Landscape restoration project
Share your comments on a landscape restoration project at 5 Thursday night. Prescott National Forest officials will host a meeting on the proposed project in Chino Valley. It aims to improve wildlife habitat and watershed conditions on the Chino Valley Ranger District. The project area totals 484 acres and includes grasslands, chaparral, pinon-juniper and ponderosa pine vegetation types. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project’s purpose, activities and location, to gather public comments and to answer questions. The meeting will be held in the Chino Valley Senior Center on Butterfield Road.
Cottonwood Civic Center to undergo repairs & restoration
Repair and restoration work gets started on the historic Cottonwood Civic Center starting today. Cottonwood City officials say the building, located on Main street in Old Town Cottonwood, has been a popular location for community activities for many decades. It was constructed in 1939 using local river rock. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is providing grant funding to the City of Cottonwood to conduct abatement of asbestos and lead paint at the Center. Most of the work will be done within the building, but the fence posts surrounding the adjacent outdoor basketball courts will also be treated. Phase 1 of repair and restoration work is scheduled to last at least 2 weeks. During construction, the building will be closed to all unauthorized persons, including City staff and members of the public, for safety reasons.
New members of the DH P&Z
There will be some new faces on the Dewey-Humboldt Planning and Zoning Commission. During its meeting at 6:30 tonight, Dewey-Humboldt Town Council members will consider appointments to a 2 year term and a 4 year term. According to Town Manager Yvonne Kimball, in December 2 commissioners resigned their positions. There are 5 applicants for these positions, including former Council members Arlene Alen and Dennis Repan, Lori Crofutt, Penney Hubbard and Jeff Van Der Meersche. Commission Chair Victor Hambrick has interviewed the applicants and he’s recommending Hubbard and Crofutt be appointed. The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meeting will be held in Town Hall on Highway 69.
Prescott schools placing students for 2017-18 year
Prescott Unified School District officials have begun placements for the next school year. New students who are living within the school area are given spots immediately. All new in-district, but out of the attendance area are being placed but new out-of-district students won’t be placed until next Monday. New student registration is underway at individual schools. Parents or guardians are asked to bring current immunization records, birth certificates and proof of Arizona residency. The last day of registration at all elementary schools is May 30th. At Prescott High School, open registration starts for new students from 11 am to 7 pm Thursday. Parents are asked to call 445-2322 to make an appointment. This day is set aside for students who aren’t currently attending but would like to start doing so this fall. Current Prescott High School students who pre-registered last month are scheduled to receive a copy of their requested schedules in March.