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Nestled in the largest pine forest in the U.S. Prescott, Arizona is located approximately two hours north of Phoenix. At an elevation of nearly 5,300 feet, it has a mild, four season climate attracting tourists from all over the world.
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Visit Prescott, Arizona
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The City of Prescott is seeking public input on its Stormwater Management Plan.
This plan details the steps the City is taking to reduce the pollutants entering our creeks and lakes and is the guiding document for compliance with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.
Your input will help us tailor this pollution prevention and reduction program to better reflect our community and its unique needs.
For more information visit the City of Prescott website here: http://www.prescott-az.gov/water-sewer/water-resource-management/arizona-pollution-discharge-elimination-system/
Questions and/or comments may be sent to [email protected] Thanks!
The concept of "health equity" means different things to different people and communities. Mainly because key social factors and other barriers (also defined as the "social determinants of health"—the conditions in places where people live, work and play, which affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes) that may prevent people from adopting a healthy lifestyle, staying healthy, or coping with disease and crisis often vary from one community to another.
For example, in some communities an important barrier to health equity may be the lack of access to affordable healthy food (e.g., in the case of food deserts). In other communities—such as in case of many towns in rural America—lack of adequate transportation systems may limit the ability of aging community members to reach healthcare services for routine checkups and other medical needs. As another example, social discrimination—such as in the case of racism, gender inequalities, xenophobia, unfair bias toward the LGBTQI+ community, or the stigma of poverty and related bias toward people from low socio-economic backgrounds— affects and intersects with many other social determinants of health, such as stress levels, access to employment and adequate housing, educational attainment, and access to quality and culturally-relevant health services, among others.
Free Brush Drop Off
The first defense against wildfire is to create and maintain a defensible space around your home. Removing excess brush and vegetation debris around your home and structures can slow the rate and intensity of an advancing wildfire. To promote these efforts, the City of Prescott is offering a free brush and vegetation debris drop off program for its residential trash customers.
Commercial haulers will be required to pay the standard rate for disposing of brush and vegetation debris.
The program will run every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout the month of June at the City of Prescott Transfer Station located at 2800 Sundog Ranch Rd. Proof of City of Prescott residency in the form of a driver’s license or utility bill is required.
Saturday, June 6
Saturday, June 13
Saturday, June 20
Saturday, June 27
Please do not bag the brush/vegetation debris, do not place trash in the brush/vegetation debris and cover and contain all loads.
For more information call the Solid Waste Division at 928-777-1116.
June 4, 2020:
As of this morning, Yavapai County has tested over 11,300 residents, with 306 positive cases, 171 recovered, and 6 deaths.
1. Today the Governor spoke, and announced that the state is still in Phase 1. As we have watched the trajectory of cases this week, we're still doing very well in Yavapai County, but other counties down south and in Maricopa are not faring well.
2. I want to thank all of our citizens. On Tuesday there was a peaceful demonstration. There were several hundred people gathered, many with varied opinions, but all remained calm and respectful.
a. I will say this again: We stand with the Governor and all of our leaders when we say that the death of George Floyd was tragic and abhorrent. We are prepared to listen to those who seek to have a civil dialogue to ensure it never happens again.
b. There were many rumors flying around that day, many were inaccurate, which caused a lot of concern in our community. I urge everyone to check their facts and confirm sources before posting anything! �
3. The Governor’s Curfew continues until June 8. Please remember that businesses may remain open and people are free to patronize businesses.
The only thing this really changes is that protests cannot be conducted between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
a. Here is a link of the Governor’s Declaration.
4. Summer Events are Coming Back!
The first Moonlight Movie Night will take place this Friday June 5 starting at 5 p.m. at Ken Lindley Field. Pre-Screening, food and activities start at 5 p.m. Activities include bounce houses, food trucks, rock climbing and more! The Movie begins at 7 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawnchair, and enjoy movies under the stars. Moonlight Movie Nights will take place every Friday through August 7. This event is presented by the Harold James Family Trust in collaboration with City of Prescott Recreation Services. This week’s movie is Aladdin- the 2019 version.
5. On Saturday, June 6 from there will the 21st Century car show on Cortez Street Go to 21stCenturyCarShow.org for details.
