Winslow City Council to discuss potential 2,000 bed private prison

WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow City Council held their regular meeting July 24. There are two future dates to be aware of - at noon on Aug. 7 will be adoption of new tax levy at a special council meeting. A public hearing begins Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. at the Winslow High School Performing Arts Center about a potential 2,000 bed private prison in Winslow.

Highlights of the July 24 meeting include -

• Mayor Boyd said he was again on the task force in Navajo County to address reservation border town issues in reducing the impact of Native American street people. This is an effort to reduce public intoxication without infringing on the civil rights of citizens and providing humane treatment.

• The new South Side water line is being tested, new service to La Posada being installed and everything should be in-service by the first week in August.

• Resolution No. 1605, Adoption of City Budget for 2012-20113, passed.

• Dee Rodriguez obtained $2,000 from the city for the Sept. 11 event at the new 9-11 Park.

• The final phase of Well No. 7 has been completed and the water quality is excellent. Council approved $199,400 for finishing controls-power-pumping of the well, producing 900,000 gallons of water per day.

• Police Chief Garnett asked for and received approval for one additional full-time officer. Funding will be supported by a grant.

• City council extended the Hubble Building lease to the Winslow Chamber of Commerce and renewed new chamber contract.

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