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YuCount Community Newsletter MARCH 2018

Post Date:03/01/2018
Three interviews were held on  February 12, 2018, for the vacant position of State Representative, Legislative District 13.  The Yuma County Board of Supervisors interviewed the applicants and made the final decision to nominate Tim Dunn, a long time member of the Yuma County family.  He is also a  farmer with strong ties to the Arizona Farm Bureau.

Shortly after the interview Representative Tim Dunn drove to Phoenix for a swearing-in ceremony.  We wish him well as he represents Yuma County at the Arizona State Legislature.

Yuma County Nutrition Program coordinators 
bring an interactive event for area 3rd graders to encourage them to lead healthy lifestyles for the rest of their lives.  Body Walk is set up at the Yuma Civic and Convention Center and consists of 7 stations representing parts of the body. At each station students and parents have the opportunity to meet interesting costumed characters that engage them in a brief learning activity on the importance of being physically active every day and making healthy food choices. The tour culminates at Body Walk Boot Camp where they get to participate in a variety of fun games.
On February 13, 2018, The Board of Supervisors met with all Yuma County Directors and Elected Officials to discuss long range financial planning, budget forecast, employee benefits and pay. 

Budget Sessions will be held May 9 and 10. You can watch the meetings on Channel 77 or online at
The Safety Award Winner for the final quarter of 2017 is Jesus "Chuy" Salazar from Public Works Department.  Mr. Salazar is the Waste Management Lead worker for the Yuma County Public Works Department serving in this position for 5 years and with Yuma County for 8 years.

The Waste Management Division has 53 roll-off bins ranging from 30 to 50 cubic yards used for waste collection at the transfer sites. The bins are subject to heavy use and rough conditions which can result in damage which can expose employees and the public to safety hazards and unsanitary conditions.

To minimize hazards, Mr. Salazar developed and implemented a roll-off bin inspection program and checklist. Bins are taken out-of-service until they can be repaired or replaced. 
He is being recognized for creating an inspection program to ensure the roll-off bins used to collect and dispose of solid waste can hold up to 50 cubic yards of waste. He has also trained his staff on how to properly inspect roll-off bins and take them out of service to prevent injuries.

Thank you, Mr. Salazar, for your hard work and dedication!
The Elections Office is in charge of overseeing the implementation of election procedures.  Before every election, the department recruits poll workers and trains them according to the State Statutes and Regulations.  They ensure that vote centers are in compliance.   They prepare the candidate packets for the individuals that choose to run for an elected position.  They also establish precinct boundaries for Yuma County.

To learn more about elections you can navigate to the Yuma County Election Office.

Upcoming elections for 2018 are:
  • August 28, 2018 - Yuma County Primary Election
    • Voter registration closes July 30, 2018
    • Early voting begins August 1, 2018
  • November 6, 2018 - Yuma County General Election
    • Voter registration closes October 8, 2018  
    • Early voting begins October 10, 2018
In addition to eBooks and eAudio Books, the Yuma County Library District is pleased to offer access to Digital Magazines! RBdigital magazines (formerly Zinio) are available through the library’s website. With a YCLD library card, nearly 100 magazine titles are available for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. RBdigital features include:

Current Issues – New issues are released simultaneously with print editions, and many are available for immediate download before print editions arrive at the library.

Always-Available Backlist – As collections grow, so does the digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.

Collection Management – Using your personal account, you can check out magazines and read them online through browsers or download them on the RBdigital app.

No-Limit Permanent Checkouts – Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you’d like!

For more information, check out the RBdigital FAQs or call (928) 782-1871.


A Legal Guardianship Custody Informational Forum will be held at the Yuma County Superior Court, 250 W. 2nd Street, Friday, March 2, from 9 am-12 pm.

The Clinic is part of a series of sessions offered by the Yuma County Law Library designed to assist self-represented litigants with various case types. The clinic will be given in English with a Spanish interpreter present.

This event is made possible with the collaboration of Community Legal Services, Conciliation Court Services, Law Library, Yuma County Bar Association, Clerk of the Superior Court and others.

Please share this information with anyone who may benefit from assistance with this forum.


On February 5, 1913, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors discussed holding a teachers' institute due to a law made by the Arizona State Legislature. The Superintendent of Schools had notified teachers that they were expected to attend unless otherwise excused by the Superintendent. The Law expressly stated that one session of three days would be held at the beginning of the school term at which all teachers are expected to attend. (Per Arizona Session Laws, 1912, Section 23, Page 375 all schools shall be closed during the sessions of the County Institute. Source:

Furthermore, each daily session, especially those held in the southern part of the county would cost a considerable amount in salaries. For District No. 1 the salary list amounted to about $93.00 per day.  The Superintendent of Schools recommended the Board of Supervisors seek legal counsel as to the legality of these sessions.

In other business, the Board asked the Superintendent to provide an explanation as to why 2nd Avenue School could use 1200 pounds of ice from September 23-27, 913, which was the first week of school. Only 2600 pounds of ice was used for the entire month of October. The Yuma Ice Company made a demand on and was paid for that amount of ice.  Board members were: F. E. Elliot, Chairman; B. F. Hopkins, and Ike Proebstel.

Submitted by:
Ginger Hamilton
Yuma County Administration

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