6. Next Tuesday June 9 we will have the first summer concert on the Plaza, hosted by Prescott Downtown Partnership. The Goodwin Street Gang will kick off the series at 6:30 p.m. For details, go to PrescottDowntown.Com
Roadmap for Reopening Schools released by the Arizona Department of Education -- The Arizona Department of Education on Monday unveiled guidance for schools to reopen. It suggests that schools, families and educators approach education through a much different lens in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year as concerns over the coronavirus persist. The guidance recommends that schools take a number of health and safety precautions, including:
- Screen students and employees for illness, which could include symptom checks and temperature checks.
- Enhance deep cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
- Consider modified layouts for classrooms, including spacing desks six feet apart.
- Try to limit physical interaction between students.
- Students more vulnerable to the illness should have virtual or other distance learning options.
- Stagger drop-off and pick-up times to further limit interactions between students.
- Students should sit apart on buses.
- In lieu of bigger gatherings including assemblies and field trips, schools should create virtual options.
- The guidance recommends convening sporting events in a way that mitigates risk to those involved but does not detail ways to mitigate such risk.
- Keep groups static: Children and staff should interact with each other in the same groups.
- Designate a staff person to be the point of contact for COVID-19 related concerns.
- Individual belongings should be separated by child.
- Officials should develop disinfecting protocols in schools and buses.
- Cloth face coverings should be worn by students and staff when "feasible," particularly when physical distancing is difficult.
- Communal spaces including cafeterias and playgrounds with shared equipment should be closed if possible or use of those locations should be staggered with enough time to clean between uses.
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Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County Community Health Services Director Leslie Horton provides an update on Coronoavirus in Yavapai County
LIVE with City Manager- June 3rd, 2020
Health Equity is providing every person with the same opportunity to stay healthy and/or effectively cope with disease and crisis - regardless of their socio-economic conditions, race, gender, ethnicity, age, social status, and other socially determined factors - by identifying and addressing community- and group-specific barriers that prevent people from leading healthy and productive lives.
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A statement from Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.
You may have heard about an event tonight on the Courthouse Plaza tonight.
The City has been assisting a group of local citizens, specifically college students, who are planning what they are calling a Peaceful Gathering, Coming together in Solidarity for Black Lives and Families.
They intend this to be a peaceful gathering. They have been in touch with City and Police leadership, and will cooperate fully tonight to make sure the event remains peaceful.
The purpose of the event is to remember George Floyd, and have a moment of silence.
While there are rumors of protesters coming from outside the area, this is not the intention of the organizers. Prescott Police Department working closely with Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and other local agencies to ensure that this is a safe event for the participants, for our citizens and for our businesses.
We stand with the Governor and all of our leaders when we say that the death of George Floyd was tragic and abhorrent. We are prepared to listen to those who seek to have a civil dialogue to ensure it never happens again.
I want to urge calm, restraint and understanding at this time. We live and work in a wonderful community where we have a tradition of peaceful public expression.
Thankfully, we have not had any incidents of violence related to this matter. Our law enforcement officers are committed to maintaining peace and public safety.
God bless you, and God bless Prescott.
Mayor Greg Mengarelli
June 1, 2020:
As of this morning, Yavapai County has tested over 11,300 residents, with 299 positive cases, 143 recovered, and 6 deaths.
1. Governor Doug Ducey, declared a state of emergency, following protests, looting and property damage in Scottsdale and other areas. He has ordered a curfew, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in Arizona, for the next 7 days. Here are a few important points:
a. I spoke to Chief Deborah Black from Prescott Police. She told me that business owners may remain open as people are free to patronize businesses. She said the Police will only focus on large gatherings with potential of criminal, disorderly conduct.
b. Exceptions to the curfew include Individuals traveling directly to and from work; attending religious services; commercial trucking and delivery services; obtaining food; caring for a family member, friend, or animal; patronizing or operating private businesses; seeking medical care or fleeing dangerous circumstances; and travel for any of the above services.
c. Here is the link to the official website containing all the information about the new state of emergency: https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/05/governor-ducey-issues-statewide-declaration-emergency-curfew-beginning-tonight
2. We stand with the Governor and all of our leaders when we say that the death of George Floyd was tragic and abhorrent. We are prepared to listen to those who seek to have a civil dialogue to ensure it never happens again.
a. I want to urge calm, restraint and understanding at this time. We live and work in a wonderful community where we have a tradition of peaceful public expression.
b. Thankfully, we have not had any incidents of violence related to this matter. Our law enforcement officers are committed to maintaining peace and public safety.
