Friday, February 9th, 2018
- Paul’s Note
- Ward 3 Events
- Neighborhood Association/Coalition Meetings
- City-Wide Events
- Did You Know?
Friday, February 9th, 2018
On Monday, February 12, 2018, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin underground electrical conduit work at the Wilmot Road and Fairmount Street intersection in preparation of an upcoming repaving project on Wilmot Road from Pima Street to Golf Links Road.
The conduit work is scheduled to be complete in early March 2018. Crews will work Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
On Monday, February 12, 2018, eastbound travel on Grant Road between Hampton Street and Santa Rita Avenue will be shifted to the south side of Grant Road to allow crews to remove an existing sewer line. The sewer line removal will take place between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Following the sewer line removal, eastbound travel on this section of Grant Road will remain in this configuration for the duration of the Grant Road Improvement Project.
As the City of Tucson’s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program (LHCP) continues to test and remediate homes identified as having lead hazards, it's also partnering with the Arizona Department of Health Services, which recently created a map to help families determine if they live in a high-risk area for lead paint and should have their children tested.
2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Feb. 10. The monthly event starts during the day with a number of family events at various downtown locations.
The main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens tomorrow at 5 p.m. with performances from Mik and Scott, Miss Olivia and the Interlopers, and Juju Fontaine. From 6 to 10 p.m., there will be Saturday Night Jazz at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, the movie Casablanca at the Fox Tucson Theatre, a UA Basketball vs. USC watch party at the Playground, and much more.
The outdoor event from Templo Fitness will feature three free fitness classes. Club Dance Fitness will begin at 3 p.m., followed by Body Combat at 4 p.m., and Yoga at 5 p.m.
Tucson Water offers a one-page document (in English and Spanish) with the procedure for how to flush a water heater. Periodically flushing a water heater reduces mineral buildup on fixtures and dishes, eliminates bacteria that makes hot water smell, extends service life, heats water faster, and saves money on utility bills.
Guidance Framework for Direct Potable Reuse in Arizona, a final report published by the National Water Research Institute, is now available to the public. The report provides recommendations on the development of regulations in Arizona for direct potable reuse (DPR). The DPR recommendations are intended to be protective of public health and incorporate a level of public health protection as good or better than provided by conventional drinking water supplies.
The office of Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham and the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are partnering to provide free, in-person tax preparation for individuals and families earning up to $66,000 a year. In 2016, the VITA Task Force of Arizona helped secure $26.7 million in federal refunds and credits to Arizonans.
This free event features a flag-raising ceremony at noon, drills and music from the U.S. Calvary Regiment, two vintage baseball games (10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.), exhibits and games for children, tours of the area’s historic sites, food trucks, and more.
The City of Tucson is seeking a technological intern to work in the GIS Division of its Information Technology Department. This is a non-permanent position, and the work schedule will be approximately 15-20 hours per week.
Duties range from data creation and maintenance to application development and technical assistance to support City operations for both the public and staff. The job provides entry level work experience for a student who meets the minimum qualifications, and scheduling may be tailored to class schedules.
City of Tucson employees recently took part in a Wellness Week pilot program that focuses on de-stressing techniques and balancing work and family. In the Tucson 12 video below, see how chair massages, blood pressure checks, therapy dogs, and more helped a group from one City department.
The annual gem show that started it all opens Thursday at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). Presented by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, the 64th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show attracts thousands of treasure hunters from around the world. Free lectures, seminars, and a Junior Education Area make the show a big draw (see Gem Show Guide App for complete listings).
Workers from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) are modifying traffic signals at the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue. During the work, which began today and continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, the traffic signals will not be in operation.
Tucson Police Department (TPD) officers will direct travel at the intersection. TDOT is installing new traffic signal heads to implement protected left turn phasing (left turn on green arrow only) in all four directions at the intersection.