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Verde River presentation, possible Verde Valley constable appointment set for Wednesday meeting

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meets Wednesday at the Cottonwood office, but local residents are welcome to view the meeting from the Administrative Services building at 1015 Fair St. in Prescott. Many agenda items refer to matters in Sedona, Verde Valley, and Cottonwood, including possible appointment of a new Verde Valley constable.

Leon Thomas, BLM Phoenix District Office, will begin the meeting with an introduction as the new district manager, and he will speak for about 10 minutes on the Phoenix district's engagement with Yavapai County.

Chris Jensen, with the Verde River Basin Partnership, will present "Verde River Basin Water Resources Primer."

The board also will consider the establishment of Mystic Heights Domestic Water Improvement District in the Sedona area, and the approval of two proposed use permits - one for a medical office on residential property in the Community of Lake Montezuma, the other for a short-term rental in the Community of Village of Oak Creek. A separate use permit application is set for hearing on a request for existing dairy buildings near Cottonwood for use as a wedding, retreat and conference venue.

The supervisors will consider establishing the Yavapai County Unified Emergency Management Advisory Committee and appoint committee members from Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Jerome, Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley, two citizens from the east and west sides of the county, the Yavapai-Apache and Yavapai-Prescott tribes, and Denny Foulk, coordinator of county Emergency Management.

School Superintendent Tim Carter is asking approval for the annual intergovernmental agreement between the county school, Board of Supervisors, Arizona Supreme Court and Yavapai County Superior Court and figure out use of $142,476 in funding for the Juvenile Detention Education Program.

Supervisor Tom Thurman, liaison for the Legislative Policy Committee, will provide legislative updates for discussion and possible action.

The board also will discuss Clerk of the Board recruitment and pending litigation with Phoenix Cement Company in executive session with possible action on the litigation issue.

The public is invited to attend the meeting where they have the opportunity to speak to the board during the Call to the Public segment of the meeting. To view the agenda online, visit


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