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5:30 PM Sat, Nov. 17th

PV council to start meeting with anniversary celebration

PRESCOTT VALLEY - The Town Council will start its meeting after roll call Thursday by inviting former mayors and council members to appear for the 35th anniversary of incorporation, which took place Aug. 21, 1978.

Former mayors Carm Staker and Phil Beeson will be on hand, and Lyle Johnson of the Prescott Valley Historical Society will give a slide presentation.

The ceremony will include the serving of cake to council members and others in attendance. The Song of the Pines Sweet Adelines will perform.

The council will get down to regular business afterward. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and takes place in the library auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

• Second reading and adoption of an ordinance that changes the election dates from odd- to even-numbers years to comply with a new state law. A successful challenge to the law from the cities of Phoenix and Tucson will not affect Prescott Valley's plans because Phoenix and Tucson are charter cities, unlike Prescott Valley.

• A public hearing on Community Development Block Grant funding. The council Aug. 1 directed staff proceed with applying for the federal grant money for sidewalk, storm drains and street improvements on Loos Drive near Mountain Valley Elementary School.

• Appointment of Pat Fraher to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

• Revision of bylaws to the library board.

• Introduction of an ordinance to conform to a new state law that requires scrap metal dealers to report to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The council eight years ago adopted an ordinance that requires special licensing of used-goods dealers, including scrap metal dealers, as a tracking mechanism and to establish procedures for police to hold property believed to be stolen and in possession of the dealers.

• An ordinance to exempt from license fees service animals (including dogs and miniature horses) and search or rescue dogs.

• Acceptance of a bid from Earth Resources Corp. of Dewey-Humboldt for $239,654 for the 2nd Street waterline installation project.