On Wed, July 22 before the MAG meeting, I met with City of Phoenix Council woman Peggy Neeley. We discussed the upcoming proposal of Phoenix converting 1,200 acres of landfill into a solar facility. The original agreement between Town of Buckeye and Phoenix was that a total of 3,000 acres would be a landfill. More to come as town staff becomes involved.
On Wed. July 22, as a board member Town of Buckeye, I attended the Maricopa Association of Governments(MAG) Regional Council.
Gave blood via the United Blood Drive held at the Chamber of Commerce Pulte Room. Great turnout of donors.
"We Are Buckeye" presentation at the Robert Saide Recreation Center. Volunteers have contributed many hours for the past ten months. Doing a great job.
Mayor’s meeting in Goodyear. Surprise, Peoria, Youngtown, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Tolleson, Avondale, Goodyear and Buckeye Mayor’s monthly meeting.
Had lunch with Dr Beverly Hurley, Buckeye Union High School Superintendent. Discussed issues between Town and High Schools relating to growth in town and schools.
Met with group of developers from Canada. Looking in Buckeye for investment.
Attended "We Are Buckeye" presentation at Buckeye Senior Citizens center.
Am on the Executive Board of “All Faith”-attended the meeting on July 30. Contributions are down due to the economy. More families are coming in and are being helped with food and clothing.
I meet weekly with the town manager.
Friday night fund raiser at the Senior Community Center. I called the numbers and many seniors played bingo.
Aug 4th, breakfast with the Southwest Valley Mayors. Avondale, Litchfield, Goodyear, Tolleson and Buckeye.
Meet with Senator John Nelson re: current state budget.
Town Administration and staff spent the first week in the new Town Hall. Several departments have been moved to the new quarters. This move has consolidated employees and will provide efficient service to our citizens.
Aug 6th, attended a Sonoran Solar Energy public meeting in Gila Bend. Plans are to develop a 4,000 acre facility east of the existing Southwest Landfill-15 miles south of Buckeye.
Aug 11-attended the Social Services board meeting for a few minutes. Really appreciate the volunteers meeting needs of our community.
Aug 12-Environmental and Sustainability Cabinet meeting was this morning. Discussion are about “green” and what can we as a town do now and in the future.
Aug 12-"We Are Buckeye" held a presentation in Verrado. Good turnout and comments.
Aug 13--Mayor and Town manager meeting.