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Saturday, November 18, 2017

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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

 


Free Slash Program

Supervisor Rowle Simmons is pleased to announce that Yavapai County will be offering the free slash  program once again.  

Click on the link below for further information and REMEMBER.....take advantage of this FREE program...

 
 

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.

Fire Station

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.

2016-2017_OfficialFinalBudget.pdf


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.

Clean-Up.abc

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
Prescott, AZ

June 28, 2016 @ 6:00-7:30 PM
Skull Valley
Community Center
3150 Old Skull Valley Rd
Skull Valley, AZ

July 13, 2016 @ 6:00-8:00 PM
Peeples Valley/Yarnell
Yarnell Community Center
22302 HWY 89
Yarnell, AZ

July 21, 2016 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Wilhoit
Fire Station
9000 S. Magby
Wilhoit, AZ

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00-9:00 PM
Congress Congress Fire Station
26733 Santa Fe Road
Congress, AZ

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.


Yavapai County Equine Center Ribbon Rutting

Supervisor Simmons attended the Equine Center Ribbon Cutting on Saturday June 4.  The heat did not dissuade hundreds of supporters of the Yavapai Humane Society from coming to celebrate on Saturday the opening of its new Equine Initiative, complete with a red-ribbon cutting and tours of the facility

Humane Society celebrates opening of equine center in Chino Valley

photo of Yavapai Humane Society Equine Center Grand Opening

Yavapai County Jeep Posse Open House

Supervisor Simmons attended the Yavapai County Jeep Posse (YCJP) open house on Saturday, June 4 at Pioneer Park.  This event helped  to inform the residents of Yavapai County about strategies they can employ for fire preparedness and fire evacuations.

The Yavapai County Jeep Posse began as a “Jeep Club” social organization in 1952. Today it is a nonprofit Volunteer Organization with members donating their time and ability to the preservation and protection of life and property, by assisting the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and any other governmental agency in Search and Rescue (SAR), fire, and flood evacuations.

photo of Supervisor Simmons at the open housephoto of Supervisor Simmons at the open house


Arizona Sonshine 2016 Event

Arizona Sonshine 2016 poster

Prescribed Burns

Prescott National Forest Fire Message-Prescribed Fires - June 2016

Supervisor Simmons is often asked the question “why do we have controlled burns?”  So, in an effort to answer your question, we reached out to the Prescott National Forest staff and received an answer…..

The Prescott National Forest (PNF) is comprised of a complex mix of vegetation, topography and the wildland-urban interface where residents and business exist within the trees and shrubs adjacent to the forest’s boundary. 

This complexity, coupled with thousands of visitors each year and the lightning associated with the typically dry onset of the monsoon season, increases potential for unwanted fires.  Unwanted fires can occur at times when conditions are at their worse and in undesirable locations causing severe damage to the things we value such as our homes; trees; wildlife habitat; scenery; or entire watersheds. Fire has historically maintained vegetation densities at healthy levels and has played a key role in a balanced and healthy ecosystem.  This occurs when lightning started fires occurred on a fairly high frequency within a forest in a maintained healthy condition.  

Annually, the PNF initiates thousands of acres of prescribed fire to reduce unnatural accumulations of vegetation (fuel) in and around the wildldand-urban interface and as part of the PNF ecosystem restoration efforts while reducing accumulation of hazardous fuels.  The PNF has a progressive and professional suppression, prevention and hazardous fuels reduction program which is all intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and restore our ecosystems to their historic and natural conditions.  In addition to prescribed fire, PNF utilizes other tools and methods to reduce fuels and restore health to the ecosystem such as thinning the dense vegetation with chainsaws in the hands of fire crews and the use of mastication equipment (large, low-impact mulching equipment).  These mechanical treatments are often used where and when prescribed fire is not available or in attempt to reduce the smoke emissions that can be generated by prescribed fire.  The PNF will also take advantage fire itself as a tool to restore the forest, such as a lightning-started fire.  When lightning starts a fire and if at the right time and in the right location, managers will employ tactics that protect our personal and natural resource values while at the same time monitor and manipulate fire behavior to achieve ecologically beneficial outcomes. The alternative to prescribed fires is unfortunately an unhealthy forest which is destined to yield loss from a catastrophic wildfire. 

