While Monday may be a day off for some, it’s a day on for others. Arizona Serve of Prescott will be performing work on various projects throughout the Quad Cities area on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. During a live appearance on Monday’s Talk of the Town on KQNA 1130 AM and 95.5 and 99.9 FM, Americorps Vista leader Sara Haber explained where these projects will be taking place. Haber says Monday will start with the Prescott Martin Luther king Junior Day Peace and Justice March around the Courthouse Plaza.
Interested residents and visitors can participate in the projects or the March. More information is available at arizonaserve.org. On Monday night at 6, St. Luke Ebony Christian Church on Turquoise Circle in Dewey-Humboldt will host a special program. The scheduled guest speaker is Melissa Fryrear, who has served as Executive Director of a biblically based counseling ministry in Kentucky. Also on Martin Luther King Junior Day, Yavapai Regional and Cottonwood Area Transit will run bus service as normal.
A reminder to turn around, don’t drown when approaching a flooded area. On Wednesday night at 6:30, Sedona Fire District crews responded to a car in the water in Oak Creek. The driver was attempting to cross a low water bridge that was under water. That person was safely removed by Fire District and Technical Rescue crews. Yavapai County was under a flash flood warning earlier this week. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 6 inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and potential stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles and 2 feet of rushing water will carry away most vehicles, including SUV’s and pickup trucks.
It’s going to cost a little more to get a development permit in Yavapai County. Last month, the Board of Supervisors approved an adjusted fee schedule that went into effect Monday. Permit types that don’t require fees include building clearances that are exempt from permit requirements, a change of use with no remodel, repair or alterations and amended plot plans.
The types of permits that have a 10 dollar fee include fences and retaining walls, change of commercial use, a supplemental master plan, septic repair or minor land divisions. Twenty dollar fees will be charged for such uses as 3 or more residential family units, new commercial buildings or manufactured homes, workshops and additions, alterations, repairs or renovations to existing residential buildings. The 10 dollar fee is for permits being issued to any residential or commercial unit. The 20 dollar fee is for residential or commercial uses that require plan review. More information on the updated fee schedule is available at yavapai.us.
A Prescott attorney has been suspended for allegedly lying to a judge and mismanaging a family trust. James Jolley, also known as Andy Jolley had been hired as a Successor Counsel in a family trust fraud case. According to the State Bar of Arizona, it was alleged the family wrongfully transferred funds of a vulnerable woman to them and their children. Prior Counsel provided a summary accounting that listed 75 thousand dollars, which the client had received prior to the woman’s death. Jolley was paid 7 thousand dollars and he reportedly deposited the remaining 63 thousand dollars in his trust account. He was paid an additional 5 thousand dollars. He misled the court by indicating the full amount was in his trust account, when only 58 thousand remained. It wasn’t until 3 years later Jolley disclosed the full amount wasn’t there. He supposedly made other misstatements to the State Bar during its investigation. Jolley’s 6 month suspension goes into effect next Tuesday. He’s also been ordered to pay 12 hundred dollars in costs and expenses incurred by the State Bar.