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Getting ready for the new council schedule   

10K Reward for Bank Robbery Suspects

A 10 thousand dollar reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a bank robbery suspect or suspects.  According to Detective Sergeant Tod Moore, in the early morning hours last Wednesday, a person or persons entered the Bank of America on Main Street through the rear door of the building.  Three hundred fifty thousand dollars was taken from the bank and it appears the suspect or suspects may have had knowledge of banking and security procedures.  Police have received information a white sedan was seen in the area during the time of the first alarm call at 1 am.  The FBI and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s and Attorney’s Offices are assisting with the investigation.  Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to call Moore at (928) 634-4246 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. 

2017 Fiscal Budget to be Presented to Prescott

The state Fiscal Year 2017 budget will be presented to Prescott area residents.   Lorenzo Romero, Director of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting, is scheduled to present the budget as part a public briefing.  This briefing follows hearings held in Tucson and Flagstaff last month.  Governor Doug Ducey calls the budget proposal fiscally responsible while making important investments in education and child and public safety. Ducey says the final product will be shaped by public dialogue and he’s looking forward to working with legislators on a budget that protects the state’s most important priorities.  The Prescott hearing starts at 2:30 this afternoon in the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street.     

Sewer Plant Upgrades for Prescott Valley

One protective screen will be replaced at Prescott Valley’s sewer treatment plant on Valley Road, and the other is expected to follow.  Two of the screens that keep rocks and construction debris from entering the plant’s headworks have been in service for 23 years.  One screen was sent in for repairs and the estimated cost was 70 thousand dollars.  Staff decided it would be better to buy a new one and Council approved the nearly 97 thousand dollar purchase last Thursday.  Utilities Director Neil Wadsworth explains when the new screen should be installed. Staff plans on budgeting for the replacement of the other 23-year-old screen in the upcoming fiscal year.  

New Prescott City Council Meeting Times

The Prescott City Council’s new meeting schedule goes into effect tomorrow.  Council will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, as Councilman Steve Blair explains. Mayor Harry Oberg explains why this change is taking place. Blair says this schedule presents opportunities to hold special sessions as needed. Oberg says the new schedule is being done on a trial basis. On tomorrow’s study session agenda is a presentation on the mid-year 2016 budget, implementation of a City business license, a Legislative update and discussion of the 5:30 voting session items.  Both meetings will be held in Council chambers on South Cortez Street.  

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