Town of Clarkdale Update
Nov. 24, 2023
Feb. 9, 2024
Beware of spam text messages
The Yavapai County Recorder's Office has recently been contacted by registered voters who have received spam text messages stating they are not registered to vote.
You may check your status here: https://my.arizona.vote. The Yavapai County Recorder is your trusted source for verifying your voter registration status. Please take a moment and visit their webpage at https://www.yavapaivotes.gov/Home. Here you will find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines, early voting information, voter education videos and much more.
Additionally, the Yavapai County Recorder, Michelle Burchill, would like to notify voters of the following:
- All voters in Yavapai County have been mailed a new voter registration identification card due to a change in precinct numbers, names, and boundaries.
- Voters who have recently submitted changes to their voter registration such as political party, residential address or mailing address, will receive another voter registration identification with those reflected changes.
- Please retain your newest ID card and dispose of older versions.
For further questions, please contact Yavapai County Voter Registration at 928-771-3248, opt 9.
Planning and Zoning to meet to review new subdivision (updated Q&A)
The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Men's Lounge to review a request for a preliminary plat for a new subdivision located at the corner of 89A and Clarkdale Parkway. The project proposes a planned development with 139 single family homes and an apartment complex with 144 units. (The apartment complex is not part of the preliminary plat.)
Question: Is this development already approved?
Answer: No it hasn't been. (See last week's E-newsletter for the entire response.)
Question: Why is there a development agreement under discussion?
Answer: The Town of Clarkdale does not have impact fees. To ensure the developer contributes their proportionate share of needed infrastructure, a development agreement is discussed as part of the review process so that adequate time is allowed to negotiate the terms of the agreement. The development agreement points have not been approved by Council nor by the Developer. Staff has put forth the following suggested contributions from the developer, which are predicated on the approval of the plat as submitted. Changes to that plat will likely lead to renegotiation of these developer contributions. If the property is developed under by-right zoning, there likely will be no development agreement.
- Construct a deceleration lane in the Right-of-Way adjacent to and abutting the Property’s frontage on Cement Plant Road. (EOPC $500,000)
- $1,050,000 to the Town to offset the impact of this development on the water storage system.
- Water Connection and Capacity Fees: No waiver of established fees.
- Developer acknowledges the importance of quality public schools and desires to mitigate the impact that the development may have on the Clarkdale-Jerome School District. Therefore, the Developer will contribute $600,000 to said school district.
- At least two (2) connections to the social trails existing on the adjacent parcel currently owned by the Clarkdale-Jerome School District.
- Contribute $150,000 for the design and/or construction of additional restroom facilities at the Town Park.
This list does not include items generally provided for in Town Code development standards.
Broadway Road Overlay traffic control plan
A major infrastructure enhancement project will take place along South Broadway from Feb. 20 through June 18. Construction will begin where the sidewalk currently ends near Peace Garden Path, up to the Cottonwood city limits. The road will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, reopening each evening. The project encompasses new pavement, bike lanes, curb, gutter, and a sidewalk along one side of the road. The project aims to improve safety and accessibility for all road users.
This project has been partially funded with a NACOG HURF Exchange grant through NACOG and the Arizona Department of Transportation. Local funds will be utilized for the balance of the project costs.
For more information or to share concerns, please visit clarkdale.az.gov or contact Public Works at 928-639-2450.
Town Park bathrooms under construction
Please pardon our dust! Clarkdale Town Park (1001 Main St.) restrooms will be under construction from Feb. 5 – Feb. 28 for ADA accessibility and other upgrades. Portable restrooms will be available until construction is complete. Questions? Call Parks and Recreation at 928-639-2460.
Peddler's permit required for door-to-door sales
Have door-to-door salespeople come to your house recently? Individuals selling products or services door-to-door in Clarkdale are required to have a peddler’s permit issued by the Police Department per Town Code. If a door-to-door salesperson cannot produce a permit, please report them by calling dispatch at 928-634-2921; an officer will respond.
