Summer Cityscape 2017

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Inside: Downtown Flagstaff Parking Guide




Flagstaff City Council

City Manager Josh Copley Selected as a Community Hero! | (928) 213-2015

With descriptions like “a bridge between hallway complaints and action in city council,” and “takes care of those who can’t take care of themselves,” selecting 10 Community Heroes from among the dozens of submissions was a challenge. ICMA, International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. ICMA launched Community Heroes last year to highlight those staff members who work with professional city, town, and county managers to improve the quality of life in our communities. In November 2016, managers sent in descriptions of their star performers—from public works to parks and rec and everything in between. Copley was nominated by Coconino County and selected as one of the ten winners that will be profiled with a video story and featured with the other winners honoring those who dedicate their lives to public service. Congratulations!

Utilities Director Brad Hill Wins 2017 Environmental Stewardship Award! Mayor Coral Evans Elected to a two-year term in 2016 Vice-Mayor Jamie Whelan Elected to a four-year term in 2016 Councilmember Celia Barotz Elected to a four-year term in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 Councilmember Charlie Odegaard Elected to a four-year term in 2016 Councilmember Jim McCarthy Elected to a four-year term in 2016 Councilmember Scott Overton Elected to a four-year term in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014 Councilmember Eva Putzova Elected to a four-year term in 2014 Flagstaff City Hall 211 W. Apen Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928)213-2000 2

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Mayor: Coral Evans Vice-Mayor: Jamie Whelan Councilmembers: Celia Barotz Charlie Odegaard Jim McCarthy Scott Overton Eva Putzova City Manager: Josh Copley Deputy City Managers: Barbara Goodrich Shane Dille Send comments or suggestions to: The City of Flagstaff, Arizona publishes Cityscape as a service to its citizens. Information contained herein may be freely copied or reproduced in print or other forms in order to continue dissemination of information for the public good. Every effort is made to ensure that information published here is timely and accurate. No portions of the contents of Cityscape may be reproduced or copied for commercial or financial gain, with the exception of the advertisements. Additional copies may be obtained by contacting Interim Communications Manager Meg Roederer, (928) 213-2061 Cityscape is produced and printed by

The state-wide organization AZ Water selected Brad Hill, City of Flagstaff’s Utilities Director as the 2017 recipient of their Environmental Stewardship Award. AZ Water is a professional organization that was founded in 1928 with a membership of 2,200 water and wastewater professionals. Brad will be recognized at their upcoming 90th Annual Conference in Phoenix in early May. Under Brad’s leadership, he and his staff have undertaken several initiatives over the past several years that have advanced environmental stewardship within the City of Flagstaff Utilities Division. These initiatives include: Connecting Growth with Water Supplies, the City obtained its first ever Designation of Adequate Water Supply from the Arizona Department of Water Resources which identified it’s 100-year bucket of water while connecting those supplies to new growth and development; additionally he was successful at securing federal funding to develop a regional groundwater flow model in collaboration with numerous federal, tribal and state agencies and other stakeholders to better manage the City’s groundwater supplies and evaluate long-term environmental impacts to area springs and tribal water rights; and lastly under his leadership, his staff are implementing climate resiliency and preparedness into Flagstaff’s municipal utility operations while becoming more energy efficient, achieving energy cost savings and reducing their carbon footprint As part of this initiative, the City has partnered with Salt River Project & the U.S. Geological Survey in monitoring the Upper Lake Mary watershed to better understand surface water yield, pre and post forest treatment.

Protecting Flagstaff’s Quality of Life In 2016, the City prosecuted 640 crimes

Flagstaff City Prosecutor Staff Top Row (L to R) Brent Harris, Ron Kanwischer, Robert Brown, Carol Harvey Bottom Row (L to R) Sophia Augeri, Katelyn Bednar, Colleen Calhoun, Stephanie Golding

against persons, 802 property crimes, 461 DUIs, 567 Domestic Violence cases, 245 drug cases and approximately 1300 miscellaneous crimes for a total of 4000 cases protecting Flagstaff’s quality of life. Municipal courts with the prosecutor’s office work in partnership continuing the Veteran’s Court and Mental Health Court. The Prosecutors’ office also manages Diversion Programs. Additionally, the prosecutor’s staff re-instituted the Northern Arizona University Intern Program and received three interns during the 2017 spring semester all of whom graduate from NAU in May.



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Why is a parking program needed? Employee Permit Parking Pay to Park Process Resident Permit Parking Tips to Avoid Tickets

Flagstaff Parking Program Coming Soon Why is a parking program needed? For more than twenty-five years, Flagstaff has struggled with parking in the downtown area. The lack of employee and public parking lots, and the two-hour parking time limit, have created a situation where some employees park in front of stores and move their cars every two hours to avoid fines. This leads to customers not being able to find parking, and visitors are often discouraged and leave without experiencing all that downtown has to offer. As downtown has become more successful, employee and customer parking spills over into the adjacent neighborhoods leaving residents without a place to park. There are not enough parking spaces and the parking we do have is not utilized efficiently or in a way that effectively supports a vibrant downtown. To assure ourselves that this is indeed the issue, over the last twenty-five years, five parking studies have been commissioned by both downtown and the City of Flagstaff. Not surprisingly, all indicate that we don’t have enough parking and we don’t manage what we have. It is arguable how much parking is missing – some say 400 spaces and others say 600 spaces. But that’s really not relevant, because even a 200 space shortage causes severe problems.

Questions and Answers

Why not just build some parking? Excluding the cost of land, surface parking spaces cost about $5,000 each plus about $250 per year to manage and maintain. They can be more or less expensive depending on design choices like including facilities for bicycles, landscaping, lighting, screen walls, signs and so forth. In a downtown environment, a jewel of our city, we wouldn’t want a minimal design so the $5,000 per space should be considered “on the low end”. Each parking space requires about 450 square feet of land including the drive aisles, landscaping areas and so forth. For the sake of discussion, let’s say you could buy downtown land for $35 per square foot, making the cost per space about $15,000. That makes the per space cost of surface parking about $20,000 each. For a 125 car parking lot, and estimating it would fit on half a city block, the lot would cost $2,500,000 to purchase and about $30,000 annually to maintain. Building 600 parking spaces would cost $12,000,000. Another option would be to build a garage. This option uses less land when considered to be a four-level garage which could result in a quarter of the land cost. But the construction cost is upwards of $25,000 per space, closer to $35,000 if it gets even slightly fancy architecturally. That turns the 600 car parking need into at least an $18,000,000 adventure. While the need to build parking has been known and quite frankly generally accepted for nearly twenty-five years, it’s the cost that has been the stumbling block. Different cities have solved this issue in different ways. Some cities build parking at the city’s expense. Others have formed special taxing districts to pay for parking. Some require the construction of parking, or a contribution to a public parking lot when properties are developed or the use changes. And, there are countless other mechanisms that have been used. Each solution has pros and cons and the choice of which one to use is often driven solely by what people can agree on.


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Why don’t you just get a developer to build it?” The mortgage on $18,000,000 is about $75,000 monthly. Adding the operations and maintenance costs means that each space needs to generate $150 - $200 in income a month, which includes replacement costs. Downtown spaces currently lease for $70 to $100 per month. Metered spaces yield similar revenues. So, the developer would have a negative return on an investment estimated at 35-50%. After several Flagstaff efforts to get to building parking, it is clear that there is not a single entity or stakeholder to blame for this not happening. It’s been a community decision, or lack of decision, to not build parking before now. And, the opposite is true of the current effort. It has been a community decision, supported by every stakeholder and neighborhood group, to manage our parking now and to create a revenue stream that will allow the construction of new parking. What is different about the current effort is not only the broad agreement on what to do, how to do it, and how to pay for it, but also the nature of the parking problem has changed. A couple of years back the City, using BBB Beautification Tax monies, rebuilt large portions of the Southside commercial district. The resulting redevelopment has been overwhelming –

One of the most difficult parking concepts is understanding there is no such thing as free parking. All parking is paid by someone. Every parking space on a street, or in a public parking lot, was bought and built by the taxpayers, and is maintained by the taxpayers. While it is “free” to use, meaning you don’t pay for it when you park there, you are indeed paying for it – through taxes. Public parking spaces are correctly called subsidized parking, not free parking. Some may argue that there is free parking at the mall. Not so. As part of a tenant’s lease, tenants of a mall pay for the use of common space – including the parking lot. This includes paying for

the land, the construction and the management of parking. Again, you don’t pay for it when you park, but the cost is built into the cost of goods and services. The same is true of any private parking. When you buy groceries at a grocery store, one of the costs built into the price of food is the purchase, construction and maintenance of the parking lot outside. Under the Flagstaff parking plan, the most convenient spaces, the most desirable spaces, will be subsidized less because the user will be required to pay for the use of the space. That money will be used to build parking, notably with less tax subsidy because of the payto-park requirement.

SUMMER2017 an overwhelming success for businesses, property owners, and the City. However, it has also made the parking issues that were primarily a north downtown problem, now prevalent in all of downtown. Compounding this, the Southside neighborhoods are also seeing higher levels of spillover student parking. Getting away from the blackboard full of math and diagrams, the answer to “Why?” is simple. In the long-term, this new parking plan will provide additional parking supply. In the short-term, we will manage the parking we do have so there is improvement now and less spaces needed in the future.

How did we get here?

