the Australian market, Flagstaff is more likely to experience their visitation during the fall and winter seasons.

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Evening out the seasons and getting more visitation during the low and shoulder times of the year is one goal the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau (FCVB) prioritizes. The accommodations sector in Flagstaff is healthy – with an average occupancy of 75%. However, some hotels find it necessary to subsidize the months of November, January and February with the other more profitable nine months of the year. Additionally, there is plenty of growth opportunity in the shoulder months of March, April, September, October and December.

Visitors from Sonora, Mexico, are important to us, not only for the cultural exchange, but due to the fact they choose to visit Flagstaff during the snow season. Currently, Flagstaff welcomes about 15,000 visitors per year from Sonora and that number is increasing. There is more opportunity to expand this visitation pattern from our friends in Sonora to include late summer and fall (shoulder season) as well. The high season in Sonora – when the Sonorans tend to stay home – is from March through June. There’s opportunity to deliver ‘beat the heat’ and ‘Flagstaff festivals’ messages for July and August, as well as a ‘fall colors’ message for September and October, and a November ‘get ready for the holidays’ message to increase visitation

to Flagstaff over the less traditional times Sonorans normally visit. The FCVB has historically made at least one sales mission to the region of Sonora per year and some limited, yet highly targeted, consumer outreach. This effort could increase in the coming years, especially if the efforts by the likes of the former Congressman Jim Colbe and others, to expand the border crossing card from its current restriction of 75 miles into Arizona to encompass the entire state. Annual border crossing from Sonora into Arizona averages 24 million visitors and $7.3 million per day in spending, according to the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson. The opportunity to welcome more of these visitors in Northern Arizona is enormous and would have a positive effect on the


WINTER2018 greater economic impact for Flagstaff. Regardless of whether the bordercrossing card is geographically expanded to the entire state of Arizona, visitation to Flagstaff from Sonora is increasing. The middleclass population in Sonora is growing in part due to strong trade between Sonora and the United States. As a result, this has produced jobs in the Sonoran region and therefore the lift in travel. These travelers are family-oriented, often times traveling with multigenerational parties. They like to shop for one-of-a-kind goods and try local

cuisine. It is not uncommon for the Sonoran traveler to leave a destination with a car-load of merchandise and gifts for family and friends back home. And, of course, they love outdoor adventure and playing in the snow. Furthermore, Mexican travelers are social media savvy with the latest electronics. They pride themselves in being seen and tend to post frequently about the destination they are visiting. These attributes make the perfect ambassadors for Flagstaff – spreading the word about our destination for all seasons.

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Those of you that read and follow me regularly this may sound like a broken record but the risk of others not ‘knowing a good thing until it’s gone’ is too costly. I feel driven to continue to exclaim the opportunity that currently exists. That opportunity is the current mortgage rate. A quick history lesson will help this sink in. In November of 2008, as a response to the housing crisis, the Federal Reserve committed itself to a 600 billion dollar purchase of Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) in efforts to subsidize the market and foster a lower rate environment. This quantitative easing ended up going for two additional rounds and led to a $1.8 trillion dollar subsidy on the Federal Balance Sheet that exists today. This is the primary reason current rates are substantially lower than the rates shown in the chart below showing historic averages of unsubsidized rates. October 2017 the Federal Reserve announced its plan to unwind their MBS balance sheet over the next approximate 7 years. In just the next 12 months interest rates are forecasted to increase.25-.5%. Special conditions and unique historic events have combined to create this amazing opportunity of the best rates in the last 45 years – don’t let these abnormally low rates pass you by!

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Sustainability Is Flagstaff ready for climate change? We want to hear from you! Join your neighbors to shape a sustainable and resilient Flagstaff. This winter, the Flagstaff community will begin creating its first-ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Learn More

www.Flagstaff.az.gov/ClimatePlan

Join us for Coffee Saturday, February 10th 10am – 12pm at Kickstand Kafe

Provide Input Open Houses Community Forum Surveys

Join the Conversation Online #FlagClimatePlan

For more information, including other ways to provide input, visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/climateplan or email Jenny Niemann at Sustainability@Flagstaffaz.gov.

Student Climate Action Challenge

The Sustainability Section is launching a Student Climate Action Challenge this winter to inspire Flagstaff students to take climate action. To participate, students must plan and implement a project related to climate change in northern Arizona that benefits their school or community. Students will have the opportunity to present their project at the Flagstaff Youth Climate Summit in the spring. To sign-up, or for more information visit: www.flagstaff.az.gov/climate or contact Larrea Cottingham at lcottingham@flagstaffaz.gov, (928) 213-2156.

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Don’t throw it away - Get it fixed for free at the Fix-It-Clinic

Join us for the next Fix-it Clinic Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center. Bring your small household appliances, clothing, electronics and other items that are in need of repair and a volunteer will help you repair it. In past Fix-It Clinics, volunteers have helped repair 80% of all the items brought in including toys, lamps, electronics and clothing. Just bring your broken item and we will provide the volunteers, tools and knowledge! If you are good at soldering, electronics or electrical repair, sewing, woodworking or general tinkering and you’d like to volunteer at the Fix-it Clinic, please contact Maggie Twomey at (928) 213-2144 or mtwomey@flagstaffaz.gov. For more information, visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/fixit. Are your kids curious about how things work? Bring them to the Take Apart Table where they can help take apart and recycle unfixable items.

Fifth annual Lights Out Flagstaff at Buffalo Park

Join us Friday, May 18, 2018 for the Fifth annual Lights Out Flagstaff at Buffalo Park. The event celebrates our community’s commitment to dark skies, provides information about compliance with the dark sky lighting ordinance and encourages wise consumption of natural resources. Join us for an evening full of night sky telescope viewing, night hikes and other family friendly activities celebrating our dark sky heritage. Find out more at www.flagstaff.az.gov/lightsoutflagstaff.

Save the date for Earth Day 2018 in Bushmaster Park! Join us at Bushmaster Park for Earth Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018! We will kick off the event with a neighborhood clean-up and return to the park for live entertainment, food trucks, exhibitors, and activities for the whole family. If you’d like to be an exhibitor, entertainer, or volunteer at Earth Day 2018, please contact Maggie Twomey at (928) 2132144 or visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/earthday.


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Use

Distribution

Life cycle of materials

Recycling

Manufacturing Processing

Extraction Disposal

Sector

Recycling Rate

Single-family residential

19%

Commercial/ multi-family residential

10%

Community-wide

13%

National average

34%

CO2

Forest restoration efforts prove successful in limiting wildfire

This past October, the Flagstaff Fire Department (FFD) responded to a wildfire within Observatory Mesa Natural Area, one of the City’s open space properties. The exact cause of the fire is unknown, but given the location, it is believed to be human caused. The Miller Fire occurred in a forested area on Observatory Mesa that had been thinned in 2015 as part of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP). The restoration project removed a number of trees from the area, keeping the fire on the ground and preventing it from spreading into the forest canopy, which is how fires spread quickly. The FWPP treatment in this area has created a forest structure that is resilient to high severity wildfire, and allowed firefighters to contain the fire at three acres in a safe and effective manner. Fire officials believe that without the restoration project, the Miller Fire would have been more difficult to control, increasing its size and severity.