The PNF has a rich history of partnering with private land owners, homeowners groups, local fire departments and other public land agencies in restoration and hazardous fuels reduction efforts and education.  Your support is greatly appreciated as our fire managers and firefighters respond appropriately with the various treatments and respond deliberately to the needs in protecting values and resources from unwanted fires.  More often than not, this protection begins with treatments long before the need to fight a fire.  These treatments contribute to the odds of success when we ask our firefighters to engage an unwanted fire.

As always, visitors are urged to be thoughtful on the placement and use of campfires or charcoal grills. Please pay attention to weather conditions and the condition of the surrounding vegetation before starting a campfire and look for potential seasonal fire restrictions. Our citizens are urged to pay attention to weather conditions when opting to use equipment that can generate a fire such as welding, weed eating, mowing, unsecure tow chains and operating equipment without spark arrestors. Report any abandoned or escaped campfires immediately.

Thank you and please feel free to contact the PNF with any questions.


Flood Control Newsletter

The Spring 2016 Yavapai County Flood Control District newsletter is now available.  The newsletter contains articles regarding the HoKayGan Master Drainage Study and the Ash Fork Master Drainage Study as well as other illuminating articles.  ENJOY!!!!


Exposing the Best in Concrete Award

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors received an award on June 1st, for the Courthouse Renovation Project. This award came from the AZ chapter of International Concrete Repair Institute.

BOS award

Supervisor Chip Davis, Supervisor Craig Brown, Supervisor Rowle Simmons, Vice Chair Thomas Thurman, Chairman Jack Smith, Facilities Director Ken Van Keuren and Architect Bill Otwell. 


Supervisor Simmons Attended the 2nd Annual Tribute to Veterans Luncheon

Supervisors attending event
(L to R) Supervisors Jack Smith, Rowle Simmons,
Tom Thurman and Craig Brown
On November 17, 2015 Supervisor Simmons attended the 2nd Annual Tribute to Veterans luncheon hosted by the Republican Women of Prescott. Last year was so inspiring and such a success, this year they have reservations for 575 people. Keynote speaker, James Kula, retired Air Force Colonel, shared his Vietnam POW experience, and was absolutely phenomenal.

Yavapai County Mayors, Managers, Supervisors, Tribe and Nation Meeting

Mayors and ManagerOn Thursday, November 5th, 2015 I attended the 3rd annual Yavapai County Mayors, Managers, Supervisors, Tribe and Nation meeting.

We had a great turn-out and healthy discussion on key legislative issues that affect all of Yavapai County. We were honored that Senator Steve Pierce, Representatives Karen Fann and Noel Campbell were also in attendance.

In 2014 I received an overwhelming response to recommence these biannual working lunch meetings which are hosted by a City/Town entity and alternated on the East and West side of the county. Since that time, I have received only positive feedback as the how effective these meetings are.

Skull Valley Community Meeting Regarding the Kirkland Mining Company

On October 21, 2015, I attended a meeting at the Skull Valley Community Center regarding the Kirkland Mine activity to date, and discussion of possible directions moving forward.

Kirkland Mine activity meetingWhat follows are the notes that were taken at the meeting by resident Allison Dixon. Present were: David “Rem” Hawes, BLM Field Manager; Sybil Smith, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality; Rowle Simmons, Yavapai County Supervisor; Steve Mauk, Yavapai County Director of Development Services and Penny Pew, District Director and Intergovernmental Affairs, Congressman Gosar’s Office. Also present were approximately 80 residents of the area.

It is noted that the Kirkland Mine owner/operator, Areta Zouvas, declined the invitation to this meeting, but is willing to meet individually with citizens.

Rem Hawes began the meeting with a recap of Kirkland Mine activity to date, and discussion of possible directions moving forward – paraphrased:

BLM completed a Resource Management Plan for this area in 2010 after 8 years of study and opportunity for public input.. This plan encompassed a total of about 1 million acres; the 320 acre area of interest was identified as open for mineral entry and/or sale or exchange. Factors contributing to this designation were:


  • The small and isolated nature of the parcel
  • Mining has occurred on this parcel since the 1890’s.
  • Rem implied that the public did not make input during the time the Resource Management Plan was under development.
In May 2015 the Kirkland Mining Company, which has owned mineral rights since the early 1990’s, submitted an application for “saleable material”. Saleable materials are common low-value materials such as sand and gravel, and common variety stone. Royalties would be paid to the Federal government for removal of this material. Based on public input and direction from Supervisor Simmons, Mr Hawes made the decision in May 2015 to require an Environmental Assessment.

