Desert Messenger

May 04, 2016

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4 May 4, 2016 Walk with ease Chief Renfro still on the job ~ Is pain stopping you from doing the things you love? ~ Do you want to be more physically active? ~ Do you have a chronic condition? Walk With Ease is a FREE, fun and safe 6-week exercise program that has been proven to: • Reduce pain • Increase balance, strength, walk- ing pace & stamina • Improve overall health • Build confidence in your ability to be physically active Classes will be at our Arizona Western College, Quartzsite Learning Center - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:00am—8:00am. Sign-ups for classes start in April- Become a healthier YOU in 2016! Call us for more information Quartzsite Learning Center 695 N Kofa Ave. 928-927-8299 Corner of Moon Mt. & Cowell • Quartzsite • 928-927-5400 QUARTZSITE'S ONLY YEAR ROUND SALON Cheyanne, Debbi, and Sandy ARE HERE FOR ALL YOUR OPEN YEAR ROUND! Hair, Nails, and Pedicure Services Neighborhood Watch to meet Thurs. May 6 Quartzsite Police Chief Ernie Ren- fro invites all residents of the Town of Quartzsite to attend and discuss establishing Neighborhood Watch at 6:00 PM, on THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2016, at the Town of Quartzsite Com- munity Center. "The QPD would like to coordinate and establish small neighborhood groups with a representative to communicate to the police department about the activities of your neighborhood," said Renfro. He said he hopes to bring each Neighborhood Watch group together with QPD Officers and encourage oth- ers to participate in Neighborhood Watches to protect life and property." For more information contact the Office at (928) 927-4644 Quartzsite Town Council accepted the resignation of Quartzsite Police Chief Ernie Renfro during a special meeting held Friday, April 1st. Renfro had originally stated his last day would be May 6, but said he'd be open to staying longer. Council members directed Town Manager Skylor Miller to negotiate with Chief Renfro for possible extension on final work day in order to find a replacement Chief of Police. On Tuesday, April 26th the coun- cil rescinded Renfro's resignation and approved a new employment contract. Council did not reveal the details, but after the meeting Renfro explained he can now live in Phoenix with his family. He said it's only an hour and half away. He said even when he worked in Phoe- nix it would sometimes take that long to get to work. Renfro thanked the Town Man- ager, the Council and everybody he had worked with. He also said he would work hard to find someone that could continue with the work he had done. Before you put political signs in the ground... KNOW WHAT'S BELOW! Protect the Safety of Campaign Workers, Volunteers and the Public During Political Seasons • For decades, utility providers installed thousands of miles of pipelines, wires, cables and other equipment across our state. Now, that complex utility network is buried beneath homes and schools, businesses and roadways, parks, open spaces, forests and farms. Knowing what's below before installing signs prevents serious in- juries and protects the vital utilities we all rely on every day. • INSTALL SIGNS SAFELY • Stay safe and avoid damages by installing signs at least 2 feet (24 inches) from the paint, flags or other marks you see on the ground. • UTILITY MARKING COLORS • Utilities are marked with paint, flags or whiskers in different colors based on what type they are in ac- cordance with the Uniform Color Code of Utility Markings. Review the color code at www.Arizona811. com, so you know which type(s) of utilities you are working around! Before putting political signs in the ground... The Arizona State law is A.R.S. 40-360.21-31, and requires any- one who is excavating on public or private property for any reason to determine, in advance, "whether underground facilities will be en- countered, and if so where they are located from each and every un- derground facilities operator and taking measures for control of the facilities in a careful and prudent manner." There is no difference between "digging" and "excavating" under Arizona law. In fact, Arizona law defines excavating as any opera- tion in which earth, rock, or other material in the ground is moved, removed or otherwise displaced by means or use of any tools, equip- ment or explosives and includes, without limitation, grading, trench- ing, digging, ditching, drilling, au- guring, boring, tunneling, scraping, cable or pipe plowing and driving. • TAKE THE PLEDGE OF SAFETY - It's free and easy to participate. Take the Pledge of Safety now at Signs. - Protect the safety of campaign workers, volunteers and the public. - Reduce your risk of personal li- ability for damage to critical under- ground facilities. - Avoid endangering or angering your voters by disrupting vital services. - Earn the ability to use the Ari- zona 811 Pledge of Safety logo to demonstrate your commitment to protecting the community you seek to represent. Questions? Email PoliticalSigns@ For information about the Arizona Underground Facilities Protection Law including the process of enforcing its require- ments, call the Arizona Corpora- tion Commission Pipeline Safety Division at 602-262-5601 or email

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