Mary Mallory appointed to Board of Supervisors
On July 15, 2019, at the special Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board unanimously voted to make Mary Mallory the new District 5 Supervisor.
The newly appointed Yavapai County Board of Supervisor Mary Mallory said, “I look forward to continuing my service to this great community as a Yavapai County Supervisor. I feel that I know the people of Yavapai County and they know me. This position will allow me to continue my work to serve the people.”
Supervisor Mallory was sworn in by Chairman Randy Garrison immediately after the meeting.
District 4 road maintenance - weather permitting
Maintenance Road work scheduled the week of 7/15-18th:
||Chip seal preparation
|Williamson Valley - Puntenney Rd
||Patching with hot mix
|Williamson Valley - Bailey and Merrill
|Chino Valley area
|Paulden Area/CH - Chino Valley area
||Chip seal preparation
Giving Crimes the "Blues"....
Special Concert and Law Enforcement Event at the Court House Square
On Friday, August 2, 2019
On Friday, August 2, 2019, at 6 PM, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and several of its law enforcement partners including the Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Tribal Police Departments, along with the Attorney General’s Office and others, will host the annual National Night Out Kick-Off Concert.
National Night Out itself occurs every year on the first Tuesday in August – this year, August 6, 2019. The National Night Out (NNO) campaign takes place all across the U.S. and is designed to raise crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood unity and spirit, and further develop partnerships between Law Enforcement agencies and the community. At the core of these programs is Neighborhood Watch – residents and business owners uniting with their law enforcement representatives to reduce crime.
The goal of this event on August 2nd, which is expected to conclude at 8:30PM, is to highlight and remind community members about NNO and provide an opportunity for the public to meet various law enforcement agencies in one place. Agency reps will be on hand to talk about their planned NNO activities, answer questions, and share crime prevention information. We encourage those in YCSO based neighborhood watch programs to attend.
For the 7th year hosting, local blues band “Road One South” will perform during the August 2nd event in conjunction with the Summer Concert Series. Their show will be tailored to highlight some of the many activities also occurring that evening including displays and information from various area law enforcement agencies, K9 officers, special vehicle displays, etc. Kids of all ages can meet Deputy Do-Right, YCSO’s child safety mascot.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the music, displays and the opportunity to meet your local law enforcement representatives as we unite to “Give Crime and Criminals the Blues!”
For further information or details on this event, please contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Bryan Thomas at 928-777-7223 or Dwight DEvelyn at 928-777-7441 – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tentative road maintenance - District 4 weather permitting
Tentative work scheduled for week of 7/8 - 7/11
|Williamson Valley -Tonto Rd & Puntenney Rd
|| Patching wth hot mix
|Williamson Valley - Bailey & Merrill
|| Ditch Maintenance
|Williamson Valley - Black Stallion, Bailey, Cliff Rose & Kelly
Tentative work scheduled for week of 7/15-7/18
|| Chip seal preparation
2019 Summer Edition from Yavapai County Flood Control District
Click on the link to read the latest articles from Yavapai County Flood Control District: 2019 Summer.pdf
Williamson Valley Road Safety Improvements, Phase 2
Please be advised that Earth Resources Corporation in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing road construction safety improvements on Williamson Valley Road at its intersections with the following locations: Pemberton Drive, Cliff Rose Road, Ridge Road, Buena Vista Trail, and Longview Drive. Road construction will include widening of the shoulders to accommodate a center turn lane with increased turn lane lengths. Road work will also include drainage improvements and realignment of intersections with Williamson Valley Road. Construction will begin July 15, 2019, and continue through November, 2019. Construction activities will be Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Motorists will encounter lane restrictions, reduced speeds, and flagging operations in the construction zone. Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction area. Please follow all traffic control devises 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.
Lady Ermitrude gets informative plaque
At a regular Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting in Prescott Arizona on June 5, 2019, the Board of Supervisors approved the installation of an informational plaque adjacent to the Yavapai County Superior Courthouse Plaza fountain, Lady Ermintrude. The plaque provides the public with historical information on the journey of the fountain from her original placement on the Plaza, to her removal, re-discovery, restoration, and her recent return.