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The FFD has completed mechanized forest restoration activities within Observatory Mesa, and has transitioned to maintaining these fuel reduction efforts by reintroducing prescribed fire into the ecosystem, which will continue throughout this winter season. Questions? Contact Betsy Emery, Open Space Specialist at (928)213-2154.

Fall 2017 Open Space photo contest Show Us Your #FLGOpenSpace

Category Winner: “Places” Photographer: Alex Wood Location: Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve Title: “Picture Canyon Waterfall”

Category Winner: “Animals” Photographer: Jennifer Cummings Location: FUTS Foxglenn Trails Title: “Puffed Up”

Community members recently submitted their favorite photos taken in Flagstaff’s open space areas. The second photo contest of the year invited photos from Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve, Observatory Mesa Natural Area, the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, and any of the 30 Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience sites within three catagories: Places, animals, or people. Entries with the most likes on the @FlagstaffOpenSpace Facebook page with the hashtag #FLGOpenSpace were the contest winners. Congratulations to our 2017 Fall Open Space Photo Contest winners! Our “Places” category winner is Alex Wood with a photo entry entitled “Picture Canyon Waterfall” taken at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. Our “Animals” category winner is Jennifer Cummings with a photo entry entitled “Puffed Up” taken along the FUTS Foxglenn Trails. Our “People” category winner Tom Elsass with a photo entry taken at Pumphouse Natural Area.

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Making a difference at Willow Bend

On October 28, 2017, 69 community members volunteered their time at the annual Make a Difference Day event. Each year, the City focuses this volunteer event on various restoration projects along the Rio de Flag, that remove invasive plant species, establishes native plant gardens, rebuilds portions of trails and picks up trash. This year, volunteers focused their energy on multiple restoration projects at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, including weeding and seeding the Monarch Waystation, building a compost A volunteer from Arizona Conservation Experience assists with restoring the pond at Willow Bend. Photo station, removing trash along the Rio de Flag in Sinclair credit: Tom Bean Wash, restoring the pond and habitat gardens and stabilizing the slope below the gardens. Thank you to all of our volunteers, community partners, and supporting organizations that contributed toward a successful Make a Difference Day.


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Southside Southside Neighborhood Plan

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hat does the Southside neighborhood mean to you? The Southside is a distinctive, vibrant, historic and culturally diverse neighborhood located east of Milton Road and west of Lone Tree Road, north of Pine Knoll Drive and south of the railroad tracks. The City is working on an area plan for this important neighborhood in coordination with the Southside Community Association. The first step in working on a neighborhood plan is "Community Visioning," the purpose of which is to establish boundaries, a scope, a shared vision and goals that can chart a path forward for the neighborhood. Throughout February and March, the project team will be visiting with residents throughout the neighborhood and offering online public involvement to inform the community vision. Residents, property owners, business owners, employees and anyone with a connection to the Southside neighborhood are invited to public workshops in early summer. The workshop objective will be to build consensus on how the Southside neighborhood can grow and enhance its unique character. Workshops will focus on Growth and Land Use, Transportation Mobility, Historic and Cultural Preservation and Flooding and Stormwater issues. How to find out more: To learn more about the neighborhood, the project, and what the public has contributed so far, visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/southsideplan. To receive meeting announcements and newsletters, please contact Sara Dechter, Comprehensive Planning Manager at sdechter@flagstaffaz.gov or (928)213-2631

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Water Services Water Services interns at work

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ater Services provides on-the-job experience to students with a focus on a water-industry career path. These internships are part-time positions, with a specific project aligned to their focus-area in varying durations up to three months. These college interns bring a fresh perspective to our division, while we are able to share the experience of our veteran staff. It’s a win-win program. The biggest winner are our customers. The work done by these interns will reverberate into future years. We appreciate their hard work, so we’d like to spotlight their projects with you. Ana Laura Garcia Laura is a Senior at NAU, working towards an Environmental Engineering degree. She served as a summer intern working alongside the City’s Water Resources Manager, who met Laura through the Arizona Hydrological Society. Laura learned about technical and administrative functions of the job; she was in charge of selecting and deploying water level monitoring equipment for wells in the Lake Mary Watershed, assisted with developing outreach materials, and provided project management support. Laura’s dedication as a summer intern paid off. She now works for the City as a Water Conservation Aide where she assists with our residential water check-up program. Her duties include visits to residences, identifying ways to conserve water, and providing Water Savings Kits. The check-ups look at appliances – such as toilets and dishwashers – to evaluate their flow per minute and makes recommendations for future savings. Laura reminds residents of the City’s water code and reasons behind it. These efforts contribute to a stabilized water demand even during this extremely dry winter season. Laura enters check-up data into a database and calculates pre-and postaudit metrics. The water audit findings will comprise her final report on this project. We appreciate Laura’s work and her positive impact on our community.

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Tristan Dicke

Tristan is a Senior at NAU, majoring in Geology, with an emphasis on hydrogeology. Tristan volunteered with the Water Resources Manager during the Fall semester. Tristan’s project is finding groundwater; he is helping to correlate data from existing water wells with data from electro-magnetic geophysical surveys. He extrapolates what is known from existing information to interpret the greatest likelihood of finding highyielding fracture-flow in the C aquifer. Simplified, he helps us determine the best sites for new wells. Tristan is learning about how the City acquires and uses state-of-the-art technology to address our community’s future demands. His internship was completed in the Fall 2017 semester. But, we’re looking forward to his help in 2018, when the actual drilling for new wellsites begins. Mellisa Yin

Mellisa is Junior at NAU, majoring in Environmental Engineering. She was awarded the 2017 AZ Hydrological Society’s Charles. C Avery Intern Scholarship. This internship supported

work done with the Springs Stewardship Institute at Museum of Northern Arizona, and work done with the City in Water Resources. For the City, she worked on the Upper Lake Mary Watershed Monitoring Project. This project is a joint effort between the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project and Water Services. For her study, Mellisa provided an assessment of data collected for the City by the Salt River Project. The data is collected to help us understand how different forest treatments may affect surface water runoff. Mellisa’s study was intended to provide researchers requesting to use the

data an idea of its applicability for certain studies. Mellisa's hard work paid off and she is now working for the City as a Water Resource Technician, continuing work on this project. Partnerships: helping each other move into the future. It’s a great way to do business, and support our next generation. This program has been very successful, so we’re expanding it. Currently, there are opportunities for internships in Stormwater and Admin Communications! Contact Water Services for more information.


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Your water fees at work Improving the system for the future. In 2018, efficiency is King!

