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03 October 2017  

Miller Valley School has finally been sold.

Dexter neighborhood improvements

Prescott’s Dexter neighborhood is getting some improvements.  The City of Prescott and its contractor, Capital Improvements are starting road and utility upgrades this week.  The project involves replacing undersized water and sewer main lines, road improvements and installation of new water service connections for residents.  In addition, curb and gutter, sidewalk and driveway replacements are being performed as needed.  Construction is part of an ongoing program to replace deteriorated and undersized main lines within the City utility system.  Work could occur on Bird, Campbell and Ruth Streets; Dameron and Sonora Drives and Lincoln, Brannen and Comfort Avenues from 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday.  Once work is complete next Spring, the upgrades will increase service reliability and main line capacity for the Dexter neighborhood and surrounding areas.   

Storage facility in Granite Dells area?

A new storage facility could be coming to the Granite Dells area.  As part of its meeting at 9 tomorrow morning, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will consider a zoning map change in commercial uses to allow construction and operation of a mini storage facility.  The facility would be located on more than 2 acres near the intersection of Highway 89 and East Old Highway 89A.  The 2 parcels are located in between both roadways. Back in January, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted to defer the application indefinitely to allow the applicant to get an agreement with the City of Prescott regarding required improvements.  The Supervisors meeting will be held in the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.  

Cottonwood Police to host going away party - for crime.

The Cottonwood Police Department will be hosting a going away party for crime.  Tonight is National Night Out, an event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.  From 4:30 to 7 at the Cottonwood Children’s Park at 12th and Cherry Streets, Cottonwood Police will be hosting a variety of special events.  Over 30 business and organizations from throughout Yavapai County will be giving out free information about National Night Out and public safety.  Residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outside with their neighbors and police.  

Talk to Supervisor Craig Brown

Share your comments and concerns with a Yavapai County Supervisor.  Supervisor Craig Brown will be hosting Town Halls as an opportunity for citizens to learn about Yavapai County Government and ask questions. There will be meeting at the Chino Valley Senior Center on Butterfield Road.  The last Town Hall this month is at the County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.  All 3 meetings start at 6 pm.  Departments represented at the Town Halls include Public Works, Development Services, Community Health, Emergency Management, the Flood Control District and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.  Brown and Department representatives met with residents in Ash Fork, Paulden and Seligman last month.   

Highway 89 is a mess now, but it will be lovely later

Watch for delays on Highway 89 in Prescott due to road and utility upgrade work.  City of Prescott officials say box culvert extension construction is taking place in preparation for the widening of Highway 89 from 2 to 4 lanes.  In addition, crews will lay base course material for the new Constellation Trailhead parking lot. And install new water line and storm drain near the future roundabout near the Phippen Museum.  Work is taking place between the 89A and Pioneer Parkway interchange and Granite Dells.  Work hours are 7 am to 7 pm today through Saturday.  This project is scheduled for completion next spring.  

Spouse Drive road work coming

Work is scheduled to get started next week on Spouse Drive in Prescott Valley.   Public Works Director Norm Davis describes what this road improvement project entails. Davis says this overlay project is part of ongoing maintenance. The half-cent sales tax that went into effect in January of last year provides funds for the 260 miles of roadway in Prescott Valley.  The Spouse Drive project should take about 45 days to complete.  

The sale of Miller Valley School is now complete 

It’s two down and one to go in the Prescott Unified School District.   Phoenix real estate firm Ironline Partners bought the former Dexter Elementary School building last year.  Now it has bought the former Miller Valley Elementary School property. Howard says this was a hard process for Board members to go through. Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard says they have one more building to sell. Howard explains once that happens, District staff will move to Washington Traditional School on Gurley Street. A contract for a company to buy the District offices on Granite Street has been approved by the Prescott School Board.  The deal is confidential until the sale is completed by early next year.  


Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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