Ward 5 News

Fourth of July - Pet Tips

Not every member of the family may enjoy the fireworks, pets included. The Pima Animal Care Center is offering a few safety tips for pet owners during the Fourth of July.

Remember the following tips, to help reduce the number of lost pets this holiday:

Keep your pets inside during the fireworks.

Make sure your pet wears proper up-to-date identification in case he becomes lost.

Provide your pet with calming and distracting items, such as classical music, a ThunderShirt, or enrichment toys like a KONG filled with peanut butter.

CHANGE IN RECYCLING SURCHARGE ON APRIL UTILITY SERVICES BILLS

City of Tucson Environmental Services Customers will receive a credit of forty-five cents on
their April Utility Services bill. The credit reflects a fifteen cents reduction in the Recycling Surcharge for
January, February, and March. As of January 1, 2017, the Recycling Surcharge was reduced to thirty
cents.
A Recycling Surcharge of forty-five cents was implemented in July 2016. As recycling revenues
hit increments of $250,000, the surcharge is reduced by fifteen cents. As of January 1st, recycling

12th Avenue Roadwork Update

Here is an update on the Road Recovery Bond Program work on 12th Avenue, Valencia Road and Plumer Avenue.

Crews continue to raise manhole covers and water valve covers on 12th Avenue from 44th Street to Santa Paula (Valencia). This work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, April 28, 2017. Travel lane restrictions will be in place to allow concrete to cure for 24 hours.

ROAD RECOVERY BOND PROGRAM VALENCIA ROAD – 12TH AVENUE TO CAMPBELL AVENUE ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

 

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of

Transportation (TDOT), are beginning roadway improvements on Valencia Road from 12th Avenue east to

Campbell Avenue. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, fiveyear

street bond program – Road Recovery.

To expedite the work, crews will work both daytime and nighttime hours, Monday through Friday, with

Ward 5 Summary of Current Events

Here is the Summary of Current Events Councilmember Richard Fimbres reported on during the February 7, May and Council meeting:

 

More than fifty people turned out Thursday, January 26, for the Water Harvesting Dedication and Tree Naming Ceremony at the Ward 5 office.

 

Four trees were planted in the courtyard at the Ward 5 office in honor of the four living individuals who serve and have served as the Ward 5 Councilmember: Rudy Castro, Roy Laos, Steve Leal and Richard Fimbres.

 

VALENCIA ROAD WORK ONGOING, PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED BY MID-FEBRUARY

 

TUCSON – Road work and repair along Valencia Road, from 12th Avenue to Alvernon Way is in progress.

 

The road work and repair came thanks to lobbying from Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.

 

Crews have been installing underground electrical conduit, lowering manhole covers and water valve covers and will followed by milling (removing asphalt) and repaving.

 

Ward 5 Summary of Current Events

Here is the summary of current events, read by Councilmember Richard Fimbres at the 1/24 Mayor and Council meeting:

 

 

Lin’s Grand Buffett had its formal grand opening on January 13.  Lin’s is located at the Bridges in Ward 5.

 

I want to thank the more than 400 who turned out for the opening, which included Councilmember Shirley Scott and her staff.

 

Eighty local people were hired at Lin’s.  I want to congratulate Frank Lam of Lin’s and the Manager, Juan Rivera for a successful grand opening of Lin’s in Ward 5.

 

 

FEMA BLANKETS ARRIVE TOMORROW

 

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally and Tucson Councilmember Richard Fimbres will be on hand tomorrow for the delivery of 46 pallets of blankets arriving in Tucson for homeless individuals. The more than 11,000 blankets, which are being delivered through the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Homeless Blanket Program, originally were not expected to arrive until mid to late January. Following calls from community leaders for the blankets to arrive sooner, Rep. McSally intervened with the DOD to expedite delivery.

 

ROAD RECOVERY BOND PROGRAM VALENCIA ROAD – ALVERNON WAY TO 12TH AVENUE ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT PROJECT UPDATE

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), have started work to improve Valencia Road from Alvernon Way to 12th Avenue. This roadway reconstruction project is associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program – Road Recovery.

U.S. Rep. McSally’s Office Expedites Blanket Delivery to Tucson

TUCSON – With temperatures falling and a widespread freeze expected Sunday, the Office of U.S. Representative Martha McSally has taken action to expedite the delivery of blankets to Tucson. The 10,000 blankets are being delivered through the Homeless Blanket Program, a congressionally funded program administered by the Department of Defense. The blankets were originally not scheduled to arrive in Tucson until middle to late January.

 

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