City Holds Park Avenue Appreciation Celebration

In appreciation of the patience and understanding shown by residents of Park Avenue over the past year of construction, the City of Prescott and Fann Contracting , Inc., held a small celebration on Thursday, July 30 at Lincoln Elementary School.

Mayor Marlin Kuykendall gave the crowd gathered a brief overview of the project, which began construction on June 4, 2014, and was awarded to Fann Contracting for $5.4 million. Of that amount, $3.5 million was from the 1% Streets fund, $988k was from the water fund, and $944k was from the wastewater fund.

The Mayor praised all who worked on the project, noting it was substantially completed on June 30, 2015, on time and under budget.

Public Works Director Henry Hash praised all of the approximately 165 Park Avenue and adjacent residents for their cooperation and tolerance of the improvement project.

Teresa Bruso, Principal of Lincoln Elementary School during the design and construction of the project, thanked Fann Contracting for working with the school to coordinate their work schedule with the drop off and pick up times for the students.

Much of the lighthearted discussion at the celebration focused on the approximately 2,000 Cubic Yards of blue granite rock that was removed, which required the City Council to approve of the blasting for removal.