Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial Park
Supervisor Thurman attended the dedication ceremony for the Hotshots Memorial Park on November 29, 2016. The park and trail will serve as a lasting tribute to the 19 heroes who sacrificed their lives on June 30, 2013.
FREE FLU SHOTS
Supervisor Thurman is brining free flu shots back to the rural communities. He held his first one of the year at Rimrock Fire Station and had over 75 people show up! A special thanks to our Yavapai Community Health nurses and all the firefighters and staff that were there to help out. There are 4 more scheduled in Supervisor Thurman's District.
* Saturday October 8th at Windmill Park in Cornville from 1-3pm during the annual community picnic.
* Tuesday October 18th Black Canyon City Fire Department will host us from 11-1pm.
* Thursday October 20th will be at the Gathering Place in Mayer, 10051 Miami 928-632-7511
* Friday October 21st in Beaver Creek Adult Center 4250 E. Zuni Way, 10-1pm
Highway Improvement Project on SR169
Safety improvement project on SR 169 will impact drivers next week
ADOT encourages drivers to plan ahead and allow extra travel time through work zone
The Arizona Department of Transportation continues work next week on a safety improvement project on State Route 169 which includes a new left-turn lane at Cherry Creek Road (milepost 9.3) and Orme Road (milepost 4.5).
As a result, drivers will be restricted to one lane at both intersections for chip seal and shoulder work as part of the project.
Starting on Monday (June 6) through Thursday (June 9), drivers will be guided through the work zone with a pilot car and flaggers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.
ADOT advises drivers to proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel. The speed limit through the work zone will be 45 mph until the project is complete.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
For more information about this project, please call Tricia Lewis at 928-606-2420 or email email@example.com.
American Legion Post 122 presentation
The Cordes Lakes American Legion Post 122 presented the proposal to erect the bronze sculpture "Freedom is not Free" by Marianne Caroselli. The six foot sculpture will sit on a six foot base and placed next to the Ramada at Henry Cordes Park. Individuals donating $1000 or more will have their names of support engraved on the back side of the granite base.
For more information contact Jerry Schultz at 928-308-0259 Vice Commander and checks can be made payable to "American Legion Post 122, Freedom Monument"
Exposing the Best in Concrete Award
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors received an award today for the Courthouse Renovation Project .
This award came from the AZ chapter of International Concrete Repair Institute.
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.
North I-17 delays Monday May 23rd
Delays on I-17 due to Verde River Bridge Project North of Camp Verde. The on-ramp from SR 260 to northbound I-17 will be closed from 8am to noon on Monday. Only one lane will be open for northbound travel just north of SR 260 interchange. Construction on the bridge and paving expected to be completed by 6pm Monday.
To stay up-to-date , visit az511.gov or call 511.
CYMPO hosted the 1st annual Mobility Management Springfest!
Supervisor Thurman was in attendance to congratulate the recipients of the various awards.
Many thanks to CYMPO (Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization) Staff, Chris Bridges, Vincent Gallegos and Deborah Hernandez for their efforts to collaborate with all the different groups involved with transit.
Signal installation on SR 69 in Humboldt begins!
ADOT will be working on this project Mon.-Thurs. 7am-4pm.
Project expected to take 4 weeks.
Please drive careful and as a reminder there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur.
Stay up to date with highway conditions by going to www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
100th Anniversary Photo Shoot
Supervisor Thurman was asked to be in the photo of 100 people for the
100th Anniversary Photo Shoot.
Public Health Accreditation
Presentation of 2016 Yavapai County Public Health Accreditation given by the
National Public Health Accreditation Board.
Yavapai County Public Health Department was awarded accreditation on March 8, 2016. The Yavapai County Public Health Department is the first public health department in the state of Arizona to gain accreditation and one of 117 public health departments nationwide to achieve this status.
April 21st Board of Directors meeting
Along with the Legislative Policy Committee meetings on Fridays, Supervisor Thurman also attends the County Supervisors Association Board of Directors meetings once a month in Phoenix. Prior to the board meetings they breakout into small medium and large county caucuses to discuss common issues.
Walker Bridge Ribbon Cutting
Supervisor Thurman was at the Walker Bridge Ribbon Cutting on Monday 18th. The dedication was attended by some residents from the area, staff and other board members.
Byron Jaspers the Public Works Director, explained that the cost was about $1,000,000 but that staff applied for a grant which brought the cost to $100,000.
APRIL is CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
Supervisor Thurman invited Ms. Lisa Blythe, Regional Director, Yavapai Regional Partnership Council, to do a presentation at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on April 6th and presented her with a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
OVERLAY CONSTRUCTION WORK
Please be advised that Yavapai County is performing asphalt paving work from April 4 to May 5, 2016, on Rocking Chair Ranch Road, Bell Rock Boulevard, and Cornville Road. Expect minor delays.
For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at (928) 771-3183.
Supervisor Thurman Announces Mayer Cleanup!
Supervisor Thurman is glad to announce the Mayer Community cleanup
April 14th, 15th, 16th & 21st, 22nd, 23rd from 8:00am to 4:00pm
No Charge for Yavapai County residents
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.
