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2018 District 4 Town Hall Schedule

Supervisor Brown has completed his scheduling calendar for the annual Town Halls for 2018.

Town Halls provide the community the quality time and opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the everyday functions of Yavapai County Government.  The departments represented at the scheduled meetings will be Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Emergency Management and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. 

September 6th

Paulden Area Community Organization

24050 Marblehead Drive

Paulden

6:00-7:00 PM

September 13th

Ash Fork Development Association

450 W Lewis

Ash Fork

6:00-7:00 PM

September 27th  

Seligman Library

54170 Floyd St

Seligman

6:00–7:00 PM

October 10th

Coyote Springs

6325 Baja Circle

Prescott Valley

6:00-7:30 PM

October 11th  

Prescott

1015 Fair Street

Prescott

6:00-7:00 PM

October 16th

Chino Valley Senior Center

1021 Butterfield Rd

Chino Valley

6:00-7:00 PM

October 17th

Juniperwoods Land Owners Association

1108 Folkerts Lane

Juniperwood Ranch

6:00-7:30 PM

October 30th

Williamson Valley Community Organization

4125 W Outer Loop Road

Prescott

6:00-7:30 PM

 

Yavapai County Fair is coming...!!!!

September 6th-9th 2018 at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds

Carnival Wrist Bands for Sale August 28th at the Prescott Rodeo Fairgrounds Office...

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Part of the fun includes....

  • Youth Livestock Show and Sale
  • Ranch Rodeo and Working Ranch Horse Competition
  • Barrel Race
  • Family Fun Night
  • Homemaking, Fine Arts, Photography
  • Garden and Flowers
  • Bull Riding
  • Nightly Entertainment, specialy acts and Carnival

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Call for more information: 

(928) 899-6056


August 15th Board of Supervisors Meeting - Cottonwood

Click on the link to review the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Agenda for the AUgust 15th meeting to be held in Cottonwood:  August 15 2018 Board of Supervisors Agenda.pdf

 


Ash Fork Clean - Up...

To get more information on the designated Ash Fork Clean-up day, please click on the link: Ash Fork Area Cleanup Flyer.pdf


Stubbs Fire Burning in Camp Wood - August 8, 2018 @1100

Location:  30 miles northwest of Prescott, AZ on the Chino Valley Ranger District (T16N, R7W, S11) 

Start Date: July 9th

Size: Approximately 8500 Acres

Percent Contained: 80

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine

Resource Commitment: 1 Engine

Summary:  There is very little threat to containment lines on the lightning-caused Stubbs Fire as it shows signs of slowing down with little burning of interior islands of unburned fuel.  Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire for signs of activity or spread.  Monsson moisture is forecast to continue.   

One of the objectives in the management strategy of the Stubbs Fire was to protect stands of mature Ponderosa Pine.  Last week, a Forest hydrologist, soil scientist, biologist, and an ecologist visited several areas of the fire finding the majority of the area burned with favorable effects: various levels of consumption of dead logs, low to moderate intensity burning of needles and small trees, areas of brush completely burned, and areas untouched by fire.  The area burned in an historic mosaic pattern on the landscape.  The ecological outcomes of the Stubbs Fire validates, as assessed by professionals, what research and science has told us about historic fire movement across the landscape this time of year as a natural and healthy process.  Within ten days of burning, the forest floor saw immediate grass growth and firefighters witnessed several wildlife species feeding on the newly rejuvenated vegetation.

This will be the last news release on the Stubbs Fire unless there is a significant change in the wildfire behavior.

The public can obtain additional information via the following:


Pile Burning Planned on the Verde Ranger District

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are planning to burn piles Thursday, August 9th through Friday, August 31st; pending favorable weather conditions. 

Approximately 76 acres are planned near the Brindle Pup Mine (T15N, R3E, Sec 25, 26 & 36) on Mingus Mountain.    These are brush piles that have been generated from recently completed fuel breaks.  Smoke may be visible along Forest Road 132 near Brindle Pup Mine, Highway 169 near Cherry and in the immediate area of the burn activity.  In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.  

The purpose of this project is to reduce hazardous fuels following thinning and fuelwood removal activities.  Reducing hazardous fuels will help reduce the threat of high severity, high intensity wildfire to the public, adjacent private property and communities.  Burning of debris left over from brush-crush and thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.  

All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).

 The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:

 

 

 


Taking Applications for the 2018-19 Title III Forest Fee Program

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is taking applications for the 2018-19 Title III Forest Fee Program.  The funding available for this program is approximately $275,000. 

Project proposals will be considered from both inside and outside County government. All eligible projects must fit into one of the following categories:

  • Carry out activities under the Firewise Communities Program to provide homeowners in fire-sensitive ecosystems education and assistance with implementation, techniques in home-siting, home construction, and home landscaping that can help protect people and property from wildfires.
  • Reimburse the participating county for search and rescue and other emergency services, including firefighting and law enforcement patrols, that are -
  • Performed on Federal land after the date on which the use was approved
  • Paid for by the participating county
  • To cover training costs and equipment purchases directly related to the emergency service described in paragraph 2.
  • Develop and carry out Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) in coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture.

