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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:49

Bill's Newscast: Learn More about the Jail District Tax Featured

Jack Smith hosts community meeting on Jail District Tax

Prescott City Council water pump station. 

The Prescott City Council meets at 3 this afternoon to consider a 2 million dollar water pump station upgrade.  According to City Manager Michael Lamar, this project will replace 2 existing booster pump stations at the corner of Heather Heights and Highway 69.  These stations feed the water service zones along 69 and Prescott Canyon Estates and the Prescott Resort.  Replacement will address deficiencies as identified by the City’s 2013 water model.  Lamar adds the upgraded stations will provide required water pressures, residential and commercial fire flows to the 2 zones and will enhance water movement to other surrounding zones.    Earlier this month, 2 bids were received for this project, with the Prescott based Technology Construction providing the low bid.  The Council meeting will be held at City Hall, located on South Cortez Street. 

Grand opening for water reclamation facility in Cottonwood

The City of Cottonwood will be holding a grand opening for its new water reclamation facility, and interested residents are invited to attend.  When it’s operating at full capacity, the Riverfront Water Reclamation Facility will treat 300 thousand gallons of wastewater per day.  This reclaimed water will be used to irrigate Riverfront and Kids Parks and will be stored underground for future use.  The grand opening is scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon at 2.  City of Cottonwood Utility Department Staff representatives will be on hand to conduct public tours and to answer questions about the facility, procedures and the City’s future plans for water reuse.  The new facility is located on Riverfront Road.

Jail District Sales Tax Extension

Learn about the Jail District Sales Tax extension as part of a community meeting.  Yavapai County Supervisor Jack Smith is hosting the meeting at 5:30 tonight in the Stepping Stones Conference Room, located on 2nd Street in Prescott Valley.  An extension of the tax, which expires in 2020, will be before voters on May 15th.  Smith describes the 20 year extension. Smith says this tax is crucial to Yavapai County. 

 If approved by voters, the extension won’t be used to create or increase a new tax or to help pay for a new jail.  

Glassford Hill Road traffic study under consideration

Recommendations for Glassford Hill Road in Prescott Valley will be presented at 5 tonight.  Dava and Associates and the Town of Prescott Valley had recently engaged Lee Engineering to conduct a traffic study of Glassford Hill Road.  The primary objective of the study is to evaluate 4 intersections to find out if left turns should be restricted.  It’s being recommended no changes be made at Granville Parkway, Panther Path and Tuscany Way.  Left turns are already prohibited at Tuscany, and that measure has been effective at promoting safety.  At Panther Path, the intersection operates with high levels of service.  Along Pav Way, the existing operational performance and future traffic growth suggest the intersection can’t remain as currently configured in the long term.  Future restriction of left turns and movements through side streets would require outreach to affected communities.  The displaced traffic volume is low.  The traffic study also includes recommendations for improvements to traffic signs, pavement markings and signals.  The open house meeting will be held in the Prescott Valley Public Library Crystal Room, located on Civic Circle.  

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