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Residents mixed on water question
One of two issues in special election

The Chino Valley Town Council has called for a special election in May in which voters will be asked two questions, one of which has to do with whether or not voters will allow the town to purchase another water system if one comes available.

When asked what opinions residents have on whether or not the town should be able to do so, the Review was told:

“I think they would raise (the price) because I’ve had it happen at other places, so I don’t agree with it.” — Emily Bailey

“I would have to say ‘no,’ I think it’s better to have things privatized. I don’t know if the government knows how to quite handle things the way that a private citizen could.” — Kelly Martin

“… I don’t see any reason why not.” — Daryl Van Keuren

“Just purchasing it sounds good, but what are the repercussions, what’s going to happen because of that … it sounds, on the surface, like a good idea but you don’t know until you know.” — Geneva Eads

The second question asks voters whether or not voters will approve a $1.5 million property tax levy for a 20-year program dedicated to road maintenance and construction.

There are multiple upcoming informational sessions about these two ballot items and all Chino Valley residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

Those sessions are 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Chino Valley Community Center; 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Chino Valley Community Center; 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Chino Valley Public Library Community Room; 9 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Chino Valley Community Center; 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 W. Butterfield Road; and 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Chino Valley Community Center.

Voter registration closes Monday, April 22, and ballots will be mailed soon thereafter. Anyone who needs to vote on-site can do so at Yavapai County Administrative Services, 115 Fair St. in Prescott, during normal business hours and until 7 p.m. on Election Day. The election itself is Tuesday, May 21.

For more information, call the Town of Chino Valley at 928-636-2646 or 928-636-4427.


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