The partial forest closure comes on the heels of other closures for state-owned and National Forest lands in neighboring counties.
In October 2017, the city sent a Corrective Action Plan to Isaac Robert, program manager at ADHS. Among other outlined actions, all activities, personnel and writing duties will now be under sole direction of the city’s laboratory director, according to the plan. Laboratory personnel will also no longer collect water microbiological samples. That task has been reassigned to the city’s water department.
Cottonwood employees “knowingly” submitted inaccurate information in testing drinking water samples, according to an October 2017 Arizona Department of Health Services report.
An Arizona grand jury has indicted former Cottonwood employee Hans Burnett after an investigation revealed he allegedly forged drinking water bacteria test results. The Cottonwood wastewater official has been charged with Fraudulent Schemes & Practices and forgery.
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Bill Williams Mountain area closure map west of Flagstaff and south of Williams, Arizona in the Kaibab National Forest.
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Tonto Closure Map 1
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