An interview with Glen Campbell
Music legend Glen Campbell has died following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double Platinum album. Campbell’s song “Rhinestone Cowboy” topped both the Country and Pop charts in 1975. He spent more than 20 years in Arizona after moving to Phoenix in the early 80’s. He last performed there in 2012. His final album, “Adios,” was released in June.
Campbell performed at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott in 2005 and gave this interview:
Acker Park Stormwater Detention Basin project
Good progress is being made on the Acker Park Stormwater Detention Basin Project. City of Prescott crews are constructing the earth berm, installing drain pipes and forming the concrete spillway for the new basin. In addition, crews will be installing landscape plantings and hydroseeding this week. Large trucks and heavy equipment will be accessing the project site at South Virginia Street and Canyon Breeze Court. Acker Park Trail users are asked to use caution when hiking near construction personnel and equipment. The City of Prescott and Fann Contracting are working on this basin, which will hold water during large storm events, improve stormwater quality and control runoff in areas surrounding the park. Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm today through Saturday. Construction is scheduled to be complete later this summer.
Extra Payment to PSPRS
The Prescott City Council voted to make a payment to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. City Manager Michael Lamar says in the last 2 months, Council has taken action to sell the 3 parcels of land where Fire Station 7 was located. Council has expressed its intent that all proceeds would go to the Retirement System trust funds to reduce the City’s unfunded liability balance of more than 78 million dollars. Escrow on 2 of the 3 parcels has closed and it’s expected that escrow on the remaining parcel will close on September 29th. The more than 579 thousand dollar contribution from the sale will be split with 2 amounts of nearly 290 thousand dollars from the City’s Fire and Police trust funds. The City Council meeting will be held in City Hall, located on South Cortez Street.
Cottonwood wants to know
The City of Cottonwood is seeking comments from its residents. The 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey has been mailed to residents via their water utility bills. The survey has been mailed out to citizens since 2010 with the intention of receiving information on needs and concerns. Officials want to know what’s working well for residents and what needed improvement. In past years, 10 percent of surveys have been returned. City representatives want to see that return rate improve so they can get the widest amount of feedback. Surveys can be dropped off at any City of Cottonwood office or enclosed in the envelope when you mail back your water and sewer bill. Results of the survey will be presented later this year to the Cottonwood City Council.
Highway 89 widening project about to start
Work is scheduled to get started later this month on a widening project on Highway 89 in Prescott. This project consists of expanding the existing 2 lane roadway to 4 lanes from the current traffic interchange at Highway 89A. It will include a new roundabout on 89 at a future intersection near the Phippen Museum and a new parking area for access to the City’s Constellation Trail system. Prescott City Council members awarded a contract to Asphalt Paving and Supply last week. Program Development Manager Stephen Orosz describes what’s taking place as part of this process. Orosz explains what else this project entails. Construction is expected to take 9 months to complete.