The current effort was inspired by the increasing parking problem on the Southside. One of the stakeholders described parking management as being like the Whack-a-mole game - If you hit the mole in one hole, a mole pops up in another hole. So, no different than previous efforts inspired by north downtown and North End neighborhood parking problems, it quickly becomes clear that changing regulations in one area, impacts other areas, and you find that considering a larger more comprehensive strategy is necessary. The process was started by carefully evaluating the potential people, businesses, and institutions that would be impacted by changes or people that had some other interest in the parking changes. Having looked at parking a few times recently, we were able to identify the organizations representing surrounding neighborhoods, the north and south downtown districts, and major parking customers including the City, the County, and Northern Arizona University. Eleven distinct stakeholder groups (or customer types) were identified as being potentially impacted. In addition to these eleven groups, several specific divisions of the City are stakeholders in the management of parking including Public Works, the Traffic Section, the Police Division, and the Municipal Courts. Working with a Core Planning Group made up of stakeholders, an overall mission and five core tenets were established to guide the process of developing solutions. The mission developed was: “Create a fair and balanced parking system providing the most benefit for all.” The five core tenets were:

Parking is a public resource. Limited resources require management. People park where it’s advantageous. All parking is paid for … by someone. No one should have an advantage over another.

Importantly, the group also recognized that while the needs of all stakeholders would be considered and addressed in developing potential parking solutions, not all parking desires could be met – inherently, some degree of inconvenience results from managing parking. And, between the types of customers, and even within the various customer groups, perspectives on the scope, the types of solutions, and potential implementation strategies, vary tremendously. The core planning group recognized that a plan guided by the mission, a balanced plan, would still likely not meet all of the expectations of all individuals. Using the core tenets as a guide, the community was engaged to discuss the parking problems - we don’t have enough parking and we don’t manage what we have – and to discuss potential solutions. This community outreach included mailed notices, print articles

and advertising, radio spots, several web sites, social media, presentations and discussions with neighborhood and district groups, service clubs and City commissions, open houses, and one-on-one meetings with residents, business patrons, visitors, employees, business and property owners, and students as customers of our parking system. Over the course of two years, this outreach strategy was performed in a circular fashion, going back repeatedly to the stakeholders as ideas were developed, discussed and critiqued, modified and written down, until a balanced concept plan was established that had “buy in” from the stakeholders. Holding true to the mission, the core tenets, and the understanding that not all parking desires would be met, stakeholder buy-in has not meant that there is overwhelming fondness, or even any fondness, for the upcoming changes in our parking system. Rather, it meant that stakeholders felt the solutions would actually address the problems and do so in a way that was balanced and fair to all concerned. The installation of metered parking infrastructure is visible with various foundations and sign posts being installed. At the same time, the database and software is being setup and incorporated. This database will communicate with the City financial systems, the Police Division, the Municipal Courts, the State of Arizona, as well as the office and employees of ParkFlag. Procedures and protocols are being developed and modified. ParkFlag team members are being hired. Importantly the circular community outreach strategy, yielding the input from many people, continues to guide the process.

Perfection vs. Reasonable

The pending changes to our parking management are the result of an eleven-way compromise. As such, there is little or no chance that the solutions, or even the implementation are perfect. The pursuit of perfection was one of the complications encountered during Flagstaff’s prior attempts to solve the parking problems. Planners call this “analysis paralysis”. Every day we each struggle with this, maybe not so consciously, but we find a point in problem solving where our thoughts and our efforts reasonably address the needs and the expected outcomes. When the effort to find perfection exceeds the benefits of seeking it, it’s time to move ahead. Part of being comfortable about moving on, and a part of being reasonable, is to allow for future correction as needed. This plan has two notable aspects of “correction” built in. First, the boundaries of the residential permit parking area were not fixed in place as a result of deep timeconsuming analysis (that would likely be wrong). Rather, the plan is designed so that parking finds a new equilibrium

- as spill-over parking increases as a result of the plan, permit parking can be installed as needed until the boundary of where it is not needed is found. Second, the City Council has put in place mechanisms that allow nimble and responsive changes as unanticipated and unintended consequences are discovered. Within the context of the concept plan, this can be done without further City Council action. Over the last twenty-five years, Flagstaff has struggled several times with the need of more parking and that compounded with a lack of parking management which has caused customers and visitors to turn away and has also caused serious parking impacts in the surrounding neighborhoods. The current plan does not cure the parking space shortage immediately, but unlike all prior efforts, this effort concluded with a means to get there in the future by generating a revenue stream dedicated to that purpose. Doing something, while far from a perfect solution, is better than doing nothing while we seek perfect solutions. • SUMMER 2017


Employee Permit Parking Before now, downtown employees really have not had a place to park and when this is combined with minimal enforcement, doing the “two-hour shuffle” is a seemingly reasonable thing to do. Even still, without a place to park, downtown employees get more tickets than necessary and they compete with visitors and customers for the best parking spots. Many downtown businesses have polices prohibiting employee parking in the downtown, many do not, and it is hard to enforce this policy if people park down the street in front of another business. All of this is predictable when you recognize that by nature people park where it is advantageous for them. One of the distinguishing features of the current plan is the introduction of specific parking spaces for employees. Now to be clear, as noted, the shortage of parking spaces is not immediately solved by this plan, but 330 spaces are available in the day and more are available at night in the City Hall and other parking lots managed by ParkFlag. On-street spaces in the northeast corner of the north downtown area are available for employee parking. For employees working in the Southside area, the Phoenix Avenue Parking Lot is available. And, we are actively seeking additional opportunities (parking lots) for employee parking. Because of the limited parking supply, and until more is acquired, employee permits will be sold via lottery each year. There will be an application period and when closed, names are drawn and successful applicants will be able to purchase a permit for $45 monthly. This is generally about half of the market rate for a privately leased parking spot in downtown. This year (as the database is still being setup), the lottery will be via paper applications. However, starting next year it will be an entirely online process.

Downtown Resident Parking A small number of single family homes, mostly in the northeast corner of the downtown area, will have pay-to-park requirements on the streets in front of the house. These properties will receive a free parking permit that exempts them from needing to pay for parking, but like the remainder of the residential permit parking program, these permits will be issued at one per water meter. Other residential units in downtown have no parking. Due to the seasonal restrictions against parking on the street at night, winter parking close to downtown is often nearly impossible. This plan introduces winter permit parking for these residents in certain public parking lots.

Pay to Park Process

Mountain Line and ParkFlag Partnership

Mountain Line is working with the City of Flagstaff on the implementation of the Comprehensive Parking Management Plan. The economic health of downtown relies on ALL modes of transportation working together, including cars, bikes, pedestrians, and buses. Mountain Line has a strong presence in downtown Flagstaff, with all eight transit routes meeting at the Downtown Connection Center on Phoenix Avenue between Beaver Street and Milton Road. With the implementation of the new parking system, Mountain Line and ParkFlag will also debut a pilot program planned to supply transit passes to downtown small business employees. Similar to the agency’s ecoPASS program, ParkFlag will purchase the discounted passes from Mountain Line, and make them available to downtown busi-


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ness owners and employees who want to use transit instead of buying an employee parking pass. The goals of the pilot pass program are to provide an alternative to paying for an employee parking pass, to free up downtown parking spots, and to encourage more downtown employees to use transit for their daily commutes. Details on this program will be available soon on the ParkFlag Facebook page. Mountain Line is also encouraging anyone who visits downtown to consider mass transit. An all-day bus pass is $2.50 for adults, and allows riders to access any route at any time throughout the day. For more information on Mountain Line and its programs, visit

OPTION 1 Convenience with a smart phone • • • • • • • • • •

Download free Whoosh app Know your license plate Credit or debit card required Park and open Whoosh Select "Flagstaff" Whoosh! Choose duration Pay A reminder can be sent to alert user of the expiring session Users can extend parking session from anywhere with a few button touches from your phone Business owners may validate parking for their valued customers.


OPTION 2 In-person at kiosk • • •

Know your license plate Credit or debit card required Follow instructions on the parking kiosk screen

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Visitor Center, City Hall, Park Flag and DBA offices will accommodate cash transactions during regular business hours. Look for stickers on retailer store fronts which identify stores that accept cash for parking.

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can park in any reserved parking space within the same zone as their own property. Keep in mind that they can also park in the remaining public parking spaces at any time.

Resident Permit Parking The Southside and North End neighborhoods currently experience spill-over parking meaning that people headed to adjacent districts and neighborhoods are parking in the area. This usually causes a shortage of spaces in the neighborhood, sometimes so much so that people in the affected neighborhood can’t park near their own property. For homeowners, this is an annoyance and for businesses it means their customers and employees have parking issues. In the Southside, this is combined with not having curbs and not having dedicated parking enforcement staff, so chaotic parking is the norm. The neighborhoods surrounding downtown are rightly concerned that the introduction of pay-to-park in the downtown would drive parkers into the adjacent neighborhoods exacerbating the problems that already exist. To avoid this, two things were done very differently as a part of the current effort. First, the process of the community developing a comprehensive solution, a back and forth discussion about concerns, needs and desires, and about potential answers, was fruitful. But more importantly, all of the stakeholders deserve credit for being open minded, willing to discuss and avoiding “digging in” on particular positions. It was necessary (and happened) for everyone to think outside of their own needs and desires and to look at the larger picture, to problem solve comprehensively and to look at what was possible – or at least “livable.” This was a significant feat considering that many people’s views were diametrically opposed to the views of others. The City, as the facilitator of this process, has taken some ribbing over the complexity of the Residential Permit Parking Program. Overall, keeping the parking solution simple has been a goal all along, so we had to rib ourselves a little bit too. But, with strong feelings, some negative history, and diametrically opposed ideals, negotiating a solution that everyone could live with yielded some complexity. Breaking it down, here’s some of the main points: • •

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While it’s called “Residential Permit Parking Program,” any property is entitled to participate in establishing permit parking and in getting permits. Residences, offices, restaurants and so forth are all the same for purposes of permit parking.

