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Yavapai County Agency Profile: Public Works
6/29/2012 1:23:00 PM
Yavapai County contains over 8,000 square miles, and within this vast county there is a team of county employees from the Public Works Department who are committed and dedicated to the citizens of Yavapai County to build a better community through quality services, respect and economy.
This Department is composed of five basic divisions: roads, airports, emergency management, solid waste and engineering.
Our Roads Division maintains approximately 800 miles of pave roads and 800 miles of unpaved roads. To help serve the community to its fullest, there are two main maintenance facilities: one located in Camp Verde and the other in Prescott. The Verde facility maintains all the county roads in the eastern and southern portions of the county including the Verde Valley, Cordes Lakes and Black Canyon City areas. The Prescott facility is responsible for county road maintenance in Congress, Yarnell, Seligman and Ash Fork areas, and county roads in the unincorporated areas around Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey-Humbolt.
Typical activities include paving and upgrading dirt roads, patching paved roads, hauling materials and grading dirt roads, snow removal, cleaning roadside ditches and culverts, drainage work, brush cutting, weed mowing, and providing assistance in the event of a declared emergency.
Yavapai County owns three general aviation public use airports located in Bagdad, Sedona and Seligman. We maintain and operate the Bagdad and Seligman airports and the Sedona Airport is maintained and operated by the Sedona Airport Administration. All design and construction projects are funded by state and federal grants.
Emergency Management is responsible for ensuring that all jurisdictions, departments and agencies - county wide - can effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency and disaster events.
Yavapai County owns and operates seven transfer stations located in Bagdad, Black Canyon City, Congress, Camp Verde, Mayer, Seligman and Skull Valley. Recyclables include: motor oil, batteries, plastics, aluminum cans, paper and tires. Camp Verde is the hub for county appliance drop offs. We are in the process of designing a new transfer station near Paulden, just north of the railroad overpass on the west side of SR 89. Construction is anticipated to begin late summer or early fall. We also operate waste tire yards in Camp Verde and in Prescott.
Additionally, the County has been offering a free slash program each year which typically runs from spring to summer, and is in effect at all County transfer station.
We also provide an Adopt-A-Road program and have over 100 miles of county roads adopted by individuals, families, groups and charities who help to keep our roadways clean and beautiful. Our trash patrol also assists in picking up litter and trash along county roadways.
Each year free community cleanups are held in various parts of the county. Please call for further information regarding dates and locations.
Our Engineering Division conducts in-house engineering design services and monitors engineering consultant professional service contracts for all field surveying, computer design, right-of-way acquisition, construction inspection and management for capital improvement projects to include county highways, bridges, and airports. Additionally, this division is responsible for the signing and marking of public roads.
If you have any questions or need further information, please call 928-771-3183 in Prescott, or 928-567-7730 in the Verde Valley.
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