DC Ranch November 2019

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Community survey draws response


CUBExec expands workspace options


Neighborhood spotlight: The Haciendas

Making a splash

The Country Club at DC Ranch gets upgrades galore

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The birth of a Preserve nature trail

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Giving thanks DC Ranch News is a not-for-profit newspaper published by the DC Ranch Community Council to promote the DC Ranch lifestyle. The publication strives to build community by connecting current and future residents along with DC Ranch stakeholders through interesting stories and pictures. Ranch News offers value to its advertisers and perpetuates DC Ranch’s community values. DC Ranch Community Council spotlights local businesses as a service to the community and for information purposes only. DC Ranch does not recommend or endorse any described products or services. Community Engagement Director Jona Davis Senior Communications Manager Mike Gertzman Communications Coordinators Elizabeth Dankert, Alexandra Duemer and Terri Raimondi 480.585.1641 communications.team@dcranchinc.com dcranch.com

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November is the perfect time to express gratitude, for ... … DC Ranch pups that bring their owners to Desert Camp Community Center for a visit (and a dog biscuit!) … the energetic children who play with joy at The Homestead splash pad

… the Signature community events that unite residents and families with a sense of tradition

… the DC Ranch merchants that wine, dine, serve and spoil us with quality restaurants, products and services

… the vision and commitment of DMB to create such a beautiful and special place for us to live, work and play … the residents who give of their time to make DC Ranch a better place

... the talented DC Ranch staff who serve the community with passion and pride

Sustaining and fostering a strong, dynamic, well-maintained and desirable community takes attentiveness from ALL of us. If you’ve wanted to learn more about our community, its governance, how things operate and what makes it special, apply for the inaugural DC Ranch Leadership Development Program. This collaboration between Community Council and the Ranch Association kicks off in January 2020. Learn more about the program on page 9. Happy Thanksgiving,

Jenna Kohl Community Council Executive Director


Living Connected DC Ranch seamlessly connects people to the beauty of both the created environment and the natural Sonoran Desert. Residents feel a sense of community, connecting with each other in friendship and common interest. It is a thoughtfully crafted community designed with unprecedented attention to detail. DC Ranch has a distinctive governance structure with ample resources that exist to ensure a legacy of an amenity-rich and active way of life. The highest standards and a convenient north Scottsdale location establish DC Ranch as a nationally desirable place to live with an exceptional quality of life and premium home values.



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Ranch Updates

Ranch Association response to the 2019 Community Survey



he following is intended to provide a response to the resident feedback that was received from this year’s community survey relating to Ranch Association services.

Landscape and Maintenance Over the

course of the last 12 months, new operational schedules were developed for maintenance and landscape; a new time and attendance tracking system was implemented to provide accountability and cost tracking, a landscape procedures manual was developed and a new work order system was installed.

Turf Conditions/Irrigation The turf

management program has been revamped, which serves as the basis for sound agronomic practices where turf health is concerned. The turf fertilization and weed control programs have also been revamped. It will take some time for turf conditions to reach the desired result. In addition, the irrigation system is being renovated. There are more than 100 irrigation controllers scheduled for replacement this year and the work is on schedule. These improvements will save an estimated 75 million gallons of irrigation water compared to the prior year.


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Tree Maintenance An update to the

tree management program is now in development. There are over 20,000 trees valued at more than $100 million for which the Association is responsible. As the community ages, the trees require more maintenance than clearance for safety purposes. We are now utilizing third-party services to implement proper tree grooming practices for all trees under the Association’s care.

Fire Fuel Maintenance After recently

meeting with the Scottsdale Fire Marshall, we are implementing a pilot program in the Desert Parks Village to model the fire fuel clean-up process and related expense. The primary areas for concern in addition to Desert Parks are Arcadia, Horseshoe Canyon, The Parks at Silverleaf and the Desert Camp Village. Funding will be provided in the 2020 operating budget.

