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Town Council faces busy schedule at Thursday meeting

Final Development Plan by Universal Homes Construction for Granville Unit 11 on the west side of Glassford Hill Road north of Santa Fe Loop Road. (Courtesy/Town of Prescott Valley)

Final Development Plan by Universal Homes Construction for Granville Unit 11 on the west side of Glassford Hill Road north of Santa Fe Loop Road. (Courtesy/Town of Prescott Valley)

An entrance door to the Prescott Valley Public Library needs more than repair, said Casey Van Haren, PVPL director, in a memo to the Prescott Valley Town Council.

Council members will look into replacing the main sliding doors at its upcoming meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the library’s auditorium/council chambers.

The door’s condition has worsened over the years to where patrons must wait outside while staff tries to get the lock to open. The defect has caused loss of productivity on the part of staff, Van Haren said. The doors need to be replaced because there is no way to move the lock on the all-glass doors, said town employee Joshua Newsham on the memo document.

Council will decide whether to approve the transfer of $8,912 from the Library Facilities operating expense budget to Capital – Site Improvements budget for the door replacement. The town received two quotations for the job ranging from $9,994 from Commercial Glass to $16,990 from Vortex. A third company was contacted but failed to respond.

At Thursday’s council meeting, two individuals will receive a Lifesaving Award: Brandon Frost and Robert Brown. Council also will vote on a Distracted Driver Ordinance; the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and the purchase of playground equipment for Mountain Valley Park for $350,867.

Sculptor Gene Galazan would like to donate several life-size, welded scrap steel horse sculptures to the town. The Phippen Museum acquired three of his sculptures for permanent display. Galazan has offered the town to choose from his collection, and members of the Arts & Culture Commission have selected three to five pieces for council’s consideration.

Three public hearings are scheduled; the first is a presentation on Development Impact Fees Audit, which looks at growth projections and actual results. The 2017 projections of population fell short by about 10 percent; dwelling units (single family, multi-family and mobile home) fell short by 5, 25 and 14 percent, respectively.

The 2018 projections also were less than expected with a 10 percent difference in population projections, 5 percent in single-family dwellings, 34 percent in multi-family dwellings, and 23 percent in mobile home units.

The other two public hearings are a proposed minor amendment to the General Plan and a zoning map change by Jake Investments on a piece of property south of Roundup Drive adjacent to Yavapai Mechanical. The property is in the FEMA floodplain, and the applicant would like to rezone the lot for parking and combine the lot with the adjacent commercial business.

The Final Development Plan by Universal Homes Construction for Granville Unit 11 on the west side of Glassford Hill Road north of Santa Fe Loop Road comes before council for possible approval.

In 2015, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved eliminating the previously proposed golf course based on water allocation for the entire project, which now totals 2,741 residential lots. Unit 11 will encompass 237 lots on 60 acres.

Also on the agenda is possible approval of transferring $12,683 from the General Fund Contingency Account to the Police Administration operating budget, legal services. The police department had budgeted $1,000 for legal fees associated with the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System board, which incurred costs totaling $99,314 since June 2015. Over the years, the department has paid $58,203, and the most recent billing was $12,683.

In other action, council will consider adopting retention schedules for 38 office and department records systems; reject all bids for the Juniper Silt Dams Construction Contract; and purchase of a replacement Evidence Refrigerator for $12,000.

The agenda and supporting documents can be found on the town website, pvaz.net under Your Government.

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