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Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Encourages Everyone to Get Flu Shot

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors would like to encourage everyone to get their flu shot.  If you live in one of the communities listed below the Yavapai County Community Health Services will bring the flu shot a little closer to you.  There are several opportunities to get your flu shot and very few reasons not to get one.

Many of the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors hold Town Hall meetings and combine them with an opportunity to get your flu shot.  Several of those meeting dates and times can be found at Yavapai.us/bos including the Chairman Rowle Simmons’ Wilhoit Town Hall meeting and flu shot clinic on October 23, 2018.  The flu shots will begin at 5:00 PM and the Town Hall meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the Fire Station, 9000 S. Magby.   

Wednesday
October 17

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Paulden Library

16 W. Big Chino Road
Paulden

Thursday
October 18

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Congress Fire Departments

26733 Santa Fe Road
Congress

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Yarnell Regional Community Center

22302 S. Highway 89
Yarnell

Monday

October 22

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Seligman Library

54170 N. Floyd Street
Seligman

Tuesday

October 23

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wilhoit Fire Department

9000 Magby Lane
Wilhoit

Thursday

October 25

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Skull Valley Community Hall

150 Old Skull Valley Road
Skull Valley

Monday

November 5

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Verde Valley Senior Center

500 E. Cherry Street
Cottonwood

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 are 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.


Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Honor Fallen WWI Soldiers

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Honor Fallen WWI Soldiers

At the October 4, 2018 Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, Betty Bourgault, Founder and Researcher of the "All Veterans Memorial" plaque project was on hand to receive the signed proclamation honoring the Yavapai County's World War I Fallen Soldiers.  This year we recognizing the 100-year anniversary of the ending of the war.  Yavapai County has 31 veterans of the armed forced that gave their lives in WWI We must remember their service and sacrifice in perpetuity. 

The Proclamation reads:

Honoring Yavapai County’s World War I Fallen Soldiers during the 100th Anniversary of the Ending of World War I      

WHEREAS, hundreds of Yavapai County citizens answered the call to defend freedom and fight tyranny in 1917-1918; and, 

WHEREAS, 31 veterans of the armed forces from Yavapai County gave their lives in World War I in defense of freedom from tyranny; and,

WHEREAS, Yavapai County must remember and honor the service and sacrifice of their fellow citizens in perpetuity; and,WHEREAS, a plaque mounted on the “All-Veterans Memorial” located on the Yavapai County Courthouse grounds in Prescott commemorates these fallen World War I soldiers:

Sgt. Thomas Arnold, U.S. Army, from Prescott, died on May 16, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt.  Louis S. Boyer, U.S. Army, from Clarkdale, killed in action, while serving in France. Date of death unknown.     

Pvt. Aaron W. Casner, U.S. Army, from Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, died of illness on October 5, 1918.     

Pvt. Chester W. Crews, U.S. Army, from Mayer, missing in action, on September 6, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt. Eli Davis, U.S. Army, from Skull Valley, died on October 27, 1918, from wounds, received in action, while serving in France.     

Cpl. Charles M. Dewey, U.S. Army, a miner in Jerome, killed in action on September 6, 1918, while serving in France.  He was the great nephew of Admiral George Dewey.     

Cpl. Howard M. Draper, U.S. Army, from Yavapai County, killed in action on September 5, 1918, while serving in France.  Prescott High School student.    

Pvt. Walter H. Grant, U.S. Army, from Jerome, died on October 18, 1918 from wounds, received in action, while serving in France.     

Cpl. Charles A. Harding, U.S. Army, from Seligman, killed in action on October 3, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt. Oral T. Henderson, U.S. Army, from Jerome/Cottonwood, died on November 22, 1918, from wounds, received in action, while serving in France.     

Cpl. Harry B. Horgan, U.S. Army, from Congress Junction, killed in action on July 31, 1918, while serving in France.

Pvt. Karl Hurst, U.S. Army, from Cornville, died of disease.  Date of Death unknown.     

