Bill's Newscast: DH Looks for Permanent Town Manager

11 September 2017  
Wanted: Town Manager

Dewey-Humboldt seeking a new Town Manager

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meets at 2 tomorrow afternoon to discuss the search for a permanent Town Manager. Town staff is recommending at least a 20 day advertisement, but no more than 30 days. Staff is also recommending advertising with the International City Managers Association, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and on the Town’s website. Council members will need to come up with a salary range. The current salary is 80 thousand dollars, but the Interim Town Manager is making 78 thousand. Staff believes a range of 70 to 90 thousand dollars would provide negotiating room. Also up for discussion is the Town Manager’s work schedule. All staff members work 4 ten hour days, but 5 eight hour days would provide more coverage. The special Dewey-Humboldt Council meeting will be held in Town Hall, located on Highway 69.

Yavapai College meets and plans

The Yavapai College District Governing Board will be doing some planning. The Board is meeting in its annual retreat from 9 am to 4 pm today at the Hassayampa Inn on Gurley Street in Prescott. Discussion items include the Ownership Linkage Plan, which includes an Environmental Scan and the results of a District wide survey. Tom Hughes, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, will present the Scan, which includes trends and challenges of higher education. Hughes will also present the preliminary results of the survey. College President Penny Wills will present the results of recent Community Conversation sessions. A summary of today’s retreat will be presented at tomorrow’s College Governing Board meeting, which starts at 1 at the Sedona Center on Arts Village Drive. At 3:45, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the renovated facility. A tour of the Center will follow.

Proposed annexation in Prescott

The Prescott City Council will hear a presentation on a proposed property annexation at 1 tomorrow afternoon. According to City Manager Michael Lamar, the property is located in the vicinity of the Prescott Airport and Granite Dells Estates. The property is owned by Arizona Eco Development. Since it exceeds the 250 acre trigger, an extensive public review process is required. In November 2005, voters approved the Reasonable Growth Initiative, which requires a majority vote by City Council members for annexations of 250 acres or more for approval. Also during the meeting in Prescott City Council chambers on South Cortez Street, a presentation will be made on the Antelope Hills Golf Course.

At 10 tomorrow morning, Council will meet in a closed session in the Lower Level Conference Room at City Hall. Borrowing from internal funds to pay down the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System will be discussed.

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