Photo courtesy of the Town of Paradise Valley

In a series of impactful decisions during their December meeting, the Paradise Valley Town Council demonstrated their commitment to community heritage, veteran support, and public safety.

A highlight of the meeting was the council’s presentation of checks totaling $15,188.38 to the Sentinels of Freedom and the Military Assistance Mission. This significant sum, raised through the Paradise Valley Veterans’ Appreciation Vintage Car Show, underscores the community’s dedication to honoring and supporting veterans.

In a move to preserve local history, the council approved the Historical Advisory Committee’s recommendation to designate 6525 N. 46th St., known as Casa del Sol and built by Lon Megargee in 1926, as an official historic property.

Additionally, the council adopted Resolution 2023-17, authorizing an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Revenue for tax administration services. This agreement signifies a step forward in streamlining and improving local tax processes.

Looking ahead, the 2024 Legislative Agenda received approval, setting the tone for the council’s policy priorities in the coming year.

In a significant step toward enhancing law enforcement capabilities, the council authorized the town manager to sign a 10-year Master Services and Purchasing Agreement with AXON for police officer safety equipment, alongside approving the first amendment to the agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the purchase of 19 portable radios, totaling $117,978.28.

Furthermore, the council adopted Resolution 2023-18, accepting the FY 2022/2023 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, which includes the Annual Expenditure Limitation Report and results of the annual audit, showcasing the town’s commitment to fiscal responsibility.

The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for January 11.