Bill's Daily Roundup: Kiosks for Parking, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

13 August 2010  
Bill's daily roundup includes information about the new Yavapai County Community Health Center in Cottonwood, new kiosks for parking at parks, and more.  


A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Yavapai County Community Health Center in Cottonwood will be held Monday morning.  Opening remarks will be held in the Board of Supervisors’ meeting room on South 6th Street and light refreshments will be served.  Comments will be video cast to the Fair Street meeting room in Prescott.  A public hearing will follow the ceremony on the primary and secondary property tax rates at 9.  Also during its voting session, the Board will go into a closed executive session to discuss the Villas at Beaver Creek before reconvening into open session to consider abandonment of the final plat and reversion of the planned area development zoning to the underlying zoning districts for this project.  This matter was deferred during meetings in June and July.

Parking fee payment kiosks are scheduled to begin operation in Prescott this Monday.  According to Parks and Recreation Director Debbie Horton, cash, coin, credit cards or an annual pass code are acceptable means of payment at Watson, Willow and Goldwater Lakes.  Horton adds a stamped receipt is valid for parking at any of the City’s participating lakes or trailheads for the entire day, but cautions failure to pay citations will be issued carrying a 20 dollar fine.   During a July 27th meeting, City Council approved fees that include 20 park visits for 20 dollars, 60 visits for 40 dollars and unlimited entry for a year from the date of issue for 80 dollars.  In keeping with the Prescott National Forest’s schedule, Wednesdays will be Free Fee Days at the kiosk sites.  The Peavine and Sundog Trailhead kiosk is scheduled to go live later this month.

Prescott College President Kristin Woolever will speak on the unique opportunities of the present for the College to build on its strengths and shape its future as it moves into the initial development stages of a 10 year strategic plan.  Woolever will also share her vision for the future and provide a forum for others to participate in this early visioning process as part of the Master of Arts Colloquium, which runs this Saturday from 5:30 to 7 at the College’s Crossroads Center on Grove Avenue.  College officials note this event will also include presentations by dozens of currently enrolled graduate students, advisors and faculty across the Master of Arts Program’s 5 areas:  Education, Counseling and Psychology, Adventure Education, Humanities and Environmental Studies.

District One Representative Ann Kirkpatrick is scheduled to visit Prescott Valley on Monday morning.  Kirkpatrick is scheduled to visit NEST Energy Systems on North 3rd Street at 10:15 to announce new resources to create renewable energy manufacturing jobs in Prescott Valley.  The Congresswoman will meet with community and business leaders to discuss assistance this manufacturing company will receive to expand its production of cutting edge technologies and what can be done to help create renewable energy jobs in Yavapai County and throughout the district.

Prescott Valley Mayor Harvey Skoog has been appointed to the Arizona Homeland Security Senior Advisory Committee.  Town officials report Governor Jan Brewer has made the appointment to the Committee, which is composed of state and local officials involved in homeland security as set forth in the Arizona Revised Statutes and Federal Homeland Security Grant Program guidance.  Many of the Committee members play key roles in the management and administration of Federal, State, Local and Tribal sources of funding and other resources that can be coordinated with Federal Homeland Security grants.  Skoog says he’s glad to be a part of this Committee and what led to the appointment:

The Committee will meet on a quarterly basis at the State Capitol in Phoenix starting September 1st.


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