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\O~P~/rfoo A year in review <br />From the Rock Burglarto ~e sale of Judson, 1999 was a busy year <br />Below is a recap of some of the <br />top stories for Paradise Valley in <br />1998: <br />Vice presidential break-in <br />Former vice president Dan <br />Quayle became the latest victim of <br />.he infamous Rock Burglar on Jan. <br />3. Mr. Quayle, who lives in a gated <br />community in 6200 block of North <br />6lst Place, was awakened by a loud <br />crash at 1 a.m. He turned on the <br />lights to investigate and found the <br />window in his master bathroom had <br />been broken by a large rock. <br />The Rock Burglar, who preys on <br />empty houses, was apparently <br />frightened off by the lights. <br />unanimous thumbs up from the <br />commission Jan. 5 to proceed with <br />expanding and renov~ting its Padre <br />Golf Course, following a five-hour <br />meeting. _ <br />While the majority of the resi- <br />dents who spoke during the stand-.• •., mg-ro~rp. only meeti_ng supported <br />the expansion, many also expressed <br />concerns over the proposed 22-foot <br />high pavilion. Complaints centered <br />on possible increased traffic and <br />noise from the building addition. <br />Town council approved the <br />expansion, 6-l, a few weeks later. <br />o~ned land to ·. the Mummy <br />Mountain Preserve Trust. The trust <br />_ was formed by the Town in <br />November 1997. <br />At the time of the transfer, 218 of . <br />320 acres that encompass undevel- <br />oped parts of Mummy Mountain are <br />included in the preserve. <br />Officer of the year <br />Officer Edwin "Bucky" Boehm <br />was named Paradise Police Officer <br />of the year during a ceremony held <br />Feb. 22. Shortly after, Bucky was <br />promoted to s~rgeant. <br />Illegal trucks <br />. Paradise Valley police took 12 <br />trucks off Town roads on Feb. 26 <br />Golf course expands <br />I' Camelback Golf Club receive~ <br />County adds to preserve <br />On Jan. 21, the Maricopa County <br />Board of Supervisors approved the <br />transfer of 31 acres of county-. See • 1999, Page 10 <br />- <br />.1999 <br />during a crackdown on heavy-truck <br />safety violations. A. team of four <br />officers cruised Town streets stop- <br />ping trucks and conducting safety <br />inspections. Twelve trucks had <br />safety problems so severe that they <br />were either towed away or fixed on <br />the spot by mobile mechanics. <br />Sewer fees <br />At its Feb. 28 meeting, the Town <br />council voted 5-0 to approve a <br />price increase in sewer hook-up <br />fees. <br />The base sewer development fee <br />went from $2,005 to $18,532. One <br />reason for the hike was the Town's <br />seV{e~~service agreement with the <br />city of Scottsdale. Paradise Valley <br />intends to spend about $6.8 million <br />to ensure space for its wastewater <br />in Scottsdale Treatment plants. <br />Built into the payment is a partial <br />reimbursement to Scottsdale for <br />building the sewer system. <br />Dole visits ToWn. <br />Elizabeth Dole, who was testing <br />the waters before announcing her <br />presidential candidacy, chose the <br />home of a Town resident to get <br />Arizona's pulse. <br />Ms. Dole arrived at the home of <br />Reginald M. Ballantyne III on the <br />afternoon of March 11. She met <br />with about 180 of the state's top <br />political and business leaders to get <br />a sense of her viability as candidate <br />on the Republic Party ticket. She <br />pulled out of the race this past Fall. <br />Mr. Ballantyne is president and <br />CEO of PMH Health Resources. <br />Town split by area codes <br />Paradise Valley was officially <br />split by two area codes on April l. <br />Most residents were assigned a new <br />480 area code, while the southwest <br />part of the Town kept the 602 dig- <br />its. <br />It became mandatory to dial the <br />new area codes on Sept. 1. <br />·Cherokee celebrates <br />Cherokee Elementary School <br />celebrated its 25th anniversary dur- <br />ing a carnival May 7. <br />The school opened its doors Sept. <br />24, 1974. <br />Firebirds baseball <br />The Chaparral High School <br />Baseball team won the 4A state title <br />game over Coronado High School, <br />3-2, on May 15 at the Peoria <br />Sport's Complex. <br />Pool barriers mandatory <br />New homes in Paradise Valley <br />now must be built with a barrier <br />separating a pool and the home. <br />Council unanimously approved the <br />Town code ~mendment Sept. 9. Up <br />until