By July 13, 2018

Anthem News Notes: Mailbox Replacements Planned

This new feature will very briefly note minor news items that we otherwise might not have reported but which may be of interest to Anthem residents. These notes will also be delivered in the Anthem Newsletter (subscribe!) and on our Facebook page.

anthem mailboxes

You’ve Got Mailboxes

Four of the eight mailbox replacements planned for this year have been tentatively scheduled:

Saturday, July 14: 43302 N. Acadia Way
Thursday, July 19: 3506 W. Spirit Ln.
Saturday, Aug. 11: 40307 N. Glory Dr.
Thursday, Aug. 23: 40725 N. Courage Tr.

(Reported from the June 27 Anthem Community Council meeting.)


Anthem’s enhancement fund, fed by a quarter-percent fee on the sales price of homes, stands at $1.64 million dollars, reported Doug Greenstein, community financial and operations officer, at the June 27 Anthem Community Council meeting. It funded the Community Center remodel and will fund the pickleball courts and the dog park. Greenstein said other financials, from accounts receivables to the reserve fund, look good. Full details of the community’s financials are posted here every month.

Community Center Gets Gym New Equipment

The Community Center remodel is complete, Anthem Community Council staff reported at the board’s June meeting. More than 25 new pieces of fitness equipment are being added, including those in this photo being unboxed today. Separately, Adventure Playground’s rubber play surface got a fresh topcoat in high-traffic areas recently, and the rope climber was replaced.

EPCOR Case: Be Heard

JULY 9: The EPCOR water rate case will be heard July 17 by the Arizona Corporation Commission. For residents of Anthem’s east side, there are two possible outcomes: Consolidation of districts would lead to higher rates for Anthem residents the first year, then lower rates after five years. If consolidation is not approved, then Anthem rates could increase in the first year and stay higher. Anthem Community Council encourages east-side residents to make their views known to the Corporation Commission. Details and How to be Heard >>>

Farmer’s Market Seasonal End

JULY 6: This Sunday, July 8 will be the last Anthem’s Farmers Market for the season. It will run 8-11 a.m. Plans are to reopen in October.

Buy Some Art or Just Gaze & Enjoy

JULY 5: A new Art in Public Places exhibit opened in June at the Anthem Civic Building. It runs through Sept. 13. This rotation features art inspired by travel and leisure.

stocking the lake with fish

Fish incoming. Photo courtesy ACC

Go Fish! (But No Barbs, Please)

JULY 1: The three largest sections of the catch-and-release fishing lake were re-stocked June 12 with more than 700 fish. ACC reminded residents that fishing is permitted with BARBLESS hooks only (an aside: barbed hooks are known to ensnare ducks and other wildlife around the lakes). Park patrol will be handing out barbless hooks to fishers as a reminder, said Community Executive Officer Neal Shearer.

(Reported from the June 27 Anthem Community Council meeting.)

barbless hooks only

Liberty Bell Park(ing)

MCDOT has installed permanent “No Parking” signs on Hastings Way, adjacent to the open Liberty Bell field. “MCSO has begun enforcement in the area,” said Community Executive Officer Neal Shearer. Separately, new sod, plants and granite are being installed at the Liberty Bell Park & Splash Pad.

(Reported from the June 27 Anthem Community Council meeting.)


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