On Monday, items related to creation of a Central Yavapai Fire District Emergency Dispatch Center died due to lack of motions. After listening to public comments, the District Board decided it would be working with the Prescott Regional Communications Center on any issues it has rather than moving ahead with a new dispatch facility.
Prescott City Manager Craig McConnell read a letter at the start of Tuesday's Council meeting supporting naming the crosswalk on Whiskey Row. Former Congressman, Arizona Senator and Prescott Mayor Sam Steiger painted the crosswalk in 1986, and Matt's Saloon founder Matt Butitta stated in the letter it's time to name the crosswalk after Steiger, who died on September 26th.
Prescott Unified School District Board members were in Rimrock Wednesday night for an Arizona School Boards Association Yavapai County Workshop. A presentation was made on what the November General Election could mean for school districts.
On Thursday night, the Prescott Valley Town Council heard a presentation on the Yavapai Regional Transit Plan. This plan would expand the current Chino Valley Transit area to Prescott and Prescott Valley. Letters of support are being sought that will be included in a funding application to ADOT for transit funding.
On Monday morning, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved a use permit for an explosives storage facility near Mayer. The facility has been operating on that site for a number of years. The permit was approved with certain stipulations, including prohibition of on-site retail sales and limitation on the amount of explosives stored at 1000 pounds.
The Yavapai College Governing Board gave its support to on-campus student housing Tuesday. Members did hold off on a decision to replace Supai Hall with student apartments. Vice President Clint Ewell is scheduled to present a report on funding options for the 5.2 million dollars in renovations on November 13th.
The Prescott City Council discussed park impact fee projects Tuesday. The top 3 projects include expansions of Goldwater Lake, the Yavapai College tennis courts and Kuebler Field. Council members have raised concerns over the costs associated with these projects.
And Walk to School events were held at Mile High Middle School on Tuesday and Washington Traditional on Wednesday. Cottonwood Middle School students walked Friday morning. This event encourages students to walk or bike to school.
I'm Bill Monroe and that's your KQNA News Week in Review.