The deadline for submission of applications for 2018-19 funding is August 31, 2018. Applications will initially be screened for funding eligibility, reviewed by the Yavapai County Emergency Management Department for greatest need and submitted to the Board of Supervisors for review and preliminary funding determinations for the September 19, 2018, Board of Supervisor’s meeting.  Final allocations may be approved following publication of the preliminary project list and a 45-day notice and comment period.  For more information contact Donna Fagan, Budget Manager at 928-442-5366 or email at donna.fagan@yavapai.us .  Program information and application forms are also available on the Yavapai County web site at www.yavapai.us.


2017 Annual Report from Yavapai Firewise (PAWUIC)

Yavapai Firewise has released their 2017 Annual Report.  Click on the link to access the Chairman's Welcome, News Updates, Education, Financial Recap, Grants Report and Interagency Support..... 8 2017 Annual Report.pdf


Scheduled Roadwork in Yavapai County

CHIP SEAL ROADWORK IN BLACK CANYON CITY, LAKE MONTEZUMA, RIMROCK, VERDE VILLAGE, WILLIAMSON VALLEY ROAD, PRESCOTT-SOUTHEAST GROOM CREEK AND GRAND VIEW ESTATES.....

Please be advised that Cactus Asphalt, in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing chip seal and fog seal operations on various roads and neighborhoods in Yavapai County.

Construction will begin August 6, 2018 and continue through October 4, 2018. Please see the attached Press Release for location details.

Press Release 8 2 18.pdf

 

Safety Tips: Driving Through Work Zones

Expect the unexpected. Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be restricted and people may be working on or near the road.

Slow down! Speeding is one of the major causes of work-zone crashes.

Keep a safe distance. The most common type of accident in a work zone is a rear-end collision. Maintain two car lengths between you and the car in front of you as well as road crews and their equipment.

Pay attention. The warning signs are there to help you move safely through the work zone. Observe the posted signs.

Obey road crew flaggers. The flagger knows what is best for moving traffic safely in the work zone. A flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign. You can be cited for disobeying a flagger's directions.


Patriot Week 2018


Workshop by U of A Cooperative Extension

On 8/27, the University of Arizona Yavapai County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a 'Beginning Farmers Workshop'..... click on the link for more information: Beginning Farmers Workshop 8-27-18.pdf

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2018 Yavapai County Stand Down

Friday September 28th 9:00 A - Saturday September 29th 3:00 P
Frontier Village
1841 E State Hwy 69, Suite114
Overnight Stay Provided

 

Click on the link for more information.....

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STAND DOWN FLYER.pdf


Pile Burning on the Verde Ranger District

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are plan to burn piles Wednesday, July 18th through Tuesday, July 31st; pending favorable weather conditions. 

Approximately 126 acres are planned on Mingus Mountain.  Locations are near the Mingus Academy (T15N, R2E, Sec 30 & 31) and the Brindle Pup Mine (T15N, R3E, Sec 25, 26 & 36).  These are brush piles that have been generated from a recently completed fuel breaks.  Smoke may be visible around Mingus Academy, HWY 89a from Viewpoint Drive to Mingus Summit, along Forest Road 132 near Brindle Pup Mine and in the immediate areas of the burn activity.  In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.  

Burning of debris left over from brush-crush and thinning projects require moisture in the surrounding vegetation and typically produces much lighter smoke than broadcast burning.  

All prescribed fires activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather, fuels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).

 The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:


Arizona Public Service Solar Communities

The APS Solar Communities program for residential customers is a unique opportunity for limited-income customers, who may not have considered rooftop solar an option, the ability to help advance solar in Arizona. Participation in the program is FREE and qualified participants will receive $360 a year on their energy bill for the next 20 years for participating in the program. The program:

Click on the link to learn more...https://www.aps.com/en/ourcompany/aboutus/investmentinrenewableenergy/Pages/aps-solar-communities.aspx?src=solarcommunities


Paulden Turn Lanes Project - Arizona Department of Transportation update

Supervisor Brown is very happy to report that the Paulden Turn Lanes Project has been gone out to bid.   The bid process will open in late September and Supervisor Brown says that hopefully this will get started soon!  

Also, Little Ranch Road just missed the cut for funding, however, the search for other grants continues….

Click on the link  to read the original article published in the Chino Valley Review: Bids could come soon for Paulden Turn Lane Project_.docx

 


Historic Route 66

Access to Historic Route 66 along Interstate 40 at Exit 121 will close Monday, June 11, for a $4.3 million bridge project.  ADOT will replace decks on three bridges between I-40 exit 121 and the west side of Seligman. These bridges are between 40 and 50 years old, and the current decks need heavy maintenance. The second I-40 exit (Exit 123), which is about 60 miles west of Flagstaff, and route to Seligman’s east side will remain open.  The project is scheduled to be completed in May 2019.

Signs on I-40 will direct travelers to exit 123, connecting to the east side of Seligman. ADOT also has produced a brochure and video explaining the project and noting that visitors will be able to reach Seligman from I-40 throughout the project.