Due to the unavoidable complexity, it is expected that property owners seeking permit parking will work closely with ParkFlag staff to get all the paperwork completed and processed. Like other components of the plan, the permit parking is based on license plates.

Whole Blocks vs. Half Blocks

Other cities that have installed residential permit parking have made whole blocks one hundred percent parking reserved for residents. We have opted for reserving one half of the spaces. Why? Well it turns out that reserving all of them is not such a good solution. One thing that happens is whole neighborhoods, sometimes large areas, end up as resident-only parking. Though supported by court rulings, this flies in the face of the street parking being a public resource since they were bought, built, and maintained by everyone’s tax dol-

Special Parking

It is not the City’s intent to install permit parking but if needed and the property owners want it installed, ParkFlag will install permit parking. A petition mechanism was developed for property owners to request installation of permit parking on a block by block basis.

Furthermore, property owners seeking permit parking will determine the type of parking regulation applied to the remaining public parking on the block with two basic choices available: either two-hour parking or unlimited parking as they are today.

The installation of permit parking would only reserve one half of the available parking spaces for permit holders leaving half the spaces as public parking. To avoid neighbor conflicts and so that all such areas work well together, the layout of where the reserved spaces will be on a block has been pre-established.

Free permits will be issued based on water meters with each water meter being entitled to one parking permit. The number of units, number of tenants, and other factors will not be considered. In addition, each permit holder is entitled to twelve free guest permits per year.

Permits issued based on water meters are free. Additional permits are available but must be purchased.

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lars. In addition, the burden to replace the needed parking is placed back on the City (taxpayers). And, people living there find the controls overly restrictive as well. Tucson recently changed their one hundred percent restricted areas back to less restrictive regulations. For us, taking public parking out of circulation is the opposite of what we want to achieve. This whole plan is designed to increase the parking supply. While taking half of the spaces out of circulation is not “adding supply” either, it is a means to manage a limited resource in a way that is balanced and fair.

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Accessible spaces can be found in all public parking lots and the Leroux Street lot is entirely accessible parking. Most accessible spaces require paying to park. A few free Customer Parking spaces are available for certain facilities: • 30 minute parking for City Hall is located in Wheeler Park. • 30 minute parking for the Municipal Courts is located in the Beaver Street Parking Lot. • 15 minute parking for the Visitor Center is located in the parking lot west of the building. • 15 minute parking for the Post Office is located on Agassiz Street. A tour bus parking space is available on Beaver Street just north of Birch Avenue. Tour buses need to pay-to-park. RV Parking is available in the Phoenix Avenue Parking Lot. RVs need to pay-to-park. Parking along Route 66 remains free two-hour parking.

City Participation

As with the other employees and customers of downtown, the employees and customers of the City’s downtown facilities will be changing where and how they park. The basics of the changes are: • City Hall West Parking Lot: This lot will be changed to permit parking only except the accessible parking spaces are open and free to the public. Other customers of City

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Hall and the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau should not park in this lot. City Hall and Convention and Visitor’s Bureau customers should park in the Wheeler Park Parking Lot or on the adjacent streets. Library Parking Lot: This lot will be changed to free 2-hour parking and continues to be for Library customers only. Wheeler Park Parking Lot: This lot will be changed to pay-to-park except for seven parking spaces on the east side are 30 minute free customer parking, and seven parking spaces on the west side are reserved for City Council and Commission Members during the times of their official public meetings. The accessible parking spaces require paying to park. Former APS Building Parking Lot (101 E. Cherry Avenue): This lot will be changed to permit parking only except that the accessible parking spaces are free and open to the public. Other customers of the building should not park in this lot. Building customers should park on the adjacent streets. Visitor Center East Lot: The east parking lot will be changed to pay-to-park and may be used by Visitor Center and Amtrak customers who need to stay longer than fifteen minutes. The accessible parking spaces require paying to park. Visitor Center West Lot: The west parking lot remains free fifteen minute parking for customers of the Visitor Center and Amtrak. The accessible parking spaces are free and open to the public without the fifteen-minute limit. Municipal Court Parking Lot: This lot, the lot on the north side of the Municipal Court building, remains restricted for use by employees of the courts and Prosecutor’s Office and for use by the Police Department. Municipal Court customers should park in the Beaver Street Parking Lot or on the adjacent streets. The Beaver Street Parking Lot includes two free thirty-minute parking spaces for Municipal Court customers. Note that the Beaver Street Parking Lot is on the south side of the Municipal Court building and is a public parking lot with pay-to-park requirements.

The above restrictions for the parking lots of City facilities are only in effect 7 AM to 5 PM. At all other times, the parking lots of these City facilities are free public parking. This adds to the downtown parking supply at night and on weekends.

Why tied to Water Meters?

In short, to keep it simple; to make it clear; and to be non-invasive. A very complex, unpredictable, and easily defrauded method would be to issue permits based on residency, employment, number of units or some other mechanism like that. This would involve the City requiring various types of proof and then verifying the information. This gets quite involved as you think about marriage, partnerships, children, leases, sub-leases, roommates, employment, the definitions and legality of "units," and all the different types of relationships between people and the places that they live, work, and play.

And in fact, many cities do just that. The Flagstaff City Council, based on the mission of having a fair and balanced parking system, has determined that using water meters as the determinant of parking rights is the simplest, most predictable, and least prone to fraud method. This too has drawbacks - it's far from perfect - but it also does not require the City to be "in your business," or private life, and it is a very predictable method that requires little or no interpretation. The only check that the City needs to do is compare the name on the permit to the name on the water account.

City EcoPass Program Like other downtown employees, employees of the City’s downtown facilities are being offered a free bus pass if they chose to not get a parking permit. Currently, City employees only get reduced cost passes. Notably, this is a separate

program from the ParkFlag ecoPASS program so that other downtown employees are not competing with City employees for the passes. Under yet another program, Coconino County also offers bus passes to their employees.

Customer Service Enforcement In other states, ticketing is a revenue generator for cities. No so here. The majority of the revenues generated from citations goes to the State of Arizona and the small amount the City gets is consumed by the cost of enforcement, courts, and collections. The system being implemented now encourages parking per the regulations by providing parking for all of the various customers – particularly those that currently have no place to park. It also seeks by financial mechanisms to encourage more efficient use of our existing parking spaces and encourages other transportation choices to reduce the demand on parking spaces. The mobile app includes a feature to send customers a notice when their time is about to expire specifically so people do not get tickets. Time limits on parking and prohibitions on moving cars, the subject of many tickets, are being removed. The goal is for users to pay for parking. Ultimately, the plan is to use the revenue from the pay-to-park requirements to increase the parking supply because when you have enough parking, there’s really no excuse to get a ticket. So, enforcement and ticketing are NOT goals of the Comprehensive Parking Management Plan. That’s not to say we don’t need enforcement – It’s just that ticketing people is the last option to assure compliance. Some cities call parking enforcement staff just that – “parking enforcement staff ”. Others use the term “parking ambassador” or some similar term to de-emphasize the enforcement component of their job. (People receiving tickets have a whole bunch of cruelly creative names for these folks.) The staff of ParkFlag have been given the title “parking aide”, again to de-emphasize the enforcement component of their job, but also because it connects to terms used in Arizona law for these kinds of positions. The parking aides will seek opportunities to assist people in finding legal parking solutions and to assist people in using the kiosks and the mobile app. They will also serve as ambassadors of the downtown and the City, helping people find places and services and to enjoy their stay in Flagstaff. Another customer friendly feature is built into the roll-out of the system. For the first month or so, the ParkFlag staff will not be ticketing for meter or permit violations. They will be issuing warnings so that people can learn the new system without being penalized. After that, customers earning meter and permit citations will receive one warning per year before a ticket is issued. This means that less visitors will receive citations and means that if someone just plain forgets, has a bad day, or gets hung up for some reason, there’s relief. However, getting people to park per the regulations is necessary. To emphasize this, as people accumulate more tickets in a one-year period, each one has a heavier fine than the last. And, habitual non-payers will have the vehicles booted and they will be towed and impounded. • SUMMER 2017


Parking Tips to Avoid Tickets • If the vehicle has a license plate, permits and pay-to-park regulations apply including motorcycles, trailers, and ATVs - any vehicle that requires a license plate. If you occupy two spaces with a vehicle and a trailer or other vehicle in tow, parking must be paid on both plates. • Temporary license plate numbers can be used. • Do not park vehicles that should, but do not, have license plates.

• Know your plate. For both the pay-to-park and the permits, you will need to know and enter your license plate number. Many people take a picture of their plate and keep it on their phone. • Pay attention to signs. Every effort will be made to install enough and easy to read signs about the parking regulations. If you have questions, ask a parking aide or contact the ParkFlag office.

• The hours of the pay-to-park requirements are posted at every kiosk. Employee Permit requirements are on the same schedule. Residential Permit Parking is 24/7. • Note that some parking lots at facilities (like City Hall) where you may have parked in the past have changed to time-limited parking, permit parking or pay-to-park. • If you park on a block and feel that signage may be missing or inadequate or if you have noticed a sign that is damaged, please contact ParkFlag.

• A broken kiosk does not mean you can park for free. If you encounter a broken kiosk, please use another. You do not need to pay at any particular kiosk. All of the kiosks are networked and you can pay for parking at any one. Contacting ParkFlag about a broken kiosk would be appreciated.

• Use the mobile app to be notified when your time is up. Buy more time directly from the app if wanted. • Make your payment immediately after you park and exit your vehicle. With the mobile app, you can also pay before you park.

• If you are parking in an area which is restricted at certain times of the day, like loading zones, don’t think that because the kiosk takes your money that the restriction doesn’t apply. • Allow extra time in your trip to find parking - Especially if there is a big event or you anticipate heavy traffic, leave early. There may be more legal spaces available, and you will be less tempted to chance it.