Note: an Environmental Assessment (EA) can be thought of as a light version of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EA is conducted by the BLM, takes approximately 6 months, involves public input, and has two possible outcomes:

PROCEED WITH the Mining Plan OR possible environmental problems exist, need to order a full blown Environmental Impact Statement.

The Kirkland Mining Company then withdrew their application for “saleable material” and in August 2015 submitted a Notice for “locatable minerals”. “Locatable minerals” are typically things like gold or silver that have a higher market value. The material at the Kirkland Mine site is a type (or likely several types) of pozzolan which is used to replace part of the cement in concrete mixtures. Depending on the exact properties of the material, it COULD be properly classified as the higher value “locatable mineral” or as the more common variety “saleable material”. Essentially, this Notice is for the company to remove up to 1,000 tons in a 5 acre area for testing and sampling to prospective customers for the purpose of determining it’s economic value and classification. The Notice also includes drilling and sampling in several areas across the 320 acre parcel. Important: this 1,000 tons may NOT be sold. Mr Hawes at the BLM does NOT have discretion to approve or disapprove this Notice. The activity noticed is allowed by law. The BLM does monitor to ensure the company is following the plan, and that there is no commercial activity. Mr Hawes noted that the Notice was one of the most professional he has ever seen.

Upon completion of this work (up to 180 days is allowed), there are two possibilities:

The Company proves that the material does indeed have special properties valuable to the market. Based on this, the BLM makes the determination that it is “locatable mineral”. The Company would then submit a Plan of Operation for a commercial operation, and the BLM would order an Environmental Assessment.
OR
The Company does not prove special value, the BLM determines that the material is “saleable material” (3600 CFRs), and the BLM orders an Environmental Assessment.

It is important to note that EITHER WAY Mr. Rem Hawes will order an Environmental Assessment.

Following (or actually, interspersed with) Mr Hawes comments, there was a lively, and at times heated discussion among the community members. Many points were made, both for and against the opening of the mine. Strong concern was expressed about air and water quality, and about the destruction of the irreplaceable beautiful environment . A Materials Safety Data Sheet was provided to Rem Hawes on the material. Several miners and mining family members expressed support for the jobs and economic development that the re-opening the mine would create. It was also stated that mining operations must comply with many regulations regarding dust control, water quality, and clean up of the site at the end of operations.

Supervisor Simmons and Director Mauk communicated that, under State Law, Yavapai County has NO authority to regulate mining activity in any way. The only involvement that County may have is with a Conditional Use Permit for the Company to use the private land piece as a headquarters for operations and for any impacts to Iron Springs Road such as the need for turn lanes.

County Board of Supervisors at the Eleventh Annual County Supervisors Association Legislative Summit

I was joined by the entire County Board of Supervisors at the Eleventh Annual County Supervisors Association Legislative Summit in Lake Havasu City October 13-15, 2015.

The annual Legislative Summit convenes County Supervisors from all 15 Counties and top County Management to discuss and prioritize issues facing our local governments and to develop specific implementation strategies. The product of the event becomes the organization’s policy roadmap for the year.

11th Annual Supervisors Summit



Congress Community Clean Up

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors announces the 2015 Congress Community Clean Up event, to be held in the Date Creek Pit on Date Creek Road, October 29th through 31st, and November 5th through 7th. Click on the following link for more details… FLYER

Town Hall Meetings

Yavapai County Supervisor Rowle Simmons, District 1 has scheduled Town Hall Meetings at the following times and locations:

Community Date Time Location Press Release
Wilhoit Sept 17 6:00PM Fire Station 9000 S. Magby
Skull Valley Sept 24 6:00PM Community Center, 3150 Old Skull Valley Rd
Mountain Club Community Sept 28 5:30PM Clubhouse, 910 W. Clubhouse Drive
Congress Oct 28 7:00PM Congress Fire Station, 26733 Santa Fe Road
Peeples Valley & Yarnell Nov 4 5:30PM Community Center, 22302 Hwy 89
In addition to Supervisor Simmons, Byron Jaspers, Public Works Director, Steven Mauk, Development Services Director; Sheriff Scott Mascher and members of their staff will give short presentations on pertinent County issues with question and answers to follow.

All are invited to attend.

For additional information, please contact Barbara Fox-Thomas, at 928-771-3206 or email to: barb

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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