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TOWN RBPDRTBR <br />TOWN OF PARADISE VALLEY <br />VOLUME 4, NO. 2 <br />6325 NORTH INVERGORDON ROAD <br />PARAD ISE VALLEY, ARIZONA 85253 <br />SPRING 1972 <br />Innovator selected as Town Hall Center architect <br />One of Arizona's more innova- <br />tive architects has been commis- <br />sioned to design the new Town <br />Hall complex. He is Michael Good- <br />win of the firm of Michael and <br />Kemper Goodwin of Tempe, a son <br />and father combination which has <br />won an excellent reputation with <br />its prize-winning designs. <br />One of the firms much discussed <br />designs is the new city hall for <br />Tempe, in the form of an inverted <br />pyramid. New classrooms for <br />Tempe public schools which per- <br />mit advanced teaching methods <br />have also drawn wide approval in <br />their continuing s uccessful use. A <br />less recent but widely known <br />building is the Salt River Project <br />headquarters at 60th Street and <br />Van Buren. <br />MICHAEL GOODWIN <br />Mr. Michael Goodwin has an <br />active interest in civic affairs and <br />is a member of the Arizona State <br />Legislature. <br />The selection was made by a <br />Council committee headed by then <br />Vice-Mayor E. Robert Tribken <br />from 14 applicants. The Town <br />Hall is envisaged as a structure of <br />7,500 to 10,000 square feet and will <br />cost at present prices between <br />$150,000 and $200,000 . The funds <br />will come from a surplus antici- <br />pated in the current budget and <br />the surplus expected in the 11ext <br />fi scal year, starting July 1. The <br />project will not create a continu- <br />ing debt. <br />T awn now in a ,whale new ball game <br />The news story of the de- <br />cade for the Town of Para- <br />dise Valley occurred just as <br />this chapter of our history <br />was closed. For ten years the <br />legal basis for the Town's or- <br />ganization was continuously <br />threatened by a Damoclean <br />sword that was not fanciful. <br />A lawsuit filed by a persistent <br />but anonymous dissident pro- <br />mised to bring about the dis- <br />solution of the Town. Then <br />on the first day of Spring, af - <br />ter protracted, unpublicized <br />and persuasive negotiations a <br />motion to dismiss the suit <br />was accepted by the Super- <br />ior Court in a simple, 10 line <br />order. Thus, for the first time <br />in its lively existence, the <br />Town became truly free. <br />What this means for the <br />Town is likely to evolve slow - <br />ly. There promises to be no <br />"great leap forward". The <br />temptation under such cir- <br />cumstances to do somethin g <br />is very great but the results <br />of ha sty action are not always <br />beneficial. <br />For instance, the Town is <br />1 <br />now, with the approval of the <br />citizens, in a better position <br />to go out and borrow money <br />to finance various "improve- <br />ments". Roads, sewers, utili- <br />ty undergrounding, improved <br />fire protection have all been <br />suggested . Prudence, how- <br />ever, dictates caution in un- <br />dertaking new projects in <br />the first flush of freedom. <br />The flush will wear off. The <br />debt would remain. <br />The newly organized Coun- <br />cil will certainly want to give <br />to box on page 12