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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 9:17 pm | Updated: 12:02 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Council OKs APS electric substation

The Scottsdale City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve an Arizona Public Service electric substation east of Scottsdale Road and north of Loop 101, adjacent to Grayhawk homes.

Council OKs APS electric substation

The Scottsdale City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve an Arizona Public Service electric substation east of Scottsdale Road and north of Loop 101, adjacent to Grayhawk homes.

The three-acre site is just east of the planned One Scottsdale mixed-use development.

The substation transformers will be behind a 10- to 12-foot-tall decorative wall. All power lines in and out of the facility will be underground.

The majority of Grayhawk residents opposed the new substation, according to petitions presented by the homeowners association.

Councilman Tony Nelssen voted against issuing the use permit for the substation, which is needed in part because of One Scottsdale and the new hospital in the area.

Brian Powell, (480) 970-2341

Taxpayer group director to speak

The Paradise Republican Women's Club will meet 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 at Methode Bistro at Lincoln Village Shops, 6204 N. Scottsdale Road.

Tom Jenney, executive director of the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers, will discuss "Reigning in Government Spending."

Cost is $25. Reservation deadline is Monday. Send checks, payable to PRWC, to Susan Kay Schultz, P.O. Box 1510, Scottsdale, AZ 85252. For information, call (480) 945-1490.

Marge Purcell, (480) 970-2328

Stockwell OK'd as acting city auditor

The Scottsdale City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Brent Stockwell as acting city auditor.

Stockwell replaces outgoing City Auditor Cheryl Dreska. He previously held the position of interim community assistance manager, and before that served as the city's citizen liaison and assistant to the mayor and City Council.

Stockwell will receive a base salary of about $112,000 a year.

Ari Cohn, (480) 970-2342

Work may start on Soleri bridge in fall

A groundbreaking for the long-awaited Paolo Soleri pedestrian bridge and plaza in downtown Scottsdale could happen as early as this fall, according to Scottsdale Public Art officials.

The Scottsdale City Council on Tuesday approved the remaining $1.7 million in funds to make the project happen.

Scottsdale Public Art has committed $1 million to the project, while developers Starwood Capital Group and Golub & Co. has committed $500,000.

The project is expected to take one year to complete.

Julie Janovsky, (480) 970-2369

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