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3:25 AM Thu, Nov. 22nd

3 parking lots in Prescott Valley slated to get upgrades

As Norm Davis, Prescott Valley’s director of Public Works, said during budget hearings several months ago, “This is the year of the parking lot.”

At the Aug. 9 town council meeting, Davis presented two proposed contracts with Mohave Contract for maintenance work on the Prescott Valley Public Library and the Civic Center parking lots.

The town built the three buildings that make up the town’s government site at different times.

“Tree buildings, three parking lots,” he said. “The oldest building has oldest parking lot.”

Maintenance work on all three parking lots are in the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 budget under three separate budgets listings, Davis said.

The Library’s parking lot, at eight years old, needs only a paint job. The next oldest, the Civic Center’s lot needs removal and replacement of pavement in spot areas. The oldest, the police parking lot, needs the most work.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Davis said. Because of the ongoing construction at the police facilities, the town will put off those parking lot repairs until the spring, he added.

The council unanimously approved the two contracts which call for an asphaltic oil paint job and restriping for the library lot. Davis said this was planned for one Sunday this month. The Civic Center will receive crack seal, seal coat and restriping. Work on the lot was last completed in 1999. Staff will use a coating or sealant on the asphalt to extend the life of the parking lot.

In other action, the council approved:

Rezoning 12 acres on the west side of Highway 69, north of the Highway 169 intersection, from residential to commercial for Galpin Ford to allow 260 RV storage spaces, office building, customer parking, and a new septic tank (town sewer system terminates 3,000 feet to the north).

Amending the contract with Lyon Engineering to coordinate the relocation of utilities on the Sunset Lane project for $29,370.

A community grant through YRMC for 85 units of Naloxone for the police department.

The annual contract with Sage Consulting for $140,000 for grant writing and project management for the Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition.