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Community Resources

Verde Valley Sanctuary                                           928-639-1227                     https://verdevalleysanctuary.org/community-resources/

Community Information and Referral                      1-877-211-8661                   https://211arizona.org/

HOMELESS

567-6931              Bread of Life Mission                      395 S. Main St.                  Camp Verde

                Drive through services Tues and Fri 4:30 – 6:00

634-4254              Catholic Charities                             507 N Main St.                  Cottonwood

                https://www.catholiccharitiesaz.org/get-help-pages/directory-of-services-cottonwood

634-5942              Goodwill                                                                                              Cottonwood

282-9077              Goodwill                                                                                              Sedona

634-2511              Verde Valley Sanctuary (shelter for women)                        Cottonwood

IN NEED OF FOOD

282-2834              Adult Community Center              2615 Melody                     Sedona

                Must call 24 hours in advance, pick-up is at 11:00AM M-F             

567-6931              Bread of LifeMission                       395 S. Main St.                  Camp Verde

634-4254              Catholic Charities                             507 N Main St.                  Cottonwood

567-6356             Meals on Wheels                             263 W Maryvale               Camp Verde

                Lunch is still being served 11:30 M-F at 263 W Maryvale, Camp Verde

634-9625              St. Vincent De Paul                          421 N Willard                     Cottonwood

                Tues – Thurs from 9:00 - Noon

634-7869              Old Town Mission                                                                            Cottonwood

                Food pantry still operating Mon & Thurs 9:00 – 2:00 PM – Mission Produce Market Every 3rd Tueday @ 6 PM & 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 – Lunch Wed, Fri at Noon and Sat @ 11 To Go – Homeless Resource Showers Mon 9 -1, Tues 9-11, Thurs 9-1 – Pilot program delivering food to areas in need (Cornville, Clarkdale and Verde Village)

634-5450              Verde Valley Senior Center          500 E Cherry                      Cottonwood

                Call between 9 & 10 to make a reservation to pick-up a lunch at noon

649-5772              Manzanita Outreach                       www.MOHELP.org          Cottonwood

PREGNANT

634-8101              AHCCCS                                                1500 E Cherry St.              Cottonwood

634-0212              House of Ruth                                        696 E Mingus                     Cottonwood

634-4254              Catholic Social Services                        507 N Main St.                   Cottonwood

639-8134              W.I.C.                                                    10 S 6th St.                          Cottonwood

IN NEED OF HEALTHCARE

639-8130              Community Health Services                  10 S 6th St.                           Cottonwood

634-8108              ALTCS                                                    1 N Main St.                       Cottonwood

634-0780              AHCCCS                                                1500 E Cherry                    Cottonwood

IN NEED OF COUSELING

634-8864              Alcoholics Anonymous                  1309 E Cherry St.              Cottonwood

646-9428              Alcoholics Anonymous                  480 1st St.                            Camp Verde

ADDITIONAL LINKS FOR ASSISTANCE

APS Special Crisis: Bill Assistance https://www.aps.com/assistance

Arizona 2-1-1 http://www.211arizona.org
Arizona Community Action Association http://www.azcaa.org/
Arizona Self Help http://arizonaselfhelp.org

DES Services Related to COVID-19 https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus

Mortgage Assistance https://www.fhfa.gov/Homeownersbuyer/MortgageAssistance/Pages/Coronavirus-Assistance-Information.aspx

Small Business Disaster Loan https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

Unemployment Benefits Application https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual

 

 


Additional Resources

Additional Guidance - Bars, Restaurants, and other facilities: Per the executive order published yesterday, the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control will be posting its guidance to title 4 licensees shortly on its website and distributing to licensees (also attached to this email). This will provide clarity to restaurants on carry-out and delivery liquor operations during the public health emergency. 

New Executive Order: As you likely saw today the Governor's latest policy directives address the economic impact of COVID-19 -- specifically access to unemployment insurance and extending the state income tax deadline. 

Business Resources: The Arizona Commerce Authority has also compiled COVID-19 specific resources for small businesses and workers at https://www.azcommerce.com/covid-19/. Note the menu on the left directs users to pages specific to topics like housing and business financial support.

Small Businsess Disaster Loan Application: We have just become aware that businesses may be having trouble accessing the SBA Applications online, due to extremely high volumes. Here are some manual forms to enable you to Apply and Submit applications in an alternative way. Applications MUST BE 100% COMPLETE or it will be rejected. 