Pvt. Guy A. Jamison, U.S. Army, from Canon (Black Canyon City), killed in action on  October 9, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt. William W. Jones, U.S. Army, from Prescott, died from disease on November 23, 1918.     

Pvt. John Kelly, U.S. Army, from Mayer, died on October 21, 1918, while serving in France.    

Pvt. William King, U.S. Army, from Prescott, died of disease on March 17, 1918.     

Pvt. William Emmons King, U.S. Army, from Prescott, missing in action on September 25, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt. William Albert Kinsman, U.S. Army, from Camp Verde, killed in action on September 26, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt. Samuel A. Kuykendall, U.S. Army, from Skull Valley, died on October 28, 1918, from wounds, received in action, while serving in France.     

1st Lt. Ernest A. Love, U.S. Army Air Service, from Prescott, died on September 16, 1918, from wounds received in action while serving in France.  Prescott High School student.     

Cpl. Elexandro Moisa. U.S. Army from Jerome, killed in action on October 6, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt. Sidney Owens, U.S. Army, from Mayer, killed in action on June 14, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt. Albert Pitts, U.S. Army, from Seligman, killed in action on August 29, 1918, while serving in France.     

Fireman Second Class, Charles D. Shumaker, U.S. Navy, from Clarkdale, died from disease on October 10, 1918.     

Pvt. Jacob K. Theobald, U.S. Army, from Prescott, died on November 16, 1918, from wounds received in action, while serving in France.   Prescott High School student.     

Sgt. Arthur J. Tisdale, U.S. Army, from Yavapai County, killed in action on September 27, 1918, while serving in France.     

Pvt. Clair S. Tompkins, U.S. Army, from Camp Verde, died of disease. Date of death unknown.     

Pvt. Steve Vaglio, U.S. Army, from Jerome, died of disease on September 25, 1918.     

Pvt. William Walter, U.S. Army, from Seligman, killed in action on October 12, 1918, while serving in France; and,

WHEREAS, the names of two additional fallen soldiers have been found who are not on the  “All Veterans Memorial” plaque,

Pvt. Howard E. Morrow, Canadian Army, from Prescott, killed in action on August 10, 1918,  while serving in France.   Prescott High School student, and,     

Cpl. John Henry Pruitt, USMC, from Jerome, killed in action on October 4, 1918, while serving  in France.  Cpl. Pruitt is a double Medal of Honor recipient. 

NOW THEREFORE, in recognition of their sacrifice in the fight for freedom and against tyranny, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors do hereby remember and honor the service and sacrifice of the Yavapai County citizens that lost their life as World War I Fallen Soldiers, 

FURTHER, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors encourage all citizens of Yavapai County to pause in remembrance of these brave soldiers during the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I, The War to End All Wars.     

IN WITNESS THEREOF, the Board of Supervisors have hereunto set our hand and caused the seal of the County of Yavapai, to be affixed this 3rd day of October, 2018. 


Seligman Flu Shot Clinic

Mark your calendars to get your flu shot in Seligman!  Click on the link for more details....Seligman_10_22_18.pdf



Ban on using handheld cellphones while driving begins November 2nd!!

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At the October 3rd Board of Supervisors meeting in Prescott, the vote was unanimous to approve the ordinance banning the use of handheld devices while driving in unincorporated areas of Yavapai County.

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Adopt New Ordinance to Protect Citizens

On October 3, 2018, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors held the second and final hearing for adoption of Ordinance 2018-2.  The ordinance would regulate the use of communication devices and texting while operating a motor vehicle.  There were several people in attendance that spoke in support of the measure and only one person speaking in opposition.  After several minutes of comments from the public, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve the ordinance.

Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Jack Smith, said, “It was my honor to make the initial motion to adopt this ordinance, which will save lives.”  Supervisor Smith went on to state, “Think about what we did here today.  I applaud you all for coming out today and know that we will be taking this issue to the State Legislature again this year, and will be having a very thorough discussion about the distracted driving ordinance we passed today.”

Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Craig Brown, who offered the second for the motion said, “This is a culmination of three years of work and is something we have begged the legislation to act on, but in their absence, Yavapai County will take the lead in adopting this critical new ordinance.”

The ordinance states: A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while holding in his or her hand, typing on or otherwise manually operating a portable communications device. Several exemptions and definitions are spelled out in the ordinance, the full text of which can be read here https://goo.gl/Vhb2Bo .

 


Flood Control District 2018 Fall Newsletter

Click on the link to read the latest information from the Yavapai County Flood Control.  Happy fall and enjoy reading....!!    2018 Fall.pdf

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Christmas Tree Permits Available Saturday, November 17th

Well, it is almost that time of year again!!!  Supervisor Brown wanted you to know that the Prescott National Forest will sell 600 over-the-counter Christmas tree permits starting on Saturday, November 17th.  Permits will be available at our Bradshaw Ranger and Chino Valley Ranger Districts on Saturday, November 17th from 8:00 AM to noon. The Verde Ranger District Office will start selling permits on Monday, November 19th from 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM.

Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until they are gone. Permits can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card. Note that exact cash is preferred as it will keep the lines moving. Customers will be provided a map that shows the designated cutting areas along with additional Christmas tree cutting instructions. The permit will allow the holder to cut a tree within designated cutting areas between the dates of November 17 through December 24. 

Rules for Christmas Tree Permits

  • Each Christmas tree permit is $20 and allows permit holders to cut a tree up to 10 feet tall
  • A customer may only purchase one tree permit, which is intended for his or her family
  • Permits are for personal use only
  • Trees must be cut within designated cutting areas
  • No refunds on Christmas tree permits

In addition to the regular Christmas tree permits, up to 100 free Christmas tree permits will be issued Forest wide to 4th Graders that have a valid Every Kid in the Park (EKiP) pass. In order to receive a free Christmas tree permit, the 4th Grader must be present and possess a valid EKiP pass or voucher. To obtain an EKiP pass, please go to https://everykidinapark.gov/get-your-pass/ and follow the instructions. Prescott National Forest personnel will NOT be able to issue EKiP passes on Saturday, November 17th, so please obtain an EKiP pass ahead of time. 

Tree cutters are reminded to be prepared for sudden weather changes and colder conditions when in higher elevations. A fun family outing can become miserable and even dangerous with a quick change of weather for the unprepared. The permits expire at midnight on December 24th, however forest officials recommend cutting your tree early in the season before the higher elevations are snow bound. Trees can stay fresh for quite some time if cared for correctly. 

For more information on Christmas Tree Permits on the Prescott National Forest, please call the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000.

 

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Seligman Community meeting regarding Big Chino Valley Pumped Storage

A meeting has been scheduled by ITC for  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Seligman High School in Seligman.  The address is: 54255 N Main Street and the meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 and end at 9:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will address the proposed pumping storage project. Plan on attending if you would like to learn more about the project and have questions/concerns and or comments.

Here is the link to their information packet.

http://bigchinovalleyhydrostorage.com/docs/default-source/bcv/2018-01-23_bcv_iip.pdf?sfvrsn=ba56cef6_2&_cldee=cGhpbC5ib3VyZG9uQHlhdmFwYWkudXM%3d&recipientid=lead-b73d7f77c106e81181265065f38a7bc1-f8b97f0f1055421a993098c92dc2bd6d&esid=a8471e7b-a406-e811-8123-5065f38a2b61


Yavapai County Community Health Services Schedules Rural Flu Clinics

With autumn just ahead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging consumers to plan to get their flu vaccination early this year. Arizona Department of Health Services reports there have already been 12 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in the past two weeks, from five counties. This is similar to the same time last year.

In the wake of last year’s particularly severe flu season, health officials are stressing the importance of getting a flu shot in the hope that the 2018-2019 flu season won’t be as deadly. The CDC notes that 180 children died from the flu during last year’s flu season; approximately 4 out of five of those children weren’t vaccinated. It was reported that over 700,000 people were hospitalized with flu symptoms last season.

