News and Events

YTA Board Meetings

  • Yavapai Title building, 1235 E. Gurley (Sheldon and Gurley), 3 p.m.  
  • First Thursday each month.  Meeting dates may change with holidays.

Next or Sample YTA Agenda 

The Yavapai Trails meeting the first Thursday of July has been postponed until 3 PM Thursday July 19 at Yavapai Title.

 There will not be an August YTA meeting due to the  Friday August 10 Arizona Community Foundation awards ceremony luncheon. Cathy Schultz won the special grants 'Shining Star' recognition as a result of her ACF application for the Chino Valley and eventual Sun Corridor trails connection. 

Yavapai Title Building, 1235 E. Gurley

- Treasurers report (Jim Pessin). Judie funded 2 AED’s for Over the Hill Gang via donations
- Website and Facebook status report – Steve Finucane and Judie Hale
- Signage standardization update
- Grants - Discuss 2017 status and new 2018 applications
- The Arizona Community Association awards ceremony – 11:30 Friday August 10 Prescott Resort. Cathy’s grant application for the Chino Valley connection won a special award.
- Trails Construction Projects
o Dells 160 acres recent Open Space purchase (About 2 miles remain to build) Ordered 2 benches to install with plaques recognizing OSA and Over the Hill Gang.  Courier article https://www.dcourier.com/news/2018/mar/29/trail-month-easter-island/
o Mall to Circle Trail requires State Land easement (Mall recently sold to NY buyer)
o Glassford Hill Prescott/PV connections. Application in process. Awarded by AZ State Parks construction grant for 81K (Joint State Land application w/PV)
o Pioneer Park – TBD – details for additional venue/event miles north of Pioneer Parkway
o To Chino from Peavine Trestle east along Granite Creek. Routing established. N. Peavine parking area has pay kiosk and now City vs County parcel Peavine 89A culvert electric not replaced yet. Willow Lake/Embry Riddle box culvert lighting also no longer activated.
o PV – TBD single track within Fain Park. Routings planned E. park plus Stoneridge.
o VA/YC new trails and connections. Closed grant. Purchased culverts and gates.
o Emmanuel Pines/Iron Springs – 2 years 28-30 miles. Construction underway over 80%
o Storm Ranch off PLP roundabout. Final Plat approved by Council with trail intentions. Chris defining routing, parking, and connectivity. Modifications being made to reduce infrastructure.
o Deep Well Ranch, The Dells, AZ ECO, etc. open space/trails strategies and processes.  Antelope Crossing renamed to Saddlewood at Deep Well Ranch.
o Constellation trail parking and access – New parking lot open, work continues. Road east of Phippen to be extended later this year and will accommodate trail to Peavine from Constellation
o City Trails web now has on-line form to report trail problems for repair
- Planning – Gary Worob. Sun Corridor Trail, other community’s connectivity strategies.
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Adjourn. Next Meeting 3 PM Thursday September 6, 2018 Yavapai Title

Other Important Upcoming Meetings or Events

News:

New 6/30/18: For the last year, Greg has been working with the City of Prescott to document the birth of a trail. This documentary-style video shows the process involved in creating a trail from planning to enjoyment.

 

The spring 2018 Yavapai Trails Association newsletter is on the City website at PrescottTrails.com and Yavapai-Trails.org. Also on the new City Website in the Trails section is a selection where a trail maintenance problem can be reported. These notifications will route the message to the responsible jurisdiction, regardless of the location.

Upcoming Events: 

Over the Hill Gang and City volunteer picnic at Goldwater Lake - 11AMWednesday, July 25 upper ramada.

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