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CODE RED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

http://www.ycsoaz.gov/community/Emergency-Preparedness/Emergency-Notification-System

Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency.

contact mode options: Voice, TDD/TTY, SMS, Email By signing up or opting-in, you may enter alternate phone numbers and/or modes of contact. You may also specify your primary contact mode. The opt-in process will require that you have a valid email address. A confirmation email and/or text message will be sent upon completion of registration (will be sent from noreply@ycsoaz.gov and may take up to 5 minutes). Once registered, you may opt-out at any time.

When delivery of the alert to your primary contact mode fails, the system will automatically fall back to other methods. With respect to phone notifications, if the system detects an answering machine, it will deliver the message to voicemail. If the phone is not answered and no answering machine is detected, the system will redial the number at a later time or, if specified, fall back to another contact mode. When the call appears on your caller-id, it will display the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office business number: (928) 771-3260.


Code Red Sign up

 


Yavapai County Prescription Program

Yavapai County participates in a Prescription program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions.The county is making the free prescription discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers substantial savings off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, health, income, or existing health coverage. Even if you have prescription insurance coverage, you may still benefit from the discount card since it may save you money on prescriptions your existing plan does not cover.

It’s easy to use. Simply print a card by clicking on http://www.nacorx.org/print-a-card/participating-counties and present your discount card at a participating retail pharmacy along with your prescription(s), and save an average of 24 percent on your prescription drugs. There are no limits on how many times the card can be used. You can use it for the whole family. Even use the card for your pets. If your pet is prescribed a medication that is also used for humans, ask your veterinarian for a prescription to use at a participating pharmacy. There are no claim forms to fill out and no membership fees.

Yavapai County has a new Development Services Director

On Wednesday December 6th, 2017 the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors appointed David C. Williams as the new Yavapai County Development Services Director, effective immediately. 
 
Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Chairman Thomas Thurman said, “Dave has been a dynamic member of the Development Services team for several years now and has over time become a leader in this organization.  We are pleased to offer him this position and I know he will do very well as he guides his team of dedicated employees.”
 
David C. Williams has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Planning from NAU and is an Arizona Native.  He has been with Yavapai County for 4.5 years, starting as the Land Use and Planning Manager and was the Assistant Director for Development Services.
 
Dave has been in Planning and Developing for approximately 15 years and was the Queen Creek Town Planner for 9.5 of those years.  He is the current President for the Arizona County Planning Directors Association.
 
Dave said, "I am very grateful for the support of the Board and am honored to work with such an amazing and diverse team in Development Services.  I look forward to continuing my service to the citizens of this great county that I am proud to call home."
 

Yavapai County Celebrates Service Awards


At the Yavapai County Board of Supervisor meeting on Wednesday, November 6th, Yavapai County Human Resources and Risk Management Director Wendy Ross, had the opportunity to assist the Board of Supervisors in presenting several county elected officials and department directors with service awards.  Service awards are for County employees that have reached a milestone this year.   Mrs. Ross said, “We had over 230 employees receive awards this year including seven that hit 25 years and three that have been with the county for 30 years.”
 
Department Directors and Elected Officials receiving awards this year included: Scott Mabery, Juvenile Court Services Director (25 years), John C Morris, Chief Adult Probation Officer (20 years), Dan Cherry, Flood Control District Director (20 years), Leslie Horton, Community Health Services Director (15 years), Donna McQuality, Clerk of Superior Court (15 years), Wendy Ross, Human Resources and Risk Management Director (15 years), and Leslie Hoffman, Yavapai County Recorder (5 years).
 
Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas Thurman said, “We are very proud of the fact that so many talented employees have chosen to make Yavapai County, not just the place they come to work, but the place they invest their time and talents in.  They do this in order to make the county they call home a better place for everyone, and I am grateful that so many of them have been with us.


Yarnell Flu Shot Clinic

Supervisor Simmons encourages you to take advantage of the flu shots being offered in your community by Yavapai County Community Health Services.

Benefits: The annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the seasonal flu and spread it to others. The more people who get vaccinated against the flu, the less the flu will spread throughout the community.

Who Should get the Flu Vaccine: Everyone should receive an annual flu vaccine. Protecting yourself from the flu also protects the people around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu associated illnesses such as: infants, older adults, and anyone with a chronic condition.

Does the Flu Vaccine Work Right Away? No, it takes about two weeks after receiving the flu vaccination for the antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. That’s why it’s better to receive your flu vaccination as soon as available or early in the season.

Yarnell Meals on Wheels 22302 S. Hwy 89

Wednesday

October 18, 2017

11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.


Congress Flu Shot Clinic

Supervisor Simmons encourages you to take advantage of the flu shots being offered in your community by Yavapai County Community Health Services.

Benefits: The annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the seasonal flu and spread it to others. The more people who get vaccinated against the flu, the less the flu will spread throughout the community.

Who Should get the Flu Vaccine: Everyone should receive an annual flu vaccine. Protecting yourself from the flu also protects the people around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu associated illnesses such as: infants, older adults, and anyone with a chronic condition.

Does the Flu Vaccine Work Right Away? No, it takes about two weeks after receiving the flu vaccination for the antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. That’s why it’s better to receive your flu vaccination as soon as available or early in the season.

