ELOY — The first phase of the Public Safety Building is now complete and includes three beautiful saguaros that were donated-just like the City Hall Building two years ago. The second phase of construction for the Public Safety Building is now under way and the landscape plan shows the need for six saguaros. The City is once again asking residents or others in the area if they would like to donate a saguaro for replanting on this site.
“These cacti look great in the landscape and really connect this building with the new City Hall. We’d like to get the word out again to see if there were others who would like to donate a saguaro,” said Jon Vlaming, Community Development Director.
Again, those who donate a saguaro to the City will get a plaque with their name, which will be displayed in front of the cactus, and be part of the City’s legacy in the future.
According to Vlaming, City officials are very interested in saguaros that are at least 10 feet tall, in good health, and are in locations where a large truck has unobstructed access to extract it.
To donate, residents need to contact Vlaming and give the City permission to come onto the property to evaluate the saguaro and determine its suitability or whether it can even be relocated. The extraction and relocation may not occur until the Spring, he noted.
To donate or learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jon Vlaming at 520-466-2578 or email Jon Vlaming.