that time, all that was required <br />was a barrier separating a pool <br />from other properties. <br />In addition to a fence, acceptable <br />barriers include pool covers, self- <br />closing doors leading from the <br />home or an alarm system. <br />Mail elections approved <br />The Paradise Valley Town <br />Council voted unanimously Oct. 14 <br />to replace traditional poll voting <br />with mail-in ballots. Paradise <br />Valley becomes the second munici- <br />pality in the state -behind <br />Carefree -to implement mail-in <br />voting. · <br />Ma!l-in voting was instituted in <br />hopes of increasing voter participa- <br />tion. <br />All-mail voting takes effect dur- <br />ing the March 14 primary election. <br />PV' woman dies in fire <br />,A Paradise Valley woman was <br />killed when her home caught fire <br />Oct. 23. Ercell Pettit, who was <br />unable to walk because of a recent <br />stroke, perished when her caregiver <br />was unable to carry her out of the <br />home. <br />Her death marked the first Town <br />fire fatality in 20 years. <br />Goldwater home for sale <br />The late Sen. Barry Goldwater's <br />Paradise Valley home went on the <br />market Nov. 10 with a price tag of <br />$4.5 million. <br />From Page 1 <br />The home is located in the 6200 <br />block of North Hogan Drive. Built <br />in 1957, the home was constructed <br />almost entirely of native materials, <br />incluq_ing sandstone from the <br />Navajo Indian Reservation. • <br />Judson School to close <br />The Judson School announce it <br />was selling its Paradise Valley cam- <br />pus Nov. 30 to a homebuilder. <br />Built in 1928, the school will <br />close after its Spring 200 semester. <br />Valley Presbyterian <br />On Dec. 9, the paradise Valley <br />Town Council unanimously <br />approved the expansion of VaHey. <br />Presbyterian Church. <br />Firebirds football <br />The Chaparral High School foot- <br />ball team won its first 4A state <br />championship after a 27-10 victory <br />over Tucson Sahuaro High SchQol <br />Dec. 10. <br />The win capped off a perfect 14- <br />0 season. <br />Open Space clears council <br />On Dec. 16, the Paradise Valley <br />Town Council unanimously passed <br />an ordinance aimed at preserving <br />space between new homes. <br />Compiled from Town of Paradise <br />Valley Independent news stories. <br />Town celebrates <br />MLK Day Jan~ 17 <br />Paradise Valley will celebrate <br />Martin Luther King Jr. Day with <br />a luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. to <br />1:30 p.m. Jan. 17, at the Paradise <br />Valley Police Auditorium, 6433. <br />E. Lincoln Drive. . <br />Featured speakers include <br />, Paradise Valley Police Chief John <br />! Wintersteen and Dr. William <br />Maxwell. There is no charge. <br />For more information call 480- <br />443-3099 or 480-970-3590. <br />Council· meeting-·" <br />: slated Jan. 13 <br />The Paradise Valley Town <br />Council will meet Jan. 13 at Town <br />hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. A <br />work-study session is set for 5 <br />p.m., followed by a regular meet- <br />ing at 7 p.m. · <br />Council is expected to consider <br />the following during its regular <br />meeting: <br />• Approval of a stop sign for <br />53rd Place and Mountain View Rd. <br />• Approval of amendments to <br />the Town's cable code. <br />• Approval of a special use per- <br />mit for a private road at 7777 N. <br />Invergordon Road. · <br />• Approval of an amendment to <br />the special use permit for Upper <br />Glenn Drive. <br />• Request to continue approval <br />of a special use permit fo~ private <br />roads and guardgate for Villaresi <br />subdivision. <br />r. P.V. t/t~{ae? <br />Commission <br />meets Jan. 18 <br />The Paradise Valley Planning <br />and Zoning Commission will <br />meet for a work-study session at <br />7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Town hall, 6401 <br />E. Lincoln Drive. <br />Slated for discussion is a pro- <br />posed ordinance regarding walls, <br />guesthome setbacks and non- <br />conformity. <br />T. P. V, 1 Q..[o 0 Photo by I iRIS RASMUSSEN/Independent Newspapers <br />Just as a remint er, slow down <br />Aimed at deterring speeders, theParadise Valley Police Department <br />placed one of its speed trailers ong the 6900 block of East Berneil <br />Drive last week. Residents living o that stretch of Berneil Drive request- <br />ed the speed trailer to help curb s1 1eding. To request a speed trailer on <br />your street, call the department at 80-948-7 418.