8/20/2013 4:08:00 PM Finding common bonds: Camp Verde Town Council to look at shared issues
At its meeting Wednesday night, the Camp Verde Town Council has a short agenda, with the biggest chunk taken up by proposed resolutions coming before the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. Like other municipalities, Camp Verde is being asked which resolutions it is supporting.
The Town of Camp Verde is already a co-sponsor on a couple of the resolutions going before the LACT. Of these, the major advocacy is for legislation "to ensure the viability of Arizona State Parks, including but not limited to allowing municipalities to enter into long-term leases of state parks and the restoration of the Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund.
Yuma and Sedona are sponsors of the resolution, with Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, Flagstaff, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Somerton, Oro Valley and Sierra Vista as co-sponsors.
Mayor Charlie German has also suggested that Camp Verde join up with Cottonwood and Clarkdale in sponsoring an application to display the art exhibit "A River Runs Thru Us" at the State Capitol in January. That item is also on Wednesday's agenda.
The exhibit is the product of a Verde Valley Land Preservation outreach effort that sent scores of artists down the Verde River in Camp Verde. Their resulting works are now in a mobile exhibit that will be at the MANHEIM GALLERY in Cottonwood until Aug. 25 and then comes to the White Hills Gallery in Camp Verde.
VVLP Community Outreach Director Steve Estes said the exhibit was looking for a quality venue in Phoenix when they saw that the Arizona Executive Towers had an opening that month. A municipal sponsorship is a boost to an application.
"I think it would be a wonderful display of regional support for the Verde River if all three communities along the river co-sponsored this exhibit," Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig wrote to German and Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens.
The Camp Verde Town Council meets Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at 473 S. Main St., Room 106.