Culvert and Stormwater Management System There are 184 culverts, all of

which are clear and functional. New equipment was purchased this year, and our storm water management plan was improved. By the end of the year, all stormwater system concerns identified with last October’s storms will be completely repaired. A new drone will provide aerial observations following heavy rains.

Security Services Anderson Security Agency joined the DC Ranch Team December 28, 2018. After a 90-day get-acquainted period, Anderson is performing as expected and is exceeding service levels provided by the previous security agency. Additional hours for security patrols and dispatch services are being evaluated with the 2020 budget development process. Sub-Association Management There are 10 sub-associations that are not managed by Ranch Association. In 2020, Ranch Association plans to implement a management pilot program that entails managing one of the sub-associations for a one-year period. The pilot will be evaluated to decide if additional sub-association management by Ranch Association should be considered. Community Standards Enforcement The

department was reorganized this year by appointing a new department manager and adding 30 more hours per week. An additional 20 hours per week are being evaluated with the 2020 budget development process.

Speeding A second speed camera was

purchased earlier this year. There are two photo speed cameras that are in operation nearly every day. One camera focuses on thoroughfares and the other around park areas. Nearly 100 speeding fines of $300 were issued in 2019 through September. While speeds have slowed, speeding in general remains a safety concern.

NVM Program The Neighborhood Voting Member (NVM) program was revamped this year. Districts were adjusted and the total NVM count was increased from 43 to 44. There are two NVM events scheduled annually, where NVMs receive training and community updates. Resident Leadership Program Ranch

Association and Community Council staff are developing a Resident Leadership program that will provide an opportunity for more owners to become involved with the community’s governance. This new program is scheduled to roll out in January 2020 (see page 9).

Conversations in the Park This program

was part of the Association’s goals and objectives and it has been a popular event; four events were held through September with more to be scheduled. The program fosters clear and open communication with DC Ranch neighborhoods.

Wireless Coverage Most of the community is well equipped to provide wireless coverage. However, there are areas in Windgate Canyon and Country Club at Cross Canyon where cell coverage remains limited. There are 13 mini-cell towers located within the community’s residential areas with three more “in the works.” We estimate another 15 are needed in the previously mentioned areas and will continue communicating with the providers and appropriate brokers to increase the coverage map.

2020 Budget and Neighborhood Voting Member ballots

Next year’s budget and assessment information will be mailed to residents by the end of November. Included in the mailing will be ballots to elect Neighborhood Voting Members for next year. Election ballots are due back to The Ranch Offices by Friday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Election winners will be announced on DCRanch.com. New terms for NVMs begin January 1, 2020.

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Monthly Planner The following is a list of events and activities at DC Ranch in November; some have fees. For the most current program and event information and to register, please visit DCRanch.com or call 480.342.7178.


Doga (yoga with your canine!) 9 to 10 a.m. | Desert Camp


Pickleball Clinics Intermediate: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Beginners: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Desert Camp


Ranch Association Board of Directors meeting 6 to 7:30 p.m. | The Homestead


Food Truck Night: New Orleans style! 5 to 7:30 p.m. | Desert Camp


Community Council Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Desert Camp


TGIF Little Wranglers: Happy Camper 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Desert Camp TGIF Tweens: KTR (Kids That Rip) 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Desert Camp Off the Ranch: Bowling 6 to 8 p.m. | Bowlero

SATURDAY | NOV. 9 Women’s Club: Annual Scavenger Hunt 1 to 4 p.m. | RSVP for details


DC Ranch Gives: Toy Drive kickoff Drop off at The Homestead or Desert Camp

TGIF Little Wranglers: Happy Camper Friday, Nov. 8 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Desert Camp

TGIF Tweens: KTR (Kids That Rip) Friday, Nov. 8 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Depart Desert Camp Leave the kids to us! Little ones (ages 4 to 7) will enjoy a special “camp out” experience while kids (ages 8 to 12) visit the new indoor action sports playground in Scottsdale. Dinner included. AR-GCI0173471-06


