COTTONWOOD - A busy day for the Yavapai Supervisors is in store when they meet in Cottonwood and kick off several projects.
Supervisors are asked to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Cottonwood Transit System to provide transit services for a period of one year in the amount of $27,000 with the money derived from the regional road funds for District 3.
Yavapai County needed to find alternative funding to help support the bus system outside the city, when the state legislature diverted into the General Fund Highway User Revenue Funds intended to support local transit systems.
Supervisors will be asked to support a cost-sharing agreement with the Coconino Forest to develop a NEPA environmental assessment of Cohnville Trail project. The NEPA document is necessary to formalize the trail project on public land. The historic Cohnville Trail connects Cornville with Bridgeport and is planned to link to the Cornville Multi-Use Path that has been under discussion for several years.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office would have a helicopter for use if the supervisors agree to a transfer agreement. Guidance Helicopters, a training school at Embry-Riddle Airport, has offered the county a used Robinson R44 helicopter for one dollar. The council would have to rehabilitate the chopper at an estimated cost of $250,000. Sheriff Steve Waugh is suggesting the work be funded through grants and RICO Funds.
Approval for an intergovernmental agreement is sought by the Flood Control District for a pact with the Arizona Department of Water Resources for participation in an emergency flood warning program, including support for four USGS stream gauges.
In development action, Rick and Dione Cozens are asking the Supervisors for approval of a use permit to allow a second kitchen to serve an assisted living facility on a 3-acre parcel in a residential zone just north of Cornville Road on Page Springs Road.
Robert and Barbara Predmore are also requesting that the Supervisors grant an extension to an approved site plan to allow Alcantara Winery to start construction of the winery complex, originally approved in 2006.
Finally, Aros, who has acted as a police K-9 for the County Sheriff's Office for 10 years will be retired to his handler, Deputy Harry Schrum.