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Prescott Mayor Phil Goode discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook and provided important information for residents of Prescott, Arizona.
Here is the update for October 31, 2022:
- Halloween safety tips
- workers housing
- Restoration of Prescott Creek
- Overlay district near the airport
Halloween safety tips
I know thousands of kids will be playing trick or treating tonight and I hope you have a great time.
I would like to remind everyone to stay safe during today’s activities. Both trick-or-treaters and drivers must be aware of traffic stops and our public safety officers in the area.
Police Chief Amy Bonney and Fire Chief Holger Durre shared Halloween safety tips last week. You can see that on Facebook.
Unfortunately, with the massive influx of illegal drugs being brought across the border into our state, parents need to be extra cautious. Please pay attention to the sweets your child brings home and check them before they eat them. Make sure the candy is sealed, store-bought, and make sure there are no punctures or holes in the wrapper. Local narcotics officers are starting to see colored fentanyl pills that look a lot like candy. Remember that fentanyl is deadly and younger children are particularly at risk.
I have been appointed Board Chair of the Northern Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (NAMWUA) for a term ending July 2023.
NAMWUA’s mission is to combine our expertise and resources in a collaborative effort to secure regional and local water resources for today and the future.
NAMWUA represents many northern Arizona communities including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Flagstaff.
NAMWUA is governed by an Executive Council of elected officials approved by each city or local council. There is also a Technical Advisory Board that meets monthly. Leslie Graser represents Prescott on this committee. Representatives from the Arizona Department of Water Resources also participate in many of the meetings.
The NAMWUA communities are a voice for rural northern Arizona seeking justice when evaluating current or new water supply projects and laws.
I am pleased to have been elected to this office. NAMWUA is an important organization representing the communities of northern Arizona on the critical issues of water use in our state.
NAMWUA promotes water conservation, maintaining high water quality standards and stakeholder input.
During last week’s study session, the council heard presentations on working-class housing – which provided data on housing availability versus incomes for the general working-class population in Prescott. We also heard from our human resources department about the turnover and wages of employees in the city compared to other communities.
The information provided was very significant and the Council will consider what has been presented and what next steps should be taken.
If you haven’t seen the presentation yet, find the link below. I encourage you to watch it. This will help clarify the situation and you will find it of interest.
Restoration of Prescott Creek
During last week’s voting session, the council voted to approve a sidewalk project on Goodwin Street between the Prescott Library and the American Legion. This project will provide an ADA-compliant sidewalk connection on the south side of Goodwin Street, from Marina Street to Pleasant Street. This project starts this week.
The Sundog Trunk Main Phase C2 project in the Miller Creek area was awarded to Fann Contracting on June 22, 2021. The project was initially delayed by 8 months due to material supply problems. Now all road supply and road works are completed.
During construction of the new Sewer Trunk Main at Miller Creek, staff and council were contacted by residents of the Dexter Neighborhood with concerns about landscape restoration for the Miller Creek banks and reconstruction of the trail in the neighborhood. After a public meeting with local residents organized by Public Works, a planning and implementation strategy for restoring vegetation in the creek corridor was developed.
Public Works staff are coordinating restoration work with the Prescott Creeks organization to complete the restoration of the creek, along with our Recreation Services and Fann Contracting staff to reconstruct the trail.
Overlay district near the airport
After several public meetings and open houses regarding the Airport Vicinity Overlay District (AVO), the Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-2 to bring this matter pending resolution of outstanding land use decisions. The council will meet with staff and prosecutors to determine next steps on the matter.
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