A Message from Prescott Mayor Mengarelli- Aug 23rd
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Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli discussed several topics in his updates on Facebook providing important information for the residents of Prescott, Arizona.
Here is the update for August 23, 2021
Here are some of the things I’ll be mentioning today:
- Prescott City Council Study Session
- Hidden Hills Subdivision
- Granite Dells Estates
- Public Works new vehicles
- AED Annexation and Master Plan
- Prescott Regional Airport
- 20th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit
- Non-Profit Highlight: Hope Fest
Prescott City Council Study Session
There will be no Study Session this week for Council. The regular voting meeting starts at 3 PM. Some of the items on the agenda include:
The Police Department is asking for permission to apply for over eight grants, which, if received, will be applied to staffing, operations, equipment and various other items. Council will be asked to approve four resolutions for the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, as a start to the legislative session next year.
Hidden Hills Subdivision
The Hidden Hills Subdivision preliminary plat, Phases 1 and 2, will be voted on. It is proposed to have 158 residential lots on 322 acres. This is in a Single-Family 18 zone.
Granite Dells Estates
The Granite Dells Estates (a separate entity from Arizona Eco Development) is seeking to incorporate 9 acres into Lot 1. This would allow the development of a 200 unit single-family residential rental complex. This multifamily development does not require Council approval, except for the water allocation.
The Water Issues Committee recommended approval of the Water Service Application on July 6th. The requested plat revision meets all the City of Prescott code requirements. If approved, this plat revision will become effective once recorded.
Public Works new vehicles
Public Works is purchasing six new vehicles, to replace current aging pickup trucks. The vehicles being replaced range in age from 12-20 years old, and all but one have well over 100 thousand miles.
AED Annexation and Master Plan
As part of the AED annexation and Master Plan agreement, approved by Council on July 13th, the City of Prescott purchased property near the airport for industrial purposes. This property is frequently referred to as the “W” parcel. At the time, City Manager Michael Lamar said that a buyer was already interested in the property.
Well, I’m excited to report, the property has been sold for $1,677,227, assuming the Council approves of this item. This sale was properly noticed according to City Code, and the Buyer is the only bidder.
With this purchase, the Buyer is committing to construct a building with a minimum of 210,000 square feet of industrial, manufacturing and/or a distribution & warehouse facility. Construction will begin on November 1st, and should be completed not later than October 21, 2022.
The Buyer is also committing to creating at least 80 full-time jobs by December 1, 2022.
Prescott Regional Airport
We have some good news about the airport. On Tuesday, we’ll vote in Council on accepting a FAA grant for construction of Phase II of the Taxiway Charlie relocation. There are two design alternatives, a base bid, and a base bid plus an added alternative. The FAA will choose which one we should do. But, either option will be 100% funded by the federal government.
This means the Taxiway Charlie project will be completed, at no additional expense to the Prescott taxpayers.
20th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit
It’s the 20th Annual Prescott Jazz Summit, starting this Friday. The festival will take place in various locations throughout the community, including the Ruth Street Theater, the Hassayampa Inn and Murphy’s Restaurant. Guests include Tom “Bones” Malone, the legendary performer from the Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live and David Letterman. Also performing is Banu Gibson from New Orleans and members of the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, along with vocalists Ronnie Rose and Dennis Rowland.
This should be a terrific event for jazz lovers, and you won’t want to miss it!
Also, it’s worth noting that the Prescott Jazz Summit is about much more than simply presenting Jazz concerts. They have a superb educational component where they offer clinics for bands, hold student ensembles and assemblies, give funds to local music departments and offer scholarships. They have reached over 5000 students in North Central Arizona!
Non-Profit Highlight: HOPE FEST
In 9 years, HOPE FEST Arizona has quickly grown in name recognition within our community because of its dedicated mission to serve: Veterans, Active Military, First Responders, their Families and the most vulnerable of Yavapai County; to be the premier community outreach festival of Northern Arizona.
On September 11, 2021, HOPE FEST will hold an all-day event, with live Christian music, speakers, a community resource fair and much more. At noon, HOPE FEST will lead our community as we mark the passage of two decades since the day that changed our lives forever. All HOPE FEST events are free and open to the public.
HOPE FEST Arizona is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, managed by an all-volunteer staff and financed entirely through donors, corporate sponsors and trade relationships. Donations are gladly accepted.
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