There’s plans to add another hotel in Sedona but this one has a bit of a twist. Developers of the proposed Marriott Residence Inn met with the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Oct. 12, for a work session.

No vote was taken and no date has been set for a public hearing, at which time the community can weigh in. The commission is expected to vote at that time.

In a way it was a case of he said, she said … he said, he said.

During the first and only debate, the two sides representing the Sedona Fire District’s proposed $17.9 million bond met in an open forum to discuss whether or not voters should approve the measure.

This is a mail in process with registered voters required to mail or drop off their ballots no later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

In the event of a major traffic accident, crime scene, severe weather or flooded street, the city of Sedona has been limited in its ability to notify citizens of the goings-on in a timely manner. 

That will now change. During the Tuesday, Oct. 10, Sedona City Council meeting a new public safety and communication system was discussed.

Housing density, hard cider, an apartment complex and a parking lot were once again the topics at hand being discussed by city officials. This time it was the Sedona City Council’s turn to discuss the four proposed Major Community Plan Amendments during its Oct. 11 meeting.

This meeting was for discussion only but council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at which time a vote is expected to be made. Public comments will be taken at that meeting.

Pumpkins and prizes and pool! Oh, my!

The Sedona Parks and Recreation’s Pumpkin Splash has become one of the most popular fall events, drawing hundreds of kids and their parents. Organizers said this year should be no exception as kids will hit the community pool from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.

It’s been one of the most discussed topics in the Sedona area this year — the $17.9 million bond proposed by the Sedona Fire District.

The first and only open forum on the topic will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church at 25 Chapel Road. The event is being hosted by the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley.

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