• Park some distance from your destination and walk. Depending on your location, there may be legal, even free street parking available if you don't mind a walk.

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• Having a parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space. If the spaces are full, you will need to park elsewhere and follow the regulations (signs) for where you park, including paying to park if you park in a pay-to-park space.

• Only one vehicle on a permit may park at any one time. Coordinate with other drivers using the same permit. If others need to park at the same time, they will need to park elsewhere and follow the regulations (signs) for where they park, including paying if parking in a pay-to-park space • If you are visiting someone in the Residential Permit area and you want to park in a restricted space, you must get a guest permit. • Don’t look for chalk on your tires in the time-limited parking areas. The amount of time you are parked is tracked by your license plate number. •

If you’re going to park illegally, don’t put on your hazard signals. It provides no legal protection and just draws attention to your vehicle.

• Don’t use kiosks as bike racks or handbill postings. The kiosks need to be accessible for folks with disabilities and for maintenance and service. • If you’re a habitual violator, take measures to break the ticketing cycle. Each ticket within any one-year period will cost more than the last one for the same violation.

• Pay or appeal any citation within fifteen days. After fifteen days, late fees are added. Unpaid citations can lead to booting and towing. • All the other parking regulations still apply. This plan primarily only changes what had previously been two-hour parking, or unregulated parking.

• As usual, park close to the curb and within the markings and don't park on sidewalks, parkways or planters; don’t park in front of fire hydrants or bus stops; don’t park too close or in crosswalks, intersections, or too close to traffic signs or signals; don’t park the opposite direction of traffic; and don’t park diagonally unless the markings show diagonal parking. • Don’t park in accessible spaces without the appropriate permits/placards/license plates. • Check signs posted in alleys and don’t overlook restrictions. • Observe seasonal parking restrictions. Flagstaff prohibits street parking from November 1 through April 1. For most streets this is applicable from 12 AM to 7 AM. • Parking in a loading zone is not allowed – Check signage, particularly along Aspen Avenue.

Temporary contact information for ParkFlag:

Karl Eberhard, Interim Parking Manager | (928) 213-2969


• Except for City maintenance vehicles, performing construction work does not exempt you from pay-to-park requirements. Consider obtaining an encroachment permit – The fee for encroachment permits includes a reduced rate payment for parking.

Follow for more information and updates.


Economic Vitality Flagstaff Airport Temporary Runway Closure Scheduled

The Flagstaff Pulliam Airport will be closing the runway for maintenance from June 11, 2017 to June 19, 2017. During this closure, American Airlines is unable to provide service from Flagstaff and flights will not be scheduled for these dates. Rental car operations from the terminal building will continue during this closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause and thank you for your patience during this time. Please remember to “Always Fly Flagstaff First.”

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Tourism Impacts on Your Quality of Life The Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau is on a mission. A mission to increase the quality of life for every household in Flagstaff. Sound like a daunting task? Well, the effort needed to create this economic impact may not be easy, but the formula is simple: tourism = dollars. Dollars you don’t have to spend on services you enjoy such as city beautification, parks and recreation, arts & sciences and economic development. For example: $2.3 million dollars are generated annually by visitors to keep our city parks beautiful. As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, May 7-13, the mission to increase the quality of life for every household in Flagstaff continues for the CVB. With an annual visitor spend of nearly $700 million and growing, the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with all of the businesses in Flagstaff that provide services and support for our visitors, are on a path to accomplishing the greater goal. Nearly 7,500 jobs in Flagstaff are directly related to tourism; but regardless of whether you work in the tourism industry or not, tourism revenue positively impacts the quality of your life by affording you and your family beautiful parks, public art, arts and sciences programing for students, economic stability for the community and annual real tax savings of $1,200 per household.

Downtown Parking Management update For a comprehensive explanation of the new downtown parking management and permit program please see the special section dedicated to the program in this issue and follow ParkFlag on Facebook for continued updates.

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Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project Update


In November 2012, City voters overwhelmingly approved (74%) the $10-million Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP). This forest treatment effort, involving city, state, and federal lands, is designed to reduce the risk of severe wildfire and subsequent post-fire flooding in the Rio de Flag (Dry Lake Hills) and Upper Lake Mary (Mormon Mountain) watersheds. Forest treatment work has begun in the Dry Lake Hills and once completed, operations will move to Mormon

On-the-Ground Work

In preparation for “Phase I” mechanical thinning along the base of Mt. Elden, temporary road construction, layout and tree marking has been completed and mechanical thinning operations are expected to begin this fall. Fire crews have hand thinned and piled slash on approximately 35 acres and an additional 120 acres are expected to be completed this summer. Marking guidelines, prescription development, layout and tree marking have begun for mechanical thinning units for “Phase II” in Dry Lake Hills, which includes steep slopes and Mexican spotted owl habitat. Installation of hydrologic monitoring equipment at two sites in the area is expected early summer. Mechanical thinning treatments on 525 acres were completed on Observatory Mesa last summer and slash (tree limbs, bark etc.) was chipped and transported to the Coronado Generating Station in eastern Arizona. An additional 400 acres in Section 8 on Observatory Mesa will be thinned this summer. A Digital Restoration Guide that marks units using a digitally formatted map is being tested to replace traditional painting to mark trees. Where applicable, this technology helps lower costs and increases the efficiency of forest thinning projects. A Forest Stewardship Plan is being developed for the Picture Canyon area. These forest treatments are the first step toward reducing the threat of severe wildfire and promoting a fire adapted ecosystem. A healthy forest ecosystem allows low intensity surface fires to safely burn and play a historic ecological role that minimizes excessive fuels on the forest floor and recycles soil nutrients to promote diverse understory growth.


FWPP planned and hosted several tours with key decision makers. A tour in the Dry Lake Hills included County Supervisors from across the state who attended the annual County Supervisor Association Legislative Summit and another was held with statewide officials during the annual Arizona Municipal Planners’ Association meeting. A new kiosk poster located at key trail heads in the Dry Lake Hills area provides project updates to visitors. The poster includes information like locations of treatment operations and area and trail closures.

Firewise Fire Safety is…

A year round responsibility, but especially in the spring and during wildfire season. Below are a few Firewise and fire safety tips to guide you in improving safety while spring cleaning is in action. 1. Vegetation & Landscape As you clean the yard of pine needles and debris, consider keeping plants, shrubs, and trees lean, clean, and green. Limit the use of organic mulch 5 feet or more from foundation of home. Break up the landscape and vegetation with rock features. Thin dense pine stands and on the property. 2. Roof, gutters, windows, chimneys, & vents Clean pine needles and debris from roofs, gutters, and chimney. Inspect and screen chimneys. Screen all vents with 1/8 inch screens to prevent embers entering home. Ensure all are in good repair, maintained appropriately, and prune trees and shrubs clear away from these features. 3. Address Labels Use reflective address numerals for ease of visibility by emergency personnel. 4. Decks, woodpiles, & propane tanks Remove pine needles, debris, and flammable vegetation and materials away from and underneath decks. Consider screening in underneath decks with 1/8 inch metal screening. Move wood piles 30 feet away from structures and propane tanks. Clear vegetation 5 feet away from propane tanks. 5. Inside the home Check smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are in working order. Ensure all flammable liquids, chemicals, cleaning agents, and tools are properly stored and out of reach of children and pets. Inspect for water leaks near electrical sources. Look for and replace damaged electrical cords, wiring, fuses, or breakers. Make sure heating appliances have good clearance from flammable substances. 6. Plan your escape Create a simple evacuation plan and practice the plan for the event of a home fire or a wildfire. Check for two escape routes out of every room. Designate a meeting place for the whole family. Consider a “go” kit for wildfire evacuations. Wildfire continues to be the number one threat to our community. Consider a free Firewise home assessment to identify any needs or concerns on your property to prevent wildfire threatening your home. Call Flagstaff Fire Department Administration at 928-2132500 for more information on fire safety concerns.

Upcoming Events

Come visit us at the 2nd Harvesting Methods and Wildfire Preparedness Open House. This will be held on Sat. May 6th from 10:00-1:00 at the City Aquaplex. The Open House will offer many fun and hands-on activities including the opportunity to explore harvesting and firefighting equipment; photo opps with Smokey Bear and NAU’s Louie the Lumberjack; NAU’s Timber Sports Team demonstrations; forest treatment videos; a kids’ corner and refreshments. Also we are soliciting entries for a Firewise Landscaping Contest with $1,000 in prizes awarded to the top contestants (for info: 12

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Fourth Street Sidewalk Improvement Project Update

Spring has finally arrived, now is a great time to address any roof damage that may have occurred due to the heavy snow and ice buildup from this past winter. If your heating bills were abnormally high, your older inefficient furnace may be nearing the end of its life cycle, or in many cases your duct work is leaky and heat is escaping into the attic or crawl space. The City of Flagstaff - Owner Occupied Home Repair (OOHR) program provides repair assistance with roofing, heating, plumbing and electrical systems as well as aging in-place or disability modifications. Projects typically address health and safety issues, but may also address accessibility and home efficiency. For additional information on how you may qualify or how the program works, contact Housing Rehabilitation Specialist Rick Emry at 213-2747 or






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In 2014, a formal corridor study master plan was completed that was designed to examine what Fourth Street could look like with right-sizing of the road and pedestrian friendly sidewalks, furnishings and landscaping. On September 29, 2015 at the Flagstaff City Council Work Session, City Staff was directed to acquire the property rights along E. Fourth Street for sidewalk improvement and beautification of the area. The project would have included a 5’ parkway and 6’ sidewalk. Over the last year and a half city staff worked diligently to acquire the property rights, however the property owner did not want to sell the right of way necessary for the project. The project was esti­mated to cost over $1.07 million dollars. The City will reallocate these BBB-Beautification funds toward other areas of beautification throughout the City.