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t’s not easy caring for a growing water system, especially in this High Country Region. Flagstaff Water Services places a priority on quality, efficiency and customer service. Our infrastructure consists of about 19,800 water service connections, 480 miles of potable water main, 12 major water storage tanks, one water reservoir, two water reclamation plants, one water treatment plant, one water filtration plant, 297 miles of gravity-flow sanitary sewer, 26 miles of reclaimed water main and storm water facilities. It can be a challenge to keep it all running smoothly. It’s even more of a challenge to keep the equipment running efficiently. Technology in the past few decades has advanced leaps and bounds. As varying parts of the water systems reach the end of their life cycle, replacing aging equipment with high-efficiency components and improved electronic technology has become the mantra of today. Your water and sewer fees support over 24-million dollars in capital improvements annually, while continuing to provide clean, quality water consistently to your tap. Our staff is committed to providing cost-effective improvements, with programs such as:

»» Water Conservation Programs, including a free Home or Business Water Check-up to help conserve water, lower customers’ bills and save on energy production costs.

»» Electrical improvements at treatment plants that will yield cost savings for the next decade.

level of scouring required during routine maintenance. This may not sound like a big deal, but it makes a huge difference in extending the longevity of the pipe. There is an ongoing effort to improve and upgrade water management in the City of Flagstaff. It’s a mindful habit, which we incorporate into our daily work routine. From your drinking water, to wastewater collection, to reclaimed water, and stormwater, Flagstaff Water Services is working to make efficiency a top priority in 2018!

»» A meter replacement program, for better accuracy on your bill. »» Pump replacement programs that improve water well and boosterdistribution performance. »» Taking advantage of APS Rebate Programs, when available. During the last rebate program, the City of Flagstaff applied for $338,000 in rebates.

»» Upgrades to wastewater treatment processes. »» Pipeline replacements and leak detection systems, as a part of routine maintenance.

Lake Mary wells electrical upgrades yield BIG savings!

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t takes a lot of electricity to The result: we were able to pump consistently pump more gallons, for lower clean groundwater costs. This one pump from the aquifers 1300 replacement saved feet below ground $91,000 in electric costs surface that will in 2017! Coupled with ultimately reach your one-time APS rebates of home’s water faucet. $49,090, this one well Your Water Services improvement will pay Division is committed for itself in six months! to providing quality Now, that’s efficiency, water, using the most with a long-term return. efficient methods However, these possible. upgrades are expensive. – excerpt from a 2017 In 2016, we began A portion of your water Energy Audit Update. a series of electrical rate is dedicated to upgrades to our least improvements on these efficient wells. For example, one of systems. This is just one example of the older pumps was operating at the ongoing work done by Flagstaff only 42% efficiency. We replaced Water Services, to bring clean, the older, less-efficient larger pump, fresh water to the community in a with a high-efficiency smaller pump. responsible manner.

“Aged pumping systems waste electrical power and money.”

While we promote water conservation efforts by our customers, we maintain a distinct focus on the Water-Energy Nexus of our system. It’s the relationship between the water used for energy production, including both electricity and fuel sources, such as oil and natural gas, and the energy consumed to pump, treat and deliver water, including wastewater. Any time we can conserve energy, we bring down the cost of your water. This Water-Energy Nexus concept can have a positive impact on future climate adaptation efforts, not to mention saving Get Your Free Water Checkup Today! money. Conservation on all levels has Want to save water and money? Take advantage of a FREE water checkup a profound impact on the environment from our Water Conservation Program staff! We will check your home or and addressing future needs. business for water leaks, measure the output of your faucets and other fixtures, and will check to see if you're eligible for any of our rebates. Water Wise Business Pilot Program Do you have a restaurant or water Did you know? intensive business? Contact us to see if you qualify for our Water Wise Business Our Wastewater collection crews use Pilot Program to see how we can partner to save water and money! cameras in the pipes, to determine the

Water Conservation Opportunities

Call us at (928) 213-2116 to schedule an appointment.

In case of emergency…… Is your contact information listed on your water account current, just in case WE need to contact YOU in case of an emergency? Call us at (928) 213-2231 to update your contact information, or update your account by logging into the portal at: https://www.paydici.com/flagstaff-azutilities

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The Rio de Flag Flood Control Project

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he Rio de Flag Flood Control Project is a critical component to the long-range protection and continued development for the City of Flagstaff. The completed project will reduce damages and economic losses of a major flood event by containing the 100-year flood within the proposed improvements. A significant flood event would directly affect more than half of Flagstaff’s population and would result in damages to approximately 1,500 structures valued at over $916,000,000. It is also estimated that economic damages resulting from a single 100-year flood event could be more than $93,000,000. The Rio de Flag Flood Control Project is partially funded and fully managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The project proposes to contain the 100year flood event through construction of 1.6 miles of flood control channel improvements, a 72-acre detention basin (completed), property acquisition, utility relocations and three new bridges (two bridges completed).  Completion of the total project will eliminate damages associated with a major flood event,

eliminate the 100-year floodplain and eliminate mandatory flood insurance. The USACE is currently working to complete 100% design plans and specifications. This design phase will focus on reducing project contingencies and completing value engineering to reduce costs. A reduction in cost will also increase the Benefit-to-Cost Ratio which better positions the project to compete for Federal Funding with other National USACE projects. Also included in the current USACE efforts is the completion of the design for the composite channel along the Upper Reach. The composite channel is intended to allow the community to enjoy viewing seasonal runoff events such as spring snow melt and summer monsoons as currently exists along the Upper Reach. The composite channel will be comprised of the flood control structure underground to handle the major flood events, and a low flow surface channel to carry seasonal events. Upon completion of the 100% plans, and depending on Federal Funding, it is anticipated that the USACE will proceed with construction of the Lower Reach as soon as 2019-2020. Concept composite channel section

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Community Development Block Grant dollars at work in Flagstaff

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he Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) provides funding for housing and community development activities in the Flagstaff Community. Funding is provided through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Flagstaff makes funding allocations based on community priorities and input. Priorities are determined by City Council and through input provided by the public, both in the planning and application process. The amount of CDBG funding received by the City varies from year to year based on the federal budget. The City typically anticipates receiving approximately $600,000 each year. In the most recently completed grant cycle, over 10,000 individuals were served with shelter, neighborhood revitalization and other critical services. In addition, more than 40 households achieved home ownership through down payment assistance, eviction prevention through emergency funding and home rehabilitation through health and safety repairs. Recent activities and projects include the rehabilitation of the Hal Jensen Recreation Center, located in Flagstaff’s largest target neighborhood, Sunnyside. The project mitigated health and safety concerns such as electrical upgrades, installation of security monitoring and established a turf play area that encourages outdoor play away from the street. In addition, the City’s Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program preserved existing affordable housing stock by eliminating health and safety hazards in owner-occupied homes. Finally, our community partnership with Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona provided direct homeownership assistance to low-tomoderate income households. Flagstaff Shelter Services received CDBG dollars for operational assistance for both shelter operations and improvements, plus a successful housing

