Promoting A sense Of Enthusiasm And Pride In Lake Montezuma
The Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association, (LMPOA) was founded in 1967 to serve the residents of Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and the greater Beaver Creek, Arizona area. The LMPOA meets the first Monday of every month at 5PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The LMPOA follows a range of issues that affect the Lake Montezuma/Rimrock and Beaver Creek unincorporated areas of Yavapai County.
Pedestrian Bridge Installed 3/25/2015This is the Real Deal. Sixty Eight tons of steel suspended over Beaver Creek and installed in the dead of night with two hours to spare. Film courtesy of Banicki Construction.
Work on the approaches and interior of the pedestrian bridge is continuing to go smoothly. The sheeting will probably be dropped from the bridge railings sometime on Monday. Jim Martin, Project Director for Arizona Transportation, has shared two videos with us. One is the moving of the bridge and the other is a compilation of photos. Aric Stewart, Project Engineer for Yavapai County Public Works, has sent a CD with three videos and a set of still photos. These will be projected at the next LMPOA meeting and copies of the CD (gratis) will be provided to those who request them. The dedication is still scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at 3 PM.
Beaver Creek Transit, (the Beaver Buggy), celebrated its third anniversary on January 3, 2014. Three years of bringing free (donations appreciated) transportation to seniors and those of all ages with disabilities. Thanks to volunteers and LMPOA and BC Adult Center sponsorship the years have passed quickly. Now BCT is ready to move forward with phase 2, a link to the new Yavapai Apache Transit (YAT)
The two attachments are the information presented by Yavapai County and Atkins Engineering at the public meeting held at the Adult Center on March 19th. The concept is for a pedestrian bridge to be constructed over Wet Beaver Creek on the downstream side of the vehicle bridge with sidewalks and crosswalks for safe access to Sycamore Park. Later construction of pathways along existing roads would link the bridge to the Rimrock commercial area.
The documents present two separate bridge design proposals. Both designs would be strong, wide and sturdy enough to allow transit of an ambulance or other light duty emergency emergency vehicle in the event the concrete bridge is closed. Locked but removable bollards at either end of the bridge, spaced wide enough for wheel chairs and baby strollers, and signing on the bridge would prevent all public motorized vehicle use at any time.
Community members attending the meeting were asked to choose a preferred design. A majority of those present felt the arched design would be a better fit in the area. Final design work is under way now as are required studies of impact to threatened wildlife species. Construction of the bridge is expected to begin no later than September 1st of this year with completion of the bridge by October 31st.
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In 2004 Beaver Creek Land & Water LLC purchased the Beaver Creek Golf Course and Ranch House Restaurant. Later that year the company received rezoning approval from Yavapai County to carve out parcels from the course to sell separately for the construction of up to 150 condo units. The new owners expressed in writing through their lawyer that the sale of these parcels would be used to improve and support the golf course and restaurant operations. The improvement of the irrigation system and greens was to have begun in spring 2005. That did not happen, but the parcels were platted for condos in a subdivision called Villas at Beaver Creek which was accepted by Yavapai County.
Our goal is to provide up-to-date and accurate information about our Community. We particularly welcome those property owners who do not live in the community. This should be a great way for you to be informed and to add your comments and opinions. LMPOA serves members from Lake Montezuma, Rimrock, and around the country. Yearly dues of $25 support the maintenance of Rollins Park, responsible donations to various community efforts and needs, and pay for this web site and the printing and mailing of the quarterly newsletter. Join us for our Holiday Fest in December, Concerts in the Park on Sundays in the spring and fall, and monthly participation in community events and policy at our meetings.
Prospective small businesses that may be looking to relocate are welcome. We have a large and willing workforce. We are particularly eager to have businesses that serve basic needs such as food, recreation and medicine.
Our communities are growing. It is projected that the population in Yavapai County will grow by 118% in the next 50 years. You can be a part of helping to shape that growth.