Prescott primary results up for approval by council

PRESCOTT - Only one action item is listed on the Prescott City Council's agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 1: The official canvass of the primary results.

The council's special voting meeting will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday, at Prescott City Hall, 201 S. Cortez St.

Up until the council gives its stamp of approval, the primary results are considered "unofficial final." The council typically canvasses and votes on the results in the week or two after the election.

The unofficial final results indicate the election of a new mayor - Harry Oberg - and three council members, Jim Lamerson, Billie Orr, and Steve Sischka.

The results also indicate that two ballot issues passed, while two failed. The ratification of the 2015 Prescott General Plan and a 0.25-percent increase for street improvements got voter approval, while the 0.55-pecent pension-fund tax, and the 0.08-percent open space tax failed.

The new mayor and council members will be sworn into office on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Also on Tuesday's agenda:

• A presentation on the Acker Park's 20th anniversary celebration by the Friends of J.S. Acker Park.

• A proclamation designating Sept. 7 as Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission 25th anniversary.