City set to host Vietnam Veterans breakfast March 29

March 20, 2019

Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy announced the city is hosting the annual Vietnam Veterans breakfast Friday, March 29 at the London Bridge Resort Convention Center.

“The free breakfast is open to all service members, compliments of London Bridge Resort and we are honored to host it, “ Sheehy said.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

A presentation of “Colors” from the Marine Corps League kicks off the event at 8:45 a.m., followed by the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, and a few messages thanking those who serve in the military past and present.

For more information, call the Mayor’s office at 928-453-4152.

Also, at last Tuesday’s meeting, Sheehy invited the public to an open house to discuss the Lake Havasu Municipal Airport Master Plan update. It will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at the Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport Terminal Building, located at 5600 Hwy 95 #1.

The open house is designed to give residents, businesses and property owners an opportunity to meet city staff and get more information on the project.

The goal of the Airport Master Plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will cost-effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic issues.

Also, a Lake Havasu City man, Raul Ballas, was appointed to serve a term on the city’s Airport Advisory Board. Ballas said his father and grandfather were both pilots and he hopes to become one in the near future.

Ballas will fill the term of non-pilot, alternate, with the term expiring June 30, 2020.

Council also voted unanimously to approve a 3-minute time limit for the call to the public portion of the council meetings. Previously, the city code was silent on how long the public was allowed to speak at the beginning and the end of the council meetings.

According to City Manager Jess Knudson, the three-minute time limit is overwhelmingly common among cities and towns in Arizona and it allows the mayor to provide additional time to the speaker if the speaker is on topic and needs additional time. The time limit for all of the items on the public hearings portion of the agenda remains at five minutes.

Additionally, council approved an amendment to a service agreement with CherryRoad Technologies, Inc., a New Jersey-based company, for the implantation of services related to the Oracle Fusion Enterprise Resource Planning System. The contract was not to exceed $364,000. Oracle Fusion is a cloud-based software application suite that has functions including accounting, financial management, project management, and procurement.

Scott Shindledecker can be reached at 928-453-4237, ext. 252 or sshindledecker@havasunews.com.