Today: May 20 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Upcoming Structured Sober Living Home Update

Roadwork, Germany and Sober Living Homes on today’s newscast.

Roadwork in Wickenburg area.

Watch for delays in the Wickenburg area.  ADOT crews will be starting work on a 5 mile repaving project on Highway 93 between Highway 89 and Rincon Road. Work is expected to occur overnight for the next 2 months.  Drivers can expect a single lane restriction during work hours, which are Monday through Thursday nights from 7 pm to 6 am.  The exception is the setting up of erosion control measures, which will require the work hours to be in place this Sunday night. 

Road circulation enhancement in Dewey-Humboldt to be discussed. 

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meets at 6:30 tonight to discuss road circulation enhancement.  According to Town Manager Yvonne Kimball, it appears Council is interested in creating a circulation route for an area near Highway 69.  In order to accomplish this, various Council members are interested in lowering the current standards in the current Private to Public Road Transition Policy.  Some members also would like to explore the option of the town maintaining private roads, including grading a couple times a year.  The Town Attorney has advised Council that public money can’t be used to maintain private roads.  However, the Town can speed up the transition of identified alternate routes into right of ways.  Once private roads are dedicated to the Town, they can be worked into the current maintenance schedule.  The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meeting will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.  

Local Germany exchange program.

Area high school students could be off to Germany as part of an exchange program.  Bradshaw Mountain High School Principal Kort Miner says during the 2015 school year, the District sponsored 12 German students with 10 different families.  Miner hosted 2 chaperones.  This was done in partnership with the Prescott-Zeitz Sister City organization.  The students spent 20 days in Arizona, attending the high school and visiting the Grand Canyon and the State Capitol.   Now it’s Bradshaw Mountain and Prescott High School’s turn to visit Germany.  Eight students from each school are scheduled to visit from May 30th to June 13th.  Students will attend school there and make presentations on their communities and high schools.  The Humboldt Unified School District Board will consider the travel request for Bradshaw Mountain High School students at 6:30 tonight.  The meeting will be held at Liberty Traditional School, located on Lake Valley Road.     

Sober living home update

Get an update on what’s going on with Prescott’s sober living homes.  Mayor Harry Oberg’s Committee on Structured Sober Living Homes meets at 5 tomorrow night in Prescott City Council chambers on South Cortez Street.  Police Chief Deborah Black is scheduled to make a presentation on Code Enforcement changes while Budget Manager Lars Johnson will give an update on business licenses.  As of January 1st, each structured sober living home is required to obtain an operating license.  The application consists of business and sober living home licenses and a Community Residence permit.  The total fee is 635 dollars.  The renewal fee totals 485 dollars.  There will be time for public comment at tomorrow’s meeting following the presentations. 

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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