Mayer Yard (next to the Mayer Transfer Station)
11130 S. Antelope Creek Rd., 1/4 Mile South of Mayer
Commercial loads will not be accepted-residential use only
For additional information, please call (928) 771-3183.
Supervisor Thurman attended a Biomass Demonstration today with other elected officials. They were able to see the Ponsse Forwarder collect, weigh and stockpile biomass. This is part of a working 4-week pilot project.
Community Clean Ups
The cleanup will be at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17.
The cleanup will be open to Yavapai County residents for no charge on March 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st & April 1st and 2nd, 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.
Supervisor Thurman Lobbying for Yavapai County
Supervisor Thurman was lobbying to get fair share of funding from our Legislators at State Capital for roads and general financing in Yavapai County.
10 year Certificate of Appreciation
Earlier this month, Supervisor Thurman received his Certificate of Appreciation for his public service and contributions to the success of Yavapai County for the past 10 years!
Emergency Operations Center
On November 4, Supervisor Thurman participated in an exercise put on by the DEMA (Department of Emergency and Military Affairs). They conducted the annual Statewide Exercise from 07:00-4:00 p.m. and had the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) functional at 08:00 a.m. with Yavapai County as the center point for the exercise.
The exercise utilized the ARES/RACES team in order to establish alternate communications throughout the state.
Overall, it was a good opportunity for our team(s) and provided great training.
Engineering Excellence Honor Award
Supervisor Thurman attended the 35th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet
October 24, 2015.
Pictured above from left to right are: Beth Huning PE (City Engineer for Mesa) was the Master of Ceremonies; Tim Stotler PE, Yavapai County; Oscar Oliden PE, Oliden Engineering; Supervisor Thomas Thurman; Jim Martin PE, RLS, Atkins; and Fernando Galvez (ACEC Arizona President) Master of Ceremonies.
Atkins Engineering and Yavapai County were presented an award for their work on the Wet Beaver Creek Pedestrian Bridge earlier this year.
Supervisor Thurman is so proud of the work that was done by Yavapai County Public Works and many thanks to Atkins Engineering!
Tough guys get flu shots too!
Firefighters in Rimrock line up with Supervisor Thurman to get their flu shots from Nurse Cherry and Nurse Sally.
Supervisor Thurman Discusses Legislative Topics
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors attended the Eleventh Annual County Supervisors Association Summit in Lake Havasu City on 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 roadmap for the year.
Supervisor Thurman Ready to Fight Fires!
Supervisor Thurman graduated from the Fire Operations Training 101 class last September and previously had EMT classes from Yavapai College.
He wanted to Thank Central Yavapai, Chino, and Prescott Fire, along with the Fire Fighters Union, for putting on the Fire Ops class!
Getting on the gear and putting out fires while carriying hoses really gave him a good perspective and even greater appreciation for the work that our brave firefighters do!
Co-op Project in Camp Verde
The new Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Work Crew and Yavapai County Roads Department Co-op was on the Salt Mine Rd. in Camp Verde on July 23 working on their first project as a “Co-Op”.
According to Byron Jaspers , the Public Works Director, they had an F550 stake bed truck with a 14ft trailer on site that was emptied 6 times in one shift. “The roadway looks great!” he said.
Supervisor Thurman had the idea to use these crews when he started working with the adult probation group in February for trails. I thought, “if we can do trail building community projects with adult probationers, why not something similar with our inmate work crew?"
A few months later it became reality, thanks to the cooperation from our Sheriff and his officers and our Public Works staff.
"Yavapai County is always looking at ways to save our tax dollars.” Supervisor Thurman said.
Mayor German added, “Absolutely Fantastic! We are very pleased with their help.”
Yavapai County Wins the 2015 Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Awards
On May 15th Supervisor Thurman attended the awards ceremony in Flagstaff along with his fellow supervisors, and the Director of Facilities, Ken Van Keuren. Architect Bill Otwell was also there and was the one who submitted the application for the Yavapai County Courthouse Rehabilitation Project on behalf of the board. All were very proud of the project and glad that it was completed prior to the Courthouse’s 100th birthday. Supervisor Thurman was honored to have been so involved in the project.
The Prescott Daily Courier reported, Supervisor Thurman helped Facilities Department Director Kenny Van Keuren oversee the work by Concord General Contracting and its subs, since he used to own a construction company.
“It is an icon not only for Yavapai County but for the entire United States,” Thurman said. The courthouse and its surrounding tree-lined plaza was on the American Planning Association’s very first Top 10 list of Great Public Spaces alongside NYC’s Central Park in 2008, Otwell noted.
“The county’s taken really good care of this building,” Otwell said. “This is their baby.”
Yavapai County Adopt-A-Road Program
Thank you District 2 for helping to keep Yavapai County Beautiful!
There are only two sections left to adopt in your area.
*Cornville Road-Mile Post 6 to 7
*Montezuma Castle Road- Zuni to Rimrock (1.5 miles)
For more information: Adopt-A-Road Program
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People Projects Purpose!
Link to YouTube a message from the National Fire Protection Association.
Flagpole Dedication and Bridge Ribbon Cutting in Beaver Creek!
VideoPriorDedication and Dedication
Thank You Letter for Pedestrian Bridge