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Bill's Newscast: Humane Society Branches Out

03 February 2016  
Equine Center to open in Chino Valley.

January was a busy month for building permits in Prescott Valley.

Town officials report 284 building permits were issued with a value of 10 million dollars. These permits include 14 single family homes in the Granville subdivision, 4 each in Pronghorn Ranch, Quailwood and Viewpoint; 3 in Stoneridge and 2 in Lynx Lake Estates. One commercial building permit has been issued for a 66 hundred square foot multi-tenant building in front of Kohl’s off Glassford Hill Road that will include a Starbucks Coffee. It has also been announced Dutch Brothers Coffee will have a location between the Chipotle restaurant and Washington Federal Bank off Highway 69. No opening date has been set.

The Town of Chino Valley is looking to make some changes to its business and liquor license fees.

There currently is no fee for peddlers and solicitors, but a 50 dollar refundable deposit is being proposed. The fee will be assessed when the application for a peddlers and solicitors permit is submitted. The business license fees for liquor establishments vary in the amounts of 152, 252 and 303 dollars. All those fees would be changed to 50 dollars and would be assessed at the time the business license application is submitted. There’s no fee for permanent liquor license applications, but a 250 dollar charge is being proposed. The temporary fee would stay at 50 dollars. Town Council will consider the proposed rates on March 22nd. With approval, they would go into effect 1 month later.

The Yavapai Humane Society is hoping to have its horse rescue program up and running by June.

Construction is wrapping up on more than 7 acres on Road One West in Chino Valley for a horse adoption center. During a recent live appearance on KQNA’s Talk of the Town show, Humane Society Director Ed Boks described how the idea for a center came about. Boks explains planning has been underway since last year. The program will be supervised by 2 employees and manned by volunteers. There will be room for 20 horses at the time of the center’s opening. Boks points out the center isn’t a sanctuary, but a place where horses are made ready for adoption.

Let Yavapai County Supervisor Jack Smith know about your concerns.

Smith will be conducting a community meeting at 6 tonight in the Stepping Stones Conference Room on 2nd Street in Prescott Valley. All county residents are invited to attend. Smith says those who can’t make it are encouraged to contact his office directly. The number for Smith’s Dewey-Humboldt office is 771-3209. A second community meeting is scheduled for 6 pm on Wednesday, February 24th, also in the Stepping Stones Conference Room.

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Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

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