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Bill's Newscast: New Meeting Day for Supervisors

Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesdays.

Good news for drivers traveling along North Montezuma Street.

The City of Prescott and contractor Capital Improvements have completed a street pavement and utility improvement project along North Montezuma. This project included replacement of existing water and sewer utility systems and installation of new asphalt between East Sheldon and East Gurley streets. Last August, City Council approved a more than 837 thousand dollar contract with Capital. Crews worked at night until last month, when day work was needed for miscellaneous cleanup work.

The new Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent is looking forward to starting in his position.

As part of a special session last Wednesday, Chino Valley School Board members selected current Director of Support Services John Scholl to take over for the retiring Duane Howard on July 1st.During yesterday’s live Talk of the Town show on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM, Scholl explained it seemed like a long process for the Board to select a new Superintendent. Scholl says he’s humbled by the Board’s decision. The other finalist for the job was Assistant Superintendent Cindy Daniels. Scholl says he wants to continue the District’s partnership with her. He will also be working to find a new Director of Support Services.

Learn about a proposed Prescott Valley public transit district.

Last spring, Town Council contracted with the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization and Transit Plus to evaluate the potential of startup transit service. From 5:30 to 7:30 tonight in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle, Transit Plus will present its final District draft plan. Attendees will be able to share their input on the recommended routes, services, days and hours of operation and fares. Town officials say such a service would be funded with an annual property tax, which is expected to be decided on by voters in May of next year. Following tonight’s meeting, the plan will be discussed by Council this Thursday at 5:30.

In the past, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors had to reschedule its second January meeting due to the Martin Luther King Junior holiday, but that won’t be a problem this year.

The Board moved its regular morning meetings from Monday to Wednesday 2 weeks ago. This means there won’t be any rescheduling of meetings that fall on Martin Luther King Junior Day or any other Monday holiday. Board Chairman Jack Smith explains why a change was made. Smith says moving the meetings from Mondays to Wednesdays, especially when a holiday like Martin Luther King Junior day hits, makes things easier for the Supervisors. Smith explains the new schedule will also make things easier for those who have an item on the agenda. Smith adds the Board will soon be starting budget discussions, which will require special meetings in addition to the Wednesday sessions. During its voting session at 9 tomorrow morning, the Board will consider the resignation of Verde Valley Constable Jay Parkinson. The meeting will be held in the County Verde Valley Complex on South 6th Street in Cottonwood.

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