Bill's Daily Roundup: Sales, CWAG Debate, Form-Based Code

12 September 2009  
Bill brings news of two sales: Sharlot Hall's yard sale and the Sundogs sidewalk sale, and CWAG is inviting the public to a debate on Prop 401.

mauerdevriesThe Sharlot Hall Museum is extending its annual yard sale. Representatives note due to the quantity of items being donated for the sale, Museum officials have decided to add a second day of bargain hunting for shoppers. Hours are 8 am to 2 pm tomorrow and noon to 4 on Sunday at the Lawler Exhibit Center. In addition, items not sold on Saturday will be reduced 50 percent on Sunday. Karen Churchill, the Museum’s Assistant Curator of Education says the community’s response to supporting the Museum and its education programs through donations has been overwhelming.

The Arizona Sundogs Team Store will hold a sidewalk sale tomorrow. Officials report in an effort to make room for incoming merchandise for the upcoming season, the Sundogs will hold a sale from 11 to 3 outside the Team Store and Tim’s Toyota Center. Authentic white, black and red jerseys will be marked down 66 percent to 85 dollars and replica black and white jerseys will be marked down nearly 50 percent to 60 dollars. Other select merchandise, including men’s and women’s apparel, youth and infant clothing and novelty items will be marked down anywhere from 10 to 30 percent off the original price. A limited number of new merchandise items will also be introduced during the sale. Defenseman and Assistant Coach Chris Bartalone and Forward Konrad Reeder are scheduled to be in attendance for photos and autographs.

The Citizens Water Advocacy Group will host a Taxpayer Protection Initiative debate tomorrow. The Group will host a debate on the pros and cons of Proposition 401 from 10 to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located on 882 Sunset in Prescott. Taxpayer Protection Committee Chairman Brad DeVries and Treasurer John Danforth will present the pros and Prescott Chamber of Commerce CEO David Maurer will present the cons. With voter approval in November, the initiative would change the city charter to require a public vote for most city projects with a value of 40 million dollars or more.

The Prescott Form Based Code Committee meets at 10 Monday morning. Community Planner Wendell Hardin will give an overview of the history of zoning, including various types. Committee Chairman Len Scamardo will define the scope of the group, including being comprehensive in nature and targeted neighborhoods. Scamardo will also define the next steps and task responsibilities, such as the next meeting, tasks to be completed and additional required presentations. The meeting will be held in the downstairs conference room at City Hall.

Also on Monday, the Central Yavapai Fire District Board meets at 2 for consideration of ratification of a Department of Homeland Security Grant, a new fire protection grant, fiscal year 2010 goals and intergovernmental agreements with other fire districts for fire apparatus maintenance and repair. The meeting will be held at the District Training Center on East Valley Road in Prescott Valley.

The Prescott Valley World Arts Festival runs from 10 to 7 tomorrow. This free event will feature music all day long, with the grand finale featuring Elvis and the Legends of Rock and Roll, with special guests Elton John and Tina Turner at 5. Town staff has petitioned for a world record for the largest single piece of art created by the most artists. Between 11 and 1, all members of the public are invited to dip their toes, fingers or provided props in pools of non-toxic, washable paint and apply it to a 40 by 60 foot piece of canvas. The festival will also feature arts, crafts, food vendors, a beer garden and a wine tasting venue for adults. There will also be free family art activities, such as a kite making contest, a make and take tent and a giant chess contest. The Family Arts Festival will be held on the Town Civic Center grounds.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is scheduled to perform blasting work tonight. ADOT is repaving the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 from Sunset Point to Black Canyon City. The project also includes excavation of adjacent slopes to reduce the danger of rocks falling onto the roadway. One of the slopes north of the Bumble Bee turnoff will have to be blasted. A test blast has been scheduled for 9 tonight.

The southbound lanes of I-17 will be closed at Sunset Point for a maximum of 30 minutes. After the blast, crews will resume their normal paving schedule. During paving operations, the roadway is restricted to one lane and vehicles are guided through the construction zone by a pilot car.

The Prescott Valley Town Council has approved 2 intergovernmental agreements with the Yavapai County Flood Control District. Public Works Director Norm Davis told Council last night the Town cooperates with the District yearly through agreements to design and construct storm water management projects that benefit the Town. Funding for the Robert Road and Western Boulevard area totals 650 thousand dollars. Another agreement that is also with the Town of Dewey-Humboldt is for improvements to the highway 169 area. Davis explains what the time frame is for these projects:

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Davis says the Town has received funding in the past for similar projects:

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Also during last night’s voting session, Council gave preliminary approval to revised animal control fees and approved an amendment to a Town Engineer agreement and a contract for Lakeshore Drive improvements.


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Lynne LaMaster