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TUESDAY | NOV. 12 Modification Committee Meeting 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street


Grapenuts: Wine and cheese pairing 6 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp


Kid’s Cuisine 5:30 to 8 p.m. | The Homestead

Women’s Club: Annual Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Nov. 9 | 1 to 4 p.m. RSVP for details You’re invited to join the DC Ranch Women’s Club 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt. Participants will register as individuals and be placed into teams to solve clues and take photo evidence. This is a fun opportunity to make new friends while exploring the community and getting some steps in. Final stop includes prizes, beverages and small bites.

SATURDAY | NOV. 16 DC Ranch Hiking Group 9 a.m. to Noon | Copper Ridge School Potluck and Karaoke: Cohosted by Women’s Club and Men’s Club 5 to 8 p.m. | Desert Camp


Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre 6 to 9 p.m. | The Homestead


Parent Education Series: Internet safety 6 to 7 p.m. | Desert Camp


Game Night: Viva Las Vegas 7 to 9 p.m. | The Homestead


Modification Committee Meeting 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Ranch Offices on Market Street


DC Ranch Gives: Harvest Compassion Center 7:30 a.m. to Noon The Homestead

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

9375 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sunday, Nov. 17 6 to 9 p.m. The Homestead This hilarious, interactive murder mystery dinner theatre allows residents to see a show, enjoy a three-course meal and become a detective. Set in the silent film era of 1920’s Hollywood, participants are encouraged to dress the part and help solve the mystery.

RECURRING EVENTS All Levels Yoga Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. | The Homestead

Yoga Basics Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 to 10 a.m. | The Homestead Strength and Balance Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Homestead Duplicate Bridge Club Tuesdays 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Social Bridge Club Wednesdays 12:30 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

The Art Club Thursdays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp Drop-in Pickleball Fridays | 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays | 4 to 6 p.m. Desert Camp

Estate Planning Probate Trust Administration Business Planning QDROS Elder Law Bankruptcy Tax Controversies

Canasta Club Fridays | 1 to 4 p.m. Desert Camp

Fourth Friday Social Hour Every fourth Friday | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Desert Camp DC Ranch Women’s Club: Liking Hiking Every second Tuesday | 8:00 a.m. Every fourth Saturday | 8:00 a.m. Email slowenhar@gmail.com for details.

Game Night: Viva Las Vegas

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Saturday, Nov. 23 7 to 9 p.m. The Homestead Feeling lucky? Take a chance and join friends and neighbors for a night of fun playing classic casino games. Playing tokens will be provided. Light appetizers and beverages included.

Attorney Scott Jensen, JD

Arizona Musicfest The Stars Shine Brighter in North Scottsdale!



DC Ranch Gives: Toy Drive

Monday, Nov. 11 to Friday, Dec. 13 Drop off at The Homestead or Desert Camp Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children assists children and families facing childhood cancer. This year, DC Ranch Gives has adopted families who otherwise could not afford gifts. Help brighten a child's holiday season by selecting a gift from their wish list. Stop by the Giving Tree at either of the DC Ranch community centers to pick up a wish tag. Please return the gifts, unwrapped and with the tag, to either community center by Friday, Dec. 13. DC Ranch staff will deliver the gifts to Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children in time for their annual family holiday party.



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Shining a light on four-legged ranchers!


nter your dog for a chance to be featured in the next issue of Ranch News. Please email a photo of your dog, their name, age and a few lines about what makes them special to communications.team@dcranchinc.com

Have you taken the PUP Pledge?

DC Ranch is a community that loves its residents and their pets—offering an abundance of paths, trails and parks to enjoy together. Show your pride in being a PUP-friendly owner in DC Ranch, committed to picking up after pets to keep the community clean and inviting for all. Visit the ‘My Home’ tab on DCRanch.com to complete your pledge and receive an official PUP bandanna, leash and doggie bags.



