Council Memo

Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-1708 Authorizing Abandonment of the Easement as Recorded in Book 503 Pages 274-276 in the Office of the Yavapai County Recorder, Yavapai County, Arizona.


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  2. Ordinance No. 2020-1708 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. Vicinity Map

Document Comments

Recommended Action: MOVE to adopt Ordinance No. 2020-1708.


Item Summary


This item is to abandon an easement crossing Deep Well Ranch, which is no longer needed nor shall be needed by the City of Prescott.




1968               Harold James granted an Easement as recorded in Book 503 Pages 274-276 to County of Yavapai.


The easement document states under recitals – “The Grantee requires a right-of-way over and perpetual easement to a parcel of land belonging to the Grantor, upon which the Grantee may construct and maintain hereafter a public highway….”.    “The Grantor does hereby grant to the Grantee a perpetual easement for such purposes….”.


1970              Yavapai County recorded a Right of Way Map for College Road in Book 14 Page 69.


1998               Yavapai County submitted to the BLM and was granted Right of Way to construct Pioneer Parkway, instead of College Road.


2000               The Yavapai County was required by the BLM to relinquish the easement grant for College Drive which crossed BLM lands, as Pioneer Parkway was constructed instead.


2015               The City of Prescott annexed in the Deep Well Ranch parcel, which the 1968 Easement ran across.


2020               Deep Well Ranch requested the City to abandon the easement as it was no longer needed.


Financial Impact


There is no financial cost to the City for this abandonment.


Meeting History

Feb 11, 2020 3:00 PM  City Council Voting Meeting
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