Bill's Newscast: More Pickleball Courts

16 October 2018  
The Prescott Pickleball Association needs more courts!

Residents who live in the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Districts can share their comments on a proposed merger.

On August 16th, the 2 districts each approved resolutions to consider a merger. According to Board Clerk Dave Curtis, the Districts have been functioning as the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority since July 2016. Officials say the merger would essentially dissolve the taxing entities of both districts and establish a common entity. The agreement that establishes the authority would be dissolved since it would no longer be necessary. There would be no increase or change in areas served by the proposed new district. There will also be no new areas annexed into the new district as a result of the proposed merger. A public hearing on this effort is scheduled for 6:30 tonight at the Phillip England Center Cafeteria, located on Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde. Information on the pros and cons of the proposal will be presented.

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meets at 6:30 tonight to consider a letter of support for a project intended to reduce the risk of wildfire.

The Greater Prescott Area Community Protection Program is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, the National Resource Conservation Service, the Arizona State Land Department and private landowners. It involves fuels treatment in the Prescott, Walker, Groom Creek, Crown King and the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Reservation. In the letter, Town officials state as the citizens of Dewey-Humboldt were directly impacted by the Goodwin Fire last year, they can’t think of a more needed and worthy project than the proposed Community Protection Program. The Council meeting will be held in Town Hall on Highway 69.

Watch for delays on I-17 in the Bumble Bee Road area and on Miller Valley Road in Prescott due to construction.

ADOT crews are scheduled to perform this work near the Old Black Canyon Highway tonight into tomorrow morning. Southbound I-17 will have the right lane closed near Bumble Bee Road from 6 pm to 6 am. Drivers are asked to slow down in the area and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

The City of Prescott and contractor ALC Underground have started a utility improvements project.

Improvements include the installation of a new water line along Miller Valley Road, from Rodeo Drive to near Schemmer Drive. A new drainage culvert is also being installed from the Schemmer intersection, crossing Miller Valley and ending at Miller Creek. As of Sunday night, crews have started sawcutting the roadway and installing new water main. Work hours are 6 pm to 5 am today through Thursday.

The Prescott Pickleball Association is seeking a donation from Yavapai County to help cover construction expenses for an upcoming project.

The Association is plans on adding fencing, gates for 4 courts and a new concrete walkway from the current courts at Pioneer Park to a new bathroom facility. The goal is to raise 115 thousand dollars as part of a campaign that also includes funds for new courts. The City of Prescott has donated 30 thousand dollars and 10 thousand dollars in other donations has been received. Peg Travers, President of the Prescott Pickleball Association, is scheduled to make a presentation to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors at 9 tomorrow morning. The meeting will be held in the Verde Valley Complex on South 6th Street in Cottonwood.

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