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Anthem Determines Program Fee Hikes for 2020 in Balanced Budget
By November 3, 2019 Read More →

Anthem Determines Program Fee Hikes for 2020 in Balanced Budget

By Robert Roy Britt — Anthem Community Council (ACC) plans no increases for community-wide homeowner assessments in its $10.2-million 2020 budget, a 3 percent increase over 2019. The budget was passed by a unanimous vote Oct. 23. However, fees will rise for some activity programs, and residents of the Paseo neighborhood will see their ACC […]

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Lights Out for BrightView: Anthem Picks a New Landscaper
By November 3, 2019 Read More →

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Will Anthem Get a Second Hotel?
By February 21, 2019 Read More →

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 […]

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New Homes Proposed Near Anthem Post Office
By January 23, 2019 Read More →

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 […]

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

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 […]

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City Advisory Committee Unanimously Disapproves Planned North Phoenix Residential Development
By September 13, 2018 Read More →

City Advisory Committee Unanimously Disapproves Planned North Phoenix Residential Development

By Karen Goveia — The opposition cleared a major hurdle last night in its attempt to stop a 71-acre, 286 single-family home development between Anthem and New River. By a resounding and somewhat surprising 6-0 vote, the Rio Vista Planning Committee, an advisory committee to the City of Phoenix, recommended denial of a rezoning request to […]

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