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Bill's Newscast: Weather Changes This Week

13 November 2017  

Cooler temps expected this week.

New bus shelter in Cottonwood. 

A new bus shelter will be open in Cottonwood as of today. The bus stop at Spectrum Healthcare on Mingus Avenue has been discontinued and moved to the new shelter closer to the entrance to the newly renovated Maverik Convenience Store on Highway 89A and Mingus.  The City had worked with Spectrum in getting the shelter built and waited for Maverik to finish their construction activities.  Anyone who has questions on the new shelter can call Cottonwood Area Transit at (928) 634-2287.  Cottonwood Area Transit provides 4 fixed routes serving Cottonwood, Clarkdale and the Verde Villages, with commuter service to Sedona via Verde Lynx.  CAT also connects to Camp Verde and Greyhound through its agreement with the Yavapai-Apache Nation Transit.  

About those business licenses.

The Prescott City Council is scheduled to get an update on business licenses at 1 tomorrow afternoon.  According to City Manager Michael Lamar, the Business License Ordinance was adopted in May of last year.  The licenses went into effect on January 1st.  Efforts to date have included voluntary compliance through public outreach, information mailers to sales tax accounts, utility billing inserts and targeted letters based on Arizona Corporation Commission listings and the tax license list.  Lamar adds to achieve Council’s goal of licensing all businesses in the city, staff will be shifting enforcement efforts to personal contact through phone calls or site visits.  The City Council meeting will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.  Prior to this session, Council will meet at 12:30 to discuss property on Gail Gardner Way and a potential property purchase in north Prescott.  This meeting, which will be held in the Lower Level Conference Room at City Hall, is closed to the public.   

New Town Manager in Dewey-Humboldt?

Dewey-Humboldt could have a new Town Manager tomorrow. Town Council is scheduled to meet in a closed session at 2 for discussion of Thomas Wilson to that position.  Following that session, Council will reconvene into open session to consider employment terms, a contract and appointment of Wilson.  If approved, he would take over for Yvonne Kimball, who resigned in June.  Lee Elliott has served in the interim since August.  The special session will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.  Also during tomorrow afternoon’s meeting, Council will discuss holding a 3rd round of water testing and whether or not to meet 1 week from tomorrow.   

Warm, cool, warm again


The week will start out warm and dry in the Prescott area and across the state before cooler temperatures make a brief return.  This dry weather period is expected to last through Wednesday. Phoenix National Weather Service meteorologist Austin Jamieson says certain parts of the state may see rain later this week. Windy and cooler weather is expected to arrive on Thursday with a passing weather disturbance.  Warm and dry conditions are expected to make their return this weekend.   


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