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The Florence Police Department is offering a FREE unique apportunity for Florence residents to take an inside look at law enforcement, and specifically, how the Florence Police Department operates.
The Citizen Academy gives participants an extraordinary chance to learn hands-on about police operation, communications, crime scene investigations, use of canines and much more!
Participants must be 18 years of age
Residents of the Town of Florence (Winter Visitors are Welcome)
Able to attend a 8 week program September 21st - November 16th 2016; (6:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
Submit to a background check
Applications can be obtained at the Florence Police Department - Records section (425 N. Pinal St., Florence, AZ). APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 19th 2016
For further information contact:
Sgt. D. Campbell
The Florence Police Department in conjunction with the Arizona Governor's Office has placed a
Med-Return Drug Disposal Kiosk in the lobby of the Anthem Fire and Police Sub-Station
The following items may be deposited for disposal in the kiosk:
Medicines for pets
The following items shall not be deposited in the kiosk:
Businesses and Clinics shall not make deposits
Ointments, Lotions, Liquids
If you have concerns or questions, you may contact the Florence Police Department
at (520) 868-7681.
2015 Walk for the Cures Event Donates over $14,000 to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many Sun City resident volunteers and staff, the third year of “We Walk for the Cures” was a tremendous success, donating over $14,000 to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. Last year’s event donated $7211.39 to the Center, so this year’s event showed record numbers in participation and funds raised. With 289 total walkers and almost 300 commemorative shirts, this years’ event was a sea of purple, pink and bright green as they walked the 3 mile route!
This year’s 50/50 raffle winner was Connie Norton, who generously donated 1/2 of her winnings back and many more participants took home awesome raffle prizes for participating in the famous pink duck race!
Block Wall Paint Color
If you are interested in painting the interior of your block wall, the color that was used was Frazee Coach House.
Please do not chain your bikes to the sign poles in front of the Union Center, please utilize the bike racks. As an FYI, we are in the process of adding additional bike racks.
Letter from the Town Building Inspector Regarding the Craft Room Exterior Doors
An excerpt from a letter written to the Association from the Town of Florence Senior Building Inspector/Code Compliance, regarding the craft room doors at the Union Center:
With regard to the inspection of the Sun City recreational building’s means of egress:
“The required exits for this building, located at the ends of the corridors and assembly areas, are equipped with panic bar latches as required by code: they are labeled with illuminated exit signs and are also of sufficient width to meet the building’s occupant load. They are currently compliant with our fire and building codes. The panic hardware must remain operable from the inside while the building is occupied.
The secondary doors, located within certain individual rooms are not calculated in the means of egress, nor are they labeled or equipped with code compliant hardware and therefore are not required to remain unlocked while the building is occupied."
Golf Cart Rules Reminder
All non-golf activities on the golf course and golf cart paths are prohibited at any time, regardless of membership status.
As seen on page 12 of the Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch Rules and Regulations.
USE OF GOLF CARTS
All streets within Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch are public and subject to the laws of
the Town of Florence and the State of Arizona. The following regulations apply to golf
carts, which are operated within Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch.
A. Drivers of golf carts must have a valid driver's license for automobiles.
B. Drivers of golf carts are responsible for any damage or injury caused by
negligence or willful misconduct.
C. Golf carts shall be subject to vehicle use restrictions and may not be driven or
parked on any property within Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch except (i)
streets, (ii) parking lots, (iii) concrete driveways and (iv) designated golf cart
paths. Golf carts driven or parked in violation of this rule or the Declaration shall
be subject to the remedies provided in the Declaration, including the towing of
D. Golf carts cannot be driven on sidewalks. Golf carts driven on the streets shall
be operated in the same manner as automobiles. Drivers must observe all traffic
regulations and use proper hand signals.