Police Department

The City of Flagstaff is accepting applications for the position of police officer.

We are seeking individuals who want to make a difference by working with the community to protect life, property and public order, while protecting the constitutional rights of people in our community. We achieve this by policing our community consistently, compassionately, constitutionally and correctly. Our people value life, the constitution, integrity, service and quality of life. We work under the community policing philosophy and recognize: “The police are the public and the public are the police” (Sir Robert Peel). Our motto is “Ad Honorem”, coined by Chief Brent F. Cooper, and means to serve without expectation of gain or reward. Our officers and staff proudly strive for excellence using these as guidelines in the daily performance of their work. Many of our employees state that they feel this career is a calling for them as they are welcomed into our policing culture. Our people gain the sentiment they are entering a career that makes them a part of something bigger than themselves and overall creates a sense of an extended family. We are inviting more people to come and join our family as we work to serve the needs of our community. As stated by Roosevelt, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing” (Theodore Roosevelt). Within The Flagstaff Police Department, this is exactly what we strive to do. If you are looking for a career choice that will make a difference in your community, The Flagstaff Police Department may be the place for you. Officers uphold the values of the City of Flagstaff and the mission of the Flagstaff Police Department. Work consists of preventive patrol, preliminary investigations, traffic enforcement, and community policing. Employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgement in responses to emergencies. eliminary investigations, traffic enforcement, and community policing. Employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in response to emergencies. Flagstaff understands that individuals with the requisite skills, knowledge and personal character attributes to be a police officer are rare but we also believe there are many qualified people in our community. Our agency offers market based pay and benefits If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested, in a fast paced and challenging career where every day is different, policing may be the work for you. The Flagstaff Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in the noble and fulfilling career as a peace officer, you can find our job description and application process online at Please contact Sergeant Gregory Jay at (928)6794078 or for additional information. • SUMMER 2017


Sustainability Multifamily Recycling Pilot

If you have ever lived in an apartment complex, it probably won’t come as a surprise to find out that apartments and other multi-unit housing properties recycle much less than the average single-family residence. This isn’t because apartment dwellers care less about recycling, don’t know how to recycle, or are too lazy. Rather apartment complexes suffer from high resident turnover, very few recycling disposal areas, confusing signage and bin coloring, or even lack of recycling service. While we appreciate residents who are willing go the extra mile to dispose of their recycling properly, it’s hard to imagine the majority of Flagstaff residents recycling unless it is as easy as using a trash bin. That’s why the Sustainability Program recently launched a recycling pilot program at Woodcrest Apartments to develop viable solutions to this issue. With the help of the property management team at the complex, we have been able to install recycling dumpsters next to every trash dumpster, provide each resident with their own indoor recycling bin and a guide to help residents determine what recyclables goes in their new bin. While, this new infrastructure has only been in place for about two months, the program has seen great results. As Assistant Community Manager of Woodcrest Apartment, Joe Hurtubise, noted, “the program has been a huge positive! The grounds are much cleaner because we no longer have overflowing trash dumpsters. The recycling bins have far less contamination. And, the program has become a huge selling point for new residents who want to live in a community that is taking action on sustainability.” Not only does recycling have great environmental benefits, there is also the potential for saving money. For apartment complexes, recycling service rates are actually less expensive than trash services. So, property managers can save money, while doing good. As a result of the pilot, management at Woodcrest have added indoor recycling bins to the tenant lease agreement, and are adding recycling education to the orientation that all new residents receive at move-in. This pilot is the first step to improving recycling at apartment complexes. Apartment dwellers and property managers interested in better recycling opportunities should contact the Sustainability Program at 928-213-2158 or

New recycling bin color. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

Color is important when it comes to recycling. Studies have shown that the majority of people associate recycling with the color blue, making blue recycling bins and dumpsters much more effective in capturing our recyclable material. That’s why the City of Flagstaff has begun the process of replacing all recycling bins and dumpsters with blue ones. To avoid confusion as this process takes place, the new blue bins will be deployed by neighborhood. So if you live the Presidio in the Pines neighborhood, you may have already noticed your blue bins, with the Sunnyside neighborhood scheduled to receive blue bin early this summer. Some of you may be worried about what will be happening to your old recycling bins, potentially ending up in the landfill. It turns out that as bins are replaced, they are sent back to the manufacturer to be recycled into brand new recycling bins. If you are confused about what items you should be putting into all these new blue recycling bins, check out our recycling guide at


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Don’t throw it away Get it fixed for free at the Fix-It-Clinic On Saturday, May 20th, the Sustainability Program is hosting a Fix-it Clinic at Pine Forest Charter School, 2257 E. Cedar Ave. (at the corner of Fourth St. and Cedar Ave.) from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 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 good at soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, woodworking or general tinkering and you’d like to volunteer at the Fixit Clinic, please contact Maggie Twomey at 928213-2144 or For more information, visit

Spring in to Energy Savings A few simple steps will reduce your energy bills and save money this spring:

• On warm spring days, open your window shades to let in daylight, switch off lights, and use less energy while brightening your home.

• When dust and pet hair build up on your refrigerator’s condenser coils, the motor works harder and uses more electricity. As part of your springcleaning routine, make sure the coils are cleaned and air can circulate freely.

• Spring-cleaning involves making sure all the fans in your home are working properly and are dust-free. Make sure • Check the seals on your refrigerator door you change the direction of airflow on to make sure they are clean and tight. your ceiling fan. In the winter, let the fan Your refrigerator accounts for up to push warm air toward the floor. In spring, 11% of your home’s total energy use. switch the direction and draw air upward, cooling the room and ensuring constant airflow. • In preparing for warmer weather, consider investing in some insulated, thermal-backed drapes for your windows. They’ll help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. • Does your home have a sliding glass door? Make sure to keep its track clean. A dirty track can ruin the door’s seal and create gaps where heat or cold air can escape.




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Continuing Partnership with Willow Bend Environmental Education Center

The Open Space Program is proud to renew our partnership with Willow Bend Environmental Education Center to provide free tours of Picture Canyon for the community and local schools this coming year. In 2016, Willow Bend provided more than 22 tours of the Preserve to the public and local school groups, introducing participants to its natural and cultural resources and its importance to the Flagstaff area. Willow Bend will offer free tours of the Preserve for the community between May and October, in addition to a number of tours for school groups. This year, each community tour will feature a specific theme with local experts, focusing on topics such as wildlife, archaeology, and birds. Willow Bend will also host a familyoriented tour for children and parents to learn together. These tours will be offered at varying times and days to provide increased opportunities for diverse populations to participate. Please look for event details on the Flagstaff Open Space Facebook page at, or contact Erin O’Keefe at for a schedule.

Improved Payment Methods for City Services

The City of Flagstaff has contracted with Point & Pay to provide a flexible, secure method of making payments conveniently and on time for several City services. Beginning in May 2017, individuals can pay business licensing and police department associated fees online, by phone, or in-person. For cemetery-related expenses, residents can pay in-person with a debit or credit card at the time of the arrangements. Any of these services can be paid by MasterCard® or VISA® credit/debit card, American Express® and Discover® credit card, as well as electronic checks (eCheck). Additionally, in the summer of 2017, the City will offer residents access to a new, modernized online payment portal to view and pay their Municipal Services Statements (Utility Bill and Miscellaneous Accounts Receivable). Residents and businesses will be able to manage their utility account with such features as being able to view statements, establish recurring payments, and set up eBilling, within a portal that will display a new look and feel. Customers will have full account functionality on any mobile device from anywhere, at any time. Sandy Corder, Interim Revenue Director for the City, stated: “We are excited about the new, innovative capabilities of the Point & Pay solutions and are proud to be able to offer this enhanced payment method in the City of Flagstaff.” • SUMMER 2017



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Water Availability Strategy Level 1 - Water Awareness

The wet winter and spring leave Flagstaff in a good position coming into the dry months of the year. The City remains in “Water Availability Strategy Level 1” meaning we only allow irrigation every-other day based on the street number of your address, either odd or even. Wasting water and unauthorized use of fire hydrants is prohibited by city code 703-001-0014. Our friendly “water cops” will be on patrol starting in May. We aim to educate our community rather than issue fines. Don’t hesitate to stop us to ask questions! MONDAY IS A NON-WATERING DAY FOR ALL CUSTOMERS USING AUTOMATED SPRINKLER SYSTEMS! Our City Code allows irrigation before 9am and after 5pm on your watering day, while watering by hand is permitted any day • SUMMER 2017


Flagstaff Monsoon Safety & Flood Awareness

Preventing Stormwater Polution In Flagstaff

Stormwater runoff in Flagstaff is transported along streets and curbs, open channels, and other conveyances, directly to detention basins, city parks, dry washes, and eventually to the Rio de Flag. Stormwater consists of runoff from rainfall and snowmelt. However, it can pick up dirt, debris, chemicals, trash, oil, grease and any other pollutants on its way to the Rio de Flag. This water reenters the water cycle with no treatment. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water. Practicing healthy household habits helps keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings and automotive fluids off the ground and out of our stormwater. What is Stormwater Pollution? As stormwater flows over surfaces like roads, sidewalks and lawns, it can pick up contaminants and debris, such as: • Sediment (dirt) • Fertilizers • Pesticides and Herbicides • Motor Oil, Fuel and Grease

• Yard Waste (leaves and grass) • Pet Waste • Paints and Solvents • Trash/Litter

How Can I prevent Stormwater Pollution? Your Yard • Select native plants that are drought tolerant and pest resistant. • Don’t overwater.

