Vol. 14 Issue No. 48 | November 26 – December 2, 2008


Tough decisions in troubling times

Kim BrennanBy Linda Bentley | November 26, 2008

With the challenges comes opportunities
CAVE CREEK – Town Accountant Marian Groeneveld provided council with an overview of the town’s financial status during Monday’s council meeting.

While Cave Creek usually stands out from the crowd, Groeneveld said the economy was affecting Cave Creek as well this time.

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Justice Thomas distributes Obama case for conference

By Linda Bentley | November 21, 2008

Foreign national certified as presidential candidate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Nov. 19, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas distributed Leo C. Denofrio’s renewed application for a stay of the election for conference on Dec. 5.

If four of the nine justices favor review, a hearing will be scheduled.

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Ric’s Body & Paint SUP recommended for approval

Rick SlaughterBy Linda Bentley | November 26, 2008

‘It’s a commercial activity going into a commercial building in the commercial core’
CAVE CREEK – Senior Planner Larry Sahr introduced the first agenda item for Thursday night’s planning commission meeting, a special use permit (SUP) for Ric’s Body & Paint, an automotive body and paint shop to be located inside Spur Cross Station. The building, on Spur Cross Road just north of Cave Creek Road, has been vacant for a year and a half.

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Amendment denial could lead to new SUP ordinance

By Curtis Riggs | November 26, 2008

Cave Creek Museum
Must apply to all quasi-public entities

CAVE CREEK – One of the proposed amendments to the Cave Creek General Plan, which was denied by the town council last week, is a special case.

The general plan amendment for the Cave Creek Museum was not about trying to get the museum’s 1.2-acre property upzoned to commercial so it could be sold for more money. Because of the museum’s legal nonconforming use status, museum officials feared the museum collection and building could have no future value if a fire or other emergency occurred.

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