Join in the Neighborhood Clean-up in October

With the Home Tour coming up, it’s a good time to clean up our neighborhood. APNA has arranged to have four dumpsters placed in the neighborhood, October 7 – 14.  One will be on 17th, just west of 3rd, but we need to find locations for the other three, in different parts of the neighborhood.  Please e-mail pefaz [at] or call Phyllis at 520-623-8722 if you have a place for a dumpster.

We encourage neighbors to take advantage of the dumpsters and trim your landscaping.  Remember, the city code states “Vegetation must be trimmed and maintained to provide an unobstructed pedestrian path a minimum of forty eight (48) inches in width and eighty (80) inches in height from grade.”  The fine for not complying can range from $100 to $2,500!  Trim the trees by the street, too—the law says it’s your responsibility.  (See an article by betts* for tips on pruning…)

On Saturday, October 22, join us for a Neighborhood Clean-up that focuses on the streets, minor avenues, and public areas.  Meet at 541 S 3rd Avenue (the Gohdes’s) in Armory Park del Sol for LeCave’s donuts and coffee or tea (milk for the kids) between 8:00-8:30 AM. Meet your neighbors and then pick up bags and vinyl gloves, and head out to collect the trash—maps provided.  It’s helpful if you bring a small rake, grabber, or other implement to get the stuff out of the bushes.

Author: Ken Taylor

I am a relatively recent Armory Park resident (2/16) along with my wife, Donna and our little dog Lulu. In our 7+ decades, Donna and I lived over 30 years in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Arizona. We have been Arizona residents for 16 years before coming here including 12 in Green Valley and four in west Tucson. We love the neighborhood for its history, walkability and interesting residents. Lulu insists on walking every day so you may see us following her around and picking up trash to keep our neighborhood presentable.

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