Prescott Valley’s long time Library Director retired at the end of 2017, and now Cottonwood’s Library Director has done the same. Vanessa Ward was hired 22 years ago as a Conversion Aid. She then became the Library Coordinator and began supervising the Adult Services Department. In 2009, Ward started overseeing the Youth Services Department and 2 years later, she became Library Director after John O’Neill retired. In 2014, she was named the City of Cottonwood’s Employee of the Year. Last Friday, Ward was surrounded by City Staff, Library patrons and area dignitaries as she said farewell on her last day. When Prescott Valley Library Director Stuart Mattson retired at the end of last year, he had put in 30 years of service with the town.
Telecommunications in PV
The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to consider a site lease for a new telecommunications facility. Back in 2015, Verizon had approached Allynx with a proposal to put the facility in the Town Public Works yard on Laredo Drive. According to Deputy Town Manager Ryan Judy, a number of issues had to be resolved, primarily that this location had previously been included in a lease for financing of Town facilities. Those issues have been cleared up and Allynx has entered into a sublease with Verizon for that space for a 5 year period, and is proposing a lease with the Town for nearly 15 hundred dollars a month. Following the first 5 years, that amount would increase 15 percent for every 5 year renewal. The Town Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium on Civic Circle.
Lace up your running shoes, a Fun Run to benefit a good cause is this weekend. The 2nd annual Winter Fun Run starts at 9 Saturday morning at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, located on Sheldon Street in Prescott. Early registration costs 20 dollars and is available by calling (928) 583-7204. Registration on the day of the 3 and a half mile run is 25 dollars. Food and drinks will be provided after the run. All proceeds benefit U.S. Vets Prescott, which houses homeless veterans throughout northern Arizona. In January 2003, U.S. Vets opened its doors and since that time, it has provided housing, employment and mental health services to more than 21 hundred veterans in northern Arizona.
P&Z in DH
The Dewey-Humboldt Planning and Zoning Commission could be under new leadership. At 6 tonight, Commission members will hold an election for Chair and Vice-Chair. The current Chairman is Victor Hambrick and Jeff Siereveld is the Vice-Chair. Terms run for 1 year. The Commission will also hear a presentation on General Plan elements. The Plan was adopted in 2009 and an update will go into effect in January of next year. The Plan is used to maintain and improve the town. Current General Plan elements include Land use, Circulation, Cost of Development, Open Space and Trails, Environmental Planning and Water Resources. The Dewey-Humboldt Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.