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PV council to consider Fain rezoning request

The Prescott Valley Town Council two weeks ago introduced an ordinance to rezone 230 acres from residential to industrial at the request of the Fain Signature Group and Fain Land and Cattle

Co.

The ordinance returns for a second reading and likely approval Thursday evening.

The rezoning request follows an Oct. 9 council vote to annex 233.4 acres that the Fain companies own off Valley Road between Mendecino Drive and Fain

Road.

The Fain companies seek to rezone the land, currently 2-acre-lot minimums under Yavapai County jurisdiction, to expand their industrial base. So far, they have expressed interest in locating an auto recycler on 26 acres.

The council meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers on the first floor of the Civic Center, 7501 E. Civic Circle.

Also on the agenda are:

• Certificates of appreciation to Dorothy Haitoff, Mark Kramer and Diane Russell, all for five years of service.

• Mayor Recognition Award to developer Steve Rutherford.

• A rezone request for 5.2 acres south of the Viewpoint subdivision for a mini-storage business.

• Three separate ordinances involving the state's employer sanctions law as it applies to business licenses, purchasing and contracting. Violators who knowingly hire illegal immigrants face the loss of their business licenses.

• Reappointment of Ellen Babbitt and Joe Huot to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

• The final development plan for a bottled propane business on an acre in the Antelope Meadows Commercial Center, 623 S. Bennett Drive. Yavapai Bottle Gas is the applicant.

• A public hearing on the so-called "home rule option," in which the voters will set the limits on what the town government may spend for the next four fiscal years. The limit, for instance, for 2009-10, is about $63.2 million. Voters will decide during the primary on March 10,

2009.

• Set an election for the above date for voters to elect a mayor and two council members. A runoff could take place May 19, 2009.

• Meet behind closed doors to discuss the Big Chino Water Ranch project.

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