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“Sadie is a 7-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Sadie was a " foster fail" and came to live with us for a couple of weeks until she was adopted but stole our hearts and we adopted her! She enjoys eating, sleeping and saying hello to other dog friends on our evening walks in the neighborhood.” —David and April

“Yeager is a very active 7-year-old Yorkie. He’s always up for a “to go” box with a bit of bacon or burger from our favorite dog-friendly Market Street restaurants.” —Leslie

“Hi! This is Lucy. She is a 5-year-old soft coated Wheaten terrier in the Desert Camp community. Lucy makes friends wherever she goes. Her long eyelashes and unusual coloring attract attention all the time. She is sweet, sweet, sweet and loves to play with her neighboring dog buddies.” —Eileen

Newsworthy Ballots can be dropped off If you have not yet mailed in your Nov. 5 Scottsdale election ballot, your vote can still be counted. Ballots may be dropped off as follows: Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park, 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale • Monday, Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Indian Bend Wash Visitors Center, 4201 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale • Monday, Nov. 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The election covers the city’s General Obligation Bond measures and the continuation of Scottsdale Unified School District’s Maintenance & Operations Override. The Community Council supports the bonds and has identified many benefits for DC Ranch and Scottsdale, if voters pass all three bond questions.

Community center upgrades completed

This summer was busy with ongoing reserve and capital projects. The The Homestead Homestead Community Center grand hall now has an improved sound system, including hearing loop capabilities for the hearing impaired. The hearing loop allows guests to sync Bluetooth enabled hearing aid devices directly into the sound system. Residents will see professional array column speakers near the stage that

direct sound towards the audience and 12 new full-range ceiling speakers. New carpeting also gives the grand hall a fresh look. Desert Camp Community Center improvements included parking lot curbing repairs and sealcoating, path and trail concrete repairs, bridge structural repairs and north patio string light replacements.

New leadership development program offered

DC Ranch is launching a new leadership development program for residents interested in learning more about the community’s governance and operations. The program’s goal is to equip participants with the knowledge to serve in future roles as a member of a committee, focus group, outreach ambassador, Neighborhood Voting Member or on a Board of Directors. It allows residents to get to know others in a collaborative, learning format and establish positive, long-term working relationships. There will be eight sessions, one every other week, beginning in January with each including classroom-style instruction and an interactive segment to problem-solve and work collectively. The program application and more detailed information are available on DCRanch.com. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

New location for Ranch Offices on Market Street

The Ranch Offices on Market Street are moving to a Market Street building directly across the street from the current location. The phone number will remain 480-513-1500. Did you know? You can find updated information and links about matters of interest in and around DC Ranch on dcranch.com/newsworthy

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n May 5, The Country Club at DC Ranch officially opened its new $8.5 million-dollar facilities and expansion. Featuring a modern Fitness and Performance Center, a Kids’ Club, Teen Room, resort style pool, Ranch House Restaurant and poolside Bar; The Country Club at DC Ranch combines sophistication with pure, recreational fun.

As a member-owned Club, members have a pride in ownership, always wanting to see the Club successful. Phase I, which included the expansion of the main clubhouse, was so well received that Phase 2 was the next obvious step. The expansion started after a very successful vote from the membership at the Club approving the new facilities. With great input from members and the Board, the Club worked with PHX Architecture, Studio V and Wespac Construction to build the final project.


he new Fitness and Performance Center offers the latest and most hi-tech equipment to help members achieve their ultimate fitness goals. Located on the second floor, the facility offers beautiful, panoramic views of the Valley. Wide-open spaces


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allow for our full-time staff to be present on the floor during high volume hours, educating, empowering and encouraging members with their training. With a combination of innovative cardio machines, strength equipment and group fitness classes, this facility is one of the most modern in town.

