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Vo lume 8, No. 2 <br />New Vi ce-Mayor <br />TOWN REPORTER <br />TO WN OF PARA DISE VAL LE Y <br />Was h offi cially chanellized <br />640 1 EAST LINCOLN DR IV E <br />PARAD I SE VALLEY, AR IZONA 85 253 <br />M ay 1976 <br />Re -e lected Mayor <br />._,_...,..~ ~~'==~ <br />One of t h e Town 's m ost diffic ult p r ob le m areas <br />h as b een t h e Indian Bend Wash. At last t h e Co un- <br />c il h as a d opted a n Ordina n ce whi ch prov id es fo r <br />the ch a nneli zation of t h e W ash as a gr eenbel t. The <br />T ow n reta ine d t h e e n g in eering firm of Coe a nd <br />Van Loo to design a p la n whi ch wo uld provid e fl oo d <br />con trol a n d yet be a d aptable to fu ture d eve lopmen t <br />as a gr eenbel t. Aeri a l p h ot og ra phs o f the 19 72 <br />st orm were used t o d e fin e t h e outer limits of flood- <br />ing and to co m pare t his level wit h the water lev el <br />J . Dunc an Br ock <br />fr om so-call e d fi ve year nuisan ce storms. <br />T h e r ece ntly adopted Ordina n ce would provide <br />t h ree t hin gs: (1) specifics fo r ch a nne lization of t h e <br />Wash ; (2 ) permi t d eve lopm ent wit hin t h e en - <br />c r oac h ment a r ea sub ject to a S pecia l Use Permi t; <br />, and (3) provide for rules a nd reg u lation s s p ecify in g <br />r eq ui rements for t h e developmen t of p ro p er ty wi t h- <br />in and a djacen t to t he Ch a nne l. <br />W it hin t h e en croachmen t a r ea, t h e Co u ncil fe lt <br />it woul d b e poss ibl e to d evelop rec r eation u ses s uc h <br />as parks, golf co urses an d s imil a r facili t ies. S in ce <br />even t h ese fac ili t ies a r e expensive t o c r eate, it wa s <br />antici pated t h at t h e l a n d ow n er s would p a r t icipa t e <br />a n d s h are in t h e cost. T ow n Manager Oscar B utt <br />pointed o u t t h at t h e Town expected fin a n cia l as- <br />sistance fro m Maricopa Coun ty in t h e a m oun t of <br />$238,000 over the n ext sever a l years . <br />Befo re meeting chat with Councilman Palmer. <br />Ba rbara vonAmmon