Major incidents for the week of Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, 2023:
- Feb. 2: A resident of Mountain Gate discovered $17,000 debt on his credit report. Officer Montijo is handling the investigation.
- Feb. 4: Officer Jackson handled an argument between a mother and teenager at a residence in upper Clarkdale. The parties were separated for the night.
- Feb. 5: Officer Jackson responded to a residence in lower Clarkdale for a man making suicidal threats. Spectrum Mobile Crisis Team also responded. Officer Jackson transported the man to Verde Valley Medical Center.
- Feb. 6: Officer Fricke observed a fight between a couple at Number 1 Foods and intervened. He arrested the woman for assault per domestic violence. The man was cited and released for disorderly conduct per domestic violence. Lt. Candelaria, Sgt. Guth, and Lead Officer Johnston assisted.
- Feb. 6: Officer Jackson and Sgt. Guth assisted Verde Valley Fire with a small residential fire on Rio Lane. The residents are safe but some baby chicks in the chicken coop were lost in the fire.
- Feb. 7: While on a traffic stop on Broadway Road, Officer King arrested the driver for DUI. Officer Jackson and Officer Leach assisted.
- Feb. 6: Officer Fricke attended an Officer Wellness training in Phoenix.
Total Calls: 71
Calls Criminal in Nature: 3
Traffic Stops: 17
Citations Non-Traffic: 2
Requests for Citizen Assistance: 37
Animal Problems: 5
Requests by Other Agencies for Assistance: 5
Assists Criminal in Nature: 0
Responses to Calls at the RAPS: 1
Domestic Violence Calls: 1
Warrant Arrests: 1
Historic Society and Museum
CHSM is actively seeking board members! They are a “working” board, which means they all pitch in to accomplish many things. From reopening the museum after the Covid pandemic, to redesigning all exhibits and upgrading their technology. They continue to process donations and keep an up-to-date inventory of all donated items. They also send out a monthly newsletter to keep their members informed and encourage anyone to attend their monthly meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
- Town Council Meeting - Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. AGENDA
- Parks and Recreation Commission - Wed. Feb. 14. at 5 p.m. Agenda items include Connect Clarkdale Trails and Active Transportation Master Plan, Parks and Recreation Youth Advisor, Concerts in the Park, and Selna Mongini Park updates.
- Planning and Zoning Commission - Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Race application received
The Town has received a request to approve the Historic Clarkdale Criterium Bike event. The event is a family friendly bike event to take place in Town Park and some surrounding Clarkdale streets. It includes a criterium bike race, music, farmers market, artists, and community health and cycling education, scheduled for April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The "not for profit" event will benefit the development of a mountain bike course at the Clarkdale Jerome School.
The event, if approved, will close several upper Clarkdale streets to through traffic for several hours throughout the day. There will be opportunities for residents to leave or return to their homes during the closure. Event organizers are reaching out to affected residents to share information about the event and notify that there will be a public meeting at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse Men's Lounge on Mon. Feb. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All interested community members should attend.
Community events: so much to do!
Valentines event from Art in the Clark
Dig Days reservations now open
Patio Park Revitalization Plan
Feb. 13 from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Clark Clubhouse
Please join us to share your thoughts on the Patio Park Revitalization Strategy
The Town of Clarkdale is pleased to present the Draft Patio Park Revitalization Strategy that will directly benefit the historic Patio Park Subdivision. This strategy will assist in applying for grants for the upgrade and repair of existing housing and create opportunities for other improvements, while maintaining Patio Park’s unique historical character.
We want to know what you think - your comments are valuable! Please direct comments to Ruth Mayday, Assistant Town Manager - Ruth.Mayday@clarkdale.az.gov or deliver comments to Town Hall at 890 Main Street.
The Patio Park Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy may be accessed on the Town website: PATIO PARK NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN
Photo Credit: Ellen Jo Roberts