Pavement remediation is occurring on Demerse Avenue in Prescott. Traffic control is in effect from Delano Avenue to Montebello Lane for the purpose of repaving a section of defective asphalt pavement and adjusting utility covers to finish grade. City officials note the purpose of this project is to reconstruct Demerse from Whetstine Avenue to Montebello. The project includes new concrete curbs, asphalt pavement, upgrade of the old water system and installation of drainage and pedestrian access improvements. Spire Engineering substantially completed construction on May 25th, 2010, however due to some defective asphalt, pavement remediation was necessary on a portion of the project. This work includes selective milling, paving and utility adjustments. A claim was filed against the City for delays and utility conflicts and a settlement agreement was executed last November. Spire had originally intended to perform the corrective work from May 20th to the 27th, but instead this work started yesterday and is expected to be complete by June 10th.
A three thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of today’s Catch-22 suspect. According to Prescott Police, 34 year old Joel Medina Ortiz murdered 23 year old Daniel Cook while at an East Gurley Street motel on October 28th, 2006. Medina-Ortiz is described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. Anyone who has information on this Catch-22 suspect should call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 with the information within 90 days of this broadcast, or send a text to 411247.
The Stoneridge Community Facilities District Board will consider items related to the Community Center and a lease agreement. According to District Manager Larry Tarkowski, Suncor informed Prescott Valley officials it was unable to find a buyer for the Stoneridge development and was pursuing a process of liquidation, including possible bankruptcy. An arrangement has been worked out that would allow conveyance of the Community Center to the Stoneridge Community Facilities District. The District in turn will temporarily lease the Center to the Homeowners Association for exclusive use and management. The meeting will be held in the Town Library Auditorium on Civic Circle at 5:30 tonight and will be followed by a Council study session, which will include discussion on change orders and annual contracts.