Bill's Newscast: Brief Cooling in Weather This Week

21 March 2016  
It will cool down for a couple of days this week

When is an abandoned dog not abandoned?

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meets in special session at 2 tomorrow afternoon to discuss animal regulations. Current Town Code states any impounded dog which is not claimed within 72 hours is considered abandoned.  Last month, Town Council directed staff to find out the reasons for 72 hours and the implications of a 14 day rule.  Staff has found 72 hours is the minimum state statute requirement and adopting the 14 day rule would be cost prohibitive.  Yavapai County Animal Control Sergeant Deb Dean, Town Magistrate Catherine Kelley and Town Attorney Susan Goodwin have been invited to participate in the animal regulations discussion, which will be held in Council Chambers on Highway 69.  

Will the alternative water supply amounts be updated? 

The Prescott Water Issues Committee will hear an update on a water service agreement suspension at 9 tomorrow morning.  Last November, the Prescott City Council approved putting a 90 day suspension in place for alternative water service agreements.  The alternative supply comes from such sources as water withdrawn from lakes and the recharge of treated wastewater.  In 2015, requests for this water exceeded the amount allocated.  Last month, Council extended the suspension to April 5th.  There are certain exceptions, such as applications that have already been received or that the City is contractually obligated to provide water.  The update for the Water Issues Committee will take place in the Lower Level Conference Room at City Hall on South Cortez Street.  

Learn to be a weather spotter!

Learn about becoming a trained weather spotter.  The National Weather Service is looking for volunteers to become weather spotters in the quad cities area.  Spotters help the National Weather Service in issuing timely warnings and documenting the occurrence of severe weather as part of the SKYWARN program.  A free training session takes place at 5 tonight at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Davis Learning Center on Willow Creek Road.  Topics to be discussed include fundamentals of storm structure, identifying potential severe weather features and information to report to the National Weather Service.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tony Merriman is scheduled to conduct the session.   

Spring is here, but she’s wavering a little bit

Spring is officially here, but it may feel a little like winter over the next couple of days.  After a warm day in the Prescott area, a cold front is expected to move in to the Prescott area tomorrow. National Weather Service meteorologist Mark O’Malley says the high country will see a drop in temperatures and gusty winds. Dry and warmer weather is expected Thursday into Easter weekend. 

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