The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination every year. The flu shot is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions. It is still beneficial for anyone who was not vaccinated in early fall to get vaccinated later in the fall or winter because most influenza activity typically occurs in January or later. Though it varies, flu season can last as late as May so it is never too late to get vaccinated.

About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection. Flu vaccines will not protect against flu-like illnesses caused by non-influenza viruses.

The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older, especially people at high-risk for flu-related complications, get a yearly flu vaccine “preferably by the end of October.” Those at high-risk include:

  • Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
  • Adults 65 years of age and older
  • Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum)
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

Some people should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician. They include:

  • People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs. People with mild allergic reactions (hives) should still be vaccinated.
  • People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past.
  • People who developed Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine previously.
  • Children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for use in this age group).
  • People who have a moderate or severe illness with a fever should wait to get vaccinated until their symptoms lessen.

If you have questions about whether you should get a flu vaccine, consult your healthcare provider.

YCCHS offers several opportunities to get your flu shot at many rural areas and dates listed below.

2018 COMMUNITY FLU CLINICS

Saturday
September 29

12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Windmill Park in Cornville

9984 E. Cornville Road

Monday
October 1

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Central AZ Fire Station #53

8555 E. Yavapai Road
Prescott Valley

Wednesday
October 3

Monday
October 8

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Chino Valley Fire Station

1133 W. Road N
Chino Valley

Tuesday
October 9

Wednesday
October 10

5:00  - 7:00 p.m.

Verde Village Clubhouse

4855 E. Broken Saddle Drive
Verde Valley

Thursday
October 11

5:00  -  7:00 p.m.

Village of Oak Creek Association

690 Bell Rock Boulevard
Sedona

Friday
October 12

TBD

Beaver Creek Adult Center

4250 Zuni Way
Rimrock

Monday
October 15

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ash Fork Community Center

450 Lewis Avenue
Ash Fork

Wednesday
October 17

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Paulden Library

16 W. Big Chino Road
Paulden

Thursday
October 18

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Congress Fire Department

26733 Santa Fe Road
Congress

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Yarnell Regional Community Center

22302 S. Highway 89

Yarnell

Monday
October 22

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Seligman Library

54170 N. Floyd Street
Seligman

Thursday
October 25

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Skull Valley Community Hall

3150 Old Skull Valley Road
Skull Valley

 

If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card. If is not convenient to make one of these events please call 928-771-3122 to make an appointment at one of our three locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley or Cottonwood.

For more information about this event or any of the Yavapai County Community Health Services, please contact Terri Farneti at 928-442-5596 or email Terri.Farneti@yavapai.us .

 


Yavapai County Solid Waste Division

Did you know that....

The Solid Waste Division is under the Public Works Department. In compliance with all federal and state regulations, the Solid Waste Division is responsible for the operation of 8 waste transfer stations, 2 tire yards, trash patrol in the county right of way, adopt-a-road program, community cleanups, free slash, and post-closure county landfills.

Click on the link to get the locations and  hours of operation:TransferStationList.pdf

 


OVERLAY ROADWORK IN CHINO VALLEY, SPRING VALLEY, VERDE VILLAGE, COTTONWOOD AND VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK

Please be advised that Cactus Asphalt, in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing roadwork on Yuma Drive and Pheasant Drive in Chino Valley, Spring Lane in Spring Valley, Western and Eastern Drives in Verde Village, Hogan Lane in Cottonwood, and Wild Horse Mesa and Chavez Ranch Road in Village of Oak Creek. Construction will begin Monday, September 4, 2018, and continue through November 15, 2018. Road construction will consist of Asphalt overlays, shoulder work, guardrail installation, new striping and miscellaneous concrete work in a few areas. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times; however, motorists may encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations throughout the work zones. Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction area. Please follow all traffic control devices when travelling 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.

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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. 

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

 

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


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.



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

 


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