Board of Supervisors Press Conference 3.20.2020

Board of Supervisors Press Conference Today at

Covid-19 Multi-Agency Coordination Press Conference

At 12:00 noon today March 20, 2020, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown and Vice Chairman Randy Garrison will meet with Mayors and Tribal leaders from Yavapai County to discuss the establishment of a Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS).  MACS are a part of the United States standardized Incident Command System. MACS provides the basic architecture for facilitating the allocation of resources, incident prioritization, coordination and integration of multiple agencies for large-scale incidents and emergencies.

Today’s meeting will be held in the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting rooms in both Prescott and Cottonwood.  The meeting is not intended for the public or the media.

After the meeting there will be a press conference to discuss the establishment of a MACS to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  Any members of the press that would like to address the attendees are encouraged to be at either location after the meeting.  It will be live-streamed on Yavapai County Facebook page.


Update on Public Health Recomendations

Update on Public Health Recommendations

  • Effective close of business Friday, March 20, all restaurants in Arizona counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases are required to provide dine-out options only.
  • Effective close of business, Friday, March 20, all bars movie theaters, and gyms in counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases are required to close.
  • Halt all elective surgeries in the state of Arizona.
  • If someone in your family has tested positives for COVID-19, keep the entire household at home and contact your medical provider.
  • Expiration dates on AZ driver licenses are delayed.

The Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center is open, and the phone bank will be open to answer calls from the community, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  928-442-5103.

The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center is available to answer questions about COVID-19 at 844-542-8201. Arizona providers can call for testing and patient guidance. The general public can call for information about testing, isolation and quarantine.


Yavapai County Emergency Management Activates Phone Bank for Cellar Fire

The Yavapai County Emergency Management office has activated the emergency phone bank to answer questions about the Cellar Fire.  The Phone bank will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and can be reached at 928-442-5103 or 928-925-1111.  You can also find up to date information at the following websites:

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

https://twitter.com/PrescottNF

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.  Sign up here http://ycsoaz.gov/


Yavapai County Board of Supervisors to Discuss Tax Increase

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors to Discuss Tax Increase

On Wednesday July 17, 2019, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, during their regular meeting, will hold a courtesy Truth in Taxation Hearing to discuss with the public their plan to increase its primary property taxes over last year’s level. Many people have asked what does this mean to the average homeowner and is this increase really going to raise my total property tax by 18%?  Let me answer the second question first, No.  Yavapai County will not be increasing your property tax, as a whole, by 18%.

It is important to understand a few things about your property taxes.  First, the total amount you pay in property taxes does not go to Yavapai County.  Yavapai County Primary Property Tax is only about 17% of the total property taxes you pay each year.  Second, everyone’s property taxes are different based on their properties assessed value and based on what other taxing authorities exist where the property is owned.

Here is an example of what this all means using a homeowner whose primary residence has a Limited Property Value (LPV) of approximately $100,000 ($100,076):
See Attached Image.

As you can see from this 2018 Property Tax Statement this property has a Limited Primary Total or Limited Property Value, of $100,076.  Their total tax due was $1,042.70.  The amount that went to Yavapai County’s Primary Property Tax, the first line in the itemized section, is $175.32 or 17% of the total.

The owner of this property has a home they could sell, according to Zillow, for $220,000 but their Limited Property Value, the amount they are taxed on, is only $100,076. This property will see an increase in their Yavapai County Primary Property Tax of approximately $31 per year if the Board of Supervisors approve the increase on August 5, 2019.

Is your TOTAL property tax (in this example $1042.70) going up by 18%? NO.


Verde Connect Alternative Identified for Further Analysis

Verde Connect Alternatives Identified for Further Analysis

Yavapai County announced today that two alternatives for the Verde Connect project will move forward for full evaluation: Alternative B2 and the No Build Alternative. The alternative screening matrix and a map of the alternatives can be reviewed at www.verdeconnect.com.

Over the past several months, the project team developed and screened the “Universe of Alternatives” from which seven potential build alternatives were identified and subsequently screened.  More than 200 people attended public open houses in June and provided input.

“The purpose of the initial screening was to identify a preferred alternative to move forward into the NEPA analysis along with the No Build Alternative,” said Dan Cherry, Yavapai County Public Works Director. “We are pleased to have reached this milestone and are moving into detailed analysis now.”

The seven build alternatives were evaluated based on the level to which they performed in five categories: regional mobility, environmental elements, engineering feasibility, social and economic considerations, and construction and maintenance. Each of these five categories was then broken into specific criteria that compared the alternatives based on 37 different performance measures. The evaluation was based on available datasets and geographic information system analysis, coordination with agencies, aerial photography, public input, and preliminary field investigation. The performance measures for each alternative were given a score of highly performing/low impact, medium performing/moderate impact, or low performing/high impact.