Bloom at (928) 213-2752 or LBloom@ Flagstaffaz.gov. program that permanently houses individuals experiencing homelessness. With these dollars, Flagstaff Shelter Services decreased winter exposure deaths by 86%, served Flagstaff’s chronically homeless neighbors and permanently housed over 100 individuals. The City strives to utilize CDBG funds in target neighborhoods – Sunnyside, Southside, La Plaza Vieja and Pine Knoll. In 2018, CDBG dollars will provide new playground equipment accessible to children of all abilities in La Plaza Vieja. Other projects include improved infrastructure and safe access in other target neighborhoods. The City of Flagstaff looks forward to the coming year to utilize viable resources and successfully administer CDBG sub-recipient contracts to improve the quality of life in our community. If you or your agency are interested in learning more about CDBG funding, please contact Leah

Timelines for the 2018 grant cycle are as follows: Proposal Submission Deadline: When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. (no exceptions) Where: Housing Section (just inside the front doors of City Hall) Technical Assistance Meeting The Housing Section will meet one on one with interested agencies and organizations to discuss their projects, answer any questions and offer technical assistance regarding their proposal. Public Meeting Review of Submissions This public meeting is for the purpose of reviewing other agencies’ submitted proposals. When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 10 a.m. Where: City Hall, 211 West Aspen Avenue - Council Conference Room

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Parks and Recreation

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he City of Flagstaff’s Parks and Recreation Department is your community connection for parks, swimming lessons, leisure classes, programs, entertainment, and special events. You can always count on us to do our very best to serve the recreation needs of the community. We take pride in knowing we offer everything you and your family like to do. You’ll find just what you need at four recreation centers, an ice rink, more than 24 developed parks, one pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, two disc golf courses, 17 ballfields, 50 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), two skate parks and a BMX park providing year-round programs and activities. If you need more information about any of our programs or facilities, please visit us at www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation.

Programming for Everyone

The City is dedicated to providing individuals with physical and mental challenges the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure programs. If you need special accommodations to participate in any program, please notify us at the time of registration. Arizona Relay Service, a public service for the hearing impaired, is available at 7-1-1.

Parks and Recreation Scholarships

Flagstaff’s Scholarship Program offers assistance (a 50% price reduction) to eligible Flagstaff families and individuals with limited financial resources to participate in recreation programs. Parks and Recreation promotes physical, mental, and social well-being and participation in leisure, recreational, and fitness activities has proven to provide safe, healthy activities, reduce health risks and issues and strengthen family and community relations. Families and individuals can qualify by submitting documentation of eligibility in other qualifying subsidized programs. The City of Flagstaff subsidizes program fees up to 50% of the cost for daily admissions, annual passes, swim lessons, staff organized programs, and ice skate rental. Visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation for more information.

Online Registration

You can register for classes and purchase or renew a membership online all from the comfort of your own home. You can also browse and review information for classes and activities and print out your own household calendar. To use the online system to register for programs and activities, you’ll need a credit card and your Household ID number. If you have a previous receipt, your Household ID number is located in the top left corner of the receipt. If you are unable to locate this information or are new to Flagstaff, please call (928) 213-2300 to set up your account. WebTrac requires a payment with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. You can access our online registration system directly at https:// webtrac.flagstaffaz.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html

Playground Innovation

Flagstaff Parks and Recreation is focused on developing community playgrounds to provide important social, physical and cognitive benefits. Technological advances, combined with a greater understanding of exercise science and children’s behavior, is influential when choosing playground concepts and designs. Last summer, Thorpe Park became home to the first playground in the City with a unitary rubber surface, which is designed to eliminate uneven surfaces, providing better ADA accessibility. The inclusive design offers a variety of sensory experiences for children’s growth. These experiences include movement, climbing, tactile, visual, and auditory skills. From the large net climbing challenges on the main structure to the sound and music on the Rhapsody Collection, children have many opportunities to explore and acquire physical, sensory and cognitive skills. University Highlands Park recently replaced the main playground structure and added a seating border wall, bringing a new look to this neighborhood park. The new adaptive playground compliments the existing rotating climber, offering eight features where users can push, spin, run and climb refining their balance and coordination. The integrated playground design offers continuous movement by creating paths up, through, around and over climbers, nets, and finishing on a glider slide, providing a great place to engage in social and physical activities before and after school. Current playground projects include replacing playground structures at Smokerise Park and Mobile Haven Park. The new active play designs feature a dynamic and adaptive element that children and families of all abilities will appreciate. The active concept allows multiple ways to climb up, over and through these intriguing components. Children will be able to enjoy the swaying, bouncing, balancing, hanging and side-by-side sliding. The City of Flagstaff is excited to provide a variety of appropriate challenges, encouraging child development to the community.

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Aquaplex 1702 N. 4th St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928)213-2300

For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/aquaplex The Aquaplex is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness. Enjoy year-round activities and programs that include swimming, indoor rock climbing and group fitness classes. An admission fee is charged to participate in activities and programs in this facility either by paying daily admission or purchasing a one, three, six, or twelve-month membership. Meeting rooms and a party room are available for rent by the public. Please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/aquaplex for additional information and pricing.

Business Pass Program

Today’s employers are encouraged to make fitness and wellness programs available as part of an employee benefit package. The Aquaplex Business Pass Program offers a reasonable discount for annual passes to all businesses and employers – from small local business to large organizations. The employer buys into the program by contributing an annual fee that in return offers discounts on annual memberships for their employees. By participating in this program, employers and employees are also rewarded with increasing discounts based on length of participation. For more information on the Aquaplex Business Pass Program and how you can participate, please contact Nicole Ten Eyck, Guest Services Coordinator at (928)213-2307 or nteneyck@flagstaffaz.gov.

Kids Club

The Aquaplex hosts a fully-equipped room designed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and grade-schoolers. Know your children are safe while you’re taking class, swimming laps or shooting hoops. They’re laughing, learning, playing and making creative messes that you don’t have to clean up! Days/Times: Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Price: Free for members! Non-members: $3.00/hour for one child, $1.50/hour for each additional child. Ages: 6 months-11 years

Aquaplex Day Campers

Come learn new games, conquer the climbing wall and release your creativity through arts & crafts. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Healthy snacks and lunch is provided. Parents, drop your kids off at the Aquaplex on FUSD holidays for a day full of fun and excitement! Preregistration is required. Register at the Flagstaff Aquaplex or online today! Dates: February 19 March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 May 28 Times: 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Price: Members: $30/child, Non-members: $35/child per day (a half day registration rate is available) Ages: Grades K-8

Parent’s Night Out

Enjoy a night out on the town knowing your little ones are safe and having a great time at the Aquaplex! There will be swimming, crafts, games and dinner & a movie! Pre-registration is required. Register at the Flagstaff Aquaplex or online today! Dates: February 10 March 10 April 14 May 12 Times: 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Price: $30/child Ages: 5-11


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Aqua Boot Camp

Higher intensity cardio and strength building. A full body workout in the pool! Ages 12+

Might of Might Personal Training offers functional, movement based fitness

programming at the Aquaplex for every fitness level. Discounts for members and bulk session purchases. Partner with us and work toward a healthier, happier you!

