Flood reduction project
The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to discuss a project that would help to reduce flooding from storms. According to Engineering Division Manager Ron Pine, the Viewpoint Corridor storm water channel has been a significant project over a period of years and Phases 1 and 2 are complete. Phase 3 construction would extend the drainage channel between Spouse and Manley Drives at Custer Circle. Earth Resources Corporation has submitted the low construction bid of more than 589 thousand dollars. There’s also an amendment to the agreement with Lyon Engineering of more than 69 thousand dollars for construction administration. The Prescott Valley Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.
Great accomplishments in the City of Prescott Recreation Department
The City of Prescott’s Recreation Department had many accomplishments in 2017. Recreation Director Joe Baynes is citing the successful transition of the Fleet and Facilities Divisions into his Department, expanding his Department’s role into tourism efforts and partnering with the Prescott Pickleball Association to build an 8 court complex at Pioneer Park. Other projects that have been completed include a total remodel of the Butler Building, located near the Sundog Ranch Road Transfer Station to serve as the new headquarters of Fuels Reductions crews and a major upgrade of the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds Grandstand. The Department has also added 14 miles to the Mile-High Trail System, which totals 85 miles.
Yavapai Regional Transit System offers free rides to area veterans
Area veterans can now ride on the Yavapai Regional Transit System for free. Transit officials have announced that free rides are being provided as of Tuesday. The Transit Board of Directors is doing this as a way to recognize veterans for their service to our country. In order to be eligible for the free rides, veterans need to show the bus driver his or her state issued Driver’s License or ID Card, which has the Veteran designation on the face of the identification. Other forms of veteran identification, such as those from the Northern Arizona Health Care System or an active duty or retired Department of Defense ID won’t be accepted. Anyone who has questions on the Free Ride program can call Yavapai Regional Transit Manager Sandy Stutey at (928) 458-5885.
Prescott Valley has a new Library Director
The New Year means a new Director of the Prescott Valley Public Library. Casey Van Haren started as Library Director yesterday. Van Haren has served as the Library Manager since 2012, helping with operations and administration. During a live appearance on Tuesday’s Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 and 95.5 FM, Van Haren said she wants to make some changes, a little at a time. Van Haren takes over for Stuart Mattson, who retired at the end of the year after 30 years. Mattson explains he’s pleased with all the progress the library has made over the years. Van Haren plans on hosting the first Coffee with the Librarians and Director at 9 am on January 26th.