Newsletter September 2021
La Cholla Boulevard: Project of the Year Award
ORO VALLEY MAYOR & COUNCIL Joe Winfield, Mayor Melanie Barrett, Vice Mayor Tim Bohen, Councilmember Harry “Mo” Greene, Councilmember
The Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association has named Oro Valley winner of the 2021 Project of the Year for Transportation Projects $5 - $25 million for its project, La Cholla Boulevard: Overton Road to Tangerine Road. Throughout the design and construction, the Town of Oro Valley partnered with Pima County and the RTA. The improvements provide traffic capacity and all-weather crossings, improve user safety and operations, and increase mobility. Safety upgrades include widening, roadway profile, bicycle lanes, separate path/ sidewalk, turn lanes at intersections, signalized pedestrian crossings, an equestrian crossing, and stormwater conveyance under La Cholla Blvd. that also provides safe animal crossings. The project was designed by AECOM, and construction provided by Hunter Contracting.
Joyce Jones-Ivey, Councilmember Josh Nicolson, Councilmember Steve Solomon, Councilmember For Mayor and Councilmembers, call: (520) 229-4700 email@example.com Town Manager Mary Jacobs (520) 229-4725
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PODCAST: OVPD’S K-9 UNIT
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Have you heard the latest episode of the Town’s podcast, This is Oro Valley? In this month’s episode, host Town Manager Mary Jacobs sits down with Officer Roger Reynolds to discuss the Oro Valley Police Department’s K-9 unit. If you love dogs, you won’t want to miss this one! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on Apple Music, Google Podcasts or Spotify. You can listen directly from the Town’s website by clicking here, or visit www.orovalleyaz.gov and type “PODCAST” in the search bar.
Newsletter | September 2021
Council meetings to resume September 8 Following their summer recess, Oro Valley Town Council will resume meetings on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The September 8 meeting will also kick off the start of in-person meetings in the newly renovated Council Chambers at Town Hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. In the wake of COVID-19 and online meetings, there will be some changes to the way people are able to engage with Council meetings, if they are unable to attend in person. As this newsletter went to press, those details were still being finalized. Please keep an eye out for an upcoming announcement with more information. In the meantime, Town Boards and Commissions have also begun transitioning some meetings back to in-person. Please verify where/how your meeting is being conducted by checking the meeting agenda in advance. If a meeting is being held via Zoom, that information will be indicated at the top of the agenda page. Agendas and meeting schedules can be found at www.orovalleyaz.gov or by clicking here.
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COVID-19 is still a fluid situation, so be sure to verify the safety guidelines of the building or facility you will be entering. As this newsletter went to press, Town of Oro Valley indoor facilities* are still operating according to the May 21 guidelines: Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not currently vrequired to wear a face mask in Town facilities. If you have not been vaccinated, we kindly ask that you continue to follow CDC guidelines by wearing a face mask and observing social distancing. *The only exception to this guideline is the Magistrate Court, which is subject to guidelines set by the Arizona Superior Court and Supreme Court. Please check Court building signage for the latest guidelines.
STILL NEED A VACCINATION? Visit www.pima.gov/covid19vaccine, or call the Pima County vaccine information and registration assistance call center at 520-222-0119.
Remember: shopping locally is a reinvestment in your quality of life! Find out what your favorite businesses are doing to keep you safe by visiting www.ovsafesteps.com.
NOW OPEN: • Cost Cutters 10420 N. La Cañada Dr. #100 (New Owner)
• Silver Mountain Mining Operations LLC 10861 N. Mavinee #141
• Cost Cutters Vistoso 12112 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. (New Owner)
• Soss Investments LLC 1822 E. Innovation Park Dr.
COMING SOON: • Icon Golf Cart Superstore 10565 N. Oracle Rd.
FREE UPCOMING EVENTS
• KS Classic Homes 11901 N. 1st Ave. #100
For more event information, please visit www.orovalleyaz.gov
Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch Art Projects for Kids 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Saturday, September 11, 9 – 11 a.m. Remembering Christina Taylor Green: Butterfly art project. Don’t forget the Heirloom Farmers Market every Saturday morning!
Live Music at Steam Pump Ranch
Movies on the Lawn
10901 N. Oracle Rd. Friday, September 3 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Oro Valley Community Center 10555 N. La Cañada Dr. Saturday, September 25 at sunset
Band: Final Approach
Movie: Raya the Last Dragon
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