Today: May 22 , 2019

Bill's Newscast: Selling School Facilities

Prescott Unified School District Board could decide to sell Miller Valley and Dexter Schools tonight.

Cross Yarnell off the list of school districts that aren’t planning on holding an election on November 8th. Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has announced the appointment of Lani Beyle to the Yarnell Elementary School District Board, effective today. This seat was held vacant due to the fact the County is in an election cycle. Carter had previously announced the non-incumbent who received the most votes in the November Election would be appointed. Beyle was selected because she was the non-incumbent to become one of the qualified candidates in the upcoming Board Election. Carter will be asking the County Board of Supervisors to cancel that election and appoint incumbents Richard Goldman and Penelope Thal, along with Beyle to the 3 available seats starting January 1st and ending on December 31st, 2020.

Construction on Willow Creek Road is almost at an end. City of Prescott officials say crews have finished installing the new water line at Highway 89 and MacCurdy Drive. While this road realignment project is mostly complete, crews will be working over the next 2 weeks to reseed disturbed areas with native grasses and perform final clean-up operations. One lane of traffic is open at all times and drivers may experience additional lane restrictions, reduced speed limits and flaggers in the work zone. Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm through September 2nd. This project includes a realigned Willow Creek Road between Pioneer Parkway and the Deep Well Ranch Road roundabout and 7500 feet of waterline from the Willow Creek and Pioneer Parkway intersection to the existing main at the MacCurdy and Clubhouse Drives intersection.

The Prescott Unified School District could have a buyer for some of its properties. At 5 tonight, school board members will meet in a closed session to discuss the sale of Miller Valley and Dexter Elementary Schools and the District Office. Following the closed session, the Board will meet in open session to consider the sale of these properties. Superintendent Joe Howard says last November, voters approved authorization for the District to sell Miller Valley Elementary School. Voters had previously approved Dexter and the District Office on Granite Street for sale. Also as part of the open meeting, the Board will consider approving a vendor for the Prescott High School roof replacement project. The meeting will be held in the District Office.

Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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