Bill's Newscast: Building Permits on the Rise in PV

10 October 2017
  Bill Monroe, KQNA News, 1130 AM

Prescott Valley is building again.

Building permits up slightly in Prescott Valley

The number of building permits issued in Prescott Valley last month is up slightly.  The Town has issued 267 permits, including 20 for homes in the Granville subdivision, 12 in the Quailwood subdivision, 4 each in Viewpoint and central Prescott Valley, 3 in Pronghorn Ranch and 2 in Mingus West.  A new commercial permit has been issued for a 92 unit independent living, assisted living and memory care facility that will be known as Windsong Senior Living.  This new facility will be located on Windsong Drive near the Prescott Valley Samaritan Center.  In August, the Town of Prescott Valley issued 265 building permits, including 43 for new single family homes.  

Noise regulations to be considered in Prescott

The Prescott City Council meets at 1 tomorrow afternoon to discuss noise regulations.  According to City Manager Michael Lamar, there are 4 forms of the noise ordinance that are up for review.  The first is the current noise regulation, which prohibits loud and disturbing noise within City limits.  The second is a model ordinance that enforces noise violations by a reasonable person standard.  The third is the former City of Mesa code that regulates noise by way of decibel measurements.  The last form is the regulation the City of Scottsdale uses, which enforces noise complaints by way of a reasonable person standard.  However, it creates a presumption that any noise over 68 decibels is unreasonable.  Lamar says the impact on noise enforcement is primarily on the Prescott Police Department, Code Enforcement and City Prosecutor.  Overly restrictive noise regulations could impact special events operations.  The City Council meeting will be held at City Hall on South Cortez Street.  

Bird Street and road improvements

Watch for delays along Bird Street due to road improvement work.  City of Prescott officials say crews will start cutting the roadway in preparation for water main installation from Hillside Avenue to near Merritt Avenue.  Work hours are 7 am to 6 pm today through Friday.  This work is part of a road and utility upgrade project taking place along select streets in the Dexter neighborhood and surrounding areas.  Deteriorated and undersized water and sewer main lines are being replaced to increase service reliability and main line capacity.  The City of Prescott and its contractor, Capital Improvements are working on this project, which is scheduled for completion next spring.  

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