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October 15, 2021
 
TIER 3 PUBLIC NOTICE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for Hunter Water
Hunter Water-Town of Duncan Water System, PWS 06-009, recently violated a drinking water standard for the past year, and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have the right to know what happened and what we did to correct this situation.
The water system is required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether your drinking water meets health standards. During the compliance period of July 2019, we did not test for Coliform Bacteria and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.
What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do currently.
The table below lists the contaminant we did not properly test for last year, how often we are supposed to sample for this contaminant and how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which follow up samples will be taken.
Contaminant: Coliform Bacteria
Required sampling frequency: 1. Sample every month
Number of samples taken: 0
When the sample should have been taken: July 2019
When the sample was taken: August 2019
What happened? What is being done?
The Coliform Bacteria sample was not taken in July 2019 but was taken in August of 2019 and was monitored closely since.
For more information, please contact Jack Cullum at 520-559-6471.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by; Hunter Water
State Water System ID#: AZ0406009
Date distributed: 10/14/2021
 

October 15, 2021

Town of Duncan
506 SE Old West Highway
Duncan, AZ 85534
PUBLIC NOTICE
This Notice is provided as a courtesy announcement to the members of the General Public that members of the Duncan Common Council will be attending Richard Billingsley’s Memorial Services. A quorum of the Council may be present. No Town business will be discussed and No action will be taken. The event details are as follows:

Event: Richard Billingsley Memorial
Date: October 23, 2021
Place: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1005 Fairgrounds Rd., Duncan, AZ 85534
Time: 11:00 a.m. 

POSTING CERTIFICATION OF THIS NOTICE
The Undersigned hereby certifies that a copy of the attached notice and agenda were duly posted by 9 a.m. on October 15, 2021 in the Town’s designated posting locations pursuant to the Town’s website, and by 9 p.m. on October 15, 2021 on the Town’s website and Facebook page.

[Signed]Brianne N. McGrath, Assistant Clerk

 

October 15, 2021

Town of Duncan
506 SE Old West Highway
Duncan, AZ 85534
PUBLIC NOTICE
This Notice is provided as a courtesy announcement to the members of the General Public that members of the Duncan Common Council will be attending Canyonlands Pharmacy Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting. A quorum of the Council may be present. No Town business will be discussed and No action will be taken. The event details are as follows:

Event: Canyonlands Pharmacy Grand Opening
Date: October 27, 2021
Place: Canyonlands Pharmacy, Fairgrounds Rd., Duncan, AZ 85534
Time: 3-5 p.m.

POSTING CERTIFICATION OF THIS NOTICE
The Undersigned hereby certifies that a copy of the attached notice and agenda were duly posted by 9 a.m. on October 15, 2021 in the Town’s designated posting locations pursuant to the Town’s website, and by 9 p.m. on October 15, 2021 on the Town’s website and Facebook page.

[Signed]Brianne N. McGrath, Assistant Clerk

 

October 15, 2021

Town of Duncan
506 SE Old West Highway
Duncan, AZ 85534
PUBLIC NOTICE
This Notice is provided as a courtesy announcement to the members of the General Public that members of the Duncan Common Council will be attending Canyonlands Pharmacy Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting. A quorum of the Council may be present. No Town business will be discussed and No action will be taken. The event details are as follows:

Event: Veteran’s Day Parade
Date: November 13, 2021
Place: American Legion and Parade Route, 100 High St., Duncan, AZ 85534
Time: 11:00 11 a.m.

POSTING CERTIFICATION OF THIS NOTICE
The Undersigned hereby certifies that a copy of the attached notice and agenda were duly posted by 9 a.m. on October 15, 2021 in the Town’s designated posting locations pursuant to the Town’s website, and by 9 p.m. on October 15, 2021 on the Town’s website and Facebook page.

[Signed]Brianne N. McGrath, Assistant Clerk

 

August 19, 2021

From the Office of the Mayor, Town of Duncan

Greetings,

We acknowledge that there are those of you that are unhappy with our decision to accept Mr. Basteen’s resignation as our interim Town Manager. It is human to show compassion and empathy for his situation and we recognize that he has done a lot of good for the community since 2009.

We understand how important communication and transparency are to our wonderful community during to our time of transition. We ask that you are patient with our new management team. There is a lot for them to digest and fix and there is a finite amount of time, energy and resources. We can spend that on distractions or we can focus our energies on solving the problems. While everything looks chaotic right now, essential Town services are still ongoing.

We decided to retain the services of Philip Cushman as our Interim Town Manager. He is a retired U.S. Marine who served 22 years in the Infantry and is a combat Veteran. Furthermore, he is a native of Quartzsite, Arizona, a small, rural town much like our own. More important, he has served several other small, rural communities in Arizona as their interim Town Manager in similar situations. He come to us highly recommended by the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, the Municipal Risk Pool, and many other elected and appointed officials.

The Council-Manager form of municipal government is one of the most effective because it allows professional, financially accountable, and operationally effective management to operate the day-to-day functions of governance while the Council focuses on policy issues and on considering the concerns of our constituents. This system is designed to maximize the strengths of elected officials and local government professionals.

Mr. Cushman’s responsibilities are to manage the Town in accordance with our Municipal Code, lead us through our current situation, and help us to find a permanent Town Manager. As a professional manager, Mr. Cushman is bound by the ethics advocated by the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and the Arizona City/County Managers Association (ACMA).

Again, we thank you for your patience.

Anne Thurman

Mayor, Town of Duncan

 

August 19, 2021

The Duncan Town Council accepted the resignation of Interim Town Manager John Basteen and terminated Town Clerk Isabelle Blancarte in a public meeting on August 18, 2021. The resignation and termination took effect immediately.

I want to assure all the citizens of the town that these actions were taken in the best interests of the town’s recovery from financial problems brought to light last week. The council will move quickly to install new management that is qualified to lead the process of recovery and of planning into the future.

We ask for the community’s patience in this very short period of transition. To the best of the council’s and the town employees’ ability, we will continue to provide all essential town functions. We have reached out to professional associations to guide us in securing temporary help. We will quickly decide and announce a transition plan.

The deadline for payment of water/sewer bills is extended to August 26th. The extension applies to this month’s payment only.

I thank you in advance for your understanding and patience. We will work together to restore our town’s financial health as quickly as possible.

Anne Thurman

Mayor, Town of Duncan

Town Hall: 928-359-2791

March 9, 2021
Town of Duncan FY2020 Annual Financial Statements and Independent Auditors’ Report — click here to view