Chino Valley residents can hear about a water and sewer analysis and how their rates may be affected. In June, Town Council approved a professional services agreement with economists.com to perform a 24 thousand dollar rate study. According to Town Engineer Ron Grittman, the study analyzes the current rate structure, looks at ways to bridge the utility accounts gap and determines the impacts of the town assuming operation and maintenance of the existing 0.5 million gallons per day plant. The Town has more than 16 hundred sewer customers and almost 600 water customers. For a small cost, the Town has the ability to increase the number of water users. The consultant will also determine the number of users needed to reduce rates. You can hear the presentation at 6 tonight in council chambers, located on north Highway 89.
The Prescott Unified School District Board has reviewed policy advisories, and now it is getting ready to approve them. These advisories involve such items as bidding and purchasing procedures, general personnel policies and professional staff duties and responsibilities. Three policies involving teaching about religion, medical marijuana standards and conditions for employees and distribution and posting of promotional materials are being postponed and won’t be voted on at this time. Also during tonight’s voting session at 5:30, the Board will consider a policy involving the evaluation of professional staff members. This policy will align with new legislation regarding the evaluation of certified staff members. The meeting will be held in the District Office Board Room on South Granite Street.
The Prescott Parks and Recreation Department will be seeking direction from City Council on the best way to use impact fee money. Parks and Recreation Director Joe Baynes explains how much fee money is available. Baynes describes the 3 major projects that are being proposed.
Council is scheduled to discuss the projects as part of a discussion only workshop at 3 this afternoon. A report on the false alarm ordinance that has been in effect since July 2011 will also be presented during the workshop, which will be held in Council Chambers on South Cortez Street.
A Camp Verde man tried to rob a Rimrock home, but he ended up getting injured and arrested instead. The owner of the home in the 5900 block of Bentley Drive told Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies last week he and other family members earlier noticed a man dressed all in black walking down their street. The man eventually came to front door around midnight and rang the bell. When no one answered, the suspect entered the home and as he was walking down the hallway, the owner hit him with a baseball bat. The suspect was injured and was being treated by EMS personnel when deputies arrived. Thirty year old Shane Cox was carrying a black backpack that contained burglary tools including a flashlight, pry bar and screwdriver. Cox was treated at the Verde Valley Medical Center before being booked on alleged charges of burglary, trespassing, criminal damage, possession of burglary tools and assault.
Prescott Valley Police are trying to determine what caused a driver to cross the center line on Highway 69 and hit 2 other vehicles. Just before 10 on Sunday night, a vehicle crossed over the highway near Glassford Hill Road and hit another car head on. The Central Yavapai Fire District had to extricate the 24 year old female driver from the second vehicle. She was airlifted to John C. Lincoln Hospital for multiple injuries. Her 24 year old male passenger was taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center for his injuries. The driver and the passenger of the first vehicle, both 24 years old, refused medical treatment on scene and were released. A third vehicle was also struck on the driver’s side. The 23 year old male driver and the 24 year old passenger were also treated at YRMC. It isn’t known yet if impairment was a factor.