E. Golf carts shall be driven on the far right side of the street so that automobiles
F. Use of golf carts outside of Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch is subject to
applicable state and local laws and any applicable golf course rules and
REMINDER: Rules on Pets in the Community
Page 11 of the Rules & Regulations states:
A. Pets must be leashed or fenced when outside
B. Pets cannot run loose in any area of our community, including private property, all common area, and golf course.
C. Pet clean-up is required
D. Be courteous and keep dog from barking when outside
E. Pets are not permitted on golf course or cart paths
Remember to Call to Schedule Your Bulk Trash Pick-Up
The Town of Florence is asking for your help with the placement of bulk trash. New rules for the placement of bulk trash were recently updated that will help to minimize the clutter in our neighborhoods and enhance the bulk trash services that the Florence residents receive.
Effective January 1, 2014, all Florence residents must call to schedule their bulk trash pick-up. Residents can simply call (520) 868-7677 and provide the Town with the address of the pick-up. Please call no later than 24 hours in advance of the pick-up. If no call is made to the Town to schedule the pick-up of the bulk trash, then the bulk trash will not be picked-up.
Any loose items (leaves, weeds, limbs, etc) must be bagged, boxed, or bundled. Loose items cannot be placed on the ground. Tree limbs must be cut in lengths of 4 feet and bundled. Larger items can be placed on the ground for pick-up. All items should be organized in a way that allows the people responsible for picking up the bulk trash to easily grab the materials and move on to the next pick-up. If loose items are not properly bagged, boxed or bundled, then the bulk trash will not be picked up.
Bulk trash can only be placed out 48 hours in advance of the scheduled service. When residents wait to place out their bulk trash items to two days before the bulk trash is picked up, it minimizes the clutter in our neighborhoods. If bulk trash is placed out too early, then the Town may issue a fine.
Bulk trash is picked up once a month for every Town resident with an active trash account. Bulk trash is picked-up on the first Wednesday of every month in the Florence Core and Florence Gardens areas. Bulk trash is picked-up on the second Wednesday of each month in the Anthem area.
For questions about your trash, recycling or bulk trash services, or to schedule a bulk trash pick-up, please call the Town of Florence at (520) 868-7677. More information is available on the Town’s website at florenceaz.gov/trash.
Benefit for AMR Homeowners - Troon Card
As a benefit of Troon managing Poston Butte Golf Club, homeowners in Anthem at Merrill Ranch are eligible to receive a 2016 Arizona Troon Twosome Card. This card enables you and a guest to play at participating Troon-managed courses in Arizona for up to 50% off of the posted rates! Additionally, each Troon Twosome Cardholder will receive a one-time 2-for-1 offer at each of the participating Arizona facilities at the Troon Card rate! Every Troon Twosome Card holder is automatically enrolled in Troon Rewards, our premier frequent golfer program. This $600 value is currently available free of charge to homeowners in Anthem at Merrill Ranch. Limit one complimentary 2016 Arizona Troon Twosome Card per home. Please sign-up for your card in the Poston Butte Golf Shop.
Troon Rewards is the fastest way to earn free rounds of golf at participating Troon facilities. Earn one point for every dollar you spend on your own golf fees and merchandise in the golf shop at participating, daily-fee facilities. For every 500 points you collect, you will earn a certificate towards a free round of golf. Depending on the time of year, some facilities may require multiple certificates per round. The Troon Rewards program is free to sign-up for all players. Please sign up for Troon Rewards in the Poston Butte Golf Shop.
Help Make Your Neighborhood Safer by Reporting Streetlight Outages
Have you noticed a streetlight outage in your neighborhood? You can help to get this repaired quickly by contacting APS through their toll free phone number. Simply call (800) 253-9407 and press 5 to talk to an APS representative. APS asks that you provide either a pole number (found on the streetlight) or a street address so they can identify the streetlight that needs repair.
The Town of Florence Public Works Department and APS regularly scan the neighborhoods for streetlight outages. However, assistance from members of the community will decrease the number of burnt out streetlights and help to make our neighborhoods safer.