____________________________________________________________________________________________ posted April 8, 2012 Oracle Road Improvements/Construction
ADOT is hosting a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, April 18, from 6-7:30PM
at the Cornado K-8 School in the Small Gym. To keep informed of the plans and progress of the project, visit the website: www.azdot.gov/oracleroadtopinal/
______________________________________________________ Posted November 8, 2011 Catalina Rezoning Proposed and Withdrawn in 2009
(Arber Ridge) Is Being Pursued Again as "The Village at Vistoso Catalina"
posted September 11, 2010 New Development South of Golder Ranch Road
Many of you have seen
the new road being created across from the fire station on Golder Ranch Road. Here's the story: The property,
16 lots on 17.47 acres, is being developed at its current zoning, GR-1, so notification to abutters was not required. The grading and paving plans were signed on 11-04-09 and are still valid. Some of the properties will ingress/egress
through Black Horse Ranch. The tentative plat, signed 10-1-09, shows the subdivision named, "Yolanda Acres".
With the final plat, not yet unapproved, the name will most likely be changed to "Yolanda Oasis". One
of the principals listed as a "Title Benificiary" is Chris Sheafe of Black Horse Advisors. The link below will
download the tentative plat.
posted March 8, 2010 Graffiti
Abatement and Removal in Catalina
Over the last few months there has been a marked increase in graffiti
around Catalina. Many road signs have been defaced with "tagging", so I've had a few inquiries to
the site about resources to get it removed.
Contact the Pima County Graffiti Abatement Program with the location
of any graffiti on Pima County signage and they will come out and either clean it up or replace the signs. Their phone
number is: (520) 792-8224.
Pima County has awarded over $200,000 to The Animal Welfare
Alliance of Southern Arizona (AWASA) to provide FREE pet spay/neuter services to residents of targetted areas of Pima
County. Catalina is one of these areas, therefore there are no financial guidelines to qualify. The funds under
this "Pet Fix" program are being distributed to a number of clinics in increments, so if the slots are filled when
you call for an appointment, keep checking with each of the listed clinics.
25, 2009 Pima County Home
Repair and Weatherization Assistance Programs for Low-Income Residents For
applications for, and assistance with, either of these programs, contact Elizabeth Andersen at (520) 825-0009
I've been doing my best to
get the word out about a couple of wonderful programs offered through Pima County to low-income residents. One is for
home repairs such as roofs, the second is for weatherization to reduce utility bills. These are "grants",
not loans, and are funded through federal, state, and private sources.
If you, or someone you know, falls
within the income limits posted below please check out the County's webpage at: http://www.pima.gov/CED/CDNC/CRD/HomeRepair.html for more information and downloadable applications. ANNUAL
INCOME LIMITS Roof Repair Programs, Heating & Cooling Program, Major Systems Repair Program, and Septic Program
HOUSEHOLD SIZE ANNUAL INCOME 1 Person $20,150 2 Persons 23,000 3 Persons 25,900 4 Persons 28,750
5 Persons 31,050 6 Persons 33,350 7 Persons 35,650 8 Persons 37,950 *************************************************************************
ANNUAL INCOME LIMITS Weatherization Program HOUSEHOLD SIZE ANNUAL INCOME 1 Person $21,660 2
Persons 29,140 3 Persons 36,620 4 Persons 44,100 5 Persons 51,580 6 Persons 59,060 7 Persons
66,540 8 Persons 74,020
posted August 16,2009 A New On-line Catalina Business Guide
Congratulations and thanks go out to Catalina resident, Loree Dinsmore, for compiling a comprehensive on-line guide to Catalina
businesses and other resources. Check out her ever-evolving website at: www.catalinavillageaz.com.
GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS PRO Neighborhoods - People,
Resources, Organizations in Support of Neighborhoods
PRO Neighborhoods is an organization dedicated to supporting
grassroots neighborhood groups in Tucson and Pima County. PRO Neighborhoods believes in local leadership, volunteerism, and
the ability of communities to create change from within. PRO Neighborhoods helps residents develop skills to make valuable
connections with local resources. We support neighborhood improvements through workshops, funding and consultations. Our ultimate
goal is that everywhere you go in Pima County, neighbors are helping neighbors, diversity is celebrated, and people care about
where they live.
PRO Neighborhoods provides grants ranging
from $500 to $5,000. Grants are available to neighborhood groups of five or more committed people who have developed an idea
for an improvement project. Grants are awarded three times a year. For grant guidelines and the pre-application form visit
our website at www.proneighborhoods.org or call us at 520-882-5885.