Bill's Newscast: Money For Libraries

15 June 2017  
Road improvements a new City Clerk for Prescott and money for local libraries.

Prescott Valley talks Viewpoint Drive Connector improvements.

The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to discuss Viewpoint Drive Connector improvements. According to Engineering Division Manager Ron Pine, this Fiscal Year budget includes funding to complete construction plans for the Viewpoint Drive Connector between Manley and Roundup Drives. Thirty percent plans were completed 3 years ago and some roadway earthwork construction has been done. This project is funded by the sales tax for roadway improvements as recommended by the 2002 Street Committee Report. Council is being asked to approve a $235K amendment to the Town Engineer agreement to complete design services. The Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.

City of Prescott looks at new City Clerk.

The City of Prescott could have a new City Clerk. At 3 this afternoon, the Prescott City Council will meet in a special session to consider an employment contract with Maureen Scott. According to City Manager Michael Lamar, Scott was interviewed by Council on May 23rd. She has accepted the City’s offer of employment. Scott has 20 years of relevant experience, with the most recent being the City Clerk in Goodyear, Arizona for the last 5 years. Before that, she was the Goodyear Deputy City Clerk for 4 years. With Council approval, she would start as Prescott City Clerk on July 19th at an annual salary of $95K. The Council meeting will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.

State Grant Funds for local libraries

Yavapai County libraries are benefiting from State grant funds. Secretary of State Michelle Reagan has announced $800K in grants will be awarded for various library projects. The Prescott Public Library is getting more than $38K for its You Too! Community Access and Engagement Through Assistive Technology program. The Prescott Valley Public Library is getting funds for 2 programs, $2500 for Programming in a Box and $5000 for Creative Aging at Prescott Valley. The Cottonwood Public Library is receiving $16,700 for its If You Build It, They Will Come program. Yavapai County Free Library District programs that are grant recipients include remedial rescue, over $52K; the Spring Valley Opening Day collection, $15,050 and Story Share, a library outreach program for seniors in care facilities, $20K.

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