Open Pickleball

Aqua Gold

A shallow water fitness class designed to increase general fitness and mobility suitable for all levels, and utilizes a kickboard to provide a range of intensity options. Ages 55+

Core 360

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-12 pm, free to pass holders Drop in: adults $2 youth $1.75.

Whether injured or healthy, join us for a personalized routine that will help strengthen the often-underworked area between the upper thighs and shoulders. Ages 15+

Punch Cards:

Adult: 20 visits/$35 or 30 visits/$50 Youth: 20 visits/$30 or 30 visits/$40 Ages: 12 and up Beginners welcome!

Core De Force

Ballet Classes available, including single, drop-in rates and four class passes for beginner, contemporary dance and advanced classes. Instruction strives to integrate both technique and lyrical expression.

Group and Fitness Class Descriptions See each month’s Group Fitness Calendar at Flagstaff.az.gov/recreation for a full list of classes, days and times. We strive to create fitness programming for all ages available at accessible days and times.

The Aquaplex specializes in balance, mobility and core strength programming.

Move through three-minute MMA style rounds in which you’ll alternate between various fighting combinations, with bodyweight moves and cardio spikes to kick your calorie burn into overdrive. No matter what your fitness level, you can punch, kick, and sweat at your own pace. Ages 15+

Core Yoga

Students will engage in poses to develop the core muscles of the body. Some poses may be held for longer periods of time, and modifications will be provided for all ability levels. Ages 12+

Gold Balance

An accessible combination of stretching, Pilates and yoga for a variety of fitness levels, Gold Balance places an emphasis on improving stability, flexibility and range of motion for older adult participants. Ages 55+

Gold Flex

Flex is designed to enhance real-world activity performance through dynamic strength and conditioning programming. Enhance your golf swing or develop the core stability and lower body strength for long treks through the woods! Ages 55+

Its not too late to help homeless victims of violence, sex trafficking, and child abuse - and get a credit to pay your Arizona Taxes. Receive a dollar-for-dollar Arizona tax credit for your donation, up to $800 if filed jointly or $400 individually. Reduce what you owe or increase your tax refund.

Helping homeless victims of violence and their children on their journey out of violence, out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

Donate at: housingnaz.org | 928-214-7456 PO Box 30134, Flagstaff, AZ 86003

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Recreation continued Group Cycle & Cycle Express

Get a ride in with our instructors and increase endurance and strength. Our Shimano SPD compatible Kaiser stationary bikes offer a wide range of adjustments for any rider, and a comfortable ride for both new and experienced cyclists. Ages 15+

Hatha Yoga Foundations

Students will be led through a series of standing postures, seated forward folds, twists, and backbends that are the foundation for a well-rounded yoga practice. Students new to yoga will have the opportunity to learn basic poses at a pace that will be easy to follow, while students looking to deepen their practice will be given more challenging variations of poses. Ages 12+

Insanity Live

Master athletic training drills, cardio conditioning and strength training to reach your personal best in this moderate intensity class. Ages 15+

Kids Yoga

One hour of yoga stretches, poses and techniques designed with children in mind! Ages 5-12

P90x

Group-focused total-body strength and cardio class that incorporates proven principles from personal training and functional strength coaching. Moderate to high intensity. Ages 15+

Pilates

Based on controlled movement, breathing, concentration and postural alignment, this low impact strength training course is suitable for all levels. Low to moderate intensity. Ages 12+

Stretch N’ Roll

Thirty minutes of suspension trainer stretches followed by thirty minutes of self-massage using foam rollers and trigger point release tools. All levels welcome! Learn new skills and help prevent future injuries! Ages 15+

Suspension Training

Get a workout in and learn skills to take home using our Tru-Fit Unit® suspension trainers. Similar to TRX® training, this is a moderately difficult, low impact class that will dynamically engage your entire body. Ages 12+

Total Stretch

Keep mobile, supple, and injury resistant while simultaneously increasing your work capacity. Stretching is a solid choice for every fitness level. Ages 12+

Vinyasa Yoga

An all levels yoga class focusing on linking breath to movement. Ages 12+

Water Aerobics

Join us in the pool for a fun beginner to intermediate endurance and strength building, full body workout. Ages 12+

Yin Yoga

A restorative form of yoga focused on deep stretches. Poses are mostly done on the floor and held for longer periods of time. Ages 12+

Zumba

A total dance workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, and intense energy. Ages 12+

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WINTER2018 AQUATICS PROGRAMMING Aqua Aerobics Classes

Days: Monday-Friday Time: 8-9 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. Come and join us in the pool for a fun intermediate cardio and strength building, full body workout. Ages 12+

Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons

Register for private or semi-private swim lessons and receive instruction based on your individual needs and goals. Lessons taught by highly trained instructors who are passionate about the water and meeting your needs. Multiple days and times available for all skill level lessons. Ages 6 months+

Group Swimming Lessons

Enroll your child in swim lessons where they can learn lifesaving swimming skills in a setting which is supportive, comfortable, and fun while still being challenging. Multiple weekday and weekend sessions available each season year-round. Ages 6 months+

Athletics

(928) 213-2310 For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/athletics

Spring Adult Volleyball

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

January 16-February 16 February 26-April 20 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $275 per team until 2/16/18 18 and older

Adult Softball (1st Session)

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

March 12-April 13 April 29-June 29 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $350 per team until 4/13/18 18 and older

The Master Chorale of Flagstaff presents

Adult Coed Hockey

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

April 9- May 25 June 3-October 7 (Sundays) $200 per person (plus an additional USA Hockey member fee paid directly to USA Hockey) 18 and older

Mandatory evaluation of players required on Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m. at Jay Lively Activity Center.

Community Events For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/communityevents

Flagstaff Parks and Recreation offers families and groups to rent many beautiful parks and facilities for weddings or special events. Our amended permit makes the process both easy and will prove to be the best deal in town! Give us a call at (928)213-2311 or (928)213-2312 to discuss your many options.

Bubble Palooza

Bubble Palooza, presented by Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Services, was voted “Most Outstanding Community Event” by Arizona Parks and Recreation Association in 2017. Join us on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Foxglenn Park (4200 East Butler Avenue). Entry is FREE!  The day will include bubble blowing, a look into the science behind the magic of bubbles, hands on activities, a bubble blowing contest, ball pit, human spheres, the chance to stand inside a bubble and much more!  Lots of fun prizes, giveaways and food trucks.  All activities are free.   This event replaces the annual Soar into Spring Kite Festival

Tom Peterson, music director

Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m. Flagstaff High School

Sunday, February 25, 3:00 p.m. Mingus Union High School, Cottonwood

Bring your imagination to a choralovely event of storybooks, fairy tales, and made-up words with music from Copland to Disney favorites plus actors from Theatrikos.

ickets on sale at brownpapertickets.com

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Recreation continued Date/Time: Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: All ages Parking at Sinagua High School and Knoles Elementary School.

