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6/12/2013 6:00:00 AM
PV council to swear in new members, mull contract changes
The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT VALLEY - The two new members of the Town Council, Marty Grossman and Stephen Marshall, will begin assuming their new roles after taking an oath of office Thursday evening.

The changing of the guard means the council will need to name a new vice mayor, who presides over meetings when the mayor is absent.

Vice Mayor Don Tjiema and Councilwoman Patty Lasker will step down from their council seats because Tjiema decided not to hold onto his appointed seat, and Lasker did not seek to run for a second term. Voters elected Marshall, Councilman Michael Whiting and Mayor Harvey Skoog to four-year terms and Grossman to a two-year term.

And following that ceremony in which incumbent Skoog and appointee Whiting also will be sworn in, the council will get down to serious business.

Perhaps the most significant matter coming before the council is a contract amendment for about $3.3 for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which starts July 1, with CH2M Hill OMI. The company operates the town's utility services, including water and sewer and aquifer recharge.

The proposed contract amendment amounts to nearly a 7 percent increase from the current fiscal year. It also reflects increased responsibilities: operating the new North Plains Recharge Facility and increasing the length of sewer lines to be cleaned from 60 to 140 miles per year.

Town officials signed a five-year contract (later extended in June 2010 by two years) with OMI in July 2008 to operate the town's utility services. Both parties adjust and negotiate the scope of services and payment to the company each year to reflect any requested changes in services provided, inflation and other changes, according to a staff report to the council.

The council also will consider a $200,000 budget transfer for the Utilities Department.

The council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the library auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Also on the agenda are:

• A proclamation on Small Business Week.

• Re-appointment of Ron Brinkman to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

• An intergovernmental agreement with Yavapai County for unified emergency management services for the new fiscal year.

• An amendment to the memorandum of understanding with the Northern Arizona Council of Governments to contribute $50,000 for the voucher program for the new fiscal year.

• A contract award for nearly $379,256 to Earth Resources Corp. of Dewey-Humboldt for the chip seal program for the new fiscal year.

• Change orders for renewal of annual contracts for janitorial, landscaping, street striping, street sweeping and swath mowing services.

• Contracts for the annual Public Works materials and supply programs.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article comment by: @ Joe Justice

You sure have a dream wish list. We both know the ticket fixing is already under the rug. My friend tells me she has seen cops escort a town employee home when he/she was staggering drunk.
Why would ticket fixing be a bad thing compared to that?
PV is so corrupt it would take a complete new council. Two guys can't do it. Especially since we have grandma mosses sitting there.

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article comment by: Joe Justice

Okay so now we know who's gonna pull the weeds and clean the toilets in PV. How about now finding a Chief of Police who can stay out of bar fights and tell the truth and then get the town Prosecutor to start filing charges against the former Chief and the 2 others cops who were "fixing" tickets along with any other cops involved in LYING and abuse of power here...So how about it City Council do something!

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article comment by: Tom Steele

I would hope the new members of the council will be questioners of spending as opposed to just yes voters .Do your homework and remember who you work for.

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