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Resolution approved for new trash truck

By submitted, 06/21/22 2:31 PM

PRESCOTT – June’s meeting of the Prescott City Council was one of the shortest on record, lasting slightly less than 20 minutes.

The main order of business was approval of a resolution allowing the city to enter into a new lease/purchase agreement to buy a new trash truck. City Attorney Glenn Vasser reminded the council it had approved making the purchase at its March 2020 meeting. Basically, nothing has changed except the city won’t be getting a 2020 truck, but a 2022 model, with the lease on the 2020 model terminated. The terms are the same, he said, but the price is higher.

Jamie Hillery, executive director of the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce, updated the panel on the recent clean up day, saying 24 volunteers picked up 878 pounds of trash around Prescott. She said it was a hot day, but everyone stayed the entire time. Plans are to have another clean up day in the fall.

Hillery pointed out she included a flyer for the sesquicentennial on July 7, urging everyone to attend. The event will be at the Nevada County Courthouse where a time capsule will be buried, there will be speeches and refreshments.

The annual July 4 fireworks show will be June 30, she said, but there could be some changes. Because of construction at Prescott High School, the band may not be able to set up on the track as it usually does, and there could be issues with parking. However, the baseball field will be used to set off the fireworks. She said she’ll keep everyone updated on how things will be set up. Questions were raised about using the fairgrounds, but Hillery said it would be difficult to have a fireworks show as there’s no barrier between the crowd and the fireworks.

Councilman Patricia Roberts thanked the city for allowing members of the council to attend the recent Municipal League conference, saying in talking to people from other communities, she learned they’re having the same problems faced in Prescott.

Councilman Howard Austin said Cave City impressed¬† him as it works with Prairie View. He said when Cave City had a problem with its sewers, Prairie View helped out. “Cities need to work together,” he said.

Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver said Prescott has helped Gurdon, and has also worked with Hope on electricity issues.

Councilman Ivory Curry said he learned the city can get legal help for the nonsense going on here.