Study Session June 9 to discuss Letter of Intent with Arizona Eco Development
The City of Prescott will hold a Study Session to discuss the Letter of Intent (LOI) with Arizona Eco Development (AED) on Tuesday, June 9 at 1p.m. There will be a brief overview presentation, followed by public comment. The meeting will conclude prior to the 3 p.m. Voting Meeting. Attendance will be limited, due to social distancing measures, but alternate locations have been arranged for, as well as phone-in public comment, for both the 1 p.m. Study Session and the 3 p.m. Voting Meeting. Here are some ways that the public will be able to participate.
1. Public may attend as an in-person audience in the following locations where staff will be present to collect comment cards.
a. Council Chambers (50 people maximum capacity)
b. City Hall Basement Conference Room (25 people max)
c. Centennial Center (50 people max)
2. Public may view the meeting remotely via the City Website, City page, public access channel Channel 64, or Prescott Media Center website.
a. Should public viewing remotely wish to comment they may call: (346) 248-7799 and use Meeting ID # 894 5329 1176
b. The public is reminded to only call the above referenced number if they wish to comment or ask a question regarding the LOI. Upon calling they will be placed in a “waiting room” and admitted on a first come first served basis one at a time by the City Clerk.
c. Following staff’s presentation and the floor being opened and public comment taken in the following order (in the order received by staff):
i. Comments from the Founders Suite
ii. Comments from the Basement Conference Room
iii. Comments from Council Chambers
iv. Comments from public calling in
3. The Mayor will limit comments to a maximum of 2 minutes. The meeting will not go beyond 3 pm.
4. The Voting Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. The LOI will be on the Regular Agenda, to be voted on by Council at that time. If there are members of the public who did not have an opportunity to speak during the Study Session they may do so at this time. Additionally, staff and Council will address questions stemming from comments during the Study Session during the brief presentation at the Voting Meeting.
5. Should people wish to comment at any time before or after the scheduled meetings they may submit a comment via the City’s Website http://www.prescott-az.gov/city-management/leadership/speaker-request-form/
If this LOI is approved by the City Council, then it is expected that AED would submit an amended proposal. Once submitted, there will be an extensive staff review, and a series of public hearings, followed by a 60 day public comment period. The entire process is expected to take 4-5 months following the AED formal submission.
Previous AED submissions and documents can be found on the City of Prescott website at Prescott-az.gov, click on AED Annexation from the home page. Proposition 400 can be found within the City Charter, Article 1 Section 4.
Speaker Request Form Phone Members of the public who wish to address the Council during the Council Meeting must complete the following information and submit this form to the City Clerk by 12 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Commenters are limited to three minutes of time for their remarks. First Na...
Stage II Fire Restrictions Beginning June 3
The Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority will be enacting our Stage 2 Fire Restrictions on June 3, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. which will also be consistent with the Prescott National Forest and the unincorporated areas of Yavapai County areas not protected by fire districts or area fire departments. These restrictions will stay in effect until we receive significant rain throughout the area to justify lifting these restrictions. Please have a safe summer and visit our websites at www.cazfire.org or http://www.prescott-az.gov/services/fire/ for further information.
Not for Profits helping each other
The Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission (PAWUIC) Chair, Bob Betts, challenged the general membership and agencies that help us to prepare for a wildfire. The challenge was for the membership to fund sixty-six dinners for three crew rotations at all five Prescott fire stations. This was a way to say thank you for their continuing service in the face of the COVID-19 threat.
The Commission is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The membership agreed that after providing the first responder dinners, all additional proceeds from “passing the hat” would go to Prescott Meals on Wheels. They are a charitable organization that provides the elderly and disabled nutritional meals served with a wellness check and some companionship.
Both organizations have a mission to protect our citizens. Prescott Meals on Wheels (PMOW) serves the greater Prescott and Prescott Valley with only nine paid staff members and more than 250 volunteers serving 72,000 meals annually. PAWUIC provides education and funding to Firewise communities with more than 17,000 homes across Yavapai County with a part-time administrator and hundreds of volunteers.
This week PAWUIC provided a check for $1,466.58 to Bert Ijams, Executive Director of the Meals on Wheels program.
Photograph, left to right: Bob Betts PAWUIC Chair, Bert Ijams PMOW Executive Director, Dennis Light Fire Chief and PMOW Board Member.
Photograph is provided by Michelle Brien, PMOW, and is intended for distribution.
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