In December of 2018 the board accepted a donation of $24,974.88 from the Prescott Area Trust on behalf of Nancy and Pat O’Brien to be used solely for the purpose of covering costs associated with the restoration and transportation of the fountain. These funds reimbursed Yavapai County for services already paid to Robinson Iron, the foundry that the Yavapai County Facilities Department contracted with for the restoration.
If you have not had the opportunity to visit downtown Prescott, or the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors would like to encourage everyone to visit the plaza, enjoy the fountain, and read the plaque.
Latest update on missing hiker....
Click on the link to get the latest update on Mr. Saville....Rescue Saville.pdf
Just so you know.....
Yavapai County has announced that results of traffic modeling for the Verde Connect project are available for public review at www.verdeconnect.com in the “Documents” section. The exhibits show what traffic is like today and what it is projected to look like in 2025 and 2045 either with or without the potential new road.
The results of the traffic modeling incorporate information from traffic counts completed in May 2018, April 2019, and more recently in June 2019. Five exhibits are available, including:
- Existing Traffic Conditions
- 2025 No-Build Traffic Conditions
- 2025 Opening Year Traffic Conditions
- 2045 No-build Traffic Conditions; and
- 2045 Build Traffic Conditions.
“We are looking ahead to meet the demand of this growing region,” said Yavapai County Public Works Director Dan Cherry. “People are continuing to move here and the potential new road has been envisioned for many years to address the growing need for alternate ways to get around the study area.”
The study area is bounded by I-17, SR 89A, SR 260, and Cornville Road. The potential roadway, and bridge across the Verde River, would connect the northern portion of the Yavapai-Apache Nation and the Town of Camp Verde to State Route 260.
More than 200 people attended public open houses earlier in June, and the team is working on documenting the public input. Public input is one of several criteria that are used to analyze and compare different possible routes that the potential road would follow.
Along with the new traffic model exhibits, all of the materials that were presented at the public open houses are available www.verdeconnect.com. You can provide comments through the website or call 602-750-7139. Please provide comments by June 30, 2019.
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.
Construction scheduled to begin in fiscal year 2021....
Supervisor Brown wanted you to know that the Arizona Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization, is planning to widen State Route 69 in the city of Prescott, located in Yavapai County, Arizona. The project includes the addition of one lane in each direction on State Route 69 from west of Prescott Lakes Parkway at milepost (MP) 293.8 to Frontier Village, east of the Yavpe Connector at milepost (MP) 294.8 with a raised center median. The purpose of this project is to improve traffic safety and operations.
For more Information contact:
Deborrah Miller, Community Relations Project Manager, ADOT Northwest District
Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen factors. Please subscribe to receive traffic alerts and other updates by email.
Arizona Department of Transportation scheduled road improvements....
The Arizona Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration is planning to improve the roadway and traffic interchange along a 15-mile stretch of westbound I-40 between the Markham Wash Bridge and the East Seligman traffic interchange (Exit 123). The improvements and repairs include the following:
- Reconstruct sections of the roadway
- Mill and replace existing pavement
- Apply a fog-seal coat
- Build up the roadway shoulder with pavement millings
- Replace existing barriers and guardrails
Construction is anticipated to begin in June 2019 and last approximately 12 months. The project will occur within ADOT right of way. The purpose of this project is to improve roadway safety and maintain the pavement.
Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. Subscribe to receive project updates and traffic alerts by email. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or submit a question or comment by email. 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 while driving.
Tonto National Forest
Click on the link to read information regarding fire restrictions in Tonto National Park:
2019Tonto General Fire Restrictions6_14.pdf
Supervisor Brown asks.....
Yavapai County Flood Control District - Williamson Valley Area Regional Detention Pond
In 2015, the Yavapai County Flood Control District (District) and the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, began communicating with the public regarding the drainage concerns of the communities along Williamson Valley Road. Throughout the project, continual communication has been maintained to ensure that the status of the studies and projects is conveyed to the property owners within the Ho Kay Gan Village and Tonkawa subdivisions.
