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Supervisors narrow down jail paint bids

PRESCOTT - The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors on Monday could vote to hire a contractor to paint the exterior walls of the Camp Verde jail.

Pat Kirshman, director of the county facilities department, estimates painters will need between 350 and 400 gallons of paint to cover the 85,000 square feet of jail walls. Out of the eight contractors that bid for the job, American Pride Painting is the low bid at $43,677 and Ghaster Painting & Coatings is the high bid at $157,620.

"I don't know why the bids are so far apart," Kirshman said. "We're checking into it."

The board also will consider an amendment and resolution to an Inter-Governmental Agreement with Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization allowing Dewey-Humboldt to join CYMPO.

Formed in 2003, CYMPO is a consortium of county towns and cities and state, federal and county government representatives. The goal of CYMPO is to plan future roads and transportation corridors within its boundaries including public transit and bicycle and pedestrian pathways.

CYMPO's boundaries encompass portions of highways 89, 89A and 69 with Prescott and Prescott Valley marking the southern boundary, and the north boundary ending about three miles north of Paulden.

CYMPO's executive board agreed to let Dewey-Humboldt join. Now, each board member must take the matter for a vote before the entity he or she represents. District 1 Supervisor Carol Springer is on the executive board, which is why the board must vote on Dewey-Humboldt.

"I don't know why we were not in it before," Dewey-Humboldt Town Manager William Emerson said. "We're interested in the future of central Yavapai County and we are in the transportation area."

Emerson said the town council does not have any plans for new roads, but it wants to be "good regional partners." It will cost the town about $3,000 to join CYMPO, Emerson said.

The board also will discuss expanding county departments' connection to the Internet.

Michael Holmes, Management Information Systems director, is asking supervisors to upgrade the county's Internet connection. He said that the county's connection "is at capacity" and that county departments' dependence on the Internet is expanding.

"We have several departments with small connections to the Internet, and I want to get everyone on one large connection," Holmes said. "That would open up a whole plethora of opportunities for us and the public."

It would enable the Sheriff's Office remote booking system, for example, to expand its capabilities and its number of users, Holmes explained.

In other business:

• Alan Vigneron, human resources and risk management director, discusses during a courtesy hearing the transportation fees for the medical examiner's office. Vigneron discusses the item again at a future board meeting at Cottonwood.

• Jim Holst, capital improvements coordinator, will update supervisors on the status of the county's construction program. Projects include a Camp Verde Superior Courthouse, the Prescott Lakes Parkway juvenile detention center, office buildings and roundabout, the sheriff's impound yard and evidence storage building in Prescott Valley, and remodeling the Commerce Drive and Gurley Street office buildings.

The board meets 9 a.m. in the supervisors hearing room, 1015 Fair St., at Prescott. The meeting is open to the public.

The complete agenda, including background information, may be read and downloaded at www.co.yavapai.az.us.

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