Animal shelter update, water feature on Kingman council's agenda
KINGMAN - A proposed new animal shelter, the potential of starting a veterans court and the possible building of a splash pad are among the most interesting items in a loaded City Council agenda.
Tonight's meeting also includes discussion on possibly disbanding the Tourism Development Commission and the construction of railcar wheel park benches that would be donated by Nucor Steel and used at, appropriately enough, Locomotive Park.
The item that might most interest residents is a potential partnership between the city and the Venture Club of Kingman, which has asked to enter into an agreement with the city that could ultimately result in the construction of a splash pad at a Kingman park.
The water park will use stored potable water that will be repurposed to water the park's grass, according to staff.
The city's Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously support the effort.
City Manager John Dougherty will provide an update on ongoing plans to build a new animal shelter in the region that would replace the inadequate current facility.
The joint effort includes the city, Mohave County, Bullhead City and the Western Arizona Humane Society, which manages the shelter through contracts with the county and cities.
Lake Havasu City Municipal Court Judge Mitch Kaluali started the county's first veterans court - which works with military veterans involved in minor run-ins with the law - late in 2013. Since then, the program has expanded. The City Council could decide to participate.
In a somewhat related matter, the Council could go into closed session in order to discuss applicants hoping to replace Kingman Municipal Court Magistrate Kathy McCoy, who's stepping down at the end of June after 30 years on the bench.
Tonight's meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in Council chambers at City Hall, 310 N. Fourth Street.