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Health and Wellness Fair Tomorrow at Armory Park Center

Tucson Parks and Recreation will host a public Health and Wellness Fair tomorrow, Oct. 17, at the Armory Park Center, 220 S. 5th Ave. From 9 a.m.-noon, various exhibitors will be offering free information, services, and referrals for the senior community.

Walgreens will be on hand to offer flu, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. Please bring your insurance card. For more information, call (520) 791-4865.

Runway Drive – Gardner Lane to Prince Road Intersection Work

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, crews will begin reconstructing the intersection of Runway Drive and Gardner Lane. This work is associated with the current voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets project taking place on Runway Drive between Prince Road and Gardner Lane.
During the reconstruction and repaving of the intersection, flagging operations will be in place to assist motorists through the intersection safely.

Water Scavenger Hunt Continues

Tucson Water is holding a scavenger hunt and offering three $50 Visa Gift Cards or a set of limited-edition, water-themed vinyl stickers created by a local artist as prizes.

Use your smartphone to find the items in the hunt, which include Tucson Tap Water, Pete the Beak, Rainwater Harvesting, Kino Environmental Restoration Project, Santa Cruz River Heritage Project, Splash Pads, and Sweetwater Wetlands. Take a picture and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #520H2O.

Unified Community Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting This Week

The next quarterly meeting of the Unified Community Advisory Board (UCAB) is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5:45 p.m., at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. UCAB hosts meetings regarding the Tucson International Airport Area EPA Superfund Site/Tucson Airport Remediation Project and the City of Tucson’s efforts and commitment to provide clean and safe water to the community.

City Hiring Project Manager

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department is seeking a project manager to help lead and manage multiple complex construction projects to improve City park amenities. Duties include preparing documents regarding contract agreements, reviewing specifications and cost estimates, forecasting timelines, devising solutions to problems, and conducting and attending meetings with associated parties.

Paul's Note - October 11, 2019

With the changes to our curb-side recycling program, I thought it would be a good time to remind all of you that the neighborhood recycling center at the Ward 2 office is still open and ready for all of your recyclables.

A few years ago, the neighborhood recycling center was located at Udall Park, but the bins were moved to our lot when there was a lot of what is termed in the recycling business “contamination.” The rest of us would call it, “things that are pretty obviously not supposed to be thrown into the recycling bin.”

Tucson City Council Closer to New Rules Regarding Tobacco Sales

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, Oct. 10, voted 4-3 to advance a plan to raise the age for buying tobacco and vaping products in city limits from 18 to 21. The plan, brought forth by Ward 3 Council member Paul Durham, will come back for a final vote on the proposed ordinance on Oct. 22.

If approved, the ordinance would take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. For more information on the proposal, read Mayor and Council agenda materials (item 3).

Utility Payment Drop Box Service Remains Unavailable at Price Service Center

Utility payment drop box service is unavailable at the Thomas O. Price Service Center, 4004 S. Park Avenue (Park Avenue and Ajo Way) until Nov. 12 due to site construction that includes installing a solar shade in the parking lot.

A shuttle is in service from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays for customers who would like to submit their utility payment directly to staff inside the center. Customers are asked to observe temporary parking signs.


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