Downtown Newsletter

Visit flagstaff.az.gov/downtown for the latest event information including event relevant Council meetings, street closures and event dates.

Special Event Feedback Line:

There are three ways you can give event feedback to the City. Phone: (928)213-2318 Email: eventfeedback@flagstaffaz.gov Flagstaff.az.gov (click on “Report a Concern”)

1650 N. Turquoise Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 213-2340

Public Skating Hours

Public Skating Rates (per person) Daily Admission $3.50 $6.75 $5.00 $4.00

Punch Card/# of Punches $49.00/20 $98.00/20 $75.00/20 $59.00/20

Open Hockey (18+) 8 -10 p.m. 12 -2 p.m. 12 -2 p.m.

$13.50

$98.00/10

$6.75

$98.00/20

Sticks and Pucks (18+) Wednesday Friday

9 -10:30 a.m. 9 -10:30 a.m.

Open hockey and sticks and pucks sessions are subject to change, depending on group schedules, please view our online calendar for the most up to date hours.

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Monday-Friday: 1 -8 p.m. (18+) Monday-Friday: 2:15 p.m.-8 p.m. (17 and under) Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (all ages) The center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on days that FUSD schools are closed due to snow and open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on days when there is no school due to regularly scheduled school breaks. The center offers room that you can rent at an unbeatable price! You can host parties. baby showers,and meetings. Please call the center for pricing.

Drop-In Programs Game Room

Enjoy billiards, ping-pong, air-hockey, foosball, and more board games than you can imagine! Utilize this comfortable space to play, read, relax, study or watch TV.

Night Court (Begins March 26)

2:30-4 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. 2:30-4 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. 1 -4:30 p.m.

Public hours are subject to change, depending on group schedules, please view our online calendar for the most up to date hours.

Sunday: Tuesday Thursday

For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/haljensen The Hal Jensen Recreation Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness with a variety of drop-in hours. Enjoy year-round activities and programs, including group exercise, dance, leisure classes, and a fitness center. Meeting rooms are available for rent by the public for clubs, groups, organizations, birthday parties, baby showers, and company meetings.

Facility Rentals

The Jay Lively Ice Arena is a year-round public ice skating rink that provides recreation opportunities for the entire family. We offer public skating, adult sticks and pucks, adult open hockey, coed hockey league, and adult skate sessions. A private party room is available for rent during public skating sessions for your special event or birthday party. The activity center is home to NAU’s Club Hockey, Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association, Flagstaff Figure Skating Club, Coed Hockey, Just for Fun Hockey Club and the Flagstaff Adult Hockey League. For more information, please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/JLively

Youth (5-17 years) Adult (18 & up) Active Military/ Senior (55+) Skate Rental

2403 N. Izabel St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 213-2760

Operating Hours

Jay Lively Activity Center

Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday:

Hal Jensen Recreation Center

Beginning in April 2018, join in by playing and competing with the “GOOD GUYS” from the Flagstaff Police Department. Day/Date: 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month Time: 9:30-11:30 p.m. Price: Free Ages: Middle and high school students

Full Court Basketball

Days/Time: Monday/Wednesday 6 - 9 a.m. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. (October-November) Price: Free Age: 18+ (17 and under if asked to play)

Fitness Center Begin the road to a healthier, happier and less stressed you. Orientation is required prior to purchase and “ask the instructor” assistance is available upon request. Days/Times: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 6-9 a.m. Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m. and 5-7:45 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Price: $6.50 (ages 18-54)/$5.50 (ages 55+ and active military) per month $59.00 (ages 18-54) /$48.25 (ages 55+ and active military) per year Ages: 18 and older Days/Times: Monday-Friday, 3 -5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Price: $2.25 month or $20.00 year Ages: 13-17 years


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Upcoming Special Events Please watch for these upcoming events: May - Northern Arizona’s Got Talent April - Daddy Daughter Ball June - Summer Programming July - Touch A Truck

For more information on any of these special events, please call the Hal Jensen Recreation Center at (928)213-2760.

Joe C Montoya Community and Senior Center 245 N Thorpe Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 213-2765

For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff.az.gov/jcm The Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness and host to the County’s Senior Lunch Program. Enjoy year-round activities and programs, including group exercise, dance, leisure classes, and a fitness center. Meeting rooms are available for rent by the general public for clubs, groups and organizations.

Center Hours

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Fitness Center Memberships

Continue the road to healthier and happier self in a modern, relaxed, and welcoming fitness facility. Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Prices: $6 per month or $65.50 per year Ages: 55+ Days/Times: Monday thru Thursday, 12 - 8 p.m. Friday 12 -2 p.m. Prices: $8.75 per month or $97.75 per year Ages: 18-55

Wellness Through Weight Training

We offer personalized fitness training for older adults to improve strength and fitness. Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Prices: $25 per month or $60 for 3 months Ages: 55+

Senior Stretch

Come experience increased flexibility, strengthen muscles, improved balance and much more! Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Prices: $1 per class Ages: 55+

Dancin’ with Miss Cori

Instructor: Cori Wahl, 530-680-2018 Days/Time: Thursday, 9 -9:30 a.m. Price: Contact Instructor Ages: 2-5

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Recreation continued Walking Group

Meet at Joe C Montoya Community and Senior Center and enjoy a sociable walk with others in and around the Flagstaff area. For more information contact Jack Welch at (928)714-0504 Days/Times: Tuesday 8 a.m. before October 4 Tuesday 9 a.m. after October 4 Prices: Free Ages: 18+

Stand Tall - Don't Fall

Learn sensorimotor activities that stimulate efficient functioning of the motor neural networks to support balance. www.HighPointAz.com: Instructor Christina Boyd, (928)8630595 Days/Times: Wednesday, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Prices: $15 per class. $7 per class with purchase of 4-week series. Ages: 18+

Therapeutic Stretch and Laugh Yoga

Gentle Iyengar Hatha Yoga with good body alignment, core strength building and safety techniques taught in each class. Instructor: Melinda De Boer Ayrey (928)527-8604 Days/Time: Wednesday, 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Price: $13 per class, $42 for 4 classes. $69 for 8 classes Ages: 16+

Chair Yoga

Explore the endless benefits of chair yoga. Instructor: Melinda De Boer Ayrey (928)527-8604 Days/Time: Wednesday and Thursday 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Price: $3 per class. Ages: 16+

Mixed Levels Gentle Iyengar Hatha Yoga

Days/Time: Price: Ages:

Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $13 per class, $42 for 4 classes & $69 for 8 classes 16+

Bridge Lessons

Come and learn the great game of Party Bridge. These lessons are taught using the three “Bridge Basics” books by Audrey Grant. Classes will run in 12 week sessions as groups of eight are signed up. Call (928)440-3784 for more information. Days/Time: Wednesday, 1 -4 p.m. Price: $45 Ages: 18+

