Commentary: There is strength in numbers and Beaver Creek Community Association needs you

Bob Burke is the secretary for the Beaver Creek Community Association. VVN/Bill Helm

Bob Burke is the secretary for the Beaver Creek Community Association. VVN/Bill Helm

Are you a member of the Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)? Does it matter If you are?

The BCCA is an organization composed of residents of the communities of McGuireville, Rimrock, and Lake Montezuma You do not need to be a property owner to belong to the BCCA. The BCCA works with the County Planning and Zoning Department and other governmental entities to ensure our community is given a voice in matters that directly affect our residents.

In 2011 our Beaver Creek Community Plan was adopted by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. The plan, with a great deal of public input, established zoning areas designed to attract businesses that will provide the services our community has told us they need and would like, and challenge those zoning changes which do not.

For example, The BCCA was successful in preventing the re-zoning of the 4-acre parcel near the post office for RV storage. We hold public meetings with Yavapai County Development Services concerning property use violations and procedures for dealing with those.

Another area we are watching is the golf course. What do you think is the best use of this property? Other projects in which BCCA is involved include maintenance of Rollins Park, input to DOT, the Beaver Creek Transit (free transportation for residents), input to County Flood Control, support of the July 4th celebration, Halloween Spooktacular, Trails Coalition, and many other organizations and events we support.

There is strength in numbers. The County is more apt to listen to BCCA when we have a large percentage of our community as members. Our membership is down slightly from what it was a couple years ago, and we need new members to maintain our strength. You can help strengthen our voice by becoming a member. The dues for new members for the balance of the 2018 year are only $10, regularly $25 per family per year. Your dues help us support the Copper Canyon Fire Department, Rollins Park maintenance, utilities, benches, insurance, the MRM Medical Building, and a host of other activities that benefit our community and you.

The BCCA has a five-member board. Five people can’t do everything that needs to be done in our Community. That’s why we need not only your membership, but also your voice and your ideas. Our monthly meetings are open to the public, and you are invited to attend and speak out. In addition, we have several committees that could use your expertise. Many meetings feature a speaker from the County, including code enforcement, land use, planning and zoning, flood control and other departments. Other presenters include representatives from the Sheriff’s office, the Forest Service, the education community, trails coalition and other areas of interest to our community. All are happy to hear your questions and concerns.

The BCCA website is www.beavercreekaz.us. Our meetings are the second Monday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Adult Center in Lake Montezuma.

Do your part to make our community the community you want it to be. Please help us by joining up and joining in; it matters.

Bob Burke is the secretary for the Beaver Creek Community Association.

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