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Three ‘River View’ roads cause headaches for 911
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:35

There are three streets in and around Camp Verde named River View Drive, which has raised safety concerns over possible mistakes when 911 operators dispatch emergency services.The road leading into Beasley Flat, a part of Prescott National Forest, has access to the Verde River and fishing and picnic areas with views of caves on the other side. Currently parts of the road are known as Beasley Flat Road, while others are River View Drive. To avoid dispatch confusion, as there are two other River View Drives in Camp Verde, the road may be renamed Beasley Flat Road from end to end.

Only one of those roads is actually in the incorporated limits of Camp Verde, the other two are near Camp Verde but are actually in unincorporated areas of Yavapai County.


The Camp Verde Town Council this month voted 4-3 against renaming the road that is in town limits while the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted last week to change the name of one River View Drive to Beasley Flat Road.

Councilwoman Robin Whatley, who supported changing the name of the street, said it has caused problems in the past when it comes to emergency response.

“They have been dispatched to the wrong location on more than one occasion,” Whatley said.

Jenna Owens, with the Camp Verde Community Development Department, said that the town was contacted by Toni Ketchum, Yavapai County 911 coordinator, about the possible safety issues.

To read the full story, see the Wednesday, July 30, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.

 

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