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Bill's Newscast: Road Projects in Prescott Valley

26 September 2017  

Grant monies to be utilized in Prescott Valley.

Watch for delays due to new asphalt overlay and shouldering work. Yavapai County Public Works crews are performing this work on Del Rio Drive in the Verde Villages area, Crown Ridge Road in the Village of Oak Creek, Montezuma Lake Road in Lake Montezuma and Cactus Wren, Quail Run and Red Rock Lane in Cordes Junction. Construction is expected to be ongoing through November 20th. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times.

City of Prescott Street Maintenance crews are performing road repair work on East Smoke Tree Lane through this Friday. This roadway is closed from Solstice to Sarafina Drives from 7 am to 3 pm daily during construction. Motorists can access Smoke Tree by turning right on Willow Creek Road, turning right on Pioneer Parkway and entering Smoke Tree from the east end.

The Prescott City Council meets at 3 this afternoon to consider putting Sunday hours back in place at the Library. According to City Manager Michael Lamar, in January of last year Library officials eliminated the 1 to 5 pm hours as part of cost cutting measures. Lamar says in order to restore the hours, 4 temporary part time staff members would need to be hired in order to either cover services desks on Sundays or to cover weekdays for full time staff who are assigned to cover Sunday. The estimated cost from October 1st to June 30th, 2018 is more than 42 thousand dollars. The funds for restoration would come from the General Fund. The City Council meeting will be held at City Hall, located on South Cortez Street.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona hasn’t had a presence in Chino Valley, but that could change. According to Chino Valley Community Development Director Scott Bruner, the Town has wanted the Boys and Girls Clubs to have a local presence for a long time, but an adequate facility hasn’t been available. Now that the Community Center on Road 1 East has been renovated, the organization can be housed there. The Clubs will provide affordable after school care and summer programs for youth and young adults ages 6 to 18. The term of the lease is 10 years, which could be extended for an additional 15 years. Rent is 1 dollar per year and the organization will pay for utilities.

The Chino Valley Town Council will consider the lease agreement during its voting session at 6 tonight at Town Hall, located on Highway 89.

Grant funding will be put to good use in Prescott Valley. Town officials had sought funding for a road improvement project earlier this year, but it wasn’t as much as they expected. Prescott Valley Deputy Town Manager Ryan Judy says the project is still moving forward, but they are waiting a while before starting construction.

The project also includes the installation of curb, gutter and street lights, as well as the widening of the north side of Long Look between Lone Cactus and Viewpoint Drives.

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