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Bill's Roundup: Stoneridge Reaches Agreement for Community Center

04 June 2011  
Lots happening this weekend, and Stoneridge reaches an agreement regarding the Community Center.

billstoneridgeThe Stoneridge Community Facilities District Board has approved conveyance of that development’s Community Center and a lease agreement with the Homeowners Association. As part of a special meeting last night, Town Council members, acting as the Board, approved a resolution that includes paying off the debt of a 14.8 million dollar bond. Center rent payments of over 168 thousand dollars annually will be used to pay off that debt. Town Attorney Ivan Legler told the audience of concerned residents at the meeting this is not a settlement with developer Suncor:

Greg Huber, Legal Counsel for the Homeowners Association, says the board made the right decision:

Suncor must also pay nearly 1 million dollars towards the bond fund, minus a more than 161 thousand dollars made towards the April bond payment.

Downtown Prescott Valley will host numerous activities this weekend. The 6th annual Main Street Faire, which is a benefit for CASA Meals on Wheels, runs from 2 to 6 today, 9 to 5 tomorrow and 9 to 4 Sunday in the Downtown Entertainment District. Arts and crafts vendors will have items available for purchase, including jewelry, pottery and ceramics. Non-profit organizations will have informational booths set up. Freedom Station will host a School’s Out Party from 4 to 11 tonight and at Tim’s Toyota Center from 8 to 3 today and tomorrow, the Biggest Yard Sale in Town will be held. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food donations. An open competition for Prescott Valley Idol will be held downtown at 6 tomorrow night. Six winners will be chosen to participate in the final competition.

A Prescott Valley man has been arrested after a brief standoff with a Police SWAT team. On Wednesday night just after 5, Prescott Valley Police responded to the 7500 block of Summit Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. Officers could hear 52 year old Fred Lundy yelling inside the residence and allegedly making statements he wanted to die in suicide by cop. A short time later, Lundy exited the residence and threatened officers with a large knife. Sergeant Brandon Bonney says it’s fortunate no one was injured:

Lundy retreated back into the home and refused to leave, but after 1 hour he surrendered to SWAT personnel and was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and 2 counts of disorderly conduct, criminal damage and threatening and intimidating, all per domestic violence.

A 21 year old Cottonwood resident has been arrested following an alleged hit and run accident. According to Cottonwood Police, late Wednesday evening just before 9, 75 year old Matthew Busich was struck and killed by a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 260 and East Fir Street. Witness reports indicate Busich had left his vehicle and began walking into the northbound lanes of traffic on 260, apparently to retrieve an item that had fallen from his vehicle. As he did so, a vehicle traveling northbound on a green light struck him head on. The driver, Arecely Romero continued to drive away after the collision and did not stop to assist or render aid. Preliminary estimates show Romero was traveling under 30 miles per hour and there is no indication she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She has been arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a Class 3 felony.

The Arizona Sundogs are losing their Vice President of Communications. Today is the last day for Shane Ferraro, who has served as Vice-President of Communications since the start of Sundogs Hockey. Ferraro has acted as the primary media contact for the Club and he supervised the team’s Game Operations and Broadcast Departments. He was named the 2008 Central Hockey League Communications Executive of the Year and was a finalist for that award in 2009 and 2010. Ferraro explains what his future plans are:

The Sundogs are also losing one of their CHL opponents, as the League recently announced the Colorado Eagles have exercised their right to leave the League pursuant to a settlement agreement. The Sundogs swept the Eagles in 4 games en route to their first President’s Cup in 2008. The Eagles returned to the Finals this season, losing 4 games to 3 to the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, who knocked the Sundogs out of the Playoffs in April.

The 3rd annual Woof Down Lunch will be held at the Prescott Courthouse Plaza from 10 to 3 tomorrow. United Animal Friends is hosting this fundraiser, which will feature local bands, pet talent contests, kid activities, numerous raffles, dog adoptions, a dog parade, demonstrations in dog obedience and exhibitions by the Prescott Police K-9 unit. During yesterday’s Q and A with Sandy Moss on KQNA 1130 AM and 99.9 FM, spokeswoman Tobi Frost explained what attendees will receive with a 20 dollar donation:

The 22nd annual Custom Comp and Cruise Car Show runs from 9 to 2 tomorrow at the Courthouse Square and Road 1 South will be featured as part of the Downtown Summer Concert Series at 6:30 tonight and Sky Daddy and the Pop Rockets will perform at 6:30 tomorrow night.

Prescott Youth Football and Cheer will host a fundraising event at Matt’s Saloon on historic Whiskey Row. A youth cheer camp wrapped up at Prescott High School yesterday and at 2 Sunday afternoon, the annual Jamaica Me Crazy event will feature Jamaican band Grantman and the Island Beat, a dance floor with sand, food and raffle prizes. For more information on this event, go online to prescottyouthfootball.com.

In Mayer, the High Country District will present the Colin MacDiarmid Timed Benefit Run. Entry fees are 20 dollars per bike and 5 dollars per extra rider. Sign up is at 9 tomorrow morning and a map for a timed ride will be given at sign-up. The 1st Place prize is 250 dollars and 2nd Place is 100. This event starts at Smokin’ Harleys Steakhouse on South Highway 69 and 25 percent of the event proceeds will be donated. 100 percent of donations and monetary proceeds will go to the Colin MacDiarmid Fund. MacDiarmid, a Prescott Valley resident, was seriously injured following a collision with an SUV last month.

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