Cottonwood AZ (March 9, 2016) – The governing boards of Clarkdale Fire District and Verde Valley Fire District unanimously adopted resolutions at their February regular meetings declaring that a consolidation of the two districts should be considered. The resolutions further declare that hearings will be held to obtain public comment.
The districts have been discussing sharing services, in some form, since May, 2015. The boards directed their fire chiefs to meet to study and compare all aspects of the districts. The board discussions and staff research have lead the boards to believe that a consolidation may be beneficial to the citizens they serve by enhancing efficiency and service while eliminating duplicated costs.
The Clarkdale Fire District Public Hearing will be held March 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clark Memorial Clubhouse, 19 N. Ninth Street, Clarkdale. The Verde Valley Fire District Public Hearing will be held on April 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in Godard Hall, Verde Valley Manor, 3400 E. Godard Road, Cottonwood. Persons who own property within the districts should expect to find a Taxpayer Notice of Proposed Fire District Consolidation in their mailboxes in the next couple of weeks.
For more information, and to view the Taxpayer Notice of Proposed Fire District Consolidation, please go to clarkdalefd.org and verdevalleyfire.org.