The city’s revenue is up, despite some drops in areas.

The city of Sedona recently released its monthly tax report for May. Tax reports are a few months behind the current month due to when individual reports are filed and the time it takes to compile them.

A pair of Sedona homeowners have had their claims with the city denied following an Aug. 2 sewer backup on View Drive that left both homes with several inches of standing raw sewage.

A letter dated Aug. 18 from a claims specialist from Arizona Risk Retention Pool, of which the city of Sedona is a member, was issued to Geoff and Danna Messer as well as Hildegard Szuklitsch and their legal representation.

As the city of Sedona’s yearlong transportation study comes to an end, the next step will be to decide how to best use the information in it, and when.

Sedona City Council members scratched that surface on Aug. 9, when discussing the city’s second public online traffic survey. They did this while going over the pros and cons of four of the 13 potential projects designed to reduce traffic.

It’s been eight years since the cost to license a dog in Sedona was last raised.

That will soon change.

The increase was one of several items discussed and approved regarding the Humane Society of Sedona during the Tuesday, Aug. 8, Sedona City Council meeting.

It’s the last thing they expected to come home to.

On the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 2, Danna and Geoff Messer went for a walk but when they returned home they quickly noticed a strong smell. The bathtub and toilet in their guest bathroom was full of raw sewage spilling onto the floor.

When creating its wireless communications plan, the city of Sedona knew it had its hands tied due to federal regulations regarding cellular providers.

But a state law — signed earlier this year by Gov. Doug Ducey — has tightened the knot on the city’s hands even more. House Bill 2365 has come up several times during recent Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission meetings.

Maybe the third time’s the charm.

On June 1, the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission discussed making a recommendation to the City Council regarding the city’s wireless communications plan.

The results of the city’s second traffic survey came as little surprise to Assistant City Manager Karen Osburn.

The first one, which was completed late last year, garnered more than 2,000 online responses. The most recent one was open from June 21 to July 6 and saw 1,700 responses, with 1,400 completed fully.

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