Town Manager Speaks on Covid-19, PV Economy

Larry Tarkowski, the Prescott Valley Town Manager, spoke at a recent Early Bird Lion’s Club meeting and revealed how the town is doing these days.

Construction Keeps Pace with Growth

New building permits continue at a healthy pace, Tarkowski said, and have nearly caught up with the 2007 numbers tallied at the beginning of the economic downturn. During that time, the subdivisions of Mingus West, Granville, Pronghorn and Stoneridge have built up and continue building out to capacity. At the beginning of this year, Dorn Homes, along with Fain Signature Group, broke ground on Parke Place Talking Glass at the corner of Long Look Drive and Glassford Hill Road – a single-level, rental home community.

Corona Virus Won’t Stop PV Growth

The town continues to rely on sales tax revenues and despite Covid-19 restrictions, town reserves have held steady. Tarkowski noted that citizens haven’t suffered any gaps regarding essential services.

New residents continue moving into the area – notably from Phoenix, California, and Coconino County. Some folks may worry that water supplies could dwindle because of the population increase, but Tarkowski makes the assurance that town officials follow safe yield water management practices. For detailed information on safe yield, the Groundwater Management Act and the current state of the water supply within the Prescott Active Management Area, visit

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