Your Home or Business • Purchase non-toxic products. • Store home maintenance products inside or under cover.

• Use lawn products sparingly and follow • Properly dispose of household manufacturer’s application instructions. hazardous waste. Bring your household hazardous waste to • Never apply fertilizers, pesticides the Hazardous Products Center, or herbicides just before, during, or located at the City of Flagstaff immediately after a storm or during Cinder Lake Landfill. windy conditions. Clean-up spills. • Sweep up landscape waste with a broom, instead of using a hose or blower. • Control loose dirt to prevent soils from washing into the storm drain. Your Vehicle • Wash your vehicle at a commercial car wash to prevent dirty, soapy water from entering the storm drain. • Keep your vehicle “leak free”. Clean up any leaks with absorbent and dispose of it properly. • Recycle used motor oil and antifreeze at participating auto parts stores or service facilities.


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Your Pets • Pet waste can be a source of pollution in water bodies and detention basins where pets and children play. • Collect waste when walking your pet. • Pick-up animal waste and dispose of it in the trash.

For more information, please contact: Steve Camp, Utilities Regulatory Compliance Manager for the City of Flagstaff at (928) 213-2475 or

Living in an arid region, we welcome the monsoon rains that bring relief from the dry summer heat. Monsoon rainstorms tend to arrive in a pattern of “bursts” and “breaks”, as opposed to winter precipitation events which tend to be more sustained. These intense periods of rainfall can increase the risk of flooding and stormwater pollution in our community. The City of Flagstaff Stormwater Section would like help you make this a safe monsoon season by offering the following tips for monsoon safety and flood awareness: 1. Do not walk or drive through flood waters. Streets flood quickly. Currents are deceptive – six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. Do not drive around barriers, as the road or bridge may be washed out. 2. Do not leave trash cans, trash, yard clippings, or debris in any area subject to flooding. Items can

float downstream and clog storm drains and stream channels.

3. Don’t pour oil, grease, pesticides, or other pollutants down storm drains or into the ditches and streams. Our streams and wetlands help moderate flooding and are habitat for fish, frogs, and other species that provide us with recreation or food. Let’s protect them and their homes. 4. Protect yourself and your property. Sandbags can be obtained on Aztec Street near Frances Short Pond. The sandbag filling area is not manned and residents will need to bring shovels to fill sandbags if there are not pre-made bags available. 5. For street and right-of-way flooding concerns, please call Public Works at 928-213-2100. 6. For flooding emergencies, please call 911. 7. For private property flooding, the Stormwater Management Section will investigate and may be able to help. Please contact Amanda Richardson at 213-2470.

8. Contact your property insurance agent to see if a flood insurance policy would help you. Even if you’re not in the mapped floodplain, you may be subject to flooding from local drainage. In either case, flood insurance can be a good investment because most homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover damage caused by surface water flooding. 9. Talk to us about protecting your house or business. There are ways to modify your building to minimize flood damage. Where flooding is shallow, measures such as small floodwalls, regarding the yard, and floodproofing the walls or utilities can be relatively inexpensive. Where flooding is deep, a building may need to be elevated. 10. Check with the Building Department before you build on, alter, regrade or fill on your property. Call the City of Flagstaff Community Development 928‐213‐2600 first. A permit may be needed to ensure that a project is compliant with all regulations. These regulations are designed to protect your property from flood damage and to make sure you don’t cause a water problem for your neighbors. 11. Check out the City of Flagstaff Rain Gauge Network. The City of Flagstaff operates a small network of radio-telemetered gauges that transmit rainfall and stream flow information in real-time (as it occurs). If you would like to see this information for the various locations in the City, plus the rain gauges in the Schultz burn area, go to: • SUMMER 2017


Parks and Recreation


928-213-2310 For more information please visit our webpage at

Adult Softball (2nd Session)

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

May 15-June 16 July 9-September 24 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $350 per team until 6/16/17 18 and older

Adult Coed Hockey


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 4 recreation centers, an ice rink, more than 24 developed parks, one pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, two disc golf courses, 17 ball fields, 50 miles of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, 2 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 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.

Recreation Scholarships

Parks and Recreation offers scholarships, depending on availability of funding (up to $30 maximum per year). Scholarships are for individual use and can be requested for City of Flagstaff programs, swim lessons, and other staff ran activities. Visit for more information.

Registration: April 10-May 26 Date/Days: June 4-October 1 (Sundays) Price: $200 per person (plus an additional USA Hockey member fee paid directly to USA Hockey) Ages: 18 and older Mandatory evaluation of players required on Sunday, May 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Jay Lively Activity Center.

Adult Volleyball

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

Adult Coed Hockey

Registration: Date/Days: Price: Ages:

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 will be 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://click2gov.flagstaff.


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September 18-October 27 November 5-April 15 (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, October 29 at 5:00 p.m. at Jay Lively Activity Center.


Reduced User Fees

The Reduced User Fee program offers a 50% reduction in price (for selected recreation programs) to families who are experiencing financial hardships. Applicants must provide proof of receiving assistance from any of the following programs: SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or Cash Assistance and City of Flagstaff residency. Reduced fees aren’t applied to the cost of training books and materials or contracted Instructor classes.

August 7-September 1 September 17-November 10 (Monday-Friday and Sundays) $275 per team until 9/1/17 18 and older

1702 North 4th Street Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928-213-2300 For more information please visit our webpage at The Aquaplex is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness. Enjoy year round activities and programs, including swimming, a climbing wall, group exercise classes, and a fitness floor. An admission fee is charged to participate in activities and programs in this facility either by paying a daily admission fee or purchasing a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month membership. Discounts for classes are given if you are a pass holder. Meeting rooms and a party room are available for rent by the general public. Please see the website for additional information and pricing.

Open Pickle Ball


Monday-Friday, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Sundays, 3:45-5:45 p.m.

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Free to pass holders. Daily admission price is $2 for adults and $1.75 for youth Punch passes, $30 for youth and $35 for adults (20 visits), $40 for youth and $50 for adults (30 visits) 12 and older

Friday Night Hoops

Bring a team of 5 players and get ready to scrimmage! Winners stay on the court and play until they lose. Days/Times: Fridays, 6:00-8:45 p.m. Ages: 16 and older

Personal Training

Take your workouts to the next level through personal training with Travis. Discounts for members and bulk session purchases. Don’t suffer through another mediocre workout: “commit to be fit today!” Contact the Aquaplex for more information.

Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes are FREE and UNLIMITED (excludes classes taught by contracted instructors for pass holders. Non-pass holders pay daily admission price and includes use of the of facility before or after your class. See the monthly group fitness calendar at the front desk or for a full list of classes, days, and times. We strive to program the movement studio for all ages at convenient dates, days, and times. Space and equipment in classes are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to set up your space and equipment.

Group Fitness Class Descriptions Adversity Resistance Training (A.R.T.)

Develop life skills and use teamwork to overcome adversity in this advanced, highly intense program. If you can fight through A.R.T, you can fight through anything! Ages: 12 and older

Cycle Express

Need a fast, intense workout at lunch or before work? Cycle Express is for you! Our intense 45-minute cycling class is designed to get you in and out with time to spare. Ages: 16 and older

Feldenkrais Method

Rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Bring comfortable clothes and a yoga mat, if you have one. Low intensity, low impact movement. Ages: 16 and older

Group Cycle

Get a ride in with our instructors and increase endurance and strength. Our Kaiser stationary bikes offer a wide range of adjustments for any rider, and a comfortable ride for both new and experienced cyclists. Our bikes are Shimano SPD compatible. Ages: 16 and older

Insanity Live!

Master athletic training drills, cardio conditioning and strength training to reach your personal best in this moderate intensity class. Ages: 16 and older

Kids Fit Junior

Kid friendly exercise and fitness activities designed to keep your children moving and having fun without realizing they are getting a workout! Ages: 2-5

Kids Yoga

One hour of yoga stretches, poses and techniques designed with the kid in mind! For the flexible and inflexible alike, Kids Yoga will help your child increase flexibility, balance, concentration and relaxation while having fun! Ages: 5-12


Athletic Yoga

Group-focused total-body strength and cardio class that incorporates proven principles from personal training and functional strength coaching. Moderate to high intensity. Ages: 16 and older


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: 16 and older

This class will focus on building heat in the body and raising the heart rate, while working on stability and core strength for arm balances and inversions. Ages: 12 and older

Barre exercises will emphasize proper placement. Instruction strives to integrate both technique & lyrical expression. Center combinations focus on clean lines, musicality, & spacious movement. Adult dancers are advised to make adaptations to suit their needs. Ages: 11 and older Price: $16 per class or $50 for 4 classes


Strength & Stamina

Belly Dance Fitness

One hour of heart pumping exercise. A mix of continuous cardio and strength intervals synced to a fast beat and lively music. Moderate intensity. Ages: 12 and older

Core Fitness

Get a workout in and learn skills to take home too! Uses our Tru-Fit Unit® suspension trainers. Similar to TRX training, this is a moderate intensity class designed around multiplanar movement and functional fitness concepts. Ages: 12 and older

A fun, easy to follow, low impact workout for every fitness level that improves rhythm, flexibility and balance. Bring a veil and/or hip scarf if you have one, and get ready to shimmy! Ages: 12 and older

Whether injured or healthy, come for a personalized routine that will help strengthen the often underused area between the upper thighs and shoulders. Ages: 16 and older

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Recreation continued Vinyasa Yoga

An all levels yoga class focused on linking breath to movement. Ages: 16 and older

Womens’ Run/Walk

A female specific, physician designed program that is tailored to fit any runner or walker at their current fitness level. The program utilizes a run-walk method of training, with safety and long-term benefit at its core. Ages: 12 and older

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 and older

Yoga Nidra

Also called yogic sleep, is a type of meditation where the mind is consciously aware and the body is relaxed. It may help to release muscle tension, ease stress, lower blood pressure and improve sleep. This form of meditation is guided and will last between 35-45 minutes. Please dress warm and comfortably. You may want to bring a towel or blanket for added support. Ages: 16 and older


The original dance fitness program! Some classes may be provided by contractors – check the schedule to see if an additional fee is required. Ages: 12 and older Be sure to check out our Climbing Wall, with routes for beginners and advanced climbers alike. Check out our calendar at for wall hours. Remember, no experience required!

