Originally Published: July 22, 2018 6:28 p.m.
A public presentation on the Hotshots memorial planned for the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza will take place during the Prescott City Council meeting Tuesday, July 24.
The presentation is scheduled for the council’s voting session at 3 p.m. Tuesday, at Prescott City Hall, 201 S. Cortez St.
The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Partnership released the artist’s rendering for the memorial in late June, prior to the five-year mark of the June 2013 tragedy during which 19 of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.
With a larger-than-life Hotshot statue as the focal point, the piece is being planned to incorporate the three elements that local residents most wanted to see included: granite, alligator juniper, and bronze, with a carving of the juniper tree that the Hotshots saved in the back.
Tuesday’s presentation is expected to outline the details of the memorial, which is planned to be in place within the next year.
In other action, the council will consider an amendment for the ongoing data collection in the Big Chino sub-basin. The city’s portion of the $94,850 cost is $34,380.
The data collection is a part of a 2012 comprehensive agreement between the city and the Salt River Project and the Town of Prescott Valley for an enhanced groundwater and surface water monitoring system, as well as generation of a more refined groundwater model.