Watch for delays due to construction on Prescott streets. Crews are scheduled to start pulverizing the roadway on Alarcon Street this week, from East Sheldon to East Gurley Streets. Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm tomorrow and Thursday. Crews have already started removing curb and gutter along Alarcon. Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday through February 3rd. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times, however motorists may experience parking restrictions, narrow lanes, reduced speeds and rough roads. Crews have completed milling and installing new pavement along Sandretto Drive from Willow Creek Road to Lorraine Drive. Due to weather, pavement rehabilitation and preservation activities are on hold. On Smoketree Lane from Willow Creek to near Birchwood Cove, crews are performing miscellaneous clean-up activities this week. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times. Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm.
Six juveniles are in custody following a January 15th crime spree. According to Clarkdale Police Sergeant Nicole Florisi, the crime spree resulted in numerous criminal damage and burglary calls throughout Clarkdale and Cottonwood. Around 28 vehicles had their tires slashed, 20 in Clarkdale alone. Some victims had multiple vehicles damaged. The suspects took numerous items that were in the vehicles such as purses, cell phones, keys and stereos. A dirt bike and 11 dollars in cash were also stolen. Five of the juveniles involved were arrested immediately and charged with numerous counts of criminal damage, burglary, theft and facilitation. A 6th suspect has also been arrested. The damage and stolen items have been estimated at 5 thousand dollars. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim is asked to call Clarkdale Police at (928) 649-7700.
The Prescott City Council meets at 3 this afternoon to consider putting a sales tax measure on the ballot. The three-quarters of a cent sales tax would help the City pay off its Public Safety Personnel Retirement System debt. This debt is 81 million dollars, and Councilwoman Billie Orr says it continues to rise.
Orr explains the election will more than likely be held on August 29th:
Orr serves on the Strategic Plan Committee, which had presented payment options to the Prescott City Council earlier this month. The Council meeting will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.