Aquatic Classes (Ages 12+) Water Aerobics

Come and join us in the pool for a fun intermediate cardio and strength building, full body workout.

Water Boot Camp

A heart pumping cardio and strength building, full body workout in the pool will keep you coming back for more.

Water Yoga

Aqua Yoga is a low impact and low intensity class, which focuses on building balance, strength, range of motion, core stability and coordination.

Water Zumba

Aqua Zumba is a fun cardio experience where you get to dance your heart out in the pool while getting fit.

Swim Lessons


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Private and Semi Private Swim Lessons

Sign up 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 to adults

Group Swimming Lessons

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

Community Events

Claire Harper, Recreation Supervisor - 928-213-2311 Rebecca Penado, Recreation Coordinator – 928-213-2312 Are you planning a wedding or special event in a City park? Recreation Services rents many beautiful parks and facilities and our updated permit makes the process easy and will prove to be the best deal in town. Give us a call at 928213-2311 or 928-213-2312 to discuss your many options or visit us at www.

Bubble Palooza

Bubble Palooza, is the first ever celebration of bubbles in Flagstaff. All activities and 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, an inflatable foam pit, human spheres, the chance to stand inside a bubble and much more! Lots of fun prizes and giveaways. Day/Date: Saturday, May 6 Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Ages: All ages Location: Foxglenn Park, 4200 E. Butler Ave (parking at Sinagua High School and Knoles Elementary School)

Concerts in the Park

We’re taking the show on the road! Stop by Jim Cullen Memorial Park or Bushmaster Park for great local music, games for the kids, and food vendors from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday in June and July. Jim Cullen Memorial Park, 519 W. Piute Rd. June 7 - Dave Logan Band June 14 - Tommy Dukes Band June 21 - Summit Dub Squad June 28 - Muskellunge

Bushmaster Park in the new Community Ramada, 3150 N. Alta Vista Dr. July 5 - Aly Jay July 12 - Celtic sponsored July 19 - Ryan Biter July 26 - Cara Alboucq

Children’s Music and Arts Festival

Join us for our annual Flagstaff Children’s Music and Arts Festival. Voted the Most Outstanding Cultural Event from Arizona Parks and Recreation Association, this family-friendly event celebrates the artistic potential of all youth in our community. In addition to dance and music performances, children can make recycled arts projects, participate in the instrument petting zoo, make their own musical instrument, and learn to paint, draw and create sculptures.

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Saturday, August 19, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free All ages Bushmaster Park, 3150 N. Alta Vista Dr.

Food Truck Festival

Come out and experience Flagstaff's first ever Food Truck Festival! 15+ food trucks from Flagstaff and across Arizona will be present. Each truck will have a $5 sampler menu. Contact Claire Harper at for more information, or if you want to be involved. Date/Time: Saturday, August 26, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: The City Hall Parking lot 211 W. Aspen Ave.

Downtown Newsletter Visit for the latest event information including event relevant Council meetings, street closures and event dates.

Special Event Feedback There are three ways to give event feedback to the City:  Phone: 928-213-2318  Email:  (click on “Report a Concern”)

Jay Lively Activity Center (JLAC) 1650 N. Turquoise Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928-213-2340

For more information please visit our webpage at The Jay Lively Activity Center is a year-round public ice skating rink that provides fun recreational opportunities for the entire family. Public skating, sticks and pucks, open hockey, freestyle, and adult skate sessions are some of the programs offered. Please see the monthly online calendar for the most up-to-date information on when each activity is offered. Private party room is available to rent during public skate sessions for special events and birthday parties. JLAC is also home to the NAU Club Hockey, Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association, Flagstaff Figure Skating Club, Coed Hockey and several adult hockey user groups.

Public Skating Hours

Tuesdays..................... 2:30-4:00 p.m. Wednesdays................. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:00 p.m. Thursdays................... 2:30-4:00 p.m. Fridays........................ 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 5:30-8:00 p.m. Saturdays.................... 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Public Skating Rates (per person)

Youth (5-17 years)................................................ $3.50 Adult (18 and older).............................................. $6.75 Active Military/ Senior (55+) ................................ $5.00 Skate Rental ......................................................... $4.00

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 The Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center is a recreation center designed for family fun and fitness and host to Coconino 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: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Fitness Center Memberships

Continue the road to a healthier and happier self in a modern, relaxed, and welcoming fitness facility. Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Prices: $6 per month or $65.50 per year Ages: 55+ Days/Times: Monday thru Thursday 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Friday 12:00-2:00 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, strengthened muscles, improved balance and much more! Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Prices: $1 per class Ages: 55+

Dancin’ with Miss Cori

Instructor: Cori Wahl, 530-680-2018 Days/Time: Thursday 9:00-9:30 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 928-714-0504 Days/Times: Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. Before October 4th Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. After October 4th Prices: Free Ages: 18+

Stand Tall Don't Fall

Learn sensorimotor activities that stimulate efficient functioning of the motor neural networks to support balance. Instructor Christina Boyd 928-863-0595 Days/Times: Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Prices: $15 per class. $7 per class with purchase of 4 week series. Ages: 18+

Therapeutic Stretch and Laugh Yoga

This offering utilizes gentle Iyengr Hatha Yoga. Safe techniques for body alignment, core strength are taught. Instructor: Melinda De Boer Ayrey 928-527-8604 Days/Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 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: Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Price: $13 per class. $42 for 4 classes. $69 for 8 classes Ages: 16+

Arts and Drawing Class

FUNdamentals of craft drawing! You will have a solid point of depth in which to create. Instructor: Dee Brewer 928-286-9088 call to register Days/Time: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Price: $47.95 per 4 week session Ages: 16+

Open Studio

Graduates of the Arts and Drawing Class utilize this time to refine their skills with practice. Days/Time: Wednesday, May 31, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 16+

Informal Writing Group

Instructor: Barbara Shovers 480-612-2461 or Days/Time: Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Guitar for Fun and Relaxation

Instructor Marc Worthington 505-614-6706 Call to register. Days/Time: Thursdays 3:00-4:00p.m. Price: $35 for 5 classes and $5 for materials Ages: 13+ 26

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Wisdom Seekers Book Discussion

Instructor: Barbara Shovers 480-612-2461 or Days/Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Wisdom Seekers Wellness Series

Instructor: Barbara Shovers 480-612-2461 or Days/Time: 2nd Tuesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Price: Free Ages: 18+

Table Tennis Club

This is not recreational, basement type ping pong, participants should be prepared to play at a higher level. For more information, please call Jack Welch at 714-0504 Days/Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Price: $1 per day Ages: 55+

Ongoing Drop-in and Free Programs Book Exchange

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.and 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Beginning Spanish

Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.



Tuesday,1:00 p.m.

Duplicate Bridge

Tuesday, 1:15 p.m.

Beginning Party Bridge

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Contract/Party Bridge

Monday & Thursday,1:00 p.m.

Mexican Train Dominos

Monday-Thursday, 1:00p.m.


Wednesday,1:00 p.m.

Beginning Duplicate Bridge

Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hal Jensen Recreation Center

2403 N. Izabel St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 928-213-2760 For more information please visit our webpage at www.flagstaff. 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 general public for clubs, groups and organizations.

Center Hours

Summer Hours Begin June 1 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

SUMMER2017 May through October Monday-Friday 1:00-8:00 p.m. (18+) Monday-Friday 2:15-8:00 p.m. (17 and under) Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (all ages) Snow Days 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. FUSD Closures 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (includes Winter and Spring breaks)

Health and Fitness Classes Orchids (Basic Technique for Turkish/Egyptian Dance) Move to ancient rhythms of the Middle East while you discover how to move your body in surprising ways. Many of the moves improves flexibility of the torso and the moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body undulation moves lengthens (decompress) and strengthens the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way. For questions or to sign up for this class, contact Karen Custer Thurston 928-773-7824 Date/Time: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Price: $40 month or $15 single class Age: All

Saturday 9. 16. 17 - Arizona Nordic Village

Al Rakasaat Company Class

Advanced skill level class for the finest Middle Eastern Dance Company in Northern Arizona. For questions or to sign up for this class, contact Karen Custer Thurston 928-773-7824 Date/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Price: $15 class Age: All







Tasty lunch!

Cold beer!

Cool swag!

Join us at the Arizona Nordic Village on September 16th for the 12th Annual Flagstaff Marathon, benefiting the Angel Fund at North Country HealthCare. The Flagstaff Marathon is a completely off-road course in the Coconino National Forest. It’s known as one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in the country.


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Recreation continued Summer Programs

Join us for fun filled days of recreation and leisure activities for the entire family!

