Lights Out for BrightView: Anthem Picks a New Landscaper

Lights Out for BrightView: Anthem Picks a New Landscaper

By Robert Roy Britt — Residents who took a dim view of BrightView, the landscaper of common areas governed by Anthem Community Council and the Parkside HOA, may be pleased to know a new firm will take over Jan. 1. ACC and Parkside officials reviewed proposals from BrightView and eight other firms and decided to […]

By November 3, 2019 Read More →
New Leadership: Anthem Does the C-Suite Shuffle

New Leadership: Anthem Does the C-Suite Shuffle

By Robert Roy Britt — The number of C-suite executives in Anthem has shrunk from three to one, and that sole top-level leader is leaving next year. Community Executive Officer Neal Shearer announced earlier this month he’ll retire in mid-2020.  Shearer was promoted from community operations officer (COO) to the CEO spot in February 2018 […]

By November 3, 2019 Read More →
Before You Deck it Out, Know Anthem’s Decoration Rules

Before You Deck it Out, Know Anthem’s Decoration Rules

Festive Anthem residents may be wondering when can wreaths, lights, yard art and inflatables go up. So here’s the deal: After Halloween, Country Club residents have until Nov. 7, and Parkside residents have until Nov. 12 to let those spooky statues R.I.P.  and transition to Turkey Day yard trimmings. Nov. 1 then marks the transition […]

By November 3, 2019 Read More →
Learn Anthem’s 2020 Budget Plans

Learn Anthem’s 2020 Budget Plans

By In&Out Magazine Staff Writers — Anthem Community Council will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15 to discuss budget plans for next year. Residents are welcome to attend. An information packet outlining the proposed budget has been posted to council’s website. “Any feedback received from the Oct. 15 meeting will be considered to finalize the budget […]

By October 15, 2019 Read More →
EPCOR Water Rates Will Rise 36% in Anthem

EPCOR Water Rates Will Rise 36% in Anthem

Anthem’s east-side residents will see water rates rise 36 percent, on average, starting April 1, based on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s March 28 approval of new interim rates. The rates will be in effect until a permanent rate case is decided, likely a year or more from now. Each customer’s actual rate will be based […]

Anthem Election Results 2019

Anthem Election Results 2019

The results are in from Anthem’s elections for members of the HOA boards and the broader Anthem Community Council (ACC).  Parkside HOA Newcomer Brad Sundquist and incumbent Tim Fyke beat out four other candidates and will serve two-year terms on the five-member Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) Board of Directors. Unopposed candidate Darrin Francom will […]

EPCOR Interim Water Rates May Be Decided March 28

EPCOR Interim Water Rates May Be Decided March 28

The latest round of an ongoing saga over new water rates for EPCOR customers could wrap up Thursday, March 28, when the Arizona Corporation Commission will discuss and may vote on new interim rates. The interim rates were proposed after the commission failed earlier this year to approve a plan for permanent rate increases. Belinda […]

Landscaper Promises Fix to Anthem’s Weed Problem

Landscaper Promises Fix to Anthem’s Weed Problem

After complaints from residents about a growing weed problem in Anthem’s parks and other common areas, officials from BrightView, the community’s landscape company, addressed the issue at the Feb. 27 Anthem Community Council meeting. “We understand that we’ve lost some confidence of the people in this room,” said  Joshua Dake, a senior vice president and […]

Will Anthem Get a Second Hotel?

Will Anthem Get a Second Hotel?

By Karen Goveia — A property owner aims to build a Holiday Inn Express on a vacant Anthem plot that doesn’t allow a hotel. Representatives for the property owner, Tim Rutjes, are seeking a height waiver from the City of Phoenix to allow a 40-foot tall, three-story structure on 3 acres near 41st Drive and […]

By February 21, 2019 Read More →
Don’t Complain. Run!

Don’t Complain. Run!

Anthem Community Council has two open three-year seats on its board, one each representing Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA) and Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA). Those two HOAs also each have two open seats on their HOA boards. The Village HOA has five open seats. Deadline to file candidacy is Monday, Jan. 28. Info: […]

By January 24, 2019 Read More →
New Homes Proposed Near Anthem Post Office

New Homes Proposed Near Anthem Post Office

By Robert Roy Britt — A new development of 170 homes is in the planning stages on a parcel of private land near the current Circle Mountain development on the west side of Anthem. The empty plot, northwest of the Post Office, straddles New River. Some Anthem residents are already voicing opposition. The developer, El […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
EPCOR Water Rate Case Could Be Decided Jan. 25

EPCOR Water Rate Case Could Be Decided Jan. 25

By Robert Roy Britt — A long-running set of proposals for when and how much to change rates for EPCOR customers across 11 districts in Arizona, including the east side of Anthem, will likely be decided at the next meeting of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Friday, Jan. 25. The decision will determine if Anthem’s rates […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
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