Once all the build alternatives were rated, Alternative B2 was identified as the highest performing build alternative. Potential connections to Middle Verde Road will be determined through further study during the EA analysis.

Background

The Verde Connect Project represents an over 25year vision for the construction of a new north-south regional roadway between Cornville Road and State Route (SR) 260 in an area bounded by Interstate 17, Cornville Road, SR 260, and SR 89A. The new route has been in Regional Transportation Plans for years. No route has been selected. The County is completing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental study, in this case an Environmental Assessment (EA). Yavapai County and FHWA are committed to a thorough and transparent process to identify possible routes and compare them, so the best alternative can be selected with the least amount of impact.


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You’re Invited! Alternative Routes to be Presented.

 

Yavapai County and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are studying a potential roadway and bridge across the Verde River to connect the northern portion of the Yavapai-Apache Nation and the Town of Camp Verde to State Route 260. Public input and technical analysis since June of 2018 has helped with the identification of alternative routes for the new road.

“We know the community is looking forward to having alternative routes to comment on,” said Dan Cherry, Yavapai County Public Works Director. “We also are looking forward to getting more feedback.”

Join us for a community meeting:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 

6:00 p.m.

Cottonwood Recreation Center

150 S 6th St

Cottonwood, AZ 86326

or

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Camp Verde Schools Multi-Use Complex

280 Camp Lincoln Rd

Camp Verde 86322

 

What Will the Meetings Include?

The meetings will be open house format, and both meetings will include the same information. At the meetings, display materials will present updated information, illustrate potential alternative routes under consideration, and explain the criteria that will be used to compare them. Project team members will be available to discuss the project one-one-one with members of the public. We hope to obtain feedback on the different alternatives that will assist us in the screening process.

What if I cannot attend a meeting?

All of the materials to be presented at the meetings will be available starting June 4, 2019 at www.verdeconnect.com. If you cannot attend a meeting, you can provide comments through the website or call 602-750-7139. Please provide comments by June 30, 2019.

Background

The Verde Connect Project represents a 25-year vision for the construction of a new north-south regional roadway between Cornville Road and State Route (SR) 260 in an area bounded by Interstate 17, Cornville Road, SR 260, and SR 89A. The new route has been in Regional Transportation Plans for years. No route has been selected. The County is completing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental study, in this case an Environmental Assessment (EA). Yavapai County and FHWA are committed to a thorough and transparent process to identify possible routes and compare them, so the best alternative can be selected with the least amount of impact.

Call Public Involvement Manager Kristin Darr at 602-750-7139 for more information or to be added to the project mail/email list.

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Buckle Up Arizona...It's the Law!

May 21, 2019

 

Buckle Up Arizona…. It’s the Law! Enforcement Campaign on Again

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Arizona Occupant Protection Enforcement Program - Monday, May 20, through Sunday, June 2, 2019.

In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and our local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws.

“Even though Arizona is a secondary law state for seatbelt usage, law enforcement officers will be taking a zero tolerance approach on drivers who are in violation of state law,” said Alberto Gutier, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

As part of a the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols and increasing other enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law!

Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicles collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries to the citizens of our state. Again, the enforcement mobilization will run from Monday, May 20, through Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50%. The proper and consistent use of child safety seats has been found to reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants (younger than 1 year old) and by 54% for toddlers (1 to 4 years old) in passenger cars. Properly installed booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45% among children ages 4 to 8 years old. Funding is provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. See http://www.azgohs.gov/ for additional information.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov


Emergency Preparedness Meeting in VOC

Supervisor Garrison will be holding an Emergency Preparedness Meeting on Wednesday, May 15th at the VOCA Clubhouse at 5PM. We will be discussing how prepare prior to an emergency, activities during an emergency and how to recover afterwards. The meeting is open to public. Please call 928-639-8110 for more information.


2019 Free Slash Drop-Off Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 18, 2019
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program at County transfer stations beginning April 1, 2019 through June 1, 2019.
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.
Only the following items 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.
1100 Commerce Drive
Prescott, Arizona 86305
Phone (928) 771-3183
FAX (928) 771-3167
4000 North Cherry Rd Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 Phone (928) 567-7728 FAX (928) 567-7732
Dan Cherry
Director


Verde Valley Community Clean-up

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.

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 at no charge on March 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th,29th, 30th, and April 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2019 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

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

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

Wildfires are never out of season and now is the time to create defensible space around your home. Cut away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures. Remove all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground around your home. Please remember to be cautious of sparks as you are cutting and trimming. All yard trimmings will be accepted at the cleanup.

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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