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Bill's Newscast: An Addition for Yavapai College

09 February 2017  

The Prescott Valley Yavapai College campus is growing once more.

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to consider another extension to the Yavapai College facility. According to Town Manager Larry Tarkowski, 20 years ago Yavapai College constructed a building on Panther Path near Glassford Hill Middle School. Four years later, the College constructed a 12 thousand, 500 square foot building for use by the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy. The College is now in the process of designing and constructing an addition to the Prescott Valley campus totaling more than 19 thousand square feet. An agreement proposes the Town will collect over 89 thousand dollars in fees and charges. The college will be reimbursed more than 11 thousand dollars in building fees. Yavapai College has already issued a purchase order for payment of those fees by June 30th. The Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.

Now that the renovation of the historic Elk’s Theatre has been completed, new signage is expected to be installed. As part of its meeting at 8 tomorrow morning, the Prescott Preservation Commission will consider a sign package for the theatre retail spaces. Applicant Stephan Markov is proposing to remove the white insert panels in the existing cabinet box signs and install a dark grey insert as a background for all 4 retail signs in front of the building. While there are only 3 businesses in the Gurley Street building now, the Commission is being asked to approve a package for all 4 signs so the applicant won’t have to return for approval. This work isn’t expected to impact the historic status of the building. The Prescott Preservation Commission meeting will be held in City Council chambers on South Cortez Street.

The Dewey-Humboldt Planning and Zoning Commission has some issues it wants to discuss with the Town Council. Officials say the Town is approaching a decision point as to whether to undertake an update of the General Plan or to simply readopt the existing Plan. If the decision is made to update the Plan, Council may direct the Commission to discuss the process and to make a recommendation. During the Commission’s meeting at 6 tonight, the General Plan will be discussed.

Other work items with Council on the agenda include establishment of a volunteer group to provide assistance with compliance with code enforcement violations, exploration of possible routes for providing permanent access across the Agua Fria River and improvement districts as a mechanism for improving private roads that are proposed to transition to public roads. The Dewey-Humboldt Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held in Council chambers on Highway 69.

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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