Yavapai County Adopt-A- Road Program
YAVAPAI COUNTY ADOPT-A-ROAD PROGRAM
The Yavapai County Adopt-A-Road Program is a volunteer community service litter pickup program on county-maintained roadways.
Why adopt a road?
It’s a free, easy way for groups to help their communities and to make a visible impact.
Who is eligible? Individuals, businesses, clubs, schools, and groups of any kind are encouraged to participate in this community service.
Join the family. See how organizations like yours can raise the profile of litter prevention efforts and make a difference in keeping Yavapai County clean and beautiful. Sign up today!
Contact Public Works Department (928) 771-3183
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park
The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park was dedicated on November 29, 2016, as a lasting tribute to 19 heroes who sacrificed their lives on June 30, 2013, while protecting our community. With each step along the trails of the park, their is a connection with the Hotshots' committment to duty. The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State park is a promise to always remember.
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.
Annual Town Hall Meeting in Congress, Thursday, October 20, 2016
CONGRESS TOWN HALL MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
7:00 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.
26733 Santa Fe Road
The Agenda will include presentations from:
Supervisor Rowle Simmons; Steve Mauk, Development Services; Dan Cherry, Flood Control;
Stephen Tullos, Health Department; Byron Jaspers, Public Works;
Scott Mascher, Sheriff
Contact Barbara Fox-Thomas for additional information @ (928) 771-3206
Skull Valley AND Congress Community Cleanups
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 and Congress!
The Skull Valley 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 Skull Valley cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on October 5th, 8th, 12th and 15th from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
The Congress cleanup will be at the Date Creek Pit on Date Creek Road, just north of SR89. The Congress cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on October 27th, 28th & 29th and November 3rd, 4th & 5th 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.
National Preparedness Month - September
Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.
September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by FEMA National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies.
National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events. We know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you.
Throughout the month of September we will be posting preparedness information on http://www.regionalinfo-alert.org/
and on our Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/YCOEM to help you get started.
One easy step to being prepared is making sure you register for emergency alerts. Within Yavapai County you want to register with the Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System (Code Red) at http://www.ycsoaz.gov/community/emergency-preparedness/.
Yavapai County Flood Control District Fall 2016 Newsletter
Yavapai County Flood Control District, has recently published their Fall 2016 newsletter.
Click here http://www.ycflood.com/newsletters to log on to the Yavapai County Flood Control District website.
Sober Home Living Informational Meetings
Sober home living informational meetings....
Monday, August 15, 2016
Supervisor Rowle Simmons wanted to share and invite all that wish to attend informational meetings hosted by Yavapai County Development Services in regards to regulations of sober living homes currently in effect in the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County. The meetings will be held on Monday, August 15th, 2016 and Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at the Fair Street Administrative Building, 1015 Fair Street, in Prescott. For questions please contact Steve Mauk at 928.771.3216.
CodeRED Emergency Notification System
CodeRED Emergency Notification System Enhancements
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce its third year utilizing the CodeRED emergency notification system provided by the Emergency Communications Network® (ECN). The system is used to send emergency and critical messages to residents.
Registration for this service is customized allowing residents to choose which alerts they’d like to sign up for and how they would prefer to receive them. Residents can choose several different notification methods including via landline, cell phone, email, text message, TTY or a combination of any. YCSO can send alerts specific to streets, neighborhoods, or regions so that residents in affected areas are sure to receive this valuable information. Additionally, residents and visitors alike can keep track of alerts for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with the CodeRED Mobile App which notifies smartphone holders in real-time. Similar to the online registration, users can choose which notifications they’d like to receive via the app. Also, the system has been enhanced to permit notifications on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook and Twitter social media pages.
Recently, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was recognized with the CodeRED Hero Award from the Emergency Communications Network® for several successful alerts that kept residents informed and safe. The Sheriff’s Office was also featured on the Emergency Communications Network® website outlining its achievements through constructive use of the emergency notification system.
Yavapai County residents, including those residing in towns or cities, are encouraged to visit http://www.ycsoaz.gov/ and click on the Emergency Notification System link at the top of the home page to sign up for the alerts. All information is held in strict privacy. Further details about the system provider can be found here: https://ecnetwork.com/. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Media Coordinator Dwight DEvelyn at 928-777-7441, to sign up by phone.
Final Budget Approval
The Board of Supervisors approved the final budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Another Successful Community Clean-Up Season....
Thousands of Yavapai County residents took advantage of the popular Community Clean-Ups program this season to dispose of hundreds of tons of waste material, helping to keep our County a clean and safe place to live.
Special thanks to the Public Works Division for providing the staffing, equipment and support needed to make this event happen! And of course, none of this would have been possible without the great Solid Waste staff that make these community clean ups the success they are.
Supervisor Simmons 2016 Town Hall Schedule
Immediate Release June 27, 2016 Supervisor Rowle Simmons has completed his 2016 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, Flood Control, and the Yavapai County Sheriffs Office. All are invited to attend.
June 27, 2016 @ 5:30-7:00 PM
The Mountain Club
910 W. Clubhouse Drive
June 28, 2016 @ 6:00-7:30 PM
3150 Old Skull Valley Rd
Skull Valley, AZ
July 13, 2016 @ 6:00-8:00 PM
Yarnell Community Center
22302 HWY 89
July 21, 2016 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM
9000 S. Magby
October 20, 2016 @ 7:00-9:00 PM
Congress Congress Fire Station
26733 Santa Fe Road
For more information, please contact Supervisor Rowle Simmons at (928) 771-3206. For information regarding the press release, you may contact Barbara Fox-Thomas, Administrative Assistant @ (928) 442-5616.