The Ranch House is the new restaurant featuring a farm to table experience in a casual atmosphere. Executive Chef Lenny Rubin recognized that use of the DC Ranch community garden was a great opportunity to grow locally sourced, organic

produce for the menu. Providing members with a comfortable setting and relaxed dress-code, The Ranch House is the perfect place for an easy-going lunch or dinner, after workout smoothie or Sunday Brunch. Featuring some new specialties like the Ahi Poke Bowl, Grilled Salmon Gyro and Ranch House Steak Wrap, while still offering pool food favorites, The Ranch House has something for everyone. n emphasis on family separates The Country Club at DC Ranch from other clubs in town. Today, we have generations of families who live in the Scottsdale area. With family in mind, The Club

(Clockwise from far left) The Ranch House Restaurant, The Corral Kid’s Club, resort-style pool, The Hide Out teen room, Fitness and Performance Center

debut a nine-hole short course. In continuing with The Club’s brand, the short course is named The Horseshoe. Featuring nine holes ranging from 54 to 117 yards, this course will be perfect for a relaxing, fun, quick round of golf. Great for beginner golfers, wine and dines, family golf, lessons, Juniors, and quick rounds; this course is an excellent fit for members. For golfers new to the sport who may be intimidated to play a traditional course, the short course allows for a fun opportunity to learn and enjoy the game. The Horseshoe features the same TifEagle Bermuda grass putting surface greens as the main course. Fronting these nine greens are sand bunkers for a similar look that members would experience on a traditional golf course.

P Members are busier than ever and want an opportunity to play golf even when they do not have four hours to commit. In November, the Club will debut a nine-hole short course.

built a new resort-style pool allowing members to feel like they are on permanent vacation. While parents or grandparents are dining, working out or playing golf, the little ones are well taken care of in The Corral, the new Kids’ Club. And let’s not forget about the tweens. There is nothing cooler than having your own space to hangout, play games and chill with friends. The Hideout is just that, for kids 10 and over.


here is no denying that golf will always remain at the forefront at The Country Club at DC Ranch. Members are busier than ever and want an opportunity to play even when they do not have four hours to commit. In November, the Club will

art of the Club’s success is having some of the most innovative and contemporary facilities and programs in town. The Board is very forward thinking by continuing to look for what is next in creating a modern and sophisticated Club experience. At the end of the day, it is members and employees who make the Club what it is. Dubbed as “The Friendliest Club in Town,” The Country Club is renowned for its welcoming and active membership base. The Club is currently accepting applications for Golf Equity, Junior Golf, Sports Social and Clubhouse memberships. For more information, please visit ccdcranch.com or call 480-342-7246.

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Marketplace CUBExec expands workspace options

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he North Scottsdale business community is growing, and CUBExec at Market Street is growing along with it. The modern workspace solution recently added a second level with 19 offices, a sleek new boardroom and a meeting venue to continue supporting the success of entrepreneurs, small businesses and more.

an HD TV for presenting and electronic privacy shades. It’s the perfect place to hold any professional meeting and can seat up to twelve comfortably. If more space is needed, the new Meeting Venue seats up to fifty people.

The new Boardroom is equipped with optimum technology that includes CUBExec # 20715 N Pima Rd, 108 easy HDMI hookup for Scottsdale, AZ 85255 any laptop, 480.930.4000

The Boardroom, Meeting Venue, and additional meeting spaces are available at an hourly or day rate. Workspace packages are customized based on your business needs. Visit cubexec.com for more information.

Each modern, professional office comes furnished with workstations for one or more individuals. The rest of the workspace is a canvas for each tenant to personalize. CUBExec offers all-inclusive pricing that includes flexible terms, 24-hour secured access, meeting room hours, mail services and more.

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RTT Home Group currently has 4 motivated buyers looking for DC Ranch homes. Call us before you talk to anyone else as we may be able to sell your home off market.

I relocated to Arizona from New Mexico for a job promotion in 2001. After lots of research and following the growth in North Scottsdale, I decided that DC Ranch was a top pick for opening my business. Being close to the 101 and part of a growing community (both residential/business), I feel that I made the right choice.