In 2016, the District contracted with Civiltec Engineering, Inc. to develop an Area Drainage Master Study (ADMS) of the Ho Kay Gan subdivision and surrounding area. The purpose of the study was to identify drainage problem areas and recommend potential solutions. From that study, three projects were chosen – crossing improvements at Burnt Ranch Road, a storm drainage system in a portion of the subdivision, and a regional detention basin north of the subdivision. The crossing at Burnt Ranch Road and the first phase of the subdivision drainage improvements have been completed.
The Army Corps of Engineers has approved the final archaeological investigation allowing the construction for the regional detention pond to begin. Mountain High Excavating, LLC is the contractor awarded to construct the detention basin. The work is anticipated to be completed near the end of July. The detention basin is to be constructed on State Land at a total cost of $586,137. The Civiltec Engineering Inc. designed pond will detain 10.3 acre-ft of water, which will be metered out of a 48-inch culvert. The construction of the basin with all the associated drainage improvements will greatly reduce the risk of flooding downstream without impacting any upstream properties.
Arizona's 32nd Annual Statewide Transit Conference presented by AzTA & ADOT!
L-R: Steve Hogan, President of AZ,TA, Ron Romley-Board Chairman, YRT, Cheryl Romley,-YRT, Chris Bridges-Vice President of Az/TA, Sandy Stutey-YRT
Yavapai Regional Transit (YRT) was recently awarded the 'Outstanding Rural Transit System of the Year' by the Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona Transit Association.
Congratulations Yavapai Regional Transit. Your many years of hard work, fortitude and determination has earned you respect and recognition in the transit world!!!!
For more information regarding Yavapai Regional Transit, visit their website at: https://www.yavapairegionaltransit.com
State Route 89 - Paulden
Paulden project is still ongoing. There will be an additional layer of ACFD and striping to be completed in the next 30 to 45 days, depending upon the availability of the contractor.
The Arizona Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration is planning to widen State Route 89 to accommodate a dedicated north- and southbound right-turn lane and left-turn lanes at the post office and gas station complexes in Paulden. Additionally, the widening will include right-turn lanes on southbound State Route 89 at Midway Drive/Sweet Valley Road, a northbound left-turn lane at Paulden’s RV Park and United Way, and a northbound right-turn lane at the post office.
The work also includes the following:
- Widen State Route 89 for a southbound right turn lane at Sweet Valley Road
- Widen State Route 89 for north- and southbound left and right turn lanes for the RV Parks, Pink Store and post office driveways
- Install a raised concrete median between the Sweet Valley Road and RV Parks driveways left-turn bays
- Install a raised concrete median north of United Way
- Install roadway lighting between the RV Parks, Pink Store and post office driveways
- Modify roadway signage
Construction is anticipated to begin in December 2018 and last approximately six months. The project will occur within ADOT right of way and adjacent to private lands. The purpose of widening State Route 89 within the project limits is to provide additional turning lanes to separate through and turning movements.
For more Information contact:
Deborrah Miller, Community Relations Project Manager, ADOT Northwest District
Project Area Map
Meath Wash bridge replacement starting January 28th
A 10-month project to replace the bridge over Meath Wash in Yavapai County is set to begin next week. The Meath Wash bridge is located on SR 89 south of Ashfork near milepost 358.
Preliminary work on the $2.9 million project will begin Monday, Jan. 28. The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following work-related impacts:
- The north-and southbound shoulders of SR 89 will be closed.
- The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced from 65 mph to 45 mph.
The bridge will close in early March and remain closed for about six months. A temporary detour around the existing bridge will be constructed to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction at all times while bridge-replacement work is underway.
ADOT crews will remove and replace the existing bridge with a new cast-in-place two-span bridge and improve sight distance from the travel lanes at this location.
Drivers are asked to obey traffic control devices and use caution around construction personnel equipment.
Learn more on the project webpage azdot.gov/SR89MeathWashBridge
West Seligman Bridges project
The project is nearing completion. All ramps and bridges are open for motorist, but ramps on the 121 exit will be temporarily restricted for 30 days to complete paving and striping.
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.
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.
Don't Drive Distracted D3
Click on the link to learn more about the 'Don't Drive Distracted' campaign.....Distracted Driving Press Release_Feb_2018.pdf