Road construction in Prescott
Watch for delays on some Prescott streets due to road work. Crews are removing and replacing concrete sidewalk and curb and gutter on Smoke Tree Lane this week. Work is taking place where repairs are necessary from Willow Creek Road to near Birchwood Cove. Meanwhile, asphalt paving operations are complete on Walker Road off Highway 69. However, crews are installing permanent striping and performing minor construction activities. Work is occurring along Walker and East Liese Drive. Seal coating is complete in the Enchanted Canyon, Heritage and Preserve communities off Sierry Peaks Drive. City of Prescott crews are adjusting utility covers back to the finished road grade. Work hours for all projects are 7 am to 6 pm. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times through the work zones.
New Council members in Dewey-Humboldt
It’s out with the old and in with the new on the Dewey-Humboldt Town Council. As part of its meeting at 6:30 tonight, Town Council will make a presentation to outgoing Council members Arlene Alen, Dennis Repan and Nancy Wright. Alen didn’t seek reelection and Wright and Repan were defeated in the November 8th General Election. The outgoing Council members will have a chance to make comments before the Oath of Office is administered to newly elected Council members John Hughes, Victoria Wendt and Amy Timmons, as well as reelected Mayor Terry Nolan. The new members will also get a chance to make some comments. The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council will canvass the results of the November 8th Election during its voting session, which will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.
PUSD considers agreements regarding tax credits and foreign exchange students
The Prescott Unified School District Board meets at 5 tonight to consider agreements for foreign exchange students and tax credits. The first agreement is with the Greater Area Tax Credit Coalition to increase community awareness and education of all Arizona tax credits. The Coalition will be in effect through April 30th, 2017, but it can be extended. The tax credit provides funding to certain school programs. The second agreement is with the Boston, Massachusetts based Educatius International. The company has approached District officials because it feels Prescott High School is a desirable place for foreign exchange students. After initial consultation with the District Legal Team, high school administration has checked references with other schools that have used this company. The results have been supportive of moving forward with this process. The Prescott School Board meeting will be held in the District Office on South Granite Street.