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Sun, Dec. 15

Kyllingstad sidewalk back before council

Staff photo by Carol Keefer

THE controversial property line on Main Street.

The agenda item clarifies a July 21 council motion directing staff to send a letter to ADOT about the sidewalk in front of the Kyllingstad property. The sidewalk would be placed within ADOT's right of way along Main Street.

"Right now, ADOT has plans to put an asphalt sidewalk within its right of way. The sidewalk will be divided on both the roadway and Kyllingstad's boundaries by AB," Town Manager Bill Lee said.

The town and Steve Kyllingstad, the owner of the Verde Café and a building next to it, have been unable to reach a right-of-way agreement for improvements related to the Main Street Beautification Project. It is the only area left unimproved along the town's main thoroughfare as the project nears completion.

Lee said town officials do not agree with ADOT's position.

"We don't want ADOT to revert that sidewalk back to the town. We're fearful that the sidewalk will put pedestrians in harms' way, because they'll be walking behind parked cars."

Lee said they've informed ADOT by letter of their concerns.

The council meets Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 473 S. Main St.

On other issues, the council will:

• Appoint representatives to the Central Business District Project Area committee (PAC).

• Award a bid for a street improvement program.

• Direct staff on distribution of money raised from the Main Street Stampede event.

• Consider Second Advent Broadcasting Network's proposal to continue videotaping and broadcasting the council's regular sessions for $3,600 ($1,200 budgeted in the General Fund).

• Approve a letter to go to Northern Arizona Council of Governments supporting the town's position to receive Community Development Block Grant funds during fiscal year 2006.

The consent agenda, generally adopted by blanket consent, includes proclamation of Aug. 7 as Military Order of the Purple Heart Day in Arizona; adoption of an intergovernmental agreement with Yavapai County for drainage financial assistance at Seventh, Cliffs Parkway and Finnie Flat Roads; and the renewal by motion of an IGA with Yavapai County for library services.

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