Informal Writing Group

Instructor: Barbara Shovers (480)612-2461 or barbara@wisdomseekersAZ.org Days/Time: Wednesday, 1:30-3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18

Guitar for Fun and Relaxation

Instructor Marc Worthington (928)221-0418 Call to register. Days/Time: Thursday 3 -4 p.m. & 4 - 5 p.m. Price: $30 for 5 classes and $5 for materials Ages: 13+

Artist’s Open Studio

Artists at all levels meet and share their skills. Days/Time: Monday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon Price: $2 Ages: 18+

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Mah Jong

Come and enjoy this ancient Chinese tile game. Days/Time: Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon Price: Free Ages: 18+

Tap Class

A five week class for adults. American Jazz tap technique will be introduced to beginners and improve existing tapping skills. Days/Time: Thursday starting October 5, 2 -2:45 pm Price: $40 Ages: 18+

Little Music Makers of Flagstaff

An early musical experience with Instruments, Movement and Song. This class is for child and a parent or caregiver. These classes are offered in 8 week sessions. Contact the instructor at www.flagmusicmakers.com (928)773-8449 Days/Time: Monday, 9 -9:45 am Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 Tuesday,10:30-11:15 Price: $100 per session Ages: Birth through 4 with parent or caregiver

Wisdom Seekers Book Discussion

Instructor: Barbara Shovers, (480)612-2461 or barbara@wisdomseekersAZ.org Days/Time: First and third Tuesdays, 1:30-3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Wisdom Seekers Wellness Series

Instructor: Barbara Shovers (480)612-2461 or barbara@wisdomseekersAZ.org Days/Time: SecondTuesday, 1:30-3 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Drop-in and Free Programs

Book Exchange Ongoing Beginning Spanish Friday 12:45-1:45 p.m. Billiards 18+ Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Contract/Party Bridge Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. Cribbage Tuesday 1 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Tuesday 1:15 p.m. Pinochle Monday 1 p.m. Scrabble Wednesday 1 p.m. Mexican Train Dominos Monday-Thursday 1 p.m. Table Tennis Club* Tuesday/Wednesday 5 -8 p.m. *A one-dollar ($1.00) donation for each session is appreciated as the club must pay for space and purchase quality equipment. This isn’t recreational, basement ping pong, players are expected to play at a higher level. For more information on this exciting group please call Jack Welch at (928) 714-0504.


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Libraries Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library flagstaffpubliclibrary.org

Downtown Library 300 W Aspen Avenue (928)213-2330

East Flagstaff Community Library 3000 N 4th Street (928)213-2348

Free Technology and Computer Instruction

Update your software skills, write a new résumé, learn how to download ebooks/eaudiobooks, learn about social media, your smartphone and email, etc. with the library’s free one-one-one Technology and Computer Instruction service. Receive assistance with Microsoft, Photoshop, online job applications, the library’s databases, and more with the help of a dedicated instructor. The 30- or 45-minute sessions are by appointment only at the Downtown Library, 213-2330, and East Flagstaff Community Library, 2132348. Please call the appropriate information desk to schedule an appointment or stop by the Information Desk.

Local Collections, Events and Artwork @ Your Library

Exhibit cases are available at both of the Libraries for displaying a variety of local talents, collections and events. Do you have some artwork you’d like to exhibit? A collection of items you’d like to display? An event you’d like to promote, or a month to celebrate? The display cases are enclosed in glass, so items are protected yet visible. A few examples of former displays include: Star Wars paraphernalia, a music box collection, Master Gardeners, Festival of Science, origami, home-made dolls, and author and publisher displays. The East Flagstaff Community Library also has gallery space available for local artists to hang their 2D works. Interested in booking a display? Contact Monica (mlane@flagstaffaz.gov, 2132377) at the downtown library or Lauren (lclementino@flagstaffaz.gov, 213-2366) at the East Flagstaff Community Library

or visit our website for more information, http://www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org/about/ exhibits.html.

Have a Book Group? Get a Kit of Books!

Frustrated that you can’t find enough copies of a book for your discussion group? Tired of the responsibility of having to come up with discussion questions and author research? The library has a solution. We have over 75 titles available in Book Club Kits that include eight copies of the book, a discussion guide, and author information. Book Club Kits are available to check out from the downtown library for 60 days so that your group has time to disperse the books to members, read the book, discuss, gather the books and return the kit.

Programs at Your Library East Flagstaff Community Library Stitching by the Books

Ages 9+, Mondays, January 8 – March 12, 6-8 p.m. Come stitch with us! All fiber arts and skill levels welcome! Knit, crochet, embroider, or stitch. Get help with projects already started, learn to knit (supplies and help available), and connect with the Flagstaff fiber arts community. Drop-ins encouraged.

Downtown Library Poetry Out Loud @ the Library

The poetry reading and discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2 – 3:30 p.m. No prior knowledge of the poets or poetry is necessary, just an interest in poetry or curiosity to learn more. All materials are provided to participants. January: Robert Frost; February: Native American Poets; March: Allison Hawthorne Deming; April: Rumi and Hafiz.

runs through February 28). Call (928)2132330 or stop by the Information Desk to register.

Book Discussion

The Downtown Library will hold a discussion about the “iGeneration” on Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. Pick up a copy of the book iGen: Why Today’s SuperConnected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood by Jean M. Twenge, PhD, as well as a list of articles pertaining to the topic, Downtown Library Information Desk.

Community Read for Earth Day

Join NAU, the Library, and the City Sustainability Department for a Community Read in celebration of Earth Day 2018. The book: Cool Cities: Urban Sovereignty and the Fix for Global Warming by Benjamin R. Barber. The discussion: 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the Downtown Library Community Room. Pick up a copy of the book starting March 1 at the Downtown Library Information Desk.

Youth Programs at Your Library Storytimes

Join the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library for preschool storytime! Every fall, winter and spring, both the Downtown and East Flagstaff Libraries hold preschool storytimes for newborns to five-year olds. The storytime experience integrates many school readiness skills that will promote your child’s success in the classroom. Storytimes will cultivate your child’s language and listening skills, and will help to develop a love of reading and learning. Storytime activities

may include singing, finger plays, knee bounces and, of course, a story! Call the Downtown Library at 213-2381 or the East Flagstaff Library at 213-2348 for more details.

Downtown Library Family Storytime

Stop by the library any Wednesday evening for this special time of stories and songs for the whole family. Year round at the Downtown Library. 6 p.m. All ages.

Saturday Story Stop

Start your weekend off with this fun-filled morning of stories, songs and crafts. Year round at the Downtown Library. 10:30am. All ages.

Family Game Day

About every eight weeks, we interrupt our Saturday Story Stop for this special family time activity. Enjoy board games, puzzles, and Wii gaming with your family on January 27, March 17 and May 5 at the Downtown Library. 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ages.

Lego Club

We’ll supply the Legos, you bring the ideas. Held the second and fourth Monday of each month through May, except for Spring Break Week at the Downtown Library. 3:304:30p.m. Ages 5-10.