CUBExec at Market Street offers more than just workspace. One of the most exclusive amenities is the community of thriving professionals. The large common area sparks networking and collaboration opportunities. The outdoor common area and paths take it to the next level of relaxation. Fuel your day with the complimentary coffee and snack bar or take your pick of popular restaurants on-site.

Merchant Corner:

Lori Cordova The UPS Store

What got you interested in your job? I worked for UPS for close to 20 years with the majority of my career in upper management.

Knowing another relocation was inevitable and wanting to stay here, I decided to work for myself and open my own store in Scottsdale!

What’s your go-to breakfast?

I like to treat myself to weekend brunch at The Herb Box on Market Street. The red velvet pancakes and breakfast burrito are so yummy.

What is a motto you live by?

“Be the reason someone smiles today.”

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Perfect Smile Merriment on Market Street:

An annual holiday tradition



It’s the perfect time oak up the of year to get together joys of the with friends and holiday neighbors. Santa season will be there with his beneath a merry friends Ralphie canopy of 5:30 p.m. the Wayward Reindeer, twinkling Holiday parade! Frosty the Snowman, holiday Santa and his friends the Friendly Grinch lights on arrive on Market Street and lighted stilt Market Street. Stroll walkers! the corridors and 6:00 p.m. enjoy hot cocoa and Don’t miss special Copper Ridge School tasty treats provided performances by local performs by local retailers and area students from restaurants in DC Copper Ridge School’s 7:00 p.m. Ranch. Visitors of all Tree lighting ceremony string orchestra and ages will delight in the the dance troupe from on the plaza festive parade, free DC Dance AZ. Enjoy photos with Santa, live performances, music by Desert Bells International, arts and craft stations, giveaways Dicken’s Carolers, Blazer band and and more! BOOM percussion group.

Thursday, Dec. 5 5:30 to 8 p.m.

and a nice confident smile make for a great first impression and do wonders for self-esteem. At North Scottsdale Dental Studio, we offer every convenience to make your visit as comfortable as it can be. Sedation dentistry and dental laser technology are among many of our advanced treatments that help alleviate dental anxiety and ensure first-class dental care.

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Neighborhood Spotlight

The Haciendas Neighborhood:

dining and the freeway are all wonderful, but the best part is the neighbors and families!



he Haciendas neighborhood features 89 residences located to the south of the southern loop of Desert Camp Road. There are two parks and long stretches of natural, desert landscaping along many of the neighborhood streets. Ask any of the residents and they’ll tell you it’s a great place for families and raising children. It is near Copper Ridge School and only a short hike to the Desert Camp Community Center. Homes range in size from approximately 2,700 to 4,200 square feet featuring both single-level and two-story. The neighborhood was built by Camelot Homes beginning in 2003 offering richly detailed styles with Early California, Tuscany and Ranch architectural influences.


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I volunteered as NVM to be more informed of all the programming and opportunities within DC Ranch and to learn more about how the community works behind the scenes. There’s a lot more that

Lauren Mackin

Meet the Neighborhood Voting Member: LAUREN MACKIN


Ranch has a unique way of giving the vastness of the Phoenix Metro a ‘small town’ feel. We love our neighborhood; parks & mature landscape throughout the neighborhood, proximity to schools, shopping,

goes into running the DC Ranch community than I could have imagined and I'm so happy for the opportunity to give back to a community that has given so much to me.” To learn more about volunteer or leadership opportunities, call The Ranch Offices at 480.513.1500.


