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Yavapai County Board of Supervisors recognizes longterm employee.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will be honoring a longtime employee.  At 9 tomorrow morning, the Supervisors will make a presentation to Public Works Director Byron Jaspers, who is retiring February 18th.  Jaspers has been with the County for 23 years.  He had served as Assistant Director of Operations before he was appointed Public Works Director in 2010.  Flood Control District Director Dan Cherry will become the new Public Works Director as of February 1st.  The Board meeting will be held in the Verde Valley Administrative Services Building on South 6th Street in Cottonwood.   

Chino Valley has Coffee with the Mayor

The Town of Chino Valley has kicked off its new community meetings with town officials.  Coffee with the Mayor and Town Manager made its debut last Wednesday at Overflow Coffee on Highway 89.  During a live appearance on yesterday’s Talk of the Town on KQNA, Mayor Darryl Croft explained what the main topics were that residents wanted to talk about. Croft says residents also have concerns over multiple sanitation companies making trash pickups all over town. Officials are expected to announce the dates and times of future Coffee with the Mayor and Town Manager sessions soon.   

Yavapai County talks jail tax

Yavapai County voters will have more time to get their ballots in for the Jail District Sales Tax extension.  The Board of Supervisors, acting as the Jail District Board, has moved the quarter cent sales tax election from March 13th to May 15th .  According to Supervisor Rowle Simmons, a technical error has prompted the move.  The tax was first approved in 2000 by almost 70 percent of the voters.  Supervisor Jack Smith explains why an extension is needed. Smith says there are some concerns over this tax. Deputy County Attorney Jack Fields says there are resources available for any residents who have questions on the jail tax extension. Fields explains this is a critical tax. Smith discussed the extension during a Coffee Chat session last Wednesday and the Prescott Valley Town Council meeting Thursday.  He has scheduled a community meeting for 5:30 tonight at Stepping Stones on 2nd Street in Prescott Valley.  County Supervisor Craig Brown is scheduled to discuss the tax extension at 7 tomorrow night at the Ash Fork Development Association facility on West Lewis Avenue.  

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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