Gaming Days

Stop by the Community Room at the Downtown Library for Wii-U, PS4 and X-Box 360 gaming. Bring a friend and pick your game. Held the first and third Friday of each month through May, except for Spring Break Week at the Downtown Library. 3-4:30 p.m. Ages 12 and up.

Introduction to Yoga

Gain more balance in your life and body for the New Year with yoga at the library. This free, six-week course is an introduction to this ancient practice for restoring the mind, body, and spirit. Registration is required and the course is limited to twelve participants. Sessions take place on Wednesdays from 12:15-1 p.m. beginning January 24 (course

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Libraries Continued Creation Station

Come join us for stories and crafts as we explore new themes each time. Held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month through May, except of Spring Break Week, at the Downtown Library. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 3 and up.

Stitching by the Books

Ages 9+, Mondays, January 8 – March 12, 6-8 p.m. Come stitch with us! All fiber arts and skill levels welcome! Knit, crochet, embroider, or stitch. Get help with projects already started, learn to knit (supplies and help available), and connect with the Flagstaff fiber arts community. Drop-ins encouraged.

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Crafty Corner

Ages 5-13, Tuesdays, January 9 – March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Express your Creativity in the Crafty Corner.

Toddler Tales

Ages 2-3, Wednesdays, January 10 – March 14, 10 - 10:30 a.m. Your toddler will delight in this special time for stories, songs, games, and more.

Baby Laptime

Ages 0-2, Thursdays, January 11 – March 15, 9-9:30 a.m. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more with your infant.

Lego Club

Grades K-5, Thursdays, January 11 – March 15, 3-4:30 p.m. You bring the imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs for fun filled afternoons of creating and building.

Game Day

Ages 8-17, Fridays, January 12 – March 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Play game systems and table top games in our Community Room.

Spring Stitching by the Books

Ages 9+, Mondays, March 26 – May 14, 6-8 p.m. Come stitch with us! All fiber arts and skill levels welcome! Knit, crochet, embroider, or stitch. Get help with projects already started, learn to knit (supplies and help available), and connect with the Flagstaff fiber arts community. Drop-ins encouraged.

Crafty Corner

Ages 5-13, Tuesdays, March 27 – May 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Express your Creativity in the Crafty Corner.

Toddler Tales

Ages 2-3, Wednesdays, March 28 – May 16, 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Your toddler will delight in this special time for stories, songs, games, and more.

Baby Laptime

Ages 0-2, Thursdays, March 29 – May 17, 9-9:30 a.m. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more with your infant.

Lego Club

Grades K-5, Thursdays, March 29 – May 17, 3 -4:30 p.m. You bring the imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs for fun filled afternoons of creating and building.

Game Day

Ages 8-17, Fridays, March 30 – May 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Play game systems and table top games in our Community Room.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow? The extended dry season has allowed the Streets Section to continue working on necessary treatment and maintenance that normally cannot be complete when the streets are wet and freezing. Snow crews work 12-hour shifts during and following a winter event, many times not getting a day off until the storm is over and the streets are clear. These crew members are the very same crew members that, throughout the year, repair and replace street signs, stripe roads, patch potholes, sweep roads, repair sidewalks and blade roads, in addition to other tasks and responsibilities. If there are savings in the snow operations budget, it is reallocated to allow for additional work to be done around the city. Some of the main projects are:

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t’s no secret that Flagstaff experienced one of the driest Fall seasons in recent history and currently, winter is shaping up to be the same. Average snowfall in Flagstaff from October – December is around 30 inches, and most of the winter months (November – March) are spent doing Snow Operations. The City of Flagstaff Streets Section starts preparing their equipment and setting routes and schedules in October, so that by first snow fall, they are ready to hit the ground running. This year started no different. Plows were equipped with cinder boxes, graders were equipped with chains, and each crew member was assigned a route and a shift for snow operations. Now they are only missing one thing… the snow. Because of the lack of precipitation, many citizens of Flagstaff have found themselves wondering what is going to happen to all the funds set aside for snow operations. No fueling of snow equipment, no paying overtime to the shift workers who often work over 100 hours in a pay period, no need to pay temporary staff. Surely there will be savings if there is no snow, right? 22

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»» Pothole Patching – The abundant number of freeze-thaw cycles in Flagstaff causes asphalt to deteriorate at a fast rate. Crews are constantly working to fill potholes that appear due to the constant shrinking and expanding of the asphalt. »» Blading – The City of Flagstaff owns and/or maintains many dirt roads. Blading keeps these roads smooth and clear. »» Sweeping – Street sweepers clean the town of cinders, trash and debris, but can only focus on picking up cinders after a snow event. »» Sign Repair and Replacement – High winds and freezing temperatures, along with traffic accidents create a high need for street signs to be repaired or replaced. »» Sidewalk and other concrete repair – Like asphalt, concrete deteriorates at a faster rate due to the high number of freeze-thaw cycles in Flagstaff. The Streets crew does a lot of the work on concrete around the town. Even though the drier conditions may lead to savings in the Streets Section Snow Operations budget, there is always plenty of work to be done that can make use of those funds.


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ven though Flagstaff’s winter had a slow start, dry, cold air still creeps into your home. If your furnace is more than 15 years old its efficiency may be less than 70% and may be a hazard. Insulation in most 10-15-year-old houses is onehalf of what it should be, putting a strain on your heater trying to keep your home warm and comfortable. The City of Flagstaff operates an Owner Occupied Home Repair (OOHR) program funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. This program includes repairs to roofing, plumbing, heating and electrical systems that may pose a health or safety hazard to the occupant. Additional considerations

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including snow plows, traffic, precipitation, or drifting. In a snow event, enforcement efforts begin by making sure all the most heavily traveled sidewalks going to schools and businesses are cleared first. Enforcement of sidewalks in neighborhoods follows. Those sidewalks that have not been cleared will be posted with a Notice of Violation which allows an additional 24 hours for the removal of snow or ice. If the sidewalk remains out of compliance, the City can have the snow and ice removed by a contractor and bill the property owner or responsible party. The City of Flagstaff Code Compliance department asks all businesses and residents to please keep the sidewalks clear for everyone’s safety. For more information please contact the City’s Code Compliance Department at (928) 213-2147.

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ith winter upon us, the City of Flagstaff wants to remind all businesses and residents of the City’s snow removal policy. Any person who owns, leases or occupies a building, lot or parcel of land bordering any public street, avenue, alley, square or other public place within the City shall at all times keep the sidewalks, curbs, and crosswalk ramps abutting upon or adjacent to the building, lot or parcel owned or occupied by them free and clear of any accumulation of snow and ice, or other obstruction. These areas are to be cleared within 24 hours after the accumulation of snow and ice. The removal of snow or ice shall mean free of snow or ice for the entire constructed width and length of the sidewalk, except those with a width exceeding five (5) feet, which must be cleared to a width of at least five (5) feet. The accumulation may be from any source

Cityscape winter 2018  
Cityscape winter 2018