CV council could approve $189,900 engineering plan for new community park

Camp Verde Parks and Recreation Division Manager Mike Marshall stands at the site of the Town’s proposed community park off SR 260. (Photo by Bill Helm)

Camp Verde Parks and Recreation Division Manager Mike Marshall stands at the site of the Town’s proposed community park off SR 260. (Photo by Bill Helm)

CAMP VERDE – Wednesday, Camp Verde Town Council could say yes to an $189,000 engineering plan Town Manager Russ Martin says is the “first step in the formal development of the park.”

“This is not an exciting step,” Martin says. “But [it] is necessary to do this project right, right from the start.”

The construction plans to be developed under a Professional Engineering and Design Services Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates under Professional On-Call Consulting Services Agreement #15-112 would result in “proper preparation of the park property for the future development of the park,” says Camp Verde Public Works Director Ron Long.

“What this work entails is the engineering and design work necessary to prepare a set of construction plans that will ensure that the park property is properly developed,” Long says.

Long also says that the construction plans will show “how the site will be graded and drained; the locations, dimensions, and elevations of building pads for; the ball fields, buildings, other park appurtenances, and that all the necessary infrastructure to support these facilities; reclaimed irrigation water, potable water well, waste water, electric, phone/data, and the roads are installed correctly.”

According to council’s Dec. 14 agenda packet, the purpose of the design project is to make “minor revisions” to the Town’s current Park Master Plan and is funded for Fiscal Year 2017.

According to Martin, the Town has budgeted “about $240,000, which includes some opportunity for actual ground work should the opportunity present itself before July [2017]. The hope is that could help with the road in, until additional budget considerations come up in the 2017-18 budget.”

“Bottom line is we’re good with the budget,” Martin says.

$25,000 grant on TraCS software

Soon, the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office will be able to write speeding tickets faster than ever.

Actually, the Arizona Department of Transportation is providing the Marshal’s Office with a grant to not exceed $25,000 for TraCS software and equipment installation for the system that should create a greater efficiency for writing tickets and submitting them directly to the proper court.

“The Marshal’s Office has been working to prepare for implementation of the TraCS system for almost two years and has run into difficulty with final implementation, which requires IT services to complete,” states the Dec. 14 council agenda packet.

E-ticket or the TraCS system – is an electronic submission program that submits electronic tickets “almost immediately to the court and accident reports to ADOT,” says Camp Verde Marshal Nancy Gardner.

Once the technology is fully functioning, a motorist could be stopped, cited and back on the road quicker than ever.

The e-ticket process “will expedite the traffic stops due to taking less time the deputy has to spend writing the traffic ticket or warning,” Gardner says. “The driver’s license can be swiped in the transmission box and it will input the information on the form, creating less likeliness for human error. The program will be a consistent manner of operating similar to DPS, Cottonwood PD and soon Clarkdale PD.”

Wednesday, council could accept the grant – and authorize Mayor Charlie German’s signature on the grant.

Also Wednesday …

Council could also approve an amendment to the job description and salary plan for the Town’s Wastewater Division Manager.

Also Wednesday, council will receive an update on the Town’s Capital Improvements Plan.

The Dec. 14 council special work session will be held at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers, located at 473 S. Main St., suite 106.

A copy of the agenda is available at http://www.campverde.az.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/12-14-2016-Special-Work-Session1.pdf.

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