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Summer pavement program up for review by Prescott Valley council
$2 million to chip seal 57 miles

Road work is expected to begin on local roadways soon - with June being the start of the typically dry weather needed. (Courier, file)

Road work is expected to begin on local roadways soon - with June being the start of the typically dry weather needed. (Courier, file)

The Prescott Valley Town Council will have an opportunity to look at contracting with the top bidder, Earth Resources Corporation, at its work study meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Prescott Valley Public Library auditorium and council chambers. The council takes no action during study sessions.

Earth Resources Corporation, with a low bid of $1,098,795, would begin work after July, paid with funds from the budget for fiscal year 2019-20.

The half-cent sales tax approved by council members in January 2016 provides about $2 million per year for enhanced street maintenance. This includes crack sealing, spot patching and chip seal.

In the town’s five-year road maintenance plan, specified streets first receive crack sealing, followed by spot patching. A year later, the streets are chip sealed. The best time of year for chip seal application and performance is between June 1 and Aug. 31, Public Works Director Norm Davis stated in his memo to the council.

One-half mile on Florentine Road will receive an overlay this summer, and 57 miles will receive either pre-chip maintenance or low volume chip seal at a total cost of $2 million.

Also on the agenda:

• A presentation on the results of the library pilot program for Sunday hours.

• An intergovernmental agreement between the town and the Arizona Department of Revenue for administration, collection and auditing of sales and use taxes.

• Discussion on Homeland Security.

• Discussion on an amendment regarding utilities operations, maintenance and management services with Ch2MHill-OMI.

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