Bill's Newscast: Roadwork on 89
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12 September 2017
  Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

SR 89 will be under construction for quite a while.

Delays expected on Highway 89

Watch for delays on Highway 89 due to ongoing road work. The City of Prescott and contractor Asphalt Paving and Supply are working on a road and utility upgrade project in the area between the Highway 89A and Pioneer Parkway intersection and Granite Dells.  Improvements include the widening of 89, water and sewer utility upgrades and construction of a new roundabout near the Phippen Museum.  In preparation for the road widening, crews are performing earthwork and extending the existing culverts throughout the week.  Work hours are 7 am to 7 pm today through Saturday.  One lane of traffic will be open in both directions at all times.  

Should the Prescott City Council send an $11M+ payment to PSPRS now?

The Prescott City Council meets at 3 this afternoon to consider payments to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.  Council members Steve Sischka and Billie Orr have requested consideration of payments of 11 million dollars and 25 thousand dollars.  The larger payment would come from the City of Prescott’s General Fund and would be split in half and put into 2 Retirement System Trust Funds.  The 25 thousand dollar payment is from the sale of Granite Mountain Hot Shots buggies to the Los Angeles County Fire Museum.  These payments follow voter approval of Proposition 443, which authorizes a three-quarters of a cent sales tax to pay down the Retirement System liability, on August 29th.  The Council meeting will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.   

New Business Manager for HUSD?

The Humboldt Unified School District could have a new Business Manager.  District officials say this position will serve multiple purposes, including ensuring the functionality and stability of the Financial Department.  The Manager would also allow for further analysis of the potential reorganization of job duties within the Department and provide a sustainable structure with impending staff attrition, either through resignations or retirement.   The Department serves many functions and officials believe there are not enough people to get the job done appropriately.  The District Board will consider the new position during its voting session at 6:30 tonight at Coyote Springs Elementary School, located on Cattletrack Drive in Prescott Valley.  

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