Road Construction delays in Cottonwood.
Watch for delays today on 6th Street at Mingus Avenue in Cottonwood. City of Cottonwood officials say drivers traveling on 6th Street between Highway 89A and Mingus Avenue can expect the continued complete road closure of 6th Street near Brian Mickelsen Parkway to Mingus. This is an extension of the current closure for paving operations of the road construction project. The contractor is expected to have 6th Street reopened to traffic by 5 Monday night. Anyone traveling in the area is asked to use Brian Mickelsen Parkway or Aspen Street as a detour around the closure. All local businesses will remain open during construction.
Dewey-Humboldt discusses mandatory planning document.
The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meets in a special session at 2 tomorrow afternoon for discussion on a future planning document. According to Town officials, the 2009 General Plan must be replaced by a new plan or readopted by May of next year. The Town Attorney has provided an opinion on the alternatives, procedures and processes necessary to accomplish getting a new plan in place. This comprehensive document could address updating elements of the current plan and drafting new elements through which to govern and direct the Town’s growth and development. The portions Council will be reviewing involve Town policies, including citizen information and participation activities, claims against the Town and the procedure for filing claims. The Council meeting will be held at Town Hall on Highway 69.
Prescribed burning on the schedule.
Weather conditions permitting, Verde Ranger District Fire Managers are scheduled to do some prescribed burning. Fire Managers plan on burning nearly 3,000 acres 4 miles from the I-17 and Highway 169 junction. Smoke will be visible tomorrow and Wednesday in the immediate areas of the burn activity including 169, portions of the General Crook Trail and the Town of Cherry. Forest visitors are asked to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed burn, as firefighters and related traffic will be in the area. In addition to the weather, all burn activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.