APRIL 8, 2015

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APS awards Scottsdale a six-figure rebate
Representatives from Arizona Public Service recently awarded the city a rebate check for $105,322 for Water Resources Division’s participation in APS’s Peak Solutions program. Peak Solutions is an electricity demand response program that encourages high-use customers to voluntarily reduce their electricity use during peak demand days in June, July and August. The city’s participation helps APS keep power generation costs lower for all customers while avoiding potential power outages during summer when system demand is highest. This was Scottsdale’s fifth of a 14-year commitment to participate in the program. To date, APS has awarded the city more than a half million dollars in Peak Solutions rebates, the highest amount rewarded to any municipality.

April Pools Day is a free water safety event
Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to remind families to watch their kids around water! The city of Scottsdale Aquatics Department is excited to present, April Pools Day, the annual water safety awareness event. April Pools Day is a FREE event that will take place on Sunday, April 26 at Eldorado Aquatic Center from 1 - 4 p.m. The event features a mock rescue scenario with FD and EMS, interactive booths, games, raffle prizes, and most important, drowning prevention awareness. This is a great way for families to kick off the summer season and get ready to practice safe behavior in and around water.

Summer camps keep youth active and engaged
Scottsdale Parks & Recreation offers many summer programs for youth entering grades 1-8 in the fall. All camps run June 1 - July 24. There are two extended locations for the week of July 27. Full day camps can run anywhere from 7:30 a.m - 6 p.m. depending on location and start at $75 per week. These camps include sports, games, crafts, STEM, events, and excursions. Youth Sports offers a half-day option for $63 per two-week session. This camp consists of sports instruction, conditioning and agility exercises. They also offer a morning basketball camp for the week of July 27. Find the camp that works best for you. Registration starts at 7 a.m. on May 4 for residents and May 6 for non-residents. Call 480-312-2329 with questions.