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Community Notes - January 21, 2014

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Community Notes are published as space permits. The View runs these items free of charge as a service to the community and puts as many into each newspaper as possible. If you have a notice that must run by a certain date, please contact our advertising department at 623-535-8439.

 

Avondale councilors appointed to committees

The National League of Cities (NLC) has appointed two Avondale City Council members to committees.

Avondale Vice Mayor Frank Scott has been appointed to the NLC Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee for the third year in a row.

The committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues such as crime prevention, juvenile justice, homeland security and substance abuse.

Avondale Councilwoman Stephanie Karlin has been appointed to serve on two NLC committees in 2014.

For the fifth year in a row, Karlin has been appointed to the NLC International Council. The council supports educating city leaders about the impacts of opportunities of globalization, connecting the knowledge and outside experiences of international cities with hometown priorities of American cities and town.

Karlin was also reappointed to the NLC Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee, which is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving air and water quality, energy policy and noise control.

 

Grants to You announces February workshop

Grants to You will be offering a two-session class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb.15 and 22 at the SouthWest Skill Center at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

Participants will learn how to apply for grants on behalf of their designated nonprofit organizations.

Interested individuals must register for this dual class by calling 623-935-8888, selecting “admissions and registration” and mentioning class No. 39682.

A check for $35 needs to be paid before the class by mailing it to Community Education at Estrella Mountain Community College.

In addition, go to www.grantstoyou.org, click “classes,” “live and online classes” and then the Maricopa County class listed and complete the registration, which is at no extra charge.

Participants should have the names and contact information of the nonprofits they have chosen to help.

Since its inception in 2001, Grants to You chapters have graduated more than 940 volunteers who have helped win more than $2.1 million for their favorite local nonprofit charities.

For information, call Shirley Baskin at 805-419-4599.

 

Vendors sought for ‘Dog Days of Buckeye’

The city of Buckeye is looking for dog and pet-friendly vendors to help celebrate “Dog Days of Buckeye,” which is a festival directed at canines, promoting the health and wellness of people and their pets and the community that serves their loved ones.

The festival starts at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at Sundance Community Park, 22865 Lower Buckeye Road.

The city is looking for pet-centric vendors focused on health and wellness for pets and other vendors interested in helping out the canines’ loved ones.

Interested vendors should call Ben Floine at 623-349-6354 or email bflorine@buckeyeaz.gov.

 

Street closures announced

The following streets will be closed through March 30: Broadway Road from Citrus Road to 175 Avenue, Elwood Street from 175th Avenue to Cotton Lane and 175th Avenue from Broadway Road to Elwood Street.

Drivers can use Lower Buckeye Road or MC85 as alternate routes.

The streets will be closed to construct a concrete box drainage culvert. It is part of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s Loop 303 Outfall Drainage System project.

For information, call the 24-hour construction hotline at 602-264-6416.

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