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12:46 AM Sun, Nov. 18th

Prescott Valley council to visit Fain Lake dredging project

PRESCOTT VALLEY - The Town Council plans to take a field trip to Fain Lake and Loos Drive on Thursday evening to view the dredging project and a multiuse path, respectively.

Council members and staff will take a trip to the lake to observe a project that involves removing sediment to improve aquatic life and the enjoyment of fishing.

The council Jan. 27 awarded a $61,796 contract to Earth Resources Corp. of Dewey-Humboldt to remove a maximum of 13,369 cubic yards of sediment from the man-made lake, located off Fifth Street in Fain Park. Earth Resources began the project Feb. 14.

The contract calls for Earth Resources to finish the job in 56 days. However, Deputy Town Manager Ryan Judy hinted Monday that it could take longer because the drain at the bottom of the dam keeps plugging up.

"We have done some creative work with a backhoe trying to clear the pipe of debris," Judy said.

Judy said Fain Park likely will be closed "well into April."

He said the visit to Loos Drive, immediately north of Mountain Valley Park and east of Robert Road, will show off the LED lights that had been installed in January.

The town paid for the multiuse path, which goes from the Boys and Girls Club to Mountain View Elementary School, from federal Community Development Block Grant money.

The field trip will begin after the council convenes the work/study meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the library auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle.