Bill's Daily Roundup: No More False Alarms

28 September 2010  
Sundogs announce new ownership group, and the Prescott City Council considers what to do about false alarms.

suttles_billThe Arizona Sundogs are scheduled to announce a new ownership group at 1 tomorrow afternoon.  The Sundogs organization will hold a press conference at Tim’s Toyota Center to introduce charter members of the group.  This event will take place in the Club Lounge on the suite level inside the Center.  Fans are encouraged to attend and are asked to enter through the Team Store located at the northwest corner of the Center.  Last April, the Central Hockey League announced the license agreement with the Prescott Valley Hockey Club organization had been terminated, effective immediately. The CHL is overseeing operations of the organization until the transfer to the new ownership group can be completed.

At 2 tomorrow, the Central Yavapai Fire District Board will consider the Fire Chief selection process and items related to Station 58, including professional services and an architect contract.  The meeting will be held at the District Training Center on East Valley Road in Prescott Valley.

Prescott National Forest Fire Specialists have tentatively scheduled prescribed burns this week.  Today 200 acres south of Crown King at Horsethief Basin will be treated and delays are possible on Forest Service Road 52.  Tomorrow through Friday, 500 acres south of Palace Station will be treated and the Yankee Doodle Trail will be closed in the burn area.  Officials note all prescribed fire activity is dependent on personnel availability, weather including ventilation conditions and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Last week, fire officials treated the Horsethief Basin area and the Camp Wood area near Prescott.

Arizona Office of Tourism officials are scheduled to visit Prescott tomorrow morning.  Through its new Outreach Program, the Office will provide communities and businesses an opportunity to learn what the agency offers.  This is also a chance for office staff to learn more about the communities and regions that is represents.  Topics covered include marketing, research, communications and the upcoming Arizona Centennial.  This complimentary session is open to the public.  Registration runs from 7:30 to 8 at the Marriott Residence Inn on Lee Circle in Prescott, with the workshop to follow from 8 to 12:30.

Yavapai County District One Supervisor Carol Springer will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6 tonight.  The meeting will be held at the Seligman School Cafeteria on North Main Street in Seligman and in addition to Springer, County staff members will be on hand to give short presentations on pertinent issues with a question and answer session to follow.

Also at 6 tonight, the Chino Valley Town Council will hold a study session to hear a presentation by external consultants and staff, regarding the restructuring of the town’s debt profile.  The meeting will be held in Council chambers on North Highway 89.

At 6:30, the Dewey-Humboldt Town Council will hold a special meeting at Town Hall on South Highway 69.  Council will consider interim arrangements during the Town Manager vacancy and discussion regarding the recruitment process for a new Town Manager.  One week ago, Council unanimously approved the resignation of former Manager William Emerson.

A Prescott woman has been cited for an animal violation after her pit bulls bit a man.  According to a Police report, the 28 year old victim was running on the trail system at Acker Park on South Mount Vernon Avenue Saturday afternoon.  He noticed 4 dogs that were not leashed and as he approached them, 2 of the dogs attacked him, biting him on the right forearm and the left hand.  The 51 year old female owner took the man to her nearby residence to clean his wounds.  She also told him she would have the dogs quarantined.   As of Sunday, she had not done so, so the victim called Animal Control.  Police responded to Wendy Lee Russell’s residence and impounded the dogs.  The leash law was explained to Russell and she was issued a citation for the dogs that attacked the victim.

A mother and son have been arrested following an assault incident.  Forty-one year old Kristin Fambrough told Prescott Police she got into an altercation with her son, who recently turned 18.   Ryan nave wanted to get some property of his, but she was refusing to give it to him.  When Fambrough came to friend’s house on Alarcon Street to wait for her daughter to get out of Washington School, Nave showed up and they got into an argument that got pretty heated.

Nave allegedly punched the side of her van and she yelled at him about it.  He then pushed her about 3 times so she slapped him in the face.  Nave left before police arrived and Fambrough hid because she has a valid warrant from the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office.   Nave was later located and placed under arrest for criminal damage per domestic violence.  Fambrough was arrested for assault per domestic violence and the outstanding warrant.

A false alarm ordinance will be back before the Prescott City Council at 3 this afternoon.  During previous sessions, Council has discussed the ordinance, which would require all users of identified alarm systems to obtain a user’s permit from the City.   In addition, it would identify specific responsibilities of both alarm users and alarm businesses during the installation, maintenance and use of the alarm systems.  The ordinance also includes a permit fee, and Arizona Alarm Association spokeswoman Maria Malice explains why she supports implementation of that fee:

The Police Department plans on hiring a part time Alarm Coordinator to administer provisions of this ordinance.  Councilwoman Mary Ann Suttles explains she has taken issue with the permit fee and the coordinator:

The meeting will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.  The Water Committee meets at 11 this morning in the Downstairs Conference Room at City Hall to discuss a new report to be prepared by the City.  Council will also hold a workshop at 2 for discussion of the City Wastewater Master Plan.


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