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How Preserve trails are designed and constructed

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cottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve has over 225 miles of trails that vary in length, terrain, soil types, vegetation and geology. This makes for a complex process that addresses trail design, layout and maintenance. Although a trail may look like a simple thing to construct, there is quite a bit of science behind the building of a trail. In the 25-year history of the Preserve, city staff has learned more and more about how best to build a trail system that meets the needs of a wide variety of trail users without gratuitous impediment to the landscape. Natural Resources Planner Scott Hamilton and Preserve Director Kroy Ekblaw and I hike the proposed route of a new trail to get a good look at the terrain, contour of the land, grades, scenic views and possible interesting features the trail will cross over. After a basic route is established, staff will hike with our professional trail builder, the McDowell Sonoran Field Institute and an archaeologist to mark the trail corridor. To ensure the needs of the community are being properly represented, Hamilton and Ekblaw established a citizens workgroup made up of hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners and equestrians that are familiar with existing trails in the Preserve. The volunteers provide their perspective and express how they use and interact with our trails.

We also consult with a variety of other entities, including the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona State Lands, Arizona Public Service, and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, to ensure we are considering all perspectives when planning our trails. This citizen group spent many hours learning the nuances of trail design and the tremendous amount of thought that goes into studying the contours of the land. Knowing how the water drains onto and across the trail is one of the most important concerns that we keep in mind during the planning process. What little rainfall we get can make a huge difference in how well the trail will wear over time. These basic concepts of trail building play an intricate role when the trail is finally constructed. Throughout the construction process, staff and the working group will hike the trail and discuss the project with the trail builder and make any adjustments as they are deemed necessary.

When the trail is completed (a process that can take six months to a year or more), signs are installed, and maps are updated. Over the last few years, new trail construction in the Preserve has primarily taken place in the northern region. The next, and last, major trailhead is located at the intersection of Pima and Dynamite roads. There is a gravel parking lot there now. Construction of amenities is expected to begin next summer.

Around Scottsdale Scottsdale Contemporary Month runs Oct. 26–Nov. 25. This month-long

celebration showcases the many art, design and architectural events occurring throughout Scottsdale. Highlighted activities include Canal Convergence and the Gold Palette ArtWalk. ExperienceScottsdale.com

Scottsdale International Film Festival runs Nov. 1–10. This festival showcases a diverse mix of film genres from light-hearted comedies to period dramas, chosen from all corners of the world. Screenings take place at Harkins Theaters Shea 14. ScottsdaleFilmFestival.com

Celebrate Scottsdale Dia de los Muertos family event, Nov. 2. Held at The Old Adobe Mission, this free community event will bring art, dance and culture to life through ancient

Aztec ritual, art installations and Folklorico waltz demonstrations. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. scottsdalediadelosmuertos.com/

Discover India 2019, Nov. 8 and 9. Get

to know the culture and other aspects of the Indian lifestyle at this event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Scottsdale Civic Center. The local India Association is hosting this free family-friendly event that features crosscultural dance performances, songs, food and dress. IAPHX.org

City hosts annual Veterans Day event, Nov. 11. Attend

this important commemoration as we honor those who have served our country. The free program runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “veterans”

Explore the “Story of Water” at this year's Canal Convergence, Nov. 8–17.

Surround yourself with cuttingedge public art installations suspended above and around the Scottsdale Waterfront. This year’s focus is on the history, conservation and future of water. Activities include workshops, outdoor dance performances, community bike rides, a series of artist talks, poetry readings and live music. CanalConvergence.com

Attend the Arizona Asian Festival, Nov. 16 and 17. Celebrate the incredible

diversity of Asian cultures at this event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17, at Scottsdale Civic Center. The Arizona chapter is hosting this family-friendly event that features cross-cultural dance performances, songs, food and fashion. Free admission. AAAA-AZ.org

Fetch some fun at the Day of the Dog Festival, Nov. 23 and 24. With the

state’s highest percentage of dog owners in Arizona, it’s no wonder Scottsdale’s home to this free, pet-friendly festival. It’s a perfect place for you and your pet to sample treats, food, accessories and toys, and get hooked up with loads of free swag. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Old Town Scottsdale. PetaPaloozawest.com


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