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Bill's Newscast: Council Positions Open in Prescott Valley

04 January 2018  
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Clarkdale water main replacement project

The Town of Clarkdale has ended 2017 with completion of a water main replacement project.  The project was completed last month with the final pieces of more than 100 year old water lines and the final sections of new water mains put into place.  Town officials say the goal of this project is to reduce service outages, minimize discolored water issues, cut down on water loss due to system leaks and improve fire protection in the area.  The project started in September 2016 and has resulted in the replacement of more than 18 thousand feet of aging water lines with new 12 and 8 inch water mains.  Fire hydrants in lower Clarkdale are now active.  The Town of Clarkdale teamed with Arizona Northern Equipment, the Water Infrastructure Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on this project. 

Council positions open for candidates

Materials for Prescott Valley residents seeking to fill a Council position are now available. Potential candidates can call the Town Clerk’s office at 759-3028 to schedule an appointment to pick up a packet and nominating forms and to meet with the Town Clerk. Candidates must be voters at the time of filing their nomination papers, must be 18 or older and must have lived in the town for a year prior to the election.  A person who has been convicted of a felony may not serve as a Councilmember unless his or her civil rights have been restored. Mayor Harvey Skoog has announced he won’t be seeking reelection and Councilwoman Jodi Rooney isn’t running again because she’s seeking a Legislative seat. Councilman Michael Whiting’s seat will be contested as well.   The deadline to return completed paperwork is May 30th.  The Primary Election is scheduled for August 28th and the General Election is November 6th, if necessary. 

Maintenance work and road construction

Watch for delays on Highway 89 and Demerse Avenue and Ruth Street due to maintenance work and construction.  City of Prescott street maintenance crews will be crack sealing the pavement on Demerse between Douglas and Whetstine Avenues, and on Ruth from Whetstine to Whipple today through Friday.  A flagger will be on site.  Work hours are 6 am to 3 pm.   Meanwhile, over on Highway 89, crews are performing earthwork and extending the existing drainage culverts.   Work is taking place between the Highway 89A and Pioneer Parkway Interchange and Granite Dells.  

One lane of traffic will be open in both directions at all times, but drivers are asked to be aware of lane restrictions, reduced speeds, flaggers and heavy equipment accessing the work zone.  Work hours are 7 am to 7 pm today through Saturday.  

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