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Bill's Daily Roundup: Field Trips, Paid and Volunteer Positions Available

21 April 2011  
Field trip for the Prescott Valley Town Council tonight.

billyccThe Prescott Valley Town Council will not hold a study session at the Library Auditorium at 5:30 tonight. Instead, Council will depart the Auditorium for a field trip to see the Tank Farm located north of Castle Canyon Mesa, the Glassford Hill Trail and the Stoneridge multi-use path.

From 6:30 to 7:30 tonight, the Youth Conservation Corps will host an informational meeting on the Summer Program for teens ages 16 to 18. Program applicants are required to attend an information meeting and they should be accompanied by one or both parents or a legal guardian. The meeting will be held in the Bradshaw Mountain High School cafeteria on Long Look Drive. Completed applications must be received by the Yavapai County Education Service Agency by May 20th.

Today is the last day to apply for a Yavapai County Citizen Advisory Committees. County officials recently wrapped up kick-off meetings for the Comprehensive Plan update, and now members are being sought for Citizens’ Plan Committees. The committees will consist of diverse geographic and demographic representation, each one will have 9 members and a 12 month commitment is required from participants. Committee members will collaborate with staff, assist in formulating policies and implementing strategies and attend meetings and workshops. Applications are available on the County’s website, co.yavapai.az.us. They must be returned to the Prescott office at 500 South Marina Street or the Cottonwood Office on 10 South 6th Street.

The Town of Chino Valley is seeking applicants for various boards and committees. There are vacancies on the Parks and Recreation and Senior Center Advisory Boards for 2 year terms that will end on June 30th, 2013. The Transit Advisory Committee has 4 initial positions that will expire on September 30th, 2012 and 3 other initial positions to expire on September 30th, 2013. The Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors has a 6 year term that expires on June 30th, 2017 while the Municipal Property Corporation Board of Directors has a 3 year term that expires on June 30th, 2014. Citizens can obtain applications for these positions at Town Hall on West Palomino Road or online at chinoaz.net under online forms. The application should be submitted with a brief resume or summary that describes relevant experience.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, with the first review to occur on May 9th.

The City of Prescott’s Office of Tourism is posting strong numbers. City officials report the latest bed tax report is continuing a very positive trend, showing the 7th consecutive month of bed tax increases. The March report indicates an increase of nearly 19 percent over the same month last year. It is also encouraging to note the PKF Consulting report from February shows Prescott continues to enjoy positive growth in occupancy and revenue per available room, compared to the City’s primary competitive destinations. Officials add the March tax collections reflect sales from February and these numbers were bolstered significantly by the Arizona Interscholastic Association tournaments. More information on the bed tax numbers is available online at cityofprescott.net.

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