In late August of this year, YCSO deputies were disptached to check on the welfare of a senior citizen in Mayer at the request of a family member. After determining the 76-year-old senior was ok, deputies learned she was frustrated with attempts to clean up her yard in recent weeks and was embarrassed the way it looked.
The lead deputy offered to contact Mayer High School staff to see if students would be open to a yard clean-up project. The resident stated she would be very grateful if this could be done.
The deputy met with Mayer Schools Superintendent Dean Slaga about the request and he suggested students involved in the agricultural program might be interested. After speaking with the Ag class teacher, Mr. Douglas Martin, it was decided to offer the project to his first period senior class.
Within the next couple of weeks, Mr. Martin arranged for a truck and trailer as his students agreed to weeding, trimming, and complete cleanup of her yard. The only concern arose as to where the material would be dumped. The deputy went to the Yavapai County Mayer Transfer Station and eventually secured permission from Yavapai County Public Works Director Dan Cherry to dump any landscape materials at no charge.
On September 12, 2019, Mr. Martin took his students to the Mayer home, completed the clean-up project, and removed all brush and trash. A total of 22 large yard bags and 2 trailer loads of material were removed from the property.
The Sheriff’s Office thanks the staff and students at Mayer High School for their dedication to this effort.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov