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YuCount Community Newsletter FEBRUARY 2020

Post Date:02/03/2020 4:37 PM

The Yuma County Housing Rehabilitation Program is led by the County Administration Grants Department. The Housing Rehabilitation Program goals are to assist qualified homeowners with health and safety repairs around their homes. On some occasions, the damage to the property is to the point that an entire home may have to be reconstructed. 

Click on the video to check the website and qualifications.


It is an election year, not only that, it's a Presidential Election year!  We all know that means we're going to get TONS of information sent to us through our phones, TV, online and mailers coming to the house. The Yuma County Recorder's Office is advising all voters to be careful with 3rd party mailers. The Recorder's and Elections Office is not affiliated with any third-party mailers.  

Check out the video for more details and if you would like to verify your voting information or status, visit the Voter Registration website.
The Quarterly Safety Award winner is Daniel Paz, IT Manager, who has taken the role of Safety Officer for all the Libraries.
  • He has created an intranet site on all the Safety and Emergency Information.
  • He conducts quarterly fire drills in all the libraries.
  • Updated fire extinguisher maps and purchased bigger signs for better visibility.
  • Provides Safety Tips to encourage staff to be safe while working.
  • He works with staff to ensure unsafe conditions are repaired.
Congratulations Daniel!

Recently the Yuma County Public Works Department joined with volunteers to clean up an area of our desert that has become a hotbed of desert dumping.  This clean up took place on 40th Street and Avenue 10E. Desert dumping is illegal, and citizens can call (928) 217-3867, to report it.

The results of this effort netted TONS of trash and debris that has accumulated illegally. Check out the video to see the progress and to find out more...


On February 27th-February 29th, the Foothills Library will host the 5th Annual Art & Poetry Exhibition, where artists and poets inspire each other!  View artwork and poetry on display, created by local poets, based on artwork by local artists. Vote for your favorite collaboration!

Thursday, February 27th • 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 28th • 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 29th • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Foothills Library is located at 13226 E. South Frontage Road. For more information, call (928) 342-1640.

Employee of the Month – February 2020
Salvador Vera, Library Assistant II (Foothills Branch Library), has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for February 2020. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude. Salvador received a mounted certificate, a nameplate in the book of his choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and his photo will be hung at the Foothills Branch Library during the month of February.

Congratulations Salvador!

On April 16, 1956, a group of Parker citizens and officials of the Parker Indian Agency appeared before the Yuma County Board of Supervisors requesting that the county take over and maintain the Parker Valley Highway extending from Parker southerly to U. S. 60 Highway near Ehrenberg. James Stewart, Superintendent, and Fred Baxter Engineer, for the Indian Service, were spokesmen for the group. After considerable discussion and upon motion the Yuma County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution stating that the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, had offered to complete the road which ran from a point just South of the Town of Parker, Yuma County, Arizona, where said road intersected with Highway 72 to the point where said road joined with U. S. Highway 60-70 in the vicinity of Ehrenberg, Yuma County, Arizona. The resolution further stated that upon completion of the road the Bureau of Indian Affairs desired to transfer said road and right-of-way to Yuma County, providing that Yuma County would be willing to make the necessary application and legalize said road as a County road and to thereafter forever maintain, control and police said road without help from the Bureau of Indian Affairs except for cooperative police protection. The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Clerk were authorized to enter into any agreements deemed necessary to carry out the purpose outlined in the resolution. Board members were: G. H. Strohm (Chairman), M. G. Miniken, and Otis Shipp.

Submitted by
Ginger Hamilton,
County Administration

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