Pacific storm expected
With a Pacific storm system expected to hit the area this weekend, drivers need to prepare. Yavapai County Public Works is recommending drivers plan their travel and check the latest weather reports to avoid the storm. Fully check and winterize your vehicle before a storm. A winter survival kit should be stored in your vehicles that includes such items as a cell phone if you don’t already carry one, batteries and a charger; a compass and road maps, blankets and sleeping bags, a flashlight with extra batteries, a tool kit and a shovel. You should also travel with a full tank of gas and have new wiper blades installed. Anti-freeze levels should be topped off and all vehicle lights should be in good working order.
Impact fees in Prescott Valley
The Prescott Valley Town Council will hold a public hearing at 5:30 tonight on development impact fees. According to Prescott Valley Management Services Director Bill Kauppi, impact fees are one time charges that are assessed to new development by local governments. Each new project pays a proportionate share of the cost of infrastructure or necessary public services to support the development. Arizona statutes require an audit be conducted every 2 years. The audit reviews the collection and expenditures of development fees assessed, collected and spent. It will also describe the level of service and evaluate any inequities. The public hearing, which will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle, is for presentation and discussion only. Adoption of the audit isn’t required.