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Bill's Newscast: You Still Have Time to Run for School Board!

29 June 2016  
Got a political itch? Run for School Board!

Prescott P&Z considers new apartment development site plans

The Prescott Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 9 tomorrow morning to consider new apartment development site plans. The first plan is for 12 apartments in 3 separate 4 plex buildings in the Prescott Lakes area. The site will be accessible through a private driveway from Willow Lake Road. The second site plan is also for 12 units, but in 6 duplex buildings on Robinson Drive off Gurley Street. The site plan for the Prescott Lakes Villas includes a 200 unit multi-family apartment complex. The 6 separate apartment buildings will be constructed in phases to coincide with the availability of water allocation granted by the Prescott City Council. The 7th building will be a Community Center that will have an indoor pool. Site plans that are approved will be forwarded to City Council for its approval. The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held in Council chambers on South Cortez Street.

Chino Valley’s Budget is in Place

The Town of Chino Valley has its Fiscal Year 2017 Budget in place. On Tuesday night, the Chino Valley Town Council adopted the final budget of nearly 22 million dollars, which is down from the current year’s amount of almost 24 million dollars. Finance Director Joe Duffy has told Council the General Fund balance is increasing by 423 thousand dollars and the Town is receiving 1-time Highway Users Revenue Fund monies totaling 34 thousand dollars. Duffy says department increases include Police recruitment advertising in Human Resources, an additional Chino Valley Police officer and repairs and replacements to the sewer system. Prior to Tuesday’s adoption, Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown praised Duffy and Council on strides the Town has made in recent years to recover from its financial troubles.

You, too, can run for School Board!

There’s still time to get your name on the November 8th ballot if you’re seeking a School Board position. Signature requirements are calculated using voter registration figures from March 1st of this year and vary from district to district. For example, the minimum number of signatures in the Prescott Unified School District is 191, while the minimum in the Chino Valley School District is 63 and the minimum in the Humboldt Unified School District is 149. Prescott and Humboldt have 3 four year seats that will be vacant and there are 4 four-year terms up for grabs in Chino Valley. Humboldt may not have a contested election because so far, only 3 candidates have pulled packets.

The deadline to file all required nomination papers and sufficient petition signatures is August 10th. For more information on all School District elections, visit the Yavapai County Education Service Agency’s website at ycesa.com.

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