Town of Clarkdale Update

July 29, 2022

Don't miss National Night Out on Tuesday

This free event is a great way to meet local law enforcement and your neighbors. The fun starts at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Town Park. Free hotdogs, hamburgers and fun for the kids.
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Council adopts 2022/2023 budget

At their meeting held on July 26, the Town Council voted to adopt the Fiscal Year 2022/2023 Town budget. The Council had discussed the budget and taken public comments at five prior Council meetings. Budget information will now be posted on the Town website.


The Council will hold a public hearing and vote to levy the tax on July 9 at 6 p.m. The budget will result in a tax rate decrease - going from 1.5318 to 1.4765. View the budget documents here.

Police Activity

Major incidents reported to the department for the week of July 20 through July 26, 2022:


  • July 20: Sgt. Brundridge and Lead Officer Guth investigated a suspicious death in the Crossroads at Mingus neighborhood. The medical examiner determined that the death was natural. Chief Taylor, Sgt. Candelaria, Officer Montijo, and Officer Jackson assisted.
  • July 22: Sgt. Candelaria received a missing person report and spent his shift following leads. The man was located in Flagstaff the next day; he was safe and unharmed.
  • July 22: Sgt. Candelaria arrested a man for extreme DUI after he crashed on 89A at Paloma Drive. Officer Jackson assisted.
  • July 22: Officer Jackson arrested a man for DUI after he crashed his truck into a fence in upper Clarkdale.
  • July 23: Officer Jackson assisted Sgt. Brundridge and Ambassador Joe Barney with an unruly event at the Clubhouse.
  • July 23: Officer Jackson responded to an assault at Lamplighter Village. The case is being long formed to the Clarkdale prosecutor for consideration of charges. Sgt. Brundridge assisted with follow up calls.


Agency Assists

  • July 26: Sgt. Brundridge and Chief Taylor assisted Yavapai Apache PD with a fight between two women on the Clarkdale reservation. Sgt. Brundridge transported one of the women to jail.


Notable Events


Total Calls 55

Calls Criminal in Nature 3

Traffic Stops 9

Citations 3

Warnings 6

Citations – non-traffic 0

Requests for Citizen Assistance 8

Animal Problems 5

Requests by Other Agencies for Assistance 5

Assists Criminal in Nature 1

Responses to Calls at the RAPs 0

Domestic Violence Calls 0

Warrant Arrests 1

Council issues proclamation to honor Nancy Smith

In addition to adopting the annual budget at their meeting, the Town Council also issued a proclamation to honor cherished historian, Nancy Smith, who recently passed away. Nancy devoted much of her life to local historic preservation. Some of her efforts include placement of the Clarkdale Memorial Clubhouse on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and working to open the Clarkdale Heritage Center, now known as the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum. Nancy's daughter was able to attend the meeting to accept the proclamation from members of Council and the Historic Preservation Commission.

Town of Clarkdale Board & Commission Vacancies 2022

Volunteers are needed to apply for Board and Commission vacancies. Now is your chance to make a difference in your community and help guide the future of Clarkdale. We are requesting applications for the following appointments:


· Parks & Recreation Commission

· Planning Commission

· Design Review Board

· Historic Preservation Commission


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must reside within the Clarkdale Town Limits. The deadline for submission of applications is Aug. 15, 2022.


To get more information or to download an application go to the Town website at Boards & Commissions | Clarkdale, AZ . Information is also available at the Town Administration Building, 39 N. Ninth St. Clarkdale, AZ 86324. Return completed applications to Charity.Brooks@clarkdale.az.gov.

Upcoming Town election

The next Primary Election will be held on Aug. 2, 2022. Two Council Member seats will be on the ballot. Council Members are elected to four-year terms with no term limits.

Candidates are (in alphabetical order):

  • Alicia “Lisa” O’Neill
  • Laura F. Jones
  • Linsey Branam (This candidate has withdrawn from the election)

For more election information, please visit https://www.clarkdale.az.gov/163/Elections

Water resource reminder

During the months of May through September, outdoor water usage shall not occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Watering days shall be coordinated with your address as follows:

  • Even-numbered addresses may irrigate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • Odd-numbered addresses may irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • No irrigation shall be allowed on Monday.
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