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Bill's Newscast: New Development

07 December 2017  

New development in Prescott Valley presents challenges.

Consideration of Pronghorn Ranch expansion in Prescott Valley on the Council agenda.

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to consider new development.  The Pronghorn Ranch subdivision currently totals just over 11 hundred residential units.  Unit 1, which contains 54 units, was approved back in 2001.  However, Planner Joe Scott says a number of lots have remained undeveloped because they are much larger than the average lot in Pronghorn Ranch. A proposed Final Development Plan would reconfigure the original lots in Unit 1 and add 23 additional lots.  Scott explains 1 issue that needs to be resolved is storm drainage, since there is inadequate space for on-site detention.  A proposed resolution is to ask Yavapai County officials to allow development of detention ponds on adjacent lands.  Officials have agreed to do so as long as the ponds meet Town standards and the County isn’t expected to maintain them.  The Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.  

Non-Profits receive grant funding.

Some Yavapai County non-profit organizations will be benefitting from grant funding.  Unisource Energy Services is giving 35 hundred dollars to the United States Veterans Initiative, which provides meals to veterans who are homeless and living in transitional housing.  Funding will also support the Culinary U program for veterans who would like to enter the food service industry.  Twenty-five hundred dollars is being given to the American Red Cross for its Home Fire campaign, where volunteers go door to door to distribute fire safety education materials; Prescott Area Shelter Services for emergency shelter and transportation for homeless women and women with children and the Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation, which prepares young adults in foster care to live on their own.  Recipients of 1 thousand dollar grants include Cornucopia Community Advocates, the Environmental Education Center for its Verde Watershed Environmental Education Program, the Local First Arizona Foundation and the Old Town Mission. Unisource's Community Impact Grants support educational opportunities for children, protect the environment and provide critical services to Arizona residents. 

Mayer resident dies in Illinois accident.

A Mayer resident has been killed in an accident in Illinois.  Sixty-eight year old truck driver Richard Messerve was traveling on I-57 in the City of Effingham Saturday night when the accident occurred.  According to Illinois State Police, a car driven by 83 year old Shirley Klitzing going the wrong way hit Messerve’s 2015 Freightliner truck, which was pulling a utility trailer.  The car was thrown around the truck and sustained damage to the front end and driver’s side.  The truck overturned and hit a guard rail.  Messerve was pronounced dead at the scene.  Klitzing was flown to Carle Foundation Hospital in nearby Urbana, where she was pronounced dead.  Effingham is located about 100 miles from St. Louis, Missouri. 

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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