Prescott Council discusses water
The Prescott City Council meets at 1 Tuesday afternoon to discuss 2015 water withdrawal and use reports. According to City Water Resources Manager Leslie Graser, several annual reports are required to be submitted to the Arizona Department of Water Resources. For example, residents who pump groundwater from wells must report withdrawals annually. This information allows the agency to determine how much and where water is being used. Users are also required to pay annual fees for groundwater withdrawal and recovery of long-term storage credits. These fees are used to offset the cost of managing these resources and to fund certain projects. Council’s study session on the reports will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.
Craig Brown to run for re-election
Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown has announced he will be seeking reelection in District 4. Brown has stated since his election more than 3 years ago, he has had the privilege of working with many residents to solve problems that cross county, town, city and area boundaries. He cites his accomplishments in the county’s partnerships with local and state agencies. These partnerships have allowed improvements to Willow Creek Road and Highways 89 and 89A. Brown could face a challenger in Prescott resident Charles Dickson, who has pulled a candidate packet. District four includes such communities as Seligman, Ash Fork, Paulden, Chino Valley, Williamson Valley and parts of Prescott and Prescott Valley. The Primary is August 30th and the General Election is November 8th.
Roger Short passes away
A former Prescott Unified School District Superintendent has died. Roger Short served as Superintendent from 1998 to 2001. Prior to that, Short was Williams Unified School District Superintendent from 1987 to 1998. After Short resigned from the Prescott District, he went to work for Northern Arizona University and served as interim Superintendent in the Humboldt Unified School District. He also worked as Director of Membership Services for the Arizona School Boards Association and Executive Director of the Arizona School Administrators group. Short continued to live in Prescott following his retirement in 2010. He passed away last Wednesday and services are at 11 tomorrow morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Fleury Avenue in Prescott. The 70 year old Short is survived by his wife Pat, daughters Megan and Alison and grandsons Maxwell and Zachary.
Boys & Girls Club stays in PV
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona will be staying in Prescott Valley. According to Prescott Valley Deputy Town Manager Ryan Judy, in 1999 Prescott Valley entered into an agreement with the Clubs to lease a building on Loos Drive. Judy explains why a new agreement is needed. Councilman Michael Whiting says there’s been a good partnership between the Clubs and town. Town Council has approved the agreement, which starts April 1st. As part of the agreement, Town staff is preparing an application for grant funds for a building expansion. Judy describes the timeline for this new funding cycle. Whiting explains he’s thankful for all the grant funding the town gets. In 2004, the Clubs went with a month to month lease rather than an extension. Utility costs will be split evenly between the Town and Clubs.