The $4.3 million project includes:                                                      

  • Replacing the deck portions of the three bridges
  • Removing and replacing guardrails as needed
  • Reconstructing 40 feet of road on either side of the bridges
  • Repairing embankment damaged by erosion
  • Removing and replacing of the approach slabs and joints

For more information please visit https://azdot.gov/I40bWSeligmanBridges

 

Historic Route 66 Seligman

 

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except when driving.

 
 

West Seligman Bridges project

The work on the West Seligman Bridges project is scheduled to begin in early June, 2018.  ADOT has been working to provide many of the ideas developed at the April Business Workshop to the public.  Suggestions were incorporated into their Project Deliverables prior to the start of construction, as well as signage and messaging during the construction phase.

As ADOT moves forward with the West Seligman Bridges project, they want to provide you and your business with materials to use on your websites and in your outreach to those who may be looking to visit Seligman in the near future.

Please find attached the following:

Flyer Seligman Bridges.pdf

Brochure Seligman Bridge Repair.pdf

The ADOT Project Flyer – this can also be found posted on the project website: www.azdot.gov/I40bWSeligmanBridges

The ADOT informational brochure-this will also be posted on the project website and hard copies available at ADOT Rest Stops and the Power House Museum in Kingman.

In addition, below is the link for the video produced by ADOT Video Team which informs the public about the exit closing, bridges project and route to Seligman.  This will also be posted on the project website and on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/AQgzjFEGAlw

ADOT is planning to provide the information above to other State transportation and tourism outlets, but will not be able to provide this information directly to tour bus companies or other businesses that may provide services to your business.  Please feel free to share all of the materials with them through your business website or other means.


Road Work in Yavapai County

When the weather is nice and you want to hit the road with your family, keep in mind that summer is also the best time for Yavapai County Public Works Department to perform the necessary maintenance on those roads to ensure your safety.  The Yavapai County Public Works Director, Dan Cherry said, “We know that this can cause some inconvenience, but if you plan for minor delays and allow extra time when traveling through construction areas, everyone will get where they are going safely.” During construction, motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speed, temporary traffic signals and flagging operations in the following construction areas:

WILLOW CREEK BRIDGE REPAIR ON IRON SPRINGS ROAD IN PRESCOTT - Bridge construction on Iron Springs Road at the Willow Creek Bridge. Construction will take place from May 29 - September 20, 2018, from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM.  

For more detailed information on each of these projects and a link to an interactive map, please visit us on the web at www.yavapai.us/publicworks.  For additional information, please contact Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183. 


Willow Creek Bridge on Iron Springs Road

Please be advised that Technology Construction, Inc., in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing bridge construction on Iron Springs Road at the Willow Creek Bridge. Bridge construction will include removing half of the current bridge deck, replacing steel stringers, repairing cracks in the abutments, new guardrail placement, and resurfacing the new bridge deck. Construction will begin on May 29, 2018, and continue through September 20, 2018. Construction activities will be Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Motorists will encounter lane restrictions, reduced speed, and flagging operations in the construction zone. Technology Construction, Inc. will be implementing a 24-hour temporary traffic signal at the bridge. Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction area. Please follow all traffic control devices, including the traffic signal, when traveling through the work zone.

For additional information, please contact Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183 or visit us on the web at www.yavapai.us/publicworks.


ADOT seeks to keep public informed on projects in Flagstaff

Series of open houses to report on schedule, traffic impacts

With multiple paving and improvement projects happening in the Flagstaff area this year, the Arizona Department of Transportation wants to keep the public informed on progress and traffic restrictions with open houses this spring and summer.

Throughout April, work will begin on Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff with paving and road reconstruction between Parks and Cataract Lake in Williams and reconstructing the westbound lanes west of Williams between mileposts 156 and 161. Paving and reconstruction work will also begin on Interstate 17 northbound between mileposts 312 and 340.

Also, the I-40 bridges over I-17 and Beulah Boulevard at the I-40/I-17 interchange are being revamped, requiring ramp closures and detours around the interchange.

To keep the public up-to-date on these projects, ADOT will host open houses at its facility, 1901 S. Milton Road in Flagstaff, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  April 9, May 8, June 12 and July 10.

Project teams will present information and answer questions on the construction schedule and traffic impacts.

Preceding the public open houses will be stakeholder meetings from 3 to 5 p.m. on the same dates.

For more information on these projects, visit azdot.gov/projects

For questions or comments, please contact Mackenzie Kirby, ADOT Northcentral District Community Relations project manager at 928-525-6494 or email mkirby@azdot.gov



Free caregiver support group in Paulden

Beginning March 6th at the Paulden Food Bank located at 195 E Aspen, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic will be sponsoring a caregiver support group....click on the link to learn more.....Caregivers support Paulden_.pdf

The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest meaning and significance. - Pablo Casals

 


Chino Valley Equestrian Center

Interested in the Chino Valley Equestrian Center and the upcoming events?  If so, please click on the link below to get the latest information!

CVEP 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE Final.pdf

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