For the Week Ending
November 5, 2021
Experience the Art of Bobby Lee Krajnik, Paradise Valley's New Artist-in-Residence
Pictured above are a handful of Bobby Lee Krajnik's paintings on display now through September 2022 at Paradise Valley Town Hall. Below, Bobby Lee is pictured with Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner and one of her paintings at PV's 60th Anniversary celebration.
The Town of Paradise Valley cordially invites you to visit Town Hall to enjoy the work of our new artist-in-residence Bobby Lee Krajnik.

Each year, the PV Arts Board selects a Paradise Valley artist to hang a show at Town Hall. The show is available to view Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed from noon to 1:00 pm for lunch). There is no cost to view the show.

Oil painter Bobby Lee Krajnik uses vibrant colors and light vs. dark values to portray Southwest Landscapes. Her tranquil portrayals invite the viewer to come closer for a more intimate view revealing subtleties in color and value, representing the changing light on the surface of the subject. Many of her newer paintings feature historic or old religious structures in the Southwest. Her inspiration comes from the beauty, different cultures and difficult history of the Southwest and its impact on the people who lived here. The sometimes violent history had a profound influence on the communities and their religion, art, architecture and way of life.

"When I first came to Arizona twenty five years ago, I fell in love with the architecture of the old Arizona buildings, Hispanic folk art with its focus on religious icons, native American silver and turquoise jewelry and the beauty of the desert with it's unique cacti. Now after being an artist for over twenty five years and painting these sanctuaries of the southwest, I have a much deeper appreciation of regional art, architecture, local cultures and history of this unique region."

Bobby also enjoys travelling, art, architecture, good food and different cultural experiences. For a time, she lived and worked in the Spanish colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, in central Mexico. There she kept a studio, painted, studied Spanish and immersed herself in the local culture of the beautiful city. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Southwestern United States and Mexico. She has also exhibited in multiple group museum shows in Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and Arizona.

Bobby Lee's art will be on display through September 2022. Visit the artist's website to learn more about Bobby Lee and her art.
Paradise Valley Police to Offer Project Lifesaver
The Paradise Valley Police Department will be offering a unique service for loved ones of individuals prone to wandering. 

Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering. 

To be placed on the program waitlist, please contact Community Resource Officer Steven McGhee at [email protected] or call 480-348-3567. Learn more about this valuable program on the Project Lifesaver website.
The Town of Paradise Valley 2022 General Plan 60-Day Public Review Draft Now Available!
After months of work including extensive input from Paradise Valley residents, the 60-Day Public Review Draft of the 2022 General Plan is now available online at You may also request a hard copy by contacting Loras Rauch at 480-348-3595 or [email protected].

Public comment on this draft document can be made between November 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Following this review period, the Draft 2022 General Plan will be further updated based on community input received.

There are four ways to leave your comments on the draft General Plan:

  1. Take the survey available online at
  2. Submit them in writing by Clicking here to Email Comments to Town or by Postal mail at 6401 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.
  3. Attend the November 17th Open House/In-Person Event. The event will be held outdoors at Town Hall between 3:00 and 5:00 pm. You may arrive at anytime during these hours.
  4. Attend the November 17th Virtual Event between 6:00 and 7:30 pm. You can join the event at the link below:

Phone-in: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 667 890 2153

The material presented at each of the November 17th events below will be identical. Also, watch your mailboxes for the the next edition of the Town Reporter that is devoted to information about the General Plan. It will be arriving soon!

Thank you for helping to shape the future of Paradise Valley! If you have any additional project related questions please contact theCommunity Development Department via phone at 480-348-3595 or email the Town.
Reminder: Tatum Boulevard Lane Closure on November 6th
Southbound Tatum Boulevard will be restricted to one lane in the vicinity of Clearwater Parkway from 5:00 am on Saturday, November 6th to 5:00 am on Sunday November 7th. Left turns from northbound Tatum Boulevard to Clearwater Hills Parkway will also be restricted.

The lane closure and left turn restriction are required to safely repave Clearwater Parkway. Residents in the area will have access from 40th Street through the Clearwater Hills Subdivision.
Frozen Pipes in PV?
Last week, EPCOR reported a water leak near the southwest corner of Lincoln & Desert Fairways. Water was coming from underneath the sidewalk. EPCOR and Town staff responded quickly to creatively stop or freeze the flow of water. Conserving water and protecting the sidewalk and pavement from errosion.

EPCOR’s subcontractor, Elite Civil Construction, temporarily repaired the line from leaking using a method called pipe freezing. Using this method meant there was no need to cut the asphalt on Lincoln Drive preventing traffic restrictions. 

Pipe freezing is the process of applying liquid nitrogen onto the external surface of the pipe, lowering the temperature of the pipe, which lowers the temperature of the pipe fluid below its freezing point, thus creating a freeze plug capable of withholding pressures up to 4000psi.

Photo left: Elite Civil Construction freezes a leaking pipe to temporarily fix the issue until the permanent repair could be made.
PVPD Commander Freeman Carney Honored by ALEAP
Paradise Valley Police Commander Freeman Carney was honored by the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) as the 2021 Assessor of the Year!

Commander Carney completed assessments for San Luis and Camp Verde during 2021. He has been active in he Program Review Committee to insure that ALEAP remain relevant and current. Commander Carney instructed at the accreditation conference, assisted with mock assessments, and regularly assists other agencies completing their accreditation proofs. 

Photo: Commander Freeman Carney (L) and Gilbert Police Chief Michael Soelberg (R).
The Town of PV is Hiring!
The Town of PV is recruiting for the position of Permit Technician. Click on the image to view the recruitment brochure. Applications must be completed online on the Town's website.
Upcoming Town Meetings and Events
November 10th - Hillside Building Committee, 8:00 am via Zoom

November 11th - Veterans Day Holiday (Post Office and Town Hall closed)

November 13th - Veterans Day Car Show, 8:30 to 11:30 am, Town Hall parking lot

November 16th - Planning Commission, 6:00 pm via Zoom (canceled)

November 17th - General Plan Community Open House/In-Person Event, Town Hall, 3:00 to 5:00 pm (event will be outdoors)

November 17th - General Plan Workshop/Virtual Meeting, 6:00 - 7:30 pm via Zoom

November 18th - Town Council Meeting, 3:00 Study Session; 6:00 pm Council Meeting via Zoom

November 25th and 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday (Post Office and Town Hall closed)

December 1st - Coffee with a Cop, 7:30 via Zoom

December 1st - Board of Adjustment, 5:30 pm via Zoom (canceled)

December 2nd - Town Council Meeting, 3:00 Study Session; 6:00 pm Council Meeting via Zoom

December 7th - Planning Commission, 6:00 pm via Zoom

December 8th - Hillside Building Committee, 8:00 am (location: TBD)

December 16th - Town Council Meeting, 3:00 Study Session; 6:00 pm Council Meeting via Zoom

December 21st - Planning Commission, 6:00 pm via Zoom

December 24th - Christmas Holiday Observed (Post Office and Town Hall Closed)

December 31st - New Years Day Observed (Post Office and Town Hall Closed)
Remember to check the Town's website for meeting updates, changes, and agendas.
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