Residents at public meeting discuss incorporation of Golden Valley

KINGMAN -Golden Valley residents attended the Incorporate Golden Valley meeting Saturday at Valley Pioneer Water Company primarily in support of the community's incorporation. Chairman Henry Peairs Jr. said the meeting had the largest attendance they've had.

A total of 17 people brought questions for the board ranging from when the incorporation will go into effect and how much will it cost them.

Peairs said they do not have a projected budget for the proposed incorporation, but the incorporation would become effective once residents approve it and the Mohave County Board of Supervisors appoint an interim city council.

"We've got to get our ducks in order to make things happen," Peairs said. "That's what we're trying to do - make things happen."

Peairs provided a handout from the League of Arizona Cities and Town with numbers from similar-sized towns and cities.

Others in attendance expressed their desire for incorporation to control the growth of Golden Valley and keep it out of the hands of the Board of Supervisors, Kingman and developers.

Several board members and those in attendance expressed a need to strictly monitor the actions of the city council to prevent corruption.

He said getting the word out into the community is important for the incorporation to be approved by voters.

"It's going to be word of mouth that helps get this done," Peairs said.