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Projects, roads, park on the Sept. 6 Prescott Valley council agenda

Prescott Valley Town Council members will look into several projects — wells, roads, parks and playground equipment — at their study session Thursday, Sept. 6, following the conclusion of the regular Council meeting.

The regular meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., and the Town Council has a light agenda that includes an application for liquor license for a special event hosted by the Prescott Valley Rotary Club Foundation for the Balloonfest scheduled for Sept. 22.

An amended 10-year lease agreement between the town and the Central Arizona Seniors Association (CASA) is the second and final agenda item. The town has offered financial support to CASA since the partnership formed in 1988. The amendment extends the lease, in the amount of $40,000, with identical terms for another 10 years.

During the study session, council members will hear a report on the Fandomania event that took place July 28 at the Public Library, followed by a discussion on the Granite Mountain Firefighters Monument.

The town continues its partnership with Yavapai County on the improvement to Sunset Lane. A proposed Intergovernmental Agreement with the county’s Flood Control Department is on the agenda for discussion, as is a change order for the annual chip seal maintenance program.

Regarding the Long Shot and Windsong wells, council members previously approved professional services agreements Southwest Groundwater Consultants for an evaluation on arsenic levels with the Long Shot Well. Additional work needs to be performed, said Neil Wadsworth, Utilities director, in the memo to council. Council members will look at adjusting the agreement for $25,000 of work. The cost for additional work, $58,520, will cover pump/well removal, modification of the well head to facilitate the evaluation of a spinner log, cleaning and re-installation.

Similar work is needed on the Windsong Well for pump/well removal, cleaning, chemical treatment and re-installation. Although some of the work may not be needed, the council decision to amend the agreement now means any downtime won’t occur in the middle of the project. The cost of the additional work is $159,225.

Wadsworth said the hydro-geologic evaluation for the proposed three new wells is going well, and the next step, at a cost of $131,000, will cover well siting, specifications, drilling oversight, soil logging, zonal sampling, pump testing, new source water sampling, and reports.

All three water projects use Southwest Groundwater Consultants for the work. Pump testing of the Legend Larry Well continues.

Also before the council is a request from Earth Resources, Inc., for an additional $13,690 to cover an increase in cost of chip seal oil as the Chandler provider at the time of bid submission went out of business. Earth Resources was able to contract with another provider in Las Vegas at a higher cost of $25 more per ton and additional trucking costs at $49 more per ton for the 185 tons needed for the job. They were able to complete the work within the contract time, states Norm Davis, Public Works director, in his memo to council. Earth Resources also requests an adjustment for $12,507 more for additional work done on Viewpoint Drive.

Changing out the playground equipment at George Anderson Park, 9500 E. Superstition Drive, and creating an ADA-compliant wood fiber surface will cost $99,984. This includes disposing of the old equipment, freight costs, installation, temporary fencing, and locating private utilities. The company, Play It Safe, states the amount does not including curbing or sidewalk.

The regular council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Prescott Valley Public Library auditorium, 7501 E. Civic Circle.