News

1. Fall General Meeting. On Sept. 26th, 7 pm, we will have our Annual General Meeting in Linder Hall at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church (8625 E. Tanque Verde Road).

Our agenda includes updates on local issues from Peter Reinthal (TVVA President), Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy, and Pima County DOT. We will discuss the plan to have a light at the intersection of TV and TV Loop.  

For all of us living by a wash or using a well, a representative from the Watershed Management. Group will give everyone an update on the River Run Network and Tanque Verde Creek program. Check out their webpage for more information: https://watershedmg.org/river-run-network/overview

After the meeting, we will have a short social time with cookies and lemonade. We hope to see you there! 

2. SolarH2O Rezoning Request. This request for a rezoning was denied by the Pima County Board Of Supervisors. The rezoning request applied to a change of 1.68 acres from CR-1 (Single Residence - Conditional) to CB-2 (General Business), on Tanque Verde Road near Tanque Verde Loop Road, for a self-storage, office, and RV/Boat storage facility. The owners have to wait one year before submitting this plan again, but can submit a different plan with lesser impact before then.

A committee has been formed to develop strategies to preserve and enhance the Sabino Creek Shallow Groundwater Area. The main objectives of this committee are to (1) Establish communications among landowners, jurisdictions, and interested parties, and (2) Develop a watershed plan that outlines and prioritizes strategies for enhancing and promoting stewardship of the Sabino Creek Shallow Groundwater area. The Committee is a project of Watershed Management Group, and committee members include representatives from Pima County, UA Cooperative Extension, Tucson Water, Metro Water, Pima Association of Governments, Sky Island Alliance, HydroGeophysics, and area residents including Gary Hix, a well consultant and member of the TVVA Board of Directors.

Check out WMG's new Draft interactive map that is part of their Groundwater Stewardship Program. Click here to learn more.

The TVVA 2016 Fall General Meeting on October 4 at the Kirk Bear Canyon Library was a success! Over 40 neighbors and friends attended, and we had the two candidates for Pima County District 4 Supervisor position, Steve Christy and Josh Reilly, speak and answer questions from the audience. We honored Supervisor Ray Carroll for his 22 years of service to our District and the Tanque Verde Valley with a short presentation by our TVVA President Peter Reinthal, and we presented him with a beautiful engraved glass teardrop award. Discussion topics included the proposed rezoning on Tanque Verde Road for an RV and boat storage facility.

                           

Josh Reilly and Steve Christy answering questions from the audience.          Peter Reinthal presenting Ray Carroll with an award for his service.

 

The TVVA 2015 Fall General Meeting was held on October 6, at 7:00 PM, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road, Linder Hall. Our speakers were Peter Reinthal TVVA Board President, AJ Malis (Principal of Tanque Verde High School), Gary Hix (Chair of the National Ground Water Association Rural Water Subcommittee), Larry Lucero (TEP), Jennifer Wong from Pima County Board of Supervisors District 4 Office of Ray Carroll, and Priscilla Cornelio (Director of Pima County Department of Transportation). Discussions included the upcoming Bond election, and the Sabino Creek Restoration Project.

The TVVA 2014 Fall General Meeting was held on Wednesday October 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Road. Peter Reinthal, Board President, welcomed the attendees, and introduced the board members. Peter also explained the program, noting that we had invited both Ron Barber and Martha McSally, but were unable to coordinate a date when both of them could attend. At that meeting we had Ann-Eve Pedersen, who sits on Congressman Barber's Finance and Steering Committee for his campaign, speak for about 15 minutes. Martha McSally, candidate for U.S. Representative for Congressional District 2, spoke next and answered questions from the audience. About 40 people were in attendance.

Board of Directors Monthly Meetings: Contact us by email at "info AT tvva DOT org" for more information!