You can share your input on a Special Use Permit for a new Prescott car dealership. Prescott Car Company is requesting the permit for the dealership, to be located at the corner of Gurley Street and Park Avenue. The Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed this request on June 28th and since that time, the applicant has agreed to revise the Site Plan to have a 1 way entrance and exit from Park to Gurley. The Commission is recommending approval of the Permit with the conditions that the business hours are 8 am to 8 pm and that the signage is turned off from closing time to opening. A public hearing will be held during the Commission’s meeting, which starts at 9 tomorrow morning in Council chambers on South Cortez Street.
Prescott’s General Plan discussion is switching to Environmental Planning, and you can learn more about what is being proposed for this Element. This Plan Element deals with air and water quality and natural resources associated with future development. Goals include maintaining Prescott’s existing good air quality, promoting alternative transportation strategies to reduce vehicle emissions and protecting surface waters and recharge areas. This element also includes strategies for wildlife corridors, growth management and regional cooperation for open space, recreation, transportation and land planning. The General Plan Committee meeting runs from 4 to 6 this afternoon in the Downstairs Conference Room at City Hall, located on South Cortez Street.
A trip to the Prescott Valley Public Library has resulted in numerous alleged charges for a Chino Valley man. The victims, ages 10, 12 and 15 stated to police that 19 year old Bryce Beck accosted them while they were in the Library. Beck reportedly followed them up to the 2nd Floor and asked the girls why they were looking at him. They answered they weren’t and that he was staring at them. Sergeant Brandon Bonney says this wasn’t the end of the encounters with Beck. The incident apparently wasn’t reported to the girls’ parents until they got home. Bonney explains it should’ve been reported sooner.
Beck faces 1 count each of aggravated assault and threats, 3 counts each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, endangerment, harassment and unlawful imprisonment and 2 counts of assault.
After months of work, the budget processes in the Humboldt and Prescott Unified School Districts have come to an end. The Prescott School Board met yesterday afternoon to consider the nearly 25 million dollar budget, which is down 2.8 percent from last year. Assistant Superintendent Joe Howard says it’s been a challenging budget process. Howard explains the District is concentrating on the start of school next month.
The Humboldt School Board adopted the more than 29 million dollar budget, down 0.5 percent, last night. Board President Howard Moody explains he is concerned about the District not having final budget numbers from the state yet. Moody also serves as Finance Director for the Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education District, and its Board will consider the 2013 Budget following a hearing at 6 tonight at the District Office on Centerpointe East Drive in Prescott.