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May 16th Prescott Update with Mayor Phil Goode

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Prescott Mayor Phil Goode discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona.

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Here is the update for May 16, 2022:

  • Crooks Fire Update
  • Defensible Space For Your Home
  • Heat Awareness Week In Arizona
  • Prescott City Council Update
  • Road Construction Projects

Crooks Fire Update

Both Upper Goldwater Lake and Watson Lake have been reopened after the closures related to the Crooks Fire. There will continue to be restricted areas, so be sure to check with the Forest Service before traveling into the forest area.  Excellent progress has been made with the Crooks Fire and Forest Service expects to have final containment this week. Various after fire operations will continue to take place. A special thanks to our local firefighters and those they came from across the country to help our communities bring the Crooks Fire to a final conclusion with minimal damage to our area.

Defensible Space For Your Home

As you know, there have been several other wildfires in Yavapai County in recent years, and we cannot predict when or where the next one will occur. But what we do know is that you have a better chance of saving your home and belongings if you create a defensible space around your home and adopt fire wise practices. I want to encourage you not to put this off, but to do it now.

Click here to learn more about defensible space and safe guarding your home.

Heat Awareness Week In Arizona

Heat Awareness Week in Arizona is next week, May 23-27. Did you know that Phenix reached 102 degrees this month for the first time in 2022? Thankfully, here in Prescott we have not gotten that warm yet this year, but we usually do have a few 100 degree and higher days in the summer. An important reminder is not to leave children or pets in hot cars with a windows rolled up or even crack slightly. In Arizona, on average, two children die every year from being left in hot cars. It’s also dangerous to leave your pets in a hot vehicle as certain dog breeds, like pugs and bulldogs, are even more likely to die when trapped in a hot car.

Prescott City Council Update

Last week during the voting meeting, the Prescott City Council took several actions: View the full Regular Voting Meeting Notes Here

  1. We approved selling the city owned McCormick Street property to the Founding Fathers Collective. The conceptual development plan they put forth is impressive and will greatly contribute to the downtown area and Granite Creek Corridor plan. The $466,000 sale proceeds will be used to pay down the cost of the new City Hall building at Montezuma and Sheldon Streets.
  2. The council approved an intergovernmental agreement with Prescott Valley and Yavapai County to preserve Glassford Hill and create a regional park. Once created, it will provide many more outdoor recreation areas for Prescott, Prescott Valley and the greater community. This agreement allows for the purchase of approximately 3,300 acres of Arizona State Trust Land over the next ten years. The land will be designated as open space and will further extend the current open space property in the Granite Dells.
  3. The council voted to approve an annexation of the Cactus Ranch Mobile Home Community area. This is an existing 52 unit manufactured home park, which is next to the National Veteran’s Cemetery. This annexation will help to ensure that Cactus Ranch has a reliable water service and sewer connections for those who live within the park. In return, the city will receive a 26 1/2 acre feed water credit for the required abandonment of current wells. The estimated demand for water is 6.4 acre feet per year.

Road Construction Projects

Most people, when they think of seasons, they think of winter, spring, summer or fall. However, in Arizona, we have a few other seasons that we observe. Right now we’re in the middle of road construction and maintenance season. Every year the city spends thousands of dollars on seal coating projects which help to preserve the life of the pavement for many years. On May 18th and 19th, they’ll be working on North Montezuma between Sheldon and Willis Streets from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lane Restrictions and detours will be in effect, so plan for travel delays or simply avoid the area for these two days.

Check the following website for all road work currently in progress and planned for the City of Prescott:

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