HSE - Pulse Research

Home | Classifieds | Place an ad | Obituaries | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | 928 Media Lab | Contact Us | Subscribe | Yellow Pages
Prescott Valley Tribune | Prescott Valley, Arizona

home : latest news : latest news August 1, 2014

5/20/2013 8:08:00 AM
Prescott Valley commission discusses county ordinances

Yavapai County zoning ordinance amendments can become an issue with nearby municipal jurisdictions when the jurisdictions annex unincorporated areas.

However, a proposed county zoning amendment that applies to ground-mounted solar or wind-power installations is the only likely amendment that would be relevant to Prescott Valley, according to town planner Ruth Mayday.

By contrast, a county ordinance amendment on community gardens on vacant residential lots would not be an issue that is likely to come up, Mayday told the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday.

A community garden is located on commercial land behind Albertsons, and staff believes community gardens are inappropriate for residential areas, according to a staff report to the commission.

Commissioner Bill Johnstone asked Mayday why a county ordinance comes up.

"They ask our opinion," she said, referring to her county counterparts. She added staff has no intention of drafting an ordinance to allow family cemeteries in backyards.

Mayday's boss, Community Development Director Richard Parker, said a new state law mandates that towns and cities may not apply more stringent zoning when they annex unincorporated areas.

Commission Chairman Rick Duskey inquired about ground-mounted installations for solar and wind power.

"Do we wait for somebody to bring it up?" he asked.

Mayday responded that staff looks at a matter to determine whether community interest exists.

"How do we proceed?" Duskey asked.

Mayday responded, "Just like anything else. Staff thinks it is worthy of a review."

Duskey said he does not favor wind turbines in residential areas.

"I guess we will just go ahead and ask you to put it on the agenda" when issues come up, Duskey said.

The issue could come up because interest in alternative energy sources is growing, the staff report states. But to date, most installations have been mounted on roofs.

The commissioners also briefly discussed proposed town ordinances involving temporary sign banners, recreational vehicle storage, definitions of commercial vehicles, and allowing mobile home and recreational vehicle parks in commercially and industrially zoned areas.

The commissioners also talked about Parker's recommendation to arrange a joint meeting with the Town Council in a few months. The commission serves as an advisory board to the council.

Cherie Dreves and John Yeater attended their first meeting as commissioners, and Commissioner Charles Musarra was absent. Yeater formerly chaired the commission and served on the council. Dreves is a recycling specialist for Patriot Disposal.

    Recently Commented     Most Viewed
Obituary: Doris Jane Berger (1 comment)
Blog: Lucky 7 Percent! Congress approval hits an historic low (5 comments)
Communicating with dementia sufferers not always easy (1 comment)
Think marijuana is harmless? Think again (19 comments)
BLOG: Your 2014 GOP Primary Primer Part 2 (4 comments)

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Prescott Valley, AZ
Click for weather forecast

Find It Features Blogs Milestones Extras Other Publications Local Listings Submit
Classifieds | Place an ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
Yavapai Gaming - August 2014

© Copyright 2014 Prescott Newspapers, Inc. The Prescott Valley Tribune is the information source for Prescott Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Prescott Newspapers Online is a service of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. By using the Site, pvtrib.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Prescott Newspapers Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved