June 5, 2020
Response To Recent Events Near Paradise Valley
As the community continues to heal from the recent violent protests that occurred in downtown Scottsdale on May 30, many residents are seeking answers on its potential impact to Paradise Valley. During these uncertain times, it is important to put what we have learned into action and always prepare for the future as we position ourselves, and our Town, for success. The Town of Paradise Valley is privileged to have dedicated first responders who are on duty every day and night.
The number one priority of any municipality is public safety and ensuring the protection of its residents. As our Town’s population continues to increase over the past few years, it is important to ensure our heroic first responders continue to be supported. There are two ways you can show support.

First, please consider sending a card or note of support to our concierge Paradise Valley Police Department by mailing it to Chief Pete Wingert at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253-4328, or send emails with positive messages to our Town's police department to smcghee@paradisevalleyaz.gov

Second, the Town is very committed to supporting the Police Department and its needs. An additional way, however, to help our local law enforcement is to donate to the Paradise Valley Public Safety Foundation (PVPSF). The Foundation utilizes donations to purchase equipment and other resources for the Paradise Valley Police Department. Donate Now | The Paradise Valley Public Safety Foundation, Inc.

Take a few minutes to honor our first responders for the job that they do to protect us. We honor their dedication, commitment and invaluable service to the Town of Paradise Valley. 
Community Spotlight
Photo by Vice Mayor Julie Pace - A view of the Memorial Day service at Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
PACE: A tribute to the men and women who serve in our armed forces

By Julie Pace

On Memorial Day, the Town of Paradise Valley was able to participate and honor the military veterans and all those who have served in all branches of service, along with their families, who sacrificed and did so much to provide the freedoms, democracy and integrity for our country.

As town residents are likely aware, every Memorial Day, there is a special Memorial Day service that occurs at the Camelback Cemetery on McDonald Drive across from Kiva School in Paradise Valley.

Recent News In Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley Town Council adopts tentative budget at $64.2M

The Town of Paradise Valley has passed its tentative budget for fiscal year 2020-21, setting the next financial prospectus at $64.2 million.

Paradise Valley Town Council and municipal officials have been working on fine-tuning the budget for several weeks, as loss of revenue from COVID-19 has severely impacted sales tax projections.

Paradise Valley Town Updates

As temperatures heat up and vegetation dries out, Arizona is heading into an extreme fire season. The Town Code provides “Maintain an effective firebreak by removing and clearing away flammable vegetation and combustible growth from areas within 30 feet of such buildings or structures.” Consider creating defensible space around your property.
From May 1 to September 30 are between the hours of 6 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. On Sundays, noise is limited to 75 Decibels at the property line.  Heavy Equipment can operate between 6 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, but is not allowed on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. Deliveries limited to 6 am to 5 pm Mondays through Saturday. You can call the PV Police Department Non-Emergency Dispatch number at 480-948-7410 if construction is operating in violation of Town rules.
Vacation Watch

If you vacation this summer, you can sign up for PVPD Vacation Watch of your home. Additional details are at:   https://paradisevalleyaz.gov/141/Vacation-Watch
Resorts and Town Budget

Resorts and restaurants are implementing safe practices and opening back up. Despite the negative hit in bed tax revenue, Town Council and Staff have been working diligently on the Town Budget to ensure stability in finances and expenses for 2020. There will be some delays in certain CIP and maintenance projects, but the Town Manager and team have four alternative budget paths ready to implement as needed. Our Town is focused on strategic financial stewardship and is currently in much better shape financially than other municipalities.
Town Post Office is open as of June 1. 
Census 2020

Please make sure to complete your Census for 2020 either on line, mail or by phone. The Census determines the percentage of Federal and State funds the Town of Paradise Valley will receive. We are a Town with no property tax so it is important to participate as the funds received provide municipal services residents rely on. Be counted and remind your neighbors. For more info, go to the website at  www.census.gov
Julie Pace for Paradise Valley Town Council | 5501 E Solano Drive
Paradise Valley AZ 85253 | paceforpv@gmail.com
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