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Supervisors cancel three area school board elections

September 7, 2018

KINGMAN – County supervisors earlier this week cancelled several general elections for school district seats in the Bullhead City area.

The board cancelled the election for the Bullhead Elementary School District 15 election, the Mohave Valley Elementary School District 16 election and the Western Arizona Vocational Education district board election.

The supervisors also voted to provide support for the Bullhead City Fire District, Mohave Valley Fire Department, Golden Shores Fire District and the Fort Mojave Mesa Fire District board elections.

In other action, the supervisors honored the life of U.S. Sen. John McCain, who died Aug. 25. McCain served in Congress for 31 years and ran for president in 2008.

District 4 Sup. Jean Bishop said McCain helped Mohave County with issues including burros, fish, downwinders and water issues.

The board recognized Bill Weaver of the sheriff’s office search and rescue Bullhead City unit as this year’s recipient of the Joe Young Volunteer of the Year award. Weaver has been a county volunteer for 25 years.

The board approved an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a permit to construct and maintain drainage improvements to Sacramento Wash near the Oatman Highway bridge near Topock.

The supervisors approved supporting the Section 232 investigation into importing uranium into the United States and the effects of uranium imports on the country’s national security.

The supervisors lifted the outdoor fire and consumer fireworks ban in the unincorporated areas of the county.

The board approved an agreement with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to receive a mobile communications vehicle and equipment at no cost to the county.

The supervisors postponed discussion and a public hearing until Nov. 5 to create a fund for the Sheriff’s Labor Adjudication Program.

The board approved a permit for a 120-foot wireless communication tower on property in the Lagoon Estates north of Valley Drive and east of Highway 95. The carrier will be Sprint.

The supervisors also approved a permit for a 180-foot wireless communication tower on property north of Boundary Cone Road and west of Highway 95. Sprint will be the carrier for that tower as well.

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