The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council met at Tuesday night to consider a contribution to the Prescott Area Urban Wildland Interface Commission. Councilwoman Victoria Wendt, who has made the request for Council to consider this item, says each year to maintain Firewise recognition, each community is required to provide evidence of a 2 dollar per capita cost on activities to make residents and visitors safe from wildfires. This cost was done when the Town recertified both the Blue Hills and Foothills East communities last November. Wendt explains an equivalent cash commitment to the general operating expense of the Wildland Urban Interface Commission would ensure the continuing viability of the organization and the work it does. It will also provide access to grant funding from sources not readily available to individual communities. The contribution totals $1600.
Prescott Airport Advisory Committee
The Prescott City Council doesn’t have a meeting scheduled this week, but a few City committees do. The Airport Advisory Committee met Tuesday afternoon in the Administration Conference Room on Crystal Lane, hearing a presentation on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Eagle Consulting Group, an update on the upcoming Wings Out West event and a report on airport administrative activities. At 9 Wednesday morning, the Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Advisory Committee meets to discuss current policies and practices regarding such road specifications as traffic signals and the need for stop signs. That meeting will be held in the Public Works Conference Room on Virginia Street. At 1 Wednesday, the Prescott Municipal Property Corporation will consider the redemption of bonds during its meeting at City Hall on South Cortez Street. All meetings are open to the public.
Registration for the Mountain Institute’s Joint Technical Education District’s 2018-19 school year is underway. The District is hosting information and registration nights starting at Chino Valley High School on Center Street tonight. The second event will be held at Yavapai College’s Career and Technical Education Center on Ruger Road in Prescott tomorrow night. The third session this week will be held at Prescott High School on Ruth Street Thursday night.
Next week, information and registration nights will be held in Prescott Valley starting Tuesday night at the District’s culinary campus on Park Avenue, Wednesday night at Bradshaw Mountain High School on Long Look Drive and the Yavapai College campus on Panther Path. All sessions run from 5 to 7 pm. Students and parents from any school are welcome to attend. Mountain Institute staff members will be on hand to give a synopsis of all programs and to answer questions.
New Economic Development Project Manager
The Town of Chino Valley has a new Economic Development Project Manager. Yesterday John Coomer, who has been serving as Interim Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Director, started in his new position. During a live appearance on yesterday’s Talk of the Town ON KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 and 95.5 FM, Coomer explained he will be working on customer retention in Chino Valley. Coomer says he will also be working on job creation. Coomer describes his other main focuses. Coomer adds Chino Valley’s sales tax revenues are impacted by retail sales.
Other duties of the Economic Development Program Manager include development of strategies for the Town’s Industrial Park or any other town owned property, attendance at various trade shows and conferences that enhance Chino Valley’s visibility or serve as an opportunity for recruiting businesses and coordination or citizen group meetings on certain projects.