Chino Valley dog owners could suffer penalties for violations of the Animal Control Ordinance. Last week council discussed a town code amendment that would charge violators with misdemeanors. Each day the violation continues could result in further penalties. The current ordinance includes no penalties, so the Police Department made recommendations to the Public Safety Committee. Mayor Chris Marley has asked the Committee to review the ordinance following a dog attack on 2 boys in February. Two dogs bit a 4 year old boy in the face, head and upper body as he tried to retrieve a Frisbee from the owner’s home. They also attacked his 8 year old brother as he tried to help. Council has postponed action on this item, and you can listen in as the committee discusses Animal Control Town Codes. That discussion will take place at 3 tomorrow afternoon in Council chambers on north Highway 89.
If you want to get on the November 6th ballot as a write-in School Board candidate, you don’t have much time left. The last day for candidates to file was 2 weeks ago, and write-in nomination packets became available the next day. Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter explains what’s involved in becoming a write-in candidate. Carter says it’s rare to have write-in candidates in these races. The deadline to get your paperwork filed is 5 tonight. For more information, call Carter at 771-3326 or stop by his office on Centerpointe East Drive in Prescott.
Want to know about Prescott’s future economic development plans? Attend this afternoon’s General Plan Committee meeting. The Committee has been discussing the Economic Development Element of the Plan, which outlines existing conditions, trends and challenges to maintaining a healthy economy and goals and strategies for commerce and industry. Those goals include encouraging suitable development sites, enhancing the City’s major commercial corridors to attract business and recruiting commercial and business development. There are also goals for expanding the City’s sales tax base, positioning Prescott as a tourism location and preserving the Downtown business community. The meeting starts at 4 in the Downstairs Conference Room at City Hall on South Cortez Street.
The Arizona Department of Water Resources wants your input on long term planning. The 4th Management Plan describes historical water supply and demand for the area, and will also identify demand and supply issues, as well as possible future water management direction. The Groundwater Users Advisory Council for the Prescott Active Management Area will be hosting an Open House Workshop at 6 tonight. Information will be shared on water sources and historical demand, the development process and timeline for the Plan and conservation resources. The meeting will be held at the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.