Wildfire near 89A contained to 6 acres.
No injuries or structure damage are being reported after a wildfire burns 6 acres in the area of highway 89A. According to Verde Valley Fire District officials, the fire started at around 10:45 Tuesday morning between Jerome and Clarkdale. Crews were able to keep it from spreading further. There were 2 homes threatened but they were protected by fire crews. The Cottonwood Fire and Medical and Jerome Fire Departments, the Cottonwood and Clarkdale Police Departments and the Verde Valley Ambulance Company assisted with this incident. Eighty-nine A was closed for an hour and a half while personnel were on scene. Meanwhile, on Monday the Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department responded to the Transfer Station on West Mingus Avenue for a report of a trailer fire. The fire produced a large amount of smoke that was visible throughout the Cottonwood area. It took firefighters almost 2 hours to completely put out the blaze. Initial investigation has smoldering material discarded in garbage and deposited at the Transfer Station as the probable cause.
Development Agreement for Terrace Apartments in PV.
The Prescott Valley Town Council meets at 5:30 tonight to discuss the development agreement for the Terrace Apartments. According to Town Attorney Ivan Legler, the new purchasers of the apartments on Glassford Hill have expressed concerns over provisions in the May 2001 development agreement. Because the original developers conveyed to a third party the property on which a second phase would have been built, the new purchasers have been reluctant to close on their transaction. Town staff has historically indicated an unwillingness to simply waive the requirement, but has encouraged purchase of the Phase 2 property for donation back to the Town as open space. That effort has been unsuccessful. The purchasers are now proposing to pay 50 thousand dollars in return for the Town of Prescott Valley signing a written release removing them of any responsibility to construct Phase 2. The release would also acknowledge the 26 acres of required open space that have already been conveyed to the town. The Council meeting will be held in the Library Auditorium, located on Civic Circle.
Hear from the Candidates in Dewey
Dewey-Humboldt residents can hear from the candidates running for Town Council in the August 28th Primary Election. The League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai County is hosting a candidate forum at 6 tonight. There are 7 candidates for 4 seats. Incumbent Mayor Terry Nolan is facing challenger and Councilwoman Victoria Wendt. As a result of Wendt not running for her seat, there will be at least 1 new council member. Mark McBrady and Doug Treadaway are running for reelection, but they are facing challengers Karen Brooks, Lynn Collins and Nancy Wright. Yavapai County Supervisor Tom Thurman is moderating the Town Council forum, which will be held at the Cherry Creek Ranch Event Center, located at Highway 169 and Foothill Drive.