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Quad Cities in Brief: Chief Deputy County Attorney McGrane wins award

Chief Deputy County Attorney McGrane wins award

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Dennis and Karen McGrane

Dennis McGrane, the chief deputy in the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, is this year’s recipient of the Jack Ogg Award for Community Service by the Yavapai County Bar Association.

This award is given out annually by the County Bar Association to honor the memory of Jack Ogg, a long-time resident of Prescott and a well-respected attorney and judge, who passed away in 2011, a news release states.

The award was given to Dennis McGrane in recognition of his ongoing military service with Arizona National Guard. McGrane has worked in the County Attorney’s Office for the past 23 years, first as a prosecutor and then as the chief deputy since 2001. In addition to juggling a myriad of responsibilities while managing a large law office, McGrane was accepted into the Arizona National Guard in 2008 as a JAG officer, achieving his lifelong dream of military service for our country.

In introducing McGrane at the event, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk noted his long hours of work, and his dedication and service to our country.

“It is very fitting that this year’s Jack Ogg award is specifically recognizing someone for his military service,” she said. “Jack Ogg, the man whose memory we honor every year with this award, served in the U.S. Army’s 16th Armored Cavalry, fought in Europe during World War II, earned the Purple Heart after being wounded in action twice, was a prisoner of war in Germany, and later escaped.”

Polk concluded by noting that for McGrane, his Army Guard duty is more than service; it is an honor. “When in uniform,” said Polk, “members of the public will often thank Dennis for his service. How does he respond? Dennis responds by saying: ‘It’s my privilege.’”

Collection schedule for New Year’s

The Solid Waste Division will be collecting residential trash and recyclables based on the following schedule:

Monday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Holiday no collection

Tuesday, Jan. 2, Monday’s trash and recycle routes will be collected

Wednesday Jan. 3, Tuesday’s trash and recycle routes will be collected

Thursday, Jan. 4, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s trash and recycle will be collected

Friday, Jan. 5, Friday’s trash and recycling will be collected

Commercial trash and recycling collection will be based on the following schedule:

Monday, Jan. 1, Christmas Holiday no collection

Tuesday, Jan. 2, Monday’s and Tuesday’s trash routes and Monday’s recycle routes will be collected

Wednesday, Jan. 3, the remainder of Tuesday’s trash and Wednesday’s trash and recycling routes will be collected

Thursday, Jan. 4, Thursday’s trash routes will be collected

Friday, Jan. 5, Friday’s trash and recycling routes will be collected

Please have your trash and recycling containers out by 6 a.m. for service as outlined in the above schedule. As a reminder, have all material placed inside the trash and recycling container for collection. The operators are unable to load additional material placed outside the containers. Additional recyclable material can be brought to the Recycle Center located outside the Transfer Station, 2800 Sundog Ranch Road.

Additionally, the City of Prescott Transfer Station will be closed on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. The Transfer Station will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember to contain and cover all loads when transporting them to the Transfer Station located at 2800 Sundog Ranch Road.

For further information, contact the City of Prescott Transfer Station at 928-777-1116.

Prescott seeks new board, commission applicants

The City Council Subcommittee for Appointments is now accepting applications for citizens who are interested in serving on a City of Prescott Board, Commission, or Committee (BCC). Appointment terms vary depending on the type of BCC. Appointments will be made in March 2018.

NOTE: Any members currently appointed to a City of Prescott BCC, whose term expires in March 2018, must submit a new BCC Application indicating interest in continuing to serve.

The city is currently seeking applications for the following Boards, Commissions and Committees:

Acker Trust Board; Advisory & Appeals Board; Art in Public Places Committee; Board of Adjustment; CDBG Citizens Advisory Committee; Fire Board of Appeals; Industrial Development Authority; Library Advisory Board; Parks & Recreation Board; Planning & Zoning Commission; Prescott Preservation Commission; Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Fire Board; Public Safety Personnel Retirement System; Unified Development Code Committee.

Members are appointed by the Mayor and/or City Council. If there are more applicants than seats, the City Council Subcommittee for Appointments will review applications and sometimes conduct interviews with candidates in order to make recommendations to the City Council for appointment.

Applications are due to the city by Wednesday Jan. 31. For more information on the groups, visit the City’s website at http://www.prescott-az.gov/leadership/boards/, or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 928-777-1272.

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