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Bill's Daily Newscast: Decision Expected Today on Whether or Not to Appeal Benefits

01 July 2014
  Bill Monroe
Prescott Council to make final decision on whether or not to appeal benefits for hotshot widows.

The Prescott City Council could take action on a Safety Personnel Retirement System Board decision. In May, the Board voted to grant retirement benefits to the family of Andrew Ashcraft, one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire 1 year ago yesterday. Last month most Council members stated they wouldn’t support appealing that decision. The special meeting starts at 3 this afternoon in Council chambers, located on South Cortez Street.

With Fiscal Year 2015 starting today, the Town of Dewey-Humboldt could have a budget in place. Last week, Council held off on a decision on the 4 million dollar budget due to unresolved issues. Town Manager Yvonne Kimball says with adoption at 6:30 tonight, staff will proceed with publication of the budget book and other posting tasks that are required by law. Also during tonight’s voting session, Council will discuss contacting APS about doing a property inventory and legal advice regarding water issues. The meeting will be held in Council chambers on Highway 69.