Congress Fire Dept. 26733 Santa Fe Road

Wednesday

October 4, 2017

10:00 a.m. — Noon


Skull Valley Flu Shot Clinic

Supervisor Simmons encourages you to take advantage of the flu shots being offered in your community by Yavapai County Community Health Services.

Benefits: The annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the seasonal flu and spread it to others. The more people who get vaccinated against the flu, the less the flu will spread throughout the community.

Who Should get the Flu Vaccine: Everyone should receive an annual flu vaccine. Protecting yourself from the flu also protects the people around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu associated illnesses such as: infants, older adults, and anyone with a chronic condition.

Does the Flu Vaccine Work Right Away? No, it takes about two weeks after receiving the flu vaccination for the antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. That’s why it’s better to receive your flu vaccination as soon as available or early in the season.

Skull Valley Historical Society 3150 Old Skull Valley Rd.

Wednesday

October 4, 2017

2:00—4:00 p.m.


Town Hall Schedule

Supervisor Rowle Simmons has completed his 2017 annual Town Hall schedule.  The Town Halls are important to the community as they allow residents to ask questions and get answers and to learn about the functions of Yavapai County Government.  The departments represented at these meetings will be Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. 

Wilhoit Town Hall- Thursday, October 12th @ 6:00 PM, at the Fire Station, located at 9000 S. Magby.

 Mountain Club Town Hall – Monday, October 16th @ 7:00, at the Club House located at 910 W. Clubhouse Drive.

 

Congress Town Hall – Thursday, November 2nd @ 7:00 PM, at the Fire Station 26733 Santa Fe Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Yavapai County Free Slash Program

I am pleased to announce the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program at county transfer stations for one month beginning August 1st, 2017 to August 31st, 2017.

County transfer stations are located in Black Canyon City, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, and Skull Valley. Free slash drop off will be held during normal operating hours. For locations and hours please visit:

http://www.yavapai.us/Portals/30/TransferStationList.pdf

This free slash drop-off program will assist residents in creating defensible space around their homes and other structures. Cutting away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures and removing all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground can reduce the potential of a wildfire spreading to your home. 

Please take advantage of the free slash drop-off program as you create defensible space around your properties.

The following items only will be accepted: brush, branches, grass, leaves and yard trimmings. Items not accepted are: lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal and garbage.

All slash must be removed from plastic bags.

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.


Community Cleanup in Skull Valley

Community Cleanup in Skull Valley

 

District 1 Board Supervisor Rowle Simmons and The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in Skull Valley.

 

The cleanup will be at the Skull Valley Transfer Station, 12970 West Van Dickson Road, north of Skull Valley, on the west side of Iron Springs Road, near railroad underpass.

 

The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on October 4th, 7th, 11th, and 14th, 2017, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

 

Accepted items: Household appliances, bagged trash, automotive batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings.

 

Items that will not be accepted: Loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries and dead animals.

 

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.


CODE RED

 

CodeRED logoThe Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency.

contact mode options: Voice, TDD/TTY, SMS, EmailBy signing up or opting-in, you may enter alternate phone numbers and/or modes of contact. You may also specify your primary contact mode. The opt-in process will require that you have a valid email address. A confirmation email and/or text message will be sent upon completion of registration (will be sent from noreply@ycsoaz.gov and may take up to 5 minutes). Once registered, you may opt-out at any time.

When delivery of the alert to your primary contact mode fails, the system will automatically fall back to other methods. With respect to phone notifications, if the system detects an answering machine, it will deliver the message to voicemail. If the phone is not answered and no answering machine is detected, the system will redial the number at a later time or, if specified, fall back to another contact mode. When the call appears on your caller-id, it will display the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office business number: (928) 771-3260.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

 


BLM Extends Public Input Time ...

 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hassayampa Field Office, has extended the public scoping period for the Kirkland Mine, Mining and Reclamation Plan of Operations (Plan) until August 25, 2017.  The proposed pozzolan mine involves approximately 76 acres of public lands near Skull Valley, Arizona.

Scoping is a part of the Environmental Assessment (EA) process through which a federal agency describes a proposed action and possible alternatives. The agency then seeks input from other agencies, organizations, and the public on potentially affected resources, environmental issues to be considered, and the agency’s planned approach to analysis.

For a copy of the map of the mine area, the frequently asked questions, the public open house presentation materials, draft Kirkland Mining Company Mining and Reclamation Plan, and the biological resources baseline report, please visit the project website at: http://bit.ly/2rRYTII

Comments can be sent to: KIRKMPO@blm.gov

 


District 1 Office - Yavapai County Administration Building

Annual Free Slash

 

 

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the annual free slash drop-off program at county transfer stations beginning April1st, 2017 to June 1st, 2017.

County transfer stations are located in Black Canyon City, Camp Verde, Congress, Mayer, Paulden, Seligman, and Skull Valley.  Free slash drop off will be held during normal operating hours. For locations and hours please visit: http://www.yavapai.us/Portals/30/TransferStationList.pdf

This free slash drop-off program will assist residents in creating defensible space around their homes and other structures. Cutting away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures and removing all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground can reduce the potential of a wildfire spreading to your home. 

Please take advantage of the free slash drop-off program as you create defensible space around your properties.

The following items only will be accepted: brush, branches, grass, leaves and yard trimmings. Items not accepted are: lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal and garbage. All slash must be removed from plastic bags.

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.

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