Movies at Harkins Theater

A new movie offered each week throughout the summer. Please sign up at the center, and be there by 9:15 a.m. sharp! First come, first serve, only the first 10 youth to sign-up will be able to attend. Days/Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. Ages: 7-16 Price: Free

Youth Cooking Classes

Join us each week to help prepare a delicious and nutritious snack. Days/Time: Mondays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ages: 7-16 Price: Free

Arts and Crafts

From painting to sand art, you’ll find your creative side with this super fun and laid back class. Days/Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1:30-2:00 p.m. Ages: 7-16 Price: Free

Youth Cooking Classes

Join us each week to help prepare a delicious and nutritious snack. Days/Time: Mondays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Ages: 7-16 Price: Free


Join us each week for a game of wiffle ball which is a variation of the game of baseball. The game is played using a perforated, light-weight, resilient plastic ball and a long plastic bat. Days/Time: Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Ages: 7-16 Price: Free

Night Court

Price: Ages: Days/Times: Price: Ages:

Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:45 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. $6.50 (ages 18-54) or $5.50 (ages 55 and older and active military) per month $59.00 (ages 18-54) or $48.25 (ages 55 and older and active military) per year 18 and older Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. $2.25 month or $20.00 year 13-17 years

Special Events These are a few of our special events starting in Mid-May through October. The ones listed below may not include new opportunities for fun, so please contact the center for more information.

Northern Arizona’s Got Talent Singing Competition

Shake off the nerves and tryout for your shot at becoming Northern Arizona’s Got Talent 2018 winner! Participants will compete in 3 age categories: 12 and under, 13-17, and 18 and up.

Preliminaries: May 3 & 10, held at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. (no registrations will be taken after 7:00 p.m. as auditions will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.) Semi-Finals: May 24, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Competition begins at 6:00.p.m. Finals: May 31, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Competition begins at 6:00 p.m. and there is a $5 entry fee.

Touch A Truck

Come climb, crawl, and explore some really neat vehicles! Including; Fire trucks, bomb squad truck and robots, monster ambulance, Truly Nolan limousine, snow plow simulator and much more!!! Days/Times: Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Price: Free Ages: All For more information on any of these special events, please call the Hal Jensen Recreation Center at (928)213-2760

Siler Homes Activity Center (SHAC) 3330 E. Elder Flagstaff, AZ 213-2760 (Hal Jensen Recreation Center)

Join us in playing and competing with and against the “GOOD GUYS” from the Flagstaff Police Department. Dates/Time: 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Price: Free Age: 6th grade through 12th grade Location: Coconino High School

various group games. The Center is open to all ages and is also available for private rentals. We will be planning new activities and gathering information on other ideas and activities that the community would like to see offered. We look forward to seeing you there.

Fitness Center

Center Hours

Weight Room Passes

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, 6:00-9:00 a.m.


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The Siler Homes Activity Center offers crafts, board games, and

Monday-Friday Saturdays

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (all ages) 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (all ages)


Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library

Locations: Downtown Library 300 W. Aspen Avenue 928.213.2330

East Flagstaff Community Library 3000 N. 4th Street 928.213.2348

SUMMER2017 Date & Time: Wednesdays, June 7th - July 19th, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: 18+

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Read, log minutes, write book reviews, and complete fun missions to earn points and win prizes. Check out our website for additional information at: Date & Time: June 5th - July 21st Location: Downtown Library and East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 18+

Friends of the Flagstaff Public Library Book Club

Information on upcoming titles can be found on our website at: Date & Time: 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All are welcome

Popular Science Book Discussion

Library Services FREE Computer and Technology Instruction

Sign up for free computer and technology help. Receive assistance with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), eBooks, email accounts, social media, Photoshop, and more. Downtown Library, 213-2330, and East Flagstaff Community Library, 213-2348. Please call the appropriate information desk to schedule an appointment.

Book Club Kits

The Downtown Library has Book Club Kits for local reading groups to use for discussions. The kits include eight copies of the book, discussion guidelines, author information, and other suggested resources.

Energy Meters

The Downtown Library has energy meters you can check out for home use. The energy meter helps you measure and track the amount of electricity used by various appliances and electronic devices in your home to save energy and money.

Recycling at the Library

The Downtown Library partners with the Sustainability Department to provide multiple recycling options for the community. Accepted items include: ink cartridges, CDs & DVDs, cell phones & MP3s, and residential batteries.

Clubs, Events & Classes All library events are free of charge.

Downtown Library Adult Summer Programming Series

Join us for an hour of creative, interesting programs with a different theme each week. Check out the library website for program details at:

Join us for the next installment of the Science Book Club. We are reading Sync by Steven Strogatz. Books will be available for pick up starting May 16th at the Information Desk. Date & Time: Monday, July 31st, 6:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: 18+

Youth Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Read, log minutes, write book reviews, and complete fun missions to earn points and win prizes during the summer. Check out our website for a calendar of additional events at: Date & Time: June 5th - July 21st Location: Downtown Library and East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 0-17

Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff

Join us for our special kickoff event in the Community Room of the Downtown Library to get help signing up, join in crafts, and win prizes. Date & Time: Monday, June 6th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All Ages

Tweens and Teens Summer Reading Kickoff

Tweens and Teens join our outdoor kickoff with water balloons, yard games, and more! Date & Time: Tuesday, June 6th, 1:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: Ages 8+

Digging in the Dirt, Part II

Beginning Tuesdays in June, the Downtown Library is once again offering the special programming series “Digging in the Dirt.” Get your hands dirty as we join local gardeners Terra BIRDS to help revitalize the library’s garden areas. Learn what makes things grow, help create a butterfly and bird garden, and be a community steward in this hands-on program. Registration required. This program • SUMMER 2017


Library continued was supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Date & Time: Tuesdays, June 6th - July 18th, 11:00-12:30 Location: Downtown Library Ages: All ages

Arty Party

Stories and crafts. Date & Time: Wednesdays, June 14th & 28th, July 12th, 10:30 a.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: 3+

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and lunch to Wheeler Park as we hold our annual “Teddy Bear Picnic.” Games, stories and a giant Teddy Bear, of course. Date & Time: Wednesday, June 7th at 12:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All Ages

Summer Reading Wrap Up

Celebrate the completion of our Summer Reading Challenge with special events. Watch our website for more details on this and other programs. Date & Time: Friday, July 21st Details at: Location: Downtown Library Ages: All Ages

Summer Storytime Fun

A six week series of stories and songs provided by library staff and special guests from the community. Date & Time: Tuesdays, June 13th – July 18th, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Ages 0-2 Thursdays, June 15th – July 20th, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Ages 3-5 Location: Downtown Library

Family Storytime

Stop by the library any Wednesday evening for this special time of stories and songs for the whole family. Date & Time: Wednesdays, 6:00. Year round. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All ages

Saturday Story Stop

Start your weekend off with this fun-filled morning of stories, songs, and crafts. Date & Time: Saturdays, 10:30a.m.. Year round. Location: Downtown Library Ages: All ages

East Flagstaff Community Library Summer Reading Challenge at the East Flagstaff Community Library

Join the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Libraries for the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC). Receive points for every minute you read and collect prizes. 30

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Celebrate opening day on June 5th and check the library website calendar to learn more about other great SRC festivities. Date & Time: June 5th - July 21st Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: All ages

Stitching by the Books

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 community. Date & Time: Mondays, June 5th – July 31th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 9+

Family Movie Night

Enjoy popcorn and a free viewing "The Goonies". Date & Time: Tuesday, June 27th, 6:00 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: All ages

STEM Craft Challenge

Express your creativity with fun STEM challenges and crafts. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to start date. Date & Time: Tuesdays, June 13th – July 18th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: Ages 5-13

Lego Club

You bring the imagination, we’ll supply the LEGOs and a challenge for fun-filled afternoons of creating and building. Date & Time: Thursdays, June 15th – July 13th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: Grades K-5th

Game Day

Play game systems and table top games in our community room. Date & Time: Fridays, June 16th – July 7th, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 10 -17

Baby Laptime

Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays, knee bounces, rhymes, and more with your infant. Date & Time: Thursdays, June 14th – July 20th, 9:00-9:30 p.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 0-2

Toddler Tales

Your toddler will delight in this special time for stories, songs, games, and more. Date & Time: Wednesdays, June 14th – July 19th, 10:00-10:30 a.m. Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 2-3

Read & Play

During this special time, the library provides a setting for the child and parent to play and interact together one-on-one with toys, crafts, and books. No registration required. Date & Time: Fridays, June 16th - July 14th, 9:30-10:15am Location: East Flagstaff Community Library Ages: 0-3


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Examples of Piles in Violation of Bulky Regulations: Examples of Piles in Violation of Bulky Regulations: Examples of Piles in Violation of Bulky Regulations:

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c Televisions or appliances. Call 928-213-2110 to schedule a special pickup

c Televisions or appliances. Call Items cannot be placed curbside until one week prior to the scheduled startadate. 928-213-2110 to schedule Call 928-213-2110Debris or visit for more information. special pickup c Construction Items cannot be placed curbside until one week to the scheduled start date. c prior Televisions or appliances. Call Call 928-213-2110 or visit for more information. 928-213-2110 to schedule a Items not bagged, Pilespickup in excess of 5’ x 5’ x 10’ special ccConstruction Debrisboxed, or bundled. Items cannot be placed curbside until one week prior to the scheduled start date. Call 928-213-2110 or visit for more information.

ITEMS MAY ONLY BE 25-Dec c Items not bagged, boxed, or bundled. Piles in excess of 5’ x 5’ x 10’ PLACED CURBSIDE UP TO ONE WEEK PRIOR TO START DATE. c Please make sure your items are bagged, boxed, or bundled, neatly c Items not bagged, boxed, or bundled. Piles in excess of 5’ x 5’ x 10’ stacked curbside, and 3 ft. from any other objects.

c Please make sure your items are bagged, boxed, or bundled, neatly • FALL 2016 27 stacked curbside, and 3 ft. from any other objects. • FALL 2016 27 c Please make sure your items are bagged, boxed, or bundled, neatly stacked curbside, and 3 ft. from any other objects. • FALL 2016 27 • SUMMER 2017

c Please make sure your items are bagged, boxed, or bundled, neatly stacked curbside, and 3 ft. from any other objects.



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